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JESSICA RUSSO WAYNE VALLEY -- GIRLS' FENCING
Russo won the individual title at the Passaic County Tournament last year for the second straight time, and she capped off her brilliant junior season by going undefeated at the state tournament and winning the gold. Russo is nationally ranked in the saber division, and she competes internationally against some of the best junior fencers in the world. Expect her to be a heavy favorite for another state championship this winter.
DAN SCHROEDER WATCHUNG HILLS -- BOYS' ICE HOCKEY
When the discussion of the best goaltenders in the state comes up, Schroeder is on the short list. As a junior last year, Schroeder led Watchung Hills to the Public A state championship game, and he's looking to do one better this season. A 5-0 loss to Ridge in the title game didn't stop Schroeder from earning All-Tournament honors, and All-State honors could be in the cards this season.
BRYAN MURPHY DON BOSCO PREP -- FOOTBALL
The Ironmen have their share of stars on offense, but the play of the defense was just as critical to Bosco's great season. On Nov. 1, Murphy led the way, racking up 10 tackles from his linebacker position in a 38-7 win over rival Bergen Catholic. Murphy, a junior, was constantly in the BC backfield, and his four sacks went a long way to helping Don Bosco Prep improve to 6-1 on the season.
JOSE ARISMENDI HIGH TECH -- BOYS' SOCCER
Arismendi was clutch all season for High Tech, but he came up especially big in the Hudson County Seglio Conference playoffs. The junior forward rang up a hat trick in each of the two tournament games, helping High Tech win its fifth straight title, and his two second-half goals led the Lasercats to a 6-0 victory over McNair in the championship match. Arismendi was named MVP of the tournament.
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