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West Nyack Little League

West Nyack Little League

WNLL History

West Nyack Little League was founded in 1959, breaking away from the Clarkstown Little League. Four major league teams played that first season as the Yankees emerged as champions; the other teams were the Braves, Pirates and Red Sox.

 

RETIRED UNIFORM NUMBERS:

Twins #6 - John Flaherty (1980 LL graduate). Major League player, 1992-2005. Number retired, September 1995.

Twins #15 - Tom Foley (1981 LL graduate). New York City Firefighter, lost his life saving others 9/11/01. Number retired, April 2002.

WNLL Majors Champions

2022 - Yankees (Marty DeSapio)
2021 - Tigers (Mgr. Bobby Ng)
2019 - Athletics (Mgr. Glen Intonato)
2018 - Mets (Mgr. Mike Sweeney)
2017 - Pirates (Mgr. Don Heller)
2016 - Pirates (Mgr. Don Heller)
 

More Coming Soon...

Baseball Records

Home Runs in a Game: 4 - Alex Lorenc (2005) ... Liam Heanue, Giants (5/7/16)

Single Season Home Runs: 15 - Alex Lorenc, Yankees (2005) ... Mark Maraia, Athletics (2016) ... Frankie Delgado, Pirates (2016)

Career Home Runs: 20 - David Angell (2004 - 2006)...Mark Maraia (2014-2016)

Single Season RBI: 63 - Alex Lorenc (2005) Single Season Runs Scored: 47, Mike Holder, Pirates (2016) ... 45, Frankie Delgado, Pirates (2016) ... 45, Chris Brescia, Twins (1994) ... 45, Ryan Slattery, Twins (2007)

Single Season Hits: 38 - Rich Aronwald, Red Sox (1985)

Single Season Batting Avg: ??? / ??? - Ricky Merola, Twins (1999 / 2000)

Single Season Strikeouts: 156 - John Flaherty, Twins (1980)

Strikeouts, Game: 18 - Rob Albanese, Braves (Tournament of Champions, 1967) ... John Flaherty, Twins (1980) ... Joe Zeccardi, Indians (1989) ... Mark Maraia, Athletics (2016)

Hits, Game: 7 - John Potenza, Twins (1988)

Runs Scored, Team - 258 - Pirates, 2016 (Heller) ... 241 - Mets, 2007 (Longobardo)

Single Season, Wins: 12 - Chris Haggerty, Yankees (2000)

Single Season ERA: 0.34 - Tom McKeon, Red Sox (1981)

Single Season, Fewest Walks per 6 Innings: 1.00 - Ricky Merola, Twins (2000)

Pitch "The Perfect Game" - Sean Curran, Major Mets (4/13/15, 5-inn mercy) ... Paxton Meyers, Major Giants (4/26/13) ... Anthony Pisano, Red Sox (2003 T-of-C) ... Kevin McGrogan, Twins (1992)

HIT FOR "THE CYCLE" - Mike Massotti, Pirates (1983) ... Andrew Guinan, Twins (1991) ... Pat Kivlehan, Braves (2002) ... Anthony Prestano, Mets (2010 playoffs) ... Joseph Rosario, Yankees (2018)

Rockland County/District 18 Championship Teams

(Manager in parenthesis)

2021 - Senior League Baseball - District 18 Champions (Mgr.: Mike Hoffman)

2019 - Rockland County 9 Year Old Tournament Champions (Mgr.: Bobby Ng)

2018 - Junior League baseball - District 18 Champions (Manager: Mike Hoffman)

2013 - D18 Senior Softball NY State Champions - (WNLL Players: Megan Atzl, Sara Herskowitz)

2012 - 11 Year Old Section-4 Champions - (Paul Solomon)

2012 - Major League Tournament of Champions - Major Athletics (Jim Davis)

2011 - Senior League Tournament of Champions - Mets (Joe Greeley)

2011 - 9 Year Old Rockland County Champs - (Dan Burke)

2010 - Senior League Championship Series - Yankees (Joe Taccetta)

2009 - 8 Year Old Rockland County Champs - (Tony Pallogudis)

2009 - 13-year-old District Champions - Mets (Anthony Longobardo)

2008 - Senior League Tournament of Champions - Pirates (Gene Lorenc)

2007 - Junior League Champions - Braves (Gene Lorenc)

2007 - Tournament of Champions - Mets (Anthony Longobardo)

2006 - Junior District Champions - Braves (Mike Magnone)

2006 - Senior League - New York State Champions (Kevin Grogan)

2005 – 9 & 10 Year Old - District 18 Champions (Jim Medler)

2005 – 11 Year Old - District 18 Champions (Doug Arbuco)

2004 - Little League District 18 Champions (Jim Medler)

2004 - 9 & 10 Year Old Tournament (Doug Arbuco)

