WNY Athletics

2023 CCAA West 2 Softball Preview

Photo by Heidi Guenther

Cassadaga Valley Cougars

Head Coach: Jerri Crandall
Assistant Coaches: Cheyenne Morano
Key Players Returning: Andrea Johnson, Hailey Meyers, Emiley Anderson
New Players to watch out for: Hailey Anderson
Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds

Head Coach: Susan Teets 
Assistant Coaches: Mike Torrance
2022 Varsity Record: 12-4
Key Players Returning: P Olivia Herrington, Jenna Waters, catcher, Cayzlee Johnson SS/pitcher, Lucy Gates, 3B, Jillian Miller, 2B, Mallory Morrison, OF
Key Losses due to Graduation: Sienna Collins, OF, Emma Lindsey, OF
Players committed to Playing in College: Olivia Herrington, Canisus College
Clymer/Sherman Wolves

Head Coach: Frank Lewczyk
Assistant Coaches: Dave Bodamer
2022 Varsity Record: 8-8
Key Players Returning: Janelle Burchanowski, Elli Bodamer, Reagan Bates
Key Losses due to Graduation: Kate Lindsey
Players committed to Playing in College: Reagan Bates – Brockport
Frewsburg Bears

Head Coach: Rich Bianco
Assistant Coaches: Justin Martin, Emily Hair
2022 Varsity Record: 9-7
Key Players Returning: Braelyn Stelmack, Paige Whippo, Corinne McLaughlin, Teghan Trocki
New Players to watch out for: Mackenzie Martin, Gracie Hyldahl
Maple Grove Red Dragons

Head Coach: Rebecca Allen
Assistant Coaches: Robert Nordin and Elizabeth Harrison
2022 Varsity Record: 5-7
Key Players Returning: Erin Mansfield-Senior SS, Eliza Dawes-Senior catcher, Courtney Martin-Senior CF
New Players to watch out for: Dani Trim-freshman utility (offensive player), Alex Halstrom-freshman 3B (defensive player)
Key Losses due to Graduation: Sam Snow-3B, Erin Nolan-OF, Tessa Reed-2B
Panama Panthers

Head Coach: Tammy Hosier
Assistant Coaches: Chelsea Burns
2022 Varsity Record: 3-11
Westfield Wolverines

Head Coach: Shawn Gnadzinski
Assistant Coaches: Wade Dellow, Jack Burgess, Wendy Dellow
2022 Varsity Record: 20-3
Key Players Returning: Haleigh Dellow (1st Team NYS, PJ and League MVP, All WNY) Eva Gnadzinski (PJ and League 1st Team All-Star and Honorable Mention All WNY) Tanleigh Bestine (1st Team All-Star) Sydney Hotchkiss, Madyson Burgess and Mackenzie Schumaker all 2nd Team All Stars
New Players to watch out for: Keara Kincaid, Drew and Brynn Ernewein
Key Losses due to Graduation: Bianca Seger
Players committed to Playing in College: Haleigh Dellow George Mason D1

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