The final pitch

Monroe-Woodbury softball teams close out the season at awards dinner

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  • Photos by William Dimmit Pictured left to right, beginning with those standing, the 2018 Crusader Varsity Softball Team: Kaylen Aviles, Victoria Borowski, Devon Conlon, Emma Lawson, Madison McGee, Arianna Mahran, Rebecca Murphy, Jessica O’Brien, Cymonne Rios, Samantha Ryan, Ashley Scheck, Caleigh Tennyson and Sabrina Velez; and in front: Sarah Haglund, Natalie Welsh, Anna Paravati, Danielle Ryan and Nicole Palmer.

  • Seniors Sarah Haglund and Arianna Mahran receive their M-W Softball Booster Club Scholarships.

  • Sam Ryan receives her 2018 MVP Award from Coaches Elaine Schellberg and Penny Roberts.

  • Varsity players give the coaches flowers and autographed softballs. From left to right are: Madison McGee, Samantha Ryan, Penny Roberts, Elaine Schellberg, Arianna Mahran and Victoria Borowski.

MONROE — On Monday night, June 4, the Monroe-Woodbury Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball teams gathered one last time this season at the American Legion Post 488 hall to celebrate their 2018 seasons.

The players and their families enjoyed dinner, awards and a slideshow.

The Junior Varsity team led by coaches Jen Thompson and Mary Donnelly had a very successful season and finished with a 15-2 record.

The Varsity team led by coaches Penny Roberts and Elaine Schellberg posted a 18-5 record. And for the second year in a row, the Crusaders reached the Section 9 finals where they lost to the undefeated and top ranked team in the state - Minisink Valley - 1-0 in extra innings.

Awards:• Seniors Sarah Haglund and Arianna Mahran received M-W Softball Booster Club Scholarships;

• Jessica O’Brien received the Slugger Award.

• Samantha Ryan received named Most Valuable Player;

• Cymonne Rios was named the MIP;

• Caleigh Tennyson got the Coach's Award; and

• Arianna Mahran received the Crusader Award.

Next yearThe Crusaders will loose only two players to graduation. With the success and experience they have gained over the last two years, the Crusaders should be a very formidable softball team next season.

- William Dimmit

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