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Niagara Frontier League and Niagara Orleans League Softball Team Profiles


Niagara Frontier League

Grand Island Vikings

Head Coach    

Cheryl O'Connor

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

12

Assistant Coaches 

Larry Lash, Anna Hammond, Hannah George 

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in semifinals

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

League 9-5

Key Players Returning

Eight returning staters: Madalyn Montes, Brooke Caldwell, Hannah Simpson, Bella Jayme, Madison McGowan, Addison Lewis, Avery Synder, Anna Kurthalts            

New Players to watch out for 

Key Losses due to Graduation

Isabelle Pedek our pitcher

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information     

Madalyn Montes Buffalo State


Kenmore East Bulldogs Softball

Head Coach    

Sam Rajski

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

First year with the program, prior coach at NT from 2013-16

Assistant Coaches 

Brittany Lis (JV)                  

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in semifinals

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

6-14

Key Players Returning

Gianna Core, Tatiana Arroyo, Ava Grady          

New Players to watch out for 

Zoey Flitt, Sydney Ienco, Kylie Kech

Key Losses due to Graduation

Jane Reilly         

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information     

Gianna Core, Buff State


Kenmore West Blue Devils

Head Coach    

Kim Leggett

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

4 Years Varsity/22 Years with Program

Assistant Coaches 

Tony Valente, Lexie Dymond, Bryan Burhans, Bob Howard                        

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in first round of playoffs

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

10-11

Key Players Returning

Sam Horne (P/IF), Danielle Hatch (P/IF), Samantha Padilla (IF), Lily Foglia (UT)    

New Players to watch out for 

Gianna Sperrazza (UT) , Ally Foglia (IF), Delaney Kenerson (UT)

Key Losses due to Graduation

Olivia Foglia-Leffler (C), Victoria Hatch (P), Ella Valente (OF, P)              

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information     

Sam Horne - SUNY Potsdam    



Lewiston-Porter Lancers

Head Coach    

Justalene Lichtenthal

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

1st year back as head - 15th year as part of the program

Assistant Coaches

Jeff Thompson, Meghan Baio, Theresa Fleckenstein 

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in first round of playoffs

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

7-13

Key Players Returning

Julia Hoffmann

New Players to watch out for 

Scarlett Sloma

Key Losses due to Graduation

Megan Palermo

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information     

N/A



Lockport Lady Lions

Head Coach    

Stephen Kojsza

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

4 years, 8 total

Assistant Coaches 

Shawn Haley, Corey Gelnett                             

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in first round of playoffs

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

6-12

Key Players Returning

Sam Haley, Cecelia Loiacano, Megan Adams, Kiley Fontana, Reilly Haenle             

New Players to watch out for 

Kayla Babis

Key Losses due to Graduation

Brianna Delaney, Abbey Rice   

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information


Niagara Falls Wolverines

Head Coach    

Martha Amoretti

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

Varsity 10yrs, total 22yrs

Assistant Coaches 

Patrina Leo, Carli Leo,Rose Polk, Ken White, Settima Tripi                         

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in semifinals

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

12-5

Key Players Returning

Emilia Marra, Ava White, Bella Maynard, Molly Syposs 

New Players to watch out for 

Abby Orsi, Brooklyn Bilson

Key Losses due to Graduation

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information     

Emilia Marra-Edinboro, Ava White-St. Peter's, Bella Maynard- Ithaca


Niagara Wheatfield Falcons

Head Coach    

Kevin Schucker And Glenn Hiwiller

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

15. 10 jv 5 varsity

Assistant Coaches 

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in sectional final/Monsignor Martin championship game

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

12-0 NFL. 18-3

Key Players Returning

Senior captains Julia Kwitchoff and Elyssa Giannini  Junior pitchers Gianna Graber and Brooke Bodewes.  Catcher Maris Huff. OF’s Lindsey Tylec and Hailey Cacciatore.  2nd base Hannah Idzik    

New Players to watch out for 

Emma Hurley.  Role player last year.  Hoping for her to have a breakout season.

Key Losses due to Graduation

3rd base Sasha Zayatz 

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information     

Elyssa Giannini East Stroudsburg softball.  Julia Kwitchoff West Chester volleyball.   


North Tonawanda Lumberjacks

Head Coach    

Emily Grampp

Years as HC / TOTAL YEARS W/PROGRAM     

3 HC Varsity 1 JV

Assistant Coaches 

Alex Moore and Wendy Thompson                 

How did you finish last year? 

Lost in semifinals

What was your 2023 Varsity Record? 

14-6

Key Players Returning

Kyler Shiesley, Addison D'Andrea, and Cara Thompson 

New Players to watch out for 

Ella Marshall, Paige Raymond

Key Losses due to Graduation

Haleigh Suitor  

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?         Any Additional Information

Niagara Orleans League


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