Eastern Regional High School
Softball History

(This New Jersey School in the Eastern Section of
Camden County Serves Berlin Borough,
Gibbsboro Borough and Voorhees Township)

  Eastern fielded its first softball team in 1971.
  The Vikings have won 14 Olympic Conference championships . . .
  National Division -- 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990
  American Division -- 1992, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2016.

All-Time Coaches
Name Year(s) Record
Rhoby Horn 1971-73 Unav.
Bernadette Atwell 1974-76 Unav.
Jack Hagan 1977-99 338-196
Peter Brandt 2000 9-12
Don Olsen 2001-03 20-34
Michael Hunter 2004 10-11
Emily Virga 2005-07 41-27
Jamie McGroarty 2008-13 105-42
*Laura Paquette 2014-19 91-44
  *-formerly Stagliano

Thanks for the help! . . . Jamie McGroarty, Laura Paquette.

To reach Ted Silary -- tedtee307@yahoo.com

--

Playoff Starters for South Jersey and/or State Champs . . .
1986 (SJ & State)
P   Sue Graham
C   Kathy Stover
1B Natalie Kennedy
2B Jackie Masters
3B Stephanie Stratoti
SS Lynn Donovan
LF Heather MacDuff
CF Liz Allen
RF Aileen Donovan

 
2010 (SJ)
P   Sam Lemm
C   Gen Gaynor
1B Taylor Kreston
2B Madison Tiernan
3B Rachel Bernstein
SS Steph Vuono
LF Jax Buckley
CF Cherelle Chambers
RF *Kelly Jo Stroemel
DH Megan Parker
*-did not bat
2012 (SJ & State)
P  Steph Vuono
C  Gen Gaynor
1B Melissa Parker
2B Madison Tiernan
3B Megan Parker
SS Jax Buckley
LF Steph Wolfrom
CF Cherelle Chambers
RF Kim Jevic

 

--

  In 1986, Eastern's softball team, coached by Jack Hagan, won South Jersey and state championships in the Group 4 (highest enrollment) classification. Here are recaps of the playoff games . . .

1986
SOUTH JERSEY PLAYOFFS
First Round
  Eastern 2, Cumberland 0:
Sue Graham pitched a two-hitter and received the only run she needed when Liz Allen thumped a single to drive in Stephanie Stratoti (triple).
Quarterfinal
  Eastern 7, Millville 2:
The Vikings, seeded eighth, topped No. 1 Millville as Lynn Donovan smacked a two-run double and Heather MacDuff went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Sue Graham allowed four hits.
Semifinal
  Eastern 2, Shawnee 1:
Sue Graham spun a two-hitter and Liz Allen singled to drive in Jackie Masters with the decisive run.
Final
  Eastern 7, Triton 3:
Stephanie Stratoti (triple, two RBI) and Liz Allen (one RBI) halved six hits and Jackie Masters continued her impressive production out of the No. 9 hole with a two-run triple as the Vikings won their first SJ crown. Sue Graham overcame the shock of allowing three runs (all unearned) in the first inning by notching a three-hitter and retiring the final 16 batters.
STATE PLAYOFFS
Semifinal
  Eastern 12, Edison 0:
Sue Graham crafted a one-hitter and eight hits produced an eight-run fifth inning. The highlight was Stephanie Stratoti's three-run triple. Jackie Masters went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Final
  Eastern 2, Ridgewood 1:
Sue Graham, overcoming the lingering effects of a pinched nerve in her right shoulder, posted another one-hitter and, over a span from the fourth to seventh inning, retired 10 consecutive batters on just 13 pitches. She also drove in a run in the third, then scored when a popup off Heather MacDuff's bat was dropped. Ridgewood scored an unearned run in the seventh and had the tying run on base when a flyball to rightfielder Aileen Donovan set off a wild celebration.

--

  In 2010, Eastern's softball team, coached by Jamie McGroarty, won the South Jersey championship and advanced to the state final in the Group 4 (highest enrollment) classification. Here are recaps of the playoff games . . .

