RBC sweeps final winter JSZ Game Balls
Thanks again to all the great Shore Conference fans for voting each and every week for our Monmouth Building Center Game Balls. Our last winter winners were the RBC duo of Kevin Bauman and Amanda Hart. We spoke with both players as they were preparing for the upcoming state playoffs: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Nottingham’s Richie Jones wins the JSZ South Jersey Game Ball
Richie Jones has been the unsung hero in Nottingham’s 22-2 season. Jones is averaging 18 points and three 3FG a game this year. He scored 18 points against Our Savior New American (NY) on 2/10 to earn Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball top performance. In the Northstars latest 69-63 win over Ewing in the Mercer County Tournament Semifinal he scored 20 including three from beyond the arc and eclipsed the single season three point record as well as the career three point record for Nottingham. Richie Jones and the North Stars will face Trenton Catholic on 2/22 for the MCT Championship. Watch his acceptance: Take Our Poll Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pemberton’s Kaitlin Champion takes home South Jersey Game Ball
Kaitlin Champion put on a dazzling 17 point and 14 rebound performance against Williamstown on 2/10 to be Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball winner! Check out her acceptance speech below: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Meet JSZ’s two new Mid-State Game Ball winners: Amanda Kix and Naiya Jefferson
Naiya Jefferson of Immaculata HS won JSZ’s Mid-State Girls Game Ball after an outstanding performance two weeks ago against Gill St. Bernards. She scored 22 points and 5 three-pointers leading the Spartans to victory. Check out her game ball ceremony now: Take Our Poll Amanda Kix of Del Val HS won JSZ Mid-State Game Ball after hitting the game winner in the team’s victory of Warren Hills. This win sends the Lady Terriers to their program’s second Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex County Final in the school’s history. Check out Amanda’s ceremony now: Take Our Poll
Check out Trey Patterson’s Game Ball Ceremony Now!
Trey Patterson won JSZ’s Mid-State Game Ball after his outstanding performance last week against Montogmery. The 6’8′ freshman forward scored 24 points and had 7 rebounds in the team’s victory. Check out his game ball ceremony now: Take Our Poll Vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls now at: Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Point Pleasant Beach and Mater Dei win JSZ Game Balls
A special thanks to everyone who voted for last week’s Monmouth Building Center Game Balls. We stopped by Point Pleasant Beach and Mater Dei Prep to honor this week’s winners! Take Our Poll Congratulations to Mater Dei Prep’s Kyle Cardaci for winning our boys Game Ball. We presented the ball to Kyle following Mater Dei Prep’s quarterfinal win over Manasquan in the Shore Conference Tournament Take Our Poll Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Vote for Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball Now!
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Mid-State Girl Poll: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boy Poll: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Winners: Dan Banz – Bridgewater-Raritan Eric Schroeter – Voorhees Jenna Whelan – Bernards You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Vote for final edition of JSZ Shore Game Balls!
We have reached the final round of voting for basketball and Monmouth Building Center Game Balls. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will pay a visit to mid-week practice and honor this week’s winners! Thanks to all the great fans of the Shore Conference for voting each and every week! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Mabrey, Reid grab top honors at JSZ Basketball Banquet
Lights, Camera, Action! Before the big night begins we caught up with our Player of the Year finalists, the best dressed and get answers to burning questions from the best in the garden state. Check out post-banquet interviews with some of our All-State Stars and coaches, as well as, highlights from the first ever JSZ All-State Basketball Banquet: Dara Mabrey wins JSZ 2018 Miss Hoop Zone Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey led her team to a triple title: Shore Conference, state and Tournament of Champions winner. