Erin Girard                              Bristol Eastern

Abby Abramson                      Cheshire

Hannah Salvietti                      Cheshire

Sam Simione                          Cheshire

Brittany Romero                      Fairfield Ludlowe

Lauren Packer                        Manchester

Alexandra Giardina                 Middletown

Kelsey White                           Middletown

Jamyra Irizarry                        New Britain

Molly Keshin                           New Canaan

Cyan Gonzalez                       Newington

Katerina Lagace                      Newington

Beth Fleming                           Norwich Free Academy

Hailee Schrader                      Norwich Free Academy

Shea Gendron                        Norwich Free Academy

Maria Hanchuk                        South Windsor

Amanda Delorme                    Southington

Lauren O’Neill                         Stamford

Sara Staley                             Stamford

Gabriella Laccona                   Westhill

Kaira Ramon                           Westhill



Jackie Arute                            Berlin

Vanessa Reimer                     Berlin

Kylie Zack                               Bunnell

Lily Geshwind                         Daniel Hand

Jessica Stettinger                   East Haven

Taylor Wolfgang                      Fitch

Amanda King                          Guilford

Briana Marcelino                     Joel Barlow

Kristen Acocella                      Joel Barlow

Christiana Cottrell                   Lauralton Hall

Emma Larke                           Lauralton Hall

Michelle Theilgard                  Mercy

Molly Kennedy                        Naugatuck

Lauren Card                            North Haven

Ashley Antonazzo                   Pomperaug

Kristi Van Meter                      RHAM

Morgan Bolduk                        Rockville

Ali DuBois                               Torrington

Emma Capuano                      Windsor

Madeira Alexander                  Windsor



Gabie Rocco                           Waterbury Career

Destiny Helmedach                 Coginchaug

Madeline Montz                      Coginchaug

Natalie Labasi                         Coginchaug

Kari Marks                               Granby Memorial

Maya Waldron                         Griswold

Shay Sauvageau                    Griswold

Faith Mauri                              Haddam-Killingworth

Rachel Senechal                     Haddam-Killingworth

Sydney Chomicz                     Morgan

Julia Haeckel                          North Branford

Gina Weingart                         Northwestern

Kaylee Dolan                          Oxford

Kat Devolve                            Plainfield

Riley Pickett                            Rocky Hill

Beca Findley                           Seymour

Becca Johnson                       Seymour

Jovanna Hillman                     St. Joseph

Melissa Bike                            St. Joseph

Abby Flakus                            Stonington

Kayla Fac                                Watertown




Kelsie LaHouse                       Coventry

Anna Chevarella                     Derby

Genna Hartman                      East Granby

Kaelyn Ludwig                        East Granby

Isabelle Hajek                         Hale Ray

Katrina Ceceri                         Hale Ray

Skyler Rapuano                      Hale Ray

Sarah Lawton                          Holy Cross

Lucy Grant                              Notre Dame - Fairfield

Erin Keeley                             Sacred Heart

Katryna Dukehart                    Somers

Alessandra Milardo                 St. Paul Catholic

Brigid Johndrow                      St. Paul Catholic

Abbe Minor                             Stafford

Hannah Davis                         Stafford

Alexa Milius                             Thomaston

Cyrena Zemaitis                      Wamogo

Biance Ferrucci                       Westbrook

Hannah Farr                            Windsor Locks

Sarah Roussis                        Wolcott Tech





Genna Hartman                      East Granby

Riley Pickett                            Rocky Hill

Julia Haeckel                          North Branford

Christiana Cottrell                   Lauralton Hall

Taylor Wolfgang                      Fitch

Vanessa Reimer                     Berlin

Ali DuBois                               Torrington

Lily Geshwind                         Daniel Hand

Kristi VanMeter                       RHAM

Kristen Acocella                      Joel Barlow

Michelle Theilgard                   Mercy

Elizabeth Flemming                NFA

Molly Keshin                           New Canaan

Sara Staley                             Stamford

Abby Abramson                      Cheshire

Sam Simione                          Cheshire



Fall Softball Report – 2017

Senior All-Star Softball Games: June 12, 2017

On Monday, June 12, 2017 the CHSCA Softball Committee held the 35th annual Senior All-Star games. Sponsors for these games were Diamond, FastPitch Dynamics, and USA Elite Training. These games were contests between two S/M teams (Blue and White), comprising 33 players and two L/LL teams (East and West), comprising 40 players. In total 56 school were represented on the teams. Because of the geographical saturation from the western side of the state, the S/M teams were not broken into teams of east and west as they had been in previous years. The S/M teams were coached by Andrew Walker of Waterford High School and Gary Hovhanessian of St. Paul Catholic. The L/LL teams were coached by Karen Costes of Glastonbury High School and Tom Pia of Westhill High School.

