Taking photos of some of the players in Essex County (and occasionally Immaculate Heart Academy) softball, following games, had a nicer twist when the parents and coaches would join the kids for what was usually a look back at a victory.
Here are some remembrances.
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West Essex coach Andrea Mondadori and some of her players enjoyed a warm day of practice in mid March.
Sami Huetter and her new bat had a good season in 2016.
Coach Mondo and two of her junior studs, Alexa Vardiman (left) and Sami Huetter.
Alexa Vardiman (left) and the incomparable Bridget Betley, following a win at Montclair in April.
Reagan Jones and her dad, Bob, following a tournament at Cedar Grove.
Amanda Garofalo and dad, Bill, after a tournament game at Emerson.
Nutley coach Luann Zullo and star pitcher Emily Holden, following a win at the Pond in Bloomfield.
Stefanie Ziemer and dad, Bill, after a Nutley victory at Bloomfield.
Belleville High softball team, with former coach Carl Corino, during a trip to Florida in March.
Sami Huetter and Lilly James.
Bloomfield players celebrated Coach Bob Mayer’s 500th win in April.
Taylor Kenerson and her dad, Kevin.
West Essex players with Mondo after her 200th career win.
Belleville softball players celebrate a special day, as the team’s softball field was re-named in honor of former coach Carl Corino (center) on April 23.
Joe LaRezza, with IHA players (l to r) Olivia Sprofera, Taylor Kenerson, Sonia Sharma and Emilie Cieslak.
Caldwell’s Shannon Johnson collected her 100th career hit in 2016.
Nutley coaches Mike DiPiano and Luann Zullo congratulated Emily Holden (second from left) and Breana DeMaio on their college choices.
It was a tremendous year for Millburn’s softball team, with a second straight conference title and two wins in the NJSIAA Tournament.
Montclair coach Phil Delgado, with Amber Matthews (left) and Jessie Masur, after a big win at West Essex.
Newark Academy coach Sergio Rodriguez congratulates Rebecca Mandelbaum on her 100th career hit.
Bloomfield’s Sam Corio, with coach Bob Mayer, after her 100th career hit.
Livingston players were thrilled to present head coach Jason Daily with his 300th career win this season.
Montclair players had a big win over a great Mount St. Dominic team in the county tournament. Ed Bates (far left) and coach Phil Delgado (far right) join in.
Special day at West Essex.
Taylor Kenerson (far right) with her mom, Lisa, and IHA pitcher Olivia Sprofera.
Kylie Carr and her dad, John.
Madison Gemma (left) and Bridget Betley, with a ‘Bridget of Madison County’ moment after winning the county title.
Montclair players getting ready for a county final.
Olivia Sprofera, with her parents, Sevan and John.
Celebrating a county title at IHA.
Senior Day at Nutley.
Amanda Garofalo and her parents, Michele and Bill.
Cedar Grove coach Nicole Velardi and Kali McCabe.
Hall of Fame coach Luann Zullo, of Nutley, won her 400th career game in May.
Caldwell coaches Mike Teshkoyan (right) and Mark Teshkoyan, with some tremendous players.
Rebecca Mandelbaum, and her dad, Rich.
Sophie Rosenberg and her father, Mike.
Sami Huetter and her mom, Mari.
Amanda Garofalo (right) and Alexa Vardiman.
Bridget Betley and her dad, as Sami Huetter pretends to pound on Alexa Vardiman’s head (far right).
Livingston players take a moment after the team’s final game in Group 4 semis.
IHA players Taylor Kenerson (far left) and Olivia Sprofera are joined by Allen LaRezza (second from left) and Joe LaRezza after a state championship on June 11.
Bloomfield’s Sam Corio, with her parents, on a big Senior Night.