Mindy Feinberg

Mindy Feinberg ‘83

Mindy Feinberg was a three-sport star athlete for Glen Rock High School and was the school’s most accomplished softball pitcher.

Mindy Feinberg was a starting forward for four seasons on the school’s soccer team. As a sophomore, she was named to the First Team, All-B-PSL; as a junior, she was named to the SecondTeam, All B-PSL; and as a senior she was named to the First Team, All B-PSL and received Honorable Mention, All-County (by The Bergen Record).

Mindy started at forward for the basketball team during her junior and senior years. As a junior, she contributed to the team’s breakthrough 17-6 season and reaching the semifinals of the Group 1, Sectional Tournament. As a senior, she was a Co-Captain and was named to the Second Team, All-B-PSL and received Honorable Mention, All-County.

In softball, Mindy was the team’s pitcher for four years. As a freshman, she was named to the Second Team, All-B-PSL. As a sophomore, she was named to the First Team, All-B-PSL and to the First Team, All-Suburban; she also received Honorable Mention, All-County.

As a junior, Mindy led the team to its first B-PSL, Carpenter Division Championship and then defeated Wood Ridge to win its first Group 1, Sectional Championship (before narrowly losing to the ultimate State Champion Whippany Park in the Group 1,North Jersey Championship). One of the school’s most successful softball teams, its final record was 18-5. Mindy had a 16-5 won-loss record with a 1.41 ERA and struck out 100 batters. She also batted .404 with 11 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. She was named to the First Team, Group 1, All-State, to the First Team,All-County, to the First Team, All-Suburban and to the First Team, All-B-PSL. 

In Mindy’s senior year, Mindy was the Co-Captain of a very young team. However, after a rough start of the season, in May, the team put together a successful streak that extended until the Group 1, Sectional Championship where they narrowly lost to Wood Ridge in extra innings. Mindy ended the season with a 13-9 won-loss record and a 2.38 ERA (but 1.10 over her last 14 outings) and with 152 strikeouts. She also batted a team leading .452.

Over her four years, Mindy had a 49-29 won-loss record with a 2.24 ERA and recorded 419 strikeouts in 527 innings pitched for the Panthers. She batted .393 with an OBA of .473 and stole 40 bases in 51 attempts.

In June 1983, the administration and coaches of Glen Rock High School recognized Mindy as the top female athlete (with Deidre James) in that year’s graduating class and gave her the esteemed Athlete of the Year Award.

After graduating from Glen Rock, Mindy attended Muhlenberg College and was a four-year starting pitcher for that school’s softball team. She was inducted into Muhlenberg’s Hall of Fame for her accomplishments, including a 34-19 career won-loss record with a 2.11 career ERA and a .413 career batting average.