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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. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Farmingdale, 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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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 Farmingdale

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 Farmingdale:

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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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

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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All Aboard: Governor Hochul Celebrates Completion of LIRR Main Line Third Track on Time and Under Budget

Governor Kathy Hochul today celebrated completion of the Long Island Rail Road's historic Third Track project on time and under budget. The new 9.8-mile track runs from Floral Park to Hicksville, giving the railroad more operational flexibility to minimize service disruptions and increase service by 41 percent systemwide when Grand Central Madison opens later this year, while improving safety and creating true bi-directional LIRR service to fuel the local economy."The completion of the historic Third Track project connects commut...

Governor Kathy Hochul today celebrated completion of the Long Island Rail Road's historic Third Track project on time and under budget. The new 9.8-mile track runs from Floral Park to Hicksville, giving the railroad more operational flexibility to minimize service disruptions and increase service by 41 percent systemwide when Grand Central Madison opens later this year, while improving safety and creating true bi-directional LIRR service to fuel the local economy.

"The completion of the historic Third Track project connects commuters with a more resilient and flexible railroad with frequent service, modern stations, ADA accessibility and more travel opportunities for Long Islanders and visitors," Governor Hochul said. "I applaud the MTA, local communities and the hard-working women and men of organized labor who worked together to deliver this transformative project on time and under budget."

Construction of the Third Track is the centerpiece of the larger $2.5 billion Long Island Rail Road Main Line Expansion Project, which includes the renewal of five LIRR stations along the route (New Hyde Park, MerillonAvenue, Mineola, Carle Place and Westbury), the elimination of eight at-grade railroad crossings, upgrades at seven railroad bridges, parking expansions, installation of new sound attenuation barriers, and landscaping improvements. With only minor station work left to complete, the project is heading toward the finish line $100 million under budget almost four years after breaking ground.

MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said, "This project is being delivered on time and $100 million under budget, thanks to design-build contracting and many other new and innovative project management strategies. It's especially incredible that this was all accomplished during a global pandemic and with no residential property takings. It shows that the MTA can deliver on its promise to bring megaprojects faster, better and cheaper. And this expansion will be a huge boon for Long Island businesses, since it will increase access to the region's talent pool by enabling not only a 40% overall increase in LIRR service, but a huge uptick in reverse peak train frequency. It's a win-win-win."

Long Island Rail Road Interim President and Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi said, "The completion of the LIRR Third Track gives the LIRR more flexibility to serve customers on the Ronkonkoma, Port Jefferson/Huntington and Oyster Bay branches. When combined with the new terminal at Grand Central Madison and the newly renovated LIRR concourse at Penn Station, LIRR customers will have more frequent service, upgraded stations with a host of modern amenities, and easier reverse peak trips."

MTA Construction & Development President Jamie Torres-Springer said, "Third Track will set the standard for MTA C&D projects moving forward. This project delivered on the promise of design-build, completing on time and under budget and using innovative methods to do so. The project minimized disruption to nearby communities, kept neighbors engaged and informed during the entire process, and maintained service with hundreds of trains running daily through our 10-mile-long work zone."

I applaud the MTA, local communities and the hard-working women and men of organized labor who worked together to deliver this transformative project on time and under budget.

The newly built Third Track is physically the southernmost track on the roadbed and will carry eastbound service. It opened in three sections, with the first leg opening August 15 through New Hyde Park and Merillon Avenue and the second stretch to Mineola on August 30. Critically, construction was completed without the need for residential real estate property acquisitions and with an unprecedented amount of community input. This allowed the project team to create neighbor-friendly work zones using innovative methods and practices, such as:

The LIRR Main Line Expansion Project is part of an unprecedented $17.7 billion investment to transform and modernize the Long Island Rail Road. That money is funding more than 100 projects, including the opening of service to Grand Central Madison, construction of a more spacious LIRR Concourse at Penn Station and a new entrance at 33rd Street, renewal and upgrading of 36 stations and 17 bridges, activation of the Positive Train Control safety system, installation of 13 miles of second track between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma, upgrades to 15 electrical substations, parking capacity increases, yard expansions, and more. Additionally, the MTA, together with NJ TRANSIT and Amtrak, plans to seek federal funding to rebuild Penn Station into a world-class, single-level terminal.

