JUST THE STATS: Secaucus won its first ever Hudson County championship on Saturday and Danielle Roesing was dominant during the team’s title run.
In four Hudson County Tournament games, the senior allowed just three earned runs. In 25 innings, Roesing struck out 43 batters and allowed 10 hits and nine walks in victories over Snyder, Union City, Hoboken and North Bergen. She struck out 13 batters over eight innings in Secaucus’ 4-2 eight-inning victory over North Bergen in the championship game.
For the season, Roesing is 21-6 with a 0.87 ERA and 220 strikeouts in 169 innings this season. She has 10 shutouts and three perfect games.
COACH’S COMMENTS: “She had an incredible week. Every game was a big game. It’s the county tournament, you lose, you go home. She’s probably one of the hardest working kids I’ve ever coached. When it’s a must-win game, she’s definitely going to be on her A game.”
“Saturday was probably one of her best games. North Bergen’s a quality program, they’re the reigning champs. She just went in with the mindset that I’m not losing this game and I’m going to do whatever I can to win.” — Cherryl Bott, Secaucus softball coach.
ON WINNING COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: “We’re still talking about it. It’s going around the whole school. It’s been great, we’re all just smiling about it.”
THREE-SPORT PERFORMER: Danielle is a four-year varsity player for Secaucus in volleyball, basketball and softball. Roesing has been a first team All-Hudson selection in softball each of the past two years. In volleyball she was a first team All-Hudson selection in volleyball three times.
WEARING No. 17: “I wanted to follow my sister’s footsteps, so that’s how I got that number.” Roesing’s sister, Cory, was a three-sport standout at Secaucus and a first team All-State selection in volleyball. She is currently an assistant volleyball coach at Secaucus.
FAVORITE SPORT MEMORIES: Winning the Hudson County championship, playing in the Group 1 championship game in volleyball and reaching the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 final in basketball.
FUTURE CAREER: “I’m thinking of being a special education teacher.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “SportsCenter”
FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Blind Side”
FAVORITE FOOD: Tacos
FAVORITE CARTOON CHARACTER: “Scooby-Doo”