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By Jessica Quas Mahwah’s Dan Buonocore has been selected the initial NJ Sports Male Athlete of the Month for the 2013-2014 academic year. A 5-10, 195-pound junior running back for Salve Regina University in Middletown, Rhode Island, accounted for four of the five touchdowns for the Seahawks, including a pair in the opening quarter to propel Salve Regina to a dominant 36-7 win over Bridgewater State (MA) at Gaudet Field to open the 2013 season. Buonocore was chosen the Division III New England Region Offensive Player of the Week by USA College Football. Buonocore led the Salve Regina offense with 62 yards rushing with three touchdowns on the ground while catching one pass for a score late in the third quarter from junior quarterback Steven Wilken of Ringwood (NJ).

By Jessica Quas Salmins, a 5-6 junior who is a tri-captain of the Ducks, spurred the Ducks to a 3-0 week to begin the 2013 season at the United States Coast Guard Academy Tournament. She posted 66 digs over the three matches for an average of 6.0 per set and established a career-high mark of 24 digs in a 3-1 victory over Coast Guard. An Engineering Major, Salmins tallied 23 digs in a match against. Colby-Sawyer and picked up 19 in a meeting with Eastern Connecticut State and was chosen the Empire 8 Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. In 2012, she played in 123 sets as a defensive specialist during her sophomore season and Stevens’ recipient of the Empire 8 Conference Sportswoman of the Year Award. An Empire 8 Fall and Spring President’s List honoree, she’s fifth on the Ducks with 211 digs and distributed 11 assists to go along with two kills.

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Head Coach Steve Grenz instructing the River Dell girls Golden Hawks.

River Dell Alum Enjoys Coaching at Home By Edward Kensik ORADELL — Steve Grenz knew even when he went to River Dell High School that some day he would be coaching. He admits that he never knew that it would be for the same Golden Hawks that he played soccer, basketball and participated in track and field. “I kind of knew when I was looking at the game a little

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differently than a player,” said Grenz when he was playing in high school and college. “I knew I was going to be a coach in some way.” In addition Grenz is a rare bird in that he has coached both boys and girls soccer at the same school, the Oradellbased regional high school over a 22-year period. Even with the switch from boys to girls, success has fol-

lowed him with title and champions to the team’s names and being competitive every year in one of the toughest counties in the state for soccer. After graduating from Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, Grenz basically went right to coaching at River Dell as the Golden Hawks boys junior varsity soccer coach. After a three-year stint as the JV coach, he was named to head boys coach. After eight years as the River Dell head boys coach, he decided to take a year off. But after that year off, he yearned to coach again when an assistant coaching spot opened at the Oradell school. It was only one year as an assistant coach when he moved up to the head girls coach position. And heading into the 2013 season it is his 11th season as head coach. Grenz was named as the Bergen County Coach of the year last season. In

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2012, River Dell finished with a 15-4-2 record last season while making the Group 3 North 1 state section semifinals before losing to powerhouse Ramapo, 1-0. In the Bergen County Tournament they made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Glen Rock, 2-1. In the first decade of his tenure as River Dell girls soccer head coach, he has turned the Lady Golden Hawks into a perennial powerhouse in the county against the likes of Ramapo, IHA and Northern Highlands. While he likes coaching both boys and girls, Grenz said that he likes coaching girls since they are coaches on the field. “I really enjoy coaching girls sports,” said Grenz. “They are like a coach in looking at the game with an eye on the angles.” On the boys side he biggest moment came in 2001 when

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the Golden Hawks won the Group 3 North 1 state title, the first since 1972 in winning a title in the program. For the girls years his best team came in 2006 when the Lady Golden Hawks won the Group 2 state title. River Dell defeated Haddonfield, a soccer powerhouse, in 2006. “Their coach thought that he was their best team,” said Grenz about the 1-0 victory in the Group 2 state final. “We had a really talented group of girls.” Grenz added that the 2006 team was an offensive juggernaut. “We were flying all over the field and attacking,” said Grenz. “We were relentless and we knew that we could score at least two goals a game.” Coming into the 2013 season Grenz has a young team, but that does not temper the expectations and his kids know that. “The kids understand what it takes to be successful,” said the longtime River Dell head coach. “It is

a little bit of the unknown with the juniors and the sophomores.” In years where he has a large contingent of seniors, he does not have to be more ‘hands on’ as he will have to be in 2013. “They know exactly what you want,” said Grenz about the experienced seniors. “In the middle of a game we’ll change things up on a just a few words.” And Grenz added that the inexperienced team that will

start in September will not be the one in November for the start of the state playoffs. “Well, we won’t be the same team when we finish,” said Grenz. “We’ll morph and change as the season goes along.” For Grenz, he owns FlowMatics Inc. in River Edge, providing services in the field of industrial and commercial machinery that was handed down by his father. While most coaches teach in

the school system, he gets a lot of help from his long-time assistant Michelle Carcich, who teaches in the district. “She’s on top of everything and she’s the eyes and ears of the high school,” said Grenz. Despite River Dell having a young, inexperienced team, there is no doubt that Grenz will have the Lady Golden Hawks in the running to go far in both the Bergen County and state tournaments.