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo chronicles an amazing senior season: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Dara MabreyManasquan276294 Diamond MillerFranklin212838 Faith MasoniusManasquan27626 Tori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven18726 Leilani CorreaRutgers Prep41418 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day22313 Mikayla MarkhamSaint Rose1127 Lucy ThomasSaint Rose0146 Kylee WatsonMainland1014 Danielle RobinsonUniversity0011 A special thanks to the coaches and statewide media who vote for Miss Hoop Zone Coaches: Piscataway, Red Bank Regional, Mendham, Waldwick, Holmdel, Cherokee, Pascack Valley, Gloucester Catholic, Point Pleasant Beach, Southern Regional, Saint John Vianney, Barnegat, Ocean Township, Mater Dei Prep, RBC, Middletown South, Delaware Valley, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Bernards, Patrick School, Bishop Ahr, Passaic, Allentown, Hopewell Valley, Trenton Catholic, Franklin, Steinert, Rumson-Fair Haven, Middletown South Media: Sherlon Christie, Asbury Park Press, B. Gould, NJ.com, Jason Bernstein, NJ.com, GThing Basketball, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Alex Lorenzo, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Gregg Lerner, Shore Sports Network Meet JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone Finalists! Three outstanding players with bright futures ahead of them Naz Reid wins JSZ 2018 Mister Hoop Zone Roselle Catholic’s Naz Reid has claimed JSZ’s Player of the Year honor. The future LSU Tiger led the Lions to the Tournament of Champions title with spectacular play in March. Learn more about a future star in college basketball and beyond: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Naz ReidRoselle Catholic149565 Jahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic7141059 Jalen CareyMontclair Immaculate45931 Ron Harper, Jr.Bergen Catholic61323 Bryan AntoineRanney60321 Scottie LewisRanney24519 Tavon JonesLinden24115 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernards1218 Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic City1003 Dean Noll Shawnee0113 Thanks to the coaches and media who voted for our Mister Hoop Zone in 2018 Coaches: Union, Manasquan, Barnegat, Bergen Catholic, Delsea, Newark East Side, Watchung Hills, Roselle Catholic, Bishop Ahr, Matawan, Middletown North, Rumson-Fair Haven, Somerville, Don Bosco Prep, Bloomfield, Verona, Ranney, Hun School, West Milford, Central Regional, Montclair, Linden, River Dell, Notre Dame, Camden Catholic, Hopewell Valley, Saint Peter’s Prep, Media: Adam Zagoria, Sherlong Christie – Asbury Park Press, Jay Gomes, R. Greco, Coast to Coast, Dave’s Joint, Nj.Com, Rich Chrampanis JSZ, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Jay Cook JSZ Meet the other finalists for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone – two players destined to do great things next year in college hoops! Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team! NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Alexis AdamsSouth BrunswickBridgett AndreeTrinity HallDara MabreyManasquan - 2018 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Brelynn BellamySt. John VianneyDiamond MillerFranklin - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Julia CunninghamWatchung HillsSajada BonnerSt. John VianneyTori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven - 2018 JSZ Miss HZ Finalist Alexandra GeorgeOld TappanMadison DoringSt. John VianneyFaith MasoniusManasquan - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Camille GrayFranklinSarah KarpellSt. John Vianney Mya GrimesEwingMikayla MarkhamSaint Rose Nicole JohnsonEast BrunswickLovin MarsicanoSaint Rose Lindsey MackSecaucusLucy ThomasSaint Rose LaNiya MillerPiscatawayRose CaverlyRed Bank Catholic Lola MullaneyManasquanHayley MooreRed Bank Catholic Teresa OrtizUniversityKatie RiceRed Bank Catholic Danielle RobinsonUniversityLeilani CorreaRutgers Prep Kylee WatsonMainlandJahsyni KnightRutgers Prep Ryan WeiseAllentownMegan HornPingry Teresa WolakBridgewater-RaritanKaley RansomPingry Imani LewisLife Center Academy Jada Queen Trenton Catholic Kaela ReedTrenton Catholic Michelle SidorSaddle River Day Jaida PatrickSaddle River Day Sydney WatkinsSaddle River Day Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic CityPrecious AchiuwaSt. Benedict's PrepLester QuinonesSt. Benedict's Prep Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldSavior AkuwovoRanneyAhmadu SarnorRanney Dylan DeveneyShawneeBryan AntoineRanneyBrendan ThieleSt. Peter's Prep Aaron EstradaWoodburyAl-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolAndre ToureSt. Benedict's Prep Kyion FlandersWildwoodCartier BowmanNotre DameKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic Danny FrauenheimPoint Pleasant BeachAaron ClarkePope JohnJustin WinstonMontclair-Immaculate Steve GeisWallMarc DadikaSt. Mary's-Rutherford Corey GreerCamdenMarcellus EarlingtonDon Bosco PrepNaz ReidRoselle Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthCaleb FieldsWildwood CatholicJahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Jahid JenkinsNewark East SideZach FreemantleBergen CatholicJalen CareyMontclair-Immaculate - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Darell JohnsonNottinghamAlanzo FrinkRoselle Catholic Tavon JonesLindenRon Harper, Jr. Bergen Catholic Cliff JosephNottinghamAlex ImegwuSeton Hall Prep Jared KimbroughNeptuneKenny JonesMater Dei Prep Chris MannPhillipsburgLouis KingHudson Catholic Dean NollShawneeScottie LewisRanney Ian O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenValdir ManuelPatrick School BJ Saliba, Jr.HackensackAshton MillerSeton Hall Prep Atiba TaylorHackensackPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernards Myles ThompsonCamdenLuther MuhammadHudson Catholic 2018 JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year – thanks to everyone who voted!! 