VOORHEES STARS DEFEAT SKYLANDS PRIDE FOR THREE-PEAT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

On July 21, the Voorhees Stars defeated the Skylands Pride by a 5-0 score to win their third consecutive Mid-States Girls Softball League Championship in the High School Division. The game was played at Voorhees High School. The Stars were led by starting pitcher Alanna Pearson, who put on a dominant performance with a 1-hit, complete game shut out to seal the victory. The game was knotted at 0-0 until the Stars’ bats came alive in the bottom of the 6th inning to score all 5 runs. The Stars boasted a 10-1 season record. The Mid-States Girls Softball League is based on Asbury, New Jersey, and is the premier girls’  fastpitch travel program in Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties. The Voorhees Stars program began in 1996, inspired by former Voorhees High School graduate Michele Smith, who capped off an incredible softball career by winning consecutive gold medals for the United States Softball Team in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. The Stars offers summer, fall and winter competition, and an overnight softball skills camp in June for local players. Try-outs for the 2018 teams can be arranged by contacting program director Mario Colitti atwaves69@centurylink.net.

Front Row (sitting left to right ):  Alanna Pearson and Kaitlyn Koep
Middle Row (kneeling left to right):  Kelsey Hollenbach, Lea Kosinski and Kayla Cosentino
Back Row (standing left to right): Head Coach Ken Steiner, Kyra Hollenbach, Coach Paul Borsetti, Alyssa Appleby, Brianna Garland, Coach Rob Hollenbach, Leah Berlinger and Coach Matt Koep
Not Pictured:  Angela Largo and Sidney Steiner