Sometimes, making sure your body gets the nutrients it needs to be happy and healthy seems like a full-time job. After all, our bodies are highly complex, dynamic machines. Like most machines and tools, our bodies need plenty of high-quality, potent fuel to operate optimally. Unfortunately, everyday life makes it difficult to get the vitamins, nutrients, amino acids, and antioxidants our bodies need to function correctly.
The truth is most of us live busy lives. That's especially true for busy professionals and working parents who can't take the time to source organic ingredients and nutrient-dense foods. Preparing a delicious dish with lean protein and fresh, yummy veggies sounds great. But do you really have the time to buy, clean, prep, and cook a full meal with all those responsibilities on your plate? A quick trip to the cheeseburger joint is so much easier, especially when you have picky eaters for kids. If you're a parent, you know convincing a child to choose Swiss chard over chicken nuggets is harder than solving a Rubik's cube.
Thankfully, there are much simpler ways to treat your body right with vitamins and nutrients, even if you're constantly on the go. IV vitamin therapy in cityname, state is a new, revolutionary treatment from Juventee that delivers essential nutrients directly into your bloodstream. That way, you can give your body the refined fuel it needs without choking down pills or balancing supplements.
Unlike pills and food, vitamin injections bypass the liver's metabolism, where nutrients are often broken down. When nutrients are processed by your liver, it can decrease the amount your body absorbs. By injecting vitamins directly into the bloodstream, you can be sure that 100% of nutrients are absorbed by your body. Vitamin IV therapy may boost your overall brain and body health in a number of different ways:
Plus, with our NAD+ therapy, patients can improve more of their body's functionality and even prevent muscle deterioration. It might sound like science fiction, but Juventee's IV Vitamin Therapy is as real and effective as it gets. You're probably thinking to yourself, "That's all well and good, but what's in IV drip therapy? Don't worry; we've got you covered.
IV vitamin therapy is a wonderful choice if you want softer, healthier skin, a better immune system, and even a cure for that early-morning hangover from a weekend out. But if you're like most new patients, you're probably wondering what's actually in this type of IV therapy.
The contents are right there in the name, boosted with some extras to make you look and feel great. Some of the most common ingredients include vitamin C, a wide range of B vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. Let's take a closer look at what these typical ingredients are and why they're included in most vitamin IV therapy sessions:
If you're like most adults, your parents probably loaded you up with vitamin C whenever you had the sniffles or a cold. Your younger self might not have believed it worked, but as it turns out, your parents were onto something. According to doctors, vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins to consume. It might not be the cure-all for the common cold, but it absolutely helps maintain your immune system so you can fight the cold quicker. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C also protects your body from prenatal health issues, cardiovascular problems, eye diseases, and even wrinkly skin.
When your body lacks vitamin C for a long time, you're sure to notice. Though vitamin C deficiency is relatively rare in the U.S., adults who go long periods without it may get sick frequently and suffer from other immune system issues. In extreme cases, people may get scurvy, which causes a litany of issues like joint pain, bleeding gums, and depression.
B vitamins like riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folic acid (b9), and cobalamin (B12) play a crucial role in keeping you healthy and maintaining your overall wellbeing. If you want a healthier body, B vitamins are critical, as they are literally building blocks that help preserve your brain functionality, cell metabolism, and energy. For pregnant women, B vitamins in IV drips are especially important because they help your new baby's brain develop while in the womb. B vitamins have also been shown to prevent congenital disabilities. Plus, they help ease feelings of nausea, which is a big bonus for moms and dads alike.
When your body is vitamin B deficient, you're putting yourself at risk of many health problems, such as complications with pregnancy, nervous system disorders, amenia, and gastric cancers.
Like the other vitamins and nutrients on this page, magnesium plays an important part in your body's total health. As a cofactor or helper molecule, magnesium has a role in 600+ bodily functions, including protein formation, nerve function, gene function, muscle movement, and energy production. If you're having a stressful day or week, high-potency magnesium has been shown to have relaxation properties that help calm your nerves and muscles. Unfortunately, most Americans don't get enough magnesium in their diets.