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Ranney rallies “Max Strong” in support of head coach
A lot of people would term Ranney’s 63-61 loss to Roselle Catholic in the Non-Public “B” state championship game as heartbreaking, but it’s easy for the Panthers to put into perspective. Just days before the state finals, Ranney head coach Tahj Holden learned that his 16-month-old son Max as diagnosed with pediatric neuroblastoma, a form of cancer. With his son having surgery the day before Ranney’s biggest game in school history, the Panthers showed that they are a tight-knit group on and off the court. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story in Toms River of how the Panthers are without a doubt “Max Strong” not just in Saturday’ state final, but throughout young Max’s battle against cancer: Coach Holden played high school basketball at Red Bank Regional before going on to the University of Maryland where he was a key contributor on the Terps 2002 national championship team. Holden was an assistant boys basketball coach at CBA before leading the Ranney program over the past three years. Over $130,000 has been raised via a GoFundMe page to help the Holden family with the medical expenses on the horizon. CLICK HERE to donate to Max Holden and his family
NJ Devils honor JSZ Top Goals from January at the Rock
Once again, the New Jersey Devils rolled out the red carpet for five New Jersey high school hockey players. JSZ brought the top five goal scorers captured by our cameras from January to the Prudential Center where Devils rookie Jesper Bratt met the players prior to New Jersey’s Sunday night game against the Boston Bruins. Bratt, a 19 year old from Sweden, has 12 goals for the Devils and enjoyed watching the Top 5 goals of January. After a group photo, the players were treated to dinner upstairs at the Prudential Center and tickets to the Devils/Bruins game. JSZ’s Top 5 goals were shown to the capacity crowd during the second intermission. JSZ’s Courtney Dupont was on hand to witness the excitement of an incredible experience provided by the Devils: To watch all five of our top goals and commentary from Jesper Bratt on every goal, watch the video below! JSZ’s partnership with the New Jersey Devils continues in March when we will honor the state’s top players at our JSZ hockey banquet. In addition to showing the Top 5 goals from the 2018 NJ high school hockey playoffs, we will have the top 25 players and we will honor them at the Prudential Center. Thanks again to the New Jersey Devils for supporting New Jersey high school hockey in a special way!
Brick Stars breaking barriers on the ice
Every Sunday morning at Ocean Ice Palace, former Point Pleasant Boro hockey coach Alex DePalma has two sessions where special needs kids get on the ice and learn to play hockey. The success of the Brick Stars hockey team is evident every Super Bowl Sunday when they go outdoors to Avon Pond to face the USA Wounded Warriors in the club’s biggest fundraiser. A number of Shore Conference hockey teams showed their support including CBA, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Boro, Saint Rose, and Wall. The Brick Stars are set to travel to Chicago to compete in the International Disabled Games. JSZ was honored to be able to capture the inspiring images of the Brick Stars and US Wounded Warriors. Watch our story now! To learn more about the Brick Stars visit their website HERE:
The Layup of a Lifetime for RFH’s Velcamp
Jack Velcamp stands 4-foot-3, but anyone in Rumson can tell you that he’s a giant on the RFH campus. The student manager for the football and boys basketball teams for the past eight years, Velcamp did not wear his familiar suit during Thursday’s home game against Holmdel. Coach Chris Champeau helped Jack achieve his dream of suiting up for the Bulldogs. On Senior Night, Velcamp was part of the starting lineup for the 14-1 Shore Conference power. He brought the house down with a layup that has made the rounds on social media. JSZ’s Jay Cook tells us the story behind the layup of a lifetime: Thank you to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for making our coverage of RFH sports possible and give us the ability to tell great stories like Jack’s!
