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CLASS A NORTH

COLTS NECK

Coach: Glenn Jansen, ninth season

Record last year: 6-16

Key returners: Senior outside hitters Angela Zeck, Maribeth Guarino, junior setter Samantha Panicali, junior middle blockers Monica Connery, Caroline Harris, senior defensive specialist Jackie Clarke, junior setter Felicia Baldassare

Key newcomers: Junior outside hitter-libero Kailee Bongiovi, junior right side Morgan Citron, sophomore right side Shannon Tice, junior middle blocker-libero Jamie Young, sophomore outside hitter Molly Jackson

FREEHOLD

Coach: Jennifer Brzucki, fifth season

Record last year: 6-12

Key returners: Junior outside hitter Brooke Lundquist, senior libero Jillian Lugtu, sophomore middle hitter Rebecca Cobb, junior middle hitter Laura Wroblesky, senior setter Taylor Ng, senior setter Victoria Simpson

Key newcomers: Sophomore outside hitter Taylor Spallanzani, senior opposite Mikaela Aceves, senior defensive specialist Kassy Kastermakis, senior middle hitter-opposite Alexis Sanky

HOWELL

Coach: Anna Marie Popowski, second year

Record last year: 7-12

Key returners: Junior outside hitter Tara Mircovich, junior middle hitters Alexandra Hartman, Amanda McClintock, Sydney Lasquinha, sophomore outside hitter Sabrina Rittweger, senior defensive player Kelly Hardiman

Key newcomer: Senior libero Alexa Garcia

LONG BRANCH

Coach: Erin Lamberson, first season

Record last year: 2-14

Key returners: Senior setter Vernalyne Pacquette, senior middle Lindsey Armour, senior outside hitter Marilyn Mendez, senior setter Karina Castro, senior outside hitter Nijah Stokes

Key newcomers: Junior setter Natalia Lima, sophomore middle Jhordanny Tavares, junior setter Lizbeth Flores

MARLBORO

Coach: Margie McNamara, sixth season

Record last year: 22-3

Key returners: Senior outside hitter Jet Manzi, senior middle hitter Samantha Seratelli, junior outside hitter Haley Unger, junior outside hitter-setter Sydney Tuman

Key newcomers: Freshman setter-outside hitter Grace Kenningham, junior middle blocker Kathy Ayala, senior libero Casey Lederman

RED BANK

Coach: Scott Ferris, eighth season

Record last year: 16-9

Key returners: Senior setter Becka Zabilowicz, junior middle Paris Van Loon, senior setter Tegan Lynch, senior outside hitter Zuly Lopez, junior middle Megan Reardon, junior outside hitter Ceili Smith, senior outside hitter Abbey Gerth, senior outside hitter Heidi Neubelt

Key newcomers: Junior outside hitter Abby Curtis, sophomore middle Tess Smith, senior outside hitter Dominique Neubelt, sophomore libero Nicole Povey, sophomore outside hitter Chloe Hourigan, junior setter-right side Erin Sacharanski

WALL

Coach: Jared Musolf, third season

Record last year: 17-7

Key returners: Senior outside hitter Olivia Hayes, senior setter Alyssa Stansfield, senior defensive specialist Samantha Plewa, senior defensive specialist Katie Kilgallen, senior setter Shannon Ward, junior middle hitter Anna Litowinsky, junior outside hitter Veronica Portelli

Key newcomers: Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Noble, sophomore setter-defensive specialist Taylor Mitchell, junior defensive specialist Raquel Rudofsky, junior middle hitter Kelly Miller, freshman outside hitter-defensive specialist Katie Mitchell

CLASS A SOUTH

BRICK

Coach: Paul Roebuck, third season

Record last year: 4-14

Key returners: Senior middle hitters Caitlin McDede, Marilynn Gribben, senior defensive specialist-outside hitter-setter Karem Cristobal, senior middle hitter-right side Mary Anodide, senior defensive specialists Margaret Pedersen, Casey Winters, junior outside hitter Nicole Vazquez, junior right side-outside hitter Jen Ling, junior setter-right side Brianna Page, sophomore right side Alyssa Francese, junior right side-outside hitter Shannon Pound-Decoursey, sophomore outside hitter Kelly Szaniawiski

Key newcomers: Sophomore setter Lindsey Jones, freshman outside hitter-right side Abby Christopher

BRICK MEMORIAL

Coach: Melissa O’Leary, seventh season

Record last year: 7-13

Key returners: Junior middle blocker Alahna Reeves, senior outside hitters Gigi Acosta, Liz McKelvey, senior libero Sam Rutowski

Key newcomers: Junior setter Alyssa Roselli, senior middle blocker Brittany Clayton, sophomore opposites Nicole Byrne, Danielle Oakely, sophomore setter Kerry Larkin

JACKSON MEMORIAL

Coach: Jason Ulrich, sixth season

Record last year: 14-5

Key returners: Senior outside hitter Courtney Matlock, senior setter Kimberly Matlock, junior outside hitter Brianna Roath, senior setter Danielle Murgio