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around left end to put the first six-pointer of the campaign in the SJR scoring column. Karcich’s crew recovered the ensuing onside kick and moved in front 14-0 on a 13-yard TD run by Alston. The defensive highlight was an interception by Joseph Giles-Harris that led to Alston’s third sixpointer. Paramus Catholic demonstrated on Sunday afternoon that it will challenge the Green Knights for the top rung in New Jersey. Senior Jabrill Peppers, the Paladins outstanding running back who has committed to the Wolverines of the University of Michigan is the highlight player but not Paramus Catholic’s only weapon. In a 28-0 triumph over Gilman (MD) that was played on its

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the pigskin 24 times, grinding out 174 yards and one touchdown. Led by standout senior defensive lineman Terrance Harris, the Paladins limited the Greyhounds to a mere 53 yards of total offense. The

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tle in 2010 and 2011 and never rebuilds as the Ironmen annually reload. That was the situation on Saturday night when senior quarterback Frank Nutile connected on 14 of 17 aerial attempts for 256 yards

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of the Pennsylvania squad. A trio of running backs combined to rush for 437 yards as Adam Barno churned out 209 yards including TD runs of three and 19 yards while senior Dean Edwards, a 510, 200-pounder blasted 123 yards on a team-high 18 carries and sophomore Kenichi Hirose toted the ball a dozen times, gaining 103 yards with TD runs of 21, five and nine yards. Trailing 7-0 only 2:01 into the game, Hackensack stormed back to dominate Paterson Kennedy 34-7 on Saturday afternoon as Alumni Stadium on the campus of Kean University in Union. Coach Benjie Wimberly’s Comets were powered by senior running back Aaron Guzman who touched the ball 22 times, rushing for 164 yards including TD runs of two and three yards. Senior quarterback Jalen Wheeler tossed a 26-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Kenny Jimenez in the second quarter and added a 48-yard TD aerial to Isaiah Parker in the fourth quarter. Standing out on defense for the Comets was junior defensive tackle Elijah Simmons who recorded five tackles including one for a loss, a quarterback sack, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass. Northern Highlands returns senior Bobby Brown as its starting quarterback after he rushed for 1,406 yards and 13 touchdowns when the Highlanders posted a 5-5 record. Success for Chris Locurto’s eighth season as head coach will be based on the running

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attack seniors Rob Hinchen, Brandon Latierno and Kyle Wilczynski partnered with Brown to record a combined rushing yardage of 3,412 last season. Seniors Jared Mezzatesta and Luke Pfund paved the way in the trenches, opening the holes. Mahwah, which opens at home against Pascack Valley on September 12, return 18 letter-winners from a Thunderbird squad which posted a 9-2 record in 2012 under Jeff Remo who is beginning his 16th year at the helm. Speed will be an asset that will be provided by seniors Robert Askew (RB) and Eric Wong (RB/WR) and junior Jarius Paul (RB/WR). The defensive anchors are seniors Jake Herhardt (DL) and

Anthony Walker (LB) while senior Zach Freguletti is a solid place kicker. River Dell posted a 10-1 mark last season and D.J. Nimphius, beginning his 10th season as head coach of the program, has a roster that includes last year’s starting quarterback in senior OB Pat McPartland and leading rusher in Max Cepeda. Other senior veterans are Danny Desiderio (SE), Dylan Gramuglia (OL/DL), Eric King (RB/LB), Rob Lombardi (WR/ DB) and C.J. Nobile (TE/DB). Paramus has the skill position players to make a run at a seventh-straight berth in the NJSIAA post-season playoffs. Junior quarter Tyler Smith will hand off the pigskin to senior running back Brandon Sebahie and junior running back Steven Regalbuto who will look to power through holes opened by senior Rich LaVarbariera and juniors Matt Lewis and Kevin Sula along with sophomore Phil Tilearcio after posting a 7-4 mark in 2012 under seventh year head coach Dan Sabella. After suffering through their first losing season (3-6-1) since 1992, Glen Rock looks to rebound under fifth-year head coach Jim Kurz. Included on the roster are Nine return-

