Town Editor

Thumb_ba97a6b4f6425e64a13b_danielle_santola
Danielle Santola
908-279-0303

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Livingston Athlete of the Week: Kylie McLaughlin

April 21, 2014 at 6:55 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Last Saturday, Kylie McLaughlin's two-run triple in the fifth inning rallied Livingston to a 6-3 victory over Caravel at the Mount St. Dominic Invitational in Caldwell. Although many of us would see this as the top point of an athlete’s career, this is only one of McLaughlin’s many accomplishments as a starting player on the Livingston High School (LHS) Varsity softball team.

It is for these reasons and because of her strong team leadership that Kylie McLaughlin is being honored as The Alternative Press of Livingston’s Athlete of the Week.

“This season I'm really looking to have fun and enjoy it,” said McLaughlin. “It's the last time I’ll be playing softball at a competitive level since I’ve decided not to play in college.”

Sign Up for E-News

Although the season has just begun, McLaughlin has already scored 10 runs and has helped the team to get eight wins and only one loss so far.

“I am hoping that we can win a state championship, since we have lost over the past two years, and it would be really nice to go out with a state championship title.” said McLaughlin.

Last year, McLaughlin was chosen as the Essex County Player of the Year. Throughout the season, she registered 44 hits and 41 runs. McLaughlin also swiped 27 bases and had seven triples to go along with six home runs.

“My softball career has been unreal,” said McLaughlin. “I never expected to have so much success. As a freshman, I was kind of the underdog. It wasn’t until sophomore year that I really found my place at the Varsity level.”

Although she has decided not to play at the University of Delaware, which is where she will be attending college in the fall, McLaughlin has been awarded the Athlete of the Week honor for her skills on the field and her leadership position on the team. Together, they have made her an extremely valuable player to the LHS softball program.

Each week, The Alternative Press (TAP) of Livingston chooses a student Athlete of the Week. Criteria stems from prowess on the field, court or arena to leadership. Articles are written by the Livingston High School Sports Interns, who participate in TAP's program.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Livingston

Community Announcements

Livingston's Recycling Collector Reminds Residents to Recycle on Time

May 5, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston's Recycling Collector, Giordano Companies, reminds all residents that materials to be recycled must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the day ...

Read the Full Story »


Upcoming Events

Thu, June 16, 6:00 PM

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston

Celebrating the Publication of Together, A ...

Education

Carousel_image_223b82a2c86c36a5b09e_race3264-logo.bxkiwj

Mon, June 20, 7:30 PM

Charlie Brown's Restaurant Parking Lot, Millburn

Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Annual ...

Giving Back

Carousel_image_94a9e9cbd75dfac3dde0_logo-bubbles

Sat, June 25, 10:00 AM

The Learning Experience, Livingston

Family Fun Day

Education




Tune Into Tola

Dear Game of Thrones, I've Never Been More Heartbroken and Confused all at the Same Time

Between Meera Reed, Lord Varys and Hodor, the secondary characters in “Game of Thrones” proved they have more to say than we could have imagined based on Sunday’s mid-season ...

Read the Full Story »


YOLO Kids

A Livingston Student's Take on Girls on the Run

It's very important to maintain a good, healthy weight. You can run around your neighborhood or walk a dog, dribble a soccer ball or shoot some hoops. Whatever it is, you should always do some ...

Read the Full Story »


TAP into Livingston People

Do You Know Beth? Attention Parents of Millennials!

If you have a millennial living under your roof or are one yourself, you absolutely NEED to know Beth! This is a cool mom and business woman with a really great idea – and, it’s not ...

Read the Full Story »


Next Great Step: "Bridging the Gap from College to the Real World"

Why Are Our Graduates So Fragile?

College graduation is upon us and both parents and students have mixed emotions about this day. As a parent, you are likely beaming but possibly even teary-eyed as another chapter is coming to an ...

Read the Full Story »


Beth's Blueprint

Snacks for the 3 pm Slump

SNACK TIME! Need a “little something” to help you through the afternoon to fend off the 3 p.m. slump? Do you find yourself in front of the snack drawer or the vending ...

Read the Full Story »


Your Family Matters

TIP: Leaders Give Credit to Others

Do you want your kids to be able to make friends, influence people and be seen as a leader?  One of the qualities of a respected friend, influencer and leader is the ability to give others ...

Read the Full Story »


Lost in Suburbia®

The Itsy Bitsy Bedmate

One morning as I went to make the bed, I peeled down the covers to smooth out the sheets and saw something very disconcerting.  There, on my side of the bed, about halfway down, was a large dark ...

Read the Full Story »




Facebook


Twitter