When Alanis Alvarado arrived in Jersey City 14 months ago with her mother Elda, she had the difficult task of learning a new language, trying to make friends and getting acclimated to a place more than 1,500 miles away from her home of Naranjito, Puerto Rico. What Alvarado, now a senior at Hudson Catholic, had was volleyball. The sport not only provided a welcome diversion from homesickness, but the opportunity to make new friends and continue her education beyond high school.
Now, the hard-hitting safety and Boston College commit is the next leader up for a St. Joseph (Mont.) squad trying to repeat as the state’s No. 1-ranked team and Non-Public, Group 3 champion. “Anything else is unacceptable,” Stewart said before practice Wednesday in Montvale. “That’s it. The last two years, I’ve let all the others lead, but this year, I’m going to use what I learned from them to lead.
The AAU basketball season is over, and the high school basketball season is months away. But the national recruiting rankings have been updated, and dozens of New Jersey's tops players made the cut. The slideshow above shows New Jersey's top recruits and their current rankings on the main national recruiting websites, including ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout. Every site ranks players differently, meaning not every player is on every list.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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