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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home’s issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey’s one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won’t rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won’t have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Fair Haven, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won’t be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren’t like anybody else’s, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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Waterproofing Services in New Jersey

With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can’t handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We’re talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home’s value and your family’s health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation’s walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation’s interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Fair Haven

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn’t in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement’s water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home’s walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don’t wait to address the moisture developing in your basement – call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It’s easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don’t know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Fair Haven:

Clay Bowl Effect

The “Clay Bowl” Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or “bowl” effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home’s value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a “prevention over repair” mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We’re not in the business of putting a “Band-Aid” on your water problem – we want to fix your issue completely, so you don’t have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don’t usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home’s foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren’t clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home’s foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you’re thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn’t retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it’s best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it’s hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor’s. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you’re having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won’t do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don’t let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Latest News in Fair Haven

Cynthia Meehan joins Christie\'s NNJ in Fair Haven

This is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author\'s own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.Christie\'s International Real Estate NNJ, an exclusive partner of Christie\'s International Real Estate, announced today that Cynthia Meehan has joined the company in the firm\'s southernmost sales gallery located in Fair Haven. The addition of Meehan to the Fair Haven office is part of Christie\'s ongoing growth and expansion in the region. Moving ...

This is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author\'s own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.

Christie\'s International Real Estate NNJ, an exclusive partner of Christie\'s International Real Estate, announced today that Cynthia Meehan has joined the company in the firm\'s southernmost sales gallery located in Fair Haven. The addition of Meehan to the Fair Haven office is part of Christie\'s ongoing growth and expansion in the region. Moving forward, the brokerage has plans to continue its expansion deeper into the southern New Jersey market zone and beyond.

Cynthia Meeehan is a Realtor-Associate® with over 13 years of industry experience at the Jersey Shore and is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to her clients. A New Jersey native with a true affinity for "shore living", Cynthia believes that the Jersey Shore is truly a special place to live. Its beauty, central location, easy accessibility to New York City and all that the tri-state area has to offer enables its residents to have the best of both worlds. After having invested in properties and land in Miami Beach and Costa Rica, she feels her greatest investment of all was at the Jersey Shore. Cynthia thrives on utilizing her market knowledge and experience to help her clients find their dream home and take advantage of the great investment opportunities available in this unique area. With her affiliation with Christie\'s International Real Estate, Cynthia is able to leverage the strength of Christie\'s unparalleled corporate marketing resources and superior customer service programs to assist and support her clients throughout the entire real estate process.

About Christie\'s International Real Estate NNJ

Christie\'s International Real Estate NNJ is an exclusive partner of Christie\'s International Real Estate (CIRE) and the recipient of the Christie\'s Affiliate of the Year award in 2017 and 2018. The CIRE brand is a global real estate network of more than 31,000 agents across 48 countries, representing annual sales volume of more than $100 billion. CIRENNJ has offices in Mahwah/Saddle River, Franklin Lakes/Wyckoff, Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Hoboken, Allendale, Westwood, Montclair, Summit, Closter, Ringwood, and Fair Haven, NJ with other locations coming soon. With a staff of accomplished real estate agents and brokers, its clients receive the highest levels of customer service and customized, personalized real estate services. CIRENNJ provides local expertise with global connections. For more information, call 732-800-5050 or visit www.christiesrennj.com.

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Rumson-Fair Haven Area Completion Rates For College Aid Applications

See how college aid applications changed for Rumson-Fair Haven area high schools.RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students c...

See how college aid applications changed for Rumson-Fair Haven area high schools.

RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.

Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an Associated Press analysis of FAFSA data.

As of February this year, FAFSA applications were down 10 percent from last year. But the completion rate increased in the spring, when schools could hold more in-school FAFSA help events that were canceled last year because of the pandemic.

A decline in the FAFSA completion rate could be a harbinger of lower enrollment in the fall. The class of 2020 had 3.7 percent fewer FAFSA applications than the class of 2019; postsecondary enrollment dropped 6.8 percent between the class of 2020 and 2019, according to the National College Attainment Network.

In New Jersey, 55,028 FAFSA applications were completed as of June 25, compared with 57,281 completions at the same point last year. That is a 3.9 percent decrease. (See how Rumson-Fair Haven area high schools compare below.)