Key newcomers: Junior libero Kayla Martin-Culet, senior opposite Justine Basa, sophomore middle hitter-middle blockers Yuliya Myrovych, Karolina Sieczkowska, sophomore setter Gianna Perez, junior outside hitter-opposite-setter-libero Nichole Warshany

SOUTHERN REGIONAL

Coach: Eric Maxwell, 11th season

Record last year: 25-7

Key returners: Senior middle Kelsie Blue, senior outside Brittany Fortner, senior defensive specialist Devin Beattie, junior setter Alex Andriani, junior right side-setter Carly Dellavalle, junior libero Marina Felmly, junior middle Cece Hodgson

Key newcomers: Senior defensive specialist Kelly Dowd, senior defensive specialist Carly Nichols, junior defensive specialist Frannie Jarin, junior outside Emily Miglin, junior defensive specialist-right side Lindsey Miller, junior outside-right side Megan Wilk

TOMS RIVER EAST

Coach: Gregg Maskale, ninth season

Record last year: 3-13

Key returners: Senior outside hitter Brianna Diskin, senior setter Maria Gomez-Botero, senior libero Casey Downie, senior middle blockers Allie Pruchnik, Katie Garrigan

Key newcomers: Junior outside hitter Liz Kolesar, junior setter Georgette Galeana, junior outside hitter Gabby Ball, sophomore outside hitter Jaclynn Sweeney, junior middle blocker-defensive specialist Erika Szumel

TOMS RIVER NORTH

Coach: Steve Koenigstein, second season

Record last year: 6-12

Key returners: Sophomore opposite-middle Kerry Cavanaugh, senior libero Sarah Culp, senior setter Jobelle delRosario, senior middle blocker Tiana Jayanathan, senior middle blocker Brianna Mercandante, junior opposite Chandler Schalhoub

Key newcomers: Sophomore setter Sydney Binkley, junior middle blocker Amanda Wrightson, sophomore outside hitter Christina Ribaudo

TOMS RIVER SOUTH

Coach: Matt Zuech, eighth season

Record last year: 13-9

Key returners: Senior setter Amanda Murray, junior middle Emily Sweeny, junior outside Andrea Eckholt, junior outside Amanda O’Neill, junior libero Mia Stanzione, senior opposite Ashley Netchert

Key newcomers: Senior defensive specialist Allie Mascolo, senior setter Deanna Pratt, junior middle Sam Guzzi, junior opposite Emily Simpson, junior defensive specialist Trish Gantner

CLASS B NORTH

Coach: Melinda Brenner, sixth season

Record last year: 8-14

Key returners: Senior libero Katherine Kim, junior setter Tiffany Cheng, senior middle hitter Karen Kalucki, sophomore middle hitter Anusha Kallakuri, senior outside hitter Mia Kandalaft, senior hitter Elyse Pfleger, senior defensive specialist Kayleigh Marques, junior defensive specialist Katie Giacumbo, senior defensive specialist Adria Ostafi, junior setter Aimee Mnich, junior outside hitter Emily Falco

Key newcomer: Junior outside hitter Melina Magriples

POINT PLEASANT BEACH

Coach: Sean Reilly, first season

Record last year: 16-7

Key returners: Senior outside Kirby Given, senior setter Amanda Hopcroft, senior libero Jane Haugen, senior outside-setter Eva Motto, senior opposite Gillian Francis, senior middle Danielle Allgor, junior outside-middle Bridget Clark, senior middle Veronica Pidduk, sophomore outside-defensive specialist Molly Conway, sophomore opposite Nicole Iuliano, sophomore setter Kellyann Ohlinger, sophomore outside Indie Shea, sophomore middle Megan West, sophomore outside Maddie Damore, sophomore outside Jackie Moraga, sophomore defensive specialist Brianna LaGuardia, sophomore outside-libero Alexa Russel, sophomore defensive specialist Samantha Hamilton, senior opposite Chauncey Thompson, junior outside-opposite Meaghan Finlay, sophomore middle-outside Allison Butow

Key newcomers: Freshman outside-middleMaddie White, freshman outside Sara Viola, freshman outside Erinne Regan, freshman setter-outside Alex Barnes

RARITAN

Coach: Denis Caruano, second season

Record last year: 5-15

Key returners: Senior middle hitter Daniella Tancredi, senior setter Nicole Jaque, senior setter Lauren Amato, senior defensive specialist-outside hitter Vanessa Ali, senior outside hitter Kyra Simone, senior outside hitter Christine Darakjy, sophomore outside hitter Briana Rinaldi, sophomore setter-defensive specialist Francesca Svoboda

Key newcomers: Junior middle hitter Marissa Sharkey, junior outside hitter Justeen Adams

RED BANK CATHOLIC

Coach: Pete Bogdan, third season

Record last year: 22-4

Key returners: Senior middle hitter Brooke Foley, senior outside hitter Tori Brown, senior outside hitter Jackie Reilly, senior outside hitter Alexis Whelan, junior outside hitter Katie Davin, senior middle hitter Ana Dunn, sophomore setter Tati Luis, senior setter Meredith Sheehan, senior libero Brianna Tancredi, senior middle hitter Denise Yachnik, sophomore setter-opposite Mary Yachnik

