2013 high school softball capsules

2013 high school softball capsules


2013 high school softball capsules



Coach: David Ballantyne

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League A

2012 record: 10-10

Key returners: Jessica Newberry, Jorden Minckler, Karlie Brady, Jackie Santilli, Danielle Piazza

Key newcomers: Cori McFall, Jordan Ballantyne, Linsey Henrique

Outlook: “We return a very solid group of seniors from last year’s team,” said Ballantyne, Arlington’s new coach. “We hope the infusion of juniors and sophomores from our Varsity B and JV teams will provide solid balance and competition for playing time. All of the players on the roster bring a certain quality and aspect to the team. Our expected philosophy will use our entire roster as we mix and match.”


Coach: Christia Mohan Besko

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League D

2012 record: 11-5

Key returners: Erin Regan, Nicole Diodati, Alexis Holzmann

Key newcomers: Danielle Kreines, Alyssa Chelak, Shannon Jasiel, Kayla Andrews

Outlook: “This year has a great amount of potential,” said Besko, Arlington B’s new coach. “The girls are solid athletes with a great attitude and love for the game. Although the team is a new team, with hard work and teamwork, it will be another great season for the Varsity B girls.”


Coach: Brian Antalek

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League C

2012 record: 20-6

Key returners: Jenna Malouf, Kathleen Boyle, Kristen Yanarella, Leandra Echi, Jalana Fuller, Hope Angeloni

Key newcomers: Morgan Flamholtz, Kelli Moseman, Leah Giavatto

Outlook: “I feel we definitely have a strong team coming back with returning six out of nine starters,” Antalek said. “That being said, I feel we definitely have an opportunity to make a run in sectionals like we did last year. I don’t think we’re going to sneak up on everyone.”


Coach: Jessica Ptasnick

League: Mid-Hudson Athletic League Division 3

2012 record: 5-11

Key returners: Marissa Ketchin, Sara Regan, Ali Hoag, Julia Sciortino, Roxanne Peterson

Key newcomers: Julianna Browne, Samantha Davis, Jessica Esposito

Outlook: “This is our first year in Section 9, so we don’t know what to expect, but the team is working very hard to be competitive this season,” said Ptasnick, Dover’s new coach. “We look to have a fresh start this year.”


Coach: Pat Moshier

League: MHAL Division 1

2012 record: 11-10

Key returners: Jessica Demczar, Samantha Emmert, Darien Demelis, Maddy Lee, Allison Pritchard, Jelly Rasulo, Amanda Pfitscher

Key newcomers: Alyssa Pfitscher, Sarah Pruner, Sabrina Arico, Cassandra Czentnar, Emma Izzo, Danielle Johnson, Melissa LaBonte, Shelby Rogers

Outlook: “We look to put the program back on top of the league and section,” Moshier said.


Coach: Nick Lisikatos

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League D

2012 record: 8-12

Key returners: Sammi Lisikatos, Allie Monteleone, Shauna Ricketts, Gerianne Martin, Samantha Ricketts, Marley Chefalo, Melissa Tringali, Sara Procario, Hannah Monteleone, Marissa Lisikatos

Key newcomers: Katie Cunningham, Maisey Curto

Outlook: “Sammi and Allie bring seven years combined varsity softball to the table and we are going to lean on them to lead both on the field and off,” Nick Lisikatos said. “Like always, we’re looking for solid defense, solid pitching and some timely pitching as we pursue the (Section 1) Class C title.”


Coach: Mike Milliman

League: MHAL Division 2

2012 record: 11-11

Key returners: Shannon Ward, Ally Cippolini, Lindsey Chlus, Kellie Panek, McKenna Wood

Key newcomers: Julie Valentino, Alex Wilklow

Outlook: “We have some key individuals back from our Section 9 champion team,” Milliman said. “Last year we had no juniors and this year we have no seniors. Right now, we’re trying to fill in all the spots. We’ll look to contend for the MHAL title and sectionals.”


Coach: Bonnie Schilling

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League A

2012 records: 21-1

Key returners: Gabby Bracchi, Nadia Kemp, Tateum Valentine, Andrea Varvara, Vicky Lattanzio, Erin McHugh, Jamie Raccosta, Megan Theiller, Jo-Lei Buonanno, Taylor Luzzi

Key newcomers: Shanna Schaeffer, Stephanie Stumm, Courtney Barbara, Jessica Harney

Outlook: “The Patriots are looking to defend their league and section titles and to have another run at the state title,” Schilling said.


Coach: Jennifer Veronesi

League: MHAL Division 2

2012 record: 18-2

Key returners: Aubrey Bianco, Nina Wimberly, Ashley Votta, Andrea Schoonmaker, Danielle Martuscello

Key newcomers: Taylor Felicello

Outlook: “This year, our team is focused and determined,” Veronesi said. “We will continue to work hard and hopefully be competitive this season. The girls are excited and anxious to start.”


Coach: Andy Polotaye

League: MHAL Division 4

2012 record: 10-6

Key returners: Megan Revay, Sara Ruiz, Sierra Guardiola, Lauren Raylor

Key newcomers: Kayla Torres, Eve Donoghue

Outlook: “We are a young team with great talent,” said Polotaye, Millbrook’s new coach. “The girls are eager to learn and are excited for the competition ahead of them. I know with a little hard work and a strong sense of teamwork, these girls will have a successful season.”


