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SYAC Travel Softball Team Rosters Now Posted
Click "Travel" tab to view rosters for three SYAC travel teams for fall 2012/spring 2013.
We thank all girls who tried out. Those who made the final roster will be contacted by coaches.
If you were not selected, we thank you for trying out. We encourage you continue to play SYAC softball (register online beginning December) and to try out again for Travel in May 2013. Checks will be returned by mail.
--SYAC Travel Softball
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Need Help With Your Softball Skills?
Peter Janowsky and Carmine Mazzaro, L. I. Thunderbolt coaches,
are available for pitching,
catcher's position and hitting lessons.
For all levels of play!
If you haven't visited the web site lately, we've continued making improvements, making it easier for you to see what's going on with your team.
To find your team's picture, schedule and game stories, simply click the softball above your team’league. When that league's home page opens, click the link for "Directory and Scoreboard."
This page shows the names of the teams that SYAC Sponsors have helped us create. Our sponsors help make it possible for us to have such great seasons, year in and year out, so we urge you to patronize them. If your team's sponsor has their own web site, you can visit it by clicking their name in the standingsor by clicking the team name or logo on the team's page, which you get to by clicking the team number.
On the Team page, you'll find the names of the players on your team, your team's schedule, the score of each game they've played, their record, and brief writeups of each game. To protect privacy, we are no longer listing coaches' phone numbers on the web pages. Instead, your coaches name is now a "mailto" link. Click it to send your coach an email message.
Last but not least, the Team's Page has the thing you set out looking for in the first place: the team's picture. Well, once it's been taken, of course, Picture Night schedules will be posted soon.
If you played in SYAC this past season and still have your registration number and password, you can register whenever you’re ready. If you don't remember it, contact your commissioner for it.
If you're new to SYAC and want to make sure you're included, click the Registration link above and register now. You’ll receive your ID and password in a confirming email when you are finished.
Click the link below to learn more about online registration. When you are ready to register, click any of the league home page links above and then click the online registration link on that league’s home page or click on the Register here! link, above.
Tips and assistance with Online Registration
This Year's Evaluation Dates
Thursday, January 24, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, February 16, 10:00 - 12: noon All evaluations are held in the H. B. Thompson Aux. Gym
Memorial Day Pony League All-Star Game May 25, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Syosset-Woodbury Park, Softball Field
The Syosset Baseball Asoociation (SBA) has also invited their sister-league, SYAC Girls Softball, players and coaches to join and participate in their annual Brian Murphy Memorial Day Barbecue at Syosset-Woodbury Park prior and after the Pony All-Star game.
Come on down and help celebrate the Memorial Day holiday and cheer for the Pony League all-stars.
Team Pictures are now Posted
Just click on your league and then select the leagues directory and then click
on your team name to see your team photo.
SYAC SKILLS CLINIC SUITS SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF ALL AGES!
Softball players of varied sizes and ages all turned out for the annual
SYAC Girls Softball Skills Clinic. The fun and valuable event was held at
Syosset-Woodbury Park on April 27.
The Long Island Thunderbolts, a premier tournament level softball
organization, led the clinic. The Thunderbolts, which fields teams at U14,
U16 and U18 levels, includes many high school-aged players who got their
start playing on teams in the SYAC Girls Softball program.
SYAC, which spans at least four decades of Syosset history, fields teams
in four divisions from kindergarten through seventh grade.
Several hundred girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho take part each
spring. SYAC also fields a travel program, with teams in three age groups in
competition around Long Island spring and fall.
SYAC depends upon--and thanks--an extensive network of moms and dads who
volunteer as softball coaches. Also deserving thanks are a host of local
businesses and organizations that sponsor teams.
SYAC Opening Night for the 2013 Season
The chilly temperatures hardly took away from the warmth of another SYAC
Opening Night, as a new spring season of softball kicked off on April
Judy Jacobs, Nassau County Legislator, threw out the ceremonial first
pitch to start off a Pony League game at Robbins Lane Elementary School.
Following the festivities, two Pony games were played on the fields, while
another game took place at Baylis Elementary School.
