Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League

** 2009 All-Star Games **

Saturday, August 15th
New State Road Park, Manchester

2009 All-Star Teams and Sportsmanship Awards

2009 U-12 All-Stars(see photos)

American Squad (Coach - Mike Sisson, Manchester)
Coventry: Megan Leavens, Kelley Lindlau and Hannah Vignone.
Glastonbury: Emily Bengtson, Alyssa Foster and Taylor Macdowell.
Granby: Samantha Gilbert, Samantha Groskritz and Amanda Jacobs.
Manchester: Bella Colletti, Kristen DeCiantis and Cam Dias.
Suffield: Laura Somerville, Nicole Wagner and Marissa Webb.

National Squad (Coach - Al Collazo, Windsor)
Enfield: Lisa Lusardi, Taylor Maier and Mackenzie Vermette.
South Windsor: Miread Kelly, Emi Marchesseault and Lina Nguyen.
West Hartford: Colleen Goroshko, Jamie Lohneiss and Rory Morgan.
WindsorI: Alisha Collazo, Macy Fenlason and Emily Parker.
WindsorII: Lucia Barresi, Amanda Dillon and Madison Lee.

The U-12 American All-Stars scored three runs in the first inning to take an early lead but the National squad outscored their opponents 10-1 the rest of the game to come away with a 10-4 decision. Samantha Groskritz (Granby) singled and scored for the Americans. Taylor Macdowell (Glastonbury) and Cam Dias (Manchester) also had hits. Enfield's Lisa Lusardi led the National team with two hits and two runs scored. Mackenzie Vermette (Enfield) and Rory Morgan (West Hartford) also hit singles for the Nationals. Lusardi, Emily Parker (Windsor) and Macy Fenlason (Windsor) shared pitching duties for the Nationals and combined on a three-hitter. Manchester's Cam Dias & Kristen DeCiantis, Laura Somerville (Suffield) and Hannah Vignone (Coventry) all pitched well for the Americans.

2009 Pat Uricchio Sportmanship Award / U-12 Division
In honor of the late Pat Uricchio, umpire, coach and longtime NCGSL supporter, our umpiring board has initiated an award to be presented annually to one team in each NCGSL age division that has best demonstrated sportmanship qualities over the past summer season. The U-12 recipient for 2009 was the WindsorII team. Accepting the award (right) was Windsor coach T.J Barresi, accompanied by players Amanda Dillon, Madison Lee and Lucia Barresi. Presenting this inaugural U-12 award were umpires (l-r) Bill Mann, Al Harrison and Orlo Smith.

2009 U-14 All-Stars (see photos)

American Division Team (Coach - Brian McDermott, Simsbury)
Canton: Christina Cardwell and Rose Minichiello.
East Windsor: Allison Rodrigue and Melissa Wabble.
Enfield: Shannon Cherpak and Melissa Urbon.
Granby: Elyse Perron and Meaghan Schultheis.
Simsbury: Jamie Kalegeros and Alex McDermott.
Suffield: Anna Boucher and Allie Moreno.
West Hartford: Sarah Allen and Becky Hoisl.
Windsor: Molly Parker and Courtney Samuda.

National Division Team (Coach - Steve Musco, Glastonbury)
Coventry: Stephanie Morin and Eileen Zadrozny.
East Hartford: Olivia Gonzalez and Megan Kennedy.
Glastonbury: Lindsey Musco and Jackie Phillips.
Somers: Allie Dubanoski and Emily Vanasse.
South Windsor: Julia Hanchuk and Katie Strong.
Tolland: Hayley Provost.
Vernon: Chrissy Pettengill and Laura Skoly.
Willington: Josie Borysevicz and Maggie Kryznel.

The U-14 National Division team edged their American counterparts 7-5 behind Somers' Allie Dubanoski, who tripled twice and scored three runs. Willington's Josie Borysevicz & Maggie Kryznel and Laura Skoly (Vernon) each had a pair of hits, with Sloky scoring two runs. Eileen Zadrozny & Stephanie Morin (Coventry), Megan Kennedy & Olivia Gonzalez (East Hartford), Lindsey Musco (Glastonbury) and Borysevicz shared the pitching, collectively allowing seven hits.
The American Division team was paced by Meaghan Schultheis (Granby) and Courtney Samuda (Windsor), who each had two hits. Becky Hoisl (West Hartford), Rose Minichiello (Canton), Jamie Kalegeros (Simsbury) and Shannon Cherpak (Enfield) also had hits. Christina Cardwell (Canton), Molly Parker (Windsor) and Suffield's Allie Moreno all pitched for the American squad.

2009 Pat Uricchio Sportsmanship Award / U-14 Division
This year's recipient of the award in the U-14 Division was the Somers team, coached by Paul Vanasse. Accepting the award with Paul (left) were players Emily Vanasse and Allie Dubanoski. Presenting were umpires (l-r) Sean Sweeney, Al Harrison and John Badger.

Glastonbury's Lindsey Musco pitches for the U-14 National Division All-Star team.

2009 U-16 All-Stars (see photos)

East Division Team (Coach - Dan Tourtellotte, Tolland)
Ashford: Colleen Ecsedy and Emma Perugini.
Coventry: Josie LoRicco and Caitlin Rauchle.
Ellington: Emily Fillion and Mackenzie Whiting.
Somers: Shelby LaDue and Kayla Stetson.
Tolland: Meghan Ciccarelli, Brittany DeCarli and Mindy Sharon.
Vernon: Courtney Oliva.

West Division Team (Coach - Bob Williams, Simsbury)
Glastonbury: Nicole Deskus and Hayley Howard.
Granby: Bethany Grupp and Kelsey Walsh.
Manchester: Erin Butler, Hazel Sousa and Allie Vitkus.
Simsbury: Jess Rocha, Sarah Tully and Carly Williams.
South Windsor: Shannon Martin, Stephanie Rahm and Michelle Scanlon.
West Hartford: Caelese Brown and Jackie Carter.

In the U-16 nightcap, the West stars decided the game with a 7-run third inning, highlighted by Simsbury's Carly Williams' 3-run homer, and cruised to a 9-4 win over the East Division team. Williams added a single and a double to complete a 3 for 3 night. Shannon Martin (South Windsor) had a hit and two runs scored. Williams and Martin also pitched for the winners, along with Allie Vitkus (Manchester), Nicole Deskus (Glastonbury) and Jess Rocha (Simsbury). The five hurlers combined to allow no hits.
Tolland's Meghan Ciccarelli & Mindy Sharon, Kayla Stetson (Somers) and Mackenzie Whiting (Ellington) scored the runs for East team. Sharon, Josie LoRicco (Coventry), Courtney Oliva (Vernon) and Ashford's Colleen Ecsedy shared the East pitching, collectively allowing eight hits.

2009 Pat Uricchio Sportsmanship Award / U-16 Division
This year's recipient of the award in the U-16 Division was the Ellington team, coached by Christine Chamberland. Accepting the award were Ellington players Mackenzie Whiting and Emily Fillion. Presenting were umpires John Badger and Sean Sweeney.

Ashford's Colleen Ecsedy pitches to South Windsor's Michelle Scanlon in the U-16 All-Star game.

All participating players received All-Star medals to commemorate this concluding event of the 2009 NCGSL season.

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