Coach: Kristen Conrad

League: MHAL Division 1

2012 record: 8-5

Key returners: Brittany Ormond, Annie Apuzzo, Jamie Ferrante, Ally Pannuto, Lea Jones, Lauren Apuzzo

Key newcomers: Karly Giancola, Bridget Bennett, Jacorra Webb

Outlook: “We are in a tough division this year, but I am optimistic that we will compete and give the other teams something to look at,” Conrad said. “I am looking for bigger bats this year than last year. We have a lot of young talent coming up and I am hoping to look to speed on the bases to carry us through. I am looking forward to seeing what this year brings to New Paltz.”


Coach: Trevor Purcell

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League D

2012 record: 2-15

Key returners: Emily D’Antonio, Taylor Sartori, Meghan Meyers, Rebecca Sparks, Chloe Weeks

Key newcomers: Michaela Casey, Deanna Jacobs, Samantha Pisanelli

Outlook: “I fully expect this team to compete within our conference and clinch a sectional berth,” said Purcell, Lourdes’ new coach. “We have strong upperclassmen leadership and as long as we make the routine plays, we will be in every game. Our team goal is to make a deep run in the sectional tournament.”


Coach: Lou Lattrell

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League D

2012 record: 15-6

Key returners: Katie McDougal, Julianna Robinson, Sandy Spicer, Morgan Kelly, Gaby Stanton, Haley Clark

Key newcomers: Natalie Grillo, Katelyn Smith

Outlook: “This game is about pitching, and we’re deep in pitching,” said Lattrell, Pawling’s new coach. “We’re going to have good pitching and I think we’ll have good defense. A lot of the kids are doing well hitting. I think we’re going to have a good year.


Coach: Jim Jackson

League: MHAL Division 4

2012 record: 12-9

Key returners: Erica Boyles, Brooke Hapeman, Anna Lonczak, Makayla Long, Megan Proper, Monica Smith

Key newcomers: Kaitlin Croghan, Riley Croghan, Emma Boucher, Sarah Beam, Maddie Buchal, Michaella Lamont, Nicole Weaver

Outlook: “We need to win early and get back to the section finals,” Jackson said.


Coach: Eilis Petrosino

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League D

2012 record: 9-10

Key returners: Valerie Joern, Kiara Pittman, Kiamini Thomas, Kyzhea Singleton, Tori Davies, Railyna West, Sophie Ciferri, Sara Nesheiwat, Georgie Super

Key newcomers: E’lantra Means

Outlook: “I am trying not to measure our success right now in terms of wins and losses, but rather in growth of the program overall,” Petrosino said. “We had a nice season last year and I hope to build on that. If we continue to work hard, improve in the areas where we are weak and have fun, we will see success.”


Coach: Tom Gilbert

League: MHAL Division 2

2012 record: 15-5

Key returners: Ashley Cahenzli, Ashley Pica, Danielle Region

Key newcomers: Kyla Gabriel, Amanda Bard, Moorea Martin, Daphne Schroeder, Collette Sofokles, Adrianna Spucches, Lauren Marici, Jessica Osterhoudt

Outlook: “We have three very strong returning seniors that will guide our young players this year,” Gilbert said. “Although this is a relatively young team, they are a very athletic group. I expect us to start strong and get stronger as the season progresses.”


Coach: Jennifer McCracken

League: MHAL Division 4

2012 record: 6-12

Key returners: Samantha Cassata, Catie Ely, Meredith Mimoso, Natalie Blakey, Christine Hatter

Key newcomers: Marissa Cascio, Anna Charny, Siobhan Forbes, Megan Heller, Nicole Leary

Outlook: “We have a good group of hard-working players and are looking forward to a successful season,” McCracken said.


Coach: Nicole Oliva

League: Section 1 Conference 1 League A

2012 record: 16-6

Key returners: Marlene Cuevas, Casey Herzog, Taylor Travis, Andrea Bombace, Victoria Pippa

Key newcomers: Carissa Dellavechia, Jessica Roe

Outlook: “We are a very strong young team with our core players returning,” said Oliva, Ketcham’s new coach. “This is a great group of girls to work with and I am very exciting to be coaching them. They are very dedicating and hard-working. I look forward to a great and successful season with them.”


Coach: Cassi Diamond

League: MHAL Division 3

2012 record: 4-14

Key returners: Ciara Baisley, Bridget Barry, Kelly Devenny, Emily Didylowski, Shannon Fiore, Liana Lopez, Gabi Mastrantuono, Meghan Pantano, Miranda Smith, Casey Sullivan, Noelle Winnis

Key newcomers: Adreanna Chesky, Eileen Fiore, Veronica Gillard, Brittany Kanthak

Outlook: “With a few newcomers from JV, we are hoping to pick up right where we left off last year, and the girls have been working hard during the offseason to make sure they are ready to do so,” said Diamond, Spackenkill’s new coach. “They have set individual and team goals for themselves and are taking a lot of pride in their program. I am looking forward to seeing them grow this season.”


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