The decline is steeper among Title 1 high schools, meaning those where low-income students make up at least 40 percent of enrollment. Title 1 high school completions dropped 8.83 percent, compared with a 3.86 decrease for non-Title 1 schools.

In New Jersey, completed applications dropped 8.7 percent from Title 1 schools, compared with a 2.8 percent drop for non-Title 1 school applications as of June 25.

Here is how schools in the Rumson-Fair Haven area are doing with FAFSA completion as of June 25. See more Rumson-Fair Haven area high schools here. Note: Percent changes can be affected by a relatively small difference in completions, especially for smaller schools. FAFSA data only counts students who are no older than 19.

School: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District Municipality: Rumson

The FAFSA application for the 2020-21 academic year closes June 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many states and colleges set their own deadlines for aid applications. There has been a push in recent years to have students fill out the FAFSA earlier in their senior year.

Editor\'s note: This list was automatically generated using FAFSA data analyzed by the Associated Press. Federal high school counts don\'t include students over the age of 19. Information isn\'t available for all schools. Schools with fewer than five completions are omitted from the data. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected].

FAFSA Completions Down In NJ: How Middletown Area Schools Compare

MIDDLETOWN, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an Assoc...

MIDDLETOWN, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.

Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an Associated Press analysis of FAFSA data.

As of February this year, FAFSA applications were down 10 percent from last year. But the completion rate increased in the spring, when schools could hold more in-school FAFSA help events that were canceled last year because of the pandemic.

A decline in the FAFSA completion rate could be a harbinger of lower enrollment in the fall. The class of 2020 had 3.7 percent fewer FAFSA applications than the class of 2019; postsecondary enrollment dropped 6.8 percent between the class of 2020 and 2019, according to the National College Attainment Network.

In New Jersey, 55,028 FAFSA applications were completed as of June 25, compared with 57,281 completions at the same point last year. That is a 3.9 percent decrease. (See how Middletown area high schools compare below.)

The decline is steeper among Title 1 high schools, meaning those where low-income students make up at least 40 percent of enrollment. Title 1 high school completions dropped 8.83 percent, compared with a 3.86 decrease for non-Title 1 schools.

In New Jersey, completed applications dropped 8.7 percent from Title 1 schools, compared with a 2.8 percent drop for non-Title 1 school applications as of June 25.

Here is how schools in the Middletown area are doing with FAFSA completion as of June 25. See more Middletown area high schools here. Note: Percent changes can be affected by a relatively small difference in completions, especially for smaller schools. FAFSA data only counts students who are no older than 19.

School: Middletown High School South District: Middletown Township Public School District Municipality: Middletown

School: Middletown High School North District: Middletown Township Public School District Municipality: Middletown

School: Holmdel High School District:Holmdel Township School District Municipality: Holmdel

School: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District:Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District Municipality: Rumson

School: High Technology High School District:Monmouth County Vocational School District Municipality: Lincroft

School: Marine Academy Of Science And Technology District:Monmouth County Vocational School District Municipality: Highlands

School: Henry Hudson Regional School District:Henry Hudson Regional School District Municipality: Highlands

The FAFSA application for the 2020-21 academic year closes June 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many states and colleges set their own deadlines for aid applications. There has been a push in recent years to have students fill out the FAFSA earlier in their senior year.

Editor\'s note: This list was automatically generated using FAFSA data analyzed by the Associated Press. Federal high school counts don\'t include students over the age of 19. Information isn\'t available for all schools. Schools with fewer than five completions are omitted from the data. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected].

Meet the 2021 All-Shore boys tennis team

High school boys tennis returned in style this spring.After the 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic, the Marlboro team picked up where it left off by winning the Shore Conference Team Tournament, defeating Rumson-Fair Haven in the final. It was the second straight conference title for...

High school boys tennis returned in style this spring.

After the 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic, the Marlboro team picked up where it left off by winning the Shore Conference Team Tournament, defeating Rumson-Fair Haven in the final. It was the second straight conference title for the Mustangs after they captured the SCT crown in 2019.

The Ocean County Tournament crown went to Toms River North for the third straight time - with the Mariners sweeping swept all five flights while runnerup Pinelands had finalists at four spots - and Marlboro won the Monmouth Tournament, with Rumson-Fair Haven again runnerup.

And in the NJISAA Team Tournament, Point Beach came away with the South Group 1 championship.