Suffolk County County Executive Steve Bellone said, "The success of the LIRR is key to the success of our region. With monumental investments in the LIRR in recent years, this year will go down as one of the most significant in Long Island history with the completion of the third track project. Third Track modernizes our transportation infrastructure on Long Island, and I want to thank Governor Hochul for once again delivering for our residents and commuters."

Village of Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro said, "The completion and placement in service of the third track is a significant milestone on Mainline Third Track Project. As an early supporter of the project, it is gratifying to see the significant improvements that were promised coming to fruition. The impact on the commuting public should be meaningful and the project, when completed, will enhance and modernize the rail service to what our region deserves. The elimination of the at-grade crossings, as well as the other local improvements, will have a tremendous impact on the local communities along the mainline and in the region. These are the kinds of transformative infrastructure improvements that our residents expect from government and our tax dollars."

GO-505 General Chairman for SMART Transportation Division Anthony Simon said, "Thanks to the leadership and support from Governor Hochul, the third track is one of LIRR largest infrastructure projects coming in on time and under budget. This project will be a tremendous boost for LIRR commuters and the economy and will help to fuel local businesses. This will provide Long Islanders more reliable and frequent service."

Association for a Better Long Island Executive Director Kyle Strober said, "One cannot overstate the transformative impact this milestone will have on every facet of our vital mass transit connection to New York City. One hopes that future generations of LIRR riders will appreciate that their commute was made that much faster, easier, and efficient because of the men and women who worked on this project and the efforts of visionary public servants who saw it through to completion."

Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO President John R. Durso said, "The last several years we have witnessed massive disruption around the world and across this country. Thanks to the steady leadership of Governor Kathy Hochul, the skilled union workforce on Long Island, and cooperation across communities we stand here today with the 3rd track project delivered on time and under budget. It's completion has long been key to unlocking the economic potential of our region. It will yield a brighter future for generations to come, as well as increased and more reliable service for the workers of today. This is a big deal for businesses and workers alike."

Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties President Matthew Aracich said, "I applaud the efforts of Governor Kathy Hochul for seeing this project through to the end, and extend my thanks along with 65,000 skilled tradeswomen and tradesmen for her valuable leadership. Building a project of this magnitude was no small feat and without the full commitment and partnership of Governor Hochul, MTA CEO JannoLeiber, and the Building Trades Council we would not be standing here today. The completion of Third Track demonstrates the enormous value of investing in local union labor while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint of transportation."

Long Island Association President & CEO Matt Cohen said, “The LIRR Third Track is a landmark infrastructure project that has already resulted in significant economic benefits through its construction and will now accelerate economic growth and transform how Long Islanders and reverse commuters live and work. I thank Governor Hochul, MTA Chair and CEO Lieber, LIRR Interim President Rinaldi and all involved in seeing it to the finish line.”

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Home Health Aide Robin Allen said, "I live in Queens and have been a home health aide for the past 8 years. My client is an 86-year-old woman in Long Island. She relies on me to prepare her meals and take her to her doctor's appointments. Before the third rail was in place, I used to have to get up at 5am to make my long commute. But now it takes me less than an hour to reach her on the LIRR, which has made a big difference in my life."

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Addresses for Some Awesome, Scary Decorated Front Yards in Ocean County, NJ

Halloween is so close and the decorations are fantastic for Halloween. I never remember front lawns looking as impressive as they do now for Halloween.If you see some phenomenal yards that you think will scare us, email me I really want to get a list together like we do every year. - [email protected] love driving around the neighborhood like a Christmastime and seeing the decorations. Halloween has become so popular and some of you go nuts for Halloween and your decorations on your front lawn are ...

Halloween is so close and the decorations are fantastic for Halloween. I never remember front lawns looking as impressive as they do now for Halloween.

If you see some phenomenal yards that you think will scare us, email me I really want to get a list together like we do every year. - [email protected].