ing senior letter-winners in Aidan Cappello (OL/DE), Scott Finan (WR/DB), Mena Hiras (OL/DE), Zach Hunko (WR/DL), Jeff Kopyta (QB), Zach Lucca (OL/LB), Brendan McGuire ((OL/DL), Ryan Pulford (RB/DB) and Pete Werner (OL/DL). Four juniors, Alex Evans (WR), Joe Meyer-Aschoff (QB/WR) and Sean McInerney (RB/WR) and Brady Miller (QB) will play key roles. With 19 of last season’s 22 starters returning, Westwood is positioned to make a major improvement on its 5-5 record from the 2012 season. The primary area of concern is the roster includes only 29 players from the sophomore, junior and senior classes. Up front in the trenches, Westwood is tested with veterans Rob Ciringione (OT/DE), Colin Keating (OL/DL) and Nick Napoli (OL/DL). Senior Craig Carmilani starts as the signal caller and will look to connect with junior wide receiver Nolan Borgersen to create a positive impact with the passing attack. Pat Tirico starts his 31st season as head coach of the Lodi program with an offensive line unit of all five starters from last year. Battling in editor@sportsfitnesswellness.com

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SPORTS • FITNESS • WELLNESS the trenches will be seniors Rafael Polanski (5-10, 230), and Devin Uter (6-5, 250) along with juniors Javier Bustos (5-9, 190), Matt Leto (64, 225) and Bryan Roth (6-5, 255) who will supply the beef as the Rams look to post a big improvement on last season’s 4-6 record. Sophomore Manny Appiah is projected as the starting quarterback. Chuck Johnson is another long-term fi xture on the coaching sidelines, beginning his 30th season at Ridgewood following a 7-4 record posted in 2012. Ridgewood returns 16 starters and has 31 seniors on the roster. Quarterback Jamal Locke and running back Tim Bonanno are senior veterans who will make the Maroons’ Wing-T attack difficult to stop. Defense is a proven commodity with the starting D-Line unit intact from last year, led by Paul Mallalieu and Sukmin Yoon while senior linebackers Eric Lewis and Anthony Merajo return to plug any gaps.

Northern Valley/Demarest will be led on the gridiron by senior tri-captains Anthony Doran (WR/LB), Quinn McGinley (OL/DL) and Andrew Trumbetti (OL/LB), with the 6-5, 250-pounder committed to continue his student/athlete career with the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame. Coming off a 4-6 record, fifth-year coach Tony Mottola has a roster of 11 senior veterans that includes Matthew Lipartini and Eli Nachmany who are vying for the starting assignment at quarterback. Other members of the Class of 2014 are Anthony Belfert (OL/ DL), Dominick Fazio (PK/P), Fausto Geraldo (OL/DL), Andrew Pavlou (WR/DB), Antonio Rezik (RB/LB) and Ryan Whitehead (WR/LB). Elmwood Park’s program will be directed by Mike Farrington who makes his debut as the Crusaders head coach. Coming off an 8-2 mark and a trip to the NJSIAA post-season for only the third time in

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school history, junior quarterback Mike Dare (6-6, 175) and junior tailback Sean Violante (5-8, 170) will fuel the attack while anchoring the defensive unit will be junior linebacker Marcel Cruz (5-8, 180) and junior defensive end Brian Altieri (5-11, 190). Another first-year head coach is Wayne Demikoff who will pilot Wayne Hills following the retirement of the legendary Chris Olsen. Demikoff was the Patriots’ Defensive Coordinator for the last 14 years and the

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Chagares Nets Hat Trick to Open Soccer Season By Jessica Quas Coming off a 19-4 record in 2012, Paul Heenahan began his 35th year at the helm of the Ramapo girls’ soccer program as his veteran squad exploded to a 5-0 rout of NV/Demarest on Saturday. Senior forward Caroline Chagares posted a hat trick performance, netting three goals and distributing an assist. Chagares raised her four-year career total to 81 goals for the Raiders. Junior Kasey Flynn, beginning her third season as a starter, anchors the defensive unit from her sweeper position and dished off an assist in the opening rout. Sarah Scire tallied a goal and passed off an assist while Katherine Brzozowski completed the scoring. Reily Gardner was credited with a pair of assists and Katie McFadden dished off a solo as-

sist. Between the pipes, keeper Lizzy Stellakis had to make only one save to record the shutout “W” in the goal. With the help of Clare Shea, the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year, returning for her final campaign, Northern Highlands looks to continue to add to its 48 game winning streak. A midfielder, Shea scored 34 goals as a junior and is the main attraction of the Highlanders’ attack that includes junior forward Hana Kerner who has committed to the University of Virginia for 2015 and senior midfielder Maddie Heaney who will continue her academic/athletic career next year at Gettysburg College in the Centennial Conference. Casey Richards and Lindsey Shrout add to the attack while Morgan Busacca and Nicole Miko are defensive standouts. Senior keeper Emily Santos, who will play at Siena in 2014, made three saves as Mahwah

