CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (CCAA) Division East 2 Softball Preview
School Name: Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Head Coach: Heather Kagelmacher
Assistant Coaches: Abigail Rocque
2021 Varsity Record: 8-6
Key Players Returning: Alexandra Minnekine (12, SS), Kora Sentz (11, 3B)
New Players to watch out for: Grace Arnold (7, P)
Key Losses due to Graduation: Lexi Mikowicz (P, 2B), Alexis Shattuck (2B, P), Meagan Ellis (C), Macy Pritchard (1B, CF)
Any Additional Information: We are very young with little experience, but seem to be determined.
School Name: Ellicottville Central School
Head Coach: Matt Finn
Assistant Coaches: Chris Keenan, Tracie Myers, Tracy Rozler
2021 Varsity Record: 11-5
Key Players Returning: Jocelyn Wyatt, Emilee Ruiz, Harley Ficek, Carly Neumann,
Kyleigh Dimpfl, Allison Rowland
Key Losses due to Graduation: Courtney Sexton – pitcher, Jenna Hadley – 1st
Any Additional Information: We will be less experienced than we were last year with only 4 returning starters. We are very excited to see how quickly the new players develop.
School Name: Franklinville
Head Coach: Sydney Cerza
Assistant Coaches: Antonio Marconi
2021 Varsity Record: 1-12
Key Players Returning: Megan Jackson, Olivia Frank, Ava McKune, Cheznea Rivera
Key Losses due to Graduation: Kaylee Brennan
School Name: North Collins High School
Head Coach: Jan Warren
2021 Varsity Record: 7 wins 9 losses
Key Players Returning: Hailey Jasinski, Jaylee Jimmerson, Cate Ayres, Holly Neifergold
Key Losses due to Graduation: Kayla DeChow, Selena Majiewski
Any Additional Information: We lost in the semi-finals to Sherman last year who went on to win the Class D Championship. The girls are going to give their best and try their hardest. Effort is never the question.
School Name: Portville Central School
Head Coach: Bill Torrey
Assistant Coaches: Matt Milne, Paige Senear, Bryn Milne, Karly Welty
2021 Varsity Record: 16-2
Key Players Returning: Mia Welty, Mallory Welty, Teagan Kosinski
New Players to watch out for: Maddison Ford, Peyton Young, Mattison Foster
Key Losses due to Graduation: Brooke DeYoe (pitcher), Faith Capito (3B), Mia Hlasnick (C), Felecia Capito (1B), Olivia Emley (2B)
Any Additional Information: Portville Softball is returning three starters from our 2021 campaign. Six players of our twelve-lady roster are veterans at the varsity level. While we have a number of young players in key positions this year and some “on the job” training will be critical, our new comers are no strangers to success. Our achievements this season will hinge on the ability of our returning players to continue to grow as softball players and use their leadership skills to help transition the younger players into their new roles. We return a veteran pitcher with a solid defense behind her that has the ability to make big plays defensively, if we can limit errors and continue to grow as hitters; I am optimistic and anxious to see what the 2022 season has in store for us.
School Name: Salamanca City Central School District (Salamanca Warriors)
Head Coach: Keith Jones
Assistant Coaches: Kim Gromala and Colleen Fabritius
2021 Varsity Record: 5-7
Key Players Returning: We are returning all but one member of our team from last year.
New Players to watch out for: McKenzie Oakes, Emma Brown, Morgan Maybe, Rylee Grant, Kierstyn Klahn, and Myra Breazeale.
Key Losses due to Graduation: Makayla Burch
Any Additional Information: We have the opportunity to add Junior Varsity Softball this year, and looking forward to this helping us build our program.
Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Emma Brown-Texas State
School Name: West Valley Central School
Head Coach: Bryan Hansen
Assistant Coaches: Natalie Galvin
2021 Varsity Record: 1-11
Key Players Returning: Juniors – Lauren Frascella, Colleen Keller
Sophomores – Ronni DuFrane, Bethany Stanier
New Players to watch out for: Freshman Ava Bockhahn, Junior Sam Herbst, Sophomore Emma Smith
Key Losses due to Graduation: Leah Seltzer
Any Additional Information: This is our second year back as a program and we are young again. There are no seniors. We are still young and improving each game that we play. Last year was a great foundational season and we look to continue to grow from where we left off!
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