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ECIC I Softball Conference Preview

ECIC I Softball Conference Preview

School Name: Clarence

Head Coach:  Todd Banaszak

Assistant Coaches: Alyssa Barnas

2021 Varsity Record: 16-2  AA sectional champions

Key Players Returning: Ella Pawlowski – 4 year starter at 2nd base, Tessa Bernd – 3 year starter at 1stbase, Allie Greene –  3 year starter at shortstop, Ella Harrison – Pitcher – sophomore, Ella Zobel – pitcher – sophomore

New Players to watch out for: Ella Zobel – pitcher 1st base

Key Losses due to Graduation: Julianne Bolton – pitcher – @ UMASS playing, Mary Blaszjak Cf, Hannah Rozanski – cachter – @ Mercyhurst playing

School Name: Frontier

Head Coach: Maria Warthling

Assistant Coaches: Maura Lester

2021 Varsity Record: 5-11

Key Players Returning:  Emily Lacki (12)CF, 2b, Paris Izzo (10) Infield, Cassidy Weller (P,3b)

New Players to watch out for: Alexis Brown (9) OF, Ashlyn Pignone (9) IF

Key Losses due to Graduation: Aubrie Swaenepoel (Fairmont State), Hannah Olejniczak (Geneseo), Emily Przybysz (D’youville), Haley Mazgaj

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Emily Lacki is playing at Edinboro and Sam Steindel is playing at NCC

School Name: Hamburg High School

Head Coach: Rich Mattison

Assistant Coaches: Mark Kumiega (JV Coach), Chris Kustra (Modified Coach)

2021 Varsity Record: 3-11

Key Players Returning: Grace Darling (pitcher), Jenna Crowley (pitcher)

Lydia Strawbrich (1st Base), Samantha Morlock and Summer Sega.

New Players to watch out for: Abigail Berkhouldt (SS), Avery Lyons (2nd Base)

School Name: Lancaster HS

Head Coach: Kelly Ambrose

Assistant Coaches: Samantha Poules

2021 Varsity Record: 17-3

Key Players Returning: Madi Balk (P), Brooke Fraas (SS), Kaitlin Romanowski (CF),

Ellie Park (C)

Any Additional Information: Defending ECIC D1 Co-Champions

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Madi Balk – Florida State

School Name:  Orchard Park High School

Head Coach:  Brittany Schermerhorn

Assistant Coaches:  Scott Schreiner

2021 Varsity Record:  7-9 Overall

Key Players Returning:  Madalyn Covelli (Pitcher), Ava Farina-Freshman (Utility), Evelyn Wozniak-Sophomore (SS), Ella Stewart-Junior (2B), Chloe Dobosh-Sophomore (1B), Kailey Valilancourt-Junior (OF)

New Players to watch out for:

Ella Sheehan-Freshman (Catcher), Ella McMullen and Ava Toth (OF)

Any Additional Information:  We are very excited to have Evelyn Wozniak back this year after getting hurt early last season and not being able to play most of last year!

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Madalyn Covelli-Committed to play D1 at Cornell University

School Name:  West Seneca West

Head Coach:  Ashley Bonetto

Assistant Coaches:  Laura Dischner

2021 Varsity Record:  4-15

Key Players Returning:

  1. Mikayla Hussar- Pitcher/OF (10th grade), Arianna Gioia- Pitcher (9th grade), Grace Eagen-1st/OF (12th grade), Emily Cutrona-Catcher (12th grade), Sharon Coughlin-Shortstop (10th grade), Sam Fleming-Outfield (12th grade)

Any Additional Information:

We are very excited to have 10 returning players from last year’s squad including our two pitchers.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Grace Eagen- Keuka College

Emily Cutrona- Keuka College

Mac Miller- Fredonia College

School Name: Williamsville North High School

Head Coach: Michelle Switzer

Assistant Coaches: Mike Minnuto, Sam Weaver, Scott Zwink

2021 Varsity Record: 16-6

Key Players Returning: Hallie Lorimer (senior pitcher, 3 year player) Aly Bessel-senior catcher, 4 year player, Ella Johel-junior centerfielder, 2nd year player, lead off batter and speedy slapper and power hitter, Abby Weissenburg- best hitter from last season, 3 year player

New Players to watch out for: Haley Domagala (junior catcher),Sophia DePrima (freshman outfielder, speedy slapper)

Key Losses due to Graduation: Sarah Parzych (graduated pitcher, pitches for D’Youville), Dani Stefanie (shortstop who plays for Genesee Community College)

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Hallie Lorimer-  St. John Fisher

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