2010
SOUTH JERSEY PLAYOFFS
First Round
  Eastern 9, Lenape 0:
Cherelle Chambers paced the rout by collecting four RBI on a two-run single and a two-run double. Rachel Bernstein had two hits, one RBI. Sam Lemm struck out 10 in a six-hitter.
Quarterfinal
  Eastern 4, Williamstown 0:
Sam Lemm allowed three hits and smacked a triple.
Semifinal
  Eastern 8, Washington Township 4:
In an all-time oddity, the Vikings scored four of their first five runs on wild pitches. Cherelle Chambers bagged two RBI and Sam Lemm toughed out a nine-hitter.
Final
  Eastern 3, Shawnee 2:
Sam Lemm allowed five hits and ended the game with her 12th strikeout after Shawnee created major stress with a two-run, two-out double. Megan Parker's sacrifice fly scored Madison Tiernan with what turned out to be the winning run in the visiting seventh. In the second, Rachel Bernstein singled home a run and scored on an error.
STATE PLAYOFFS
Semifinal
  Eastern 7, East Brunswick 1:
Sam Lemm allowed five hits and two walks while fanning six, and helped her cause with two RBI. Steph Vuono lashed a two-run double.
Final
  Morris Knolls 4, Eastern 3:
The Vikings scored one run in the first when Taylor Kreston was hit by a pitch and two in the third when Steph Vuono stroked a single. Sam Lemm struck out six in a seven-hitter.

--

  In 2012, Eastern's softball team, coached by Jamie McGroarty, won South Jersey and state championships in the Group 4 (highest enrollment) classification. Here are recaps of the playoff games . . .

2012
SOUTH JERSEY PLAYOFFS
First Round
  Eastern 1, Toms River North 0:
Steph Vuono mowed down nine and Steph Wolfrom lofted a sacrifice fly in the first inning.
Quarterfinal
  Eastern 3, Vineland 1:
After singles by sisters Megan/Melissa Parker and a walk to Gen Gaynor loaded the bases in the fifth inning, Kim Jevic reached base on an error that allowed two runs to score and erase a 1-0 deficit. Steph Vuono whiffed nine.
Semifinal
  Eastern 6, Shawnee 3:
Steph Vuono struck out nine in a six-hitter and the Vikings scored runs apiece in the third and sixth. Madison Tiernan went 2-for-2 with two walks and three steals while scoring three runs.
Final
  Eastern 4, Toms River East 3:
The Vikings captured their second SJ title in three years, and third in all, as Madison Tiernan went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Gen Gaynor smacked the lone extra-base hit, a double. TRE rallied hard after falling into a 4-0 hole.
STATE PLAYOFFS
Semifinal
  Eastern 4, East Brunswick 0:
All three hits allowed by Steph Vuono, who fanned six and walked one, were harmless two-out singles.
Final
  Eastern 2, Hunterdon Central 0:
Steph Vuono turned in a wonderful performance while leading the Vikings to their second state championship (also 1986). She allowed one hit (not 'til the sixth inning), walked none and punched out seven while finalizing her season record at 21-4; the team went 22-4. Steph Wolfrom hammered an RBI double in the sixth. In the seventh, Gen Gaynor singled and yielded to courtesy runner Ally Schmus, who eventually scored on an error.

--

Career Leaders, Class of 2007-Forward
BATTING   PITCHING  
AVERAGE   WINS  
Madison Tiernan '13 .472 Steph Vuono '12 45
Steph Wolfrom '12 .450 Rachel Waro '18 43
Madi Guyer '19 .404 Brittany Hicks '07 33
Sam Lemm '10 .393 ERA  
Chandler Mitchell '20 .390 Steph Vuono '12 1.16
RBI   Danielle Lemm '08 1.23
Emily Serata '16 82 Sam Lemm '10 1.45
Mariah Wysocki '17 74 STRIKEOUTS  
RaeLyn D'Onofrio '19 71 Steph Vuono '12 411
Madi Guyer '19 65 Rachel Waro '18 322
Jax Buckley '13 64 Brittany Hicks '07 243
Maddie Morano '16 64    
HOME RUNS      
Mariah Wysocki '17 17    
RaeLyn D'Onofrio '19 11    
Emily Serata '16 9    
Melissa Parker '12 8    
Keli Gaynor '08 7    
Madi Guyer '19 7    