opened Courtney Carrelha’s fourth season as head coach by blanking Westwood 2-0. Sarah Jordan tallied both goals with assists credited to her sister Emily and Jaclyn Martinelli. Other veterans on the Thunderbirds lineup include senior forward Jessica Cuttone who will join the Highlanders’ Heaney at Gettysburg along with junior Blaise Ebanetti and sophomore Jennifer Montenot. Senior Dana Li and sophomore Emily Crevani are one of the top scoring twosomes in the state and the duo both netted goals in spurring NV/Old Tappan, the defending Big North Conference – National Division champions to a 2-1 victory over Pascack Valley in the opening game of the campaign. Crevani and Amanda Tripodi dished off goals as Tom Quinn started his 19th season as head coach with a victory. Mary Katherine Brosnan stopped five shots on goal to earn credit for the win. Junior

McKenzie Senick anchors the defensive unit. George Wright starts his 17th season at the helm of a Ramsey program that recorded a 14-4-1 mark in 2012 when the Rams were runner-ups in the NJSIAAA sectional playoffs and the Big North – Patriot Division competition. The offensive unit is deep, experienced and talented, including senior forward Nicole Moore and her midfielder classmates Victoria Pesco and Kristen Webb plus junior Courtney Dadinos. Senior Kelly Redl is the leader at the defensive end of the field. Glen Rock won the NJSIAA Group II title, accumulating a sparkling 23-1 record. As Tracy Trobiano beginning her 19th campaign, once again the key to success for the Lady Panthers’ will be at the defensive end of the field. Senior keeper Sarah Gross is the anchor of the back line that includes se-

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SPORTS • FITNESS • WELLNESS nior Taryn Dwyer and sophomore Julia Kelly. Forward Rachel Gross will look to put goals in the Panther’s scoring column while the midfield is stocked with veterans Caitlin Callahan and Caroline Taylor, both juniors, as well a sophomore Emma Daly. Steve Grenz will be challenged in his 11th season at River Dell by a roster that is strong at the defensive end but inexperienced up front in the attack zone. Senior Kayleen Melvin returns for her third campaign as sweeper while junior keeper Amy Manzelli will also be protected by her classmate, Gabby Davidson as the Hawks will capitalize on their defensive talents to rival last season’s 15-4-2 record. Freshman forward Rachel Sorkenn will bridge the attack up front. Senior goalie Leah Miceli, a three-year starter between the pipes for Rutherford, built her reputation last year blanking nine opponents. Pax Manning and Michelle Marques are veteran defenders back to sup-

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port Miceli who carried the Lady Bulldogs to a 13-6-1 record last year. Seniors Katie O’Sullivan and Christine DiBrita have experience in locating the back of the opponents’ cages. Juniors Andrea Hernandez, Kate McMillan and Megan Netelkos are veteran middies. Greg Rehberger’s second season at Wayne Hills has a roster loaded with eight returning starters from a tam that posted a 16-3-2 record a year ago. Sophomore forward Meaghan Grifin netted 13 goals as a rookie and will be the leader of the attack line along with senior Haley Savva. Senior midfielder Sarah Bendl is the Lady Patriots’ most-skilled player and will be flanked by juniors Brooke Adamchak and Sabruini Sirni in running the transition segment while senior defender Brooke Kowalski and Sophia Zapat will support the defensive efforts of veteran junior keeper Erica Knudsen. Chip Smith is in his 17th season at Wayne Valley with the Indians coming off a 12-6 record. Strength in the midfield will bol-

ster the Valley’s efforts for success as senior Kelly Wieczerzak, a returning Passaic County First Team selection along with her sister Keri and Victoria Pugliano are the foundation of this year’s program. Senior Lexi Slider rates #1 at the defensive end of the field with junior Jeny Eitel leading the attack. Sophomore keeper Kelly LaMorte is a standout between the pipes who makes NV/Demarest’s hopes to duplicate last year’s 13-6-2 a reality under second-year head coach Chris Eftychiou. Bridgete King and Dani Trifoglio are talented defenders in front of LaMorte while forwards senior Katie Hecker and junior Ariana Bresa lead the front line attack with juniors Rebecca Adams and Megan Lewis directing the transition at the midfield. Senior forwards Amelia Della Pesca and Rachel Kearney along with sophomore Cassidy Mazzone will fuel the attack as Pascack Valley, under fourthyear coach Amy Lombardo, looks to improve on last year’s 11-7-2 record. Senior Shannon

Evans, a standout in the midfield last year, has been moved to defense to anchor the back line. Pascack Hills has a deep, experienced roster returning from last year’s 10-7 team as eight starters are back among a block of 13 returning players with varsity experience. Senior forward Brianna Musco, who will play at Hofstra in 2014, already holds the Cowgirls’ career record for goals at 68, will be joined on the attack by seniors Amanda Tosi and Devon Wulock while junior defender Jackie Bardes will anchor the back line. Despite a 5-13 record in 2012, Westwood’s roster includes 15 returning players with varsity experience and could challenge for the Big North – Patriot Division title. Senior Amber Harmanns and sophomore Miranda Boes will provide the scoring threats while junior keeper Veronica Hernandez is the premier goalie of the Patriot Division who will be protected by senior defender Jess Potestivo.