I love driving around the neighborhood like a Christmastime and seeing the decorations. Halloween has become so popular and some of you go nuts for Halloween and your decorations on your front lawn are just pure awesome.

We had some incredible houses last year from Toms River, Manchester, Brick, Bayville, and Forked River. I'd love to get as many houses as I can to add to my list. I'm hoping when I put the list together, it makes for a fun night with the family driving around Ocean County looking at some great Halloween displays.

Last year we had close to 10 different locations in Ocean County, which were just amazing. I have to be honest while driving to these locations, I was thinking...will they really be that good. I can't tell you how incredible they all looked. Scary, fun, and just so much fun for Halloween.

Here are some locations for this year and I'd love to add more:

1. Terror on South Main, 126 South Main Street, Toms River

2. 910 Salem Drive, Toms River

3. 843 Downey Avenue, Brick - from their Facebook page:

The Casqueira Holiday Light Show presents, "A Stranger Things Halloween Light Show". The show will begin September 23, and run until the end of day, on Halloween. Sunday through Thursday the show plays from 6:30PM-10PM. Friday and Saturday the show stays on an extra hour later, 6:30PM-11PM. This Halloween season, our show consists of over 100,000 synchronized LED lights, and thousands of individually addressable pixels. We will be featuring music from the Netflix hit series, "Stranger Things".

These sound really good, check them out. I'd love to add more. If you know of any decorated houses that might scare us, let me know. Email me at [email protected].

Our neighbors spend hours putting these displays together for our enjoyment, please be respectful when checking out their front yards. For some of them, you can get out of your car and walk around. I'm hoping this year will be the same.

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation Presents Three Humanitarian Awards at Annual Gala

Pictured: Among the evenings honorees at the Annual Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation Gala was, from left, and Eric Carney, President and CEO, Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus; Robert Sickel, Pine Belt Enterprises; Denice Gaffney, Vice President, MMCSC Development; Avinash Gupta, MD; Alan Krupnick, and Caitlin Olson, Regional Vice President of Development, MMC and MMCSC. Farmingdale, N.J. – It was an evening of mystique and recognition at the ...

Pictured: Among the evenings honorees at the Annual Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation Gala was, from left, and Eric Carney, President and CEO, Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus; Robert Sickel, Pine Belt Enterprises; Denice Gaffney, Vice President, MMCSC Development; Avinash Gupta, MD; Alan Krupnick, and Caitlin Olson, Regional Vice President of Development, MMC and MMCSC.

Farmingdale, N.J. – It was an evening of mystique and recognition at the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) Foundation ‘Masquerade’ Annual Humanitarian Gala.

More than 200 attendees were present at the Eagle Oaks Country Club to honor three individuals who have supported the Hospital and the surrounding community for decades.

The honorees include: Avinash Gupta, MD, Chief of Cardiology at MMCSC. Dr. Gupta and his wife Geeta have been practicing medicine in the Lakewood area since 1994 and have organized volunteers from the Monmouth and Ocean County Association of Physicians from India (MOCAAPI), in which he is a member, to assist in the COVID-19 battle both here and abroad in India.

Robert Sickel is the owner of Pine Belt Enterprises which has been a staple in the community for more than 80 years. Sickel serves as Chairman of the MMCSC Foundation Board and a trustee of the MMC/MMCSC Board of Trustees. One of many contributions from Rob and the Pine Belt family were hosts of the Flavors of the Jersey Shore event for multiple years, which benefit Cancer Services at MMCSC. Rob and Pine Belt were also contributors to the RWJBarnabas Health Field of Dreams recreational complex, dedicated and designed to benefit special needs individuals of all ages and abilities.

Alan Krupnick, President of Sydney Krupnick Realty, an investment and brokerage firm in Lakewood, has followed in his mother, Charlotte’s footsteps. Charlotte was a founding member of the Foundation Board and Alan continued the Krupnick legacy of philanthropic work at the medical center and within the community. Krupnick also serves on the MMCSC Foundation Board of Trustees.