Devils honor JSZ Plays of the Month winners with special night
The New Jersey Devils gave a memorable experience to five high school hockey players who were selected as our December Plays of the Month winners. It started with a pre-game visit by Devils left wing Miles Wood, who watched JSZ’s Top 5 goals of the month and gave running commentary as the players watched on. Following some pictures with Wood, the players and their guests went upstairs for a dinner at the suite level and then got a chance to watch the Devils 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center. The other big highlight of the evening was JSZ’s Top 5 Hockey Goals from December shows on the world’s largest in-arena scoreboard during the second intermission. JSZ thanks the New Jersey Devils for partnering with us to bring a new level of coverage and excitement to New Jersey high school hockey. Relive the special night in our feature story:
Coaches vs. Cancer hits home for Central’s Mike Clemente
It was the perfect script for the Central Regional. Coming into its game against Point Pleasant Beach with a 3-10 record against one of the Shore’s top teams, things looked bleak when Walter Maldonado turned the ball over in the final minute of a 44-44 game. Maldonado got redemption when he stole a pass and delivered a game-winning layup with just one second left on the clock in a 46-44 stunner. But the upset victory paled in comparison to much bigger wins for the Central Regional basketball program. The Point Beach triumph was part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Showcase which raised money for Monmouth Medical Center’s Cancer Services Program in Long Branch. Central head coach Mike Clemente was diagnosed with mediastinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma last summer and battled through five months of intense chemotherapy. The fact that he’s on the sidelines leading his team is more remarkable than any win on the court. JSZ’s Jay Cook shows the emotional and inspiring story of how basketball and his team helped Mike Clemente score the biggest win of his life: Watch highlights of Central Regional’s 46-44 win against Point Pleasant Beach in Bayville:
Andree is Monarchs Hoops Pioneer
The Shore Conference has some of the elite non-public teams not only in the state of New Jersey but the entire nation. Bridget Andree could have easily been a key part of one of the superpower teams on the Jersey Shore, but her choice to attend Trinity Hall is one that she does not regret one moment. Bridget has helped make the Monarchs a program on the rise. With 18 wins last year and a perfect 12-0 record in her senior season, Andree is the main cog of a team that has a strong foundation thanks in large part to her efforts. On Friday night, Andree became the first ever 1,000 point scorer in Trinity Hall’s short history as she had 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 46-38 win over Monmouth Regional. Watching her teammates quickly flock to her to celebrate her milestone moment and the fact that nearly the entire school packed the St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church gym to witness history is a testament to the effect she has had on the entire school. With a perfect 4.0 GPA and serving as the student body president, Andree’s set a high bar for what it means to be a student-athlete. You won’t hear much bragging from Bridget, but JSZ’s Jay Cook paints the picture of what she means to Trinity Hall: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition
McKenzie’s return to the mat helps Bergen Catholic earn #1 national ranking
The saga surrounding Bergen Catholic junior Josh McKenzie has been well documented. McKenzie made headlines as a young teenager with an unrelenting desire to compete, and it translated into him being one of the most talked about athletes in state history. McKenzie was the number one ranked incoming freshman football player and wrestler in the country before joining Bergen Catholic in 2014 — surely lofty rankings to carry around. But so far in the 2017-2018 season, the fruits of his labors have seemed to pay off. The Crusader junior helped lead the Crusaders’ football team to a 44-7 state over North Jersey rivals St. Peter’s Prep in December en route to their first state championship in 13 years. McKenzie then followed it up going 3-0 at The Who’s No. 1 Duals this past weekend in Oradell against national competition. He notched two pins and a 5-2 decision after not wrestling for nearly 11 months as the Crusaders handily defeated the No. 1 team in America, Blair Academy. Watch the feature by JSZ’s Jay Cook about the wild last two months of McKenzie’s scholastic athletic career and the impact he’s had on all of Bergen Catholic: JSZ’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Their locations in Paramus and Summit are the reason we can bring you highlights and features of Bergen Catholic and Summit High all year long!