From these games on June 12th, 16 players were selected to play in an All-Star game versus the Stratford Brakettes on Thursday June 15th at Deluca Field. This game was coached by Karen Costes.

Both events were successful endeavors. To date 15 coaches have not sent in payment for their players.

Respectfully Submitted,

Bryan Burdick, NFA

Annual Report to the executive board meeting for the CHSCA submitted by Junior Select Chairperson Kevin Wesche – Naugatuck High School

The 9th ANNUAL CHSCA JUNIOR SELECT COLLEGE SHOWCASE SOFTBALL GAME – took place on June 13, 2017 (no RAIN!!!).  The location for the games was the Dunn Athletic Sports Complex located at 400 Thorpe Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450. We wish to send our gratitude to Head Softball Coach Scott Aresco of Maloney High School and his staff for securing the fields for this event.  They were played at 5 and 7 PM with the S/M East vs. the S/M West at 5 and the L/LL East vs. the L/LL West at 7.  The game format was an 8 inning contest allowing for identical opportunities and innings played by all team participants for equal exposure in front of college coaches and fans.  Head coaches were selected from volunteers and they in turn chose another coach to assist them for game day preparation and managing the event from the dugouts.

Jen Hapanovich from USA Elite Training provided game shirts for all players. A College Resume was set up for participants to fill out that was organized into a college coach’s handout.  Some 350 plus Colleges and Universities were invited to come and watch the future of Connecticut softball during the game. Approximately 21 coaches were identified as attending from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The selection process was by nomination forms filled out by the player’s coaches and received by the selection committee.

The 2017 Junior Select Game used an on-line form through Google Docs to be filled out by the coaches for an easier nomination process. This format allowed the committee to better sort out the nominations by criteria that made the participants deserving of the award. Coaches were able to access the online form from May 6th through May 20th 2017.

From there the committees evaluated the candidate’s credentials and chose the best players to showcase their talents. With 4 teams available and up to 20 per roster, this enabled some 80 young ladies to participate in this annual event.

Each school was required to sell/purchase 10 tickets per player at $6 each to offset cost associated with CHSCA events and games. The games received positive reviews from participants, coaches, friends, and family as well as college coaches in attendance

FASTPITCH ONLINE SHOWCASE and Kim Gwydir and USA ELITE TRAINING – Jen Hapanovich -Professional Softball Instruction are to be commended for their continued support along with the Diamond Softballs.

Respectfully submitted,

Kevin Wesche - Junior Select College Showcase Chair
Naugatuck High School Varsity Softball Coach


2017 All-State Banquet

Submitted by Scott Aresco

The date of the 19th annual All-State Banquet was June 19, 2017. A total of 82 athletes received all-state awards.  T-shirts were given to each athlete donated by Billings Sports and FastPitch Dynamics.  Xtreme Design in New Haven, CT produced the t-shirts at a discounted cost.  All 3 businesses had banners hung at the Aqua Turf during the event.  Their business logo also appeared on the program booklet.  A total of 498 people were in attendance.  The following awards were distributed that night:

Danni Kemp Memorial Scholarship              Abby Abramson, Cheshire

CHSCA Player of the Year,                          Abby Abramson, pitcher, Cheshire

CHSCA Position Player of the Year              Taylor Wolfgang, catcher, Fitch                                                    

CHSCA Team of the Year                              Seymour High School                                                       

CHSCA Umpire of the Year                          Steve Kolitz, New Milford Softball Umpires Assoc.

CHSCA Assistant Coach of the Year            Jaymie Sommers, Cheshire H.S.         

MVP State Championship Game (sponsored by FastPitch Dynamics)

Class LL                                  Ally Szabo                  Cheshire        

Class L                                    Briana Marcelino        Joel Barlow 

Class M                                   Becca Johnson            Seymour

Class S                                   Jenna Mowad              Holy Cross

Coach of the Year (sponsored by Fast Pitch Nation)

Class LL                                 Kristine Drust             Cheshire

Class L                                   Paul Mossotto             Pomperaug

Class M                                  Rick Arremony           Griswold

Class S                                   Megan Dwyer             Holy Cross

All-State Players Awards were presented by the winning coach of each division (except class LL):

All-State LL Team                 Davina Hernandez                 Southington (runner up)

All-State L Team                    Craig Sears                            Joel Barlow

All-State M Team                   Ken Pereiras                           Seymour

All-State S Team                    Megan Dwyer                         Holy Cross

State Championships from 2017     Champs                                  Runner Up

Class LL                                              Trumbull                                 Southington

Class L                                                Joel Barlow                             Torrington

Class M                                               Seymour                                 North Branford

Class S                                                Holy Cross                              St. Paul Catholic

The awards given out at the banquet were discussed and voted on during our last meeting. We met on May 26, 2017 at the CIAC office following the tournament committee meeting.  11 coaches attended the meeting. 