Here are the 2021 All-Shore teams:

FIRST TEAM

BRADEN CHAVEZ

School: Ranney

Year: Freshman

Highlights: Chavez won the Monmouth County Tournament first singles championship by defeating Red Bank Regional\'s Jake Cohen, 4-6, 6-1 (12-10 in the tiebreaker). Chavez went 13-3 on the season.

JAKE COHEN

School: Red Bank Regional

Year: Senior

Cohen advanced to the fourth round of the NJSIAA Singles Tournament after he was seeded in the 9-16 range. He also advanced to the Monmouth County Tournament first singles final. Cohen went 20-2 on the season.

MAX LUSTGARTEN

School: Rumson-Fair Haven

Year: Senior

Lustgarten advanced to the fourth round of the NJSIAA Singles Tournament after being seeed in the 9-16 group. Among his state tournament wins was a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Marlboro\'s Vasista Linga in the third round. He led Rumson-Fair Haven to the Shore Conference Tournament championship match and to the NJSIAA Central Group 2 semifinal. He won his first 13 matches of the season and finished 17-2; all 17 of his victories were in straight sets, including wins over Ranney\'s Braden Chavez, Holmdel\'s Brandon Hu, and CBA\'s Jaden Vigneri. Lustgarten earlier this year announced plans to continue his tennis career when he attends Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

KYLE MELIA

School: Rumson-Fair Haven

Year: Senior

Melia, the Monmouth County Tournament second singles champion, had one of the biggest upsets of the state tournament when he rallied to defeat Summit\'s Brendan McDonald 2-6, 7-5, (10-5 in the tiebreaker) in the second round. McDonald was seeded in the 5-8 range. Melia was then defeated in the third round. He defeated Holmdel\'s David Menna 6-2, 6-2 in the MCT second singles final and went 16-1 on the season.

VASISTA LINGA

School: Marlboro

Year: Senior

Related:2021 Shore Conference boys tennis tournament results, Rumson vs. Marlboro in final

Highlights: Linga advanced to the third round of the NJSIAA Singles Tournament before he was defeated by Lustgarten. He also had two wins over Christian Brothers Academy\'s Jaden Vigneri. Linga went 11-1 on the season.

JADEN VIGNERI

School: Christian Brothers Academy

Year: Freshman

Vigneri advanced to the second round of the NJSIAA Singles Tournament with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Millville\'s Jacob Lewis. He also swept two matches against second team selection Brandon Hu of Holmdel, including a 6-3, 6-3 win when CBA and Holmdel met in the Shore Conference Tournament. Vigneri went 16-5 on the season.

SECOND TEAM

Mohammed Danish, Freehold, Senior

Brandon Hu, Holmdel, Freshman

Evan Liou, Toms River North, Junior

Frank Liu, Marlboro, Senior

Kelvin Liwag, Marlboro, Junior

Anirudh Singh, Marlboro, Senior

Trinity Hall’s Dana Lenneper is NJ.com’s girls lacrosse Coach of the Year for 2021

Dana Lenneper’s first order of business when she was hired at Trinity Hall eight years ago had nothing to do with implementing the suffocating defense or crafty offense her team has now.Back then, when the tiny, non-public Shore Conference school had just opened in 2012 and Lenneper herself was a rookie head coach fresh out of Georgian Court University, the goal was much simpler: teach her new players how to hold a lacrosse stick.Lenneper was handed the arduous task, after all, of building a lacrosse program from scratch ...

Dana Lenneper’s first order of business when she was hired at Trinity Hall eight years ago had nothing to do with implementing the suffocating defense or crafty offense her team has now.

Back then, when the tiny, non-public Shore Conference school had just opened in 2012 and Lenneper herself was a rookie head coach fresh out of Georgian Court University, the goal was much simpler: teach her new players how to hold a lacrosse stick.

Lenneper was handed the arduous task, after all, of building a lacrosse program from scratch and Trinity Hall wasn’t even recognized as a Shore Conference school until four years later, when that initial crop of first-time lacrosse players had complete the four-year freshman-to-senior progression.

Trinity Hall, in just its fifth varsity season this spring, became just the third Shore Conference program to win a state championship and the Monarchs reached the Shore Conference Tournament title game and the Tournament of Champions for the first time to cap off a historic season.

Lenneper is the Coach of the Year for 2021.

