MIDLAND PARK, NJ -  “To win a championship, everyone has to play better than their 100 percent game, “  said Hasbrouck Heights 10U girls recreation softball coach Brian Monchino. “And we got better than 100 percent from every girl in beating North Arlington.”

The Lady Aviators captured the Bergen County Girls’ Softball Championship 10U championship on July 27 with a 9-6, come from behind victory. 

“It was a total team effort,” Monchino said.  “Everybody hit, everybody played their best game.”

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The Lady Aviators trailed 6-4 going into the top of the fifth, when they exploded five runs in the inning, giving the Aviators the lead.  Closer Maddy Connelly came in and was on her game, shutting down the North Arlington over the final two innings.  Starter Sofia Monchino was the beneficiary of the offense outburst, picking up the win after pitching the first four innnings.

The Lady Aviators finished the season 9-3.

"We are so lucky to have an amazing summer recreation travel softball program here in Hasbrouck Heights," said Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Director Rob Brady.  "This team is an amazing group of talented softball players with great families who made the commitment to this team and dedicated most of their summer to traveling all over Bergen County for our games.  We are a small town in comparison to the competition we faced this season, which makes winning the championship all that more special.”

Roster

Sofia Monchino

Gabriella Arcell

Gina Minichiello

Maddy Connelly

Morgan Murray

Abigail Wanco

Riley Rivera

Alivia Mazza

Valentina Potts

Haley Wixon

Janelle Morales

Charlotte Liu

Ava D’Addetta

Gianna Balderas

 

Coaches:

Brian Monchino

Brendan Murray

Rocco Minichiello

Eric Potts

Ralph Rivera

Anthony Mazza


 

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