Meanwhile, over at Syosset-Woodbury Park, two SYAC Senior teams, the
Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Kids, did battle in the first game of the spring
season. This year, the SYAC Seniors compete in the Majors Division of the
InterTown League that includes teams from Plainview, Jericho and
The Instructional and Junior League begins their season on Monday, April
4 Senior Girls Last Game
Ninth graders on the SYAC Senior League championship team,
Black Wolf, played their last game of SYAC Girls Softball.
From left: Maddy Hollander, Rachel Cohen, Casey Rosen and Jennifer Lobody.
Each year, SYAC (sadly) says goodbye to many girls who age out of our program.
This year, four special ninth graders (with almost 35 collective years of SYAC
participation) walked off the field for the last time--a bittersweet moment made
sweeter by the SYAC Senior League Championship trophies they carried. Here is what
two had to say:
My 10 Years in SYAC
Being a SYAC softball player has meant the world to me. Starting off in the
Instructional League in 2003, I barely knew what to do. My amazing coaches were
there guiding me through every step, and before you know it I fell in love with
the game. SYAC was a way to teach me how to be a team player and a good friend.
I have made so many friendships over the 10 seasons that I have played. SYAC is
where I found my love for pitching, and if I had not played SYAC I would not have
as much skill as I have today.
My SYAC Experience
I've been playing on SYAC for 10 years. Throughout those years, I made lots of
friends. I love softball and SYAC brought me closer to the sport. During my
last year of SYAC my team won the championship and it was the most memorable moment.
My advice to new-comers is to stick with SYAC if you love softball. Thanks to all
my coaches and teammates for always making each of my years great. I will truly
miss playing for SYAC.
Memorial Day Barbecue and Ball Game
SYAC Girls' Softball would like to thank Syosset Baseball Association (SBA) for
inviting all SYAC Girls Softball players and coaches to their annual Brian Murphy Memorial
Day Barbecue on Saturday, May 26 at Syosset-Woodbury Park.
On Saturday of Memorial weekend, The Syosset Baseball Asoociation (SBA) invited their sister-league, SYAC Girls Softball, players and coaches to join and participate in their annual Brian Murphy Memorial Day Barbecue at Syosset-Woodbury Park. After the boys baseball game finished, the SYAC Junior and Senior League girls had the 1st ever All-Star game at the turf field with the sun shining and temps in the low 80s. The teams were split into Red vs. Blue with both teams having 4-9 graders. The Junior league girls, as well as their parents, were a little nervous playing with the older girls but their minds were put at ease with there being no windmill pitching or bunting allowed in the game.
With no umpire available for the game, Evan Friedman, Co-President of SYAC and Commissioner of the Senior League, jumped in to be the official umpire.
Both teams came out swinging with the Red Team, coached by Frank DiCostanza, batting 1st and scoring a couple of runs to take an early lead, highlighted by a 3-run homer by Madison Ramirez, that kept rolling. The Blue team, coached by Amy Cicio, scored a couple of runs to keep the score close. In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Blue team scored a couple of runs to take a 2-run lead going into the last inning. The Red team scratched out 2 runs to tie the score at 8, which is how the game ended in a 8-8 tie. There were some good defensive plays on both teams, including Georgi Greenberg, Rachel Cicio, Yuuka Kimura and Jessie Keingarsky to name a few but all the girls played their hearts out and were truly All-Stars. The families and the fans who watched had a lot to cheer about during this well-played game.
After the game, the girls and their families joined the boys for some barbeque and refreshments.
A special thanks to Evan Friedman, Senior League Commissioner, SYAC Softball President and all-around good guy, who organized the all star game, printed the shirts, supplied water and intra-inning music
and umpired the game. Also, thanks to Roger Mummert and SYAC cub photographer Logan Freedman for the photos in the slide show below.
Picture Day Schedule for May 10, 2012
Teams # 1, 2 and 3
Teams # 1 and 2
Teams # 4 and 5
Teams # 3 and 4
Picture Day Schedule for May 14, 2012
Teams # 1, 2 and 3
Teams # 1 and 2
Teams # 4, 5 and 6
Teams # 3, 4 and 5
Before throwing, go into a Y position. Turn sideways and point your glove towards your target. Reach back with the hand holding the ball--and wave "bye bye". Then step and throw.