PARSIPPANY — Jaclyn Carifi has officially announced her commitment to play softball at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Jaclyn will be majoring in Accountancy and minoring in Actuarial Science.
Jaclyn will be graduating Parsippany Hills High School in June where she currently has a 4.2 GPA. So far, throughout her high school career she has earned 1st Team All-Conference Northwest Jersey Division and All-Academic Team both her freshman and sophomore years from the Daily Record. In her junior year, the Daily Record awarded her 1st Team All-Conference National Division and to their All-Academic Team.
Coach Doug Acree said “At a very early age, Jaclyn understood situational softball – what do to, when to do it and why she was doing it. Her knowledge of the game elevated the play of the entire team. Jaclyn never got too emotionally high or too emotionally low. She always stayed centered. When things got tight, she took it up a notch and remained focus. It’s no surprise that she’s where she is today and I look forward to her future achievements.”
Jaclyn, who currently has over 100 base hits will be a four year starter and three year Captain of the Parsippany Hills Vikings softball team.
This past July, Carifi’s club softball team (NJ Heist 18u Gold) took 2nd place at the largest college showcase softball tournament in the country. Held in Colorado, this showcase tournament was attended by numerous teams from around the country.
In 2018, the TCNJ softball Lions won the NJAC regular season title and hosted the regional round of the NCAA Tournament. They were also ranked 22nd in the country and finished the season with a 31-10 record.
“When Jaclyn came to play with us three years ago, really didn’t know too much about basketball, but, she is a very hard working young lady and very respectable, and plays for the team and not for herself and she would be a person that I would always want to have on my team. She has been good in a leadership role this year, and I am sure she is going to go to TCNJ and do a good job, and be a good teammate in college,” said head Varsity Basketball Coach Donnie Forster.
On behalf of Parsippany Board of Education, and the Parsippany Little League West, which Jaclyn played for many years, was on an all-star team and had some great success. I wish her nothing but success in her upcoming education as well as sports,” said Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education President Frank Neglia.