--

ALL-CONFERENCE
First Team Honorees
Year Name
  OLYMPIC NATIONAL
1976 Sharon Brown
  Sharon Tinucci
1977 Sharon Tinucci
  Donna Young
  Theresa Costello
1978 Theresa Costello
  Dawn Ward
1979 Lynn Blaszczyk
  Ellen Egan
  Beth Thompson
  Beth Kerr
  Joann Neyra
1980 Ellen Egan
  Beth Thompson
  Bonni Biglin
  Janice Larsen
  Jackie Birney
  Kelly Davis
  Joann Neyra
1981 Lynne Guerere
  Kelly Davis
  Laurie Blasť
  Joyce Ireland
  Joann Neyra
1982 Joyce Ireland
  Laurie Blasť
  Emma Leigh Pierce
  Jackie Ficerai
  Joann Neyra
  Tina Snook
1983 Tina Snook
  Kathy Mahon
1984 Jane Dixon
  Kathy Mahon
  Sharon Walton
1985 Kathy Mahon
  Sharon Walton
  Stephanie Stratoti
1986 Liz Allen
  Sue Graham
  Stephanie Stratoti
1987 Lynn Donovan
  Julie Mulraney
1988 Julie Mulraney
  Lynn Donovan
  Cheryl Coffey
  Michelle Rittenhouse
1989 Michelle Rittenhouse
  Karen Guerere
  Cheryl Coffey
  Karen Rogina
1990   None
1991 Hayley Davidson
  Barbie Golley
  OLYMPIC AMERICAN
1992 Barbie Golley
  Hayley Davidson
  Jackie Confer
  Nicole Born
1993 Nicole Born
  April Herrington
1994 Jodi Devine
1995 Gina Ressa
1996 Jodi Devine
1997 Natalie Dawson
  Lisa Pepe
1998   None
1999   None
2000 Sandee Amoroso
2001 Sandee Amoroso
  Marcy Logan
2002   None
2003 Alicia Albert
2004   None
2005   None
2006 Laura Stagliano
  Brittany Hicks
2007 Laura Stagliano
  Brittany Hicks
  Rachel Campbell
2008 Keli Gaynor
  Kristina Wolfrom
  Danyelle Lemm
  Sam Lemm
2009 Sam Lemm
  Gen Gaynor
2010 Sam Lemm
  Steph Vuono
  Gen Gaynor
  Madison Tiernan
2011 Steph Vuono
  Madison Tiernan
  Steph Wolfrom
2012 Steph Vuono
  Gen Gaynor
  Madison Tiernan
  Steph Wolfrom
  Megan Parker
2013   None
2014 Rachel Wood
  Maddie Morano
  Emily Serata
  Jess Heaton
2015 Maddie Morano
  Ally Schmus
  Mariah Wysocki
2016 Maddie Morano
  Emily Serata
  Rachel Wood
  Sarah Waro
  Rachel Waro
2017 Rachel Waro
  RaeLyn D'Onofrio
  Mariah Wysocki
2018 Rachel Waro
  RaeLyn D'Onofrio
  Madi Guyer
2019 RaeLyn D'Onofrio
  Madi Guyer
  Chandler Mithell
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
ALL-SOUTH JERSEY
(Selected by Courier-Post)
Year Team/Name Pos.
1978 FIRST TEA M  
  Sharon Tinucci INF
1979 FIRST TEAM  
  Lynn Blaszczyk 1B
1980 FIRST TEAM  
  Beth Thompson OF
1981 FIRST TEAM  
  Laurie Blasť 1B
1982 FIRST TEAM  
  Joann Neyra P
1983 None  
1984 None  
1985 None  
1986 FIRST TEAM  
  Sue Graham P
  Stephanie Stratoti INF
1987 FIRST TEAM  
  Lynn Donovan INF
1988 FIRST TEAM  
  Julie Mulraney P
  Lynn Donovan INF
1989 None  
1990 FIRST TEAM  
  Amy Presnall INF
1991 None  
1992 FIRST TEAM  
  Nicole Born P
1993 FIRST TEAM  
  Nicole Born P
1994 None  
1995 FIRST TEAM  
  Gina Ressa INF
1996 FIRST TEAM  
  Jodi Devine INF
1997 None  
1998 None  
1999 None  
2000 None  
2001 None  
2002 None  
2003 None  
2004 None  
2005 None  
2006 FIRST TEAM  
  Laura Stagliano OF
2007 FIRST TEAM  
  Laura Stagliano OF
2008 None  
2009 None  
2010 SECOND TEAM  
  Sam Lemm P
2011 None  
2012 FIRST TEAM  
  Steph Vuono P
  Madison Tiernan INF
  Steph Wolfrom OF
  SECOND TEAM  
  Gen Gaynor C
2013 FIRST TEAM  
  Madison Tiernan INF
2014 SECOND TEAM  
  Madison Morano OF
2015 FIRST TEAM  
  Madison Morano OF
2016 FIRST TEAM  
  Rachel Waro P
  Madison Morano OF
  Emily Serata OF
2017 FIRST TEAM  
  RaeLyn D'Onofrio C
  SECOND TEAM  
  Rachel Waro P
  Mariah Wysocki SS
2018 SECOND TEAM  
  Rachel Waro P
  RaeLyn D'Onofrio C
  Madi Guyer SS
2019 None  