“A lot of hard work and dedication,” is how Lenneper described building Trinity Hall from the ground up in 2012 to becoming one of the state’s top programs. “It was teaching girls how to hold a stick. They did not know what lacrosse was, so it was going back to the basics. In saying that, I had this junior class come in that knew how to play. We ran a lot, we worked a lot on mental toughness and eye-strengthening exercises. We have a whole program we do on focusing and accuracy training. They know that they can’t have an off-day, even with practices.

“You just can’t to build a program and to get better, you have to continue to expect the best and demand the best from yourself. They really did that. They showed up every day ready to play.”

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Trinity Hall, in this unforgettable season, did what no team in the Shore Conference had been able to do in nearly a decade when it beat longstanding powerhouse Rumson-Fair Haven, 8-7, on May 13, ending the Bulldogs’ 127-game unbeaten streak against Shore Conference teams.

Trinity Hall would face Rumson two more times and lose both — once in the Shore Conference Tournament title game and again in the opening round of the Tournament of Champions — but that only provided a learning experience for a Monarchs team in that position for the first time.

“Championship play is so different,” Lenneper said. “Whether you beat a team by 10 or lost by one, when you enter the playoffs, it doesn’t matter. Every team steps their game up and being new and had never been there before, it was definitely a learning experience. You can learn a lot from a loss and I think losing to them in both of those situations, we learned a lot from it. We learned the different between playoff and regular season play and how we need to improve for next year and next season to make sure we’re ready to come home with a win and not a loss.”

Trinity Hall finished as the No. 8-ranked team in the NJ.com Top 20, exceeding external expectations for a team that lost two tremendous players in the lost season of 2020: Colleen Kelly and Sydney Riepl. That was supposed to be Trinity Hall’s season, but this year’s team was determined to make good on those expectations, too.

“I think we always knew this year was going to be successful,” Lenneper said. “I don’t think I could have predicted how successful we would be. I knew we were going to be good. I knew the girls coming back this year really wanted to play for the girls that lost it last year. Colleen and Sydney weren’t just amazing lacrosse players, they were phenomenal leaders. Each one of our girls really looked up to them.”

It’s been a long and winding journey for Trinity Hall, which didn’t have a winning season until 2019, won just one game in its first varsity season and from 2016-18, had a combined record of 11-36.

“Even in those years where we only won four or five games, we played well,” Lenneper said. “I know that sounds kind of crazy and if you look at the scores, they did a great job at causing turnovers and our struggle was getting in transition up the field. A lot of those girls, I taught them how to play their freshman year so when you’re playing against Rumson where those girls have been playing their whole lives, or RBC or even Holmdel at that point, you can’t not know how to cradle the ball.

“We always had the base level of skill it was just about transitioning up. In that year when we made that flip turnaround, we had the girls who knew how to cradle and I didn’t have to teach them right away and that was the big shift. All the pieces fell into place and it just worked.”

In 2019, Trinity Hall went 17-5 and reached the Central Jersey, Group 1 title game for the first time, losing to Oak Knoll, 20-5. The creation of non-public tournaments this season opened the door for the Monarchs, who won the first-ever Non-Public B title.

But nothing was handed to this Trinity Hall team. In one week, it beat Pingry, 12-2, Princeton Day, 24-5, Montclair Kimberley, 9-7, and Rumson-Fair Haven, 8-7.

“That was a huge week that could have been great or not great,” Lenneper said. “It was a motivational week for us winning all those games. Rumson is such a solid program and since I’ve started our program, we’ve played them. Usually, it’s very one-sided but I love playing them because Amy does a great job coaching her team and I love to see how I can improve against them every year.”

Haven Dora (81 goals, 59 assists) and Paige Nolan (54 goals, 30 assists) led the charge for Trinity Hall (19-2) this season, and expectations will only grow exponentially from here.

But Lenneper’s message entering next season will be the same it has been for the last eight.

“We kind of drill it in to them to stay humble and stay hungry,” she said. “We can’t let any of that get into our heads and I don’t think they do. No one expected us this year and it’s kind of nice to be an underdog with no expectations who exceeds everyone’s expectations. As long as they remember that they have to work for everything, they’re going to continue to show up and they’re going to continue to improve.”

Winning a state championship and reaching the Tournament of Champions was satisfying, Lenneper said, but the work is not done.

“We have a long way to go,” she said. “We’re doing really great but I want to play Oak Knoll, I want to play Moorestown, I want to play those teams and get there. Our goal is to get to No. 1 eventually. We have work to do.”

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