2015 New England’s Finest Showcase

WRENTHAM, MA – Team Long Island 99 attended the New England’s Finest Showcase this past weekend and played games against: Severna Park Hornets Gold Team Primas Gold Pennsbury Gems Gold CT Charmers More »

2015 Team New Jersey Summer Classic

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Team Long Island 99 attended the Team New Jersey Summer Classic and played games against: Diamond Dusters Virginia Glory Mertz North Carolina Firecrackers Beverly Bandits New Mexico Sundancers Colleges More »

Newsday’s All-Long Island Softball Team For 2015

Barracato and Dandola Named To All-Long Island Second Team HICKSVILLE, NY – Congratulations to Team Long Island 99’s Janae Barracato and Sophie Dandola for being named to Newsday’s All-Long Island Second Team More »

2015 Pennsbury Invitational

MORRISVILLE, PA – Team Long Island 99 attended the 35th Annual Pennsbury Invitational. We played games against: Rollin Thunder Gold Massachusetts Drifters Gold Virginia Glory Gold Morris County Belles Gold Brampton Blazers More »

2015 PGF National Qualifier

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Team Long Island 99’s first showcase of 2015 featured games against: Virginia Glory Mertz New Jersey Venom We played in front of the following colleges: Fairfield University George Mason More »

 

2016 Team Long Island Tryouts

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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Over the next two weeks, the Team Long Island organization will be holding tryouts for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 season. Team Long Island is looking for players in all age groups: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U Elite, 18U Elite and 18U Gold. Please refer to www.teamli.com for complete details.

If you’re interested in trying out for Team Long Island 99, here is the information you’ll need:

Saturday, August 8th, 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, August 15th, 5pm – 7pm

Dean Skelos Sports Complex
Home of Molloy Lions Softball
Peninsula Boulevard, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

If your daughter is an elite fastpitch softball player, is graduating in 2017, and is looking to play college softball, the recommendation would be: come to both tryout dates. It’ll give TLI coaches plenty of opportunities to assess the athlete.

2015 New England’s Finest Showcase

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WRENTHAM, MA – Team Long Island 99 attended the New England’s Finest Showcase this past weekend and played games against:

Severna Park Hornets Gold
Team Primas Gold
Pennsbury Gems Gold
CT Charmers Gold
Jersey Inferno Gold

Colleges that attended our games:

Adelphi University
University at Albany
American International College
Army
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Caldwell College
University of Connecticut
Fairfield University
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Iona College
Lafayette College
University of Maine
Marist College
Molloy College
Pace University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Salve Regina University
Seton Hall University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Connecticut State University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stony Brook University
Thomas College
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of New Haven
Union College
Williams College
Yale University

2015 Team New Jersey Summer Classic

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Team Long Island 99 attended the Team New Jersey Summer Classic and played games against:

Diamond Dusters
Virginia Glory Mertz
North Carolina Firecrackers
Beverly Bandits
New Mexico Sundancers

Colleges that attended our games:

Adelphi University
Coastal Carolina University
Cornell University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Hamilton College
Harvard University
Iona College
LIU Brooklyn
University of Maryland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
College of New Jersey
Sacred Heart University
Seton Hall University
Saint Joseph’s University
St. John’s University
Stony Brook University
Williams College

Newsday’s All-Long Island Softball Team For 2015

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Barracato and Dandola Named To All-Long Island Second Team

HICKSVILLE, NY – Congratulations to Team Long Island 99’s Janae Barracato and Sophie Dandola for being named to Newsday’s All-Long Island Second Team for 2015. Sophie was named to Newsday’s All-Long Island Second Team in 2014. Here is the complete list (subscription required to read entire article):

http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/softball/newsday-s-all-long-island-softball-team-2015-1.10553857?pts=657416

We also want to acknowledge Team Long Island Gold and Team Long Island Elite players that were named to the First Team or Second Team:

First Team
Sarah Cornell (Long Island Player of the Year)
Marissa Rizzi (Suffolk Player of the Year)
Darby Pandolfo
Jenna Turato

Second Team
Alexis Alvino
Kelsey Larson
Crista San Antonio
Rebecca Vilchez

10 of the 32 girls named by Newsday were from the TLI family. Congratulations to all!

2015 Pennsbury Invitational

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MORRISVILLE, PA – Team Long Island 99 attended the 35th Annual Pennsbury Invitational. We played games against:

Rollin Thunder Gold
Massachusetts Drifters Gold
Virginia Glory Gold
Morris County Belles Gold
Brampton Blazers Gold

Colleges that attended our games:

Amherst College
Fairfield University
Iona College
Lehigh University
University of Maryland
College of New Jersey
New York University
Notre Dame of Maryland
Post University (Connecticut)
Princeton University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Seton Hall University
Towson University
Williams College

2015 PGF National Qualifier

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Team Long Island 99’s first showcase of 2015 featured games against:

Virginia Glory Mertz
New Jersey Venom

We played in front of the following colleges:

Fairfield University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hofstra University
LIU Brooklyn
LIU Post

2015 Top Prospects Individual Exposure Event

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14 College Coaches And 96 Players Attended

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – Top Prospects Fastpitch held its second annual Individual Exposure Event at the home of Molloy Lions this past Saturday at the Dean Skelos Sports Complex.

