Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League

** 2007 All-Star Games **

Saturday, August 18th
New State Road Park, Manchester

2007 U-12 All-Stars (see photos)

East Division Team (Coach - Tony Valenti, Tolland)
Enfield: Samantha DelConte, Taylor Droney and Katie Sirois.
Glastonbury: Dana Meixell and Marina Molnar.
Tolland: Katie Akerley, Jessica Olson, Samantha Olson and Alyssa Valenti.

West Division Team (Coach - Bill Walsh, Granby)
Canton: Kim Bastan and Amber Batan.
Granby: Amy Bilodeau, Emily Ohannessian and Erin Walsh.
Suffield: Anna Boucher and Alexis Williams.
West Hartford: Christina Galindez, Caroline Karanian and Amanda Place.

The U-12 East All-Stars scored seven runs with two out in the 5th inning to turn a 5-2 lead into a 12-3 rout of the West Division team. Enfield's Taylor Droney led the offense with two hits. The East took advantage of ten walks, with three of them issued to Sam DelConte, who scored three times. Tolland's Alyssa Valenti (double), Marina Molnar and Katie Akerley also had hits. Jessica Olson and Katie Sirois split the pitching duties, giving up just five hits and striking out five. Granby's Amy Bilodeau led the West hitters with two singles. Caroline Karanian, Amanda Place and Christina Galindez, West Hartford's contingent, all had hits. Anna Boucher, Erin Walsh and Kim Bastan pitched for the West, giving up five hits and combining for ten strikeouts.

Tolland's Jessica Olson pitches to U-12 West Division All-Star Emily Ohannessian.

2007 U-14 All-Stars (see photos)

East Division Team (Coaches - Jeff Scanlon and Gary Rahm, South Windsor and Christine Frank, Ellington)
Coventry: Emma Polinski and Maria Vromans.
East Hartford: Shannon Klock and Cassie Quattropani.
Ellington: Joanna DiStefano and Annie Sawamura.
Somers: Jessica Conlon and Samantha Urbon.
South Windsor: Allyson Fournier, Michelle Scanlon and Tori Thomson.
Tolland: Alex D'Aloisio and Brittany DeCarli.
Vernon: Sarah Carpenter and Kassandra Wemmell.
Willington: Alyssa Varrieur.

West Division Team (Coaches - Tony Muscarella and Jay Presser, Suffield and Sue Greene, Windsor.)
Canton: Christina Cardwell and Kiersten Kronschnabel.
Enfield: Nicole Meunier and Katie Schienda.
Granby: Desiree Piette, Kelsey Walsh and Kristin Watterlond.
Suffield: Julie Muscarella.
West Hartford: Caelese Brown and Courtney Daley.
Windsor: Lauren Backhaus, Shauna Greene and Kaetlin Perry.

The East Division team used just three hits (by Allyson Fournier, Alex D'Aloisio and Sarah Carpenter) and some West miscues to forge a 5-2 victory in the U-14 contest, which began at 6:00PM. The East utilized six pitchers (Fournier, Carpenter, D'Aloisio, Emma Polinski, Sam Urbon and Joanna DiStefano) for an inning apiece and yielded five hits, striking out seven. Windsor's Lauren Backhaus went the distance for the West and notched six strikeouts. She helped herself at the plate with an RBI-double. West Hartford's Caelese Brown singled and doubled. Shauna Greene and Christina Cardwell also had hits.

2007 U-16 All-Stars (see photos)

North Squad Team (Coaches - Dominick Cieri, Suffield and Lee Oswell, Somers)
East Windsor: Ginger Starvish and Jessica Szymanski.
Ellington:Taylor Brown and Kerry Sawamura.
Enfield Falcons: Lauren Little and Danielle Pellitier.
Enfield Fireballs: Megan Chipman and Amanda Meunier.
Granby: Stephanie Hebert and Amy Rapuano.
Simsbury: Grace Amato and Kathleen Conway.
Somers: Kacey Oswell and Sarah Schulz.
Suffield: Samantha Cieri and Michele Niejadlik.

South Squad Team (Coaches - Bill Selavka and Frank Levick, Vernon, Dave Piggott, Manchester Red and Charley Batan, Canton)
Canton: Monique Gauthier and Jessica Schroeder.
East Hartford: Lisa Donato and Abby Rodriguez.
Glastonbury: Hayley Howard and Katie Uricchio.
Manchester Red: Ariel Diaz and Anna Piggott.
Manchester White: Kristin Gentilcore and Yomarie Rodriguez.
South Windsor: Susan Orsini and Marianne Specker.
Vernon: Brianna Levick, Erin Selavka and Jamie Vallarelli.
West Hartford: Alyssa Oddo and Mary Provencher.
Windsor: Rebecca Hopkins and Jennifer Lattal.

In a well-played defensive contest, the North team scratched out a 3-0 win over the South squad in the U-16 nightcap. Kathleen Conway, Kacey Oswell and Amy Rapuano combined to effectively scatter seven hits and record eight strikeouts. Granby's Stephanie Hebert had a single and a long RBI-double. Kerry Sawamura (Ellington) also had a pair of hits. Kathleen Conway, Sam Cieri, Grace Amato and Megan Chipman added safeties. Jen Lattal, Erin Selavka, Mary Provencher and Monique Gauthier split the pitching for the South team, also striking out eight. Selavka, Abby Rodriguez, Ariel Diaz, Hayley Howard, Alyssa Oddo, Rebecca Hopkins and Jamie Vallarelli had singles.
Somers' Kacey Oswell pitches to Manchester's Kristin Gentilcore in the U-16 nightcap.

All participating players received All-Star medals to commemorate this concluding event of the 2007 NCGSL season.

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