When your body is magnesium deficient, you could be playing with fire. Magnesium deficiency has been linked to chronic health concerns like osteoporosis, diabetes, and even heart disease. If you're feeling unusually weak or suffering from irregular muscle cramps, a vitamin IV session from Juventee could be the solution you need.
Just about every health food and drink in the stores boasts high levels of antioxidants. That's great, but what are they? Antioxidants are substances shown to slow or prevent cell damage from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules linked to inflammation, disease, and forms of cancer. According to the National Library of Medicine, antioxidants also act as hydrogen and electron donors, as well as enzyme inhibitors.
Most humans get some types of antioxidants naturally through eating and drinking. However, IV vitamin therapy is a much more effective way to fight back against free radicals with antioxidants. When your body lacks antioxidants, free radical production increases, which causes oxidative stress - a harmful situation linked to arthritis, cancers, strokes, and Parkinson's disease.
Thankfully, Juventee's IV vitamin therapy in Bogota, NJ contains antioxidants that may scavenge and reduce the free radicals affecting your health.
Some additional vitamins and nutrients found in most IV vitamin therapies include:
All IV vitamin injections are applied here at the Juventee office, where our patients are comfortable and at ease. IV vitamin therapy sessions vary in length, depending on the IV therapy you choose and how many applications you need. Vitamin IV injections are administered quickly, with the patient feeling a small pinch from the needle at the injection site.
Patients should not experience any irritation or adverse effects. Once therapy is over, they may leave and go about their day feeling fantastic. While most patients leave our office feeling great, everyone's experiences are different.
What you feel after IV therapy depends on the vitamins you choose and your unique body composition. Most often, however, patients enjoy IV vitamin benefits instantly since their bodies absorb all of the nutrients provided. For optimal results, we recommend you schedule several vitamin IV therapy sessions to thoroughly care for and cleanse your body.
In the past, IV vitamin therapy in Bogota, NJ was reserved for sick hospital patients and the ultra-wealthy. Today, millions of health-conscious Americans use IV vitamin drips to give their bodies full-potency vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids. Taking supplements is great, especially if you're not treating your body to a healthy diet. In reality, though, supplements and multivitamins only give you a fraction of the benefit.
Juventee's IV vitamin infusions, on the other hand, are applied directly into your bloodstream. That way, all those wonderful vitamins and nutrients bypass your digestive system, giving your body much-needed care in the blink of an eye.
Getting nutrients in an instant is a benefit on its own, but what other advantages does IV vitamin therapy provide patients? Are there other uses for a vitamin IV drip other than getting your daily vitamins? Let's take a look and see.
If you're like most Americans in modern times, you could afford to lose a few pounds. Weight loss is a big topic these days - being overweight puts you at risk for a long list of ailments and diseases, so it makes sense to shed pounds. Of course, that's much easier said than done.
One savvy way health-conscious people use vitamin IV drips is to help kick start their weight loss goals. Juventee's unique vitamin formula contains metabolic boosters that help convert fat into energy, giving you the "go" needed to finish that workout. By jumpstarting your metabolism, your body can break down fat more effectively, helping you maintain a healthy weight.
In hospital and medical settings, IV nutrient drips can help patients who are too sick to eat. Outside of those settings, it can also be a great way to address certain nutrient deficiencies caused by conditions like:
Generally, people with the conditions above have a hard time getting the nutrients their bodies need via supplements and diet. Because IV vitamin therapy in Bogota, NJ bypasses their digestive system, these patients can get nutrients that they otherwise wouldn't get.
Are you sick and tired of relying on teeth-staining coffees and chemical-ridden energy drinks to stay awake and focused? Nutrients like amino acids and B vitamins, found in IV vitamin therapies, give you a natural boost of energy, lessening your need for sugar and caffeine.
