By all accounts, Jillian Clementi, was a New Jersey softball legend: she had been playing the game since age 5, had a flawless fielding record her senior year as Immaculate Heart Academy’s shortstop, was named first team all state and was the 2002 Bergen County Player of the Year. She then went on to play second and third base for Saint Joseph’s University and was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference in 2005. After graduating from college she returned to the area and taught at Immaculate Heart while coaching girls softball at Wood-Ridge High School.
That is, until this week, when she was dismissed from both positions. Why?
You guessed it, sex with an underage boy at Wood-Ridge a few years ago when the boy was a junior. He’s since graduated, but when the allegations of the relationship came to the attention of the WR administration, they investigated and then notified police.
Clementi has now been charged with sexual assault and child endangerment.