LYNDHURST – One of the best pitchers in Lyndhurst High School softball history will be plying her trade down South. Next spring, Lyndhurst graduated senior Jenn Tellefsen will be throwing the ball at Florida State College at Jacksonville, a two-year college.
Not only was Tellefsen one of the top pitchers in the Lyndhurst softball program, but was one of the top pitchers in the state of New Jersey in 2015.
She led the state in strikeouts with 313 and was named to the All Bergen County second team and also the All North Jersey Interscholastic Conference Liberty first team. She had a tiny ERA of 1.13. In addition she hit .493 with 30 RBIs, seven doubles, a triple and two home runs, with 22 runs scored.
For her head high school coach, Emily Ringen, Tellefsen was a leader on and off the field. “Her consistency was most important and improved this season,” said Ringen about Tellefsen. “She had strong leadership.”
For Tellefsen her decision for the next level of education came down to Jacksonville and Rowan University in New Jersey.
The pitcher said that a couple of the reasons for going to Florida were to play in a softball-rich state and also financially.
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