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2014 Player Opportunities


  • 12U NJ Sparks team player needed - 12U Utility player needed. We play a competitive spring tournament schedule.  We are a first year 12u team with dedicated hard working girls.  If interested in a tryout please contact Coach Dave at nafie20@optonline.net or Coach Shaun at ssjuice729@gmail.com.
  • 10U NJ Sparks team player needed - 10U Pitcher and infielder needed.  Contact Ed Shalongo for a Tryout.  Looking for girls dedicated to improve themselves through winter and spring training leading to a Spring tournament schedule.  Please contact Ed Shalongo at shalongo@optonline.net for team information and an opportunity to tryout.

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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 2013/14 New Jersey Sparks consists of 7 teams.  The 2013/14 season is defined as teams playing in Fall of 2013 through Summer of 2014.  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 teams and team managers.  For a list of manager email and phone numbers please go to the contact menu.

President - Joe Lamanna
Vice President - Alex  Alex Borovskis

2013/2014 Sparks 18U Select - Manager: Jim Brain
2013/2014 Sparks 16U/18U - Manager: Joel Troast
2013/2014 Sparks 16U  - Manager: Mike Brizek
2013/2014 Sparks 14U - Manager: MaryAnn Goodwin
2013/2014 Sparks 12U Red - Manager: Brian Cucci
2013/2014 Sparks 12U White  - Manager: David Nafie
2013/2014 Sparks 10U  - Manager: Ed Shalongo

 Remembering John Natoli 
John Natoli, an assistant coach with the NJ Sparks, recently 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.

NJ Sparks College Commitments

Special congratulations to many of our 18U NJ Sparks on their recent College Softball commitments. Great job Ladies!

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
Courtney Borovskis - Ramapo College
Briana Giovenco - Shippensburg University

Is There a Spark in you?

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2009 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

Sparks 12U White - Sparta "Schools Out" Tournament Champions