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SportsHigh SchoolSoftball

Nassau Conference V softball preview

Roslyn third baseman Sophie Radutzky runs home to

Roslyn third baseman Sophie Radutzky runs home to score in a game against Jericho on April 26, 2013. Credit: Steven Ryan

HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Coach: Vinnie Lospinuso

2013 record: 7-9

Key players

Amy Vitha, SS, Sr.

Elisha Maloney, CF, Jr.

Samantha Kenny, 2B, Sr.

Margaret Feldman, P, Jr.

Carly Rivlin, 3B, Sr.

Outlook: Strong hitting team behind Vitha and Val Elefante.

MANHASSET INDIANS

Coach: Lauren Majewski

2013 record: 3-9

Key players

Murphy McGorry, SS/P, So.

Ally Hart, P, Sr.

Elizabeth Jones, 2B/OF, Jr.

Jacqueline Albanese, OF, Jr.

Jensen Polizzotto, C, Jr.

Outlook: Murphy has a great arm and can play anywhere on the field if needed.

ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Coach: Andrew Demakopoulos

2013 record: 4-10

Key players

Kate Kozuch, C, Jr.

Nicole Lang, P, Jr.

Sophie Radutzky, SS, Jr.

Gabrielle Pomerantz, OF, Sr.

Outlook: Kozuch is a great contact hitter who finds the gaps for extra-base hits.

WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

Coach: Chris Van Kovics

2013 record: 2-11

Key Players

Jackie Christenson, 3B/OF Sr.

Angela Graci, OF/1B/C, Sr.

Briana White, P/1B, Jr.

Amanda Malone, P, Jr.

Kathleen Feeley, 2B, Sr.

Outlook: White can overpower batters. Malone mixes up speeds and locations.

LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Coach: Nadine Pacifico

2013 record: 4-18

Key players

Lauren Sabatino, P, Jr.

Jackie D'Elia, SS, Sr.

Briana Mahoney, 3B, Jr.

Taylor Herlich, 1B, Jr.

Tricia Willett, 2B, So.

Outlook: A solid infield surrounds Sabatino, who throws with command.

MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Jennifer Gibbons

2013 record: 10-2

Key players

Sydney Witowski, P, Jr.

Kym Danns, SS, Jr.

Qwasia Young, 1B, Jr.

Racquelle Findlayter, CF, Sr.

Michelle Kretz, 3B, Jr.

Outlook: Witowski is a power pitcher but has developed off-speed pitches.

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