All-Academic Team

For the 2017 softball season 16 players were chosen for Academic All State Recognition.

Only athletes that made the All-State Team and meet the Academic criteria were selected for this team. They were given their award before dinner at the All-State Banquet.




Softball Assistant Coach of the Year

Jaymie Sommers-Cheshire HS

To Whom It May Concern,


It is an honor to recommend Jaymie Sommers for this years Assistant Coach of the Year. I have known Jaymie for 9 years.  She was my player at UMass Lowell before graduating from college and coming on staff as my assistant.  Jaymie has dedicated her life to her passion for softball, giving back to the game and mentoring young softball players. 


Coach Jay is dedicated to Cheshire Softball year round. She not only meets with the team 3 days a week in the off season to lift and train but she wrote each program for each individual and their needs. 


She is currently the Softball Coordinator at Core training academy in Orange, Connecticut. She dedicates her time everyday of the year to helping grow this sport and mentor young players path in the game and in life. 


For our team, Coach Jay is our hidden secret. She without a doubt could hold a head coaching job somewhere. She has dedicated her time to this program and to our girls.  I have no doubt, that if unable to attend, that coach Jay would guide the team with the same knowledge and leadership as I would.  She is on a constant mission to seek out more knowledge of the game and ways to help grow this sport.  Jaymie, everyday, is in search of ways to help our team get better.  She always has time…even on her busiest days….she has time.  She does work in the morning, then goes to practice, then runs to work.  She is non-stop for this sport and all the people involved. 


Prior to working at Core Training Academy, Jaymie was a trainer at ASD fitness center full time. ASD fitness services all kids on the spectrum and other disabilities.  She still currently volunteers once a week to help like children in the New Haven School System. 


Prior to her work at ASD she also worked as a summer camp servicing children with special needs.


Her warm heart, never altering hard work, knowledge for this game and level of leadership skills makes Jaymie Sommers the ultimate role model for a coach and how coaching should be done.



I, my team, our program and our school are lucky to have her. The sport is lucky to have her…and I am lucky to call her my best friend. 



Kristine Botto Drust

Head Softball Coach

Cheshire High School










Information Letter 2017


Dear Coach,




In order to celebrate the successes of this season and especially to honor those players and coaches for outstanding performances, the All State Softball Banquet will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017.






Mulberry Road


Southington, CT


6:00pm = pictures, 6:30pm = dinner starts




Dinner is family style and the price is $41.00 per guest, coach, and parent. Only the athletes are free.  We hope that you will attend in order to honor those being recognized. This event brings together the best in Connecticut softball and has a very positive impact on those attending. If you are a new coach, be aware that all players who have been selected as all state athletes will be called to the podium that night. All scholar athletes will also be recognized in the same fashion.  Coaches, parents, teammates, administrators, and friends are all encouraged to attend!  Players should NOT wear their uniform tops.




Please fill out and return the reservation form by June 9, 2017. We need to get the final count into the Aqua Turf as soon as possible after all-state selections have been made. Reservations are by check only (made out to: CHSCA). I must insist that the reservations are due by June 9, 2017. NO reservations will be accepted at the door! Please, only coaches or athletic directors should send money with the order form (no parents).  Submit only one form per school.




Please return the reservation form and check payable to CHSCA to:




Maloney High School


Attn: Scott Aresco


121 Gravel Street


Meriden, CT06450




For questions, please call Scott Aresco at 203-605-2712.






Connecticut High School Coaches Association


All State Banquet Form


Monday, June 19, 2017


6pm Aqua Turf Club - Kay’s Pier South room


Reservation Form – Due by: Monday, June 9, 2017 (one form from Coaches/AD only, NO parents)




School: ___________________________________         Coach: ______________________________




Class:               S          M         L          LL                                Cell Phone Number: ___________________




Guests Attending:                                                                    Athletes to be Honored:




1. _______________________________________                      1. __________________________________




2. _______________________________________                      2. __________________________________




3. _______________________________________         3. __________________________________




4. _______________________________________                      4. __________________________________




5. _______________________________________                      5. __________________________________




6. _______________________________________                      6. __________________________________




7. _______________________________________                      7. __________________________________




8. _______________________________________                      8. __________________________________




9. _______________________________________                      9. __________________________________




10. ______________________________________                      10. _________________________________




11. ______________________________________




12. ______________________________________




13. ______________________________________




Tables at the Aqua Turf, seat 10. If you have more than10 players/guest, please let me know what 10 players/guest are going to sit at one table.




Total Guests: ______________________________         Total Athletes: _______________________




Cost per Guest = $41.00                                                            Total Cost = All honored athletes are free!!!!