In addition to helping with weight loss and giving you essential nutrients, vitamin IV therapies may also cleanse your body of damaging toxins and free radicals. Free radicals, in particular, can damage your DNA and speed up the aging process.
The antioxidants in Juventee's IV vitamin therapy help protect your body and its immune system by neutralizing free radicals and eliminating toxins. Some common antioxidants used include:
Ingredients in IV vitamin drips like magnesium sulfate are great for lowering blood pressure and calming nerves. But magnesium has also been shown to:
Magnesium sulfate is also a common ingredient in stress-reducing products like Epsom salts as well.
We've all been there before - it's Friday afternoon, and you and your work colleagues decide to leave the office early. One of your co-workers suggests you go to a bar to let off some steam and reflect on the work week. One or two drinks, you promise yourself. The next thing you know, you're three sheets to the wind, singing bad karaoke and making new friends with everyone at the bar.
You had a great time, but now it's Saturday morning, and it feels like a cinderblock was dropped on your head. Instead of grabbing a can of salty V8, why not treat yourself to vitamin IV therapy from Juventee? The hydration provided by our IV vitamin drips helps fight back against hangover symptoms like:
Fluids from vitamin IVs get to work quick, replenishing the water you lost while you were out partying. Vitamin IVs also have much-needed electrolytes for your body, which may relieve feelings of dizziness, fatigue, and thirst.
If your goal is to nourish your body with nutrients and vitamins, Juventee's IV vitamin therapy in cityname, state is the key you need to unlock success. We believe that balance is key to your health and wellness, which is why our specialists employ the most innovative medical advances in our treatment options and products. Unlike other vitamin IV clinics, our focus is on providing you with a full range of health services to help you reach your full potential.
That way, you can satisfy your aesthetic, physical, and nutritional needs while positively impacting your emotional wellbeing too. If you're on the fence about getting healthy and re-discovering the joys of youth, contact our office today. It would be our pleasure to talk about your concerns and how our preventative, proactive treatments like IV vitamin therapy can help on your journey to health.
It took some time, but eventually, Bogota/Ridgefield Park’s Theresa Zeppetelli was able to appreciate the magnitude of her finishing runner-up in the state at 107 last year.It was, of course, disappointing. But it also gave her a glimpse into what was possible at a new weight — 100 pounds — where she feels lighter, quicker and better able to get to her attacks.Her path to finishing first this year is still well on its way as she punched her ticket to the finals in Atlantic City with pins in both the quarter an...
It took some time, but eventually, Bogota/Ridgefield Park’s Theresa Zeppetelli was able to appreciate the magnitude of her finishing runner-up in the state at 107 last year.
It was, of course, disappointing. But it also gave her a glimpse into what was possible at a new weight — 100 pounds — where she feels lighter, quicker and better able to get to her attacks.
Her path to finishing first this year is still well on its way as she punched her ticket to the finals in Atlantic City with pins in both the quarter and semifinals.
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“At first it was very disappointing then I took a minute and realized I came second in the state. I was like ‘oh my god I did it,’ and I was very proud of myself and I still am that I took second,” Zeppetelli said. “Of course I’m disappointed that I lost but I’m proud of myself and motivated me that if I can come second, then I can come first.”
With her move down to 100, she’s looking to put people on notice and make some noise and expected nothing less.
She’s done finishing second and isn’t content with just making finals anymore, though.
“I expected myself to make it here again so I can make it to AC,” Zeppetelli said. “Everything changes now. Now I’m just going to push harder and work through it all over again.”
Coming down from 107, it took Zeppetelli some time to adapt to the new speed of everything, but she picked it up quickly and is working on honing her technique now rather than just being stronger than every opponent.
“I don’t just like to use all my muscle. I like to be very technical and work on every little thing and make sure I hone every detail.”
Zeppetelli’s opponent in the finals, Sparta freshman Paige Weiss, has put together one of the most impressive seasons of any rookie in the state.
