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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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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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touchdowns of three, nine, one and 14 yards. It was the season debut for the Green Knights. Senior quarterback Spencer Aukamp located a seam and sped 55 yards on the first play from scrimmage against a defensive unit that had won its first two games for the Stags who were ranked No. 8 in the nation by USA High School Football. On the next play, senior Quai Jefferson raced 13 yards FOOTBALL continued on page 8
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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-
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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.
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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
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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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SPORTS â€˘ FITNESS â€˘ WELLNESS the Panthers suffered eight of those 12 setbacks by one goal each. Seniors Jake McNahion and Christian Vila are beginning their third campaigns as starters senior Tim Hahn is the incumbent in the goal. His brother Danny has the speed necessary to attack and finish off a successful move by depositing the ball into the opponentâ€™s cage. Saddle River Day looks to improve on last yearâ€™s 2-15 record when the Rebels under co-coaches Drew Burton and Ryan Hollander won two of its final seven matches. Junior keeper Jawan Swan returns between the posts and control of the back line will be the challenge of sophomore sweeper Thomas Wright who is one of the Rebels premier athletes along with junior midfielder Christopher Estevez. He will be flanked by in the midfield by classmates Robbie Hayman and Eduardo Martinez. Bergenfield made its mark in 2012 as the Bears captured the Big North â€“ National Division title for the first time and the aura of that success is brought to the 20-13 squad by a strong corp of six players. Defense is the key to any teamâ€™s success and the Bears have a four-year starter in the goal in Sergio Mejia. Senior Sebastian is a proven defender. But senior Walter Nolasco has been moved fro defensive center into the midfield to team with senior middie Peter Rogers. Junior Bryan Blandon is the primary scoring weapon on the front line. With 13 varsity players returning from last seasonâ€™s 135-2 squad, five of whom are juniors who started as sophomores, Northern Highlands has the pedigree to challenge for the Big North â€“ Freedom Division championship banner, Junior keeper has a year of experience under his belt and a talented sweeper in classmate Joe Torres who has started since his freshmen season. Junior J.P. Julian, recovered from a knee injury that shut him down for his sophomore season, has the speed and talent to put goals on the scoreboard. Junior
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Danny Aversano and senior Cal Portnoy are veteran middies. With seniors Paquale DiMaelo (GK) and Jack Alperisio returning from season-long injuries in 2012, ninth year head coach Steve Every looks for Indian Hills to improve on last years 5-12 record. Juniors Zach Gillespie and Patrick Orszek are talented midfielder who will be asked to race to the opponentsâ€™ goals along with senior forward Chris Sopuch. Pascack Valley, which finished 10-5-1 in 2012 despite losing four starters to injuries, has nine returning veterans including talented senior sweeper Nick Dâ€™Elia. Senior Chris Jackson and junior Dante Casano, both of whom scored eight goals last season, fuel the offense while the midfield assignments will be handled by seniors Alex Contraras, Matt Giovatto and Dallton Morro. Fair Lawn returns a strong defensive unit off a Cutter squad that claimed its first â€œWâ€? in a NJSIAA playoff game in five years. Senior keeper Cody
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 opponentsâ€™ cages while junior Dennis Abramov is a talented midfielder. Sophomore Dave Herrara was a NJIC â€“ Colonial Division second-team all star as a freshmen after scoring six times and dishing off 15 assists will be asked to fuel the Boilermakersâ€™ 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 norsemenâ€™s strength is in the midfield with senior Eric Toefer and juniors Jeffrey Ridriguez and Zach Tzavelis keying the transi-
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