By Rob Potter
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS August 28, 2007 The Sullivan County Women’s Softball League (SCWSL) celebrated its 2007 season with an awards picnic on Saturday afternoon at the White Sulphur Springs Firemen’s Park.
The top teams and players were recognized for their accomplishments during the recently completed season.
The “A” Division teams that were honored included Cooper Paints, Charlie’s Angels and Klein & Sons Logging, Inc. Cooper Paints earned the regular season and playoff first place trophies. Charlie’s Angles received the regular season second place trophy. Klein & Sons Logging received the regular season and playoff third place trophies.
The “B” Division teams that were honored were Center For Discovery Diamonds, Mr. Willy’s and Sonny’s Service Center. Center For Discovery Diamonds earned the regular season and playoff first place trophies, Mr. Willy’s received the regular season and playoff second place trophies and Sonny’s Service Center received the regular season third place trophy.
Just after the regular season ended, the members of each team nominated their teammates for special individual awards, such as Most Improved Player (MIP) or Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Before she helped SCWSL President Theresa Nietzel hand out the team trophies and special individual awards, Vice President Robyn Gannon praised her fellow players.
“I thank you all for a great season,” Gannon said. “You all had a good time this year, I’m sure.”
Those individual award winners were as follows:
Charlie’s Angels: Good to Go! Award Deb Ackerley; Newest Infielder Award Jessica Bradley
Cooper Paints: Co-MVP Offense Amanda Cox; Co-MVP Offense Ally McCarthy; MVP Defense Erin Shuart
Dutch’s/T&C Tanning: MIP Courtney Price; MVP Kathy Jo Hoyt
Klein & Sons Logging: MIP Cheryl Sheerer; MVP Michelle Ross
L&B Tack: MIP Lizzy Giumarra; MVP Barb Merton
New Hope: MIP Offense Tammy Sondermeyer; MIP Defense Jessica Miller
The Nugget: MIP Karen Perrello; MVP Kendra Harris
Animal Hospital of Sullivan County: MIP Jennifer Eisenbach; MVP Robin Chanov
Center For Discovery Diamonds: MIP Maria Ramos; MVP Angela Bakos
International Contractor’s Corporation (ICC): MIP Maria Hyde; MVP Lynda Bracken
Lindsey’s Cuisine: MIP Michelle Logothety, MVP Melonie Cruz
Mr. Willy’s: MIP Jamie Clifford; MVP Katrina Meyer
Sonny’s Service Center: Co-MIP Jeanne Melchick; Co-MIP Cathy Roser; MVP Janet Colangelo.
Following the awards ceremony, all of the players at the picnic voted on the SCWSL officers for 2007-2008.
Nietzel was re-elected President, while Kathy Jo Hoyt and Lori Kimmes were re-elected to the positions of Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.
Christina Basna was elected the Vice President for 2007-2008.
This will be Nietzel’s third consecutive term as the SCWSL President.
She noted that during the 14 seasons she has played in the league, the league has expanded from six teams to 14.
“We had a good season, everybody had fun,” Nietzel said of the SCWSL’s 2007 campaign. “All of these ladies live to play ball.”