2014 Sparks 12U Red

 Congratulations 12U NJ Sparks Red for placing in 2014 Pony Nationals top 10 teams!  Tied for 2nd in the State! 
We wish all of the girls the best of luck as they move to the 14 Level in the 2014 Fall / 2015 Spring/Summer Season.

2014 NJ Sparks - top 12 team at Nationals!
Manager:  Brian Cucci 
Coaches:  Mike MacMullen, Joe Granato
 

Team Description:
We maintain a competitive schedule of tournament play in the fall and spring/summer consisting of Pony, ASA, USSSA and charity tournaments.  Dedicated coaches concerned with skills development and character building through a balance of practices, scrimmages and tournament play (PONY, ASA etc.)  Each girl will learn how to make themselves and their teamates better through skills development, devotion and encouragement of her team. 
 
"If I fall down, my team will pick me up. The loyalty and dedication of my team allows me to challenge myself and push past what I think is my best.  I reach new heights in my game and trust more in my team with every tournament, every game, every play.  I will never doubt myself at the plate, on the mound or in the field, because I know if I stumble my teamates are always there to pick me up.  That is why I am driven, that is why we succeed." 
 
The Players on Sparks 12U Red are second year 12U players. The team was formed to play in the Fall 2013 through Pony Nationals in 2014.  We practice out of Pequannock / Pompton Plains NJ 07444.   
2013 Fall Tournament Schedule and Scrimmages:
1- 09/14 Pink Tournament, Hamilton Township NJ (1 day- Sat) 2-1
2- 09/28 NJ Insanity, Woodbridge, NJ (1 Day - Sat) 3-0
3- 10/19-10/20 NJ Pride Pony Qualifier, Edison NJ (2 day) 5-1 Finals
4- 10/26-10/27 Intensity Pony Qualifier, Woodbridge NJ (2 Day) 4-2 Finals 
5- 11/02-11/03 Parsippany Thunder Smash, Parsippany NJ (2 day) 4-1 Semis
 
2013/14 Fall Scrimmages:
09/13 - NJ Avalanche
09/26 - WM Extreme
10/14 - NJ Xtreme
 
2014 Winter Training:
8 weeks January 8th to Feb 26th, Overtime, Wayne NJ
4 weeks, March 9th to March 30th, NJ Stallions Facility, Clifton NJ 
 
2014 Spring/Summer Scrimmages:
Contact Brian Cucci to arrange a weekday or weekend scrimmage on open schedule date.  thecoooch@hotmail.com  
04/05 - Little Ferry
04/19 - Central Jersey Lightning
05/08 - Mt. Olive Marauders
05/10 - WM Xtreme
05/17 - Tri State Angles
06/19 - NJ Avalanche
 
2014 Spring-Summer Schedule

04/05-04/06 - USSSA National Qualifier, Hamilton NJ

04/26-04/27 - Jennie Finch Spring Invitational, Diamond Nation

05/03-05/04 - 16th Annual Michelle Fund (Club), Montville NJ

05/17-05/18 - Frozen Ropes Gold Rush, TheRock, Chester NY 

05/24-05/25 - Rockaway Memorial Day (Club), Rockaway NJ 

06/01             Xtreme Friendly (Sunday), West Milford NJ

06/07-06/08 - TBD  

06/14           - Woodbridge (Saturday)

06/21-06/22 - PONY "Its Hurricane Season", Harrington Park NJ

06/27-06/29 - PONY North Atlantic Championship, Diamond Nation

07/05-07/06 - PONY NJ State Championship, Westampton NJ

07/18-07/23 - PONY Nationals, Sterling, VA 

(Hyatt Place Sterling/Dulles Airport North, 21481 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling VA 20166)

 

Roster

Name

#

Position

Katie Choma 

2

IF, OF

Julia Cucci  

3

IF, OF

Amanda Flynn   

27

P, OF

Amanda Granato  

30

P, OF

Alex Griffin  

14

IN, OF

Mellisa Konopinski  

7

IN, OF

Sam MacMullen    

21

P, IF

Jenna Meluso  

5

IF, OF, C

Katie Pocze   

24

IF

 Brianna Vanacore         15  C, IF, OF

Julia Vucenovic   

12

IF, OF

Arianna Weling   

28

IF, OF

Mia Recenello   

8

C, IF, OF

     

2014 Hudson Valley Hurricanes Pony Champions

2014 Pride Pony Tournament Finals
 

2014 Intensity Pony Tournament Finals
 

2014 USSSA Backbreaker Finals
 
 

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