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Baumgarten has Green Raiders Positioned to Repeat By Dennis Wilson Ramapo’s varsity boys soccer program has been coached by Evan Baumgarten for 28 years and the 2012 results are typical of his legendary tenure with the Green Raiders posting a 21-0-2 record, while claiming the championship banners in the Big North – Freedom Division, Bergen County Tournament as well as the NJSIAA post-season sectional and group playoffs. Senior Ian Fayorsey is an outstanding outside defender and the return to the program of forward Chris Nash and his quick feet, bolstered the front line. Another senior, Nick Vegilante, and sophomore Dylan Reocchio, provide talented skills and leadership in the midfield. At the defensive end of the field, junior goalie Amond Biagini has junior sweeper Matt Collins and junior defender Kevin Winiarski in front of the cage. Look for the Green Raiders to

repeat the successes of the 2012 campaign. Ramapo defeated Hackensack 2-1 on opening day as Pat Hammer and Nash netted first half goals and Ortiz blocked four shots on goal. Bergen Catholic which reached the BCT finals while posting a record of 12-5-2 in 2012, started the 2013 campaign rolling to a 4-1 victory over Bergenfield. Senior Erick Alonso, tallied 12 goals and dished off six assists in 2012, started the season with a goal and Justin Yacovino celebrated his return to the field with a goal and two assists after sitting out the last two years with injuries. Kevin Ayaz and Chris Blewitt added solo goals junior keeper Michal Pavan stopped 3 shots. Seniors Richie Finizio and Gerard Quinn are the pillars of the back line defensive unit. Northern Valley/Old Tappan welcomed the 2013 season by defeating Pascack Valley 2-1 on goals by Chris Jamgotchian

and Paul Kim with Jamgotchian and John O’Reilly credited with assists while junior Peter Bayiokos celebrated is debut as the starting goalie by making 10 saves. Senior Joey Lee and junior Brad Besserer are talented midfielders and senior defender Timmy Ferrante is a two-year starter. Another veteran head coach, entering his 33rd year on the sidelines, is Wayne Hills’ Nelson Graham whose Patriots finished 12-4-1 in 2012, Senor midfielders Tyler Kucsar and David Mintz will control the tempo of the games from the midfield and make the Patriots hard to beat. Cross-town rival Wayne Valley lost a dozen seniors from last year’s 10-9-4 team. Senior defender Ryan Brown and junior midfielder Andrew Vecere are the only returning starters as 2013 will be a rebuilding period for second year coach Kyle Hughes whose objective is to return the program to the level

it enjoyed from 2006 to 2011 when the Indians played in five Passaic County Tournament championship games. Rutherford’s John Randazzi starts his 10th season as head coach of Rutherford which finished 13-7 last year and reached the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 semifinals. Junior Max Maarleveld has a year of experience under his belt as the goalkeeper and senior defender Enrique Ruiz are a twosome that will make the Bulldogs difficult to score on. Senior Edgar Harado is the leader of the attack line after netting eight goals in 2012 and his class mate Francesco Torino is the veteran of the midfield. Glen Rock will experience the benefit of home field advantage for the first time in three years as their field renovations have been completed. With six returning starters off last year’s 5-12 team, one must not forget

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Gross is a dependable veteran while sophomore defender Jason McDonald complements Gross giving the Cutters a strong back line. Stroker Ribh Huzein has the quickness and skills to locate the backs of the opponents’ cages while junior Dennis Abramov is a talented midfielder. Sophomore Dave Herrara was a NJIC – Colonial Division second-team all star as a freshmen after scoring six times and dishing off 15 assists will be asked to fuel the Boilermakers’ attack while along with junior Nikolce Ilioski, a midfielder who was named first team all division. Junior Andre Sajnmoski is a junior midfielder with internatonal experience and sophomore Wojciech Piwowarczyk is a sophomore defender. Northern Valley/Demarest posted a 6-9-2 final record after earning berths in the county and state playoffs. The norsemen’s strength is in the midfield with senior Eric Toefer and juniors Jeffrey Ridriguez and Zach Tzavelis keying the transi-

