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Posted On: 01/13/21 2:04 PM

The HCIAL may be deemed one of the smaller conferences in New Jersey but that does not mean there is a lack of talent. I'm going to go through the top players returning in the HCIAL. Let's take a look at the top middle blockers returning. 


Cristal Rubel (Hudson Catholic)

Rubel was one kind of in the shadows behind two seniors in Makila Billingsley and Esther Dogme. She was the third option that still got her all-division honors but now it's her time to shine. She will be looked upon as the number one option to maintain Hudson Catholic's dominance. As a junior, she finished with 175 kills, 7 blocks and 113 digs. She's also a capable outside hitter too so watch for her versatility to be on full-display and have a monster year. 

Alejandra Bartutis (North Bergen)

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Bartutis was the focal point of the North Bergen squad. She led the team in 113 kills and 41 blocks. Her length and athleticism is what makes her a solid middle. She's able to impact the match offensively and defensively which leads

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