Sowa earns Player of the Year honors for CCAA East I

Gowanda’s Jess Sowa was named CCAA East I softball Player of the Year recently while her head coach, Darlene Pfaffenbach, was named Coach of the Year.

Olean’s Monica Moses was the Pitcher of the Year.

Joining Sowa on the First Team were Lady Panther teammates Ally Keller and Da:’di: Jones while Moses was joined by Lady Husky teammates Rachel Painter, Bethany Fratercangelo and Brinee Torrey.

Also on the First Team were Portville’s Cammie McCracken and Shaina Griffin, as well as Allegany-Limestone’s Kaelyn Shea and Haley Ruffner.

On the second team were Gowanda’s Malyssa Farley, Jennah Stelley, Tia Thompson and Taylor Olson, as well as Olean’s Kayla Henning, Sarah Retchless and Chantel Singelton. Portville’s Darienne Slocum and Britta Rajski, as well as Allegany-Limestone’s Madison Moran and Jessica Giardini were also named to the Second Team. Randolph’s Morgan Gumhalter and Salamanca’s Meagan Martin rounded out the Second Team.

Honorable mention went to Olivia Anzivine (Olean), Madison Clark and Piper Slocum of Portville, as well as Gowanda’s Sydney Gominiak, Rachel Greco and Halie Booth. Allegany-Limestone’s Caroline Kaffka and Nateal Papaserge, along with Randolph’s Peyton Terrette and Kaylee Hettenbaugh and Salamanca’s Ashley Miller were also named as honorable mention recipients.

Sportsmanship winners were Catee Anastasia (Olean), Sowa (Gowanda), Madison Clark (Portville), Mariah Monroe (ALCS), Sabrina Jackson (Randolph) and Meagan Martin (Salamanca).

First Team

NameSchool Year

Rachel PainterOlean11

Bethany FratercangeloOlean10

Brinee TorreyOlean10

Cammie McCrackenPortville10

Shaina GriffinPortville11

Ally Keller Gowanda 12

Da:’di: JonesGowanda 9

Kaelyn SheaALCS 11

Haley RuffnerALCS 11

Second Team


Kayla HenningOlean12

Sarah Retchless Olean12

Chantel SingeltonOlean9

Darienne SlocumPortville10

Britta RajskiPortville11

Malyssa FarleyGowanda 11

Jennah StelleyGowanda 10

Tia ThompsonGowanda 11

Taylor OlsonGowanda 10

Madison Moran ALCS 12

Jessica Giardini ALCS 12

Morgan GumhalterRandolph 10

Meagan MartinSalamanca9

Honorable mention:

ALCS: Caroline Kaffka, Nateal Papaserge

Gowanda: Sydney Gominiak, Rachel Greco, Halie Booth

Olean: Olivia Anzivine

Portville: Madison Clark, Piper Slocum

Randolph: Peyton Terrette, Kaylee Hettenbaugh

Salamanca: Ashley Miller

Player of the Year: Jess Sowa, Gowanda

Pitcher of the Year: Monica Moses, Olean

Coach of the Year: Darlene Pfaffenbach, Gowanda

Sportsmanship winners:

ALCS: Mariah Monroe

Gowanda: Jess Sowa

Olean: Catee Anastasia

Portville: Madison Clark

Randolph: Sabrina Jackson

Salamanca: Meagan Martin