“We are so grateful for the support of all of the evening’s sponsors and Gala Committee members who supported us in creating a magical event to honor three humanitarians who give so much to their communities,” said Dr. Philip Passes, Chief Administrative Officer, MMC and MMCSC. “Dr. Avinash Gupta; Alan Krupnick and Robert Sickel, are tireless advocates for their communities and our hospital. Their constant generosity and commitment to the hospital enables us to provide outstanding care to our community.”

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Rutgers women’s basketball begins season of mystery: ‘I don’t know what they are going to do on game day’

Rutgers women’s basketball enters the Coquese Washington era, just the third head coach in the program’s storied, 48-year history, in uncharted territory.With a new coaching staff and a ...

Rutgers women’s basketball enters the Coquese Washington era, just the third head coach in the program’s storied, 48-year history, in uncharted territory.

With a new coaching staff and a short-handed roster eight deep, the Scarlet Knights are in what Washington referred to as “discovery mode” heading into Monday’s 2022-23 season opener against Hofstra at Jersey Mike’s Arena.

“I think one of the things that we are seeing with this team is that they have bonded very well, and so there is an equanimity throughout the group where they love each other, they take care of each other, so it is not so much experience leading inexperience but us working together, joining together and discovering,” Washington said. “We use that word so much with this program right now is that we are in discovery mode. We are going to discover who we are and we are going to discover how we are as a team. And so I think that bond they have established is part of the whole discovery process.”

Within that process, a pair of Rutgers guards have been tasked with new responsibilities.

Just three players from last season’s team remain on the roster after four players graduated and another eight entered the transfer portal in the offseason. Even with the addition of two incoming freshmen and three transfers, there is no true point guard on this year’s squad.

Instead, Washington has designated veteran junior Erica Lafayette and senior Kai Carter, a UNC Asheville transfer, as their point guard by committee. Both are expected to start against Hofstra.

“Between Erica and Kai, they will handle a lot of the ball handling duties. They have adapted very well to having the ball in their hands and kind of controlling the tempo of the game and controlling the flow of the game,” Washington said. “They have adapted very well not to be in their natural positions. I am expecting continued growth out of both of them. From scrimmage one to scrimmage two we saw a lot of improvement, so hopefully we will see that contributed growth heading into Hofstra Monday.”

Carter, an All-Big South selection, led UNC Asheville last season in three-pointers made (55) and rebounds (200) while ranking second in scoring (473 points). Lafayette saw limited playing time in her first two seasons at Rutgers. As a sophomore, she played in 17 games with one start. She appeared in 10 games as a freshman. Neither player has any point guard experience.

“It is more an opportunity for us because they are both good at scoring on the wing, so it is an opportunity for us to move them around,” Washington said. “Get them in their comfortable spot and then get them in their uncomfortable spot and unnatural spot, then put them back on the wing, so that versatility I think is going to help us and help them as they transition to handling the ball more.”

Both players said they are adjusting well to their new roles within the Scarlet Knights system and have relied on one another throughout the transition.

“It has been a good experience getting to know each other because we are also roommates, so we can also talk more at home and on the court about what we want to fix, what we want to do,” Lafayette said. “How I can help her and how can she help me and how we navigate each other through the process.”

“(Erica) is really outgoing and I think it brings a lot of energy to our team. It brings a lot of energy to the locker room. We laugh a lot, and she is like the ringleader of that,” Carter said.

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Washington also mentioned Lafayette’s ability to lighten the mood and bring humor to the court. Making sure players are enjoying the game is an important part of Washington’s coaching philosophy as her staff continues to establish a new culture within the program.

“We talk about, basketball is fun. It is a game. It should be fun for you guys out there,” Washington said. “It shouldn’t be hard. And when I say hard, I don’t mean like you don’t have to work hard on the court, but it shouldn’t be an emotionally and mentally hard thing. It should be a joyous thing, and hard work can be joyous, right? Hard work can be fun. But we have to keep that in perspective so we keep encouraging them to find the joy, find the love and find the fun in everything we are doing.”