She knocked off two state champions — Paramus’ Olivia Klein in the North 1 region semifinals, and twice dispatched Elizabeth’s Isabella Santos, first in the BCWCA Invitational third place bout and again in the 100-pound semifinals.
Weiss pinned Santos in 4:33 in the semis and that familiarity between the two played to Weiss’ advantage.
“I knew that she always goes for throws so I was just trying to shoot before she got a chance to,” she said.
Her coach, Dan Trappe isn’t surprised that Weiss has been so impressive and notched such quality wins in her first year wrestling for the Spartans.
He also knows that Weiss’ performance sets a high bar for everyone else entering the wrestling room behind her.
“We knew what was coming since she came from our youth program so we had high expectations from the start,” Trappe said. “She’s definitely set the bar for the girls that are coming in next year.”
As for how the freshman will handle the spotlight of being in Atlantic City? Trappe isn’t worried. Besides, it’s hist first trip down to Atlantic City, too, as he never made the state tournament as a wrestler for Jefferson.
“We always know she’s the better wrestler out there, it’s just about her finding that confidence that she needed throughout the season,” Trappe said.
The win against Klein was the key she needed to unlock that confidence to perform well on the big stage. Though familiarity with Zeppetelli doesn’t hurt either.
The two wrestled in the finals of the North 1 region tournament Zeppetelli got the pin in 1:24, so Weiss knows what to expect, and how to counter it.
“I know she had a good rush in to a single and I know she likes grabbing wrists so I’m just trying to get to her legs by using a single and getting to her wrists,” Weiss said. “Last time she was able to pancake me and pin me from there so I need to work on finishing the single.”
Even if Weiss knows what’s coming, though, Zeppetelli is confident she’ll have the upperhand again,
“For me, it’s honestly if I can master one move, no one’s stopping it,” Zeppetelli said. “If I can master something, no one’s stopping it.”
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State championship volleyball matches are not supposed to be non-competitive coronations, most especially in Group 1.But a loaded team from Bogota did not get that memo on Sunday.Shaking off a sluggish start in the first set, Bogota – No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20 – steamrolled to a straight sets sweep of Delaware Valley, 25-14, 25-6, to capture the NJSIAA/JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Group 1 championship at Franklin High School.The Bucs closed out a fabul...
State championship volleyball matches are not supposed to be non-competitive coronations, most especially in Group 1.
But a loaded team from Bogota did not get that memo on Sunday.
Shaking off a sluggish start in the first set, Bogota – No. 3 in the NJ.com Top 20 – steamrolled to a straight sets sweep of Delaware Valley, 25-14, 25-6, to capture the NJSIAA/JAG-ONE Physical Therapy Group 1 championship at Franklin High School.
The Bucs closed out a fabulous 28-2 season with a 21-1 run to close out the second set, and their season, in statement fashion. Delaware Valley – which had a strong season that included a sectional title – finished 18-10.
The state title is the 12th overall for Bogota, which won its fourth straight state title dating to 2018.
“I think there were some nerves there in the first set. I’m not sure because we’ve played in a lot of big matches, but we looked like our normal selves in the second half,” said veteran Bogota coach Brad DiRupo. “To win a state championship is the product of committing yourself in the offseason, and these kids did that.”
The senior duo of Angelina Buhler and Ashanna Caviness was again lethal for the champions in this one, as they both punished Delaware Valley in and around the net all match.
In the 21-1 rampage to close out the match, Buhler and Caviness registered three kills apiece, while teammate Jenelly Jimenez served up two aces as part of a six-point serving run.
Three kills and a block by Caviness set Bogota out to an 8-3 lead early in the first set, but a pair of blocks by Abbey Bivona brought the Terriers to within 8-6.
Shortly after, Skylee Ohler served up a six-point run that gave the Terriers a shocking 13-11 lead midway through the set.
