The Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League
2008 SEASON SUMMARY
For NCGSL's 11th summer season in 2008, the league grew by another three teams, to a total of 44, with the number of registered players (622) remaining about the same as the previous year. First time participants numbered 192. Of the 19 active member towns, seven (Canton, Enfield, Granby, Suffield, Tolland, West Hartford and Windsor) were able to field teams in all three age divisions.
In its third season, our U-12 division had 126 players on nine teams. Standings were listed alphabetically and there was no season-ending tournament in an effort to further emphasize the developmental aspect of the division.
The U-14 age division was comprised of 229 participants on 17 teams. Willington (10-0-1) and Simsbury (12-1) won their respective divisions. Enfield defeated Simsbury 3-2 in the U-14 tournament final at Brookside Park in Ellington.
Our U-16 age division expanded to 267 registered players on 18 teams split into three 6-team divisions. Suffield (12-2) won the West, Vernon I (12-1) the Central and the Enfield Fireballs (11-2) headed the North. Vernon I edged Manchester Red 2-0 in an exciting U-16 tournament final at Brookside Park.
The 2008 summer season concluded with the All-Star games on Saturday, August 16th at New State Road Park in Manchester. The U-12 West team came from behind to down their East counterparts by a score of 10-7. The U-14 East blanked the West 8-0 behind strong pitching. In the U-16 nightcap, the North defeated the South by a 9-2 margin.
Final League Standings
Final U-16 Standings
|6||Enfield Falcons||3||11||8 1/2
|4||Manchester Red||4||10||8 1/2
|5||Manchester White||2||10||9 1/2
Final U-14 Standings
|2||East Hartford||9||4||0||2 1/2
Final U-12 Standings
* * Most Valuable Player Awards * *
The 2008 U-14 East Division M.V.P., elected by the East Division coaches, was Maggie Kryznel, Willington (left). Congratulations to the other nominees honored by their teammates and coaches - Colleen Ecsedy (Ashford), Megan Kennedy (East Hartford), Cassidy Longo (Glastonbury), Aubrie Mazur (South Windsor), Jessica Olson (Tolland), Sami Urbon (Somers) and Mackenzie Whiting (Ellington).
The 2008 U-14 West Division M.V.P., chosen by the West Division coaches, was Becky Hoisl, West Hartford (right). Congratulations to the other West Division nominees - Kelsey Ballard (Windsor), Cari Conley (Enfield), Anna Glassman (Granby), Brittany King (Canton), Megan Maliga (Suffield) and Carly Williams (Simsbury).
The 2008 U-16 North Division M.V.P., selected by the North Division coaches, was Sarah Pliszka, Enfield Fireballs (left). The other North Division nominees, honored by their teammates and coaches, were Jen Arnone (Enfield Falcons), Becky Barry (Somers), Alex D'Aloisio (Tolland), Morgan McPartland (Ellington) and Kelsey Mocadlo (East Windsor).
The 2008 U-16 Central Division M.V.P., elected by the Central Division coaches, was Kelly Cocco, VernonI (right). Congratulations to the other nominees - Allyson Fournier (South Windsor), Shannon Klock (Manchester Red), Lindsay LaChance (Coventry), Shantoy Miller (VernonII) and Allie Vitkus (Manchester White).
The 2008 U-16 West Division M.V.P., chosen by the West Division coaches, was Angie Moskwa, Suffield (left). The other nominees honored by their teammates and coaches were Nicole Batan (Canton), Shauna Greene (Windsor), Sara Hammick (Granby), Amanda Longley (Glastonbury) and Mallory Martucci (West Hartford).
* * Players of the Week * *
Week 1 (ending June 22nd)
North Division: Morgan McPartland, Ellington. Pitched a complete game in the 3-2 win over Somers.
Central Division: Danielle Leone, Manchester Red. Threw a no-hitter over Coventry, striking out twelve.
West Division: Angie Moskwa, Suffield. Pitched a complete game, striking out fourteen, in a win over West Hartford.
Week 2 (ending June 29th)
North Division: Kelsey Mocadlo, East Windsor. Pitched a complete game, 3-hit shutout over Ellington.
Central Division: Ariel Diaz, Manchester Red. Had a homerun, triple and single in a 7-5 win over VernonII.
