2017-06-16 / Sports

GCAA Softball Spring 2017


Team Garden City Black Enjoys a group picture after their game Team Garden City Black Enjoys a group picture after their game On this Fathers Day weekend, GCAA would like to thank all the Dads coaching and volunteering in our program, and belatedly thank the Moms Coaching and volunteering, which is overdue from this past Mothers Day!

GCAA Softball has endured a rainy Spring, but enjoyed an exciting season nonetheless. Monday evening Kindergarten-1 Clinics, and 2nd-3rd Grade League both had record registration and weekly turn out. Coaches Karol, McDonough, Doherty, and Bennett consistently kept their teams engaged and smiling all season long. Coaches Patrickakos, Coons, Abbate and Cabral were able to make through the Spring with only one Rain out, which is a testament to their personal volunteer commitment.

In the 4th-5th, and 6th-7th grade travel league, Coaches Coons, Donohue, McNally, Santopietra, Hearon and DiChiara all managed to lead 77 players successfully through the Spring playing East Williston, Williston Park, Mineola, Port Washington and Roslyn. All teams are entering playoff rounds, with the 6-7s playing in their Playoff Final round vs Roslyn this weekend. While playing other towns is exciting, the real fun is when Garden City teams get to face one another as friendly intertown competition ramps up.


Garden City All Stars represent our Town at All Star Tournament Garden City All Stars represent our Town at All Star Tournament Last weekend, Coach Coons Garden City Maroon team faced Coach Donohue’s Garden City Grey. Across town at Community Parks brand mew turf field, Coach Santopietra’s Garden City Black team faced Coach McNally’s Garden City Navy team for Softballs first official inter-town game on the new turf field. The excitement of the matchup was not lost on Garden City Black team’s Coach, appeared uncharacteristically nervous leading up to the game. Perhaps it was the excitement of playing on the new turf field, or more likely the prospect of facing the more experienced Coach McNally, of the Garden City Navy team. The best part of what ended up being a very high scoring and action-packed game, was both teams players gameplay, as parents commented that all the teams are really coming together and playing very well together.

Coach McNally giving a pre-game Pep Talk to Team Garden City NavyCoach McNally giving a pre-game Pep Talk to Team Garden City NavyThis year GCAA will host its First Ever season ending Picnic and Inaugural GCAA K-7th grade Softball tournament at the newly renovated Garden City Community Fields and Park on June 24th.

GCAA has run baseball in Garden City since 1955, and Softball some time shortly thereafter (anyone with information on when Softball officially began in Garden City please email gardencity. ny.softball@gmail.com)



Garden City Navy Team Garden City Navy Team

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