Key newcomers: Junior opposite Caitlin Conroy, freshman setter Morgan McLoud, junior middle hitter Tara Rempel

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REGIONAL

Coach: Brooke Culver, first season

Record last year: 17-6

Key returners: Senior outside hitter Maggie Oberle, senior outside hitter Hannah Miller, junior outside hitter Natalie Pellizzi, senior setter Catherine Zimel, junior libero Eleni Sourlis

Key newcomers: Sophomore middle hitter Nora Ryan, junior middle hitter Kate Edwards, senior defensive specialist-outside hitter Sophie Litwin

ST. JOHN VIANNEY

Coach: Jessica Gadaleta, second season

Record last year: 9-9

Key returners: Senior defensive specialist Kayley Barkalow, senior opposite Genevieve Fennell, senior middle blocker Emily Fortier, senior setter Emily Higgins, senior middle blocker Jessica Junquet, senior libero Louisa Omoregie, senior outside hitter Bianca Piccion, senior outside hitter Mary Francis Prugno, senior outside hitter Jordyn Styczynski

Key newcomers: Junior outside hitter-opposite Brittany Ferreira, freshman outside hitter Ann Manganiello, sophomore middle blocker-opposite Megan McGrory, junior middle blocker Haley Scheuer, sophomore setter Victoria Wallace

CLASS B SOUTH

BARNEGAT

Coach: Karla Jennings, seventh season

Record last year: 17-11

Key returners: Sophomore outside hitter Beth Elsasser, junior middle-right side Victoria Falk, junior middle Hannah Fitzmaurice, senior defensive specialist-libero Morgan Mitchell, junior outside hitter Meg Nichols, junior middle Sara Ridgeway, junior setter Kelsey Ritner

Key newcomers: Sophomore defensive specialist-libero Cassie Bailey, sophomore setter Nikki Casertano, sophomore outside hitter Maia Lloyd

CENTRAL REGIONAL

Coach: Jeff Mangold, fourth season

Record last year: 6-9

Key returners: Senior outside hitter Rachel Iozzia, junior outside hitter Danielle Myers, junior setter Audra Didzbalis, junior middle blocker Brianne Allender, junior outside hitter Ashley Marino, sophomore middle blocker Katelyn Kuster, junior middle blocker Courtney Bott, junior setter Colleen McGrath

Key newcomer: Senior defensive specialist Victoria Nucci

JACKSON LIBERTY

Coach: Melissa O’Neill, fifth season

Record last year: 10-11

Key returners: Senior middle blocker April Szymczyk, senior opposite-outside hitter-defensive specialist Maggie O’Connor, junior libero Alex Ruffler, junior setter Kelly Lynk, junior opposite-outside hitter Lillian Dixon

Key newcomer: Sophomore outside hitter Gillian Eppinger

MONSIGNOR DONOVAN

Coach: Tom Trembulak, second season

Record last year: 6-16

Key returners: Senior setter-opposite Hallie Papiernik, senior outside hitter Kelly Milana, senior middle blocker Sydney Martin, senior outside hitter Shawna Ingraham, senior defensive specialist Allison DaQuila, junior middle blocker Paige Laurence, senior outside hitter Emily Kaminski, junior outside hitter Lauren Pace, sophomore outside hitter-middle blocker Jessica Sipili

Key newcomers: Junior setter Amie Sinor, freshman outside hitter-setter Ashley Gundling, sophomore middle blocker Nicole Staub

LACEY

Coach: Robert Dougherty, first season

Record last year: 0-21

Key returners: Senior setter-outside hitter Lauren Salemme, senior middle blocker Jennafer Locandro, senior middle Jacqueline Quinn, junior setter Sarah Jakositz, senior outside hitter Kayla Frattelo, sophomore middle Angelica Torres, senior outside hitter Cassandra Zitani, junior outside hitter Lauren Butler, junior middle blocker Megan Moss

Key newcomer: Sophomore setter Abby Mooney

LAKEWOOD

Coach: Gina Pagliaro, second season

Record last year: 0-20

Key returners: Tifanie Kowaleski, Mayra Tablas, Monica Tablas, Kerry Boothe

Key newcomers: Marisol Mendez, Brisol Mendez, Vanelix Merced

MANCHESTER

Coach: Annette Simone, eighth season

Record last year: 21-6

Key returners: Senior setter-outside hitter Michelle Cuthbert, senior outside hitter Anevea Tinnery, junior setter-middle hitter Kylie Siemanowicz, junior outside hitter Valerie Ortense, senior defensive specialist Brianna Vicente

Key newcomers: Senior defensive specialist Raquel Scalzo, senior outside hitter Eryn Barnes, junior outside hitter Alex Kisielewska, sophomore outside hitter Jordan Quigley

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