Ally Mende was a 3 year varsity softball player at Ramsey High School and the starting varsity pitcher beginning her junior season. She was a two time recipient of all Bergen county recognition, 1st team all NBIAL, named Bergen Record Athlete of the Week in 2012, and also competed in the North vs South All Star game. Ally ended her high school career with a 1.9 ERA and a senior season record of 26-2. She continued her career in Division II softball at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Where she competed 4 years and finished her career with a 3.79 pitching ERA, 23-19 record (5th highest at ESU), and received 2nd team all PSAC and the ESU MVP award. Ally Mende has worked alongside many coaches for pitching and fielding clinics, dedicating her time to help improve skills of various age groups. She is currently coaching a 16U club team out of northern New Jersey and is the assistant varsity softball coach at Butler High School for the 2018 season.