“It’s a wonderful achievement to get back into a state championship game,” said Delaware Valley coach Erin Flemington. “Bogota is obviously a powerhouse, and if they are playing well there isn’t much you can do.”
Buhler would rattle off seven points with the serve, including an ace, to immidiately bring Bogota back ahead 19-13. A kill by Del Val’s Adriana Rosato would briefly interrupt the Bogota wave, but Gianna Estevez of the Bucs promptly went on a five-point run to seal the opening stanza.
For Buhler and Caviness, a pair of seniors who have experienced great success at Bogota, the road ended with a state champinship, but no Tournament of Champions to go for.”
“It would have been nice to have a chance to play for a Tournament of Champions, and it’s a bummer we won’t,” Buhler said. “But finishing up playing high school volleyball with a state championship is not bad either.”
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OLD TAPPAN — Brookelyn Talmadge, Kahlia Content and “LaFawnduh” were front and center at the Bergen County girls volleyball final.The former two keyed the Immaculate Heart front-row attack, which helped the tournament's top seed stave off No. 2 Bogota, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18, Sunday in Northern Valley/Old Tappan’s South Gym.The latter is a rubber chicken, named after a Napoleon Dynamite character and clad in pink plastic pearls, which resided on the Blue Eagles' bench.“I...
OLD TAPPAN — Brookelyn Talmadge, Kahlia Content and “LaFawnduh” were front and center at the Bergen County girls volleyball final.
The former two keyed the Immaculate Heart front-row attack, which helped the tournament's top seed stave off No. 2 Bogota, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18, Sunday in Northern Valley/Old Tappan’s South Gym.
The latter is a rubber chicken, named after a Napoleon Dynamite character and clad in pink plastic pearls, which resided on the Blue Eagles' bench.
“It was here way before I got here,” IHA setter Kalena Stavish explained. “We had it throughout states one year, and we won. And ever since, it’s been like a mascot for our team, in a way.”
She added with a chuckle, “This year, our team’s really trying to promote LaFawnduh.”
Talmadge, meanwhile, needs little introduction. The 6-foot senior is a returning All-North Jersey player and committed to Division I Bryant University, and she had a pair of kills during the Blue Eagles’ match-ending 6-0 run.
Content transferred to IHA as a sophomore but truly started making an impact on the rotation this season. The senior made a career-high six blocks, including two in the decisive set.
“Kahlia’s also so good at blocking, and she brings so much energy to the team,” Stavish said. “Our whole team consists of such strong hitters… it’s just so great how we always have someone we can rely on every single time.”
Now with eight Bergen County titles, Immaculate Heart (25-1) ranks third all-time in that category. Only Paramus (11) and Demarest (nine) have more, but IHA has the most of any school over the past 15 years with seven.
Bogota (20-2) was playing in its first county final since 2012, when it became the smallest school ever to take home the trophy.
Student population seemed irrelevant Sunday. Besides both having vocal rooting sections, these were clearly Bergen’s top two teams – the Bucs’ only two losses are to IHA, and the Blue Eagles’ lone loss came against one of the top teams in Pennsylvania.
Game 1 was close until Stavish and opposite Julia Sobilo teamed up to spark a string of five consecutive points that gave Immaculate Heart breathing room at 20-13.
The Blue Eagles tried to rally from a 17-11 deficit in Game 2 but never got the lead, as Bogota junior Angelina Buhler fueled an 8-2 run. Senior Seniah Burrell recorded set point with a block.
Game 3 was tied 7-7 when Talmadge reentered the game – libero Abby Romero (17 digs) covers her spot in the back row – and got back-to-back kills to send IHA on a 7-1 run.
? Talmadge led the Blue Eagles with 12 kills, and she combined with Content to make 10 of the team’s 14 blocks.
? Stavish spread the ball around well and even made a few sets on the run. The junior from Upper Saddle River ended with 28 assists and a pair of clever push-kills.
? Returning All-North Jersey OH Ashanna Caviness paced Bogota with 22 kills, while Buhler turned in a double-double (14 kills, 12 digs).