Total Cost: ________________________________         Cost: ____________$0.00______________




Total Amount Enclosed: ______________________




Please duplicate this form for more than 13 guests. Send this form and money to:




Maloney High School


Attn: Scott Aresco                                       


121 Gravel Street                                                                                                 Phone: 203-605-2712


Meriden, CT 06450                                                               E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




2017 CHSCA All-State

Class L

Jackie Arute


Vanessa Reimer


Kylie Zack


Lily Geshwind

Daniel Hand

Jessica Stettinger

East Haven

Taylor Wolfgang


Amanda King


Briana Marcelino

Joel Barlow

Kristen Acocella

Joel Barlow

Christiana Cottrell

Lauralton Hall

Emma Larke

Lauralton Hall

Michelle Theilgard


Molly Kennedy


Lauren Card

North Haven

Ashley Antonazzo


Kristi Van Meter


Morgan Bolduk


Ali DuBois


Emma Capuano


Madeira Alexander


















Class LL


Erin Girard

Bristol Eastern

Abby Abramson


Hannah Salvietti


Sam Simione


Brittany Romero

Fairfield Ludlowe

Lauren Packer


Alexandra Giardina


Kelsey White


Jamyra Irizarry

New Britain

Molly Keshin

New Canaan

Cyan Gonzalez


Katerina Lagace


Beth Fleming

Norwich Free Academy

Hailee Schrader

Norwich Free Academy

Shea Gendron

Norwich Free Academy

Maria Hanchuk

South Windsor

Amanda Delorme


Lauren O'Neill


Sara Staley


Gabriella Laccona


Kaira Ramon




















Class M

Gabie Rocco

Waterbury Career Academy

Destiny Helmedach


Madeline Montz


Natalie Labasi


Kari Marks

Granby Memorial

Maya Waldron


Shay Sauvageau


Faith Mauri


Rachel Senechal


Sydney Chomicz


Julia Haeckel

North Branford

Gina Weingart


Kaylee Dolan


Kat Devolve


Riley Pickett

Rocky Hill

Beca Findley


Becca Johnson


Jovanna Hillman

St. Joseph

Melissa Bike

St. Joseph

Abby Flakus


Kayla Fac




Class S


Kelsie LaHouse


Anna Chevarella


Genna Hartman

East Granby

Kaelyn Ludwig

East Granby

Isabelle Hajek

Hale Ray

Katrina Ceceri

Hale Ray

Skyler Rapuano

Hale Ray

Sarah Lawton

Holy Cross

Lucy Grant

Notre Dame-Fairfield

Erin Keeley

Sacred Heart

Katryna Dukehart


Alessandra Milardo

St. Paul Catholic

Brigid Johndrow

St. Paul Catholic

Abbe Minor


Hannah Davis


Alexa Milius


Cyrena Zemaitis


Biance Ferrucci


Hannah Farr

Windsor Locks

Sarah Roussis

Wolcott Tech


Genna Hartman

East Granby - S

Riley Picket

Rocky Hill – M

Julia Haeckel

North Branford – M

Christiana Cottrell

Laurelton Hall – L

Taylor Wolfgang

Fitch – L

Vanessa Reimer

Berlin – L

Ali DuBois

Torrington – L

Lily Geshwind

Daniel Hand – L

Kristi VanMeter


Kristen Acocella

Joel Barlow – L

Michelle Theilgard

Mercy - L

Elizabeth Flemming


Molly Keshin

New Canaan – LL

Sara Staley

Stamford – LL

Abby Abramson

Cheshire – LL

Sam Simione

Cheshire - LL















All-State Softball

  1. 1.            4 Divisions: “S”, “M”, “L”, “LL”
  2. 2.            A total of 20 players are selected;14 position players and 6 next top votes getters by positions in each Division by all coaches.
  3. 3.            All ballots are returned to All-State Chairperson and the committee tabulates the votes.



  • There is a misconception as to who may be selected as an Academic All-State. The operative word here is All-State.
  • MUST be a senior in good standing within their school, exhibit good character and citizenship, completed an entire season as a team member of the sport their senior year that they have been nominated for, and have had received a varsity letter within that sport.
  • A senior can only qualify for consideration for CHSCA Academic All-State by making the First (1st) CHSCA All-State team for that sport.
  • A senior after meeting number 1 and 3 MUST also score at least:


    1. 1200 on SAT (800 Math/ 800 = Critical Reading/Writing)


  1. At least 26 on ACT

**Criteria will change to be to be updated to be consistent with changes to SAT/ACT scores***

  • Nomination MUST be signed by BOTH Coach and Guidance Counselor with their respective information
  • The Coach nominating the student athlete player must be a member of the CHSCA.
  • MUST BE POSTMARKED BY: ___________________________________