Written by Margaret Whitely Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00
Responding to their winning chant of “Are We Fired Up” the New Hyde Park Little League 9-10 Girls Champions, who won every single one of their 17 competitive games with no losses, marched proudly down the New Hyde Park “canyon of champions” last Saturday morning. From Applebee’s, on Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park to Nuzzi Field where they, and their coaches, received many much deserved accolades from New Hyde Park Village officials, county and state officials and very enthusiastic, screaming fans in general.
Manager Tom Donnelly was the master-of-ceremonies and he outlined, game-by-game, and player-by-player, how the girls were able to accomplish such victorious feats as they won game after game with their talents and perhaps the help of a little ladybug mascot.
He especially praised the coaches who he said, “Put in an unbelievable amount of time coaching and training the girls.”
He also said that after each win the girls were sensitive enough to make sure they all had kind words of encouragement for the members of the losing teams. He said, “Our girls won with the upmost class and dignity and you made us proud.”
The members of the New Hyde Park 9-10 year-old winners of the Eastern Region Championship include: Felisa Bronzino, Jamie Mooney, Katie Tubridy, Gabrielle Morales, Sophia Jacoby, Emma Nidemaier, Samantha Merino, Maggie Donnelly, Ann Grimshaw, Melissa Wardward, Jennifer Hickey and Kayla Fitzpatrick.