RBR softball coach Denise D’Esposito is pictured at left with her star player Jessica Stevenson, who made school history in May as the first softball player to achieve 100 hits. She is also the third ranked hitter in the school, just behind the school’s two top baseball hitters.
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
Jessica Stevenson, Red Bank Regional High School softball captain, first baseman and top hitter, took the plate on May 9,oblivious to the anxiety that permeated the audience and the dugout. And then, with the crack of her bat yielding a solid double, the atmospheric tension was replaced with screams of joy at the history-making event. Jess Stevenson became the first softball player in RBR history to reach the magical 100 hit mark.
“I knew I was close, but had no idea that I had just done it; everyone else knew though. They stopped the game to let me know and gave me a the game ball,” she explained
Jessica continues to set RBR records with every hit she makes in this her senior year and last season at RBR. She has compiled other records and accolades including the top home run record (19 so far) and was named to the All Shore Conference third team and All Central Coaches’ All-Division Team as a freshman and the B-North Coaches’ All Division Team as a junior. She also currently stands as the third top hitter in the baseball/softball program just behind the two top baseball hitters in school history.
A member of the RBR Academy of Information Technology, Jess’s academic accolades include honor roll or high honor roll all four years of school. She earned the academic varsity letter this year (straight As for 4 consecutive marking periods) and gained membership in the National and National Technical Honor Societies.
Her extra-curricular focus has been as technology manager for all the Visual & Performing Arts events, which keeps this Belmar resident busy on the RBR campus for many evenings and weekends. She has also been an active community volunteer and coached many summer camps including several for underprivileged and developmentally challenged students.
The Belmar resident is delighted to attend The College of New Jersey next fall, where she will play softball and major in pyschology.