West Division: Amanda Longley, Glastonbury. Pitched a complete game with ten strikeouts and no walks in a 3-2 win over Windsor.
Week 3 (ending July 6th)
North Division: Amanda Meunier, Enfield Fireballs. Helped the Fireballs to two wins for the week with 5 RBIs in a win over Coventry and the only hit in a win over Somers.
Central Division: Kelly Robichaud, VernonI. Had a 2-run homerun and a 2-run single in the win against Manchester White.
West Division: Hayley Hoge, Glastonbury. Led Glastonbury to two wins for the week with great pitching and a bunt base hit in an extra inning win over West Hartford and a double and a run scored in a win over Manchester White.
Week 4 (ending July 13th)
North Division: Alex D'Aloisio, Tolland. Pitched a complete game 3-hitter with 16 strikeouts and also contributed two hits in a win over the Enfield Falcons.
Central Division: Erin Selavka, VernonI. Helped Vernon to three wins for the week with excellant pitching (2 hits with 15 strikeouts) and clutch hitting, including a 3-run triple.
Angie Moskwa, Suffield. Led Suffield to two wins, allowing a total of 6 hits and striking out nineteen, and had two hits, including a triple.
Week 1 (ending June 22nd)
East Division: Chrissy Pettengill, Vernon. Hit a grandslam homerun in the 13-2 win over Ashford.
West Division: LaRessa Tessier, Windsor. Went 3 for 4 with a homerun in the win over West HartfordII.
Week 2 (ending June 29th)
East Division: Maggie Kryznel, Willington. Struck out 14 in a 7-1 win against Somers. She also had a double, single and two runs scored on offense.
West Division: Cari Conley, Enfield. Pitched a 4-0 shutout over Windsor, striking out twelve.
Week 4 (ending July 13th)
East Division: Sarah Rupp, Willington. Had a homerun, single, 3 RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-4 win over Vernon.
West Division: Jessica Dufault, West HartfordI. Earned her third straight win with a 17-4 win over West HartfordII, striking out eight and allowing only two hits over five innings.
Week 5 (ending July 20th
East Division: Erica Tremko, Willington. Played outstanding offense and defense in all three games this week.
West Division: Becky Hoisl, West HartfordI. Had three triples, a single and three runs scored against a tough Windsor team.
* * * N.C.G.S.L. Class of '08 * * *
The league's 2008 summer season featured a record 64 players participating in their final year of ASA U-16 eligibility. The league directors and coaches would like to recognize those players and their families and express their gratitude for making the Northern Connecticut Girls' Softball League a continued and growing success. NCGSL would not be possible without your loyal support and enthusiastic participation.
Canton: Nicole Batan (upper left), Deanna DeSanti, Melissa Parente, Jessica Schroeder and Cameron Sheldon.
Coventry: Susan Blake, Brittany Fowler, Lindsay LaChance (upper right) and Amanda Landry.
East Windsor: Lindsay Mulnite and Ginger Starvish.
Ellington: Taylor Brown (mid left), Courtney Carver, Jocelyn Close, Kelly McPartland and Jennifer Spartz.
Enfield: Cara Angeloni, Courtney Cannella (mid right), Morgan Caswell, Nicole Delano, Natalie Kyparidis, Lauren Little, Shawna Lothian, Amanda Meunier, Sarah Pliszka, Ashley Poggie, Christine Scanlon and Jennifer Serafin.
Glastonbury: Jackie Barnicle, Laura Bishop, Christine Dalton, Amanda Longley, Michelle Nogas, Lindsey Rader and Alaina Umbach.
Manchester: Ariel Diaz, Anna DiGregorio, Michelle Graboski, Lindsey Johnson, Danielle Leone (lower left), Kristiann Nieves, Anna Piggott and Ansherina Umali.
Somers: Liz Mashiak.
South Windsor: Stephanie Belanger.
Suffield: Kylie Gifford, Lauren Mercik and Colleen Moroney.
Vernon: Jessica Bonneville, Kelly Cocco, Elaina Donofrio, Lauren Morency, Jessica Philbrick, Erin Skoly, Jamie Vallarelli and Aimee Yost.
West Hartford: Jenna Allen, Kelsey Corrigan, Maureen Martucci (lower right), Catherine Montagino and Chelsie Velez.
Windsor: Emma Dulz, Melissa Marris and Nina Varney.
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