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will be fueled by 6-2 senior middle blocker Nia Reed who was the 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year after spiking 311 kills. She has been rated New Jersey’s best player as a sophomore and junior. Her classmate Larysa Iwaskiw and sophomore setter Caitlyn Floyd who topped the state distributing 908 assists as a freshman, are first-team all state candidates. Head coach Maria Nolan’s squad will battle nationally-ranked schools when the Blue Angels travel to Tennessee to compete in the Brentwood Invitational. Bogota is a heavy favorite to repeat as Group I champion after reaching the TOC championship round last fall. Head coach Brad DiRupo begins his 14th campaign with 373 wins after the Lady Buccaneers went 33-3 in 2012 and is poised to surpass the 400-plateau during the season. Senior

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Why Every Athlete Should Practice Yoga By Claire Petretti As a private trainer and yoga instructor, I meet a lot of athletes and workout fanatics. When asked if yoga is part of their workouts, many athletes will tell me they don’t have the time to add yoga to their already intense training schedules. Some say they don’t see how “stretching and breathing” would be of any benefit to them. Others say they’ve discovered yoga while recuperating from an injury. Why not enhance your performance and prevent injury by adding yoga to your training plan now? A well-rounded yoga practice includes dynamic flexibility training, core stabilization, strengthening and balance work. By focusing on these vital elements, yoga can help you recover faster after workouts, open up the tight areas that hinder performance, improve range of motion, and develop mental focus and concentration. “I’ve definitely noticed benefits in my triathlon training from yoga,” said Heidi Resiert, a triathlete from San Diego. “My recovery time is much quicker, my shoulders feel stronger in the pool, and my muscles don’t feel as tight after long runs or bike rides. I’m glad I found yoga and added it to my weekly workout routine. Not only do I feel stronger, but I also feel more confident that I will continue to be injury free.” PREVENT INJURY Many sports, such as cycling and running, have very repetitive movements usuellness.com

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September is the official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) ing motions in the transverse plane, essential to opening up tight obliques and lower backs. Balancing postures like Tree or Eagle are some of the most effective ways to correct muscle imbalances and poor body mechanics. Another essential element in yoga is breath work or pranayama. The attention to breath during yoga can be considered one of the most important benefits to athletes. Learning to stay focused and centered through uncomfortable poses by concentrating on even inhalations and exhalations sets up the athlete to stay focused during a race or challenging workout. The mind-body connection in yoga is essential to helping athletes develop mental acuity and concentration. In addition, yoga helps you to relax not just tight muscles, but also anxious and overstressed minds. Being more relaxed will also aid in athletic performance. WHERE TO START Yoga has been practiced for around 5,000 years and several schools of yoga have emerged over time. It can be

overwhelming at first to find a style of yoga that resonates with you. If you are a competitive athlete, it is best to tailor your yoga practice to your training schedule. On a day where you are completing a long run for example, you’ll want relaxing, mellow yoga. If you have an off-day, a vigorous, dynamic class will help you build strength and endurance. You can choose from dynamic styles like Ashtanga yoga and Power yoga that consist of a rigorous flowing series of poses synchronized with breath to produce internal heat and purifying sweat. Alternatively, Bikram yoga is a set series of 26 static poses performed in 105-degree room. Iyengar focuses primarily on anatomical precision and alignment in poses, with an emphasis on healing the body and mind using postures. Anusara is a tantricbased system that combines alignment with awareness of energy flow in the body. Finally, there are restorative styles such as gentle Hatha and Yin yoga which feature longer holds. Yoga helps the muscles, tendons, and ligaments move through a full range of motion, thus cultivating balance and core strength which is a huge benefit to athletes in their chosen sports. If you attend a few classes per week and/or a few 10-15 minute sessions at home, you will obtain fast results. A simple way to add in yoga is to perform your short sessions pre- or post-workout. Try it and see for yourself. page 21


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Training designed to improve your vertical jump is one of the simplest ways to become a better all-around athlete. This is because in the process not only will you jump higher, but you will typically also run faster, improve your first-step quickness, and improve your ability to explosively change directions. The key is to focus your training on both your muscles and nervous system. The PUSH program at Volt Fitness on the Glen RockRidgewood border does this by combining classic motor learning principles with basic strength training and plyometrics to integrate the young athlete’s muscles with their nervous system and increase their “air-time” on the court or field. Movement-skills training enhances the young athlete’s ability to move efficiently. Combine improved coordination and movement skills with improvements in stability, strength, and power, and you will easily see dramatic improvements in almost any sport — from soccer, to basketball, to lacrosse — even if jumping is not associated with that sport! Research has shown that your glutes and hamstrings account for two thirds of your vertical jumping ability. Classic closed-chain resistance training exercises like the squat and deadlift are instrumental in developing the strength of the glutes and hamstrings, and coincidentally, research has shown that both the squat and the deadlift are directly associated with vertical jump height. That is, the heavier you squat and deadlift, the page 22