“We know that Bogota always fights back really well. They’re very strong, they’ve very competitive, and they never give up. So, we definitely knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game for us.” —Stavish, who notched her 1,000th career assist in an Oct. 4 match at Bogota
“It was hard coaching, but it was a very good match. … I’m happy, and I love playing in this county final, because it helps prepare you for the state tournament.” —IHA coach Maria Nolan, whose 1,000th career win came in the 2018 Bergen final
‘This Is Why’ has debuted at number 1 in both the UK and Australian album charts.Two decades into their incredible career, their 6th studio album ‘This Is Why’ has stormed the charts debuting at number 1 in both the UK and Australia, their third number 1 in each country. It also received number 1 spots on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, Billboar...
‘This Is Why’ has debuted at number 1 in both the UK and Australian album charts.
Two decades into their incredible career, their 6th studio album ‘This Is Why’ has stormed the charts debuting at number 1 in both the UK and Australia, their third number 1 in each country. It also received number 1 spots on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, Billboard’s Vinyl Album Chart, Billboard’s Alternative Album chart, Billboard’s Rock Album chart, Billboard’s digital album chart and landed at number 1 in the Billboard top 200.
The album’s title track – released in September – recently earned the band their first number 1 at Alternative Radio and was voted ‘Hottest Record Of The Year‘ by BBC Radio 1 listeners in the UK. Last week they released the video for new single ‘Running Out Of Time.’
Watch ‘Running Out Of Time’ below
Paramore is now gearing up to join Taylor Swift on the opening nights of her Eras Tour in Glendale, Arizona on March 17th and 18th before embarking on a sold-out global arena tour, kicking off in South America in March, followed by a UK run in April, and a North American run starting in May. Support comes from Bloc Party, Foals, The Linda Lindas and Genesis Owusu.
For the band’s largest headline arena shows in more than a decade they’ll make stops at some of the most iconic venues including two nights at London’s O2 Arena, two nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, Austin’s Moody Center, two nights at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena and more before wrapping up in St. Paul, MN at Xcel Energy Center on August 2nd. The band are donating a portion of their ticket sales to organizations working in areas of essential community support, including Support & Feed and REVERB.
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Sectional semifinals in the NJSIAA girls volleyball tournament took place Thursday and Friday. Here is a look at every North Jersey squad that advanced in their respective brackets.The finals will be played on Tuesday at the higher-seeded team.Bogota, CresskillNorth 1, Group 1While the top-seeded Bucs (25-2) remain in pursuit of their 13th consecutive championship, No. 3 Cresskill (19-5) will try to win its first since the NJSIAA began awarding sectional trophies in 2010. The Coug...
Sectional semifinals in the NJSIAA girls volleyball tournament took place Thursday and Friday. Here is a look at every North Jersey squad that advanced in their respective brackets.
The finals will be played on Tuesday at the higher-seeded team.
North 1, Group 1
While the top-seeded Bucs (25-2) remain in pursuit of their 13th consecutive championship, No. 3 Cresskill (19-5) will try to win its first since the NJSIAA began awarding sectional trophies in 2010. The Cougars' last state title came in 2003, when they went back-to-back in Group 1.
Both teams have different coaches than they did a year ago. In Bogota's case, Brad DiRupo returns for his 23rd season after taking 2021 off due to health reasons. Cresskill's Laura Germano is entirely new to varsity volleyball and stepped in at the last minute prior to the season, and her squad has responded with its highest win total since 2009.
The Cougars finished a game behind Emerson in the NJIC Patriot Division, but they prevailed when the teams squared off for a third time in Thursday's semifinals. Junior Erin Fahy tied a season high with 13 kills and added seven blocks in a 25-21, 25-21 victory over the No. 2 Cavos.
In addition to leading the team in both categories, Fahy ranks No. 1 in aces (31), just ahead of senior setter Amber Dangelico (29), who heads into the sectional final with 408 assists.
