Six members of NJ Heist recently were feted as the top club travel softball program commemorated their

college commitments during a recent get-together at the Town Pub in Bloomfield. From left, are:

Nutley's Carly Anderson (Rowan), Livingston's Marina Lombardi (Montclair State), Bayonne's Mackenzie Brown

(Maryland Eastern Shore), Caldwell HS's Gianna Genello (Rowan), Northern Highland's Katie Duncan (Harvard)

and Cedar Grove's Autumn Spinella (Johnson & Wales). First up is high school ball as practice officially starts this

Friday, March 6, despite the winter weather. (Sideline Chatter photo)


NJ Heist founder Sergio Rodriguez addresses parents and friends of his travel softball program while speaking

about his college commits who are big major part of program. (photo courtesy of the Lombardis)


Four of the 2015 North Jersey high school seniors among the NJ Heist college commits holdup their championship

plaque at last summer's Colorado Sparkler Tournament as Heist won its bracket. From left, are Marina Lombardi,

Gianna Gennello, Mackenzie Brown and Carly Anderson. Heist returns to the annual tourney in Colorado this June

as part of strong travel slate. (photo courtesy of NJHeist) 


A few of the moms along with female mentors for the NJ Heist college commits stand behind their high school

senior standouts during recent gathering held at the Town Pub in Bloomfield where coaches spoke about

all the accomplishments of the girls, everyone broke bread, and also looked ahead to 2015 season.

(photo courtesy of the Lombardis)

Heist college commits encircle table at Town Pub. From left, are: Marina Lombardi (Livingston), Mackenzie Brown (Bayonne), Autumn Spinella (Cedar Grove), Katie Duncan (Northern Highlands), Gianna Genello (Caldwell) and Carly Anderson (Nutley). (photo courtesy of Lombardis)