2003 - 13 Year Old Tournament (Phil Belcastro)

2002 - 10 & 11 Year Old Tournament (Steve Senecal)

2001 - 9 Year Old Tournament (Jim Medler)

2001 - Minor League Tournament of Champions - Mets (Chuck Olson)

2000 - 10 & 11 Year Old Tournament (Angelo Bonvino)

1999 - 9 & 10 Year Old Tournament (Angelo Bonvino)

1999 - Senior League (Gary Brescia)

1998 - Senior League (Gary Brescia)

1997 - 10 & 11 Year Old Tournament (John D'Urso)

1996 - Senior League (Gary Brescia)

1995 - Junior League (John Spadaccini)

1995 - Tournament of Champions - Twins (Gary Brescia)

1994 - Senior League (Joe Horgan)

1993 - Big League (Tony Rota)

1992 - Senior League (Ed Zeccardi)

1990 - Junior League (Joe Fanelli)

1990 - Tournament of Champions - Twins (Joe Spadaro)

1988 - Tournament of Champions - Red Sox (Bob Zuppe)

1984 - Junior League (Joe Dente)

1980 - Tournament of Champions - Twins (Rich Cesca)

 

Special Recognition Awards

2016 Awards Breakfast: November 5, 2016 @ Casa Mia Manor House, Blauvelt

Scholarship Award: Brian Fitzgerald (Field Crew)

Volunteer of the Year: Tim Zeller (ump)

Good Sport Award: Ryan Holahan, Major Mets

WNLL Hall of Fame: Patrick Kivlehan (inducted 2015)  

 

2014 Awards Breakfast: November 1, 2014 @ PR Hilton

Volunteer of the Year: Jeanne Atzl (Always in The Snack Bar), Jeff Powell (Always Umpin')

Good Sport Award: Andrew Stolarski (Major Pirates)  

 

2013 Awards Breakfast: November 2, 2013 @ PR Hilton

Volunteer of the Year: Pete Kelly (The Saturday Ump)

Supervisor Award: Josh Einhorn, in recognition of appointment to Regional Umpiring (presented by Alex Gromack) Special Achievement Award: Cheryl Scarangello (Most Outstanding Fundraiser!)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Sagaria (Past WNLL Director, Past D18 Administrator)

Hall of Fame: Tara Ulrich (player, superstar), Bob Kilcarr (Coach, Ump-in-Chief, Director)

 

2012 Awards Breakfast: October 27, 2012 @ PR Hilton Team Mom of the Year: Ellen Brown (numerous teams over the years, and to come)

Volunteer of the Year: Julian Febres

Good Sport Award: Matt Lucido (Major Twins)

Hall of Fame: John D'Urso (WB Volunteer, Past President)

 

2011 Awards Breakfast: November 5, 2011 @ PR Hilton

Team Mom of the Year: Patty Murray (Major Giants)

Volunteer of the Year: Jim Rohrig

Good Sport Award: Nick Siligato (Major Mets)

 

2010 Awards Breakfast:

Team Mom of the Year: Stephanie Ianarilli

Volunteer of the Year: Barbara Cesca

Good Sport Award: Kyle O'Hara

Hall of Fame: Rich Cesca Jr (WN Player)

 

2009 Awards Breakfast:

Team Mom of the Year: Theresa Jung

Volunteer of the Year: Carl Polichetti, Ryan Atzl

Good Sport Award: Matt Mistretta

 

2008 Awards Breakfast:

Team Mom of the Year: Cassie Lukasiewicz

Volunteer of the Year: Wayne Brown

Good Sport Award: Billy Muller (Major A's)

Hall of Fame: Joe Medler, Joe Sagaria, John Flaherty, Irv Popkave, Bill Vines, Rich Cesca, Pete Finkel

 

2007 Awards Breakfast:

Team Mom of the Year: Leona Parent

Volunteer of the Year: Hank Cayne

Volunteer of the Year: Cassie Lukasiewicz, Mike Moscatello

Good Sport Award: Terry Kivlehan

 

2006 Awards Breakfast:

Volunteer of the Year: Paul Bitts, Joe DiPopolo,Joe Montana,Vinnie Naclerio

Good Sport Award: Joe Hennessy

 

2005 Awards Breakfast:

Volunteer of the Year: Theresa Killian, Mark Walker

Good Sport Award: Cory Bitts

2004 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: Andy Kritzer 

2003 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: Mike Zeman 

2002 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: Bill Jablonski 

2001 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: Tracy Senecal 

2000 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: Paul Bitts 

1999 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: John Wettje 

1998 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: Don Heller 

1997 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: John Leitner 

1996 Awards Breakfast: Volunteer of the Year: Chris DeMaio

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West Nyack Little League

185 Germonds Road 
West Nyack, New York 10994
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 845-627-7623

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