Bogota setter Mia Pimentel, meanwhile, raised her season assist total to 542 with 26 in a 25-7, 25-13 win against No. 4 Saddle Brook. The Bucs completed a sweep of their new rivals in the NJIC Liberty – they had been in the Patriot Division until this year – and have not lost a divisional game since the conference was formed in 2010.
Senior Angelina Buhler notched a career-best 16 kills for Bogota, and with her complementing fellow outside hitter Ashanna Caviness (340 kills this season), the defending champs will be a tough out.
North 1, Group 2
The No. 1 seed Hawks (21-2) are in the final for a second straight year, and this time, they will face No. 2 Sparta. The Spartans (22-1) knocked out defending champ Old Tappan, which took a wild match against River Dell to win the Fall 2021 title.
Junior Reese Petersen (eight kills) and senior Alicia Idiculla (seven) led the offense and defense in a 25-17, 25-17 semifinal win over No. 5 Pascack Valley, as they were two of four different Hawks with at least seven digs. Idiculla also served five aces, pulling within two of senior setter Emma Evancho for the team lead at 47.
Sparta libero Haley Maher impressed defensively as well, recording 25 digs in her team's 25-16, 25-21 sweep of Old Tappan. The Spartans won this bracket in Spring 2021, after the pandemic forced the season to be pushed back from the fall.
North 1, Group 3
The No. 1 seed Tigers (19-2) will try to win this bracket for their second time in three seasons when they host No. 2 Paramus (17-8). The Spartans won their Group 3 sectional in 2015 – when only the trophies indicated if you were "Section A" or "Section B" – before bowing to Old Tappan in the state final.
Isabella Bido is one of the big reasons Paramus has reached its highest win total since the '15 season. The senior setter has tallied 395 assists and 109 digs, including 14 in semifinal win over Morris Knolls, while sophomores Tiana Holeviczki (188 kills) and Klea Karanxha (334 digs) have contributed as well.
Tenafly's trio of top hitters – seniors Sofia Bell (169 kills) and Rylie Theuerkauf (155) and junior Sofia Tapia (142) – have the Tigers on the verge of their first 20-win season since 2019, after they secured a division title in the demanding Big North National. Their semifinal victory came against Passaic County runner-up Wayne Valley (16-10).
North 1, Group 4
The Knights' historic season continues as they prepare to host their first sectional final. Having already set a program record for wins at 25-2, they earned a meeting with No. 2 Livingston (24-2) by knocking off defending champ Ridgewood.
Serving has given Bergen Tech a big boost in the tournament. After a first-round bye, the top seed in the bracket totaled 27 aces in two playoff matches, with seniors Bryanna Purisima (45 this season), Riley Sobel (43) and Alana Baginski (42) and junior Kaitlyn Acevedo (43) leading the way.
No. 4 Ridgewood ended the year at 15-9, and senior setter Cammi Quirk accomplished an unprecedented feat by leading the Maroons in four different statistical categories: Assists (330), digs (244), kills (135) and aces (65). Livingston took its semifinal against No. 3 Fair Lawn, which finished 19-7.
North 2, Group 1
The Bulldogs became division mates with Secaucus in the new NJIC National this season, and the two tied for second place behind St. Mary. Rutherford (19-8) took the rubber match Thursday in the volleyball equivalent of "double overtime": 29-27, 27-25, as the winners surpassed the regulation 25 points in both sets.
Senior Hannah Tobin and freshman Cate Finan combined for 14 assists in propelling the No. 2 seed into the final against No. 1 Verona (21-5), which outlasted the Bulldogs in three sets for last year's crown. The Hillbillies handled Hasbrouck Heights in the semis, 25-9, 25-13.
Rutherford has reached the 20-win mark in each of its last six full seasons (aside from the Spring 2021 COVID campaign). No. 3 Secaucus finished 16-9 under second-year coach Dylan Caruso, extending a string of 41 consecutive winning records.