higher you will jump. Core stability and strength of the entire posterior chain feeds the triple-extensor reflex, which combines hip, knee and ankle extension during ground based movements and optimizes vertical jumping ability. The spinal erectors, glutes, and hamstrings all benefit from compound exercises such as step-ups, reverse hyperextensions, and power cleans. Dynamic and static stretching is also important. Tight hip flexors, for example, can decelerate the jumping movement and increase your risk of injury during explosive sports activities. Maintaining hip flexor mobility will minimize any interference with the explosive, maximal contraction of their opposing muscle group, the hip extensors (ie.- glutes and hamstrings) during vertical jumping. The more flexible your hip flexors, the greater the contraction of your hip extensors, and ultimately, the higher you jump. Plyometric training will increase vertical jump and power output, and they are most effective when combined with performance-specific strength training and movement skills mastery. In fact, recent research reports that this integration of neuromuscular training increased vertical jump by an average of 23 percent, 20-meter sprint speed by 9 percent, agility by 8 percent, and balance by 5 percent. Athletes should also combine both bilateral and unilateral movements in both their strength and power development training progressions. Unilateral or “single-limb” plyometric training is more ef-

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fective than just bilateral jump training, especially if the athlete regularly jumps off one leg when performing in their sport (ie.- the basketball lay-up). Most importantly this type of “jump training” has been shown to be most effective at teaching young female athletes how to decelerate effectively. This is crucial, because we know that injury statistics show that adolescent girls are more prone to catastrophic ACL injuries than their male counterparts. The comprehensive approach of the PUSH program teaches optimal land-

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Hackensack’s Pujols Leads 629 Runners to Finish at Teterboro Airport By Dennis Wilson Hackensack’s John Pujols broke the tape to finish first among the 629 competitors who completed the 16th Annual PSE&G Teterboro Airport 5K Run on Saturday morning (July 20). The 19-year-old completed the USATF-certified fast course with only five turns that was out and back on the runway, posting a clocking of 16:40.02. Rutherford’s 40-year old Hortencia Aliaga was the fastest local distaff runner to the finish, crossing the line 24th overall and placed second among the 234 females in the event that raised funds for the Bergen County United Way. Aliaga was

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he guided the Scarlet Knights to a tie for the Big East Conference title and a post-season bowl bid. This year, he can drive Rutgers to another bowl bid as a member of the American Athletic Conference before competing in the Big 10 as a senior with another bowl bid possibility. No signal caller has or ever will have the capability of reaching post-season bowls from three conferences. Before the first whistle blew to open the 2013 season, Nova was a member of the Rutgers delegation at the school’s first and last American Athletic Conference Football Media in Newport, RI. On Monday evening (July 29), Nova dined at the Eisenhower Estate which was the Summer White House during Ike’s two-terms as President in the 1950s, feasting at the annual Lobster Bake under a

NFL REPORT There are 18 graduates from Bergen and Passaic County high schools who are on NFL rosters entering this regular season. Several of the local

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(So/WR), Razohnn Gross (Fr/FB), Darius Hamilton (So/DL) and Aiden Murray (So/P). The others are David Bonahura (Fr/PK/P – Ramapo). Chris Fonti (Sr/ OL – Wayne Hills), Davon Jacobs (So/DB – DePaul), Steve Longa (So/LB – Saddle Brook), John Tsimis (Fr/ WR – Bergen Catholic) and Marquise Wright (So/OL – Paramus Catholic).

recently rewarded with a longterm contract by the Houston Texans. Then there is Ramapo graduate Chris Hogan who has parlayed one season of NCAA Division I-AA (FCS) college football with the Hawks of Monmouth University after

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Anthony Bonadies (Fr/OL) Leonia Mark Cieslak (So/LB) St. Joseph Regional/Montvale Andrew Dobitsch (So/WR) Northern Valley/Old Tappan Kyriakos Mouekakos (Fr/DL) Dwight-Englewood Tobia Parker (Fr/LB) Bergen Catholic Ray Pasanello (Jr/LB) Mahwah PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Michael Willis (Sr/OL) Rutherford YALE UNIVERSITY Chris Brady (Sr/LB) Don Bosco Prep Nick LaTesta (Jr/DB) Bergen Catholic

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New RKC Kettlebell Instructors at American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells HO-HO-KUS, NJ – June 21st23rd marked the date for the First Ever RKC Kettlebell Certification held in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. It was also only the second New Jersey certification for the International Organization. The RKC is owned and promoted by Minnesota based Dragon Door Publications. “This year Dragon Door has held or announced first-ever RKC workshops in the following 13 new locations in the US: Encinitas, Fond-du-Lac, Detroit, Santa Fe, Boston, New