At this invitation-only event, twenty-four 2017 players played three games against twenty-four 2018 players in front of college coaches. Afterwards, 2019 players squared off against 2020s. In the 2017 vs. 2018 games, players from the following teams were represented:

Conklin Raiders
CT Mirage
Empire State Huskies
Jersey Gators
Jersey Flames
Jersey Nightmare
Jersey Outlaws
East Coast Firecrackers
Newtown Rock
Rhode Island Thunder
Team Long Island

Colleges in attendance:

Adelphi University
University of Connecticut
Dowling College
University of Hartford
Hofstra University
LIU Post
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Joseph’s University
St. John’s University
Seton Hall University

The actual games are posted on YouTube, and can be found at:

https://sites.google.com/site/topprospects247/2015

If you have any questions about any Top Prospects Fastpitch events, please contact write to topprospects247@aol.com.

 

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Newsday’s Top 100 Softball Players On Long Island

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Seven Players from Team Long Island 99 Named

HICKSVILLE, NY – Congratulations to all of the girls who were named to Newsday’s Top 100 High School Players On Long Island For 2015 (subscription required to read article). The Team Long Island organization had 32 student-athletes mentioned in the article, which represented almost one third of the list.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/softball/top-100-high-school-softball-players-on-long-island-for-2015-1.10388936

Team Long Island 99 had seven players mentioned:

Janae Barracato, Sacred Heart, 3B, Soph. — Lefty hitter who will drive the ball and produce runs. A threat on the bases and a vacuum at third. Headed to Seton Hall.

Sabrina Caputo, Clarke, LF, Soph. — Consistently puts the ball in play. Good arm in the outfield. Smart baserunner.

Kirstin Cox, Clarke, SS, Soph. — Prototypical leadoff hitter. Works the count, gets on bases, uses all fields, steals bases.

Sophie Dandola, Seaford P/3B, Soph. — Bound for Hofstra. Can drive the ball to all fields at the plate. Has good power and spins in the circle.

Jessica Hom, Syosset, SS, Soph. — Power slap hitter who gets on base in a variety of ways. Tremendous speed, range, first step, and arm. Recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Tonianne Larson, Long Beach, P, Soph. — Power pitcher with a variety of spins. Leadoff hitter with good speed.

Brianna Pinto, Carey, OF, Soph. — Extremely quick on the bases and in the outfield. Lefty slap hitter who scores a lot of runs for the defending county champs. Headed to Fordham.

And we wanted to acknowledge the other 25 players on our sister teams that appeared in the Newsday article. We practice with them, scrimmage against them, and are proud we are all members of the TLI family:

Team Long Island Gold
Alexis Alvino
Ashley Casazza
Sarah Cornell
Jancarla Herrera
Justine Jean
Kelsey Marigliano
Darby Pandolfo
Kelly Rasulo
Amanda Ricci
Christina Rizzi
Marissa Rizzi
Alexa Russell
Crista San Antonio
Amanda Ulzheimer

Team Long Island Elite
Kristen Collins
Jess Laird
Kelsey Larson
Taylor Ludewig
Nahtica Shepherd
Emily Skupp
Corrin Tempesta
Jenna Turato
Rebecca Vilchez

Team Long Island 00
Marissa Braito
Tierney Fitzgerald

Hannah Pineda Makes Verbal Commitment To Stony Brook

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HICKSVILLE, NY – The Team Long Island fastpitch softball organization would like to congratulate Hannah Pineda on her verbal commitment to Stony Brook University.

Hannah, a catcher/OF from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, will join the Stony Brook Seawolves and their class of 2021.

 

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2015 Top Prospects Fastpitch Combine

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29 Coaches From 25 Colleges Attend

FREEPORT, NY – Many of the top softball players in the region descended upon the Long Island Sports Complex to attend the 7th Annual Top Prospects Fastpitch Recruiting Combine. Players graduating from 2016 thru 2020 attended sessions during the two day event to showcase their talents in front of Division I, II and III colleges. For many student-athletes, it was their first exposure to college coaches.

Here is a list of colleges that attended the combine were:

Adelphi University
Binghamton University
Boston University
Caldwell College
University of Connecticut
Dowling College
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Hofstra University
Iona College
LIU Brooklyn
LIU Post
Manhattanville College
University of Maryland
Molloy College
Pace University
Philadelphia University
Queens College
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
College of Saint Rose
St. John’s University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stony Brook University
Syracuse University

If you have any questions about any Top Prospects Fastpitch events, please contact write to topprospects247@aol.com.

 

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