On November 17th the Murrieta Valley Girls Softball Association (MVGSA) wrapped up its 2012 fall season with closing ceremonies at the Cal Oaks Sports Park.
Roughly 400 girls played on 34 teams in 5 separate divisions this year, ranging in ages from 4 to 19 years old. Bill Ponting, Uppers VP, opened the ceremonies with words of thanks to the players, coaches, sponsors, and parents.
Three girls on the 18U team were recognized for their dedication to MVGSA for playing more than 16 seasons: Annie Ramos, Katie Schmiderer, and Kourtney Lingo. The Ashbrook Award was given to Elizabeth Wales who plays 10U for being the most inspirational and spirited player.
"It's inspiring to watch these players start out so young and stay within the league until they graduate. These girls are committed and it shows in their discipline, their ability to handle adversity and through teamwork. But most importantly, they learn to love the sport of softball and they are out having fun", said Ken Powell, MVGSA President.
Board members Jolie Yanagisawa and Dave Lanning gave words of praise as each placing team stepped forward to be recognized and given a trophy for their sportsmanship. The season ended with a tournament playoff and eight teams from 4 divisions received individual trophies for placing 1st or 2nd in their division.
Thank you to our players, parents and sponsors! Spring ball is starting soon! Visit MVGSA.com.