York, Ho-Ho-Kus, Marlboro, Atlanta, Dallas, Salinas, Exton, and Denver.” RKC Master and 8th Degree Black Belt Phil Ross conducted the Ho-Ho-Kus certification and will conduct the NYC and Exton, PA (Philly Cert) this year and the Boston, MA RKC in early 2014. Four of the American Eagle MMA Kettlebell Instructors took the 3-Day, 23 hour course that consisted of the Big Six Kettlebell Movements, Bodyweight Training, Workout Programming and

Movement Correction. Kettlebell Candidates Nicole Ross (Mahwah), Mark Walsh (Allendale), Zachary Fox (Wyckoff) and Spencer Ross (Mahwah). RKC Team Leader from Maryland and Assistant RKC Scott Tigue were on hand to assist with the testing and the instruction of the candidates. The students were tested on the Big Six Kettlebell Movements, Swing, Get-up, Squat, Press, Clean and Snatch; teaching a Kettlebell Class to volunteers and had to perform 100 Kettlebell Snatches in less than 5 minutes. All four passed with very solid performances and two were invited to become Assistant RKCs at future events. In addition to the RKC Certifications, Dragon Door also offers an HKC (Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification) as an introductory instructor course. One will be conducted at American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells on Sunday, November 3rd. For additional information call 1-800-899-5111 or visit http:// www.dragondoor.com/workshops/details/hkc313/ For information on Kettlebell or Martial Arts Classes call 201612-1429 or visit us on the web at www.americaneaglemma.com.

NAGA Battle at the Beach August 2nd, 2013 in Wildwood, NJ two of my students, Zack Fox and Cathy Raimonda (RKC and HKC Certified respectively) competed in the NAGA (North American Grappling Association) Battle at the Beach. Both won Gold Medals. I can easily state that their Kettlebell Training had a significant impact on their strength and conditioning in preparation for the tournament. Zack Fox, 21, came to me a year ago. He had no formal Combat Training. No wrestling, Karate or even Tae Bo. However, he was 230 lbs, very strong and athletic with a strong desire to be the best. He recently competed at 189 lbs, over 40 pounds lighter than when he walked in, but not just pound for pound stronger – but stronger overall. Check out this blog post a few months back: Can you Train with both Kettlebells & Weights? American Eagle MMA and Kettlebells. Zack had incredible numbers on his bench, deadlift and squat. Now his numbers are better, he only lifts once a week (if that), does Kettlebells, Bodyweight and Martial Arts. Zack lost his first few matches and then took second in the White Belt Division at the end of last September. He hasn’t looked back since; piling up 5 Gold Medals out of his last six divisional competitions. Zack’s only loss was a triple overtime, referee’s decision this past weekend while competing in the Intermediate Division. Intermediate competitors typically have 3 to 5 years experience. Zack has only trained for a year. His Gi bouts all ended up in victorious submissions, one in a mere 0:28 seconds. Cathy Raimonda is a 43 year old (she’s going to kill me for divulging her age!) Mother of two. Cathy has never competed in any combat sports what so ever. She had an even tougher uphill climb, there were no competitors for her in the 40+ division. She had to compete with girls in their 30’s & 40’s, one was even 19! Cathy won the Gold in the No-Gi by a dominating 6-2 performance. She also had three bouts in Gi, winning her first bout by a margin of 17-2 and her consolation bout was tough fought battle where she came back from a 9-0 deficit to score 7 points with less than a minute on the clock. She was seconds away from an Americana Submission when time expired. Cathy will be taking her RKC Certification in October.

American Eagle: New Black Belts Promoted! HO-HO-KUS, NJ, July 27th, 2013 – American Eagle MMA & Kettlebells is proud to announce that two new Black Belt Instructors have been added to the organization. The test was a comprehensive martial arts exam conducted by Master Phil Ross, 8th Degree Black Belt. The test was an hour and ½ in duration and included kicks, punching, blocks, strikes, ground fighting, live sparring, kata (series of movements), heavy bag work, weapons demonstrations, self defense and board breaking. The test was completed after a 3 hour meditation earlier in the week. Steven Levitan of Ridgewood, 56 years young and John Haiduk of Westwood, 18 years of age performed at a very high level and completed all of their tasks in every aspect of the teachings as American Eagle Mixed Martial Arts. It was interesting to view the two students as they tested, two totally different, but nonetheless effective, approaches to the test. Instructor Steve Levitan is also a Brown Belt in Bando with the East-West Martial Alliance. In addition to the Mixed Martial Arts, AEMMA students are eligible to receive ranks in Bando and in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Team Alliance. For additional information on Martial Arts, Self Defense or Kettlebell training, contact us at www.americaneaglemma.com or call 201-612-129.

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