NJ Sparks 2021-2022 Tryouts
The NJ Sparks out of Pequannock NJ will be entering their 20th year of competitive softball this fall.   We are holding tryouts for our 14U, 16U and 18U Elite and Showcase teams.  You can print a tryout application or complete one on arrival.    Click here to download.  

16U and 18U Team Tryouts (play 2021 fall and 2022 Summer)

Tryout for our 16U and 18U teams on Thursday July 29th at 6:15pm. Please arrive no later than 6:00 pm.  Location is Greenview Park Softball fields, at 12 Robert Pl, Pequannock, NJ 07440

14U Team tryout scheduled Tuesday August 3rd (play 2021 fall and 2022 Spring/Summer)

 Tryout for our 14U team on Tuesday August 3rd at 6:15pm. Please arrive by 6:00pm. Location is Greenview Park Softball fields, at 12 Robert Pl, Pequannock, NJ 07440
The team will be lead by Lenape Valley High School Coach Bill Moore. 

For more information and to receive a tryout registration form in advance contact Joe at jlamanna2@optonline.net

Who are the New Jersey Sparks?

The New Jersey Sparks are a club softball organization established in 2002 out of Pequannock NJ.  The Sparks President is Joe Lamanna and Vice President is Alex Borovskis.  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 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U levels and play an "A" level schedule. Our 18U showcase team concentrates on college showcase tournaments.  In 2016 the 18U Showcase team participated in Pennsbury, Tradition, Delaware Invitational College showcases, Tom Doyle, New England's Finest showcases among others.
The Sparks are not a recreation or town travel team.  Our teams play a competitive tournament schedule, world series, state and national events.
The fall consists of a competitive tournament schedule.  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.

2016 16U PONY Nationals - Sterling Virginia July 24th, 2016

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Skills Videos

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NJ Sparks 2019-2020 18U

Alumni News
Sparks Alumni Grace Stairiker was named Player of the week in the Atlantic East Conference  first-ever softball weekly awards on February 25th. Grace attends Cabrini University and was named Pitcher of the Week.

Hometown: Caldwell, N.J.,  High School: Morris Catholic

Stairiker was instrumental in the Cavaliers 13-0 victory over Northern Vermont as the freshman tossed a complete game shutout and narrowly missing a perfect game with nine strikeouts. She allowed just one hit and no walks to stifle the Norther Vermont offense. She came in for relief in the second game against Hanover, tossing three innings for just one hit, no runs, and two walk


Sparks Alumni Dana Torica broke the Alfred University Record for Runs Scored.  Dana was named a team Captain in both 2015 and 2016 and demonstrates her leadership both on and off the field. 

Dana was a member of the 2009 NJ Sparks 16U Pony National Championship team.

She has earned a number of college Softball awards including 
Empire 8 All-Conference Second Team and NFCA Northeast Regional Third Team All-Star...CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District III Team.

Before Alfred University Dana played for coach Maryann Goodwin and the Panthers of Pequannock High School in Pompton Plains, NJ...helped lead her team to state, sectional (North I, Group II) and Morris County championships in 2012...won NJAC Conference, Morris County and sectional titles in 2011 (state runners-up)...claimed a Morris County title in 2010...earned a state, conference and county championships in 2009...earned First Team All-Conference honors and All-County honors as a senior in 2012...played travel ball for the New Jersey Sparks throughout...was a member of the National Honor Society both in 2011 and 2012.

We wish Dana the best of luck as she competes in her Sr. Year and continues to excel in her athletics and academics.

Sparks Alumni and Rutgers Senior Stephanie Huang  was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday (March 21, 2016). The leadoff hitter produced a .619 batting average (13-for-21) to guide RU to a 5-2 record on the week.
Huang posted team-highs in batting average (.619), on base percentage (.667) and slugging percentage (.952). The leadoff hitter paced the squad with 13 hits, five doubles, a triple and 11 RBIs. Additionally, Huang reset single-game career-highs in hits (4), doubles (2) and walks (3) along the way. The New Jersey Sparks wish Stephanie the best in her athletic and all other endeavors.

ROSEMONT, ILL. (May 11, 2016) – Senior Stephanie Huang has been named the Rutgers softball recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, the league announced Wednesday.  The athletes chosen for the Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior, in addition to demonstrating good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
Huang started all 56 games at second base, maintaining a .360 batting average as the leadoff hitter with a .450 on base percentage. The Paramus, N.J., native led the Scarlet Knight stat sheet in hits (64), walks (29), runs (37) and at bats (178). Huang also added her name to the Rutgers all-time single season charts, sitting tied for second with her 64 hits. Overall, Huang posted a team-best 18 multiple hit games, including six with three or more hits, as well as five multiple RBI games.

Off the field, the supply chain and marketing science major is a two-time All-Conference Academic team member, as well as a 2013-2014 NFCA All-Academic Team honoree. Huang is also an avid participant of the team’s relationship with adopted sister Jada through the Friends of Jaclyn organization, as well as through community service outreach, such as volunteering at Elijah’s Promise in New Brunswick.  The senior infielder picks up her second conference honor of the season after earning Big Ten Player of the Week on March 21. The leadoff hitter produced a .619 batting average (13-for-21) to guide RU to a 5-2 record on the week. 

Congratulations to NJ Sparks Alumni Christina Brizek on 2015 NJAC Championship
Glassboro, NJ: For the first time in school history the Ramapo College softball team has won the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship Tournament to earn the conference's automatic bid to the Division III NCAA Championship.  The #2 seeded Roadrunners defeated the #1 seeded Profs of Rowan University 8-2 to take the championship crown.  Watch below as Christina Brizek, Freshman and five year NJ Spark alumni strikes the last Rowan batter out.

NJ Sparks College Commitments
Special congratulations to many of our 18U NJ Sparks on their recent College Softball commitments. Great job Ladies!
Rachel Breuninger - Bloomsburg University
Stephanie Deeb - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rose Pezzuti - CCM
Stephanie Pomante - Albright College
Kelsey Quinn - Kings College
Veronica Vergara - PACE University
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?


16U Sparks  (Troast) Win 2015 USSSA Fall Finale National Qualifier

16U Sparks Black win 16U gold bracket winner Connecticut Tradition tournament 

2015 12U White win April 11th/12th USSSA Tournament.

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.

16U Sparks win Rockaway Pony National Qualifier Tournament  

14U Sparks win Rockaway Pony National Qualifier Tournament 

 Sparks 12U Red Triple Crown Champions
Summer Shindig, New Windsor, NY


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