Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League


The Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League welcomed East Hartford, Granby, Mansfield and Marlborough in 2003, increasing the number of member towns to twenty.
More teams were entered in the U-14 league than in U-16 for the first time in the league's existence. East Hartford, East Windsor, Manchester Red, Marlborough and West Hartford were added while Simsbury did not return from 2002. A record 202 players were registered among the twelve teams. Enfield took home the regular season trophies and Manchester Blue were victors in the U-14 tournament, defeating Enfield 8-6 in an exciting final game.
The U-16 division had 150 players comprising the two 5-team divisions, down from the twelve teams entered in 2002. Enfield, Granby and Mansfield were added while Bloomfield, Bolton, Ellington, Stafford and Tolland did not return from the previous season. Vernon and Simsbury won their respective divisions and Vernon bested Somers 6-0 in the U-16 tournament final.
Overall, NCGSL had a net gain of one team with player registration increasing to 352, up from 322 in 2002. Enfield, Somers, South Windsor, Vernon and West Hartford were among the five member towns with teams entered in both age groups.

Final League Standings

U-16 Final Standings

East DivisionWLGBSTRDivHomeAwayRSRA
1Vernon111--W1 7-14-17-07117
2Enfield1021L1 6-15-15-110144
3South Windsor754L1 4-34-23-38957
4Hebron199L9 0-70-51-43968
5Mansfield11110L2 1-60-51-623152
West Division WLGB STRDivHome AwayRSRA
1Simsbury75--W1 6-24-33-27537
--Granby75--W1 6-24-23-37636
--Windsor75--L1 4-44-23-36360
4West Hartford572W1 1-64-21-56082
5Somers394L2 2-53-40-55976

U-14 Final Standings

1Enfield102--W7 5-15-114361
2Vernon831 1/2W1 3-25-111983
3Manchester Blue732W2 3-34-011766
--Ellington842L1 5-13-312775
5Suffield643L1 3-23-212788
6Manchester Red Devils664W1 3-23-4116109
7Somers564 1/2L2 2-53-1113160
8Marlborough465W1 2-32-38992
9South Windsor475 1/2L1 1-33-48166
10East Windsor486L3 2-42-4110172
--West Hartford486L1 2-42-4118166
12East Hartford098 1/2L9 0-50-445167

* * Most Valuable Player Awards * *

The 2003 U-14 Co-M.V.P.s, selected by the U-14 coaches, are Mallory Householder, Ellington (left) and Kim Collins, Enfield (right). The other nominees honored by their teammates and coaches were: Abigail Rodriguez (East Hartford), Meagan Nelson (East Windsor), Katie Viara (Manchester Blue), Ashley Bilodeau (Manchester Red Devils), Rosie Boudreau (Marlborough), Mindy Oswell (Somers), Jacquie O'Brien (South Windsor), Taylor Bartini (Suffield), Hannah Koch (Vernon) and Rebecca Demers (West Hartford).

Erika Trotta, Enfield (right) was elected 2003 U-16 M.V.P. by the U-16 coaches. Congratulations to the other players nominated: Lisa Caruso (Granby), Brittany Christensen (Hebron), Aubrey Desjarlais (Mansfield), Becca Raymond (Simsbury), Katie Skypek (Somers), Kathy Marulanda (South Windsor), Mary Gordon (Vernon), Alix Raymond (West Hartford) and Caylee Johanson (Windsor).

* * Players of the Week * *

* * * N.C.G.S.L. Class of '03 * * *

The 2003 summer season featured 27 players participating in their final year of ASA U-16 eligibility. The league directors and coaches extend their best wishes and appreciation to them and their families in making the league a success.

Enfield: Leanne Jones, Alison Kubinski (upper left), Erika Trotta and Jessica Zaine.

Granby: Ashley Thain.

Hebron: Brittany Christensen and Jill Mangan (upper right).

Mansfield: Amanda Frederick and Tricia Morano.

Simsbury: Kristina Gordon, Kerry Gotowka (mid left) and Karlie Welsh.

Somers: Alysa Craig, Lindsey Cunningham, Kristi Laprade and Katie Skypek.

Vernon: Leighann Caron, Sherri Gandini, Michelle LaBoda and Beth Paterson (mid right).

West Hartford: Allison Mainelli, Abbe Miller, Alix Raymond (lower left) and Megan Ritter.

Windsor: Natalie McCollin, Angela Witwicki (lower right) and Lauren Ziaks.

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