12U Looking for Catcher and Pitcher
The 12U teams play a competitive Pony/ASA/USSSA tournament schedule. 12U team is looking for catcher and pitcher. For more information on these opportunities please contact Ed Shalongo at firstname.lastname@example.org (updated 10/7/14)
10U Coach/Manager Opportunity
An opportunity exists for a 10U manager/coach for a 10U Sparks team to be formed in Spring 2015. If interested please contact Joe Lamanna at email@example.com (updated 10/7/14)
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Home of the 2009 Pony National 16U Champions
Who are the New Jersey Sparks?
The New Jersey Sparks are a travel softball organization based out of Pequannock NJ established in 2002. The New Jersey Sparks are a non profit 501(c)(3) Charitable organization. We strive to train and develop players in the sport of softball while emphasizing, teamwork, sportsmanship and camaraderie. We compete at the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U levels and play an "A" level schedule. Our 18U showcase team concentrates on college showcase tournaments. In 2012 the 18U Showcase team participated in Pennsbury, Newtown, TNT, Tradition, Delaware Invitational College showcases, Tom Doyle, Triple Crown World Series among others.
The New Jersey Sparks host several competitive fastpitch Softball Tournaments throughout the year. From one-day friendly tournaments to Pony Qualifiers, each one provides your club with an "A"' level of competition and an atmosphere of sportsmanship. The 2014/15 New Jersey Sparks consists of 7 teams. The 2014/15 season is defined as teams playing in Fall of 2014 through Summer of 2015. All teams play a competitive tournament schedule.
The fall for some teams is used for league play, scrimages and a few tournaments. This is where each group really comes together as team. The girls get comfortable with each other and it allows the coaches to work individually with each and get them prepared for a more rigorous tournament schedule the following spring and summer. All teams participate in winter training at an indoor facility.
Here are the 2014/2015 New Jersey Sparks teams. For a list of manager email and phone numbers please go to the contact menu. Click on the team below for more detailed information.
President - Joe Lamanna
Vice President - Alex Alex Borovskis
2014/2015 Sparks 23U/18U - Manager: Joel Troast
2014/2015 Sparks 18U Gold (Showcase) - Manager: Jim Brain
2014/2015 Sparks 16U/18U Black - Manager: John McClain
2014/2015 Sparks 16U/18U Red - Manager: Mike Brizek
2014/2015 Sparks 16U White - Manager: MaryAnn Goodwin
2014/2015 Sparks 14U Red - Manager: Brian Cucci
2014/2015 Sparks 14U White - Manager: Barbara Wall
2014/2015 Sparks 12U White - Manager: MaryAnn Goodwin
2014/2015 Sparks 12U Black - Manager: Ed Shalongo
NJ Sparks College Commitments
Special congratulations to many of our 18U NJ Sparks on their recent College Softball commitments. Great job Ladies!
Samantha Platt - The College of New Jersey
Christina Brizek - Ramapo College
Bridget Carr – Rutgers
Taylor Alexander - Lynchburg
Stephanie Mancuso – Alvernia University
Rachel Curtiss – Ave Maria University
Dana Torcia - Alfred University
Paige Johnson - California University
Gina Martucci - Smith College
Sarah Saunders - Wesley College
Stephanie Huang - Rutgers
Alyssa Schwed - Dominican College
Chelsea Batelli - William Paterson University
Courtney Borovskis - Ramapo College
Briana Giovenco - Shippensburg University
Shannon Mosack - Montclair State University
Megan Brain - Babson College
Is There a Spark in you?
2014 12U Red win Pony National Qualifier Tournament
After making the finals in their last two Pony Tournaments, Sparks 12U Red won it all at the Hudson Valley Hurricane Pony Qualifier on 6/22/14.
16U Pony National Champions
Select Colt 16U Softball Nationals July 26 - August 2nd, 2009. Pony Nationals were held in Akron, OH by the Akron Racers. The tournament included 70 teams. The championship game score was 4-1 NJ Sparks 16U, NJ over the Maryland Stars 16U Black, MD in the final game.
Remembering John Natoli
John Natoli, an assistant coach with the NJ Sparks, passed away at the age of 49. John was with us for several years donating his time at the 10, 12, 14 and this fall the 16U level. John was always a shinning light in the organization and could always draw a smile from the girls and fellow coaches and parents alike. He could light up a dugout, field or room just with his presence. His genuine selflessness and great sense of humor were unique and very special to all of us who knew him. We will miss him tremendously but will remember him with a smile the way he would he want us to. Heres to you John.