LIVINGSTON - On Wednesday night, the Men of Essex held their 59th Annual Essex Award Dinner.  The Men of Essex honor outstanding athletes from high schools in Essex County.  Verona resident and Mt. St. Dominic Academy senior Kelsey Oh received a Men of Essex 2017 Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award.  

This gifted right-hander was named NJ.com/Star Ledger State Pitcher-of-the-Year in 2015.  Oh was named the New Jersey Gatorade Player-of-the-Year last season and was 24-3 on the season with 364 strikeouts.  She allowed just 19 earned runs in 149 innings pitched, good for a 0.89 ERA.  She is committed to the University of South Carolina and was selected 1st ALL-STATE in 2015 and 2016, plus 1st Team All Non-Public.  K. Oh is a 3-time Men of Essex Softball Athlete-of-the-Year recipient.

Last week Oh joined an exclusive group when she came only the 18th player in NJ High School Softball to record 1,000 career strkeouts.