--

ALL-CONFERENCE
Second Team Honorees
Year Name
  1998 Forward
  OLYMPIC AMERICAN
1998 Kelly Dougherty
  Elizabeth Beebe
  Stacy Logan
1999 Kelly Tallant
2000   None
2001 Kirby Hicks
2002 Alicia Albert
  Heather Castle
2003   None
2004 Maribeth Beasley
  Rose Katz
  Lauren Thumm
  Stephanie Campbell
2005 Laura Stagliano
  Rachel Campbell
  Brittany Hicks
  Lauren McCart
2006 Keli Gaynor
  Rachel Campbell
  Lauren McCart
2007 Megan Dawson
  Keli Gaynor
  Lauren McCart
2008 Lauren McCart
  LeeAnn McGovern
2009 Cherelle Chambers
2010 Rachel Bernstein
2011 Cherelle Chambers
  Gen Gaynor
  Melissa Parker
  Megan Parker
2012 Melissa Parker
  Maddie Haftel
2013 Megan Parker
  Maddie Morano
  Emily Serata
  Jessica Heaton
  Jax Buckley
2014 Kaitlyn Gaynor
  Ally Schmus
  Mariah Wysocki
2015 Jessica Heaton
  Sarah Waro
  Rachel Wood
2016 Madi Guyer
2017 Madi Guyer
2018 Megan Giesecke
2019 Anna Accardo
  D'Aaliyah Patterson

--

TEAM MVP
Year Name
1977 Donna Young
1978 Sharon Tinucci
1979 Lynn Blaszczyk
1980 Beth Thompson
1981 Kelly Davis
1982 Joann Neyra
1983 Tina Snook
1984 Jane Dixon
1985 Sharon Walton
1986 Sue Graham
1987 Steph Stratoti
1988 Lynn Donovan
1989 Karen Rogina
1990   Unavailable
1991   Unavailable
1992 Barbie Golley
1993 Nicole Born
1994   Unavailable
1995   Unavailable
1996 Jody Devine
1997 Natalie Dawson
1998 Kelly Dougherty
1999   Unavailable
2000 Sandee Amoroso
2001 Sandee Amoroso
2002 Alicia Albert
2003 Alicia Albert
2004 Stephanie Campbell
2005 Brittany Hicks
2006 Laura Stagliano
2007 Laura Stagliano
2008 Danyelle Lemm
2009 Sam Lemm
2010 Sam Lemm
2011 Steph Vuono
2012 Steph Vuono
2013 Jax Buckley
2014 Rachel Wood
2015 Maddie Morano
2016 Maddie Morano
2017 Rachel Waro
2018 Rachel Waro
2019 Madi Guyer