Don Bosco’s Earlington commits to Saint John’s
Marcellus Earlington has made a verbal commitment to play Division I college basketball in the Big East for coach Chris Mullin and Saint John’s University. Earlington made the announcement on his Twitter page: Committed #Goredstorm pic.twitter.com/OtpxZEiUMx — Marcellus Earlington (@realdealcellus) February 28, 2018 Earlington made the difficult decision of choosing basketball over football following his senior season on the gridiron. Earlington is currently averaging 21.2 points per game for an Ironmen team that won the Bergen County Jamboree and is in the midst of competing for a Non-Public “A” state championship. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 18 points per game last season as Don Bosco reached the Tournament of Champions final. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Earlington’s senior campaign:
Hudson Catholic & Jelly Fam’s Jahvon Quinerly Commits to Villanova – Watch Senior Season Highlights
Hudson Catholic’s 5-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly has found his college home. The senior point guard announced his commitment to play for Coach Jay Wright and The Villanova Wildcats Wednesday morning via his twitter page. For Quinerly, the decision comes after a decommitting from The University of Arizona in October amid a FBI Probe involving bribery in College Basketball. Quinerly, a member of the Jelly Fam, has steered Hudson Catholic to a 17-4 record so far this season and his hoping to guide The Hawks to a Non-Public Title and Tournament of Champions victory. Jersey Sports Zone has exciting highlights from Jahvon’s senior season. Watch below! Dreams Do Come True 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/DQ0Vsl4bOJ — Jahvon Quinerly (@RealJahvonQ) February 14, 2018 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Eight SJV Lancers sign to play college football
The Saint John Vianney football program has won 41 games over the past four years. The class of 2018 had a huge impact in the rise of SJV as one of the best teams in the Shore Conference and the state. JSZ was on hand for the Lancers Signing Day ceremony. Congratulations to the following players and watch our story below: SJV Football Signees Haaziq Daniels (Edison) – United States Air Force Academy Nick Densieski (Freehold) – Pace University Dominick Spano (Freehold) – Stonehill College Zyaire Sterling (Keyport) – Wesleyan University Dylan Stoppiello (Union Beach) – Kean University Donovan Reiser (Aberdeen) – Sacred Heart University Josiah Walker (East Windsor) – Mayville State University Sam East (Jackson) – Gannon University Two members of SJV’s girls soccer team signed National Letters of Intent: Riley Schykerynec (left) – William Paterson, Cameran Cox – LaSalle
Bergen Catholic’s Jean-Baptiste Chooses Ohio State – Watch Senior Season Highlights on JSZ
4-Star Outside Linebacker Javontae Jean-Baptiste’s college decision came down to the wire, and in the end the No. 16 ranked OLB in America chose to head north to Columbus, Ohio and play for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Jean-Baptiste chose Ohio State over fellow Big-10 foe Nebraska, Virginia Tech, and Texas A&M. Before Javontae’s senior season at Bergen Catholic, he told JSZ he wanted to “win a championship and become of the best outside linebackers in the country.” Those wishes rang true, as Jean-Baptiste’s career was capped off by a Bergen Catholic State Championship victory at MetLife Stadium, and now a commitment to The Ohio State University on National Signing Day. Watch Highlights from Javontae’s senior season below. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Equinox is the reason we can bring you great Crusaders highlights and features all year long Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Manasquan’s Masonius commits to Marlyand
Faith Masonius is in the midst of a sensational junior season at Manasquan averaging 20.4 points and 9.5 rebounds a game for New Jersey’s top-ranked team. She made some big noise off the court when she announced via Twitter her verbal commitment to play at the University of Maryland: Excited to announce I am taking my basketball career and furthering my education at The University of Maryland🐢🏀💛❤️🖤#fearthetutle #goterps pic.twitter.com/DZBZT0ut76 — Faith Masonius (@FMasonius) January 23, 2018 Masonius is joining one of the top women’s basketball programs in the country. The Terps are three-time defending Big Ten champions and reached the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2014 and 2015. Maryland is currently ranked 14th in the latest AP Top 25 with a 17-3 record. Jersey Sports Zone has captured all of Faith’s big moments over the past three seasons at Manasquan. Watch her highlight reel and see what’s to come for this talented junior when she arrives in College Park, Maryland in 2019:
Don Bosco’s Tyler Friday chooses Ohio State
Don Bosco Prep defensive end Tyler Friday was one of the New Jersey’s top uncommitted players in the class of 2018, but he’s off the board. Making his announcement on Friday afternoon at school, Friday announced he will play in the Big Ten for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Friday chose to play for head coach Urban Meyer over Michigan, Penn State, UCLA and Miami. He is a four-star recruit that was ranked as the #2 prospect in New Jersey and a top 100 national player by a number of recruiting services. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of the newest Ohio State Buckeye: Committed‼️‼️ OHIO STATE wassgood ? 😎💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/UMQrgPT3wj — Big Smooth (@almighty_ty5) January 19, 2018
Oweh chooses Penn State over Ohio State
Blair Academy defensive end Jayson Oweh made his college choice on live national television. During the Under Armour All-American game, Oweh made his announcement at the the end of the third quarter. Surrounded by his family, Oweh put on the hat of the Penn State Nittany Lions. Jayson chose to play in Happy Valley over Ohio State. Still new to the game of football, Oweh vaulted to one of the nation’s top defensive prospects. Jersey Sports Zone named Jayson the Prep School Defensive Player of the Year. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont profiles the newest member of the Penn State football program:
Watch Coverage of First Ever Early Signing Day on JSZ
JSZ takes you around the Garden State for full coverage of the first ever early signing period. Stay tuned for highlights and interviews uploaded throughout the day. If you have any pictures that you would like to share email firstname.lastname@example.org DePaul Catholic High School It was a special season in Wayne as DePaul Catholic went 8-3 and captured a Non-Public Group 3 State Title. Three Spartan seniors decided to sign their national letters of intent in the the early signing period. LB/RB Vinnie DePalma, signed to play in the ACC at Boston College, while Lineman Anthony Marinelli will make a short trip to The Bronx and play for the Fordham Rams. OL/DL Khris Banks made his commitment to the Temple Owls official on wednesday morning. Watch signing day coverage from DePaul Catholic below! Lakewood High School At Lakewood High, the tradition of Piners signing national letters of intent continues. DL John Lezin is on his way to the University of Maine and OL Jean Paul Rodriguez is bound for Temple. Watch a special ceremony hosted by head football coach LJ Clark: Rumson-Fair Haven RFH defensive end Elijah McAllister announced his college choice with a video announcement produced by Jersey Sports Zone. Watch McAllister’s decision to attend Vanderbilt University: Bergen Catholic Bergen Catholic Signing Day: Johnny Langan (Boston College), Isaiah Givens (Stony Brook), Dylan Classi (Princeton) Mater Dei Prep Mater Dei Prep quarterback George Pearson signs with Central Michigan Saint John Vianney Saint John Vianney linebacker Johnny Buchanan signs with Delaware Saint Joe’s-Montvale St. Joe-Montvale signings (left to right): NicK Patti, Pittsburgh, Faraad McCombs, Columbia, Evan Stewart, Boston College Paramus Catholic Four sign at Paramus Catholic: Jan Maciejewski (Lehigh), Jarrett Paul (Rutgers), Henry Pearson (Appalachian State), Bartek Rybka (Lehigh) Vineland Vineland Signing Day: Nihym Anderson (Maryland), Isaih Pacheco (Rutgers), Noah Sansalone (Bucknell)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jkz05DCxF4 Holy Spirit Holy Spirit’s Josh Zamot signs with Stony Brook Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
RFH’s Elijah McAllister makes his college choice
Elijah McAllister came back from two torn ACL’s and a shift from offense to defense to arrive at this moment. The Rumson-Fair Haven defensive end had over 25 Division I offers and had a final four of Michigan State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Boston College. McAllister got together with Jersey Sports Zone so we could produce his formal announcement on Signing Day: Congratulations to Elijah on his selection. JSZ enjoys saluting all of the athletes we cover and all the hard work and sacrifices they make to arrive at Signing Day and getting the chance to compete at the Division I level in all sports. If you’re a Division I athlete who wants a video announcement of their commitment, just reach out to the JSZ team and we’ll continue to make great memories and go beyond the score! Elijah was a member of the 2017 JSZ All-Zone team at defensive end: Jersey Sports Zone talked with Elijah prior to his senior season about his comeback from two torn ACL’s: