NJ trio commits to Boston hockey powers
Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco hockey share the headlines with two of the state’s top players committing to play Division I hockey in Boston. Watch JSZ highlight reels of Aram Minnetian and Don Bosco’s Sal Guzzo and Drew Forstescue. Click on the story to find out where they will be playing in college! August 1 is not usually a hockey headline day but two of New Jersey’s best on the ice made commitments to elite Division I programs. Aram Minnetian, Begen Catholic – Boston College commit Considered a 5-star prospect, Minnetian scored 29 goals in his freshman and sophomore campaigns with Bergen Catholic. Selected for the US National Development Under 17 team, Minnetian was also drafted in the OHL in the 7th round by the London Knights. He joins a Boston College program that is perenially a top-10 ranked team, finishing 6th in the final national poll of the 2021 season after a 17-6-1 campaign. Check out Minnetian’s magic during his two seasons at Bergen Catholic: Drew Fortescue, Don Bosco Prep – Boston College commit The Ironmen blueliner will join Boston College – giving his commitment one day after Guzzo and Minnetian. The 6’3 junior had a 1 goal, 2 assist effort against Gloucester Catholic in the Gordon Cup finals. Fortescue is on the US National Development Under 17 team. Check out Fortescue’s offensive-minded highlights from his sophomore campaign: Sal Guzzo, Don Bosco Prep – Harvard commit Like Minnnetian, Guzzo is a part of the US National Development Under 17 team along with teammates Ryan Fine and Fortescue. Guzzo had 12 goals and 19 assists in just over a season playing for the Ironmen. Guzzo gives his verbal commitment to play in Boston at Harvard. Check out Sal’s memorable moments from his first two seasons at Don Bosco:
Top 10 Games Hockey Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020-21 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 hockey games captured by JSZ cameras! There were no state playoffs and no trips to the Rock on the ice in 2021, but the New Jersey high school hockey season provided plenty of championship moments thanks to Conference cups. JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season: #10 Manasquan scores late to earn tie at RFH Michael Farinacci scored with 28 seconds to go in regulation to give Manasquan a 2-2 with Rumson-Fair Haven in a matchup of two Shore Conference powers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the action of a great game at the Red Bank Armory: #9 Gloucester Catholic opens the season with an upset The Rams opened the 2021 season with a statement. GC’s 3-2 over Bergen Catholic sparked a 10-2 season and a trip to the Gordon Cup finals. Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: #8 Alvino Stops 40 in McInnis Cup Final Glen Rock’s Mack Alvino was sensational in a 4-0 shutout over Livingston to earn the McInnis Cup. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: #7 Gloucester Catholic Reaches Gordon Cup Final The Rams made history in a 4-1 win over Seton Hall Prep to reach the Gordon Cup championship for the first time. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was there for the big moment: #6 CBA 3 Don Bosco Prep 3 On a snowy night in North Jersey, the Colts rallied from 3-1 down to earn an early season draw against the eventual Gordon Cup champs. Colin Grable came through with the equalizer. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the action from North Jersey #5 Seton Hall Prep ends long skid against Delbarton For 15 years, Delbarton’s icers had the number of Seton Hall Prep until the Pirates put forth an impressive 5-1 win over the then #5 ranked team in the state. JSZ’s Jay Cook was there for the big moment for SHP #4 Don Bosco Prep Dominates in Gordon Cup Title Game While there was no state championship, the Ironmen left no doubt who the top-ranked hockey team was in 2021 following a 5-0 win against Gloucester Catholic. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand for the Gordon Cup championship #3 Mountain Lakes Wins Haas Cup in OT Aiden Ready delivered the game-winner in overtime to give Mountain Lakes a 3-2 win over Mount Olive in the Haas Cup title game. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand for the championship drama #2 Silverman Wins Kelly Cup in Double OT The Kelly Cup became a marathon in a back and forth epic game between Governor Livingston and Cranford. Brady Silverman scored the game-winner in double overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on hand for an epic battle #1 Ducalo Wins CVC with 0.1 on the Clock Robbinsville’s Mitchell Ducalo had the closest thing to a hockey buzzer-beater when he scored with 0.1 on the clock to give the Ravens a 5-4 win over Notre Dame to claim the CVC championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the incredible finish
NJ Devils honor top JSZ Goals + Save from HS Playoffs
The New Jersey Devils showcased the Top Goals and Save from the high school hockey playoffs during their win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center. Watch five great goals captured by JSZ cameras! The New Jersey Devils continue to support New Jersey high school hockey during the pandemic. For the second time this season, the Devils showcased top goals by JSZ cameras during the season. The second edition featured the top goals of the high school playoffs along with the top save. The goals were shown during the Devils win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center: Check out the Top 5 Goals and the Top Save from this past high school ice hockey season courtesy of @JSZ_Sports! pic.twitter.com/12mCoucwR0— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 27, 2021 Watch all the goals and the great save with slo-mo replays: The JSZ Goal of the Year and Save of the Year based on fan voting earned one of the spots in the Top 5. The other goals were chosen by the Devils and JSZ. We look forward to next season when players will be able to return to the Rock and see their goal on the jumbotron and meet a Devils player before the game who watches the goals and breaks them down. Congratulations to Michael Volpi and AJ Schauder for winning this year’s post-season polls: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Here’s our first edition of NJ Devils Top Goals from the regular season:
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – check out all the highlight videos from a great 2021 season. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team It might have been a shortened season, but New Jersey high school hockey delivered plenty of exciting moments and stellar play across the state. Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce its 2021 All-Zone hockey team honoring the best players in the state. Click on each players name below to watch their highlight reel. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsPlayer of the Year Mack Alvino, Glen Rock Kareem Al-Azem, Morristown-BeardAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicMatteo Mancheno, WestfieldConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2021 JSZ POY Ben Kopacki, LakelandDrew Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepMichael Balzarotti, RidgeAram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Zach McErlain, Gloucester CatholicColin Grable, CBANate Block, Middletown SouthAidan Niceberg, Madison Luke McManus, Morristown-BeardZach Johnson, Gloucester CatholicRyan Bunting, Gloucester CatholicTrip Pendy, Delbarton Lukas Klemm, Don Bosco PrepMitchell Ducalo, RobbinsvilleBrett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Griffen O'Shaughnessy, Mountain LakesAidan D'Urso, Seton Hall Prep Ryan Rodrigues, Seton Hall Prep Patrick Reilly, CBARyan Fine, Don Bosco PrepBilly Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Connor Kaczmarek, St. Joe-MetuchenBrady Silverman, Governor Livingston Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardMick Thompson, Bergen Catholic Brian Kramer, Governor LivingstonZach Wagnon, CBA Ryan Kulaszewski, St. John VianneyBrendan Waivada, Seton Hall Prep Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year!
For high school athletes all across New Jersey and beyond, the 2021 winter season was unlike any other. But that doesn’t preclude us from bestowing the our top hockey honor – JSZ’s Hockey Player of the Year. Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Vote for the 2021 JSZ Hockey Goal and Save of the Year!
The cups have been handed out, and now it’s time to vote on the top JSZ hockey moments of 2021! We have polls up for Goal of the Year (second half of the season) and Save of the Year (entire season). Vote as often as you’d like, before our polls close at 3pm on Sunday. Take Our Poll In case you missed it, check out our Top Goals from the first half of the season below. The players were honored virtually by the New Jersey Devils! Take Our Poll
Ridge wraps up 2021 hockey season with Skyland Cup
The 2021 New Jersey high school hockey comes to a close with the final Cup title game. JSZ has the highlights of Ridge’s win over Hunterdon Central for the Skyland Cup. Get your All-Access pass to watch the final game of the year! Ridge 3 Hunterdon Central 1 | Skyland Cup Final Matt Balzarotti had […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 3.4 JSZ Hockey Cup Championship Highlights
It’s championship Thursday on the ice and JSZ brings you highlights from five Cup championship games at Codey Arena in Essex County and Mennen Arena in Morristown. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all the action! Don Bosco Prep 5 Gloucester Catholic 0 | Gordon Cup Championship Don Bosco Prep hushed the doubters and […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Morris Knolls Hockey Advances to Mennen Cup Final
Morris Knolls 4 Randolph 1 | Mennen Cup Semifinals Reigning Public A state champion Morris Knolls (5-5) defeated Randolph (2-3-1) 4-1 to advance to the Mennen Cup final. The Golden Eagles took a commanding 3-1 lead after the first period and would control the tempo for most of the matchup. Andrew Ryan finished with a […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Gloucester Catholic Advances to Gordon Cup Final
Gloucester Catholic 4 Seton Hall Prep 1 | Gordon Cup Semifinal For the first time in program history, Gloucester Catholic is heading to the Gordon Cup final. The Rams knocked off the Pirates in the semifinal round thanks to goals from Dylan Koski, Ryder Wicken and Jake Grace. Grace also added an empty net goal […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 2.25 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The Gordon Cup is underway while the public schools gear up for their Cup tournaments next week. JSZ has a pair of outstanding matchups on the ice! (3) Don Bosco Prep 4 (6) Delbarton 1 | Gordon Cup Quarterfinal Don Bosco was missing three of their top players Thursday night but didn’t miss a single […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Lakeland Leaves No Doubt in Big Win over Mahwah
Lakeland continues to bolster their resume as the top public school team in the entire state. The Lancers secured a 5-1 over Mahwah Wednesday night after five different skaters (Brendan Davison, Joey Cole, Brian Cole, Joey Szanto, Joey Wogisch) lit the lamp. Ben Kopacki, one of New Jersey’s top goaltenders, made 12 saves in the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Cavendish dishes 4 point night to give South Middletown bragging rights
Aiden Cavendish had two goals and two assists to give Middletown South a 4-1 win over Middletown North. Get your All-Access pass to watch one of New Jersey high school hockey’s best rivalries Middletown South 4 Middletown North 1 Aiden Cavendish was involved in all four Middletown South goals with two goals and two assists […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 2.19 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ brings you three Friday night games from the ice, including top-ranked Gloucester Catholic, a top-5 showdown between #3 CBA and 4th-ranked Seton Hall Prep, along with the Madison Dodgers looking to continue their red hot play. Watch it all now with your JSZ All-Access pass! CBA 4 Seton Hall Prep 4 Aidan D’Urso scored […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
RFH Hockey remains unbeaten with crosstown rival win
Jersey Sports Zone brings you Wednesday night hockey from the Red Bank Armory as Rumson-Fair Haven stays unbeaten after a 6-1 win over Red Bank Regional. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch the exciting action! Rumson-Fair Haven 6 Red Bank Regional 1 Brett Pritchard scored a pair of goals for the third straight game […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Ryan’s last-second goal gives Manasquan a 3-3 tie at Midd. South
For the second time this season, the Manasquan Warriors pulled the goalie in the final seconds to earn a tie on the road. JSZ has the exciting highlights between Manasquan and Middletown South Manasquan 3 Middletown South 3 Braden Ryan’s goal with 12.9 seconds left gave Manasquan a dramatic 3-3 tie with Shore Conference foe […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Gloucester Catholic Stays Hot with Fifth Straight Gordon Win
It’s not very often we see South Jersey teams rise to the top of the Gordon Conference, but that’s exactly what’s happening in 2021. Gloucester Catholic’s run of red-hot play continued into Monday afternoon’s showdown where Ryder Wicken’s two third-period goals broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Rams a win over Seton Hall Prep. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Westfield hockey notches Cranford for back to back wins
Westfield 3 Cranford 1 Westfield (6-1-1) picked up their second straight win following a 3-1 victory over Cranford (1-4). Spencer Brown, John McDonald and Greg Oliveri all found net for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfiel coverage. To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
RFH’s Offense Shines in Barnburner vs. Midd. South
After enduring a pair of stoppages during the season and another pair of ties, Rumson-Fair Haven was looking for a true offensive outburst that has eluded them thus far in 2021. The Bulldogs got that on Thursday night when they exploded for a season-high five goals to take down a state-ranked Middletown South team, 5-3. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Seton Hall Prep Stuns Delbarton, Ends 15-Year Losing Streak
Throw the records out whenever Gordon Conference opponents meet on the ice because you never know what can happen. Seton Hall Prep proved that statement to be true Wednesday night when the Pirates ended a 15-year losing streak to Delbarton after a rousing 5-1 win. Dale Campbell netted a pair of goals, while Brendan Waivada, […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 2.8 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you another great evening of ice hockey action from around the Garden State. Check out our 2.8 coverage below! Gloucester Catholic 3 Pope John 2 The Lions fought back to tie the game twice, but the Rams emerged victorious in this Gordon Conference clash. Tyler Carter, Billy Sheridan […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 2.5 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
What better way to kick off the weekend than with a pair of rivalry games on the ice? JSZ has highlights from Gordon Conference and Mennen Division action. Stay tuned for our coverage and enjoy! Bergen Catholic 4 Don Bosco 2 Bergen Catholic secured their biggest win of the 2021 season Friday night on the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
CBA, Don Bosco Skate to Tie in Quest for No. 1 Ranking
Not even a blustery winter blizzard could stop this game from happening – literally. With limited opportunities to get games in as COVID-19 protocols and weather delays are becoming more prevalent, New Jersey’s two best hockey teams didn’t miss the chance for their one and only meeting in 2021. Christian Brothers Academy, the reigning Non-Public […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Gordon Conference Tie Between Hermits and Pirates
Seton Hall Prep 2 St. Augustine 2 Seton Hall Prep sophomore Thomas Klochkov scored with 25 seconds left as the Pirates battled to a tie with St. Augustine. Aidan D’Urso also scored for Seton Hall Prep (0-0-2). Deaglan Kelly scored both goals for the Hermits (1-2-1), while Matt Lynch made 34 saves in net. JSZ’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
History at West Essex: Jill Cosse Wins 500th Career Game
Landmark win totals on the high school level are made possible by three things: great coaching, dedicated student athletes and supportive administrations. It would be an understatement to say Jill Cosse has had all of that in her successful and impressive tenure as the head field hockey coach at West Essex. Cosse entered Tuesday’s game against Montclair Kimberley with 499 career wins and reached the milestone 500 career win mark thanks to an 8-0 victory over the Cougars. West Essex – the consensus No. 1 ranked team in New Jersey – improved to 5-0 on the young season. They’ve only allowed one goal all through two weeks of competition. Cosse celebrated the achievement with alumni, former players and loved ones in the stands rooting her on. Now in her 25th season, her career record stands at 500-41-12. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Girls Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is able to highlight one boys and one girls game per week thanks to our partnership with OceanFirst Bank. They’re dedicated to helping us showcase the top moments in New Jersey high school athletics!
Gov. Murphy Hopeful For Safe Return to NJ HS Sports
The Last Dance World Series accomplished plenty over its three-week stretch: seniors were given a final memory with their teams and a true state champion was crowned after spring sports were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the 222-team baseball tournament achieved another goal, as well. It’s now being viewed as a successful and potential blueprint for the safe return to high school sports in New Jersey. Prior to first pitch a the LDWS final, Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Paul Sarlo spoke with Jersey Sports Zone about how student-athletes can safely get back to playing scholastic sports in the fall and beyond. Both lawmakers are hopeful there will be official seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Trenton: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance World Series is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health – the tournament’s title sponsor.
Watch Thursday 10.31 JSZ Sectional Championship Field Hockey Highlights
Our cameras were on-hand for two playoff field hockey games around New Jersey. Eastern 8 Kingsway 1 | South Jersey Group 4 Championship The Vikings dominated the Dragons to clinch its 21st consecutive sectional championship. Eastern opened up a 3-0 lead heading into halftime. Tori Griffiths got Kingsway on the board to open the second half but the Vikings cut off the rally with a five-goal explosion to put the game out of reach. Sophomore Ryleigh Heck powered the Vikings offense, racking up four goals and an assist on the afternoon. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from McAleer Stadium: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care Shore Regional 4 Point Pleasant Boro 2 | North 2 Group 1 Championship Lily Santi had a hat trick to give her 59 goals for the season as the Blue Devils defend their North 2 Group 1 title with a hard-fought win over a Shore Conference foe. Jordan Carr had two first-half goals to give Point Boro a 2-1 lead at the half. Shore was able to get numerous penalty corners and drew even on a Ryan Malfa goal in the second half. Santi gave Shore a 3-2 lead on a penalty stroke and added one more late. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training in Tinton Falls for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Shore Regional Blue Devils. Shore field hockey is fueled by RYPT!
Middle Township Gets Past Gateway to Open State Field Hockey Playoffs
Middle Twp. 2 Gateway 0 – S.J. Group 1 Quarterfinal Kate Herlihy scored a pair of goals to lead the top-seeded Panthers to victory. Dakota Ludman and Caroline Gallagher picked up the assists. Marti Grassia kept the eighth-seeded Gators in the game, making 19 saves in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cape May Court House:
Rumson-Fair Haven Advances to SCT Final
Rumson-Fair Haven 1 Southern 0 The third-seeded Bulldogs upset the second-seeded Rams in a Shore Conference Tournament semifinal. Eliana Swell scored the only goal of the game off a penalty corner early in the first half. Ceci Newman earned the shutout in the cage. RFH advances to face Shore in the SCT final on Sunday at Monmouth University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Manahawkin:
Maguire, McCooey score hat tricks to get RFH field hockey 10th win
JSZ brings you some Monday night field hockey out of the Shore Conference. Rumson-Fair Haven scores a 7-0 win at home over Manasquan to reach the 10-win mark. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Manasquan 0 It was senior night at RFH, but a pair of underclassmen stole the show. Junior Meadow Maguire had three goals and two assists and sophomore Grace Anne McCooey added a hat trick of her own. Maguire, a Princeton commit has two older sisters playing Big Ten lacrosse at Maryland and Iowa. RFH is now 10-4 and will play Wall in the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament.
Salem Has Unfinished Business in South Jersey Group 1
The Rams have been to a sectional final in two of the last three seasons, but Salem is still seeking its first South Jersey title since 1983. Salem’s senior-heavy squad is hoping to finish the job this fall. Elon recruit Josh Johnson is a force on the line and a leader for the Rams. Dashon Bundy and Kaciir Street are a pair of dynamic players who should see plenty of touches for Salem. JSZ’s Mike Frankel catches up with the Rams in our latest installment of Camp Countdown: Salem Rams 2019 Schedule Friday, August 30th – at Pleasantville Saturday, September 7th – vs. Cedar Creek Saturday, September 14th – vs. Schalick Saturday, September 21st – at Burlington City Saturday, October 5th – vs. Overbrook Friday, October 11th – at Glassboro Saturday, October 19th – vs. Audubon Saturday, October 26th – vs. Pennsville Saturday, November 2nd – at Penns Grove Thursday, November 28th – at Woodstown
RFH dominates to win sectional field hockey crown
Rumson-Fair Haven 5 Hackettstown 0 Elena Warner scored two goals and Bridy Molyneaux had a goal and two assists to lead Rumson-Fair Haven to a 5-0 win over Hackettstown and a North 2 Group 2 field hockey sectional championship. The Bulldogs had a 2-0 lead at the half and got a big moment 12 minutes into the second half with Molyneaux executed a perfect low shot off the corner. With a 3-0 advantage, RFH continued the pressure and never looked back. Megan and Katie MacGillis were the other goal scorers for RFH who improves to 19-2 on the season. The Lady Bulldogs advance to the state semifinals and will face West Essex on Tuesday at a neutral site. Watch the highlights from one of New Jersey’s top field hockey programs: Jersey Sports Zone loves to capture championship moments and our sponsors give us that opportunity. Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for supporting the RFH Bulldogs and allowing us to be on the scene for so many great Rumson moments on the field!
Lenape Knocks Off No. 1 Seeded Toms River North, Heads to Sectional Final – Watch Highlights
Lenape – 3 Toms River North – 1 4th Seeded Lenape High School made the trip to Toms River North to play the No. 1 seeded Lady Mariners in the Central Jersey Group-4 Semi Finals. Lenape used a team effort of three goals by three different players ( Caroline McKenna, Megan McKenna, and Reese Grogan ) including 2 in the 2nd half, to take down Toms River North 3-1. Lenape advances to the Sectional Final match on Friday where they will take on 3rd seeded Rancocas Valley. Watch Highlights and Post Game reaction from Lenape’s win below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to PEAK Coaching For Success for providing coverage of Toms River North Mariner Athletics! 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.
Bridgewater-Raritan Field Hockey will play in their 13th straight Sectional Final
The number one seed, Bridgewater-Raritan, faced the 4th seed, East Brusnwick, in the semifinals of the North 2 Group 4 Field Hockey State Tournament. In the first half, the Panthers lead 4-0 with Maddy Bray providing Bridgewater with a lot of push offensively with an assist and a goal. The Panthers would go on to win 7-0 over the Bears and will play this Sunday in the North 2 Group 4 Championship for the 13th straight year. Check out the highlights JSZ’s Courtney DuPont had of the game: Sponsor Alert!! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Panther sports all year long!
11th Seed Watchung Hills pulls off field hockey upset in states
First round of the North Section 2, Group 4 FH State Tournament and we have the 11th seed, the Watchung Hills Warriors, at the Hillsborough Raiders. Hillsborough landing the 6th seed this year. The game was an outstanding defensive battle by both teams right down to the last minute in OT where Watching Hills gets a corner after a Hillsborough obstruction. #21 Kaitlyn Gully would score the game winner on that very corner! The Watching Hills Warriors upset the Hillsborough Raiders 2-1 in OT. Great performance by both goalies, Sarah Bruno with 13 saves and Macy Brandwein with 14. Of course the stars today Beecher and Gully of Watchung. I spoke with both girls in post-game: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get great moments from Raider sports all year long!
Watch Highlights of Voorhees @ Montgomery Field Hockey
The Montgomery Cougars relied heavily on the performances of their midfielders, sophomore Payton Edward and junior Trisha Pimenta, as they took on the Voorhees Vikings during week one of their season. Last year, the Vikings where 18-3-2 after winning their first sectional title for the first time in 10 years. Lucky for the Vikings, they retained talent as they have Brooke Hyland and Cassie Boyce back on the field as sophomore leaders this season: Sponsor Alert! Big thank you goes out to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Montgomery High School this season. We appreciate your support and know both our viewers and the players we speak with appreciate what you do for the community.
RYPT Signing Day 2015
12 athletes from five different sports who train at Reach Your Potential Training gathered to celebrate signing national letters of intent. Shore Sports Zone interviews every athlete! Reach Your Potential Training has been the secret weapon of many of the Shore Conference’s top athletes and there’s no better evidence than to see the gathering of RYPT athletes who signed national letters of intent. 12 athletes from five different sports and six different high schools came to the RYPT facility to talk with Shore Sports Zone about their college choices. Watch all the interviews below: Shore Regional’s Jessica Welch signs to play field hockey in the Pac 12 for the Stanford Cardinal Shore Regional’s Annie Deusch is staying close to home signing to play Division I field hockey at Monmouth University Shore Regional field hockey goalie Sarah Dwyer signs to play in the ACC for the Boston College Eagles Shore Regional’s Shannon Anfuso is set to play Division III soccer at Springfield College Shore Regional’s Doug Goldsmith signs to play Division I lacrosse for a top 10 power in the Unviersity of Albany Red Bank Catholic’s Brett Habich is bound for Alabany to play Division I lacrosse at Siena Rumson-Fair Haven’s Butch Clark signs to play lacrosse at Pace University Saint John Vianney basketball guard Tina Lebron signs with Caldwell Wall’s Jess Stansfield is switching from indoor volleyball to beach volleyball as she signs with Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Freehold Boro field hockey sisters Katelyn and Jessica Pianko signed with ACC schools. Katelyn is on her way to Wake Forest, Jessica is a Boston College Eagle Wall field hockey star Samantha Sicre is a Hoosier. Sicre signs a national letter of intent to compete at the University of Indiana
RYPT Spotlight: Jessica Welch
Shore Regional junior Jessica Welch has had a banner junior year and she’s already hard at work to get the Blue Devils another field hockey state championship Jessica Welch had an outstanding junior season to lead Shore Regional to a Group 1 State Championship. With 58 goals and 19 assists, Jessica captured a long list of awards starting with Shore Conference player of the year and ending with being named 3rd team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, one of just 48 players across the nation to get the honor. Welch was a clutch performer. She scored the game tying goal late in the second half and the game winner in overtime to give the Blue Devils a Shore Conference semifinal win over Wall and in the Group 1 State Championship, she got the game winner in a 2-1 win over Collingswood. Jessica Welch celebrates a game winning goal against Wall in the Shore Conference semifinals Welch has already given a verbal commitment to play Division I field hockey at Stanford University where she plans to major in biology. “I love the atmosphere and the academics was a plus for me,” Welch said. “I want to study human biology. I’ve always wanted to be a nurse or something in that field. It has always interested me.” Each month, Shore Sports Zone will profile an athlete who trains at RYPT. Reach Your Potential Training has become the home of many of the Shore Conference’s top athletes in numerous sports. A lot of the athletes you see on the highlights on Shore Sports Zone are putting in the hard work in critical training at RYPT to get ready for their season. Coming soon, SSZ will take you inside the RYPT facility and show their elite training methods that are getting kids throughout the Shore Conference college scholarships!
Maguire scores four to pace RFH to T of C win
Watch highlights and post-game reaction of Rumson-Fair Haven beating Shore Regional 6-0 in the field hockey Tournament of Champions from Rider University LAWRENCEVILLE – Madison Maguire scored four goals, highlighted by a first half hat trick, to lead Rumson-Fair Haven to a 6-0 win over Shore Regional in the play-in game of the Tournament of Champions at Rider University. Maguire scored a hat trick in the first half to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 halftime lead. Lily Croddick and Abigail Donohue scored in the second half, before Maguire closed out the scoring. RFH advances to a matchup with #1 seed and unbeaten Eastern on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Lawrenceville. The Bulldogs are the Group 2 State Champions with a 24-0-2 record. It was the third meeting between the two Shore Conference state champions. Following a 1-1 tie, RFH ended the Blue Devils 16 year reign as Shore Conference champs with a 2-0 win in Hazlet. Shore Regional, under first year head coach Kelly Koenig, finished with a 21-5-2 record and the Group 1 State Championship.
RYPT Spotlight: Catie Ebner
Rumson-Fair Haven field hockey plays for a Group 2 State Championship on Saturday and a big reason is the anchor of the Lady Bulldogs defense RUMSON – Rumson-Fair Haven’s Catie Ebner had a Wednesday to remember. In the morning, she signed a national letter of intent to play Division I field hockey at Villanova. Later that evening, she assisted on the game winning goal in RFH’s 2-1 win against West Deptford in the Group 2 State Semifinals. Catie Ebner signs a national letter of intent to Villanova University At 6-foot-1, everyone expected Catie to play basketball, but she was drawn to field hockey, where the senior is able to get low and use her big reach advantage to anchor the RFH defense. “She’s unstoppable back there,” RFH field hockey coach Julie Vaccarelli said. “She comes up with huge play after huge play to keep us in games. It’s gonna be huge shoes to fill next year.” To be a Division I athlete, Catie knew she had to put in extra work both on and off the field. It all paid off when she put pen to paper and signed to play in the Big East for Villanova. “It totally symbolizes all the hard work that I put in, all the stresses that came with it, and all the great successes,” Ebner said. “It was a really emotion moment for my parents, for me, and all my coaches.” Rumson-Fair Haven takes on Madison this Saturday at 12 noon at Bordentown High School for the Group 2 State Championship. Each month, Shore Sports Zone will profile an athlete who trains at RYPT. Reach Your Potential Training has become the home of many of the Shore Conference’s top athletes in numerous sports. A lot of the athletes you see on the highlights on Shore Sports Zone are putting in the hard work in critical training at RYPT to get ready for their season. Coming soon, SSZ will take you inside the RYPT facility and show their elite training methods that are getting kids throughout the Shore Conference college scholarships!
RFH advances to Group Final
See highlights of Rumson Fair Haven’s 7-0 win over Manasquan and the rest of the field hockey scoreboard Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 7 (5) Manasquan 0 (2) Robbinsville 2 (3) Long Branch 1 Robbinsville at Rumson-Fair Haven on Saturday North 2 Group 1 Semifinals (2) Shore Regional 4 (3) Bordentown 1 Shore Regional at #1 seed Bernards on Saturday Non-Public North Quarterfinals (3) Morristown-Beard 2 (6) Saint John Vianney 1 Non-Public South Quarterfinals (6) Paul VI 3 (3) Saint Rose 0
Tuesday 11/4 State Playoff Scoreboard
Watch Kim Fetto’s game winner to give 14th seed Manalapan a 2-1 shocker over Freehold Township – we’ve got all the girls soccer state scores plus field hockey GIRLS SOCCER Central Jersey Group 4 (8) Sayreville 2 (9) Jackson Memorial 1 (5) Brick Memorial 1 (12) Old Bridge 0 (14) Manalapan 2 (3) Freehold Township 1 (4) Freehold Boro 2 (13) North Brunswick 0 (11) Howell (6) Hillsbourgh Central Jersey Group 3 (1) Colts Neck 1 (16) Neptune 0 (4) Ocean Township 2 (13) Middletown South 1 (14) Red Bank Regional (3) Hopewell Valley (6) Allentown 1 (11) Brick Township 0 (2) Wall 6 (15) Lawrence 0 Central Jersey Group 2 (4) Holmdel 2 (13) Matawan 1 (14) Delaware Valley 2 (3) Rumson 1 (10) Manasquan 4 (7) Spotswood 0 (2) Governor Livingston 3 (15) Monmouth 0 Central Jersey Group 1 (10) Point Pleasant Beach (7) Burlington City (2) Shore Regional 6 (15) Highland Park 0 North 2 Group 3 (12) Middletown North 2 (5) Summit 0 South Jersey Group 4 (12) Toms River East (5) Shawnee (4) Rancocas Valley 3 (13) Southern 0 (6) Toms River North 2 (11) Cherokee 1 South Jersey Group 3 (8) Central Regional 4 (9) Gloucester Tech 3 (4) Toms River South 2 (13) Mainland 1 South Jersey Group 2 (12) Pinelands 2 (5) Haddonfield 0 (4) Point Pleasant Boro 2 (13) Barnegat 0 Non Public South “A” (4) Red Bank Catholic 2 (13) Camden Catholic 1 (11) Donovan Catholic 4 (6) Gloucester Catholic 2 (7) Saint John Vianney 1 (10) Immaculata 0 (3) Saint Rose – bye Non Public South “B” (7) Mater Dei 3 (10) Saint Joseph’s Hammonton (10) 0 FIELD HOCKEY Central Jersey Group 4 Freehold Township 1 Jackson Memorial 0 Cherokee 1 Freehold Boro 1 (Cherokee advances on strokes) Central Jersey Group 3 Wall 4 Allentown 3 South Jersey Group 4 Southern 1 Washington Township 1 (Southern advances on strokes) South Jersey Group 3 Central vs. Ocean City
Monday State Playoff Scoreboard
See highlights of RFH field hockey’s opening round game plus all the scores from the first day of boys soccer states FIELD HOCKEY STATE TOURNAMENT Central Jersey Group 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 10 Delran 0 Long Branch 3 Ewing 1 North 2 Group 1 Shore Regional 6 Henry Hudson 0 Non-Public North Saint John Vianney 6 Koinonia 0 BOYS SOCCER STATE TOURNAMENT Central Jersey Group 4 (2) Manalapan 7 (15) Freehold Boro 1 (4) Monroe 3 (13) Marlboro 1 (6) Hunterdon Central 2 (13) Colts Neck 1 (9) Freehold Township 1 (8) West Windsor North 0 (7) Brick Memorial 3 (10) Sayreville 1 Central Jersey Group 3 (4) Allentown 3 (13) Jackson Liberty 0 (12) Long Branch 1 (5) Wall 0 (6) Red Bank Regional 2 (11) Northern Burlington 1 (7) New Brunswick 4 (10) Ocean 1 (9) Hopewell Valley 4 (8) Middletown North 1 Central Jersey Group 2 (1) Point Pleasant Boro 3 (16) Raritan 0 (5) Johnson 3 (12) Monmouth Regional 0 (13) Governor Livingston 2 (4) Manasquan (1) (11) Rumson-Fair Haven 3 (6) Carteret 0 (14) Bordentown 2 (3) Matawan 1 (7) Holmdel 6 (10) Robbinsville 2 Central Jersey Group 1 (13) Point Pleasant Beach 4 (4) South Amboy 1 (7) South Hunterdon 2 (10) Asbury Park 1 (1) Shore Regional 5 (16) Highland Park 1 South Jersey Group 4 (1) Rancocas Valley 8 (16) Jackson Memorial 0 (2) Washington Township 6 (15) Toms River East 0 (5) Toms River North 4 (12) Kingsway 0 South Jersey Group 3 (2) Toms River South 3 (15) Highland 0 (14) Seneca 1 (3) Central 1 – Seneca wins on PKs 6-5 (10) Oakcrest 2 (7) Lacey 1 (8) Pinelands 3 (9) Hammonton 0 South Jersey Group 2 (2) Woodstown 3 (15) Barnegat 1 South Non-Public A (10) Red Bank Catholic 3 (7) Donovan Catholic 2 (6) Saint John Vianney 6 (11) Camden Catholic 0 (3) CBA – Bye South Non-Public B (5) Saint Rose 4 (12) St. Joe’s-Hammonton 0 (4) Holy Cross 8 (13) Mater Dei Prep 1
RFH ends Shore’s amazing streak
After 15 years of winning the Shore Conference Tournament, Shore Regional falls to Rumson-Fair Haven 2-0 in the finals at Raritan High School. See both goals and post-game reaction from the Bulldogs HAZLET – Peyton McCauley tallied a pair of first half goals, and the Rumson-Fair Haven defense took care of the rest in a 2-0 win over Shore Regional in the finals of the Shore Conference Tournament at Raritan High School. The Blue Devils had won the last 15 Shore Conference Tournaments. RFH field hockey coach Julie Vacarelli played her high school field hockey at Shore under legendary coach Nancy Williams and won four SCT titles as a player. Both teams will continue in state tournament play. 2nd seeded Shore Regional hosts Henry Hudson in a North Jersey Group 1 Quarterfinal on Monday at 2:00 pm. Rumson-Fair Haven is the top seed in Central Group 2 and will host Delran on Monday.
Shore’s streak still alive
Shore Regional goes for a 16th straight SCT field hockey championship this Saturday after a dramatic 3-2 overtime win against Wall. Check out the highlights and a great interview from Jessica Welch OCEANPORT – Jessica Welch scored the game tying goal with 1:59 to go in the second half and tallied the game winner a minute into overtime to give Shore Regional a 3-2 win over Wall in the semifinals of the Shore Conference Field Hockey Tournament. The Blue Devils have won the last 15 Shore Conference Tournaments, but trailed 1-0 at the half and 2-1 before Welch’s heroics. The second seed earned a trip to the finals to face #1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven. The Bulldogs advanced to the finals with a 2-1 win over Freehold Township. The championship game will be played at 11am on Saturday at Holmdel High School.
RFH moves on to SCT Field Hockey quarters
Emma D’Amelio had two first half goals in the Bulldogs 8-0 win over Holmdel – see the highlights! SCT Field Hockey First Round Scores Rumson-Fair Haven 8 Holmdel 0 Ocean 2 Saint Rose 1 (OT) Freehold Boro 4 Jackson Memorial 0 Freehold Township 2 Long Branch 0 Wednesday First Round Games (15) Point Boro at (2) Shore Regional (10) Middletown South at (7) Central (19) Jackson Liberty at (3) Wall (11) Toms River South at (6) Southern Quarterfinal Matchups (Saturday) Ocean at Rumson-Fair Haven Freehold Township at Freehold Boro
SCT Field Hockey bracket revealed
Shore Regional has won the last 15 Shore Conference Field Hockey Tournaments and is the #2 seed 23 teams qualified for the Shore Conference Field Hockey Tournament. Here is the schedule: Saturday, October 18th – preliminary games Wednesday, October 22nd – 1st round qames Saturday, October 25th – Quarterfinals Wednesday, October 29th – Semifinals Saturday, November 1st – Finals #17 Lacey at #16 Holmdel, winner faces #1 Rumson-Fair Haven #18 Brick Memorial at #15 Point Pleasant Boro, winner faces #2 Shore Regional #19 Jackson Liberty at #14 Saint John Vianney, winner faces #3 Wall #20 Raritan at #13 Jackson Memorial, winner faces #4 Freehold Boro #21 Ranney at #12 Long Branch, winner faces #5 Freehold Township #22 Henry Hudson at #11 Toms River South, winner faces #6 Southern Regional #23 Pinelands at #10 Middletown South, winner faces #7 Central Regional #9 Ocean Township at #8 Saint Rose (1st round matchup)
Shore honors coaching legend Williams
Shore Regional dedicates Nancy Williams Field as the Blue Devils open the field hockey season with a 6-2 win over Middletown North OCEANPORT – After 44 years and over 1600 wins in six different varsity sports, Nancy Williams name will forever be a part of Shore Regional athletics. The legendary coach saw her name go on top of the scoreboard on Saturday morning prior to the start of the 2014 field hockey season. It was field hockey where Williams career statistics are something that even the greatest coaches in sports would be envious of. Nancy Williams Field Hockey Coaching Resume * 839-67-56 lifetime record in 44 seasons * 19 Shore Conference Tournament titles (15 in a row) * 13 overall state championships * 23 Sectional Championships * 43 consecutive Division Championships * 16 All-Americans Williams admitted it would take a big adjustment to life as a fan of Shore Regional field hockey. She watched as the Blue Devils topped Middletown North 6-2 in the season opener.