Other returners include junior forward Chyna Cornwell and senior guard Awa Sidibe. Newcomers include Hartford graduate transfer Abby Streeter, senior center Kassondra Brown, a Saint Peter’s transfer and incoming freshmen guard/forward Antonia Bates of Rutgers Prep and guard Kaylene Smikle of Farmingdale, N.Y.

Cornwell played in 24 of Rutgers 31 games last season, averaging 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds with a .606 shooting percentage. Sidibe started in four of 30 games played last year. She averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Brown averaged 14.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Peacocks last season.

“I think we are leading each other. I think a lot of teams, people like to point out one leader, but when you have a roster of eight that helps you as well. If I don’t know something, someone is going to lead me. If they don’t know something, I am going to lead them. It all goes hand-in-hand,” Lafayette said.

The Scarlet Knights struggled without Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer last season. Under interim coach Tim Eatman, Rutgers went 11-20, including a 3-14 record in the Big Ten, to finish 13th in the conference. The Scarlet Knights defeated Penn State in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament before falling to Indiana in the second round.

So what exactly does the 2022-23 campaign have in store for a team in discovery mode?

“I don’t know what they are going to do on game day. We haven’t had a game day, so who is going to shine? Who is going to have adjustments? And they haven’t seen me on game day. How do they respond to our coaching and all those things? So, the expectation really surrounds growth,” Washington said. “That may sound trite or like coach-speak, but in our situation and our case it really is the focal point for what we have to do in order to build this thing. We have to focus on growing and getting better so we are playing our best basketball in March when it counts the most.”

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Boys Soccer: Central Jersey, Group 4 quarterfinals roundup, Oct. 31 (PHOTOS)

15th-seeded South Brunswick’s run continues as Aidan Chang and Christopher Gerbavac scored to lead it to a 2-0 victory over seventh-seeded Long Branch in the quarterfinals of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament in Long Branch.Chang got South Brunswick (7-9-4) on the board in the fifth minute before Gerbavac’s goal in the 78th minute put the game away.South Brunswick will face third-seeded Freehold Township in the semifinals on Wednesday.Long Branch fell to 9-5-3.Monroe 1, Old Bridge 0M...

15th-seeded South Brunswick’s run continues as Aidan Chang and Christopher Gerbavac scored to lead it to a 2-0 victory over seventh-seeded Long Branch in the quarterfinals of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament in Long Branch.

Chang got South Brunswick (7-9-4) on the board in the fifth minute before Gerbavac’s goal in the 78th minute put the game away.

South Brunswick will face third-seeded Freehold Township in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Long Branch fell to 9-5-3.

Monroe 1, Old Bridge 0

Monroe head coach Steven MacKenzie captured his 350th career victory in his team’s 1-0 overtime victory against Old Bridge in the quarterfinals of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament in Monroe Township.

Nate Lipton scored the deciding goal for Monroe (13-6-2) to punch its ticket to a semifinals matchup with top-seeded Howell on Wednesday.

Old Bridge fell to 11-5-5.

No. 16 Howell 3, New Brunswick 0

Brent Romano, JP Candela, and Nicholas Turturro scored to lead top-seeded Howell, No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 3-0 victory over eighth-seeded New Brunswick in the quarterfinals of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament in Farmingdale.

Romano got Howell (13-3-2) on the board in the first half off an assist from RJ Eckelman before adding two more goals in the second half. Anthony Sosa also recorded an assist.

Howell will face fourth-seeded Old Bridge in the semifinals on Wednesday.

New Brunswick fell to 9-9-1.

Freehold Township 3, Marlboro 0

Senior Jake Visco scored a goal in each half as third-seeded Freehold Township defeated sixth-seeded Marlboro 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament in Freehold.

Senior Aidan Englander opened the scoring with a goal in the 22nd minute off a pass from junior Victor Torres. Visco then finished a feed from senior Tyler Santos in the 31st minute to send Freehold Township (12-6) into halftime with a two-goal lead.

Freehold Township will face 15th-seeded South Brunswick in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Marlboro fell to 8-4-4.

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