BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Three generations of women, two of whom live in Bridgewater, are softball teammates on a Mountainside Women's Softball League team aptly titled, "Grandmother, Mothers and Others."
Grandmother Linda Liebidz was a softball player at Montclair State University, and has been playing on Scotch Plains and Mountainside womens' softball teams since 1975.
Her daughter, Sandi Liebiedz Lowrey, was an All State player for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, and was an All Union County soccer player at the high school. A softball player for Union County College, she has been playing in the league since 1994.
Lowrey's daughter, Stephanie, played softball and soccer for Bridgewater-Rartian Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School. She will attend the University of Scranton in the fall, and will be a member of the soccer team.
"It is a special and amazing opportunity," Stephanie Lowrey said. "How many people can say they have played on the same softball team as their mother and grandmother?"
In two years, Allison Lowrey, Stephanie's sister, will join her family on the team when she turns 18.
Allison Lowrey has a history with the game, and was in a "Pitch, Hit and Run" competition at Citi Field in New York. She set a record for the run section for 10-year-old girls, and that record still stands today.
The team will be playing games through July 18.