Women's Softball

2014 DSO Women's Softball Tournament was held at Schutte Park August 16, 2014

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DSO 2014 Women’s Softball Tournament

The 2014 DSO Women's Softball Tournament was held August 16. 2014, at Schutte Park on beautiful fields and in perfect weather. The Seal Gals (undefeated) are the Delaware State Champions for the second straight year. The Dreamgirlz of Virginia were also undefeated and placed first in the major division. The Nor'easters 55 from Connecticut placed first in their division. The Connecticut Thunder and Delaware Shore Sharks tied for second place and the Delaware Diamonds finished in third place in the 50 division. It was an exciting tournament with one games going into two extra innings. Congratulations to the player, coaches and teams who participated in the tournament.

Bonnie Strang

DSO Women's Softball Coordinator

Sea Gals

Sea Gals

Delaware Diamonds

Delaware Diamonds>

Dreamgirlz

Dreamgirlz

Nor'easters

Nor'easters

Shore Sharks

Shore Sharks

Connecticut Thunder

Connecticut Thunder

Rina-Pellegrini

Rina-Pellegrini and her dog in Shore Sharks attire.

Bonnie Strang

Coordinator Information

Dr. Bonnie Strang is the Women's Softball Coordinator for the Delaware Senior Olympics. Bonnie competes in badminton, pickleball and women's softball. She has competed in the National Senior Games in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 and the Huntsman Games, Utah, 2008-2013 in women's softball and badminton. She is a member of the Golden Gals of Florida who won the Gold medal in softball in the 2011 and 2013 National Senior Games.

Bonnie is an instructor in the Widener University softball clinics for girls 8-18. These highly recommended clinics are under the direction of Fred Dorhman, varsity softball coach WU. If interested in learning more about participating in these clinics, please contact Dr. Strang. Bonnie participated in the 2013 Phillies Phantasy Camp where former big league players give instruction in all aspects of baseball. Seven games were played at the spring training complex and Bright House Field in Florida. It was a fantastic experience.

For 41 years, Dr. Strang was a band director and instrumental music teacher in the Ridley School District, PA. Bonnie is a graduate of West Chester University (B.S. and M.Ed.) and Widener University (D.Ed.).

Women's Softball:

Any woman, 50 years of age or older of any ability level is welcome and encouraged to participate in softball. There are currently five 50+ teams and two 60+ teams. Membership is based on age. Most teams practice and play games during the spring and summer months.

For more information on Women's Softball, please contact Bonnie at Bonnie.strang@comcast.net or (610) 565-1515

2014 SPA Dalton, GA Tournament

Congratulations to the Delaware members of DSO who participated in the awesome SPA Women’s softball Tournament in Dalton, GA in September. Each division had at least 8 teams who represented the best women’s softball teams in the USA. The following DSO players participated: Charly Neil-Roe Golden Girls of VA 4th, Dorcy Wilkins Blue Chicks of DE 4th; Doris Brown, Ellen Cavins & Georgia Irvin KY Thorobreds 3rd; Bonnie Strang KY Classics 2nd; Harriet Mair Freedom Spirit FL 1st. Karen Kurshner also played with Lousiana.

2014 Huntsman Games

Congratulations to the Delaware members of DSO who participated in the prestigious SPA Women’s softball Tournament in the Huntsman Games in gorgeous St. George, UT. Each classification included the best players from the USA and Canada. Again, DSO was well represented with players from Delaware. Two teams faced off for an exciting finish to determine the championship. Charly Neil-Roe, Bonnie Strang & Dorcy Wilkins played for the Golden Girls of VA finishing in 2nd place. Doris Brown & Ellen Cavins played on the Ohio Tri Stars winning 1st place. Harriet Mair of the Freedom Spirit FL received the ultimate prize, a two for one. Her team placed first in 75 division and received the Bronze medal in 70 bracket play.

DSO is so proud to have these fine representatives from Delaware competing at such a high level! Congratulations to all participants!

Training Opportunities:

New Castle County/Kent County

Blue Chicks 50+

bullet Grace Alexander, Manager grace.alexander@state.de.us

Blue Chicks 55+ and Blue Chicks 65+

bullet Paula Klemm, Manager 302 -834-9239 klemmpa@hotmail.com


Sussex County

bullet Rina Pellegrini 215-620-1266 rpelle6469@gmail.com

Anyone interested in more information concerning the Sussex County league should contact Rina Pellegrini, the Program Leader, at rpelle6469@gmail.com.

Teams

Beach Cleats

bullet Michelle Lee, Captain

Shore Sharks (45+)

bullet Kit Ryan, Captain 302-226-2712 kitryan55@msn.com

Sand Crabs (45+)

bullet Vicky Devictorio, Captain

Delaware Alley Cats (50+)

bullet Maureen White, Captain 302-349-4379 mwhite@ jamooredevelopment.com

Delaware Diamonds 50s (50+)

bullet Debbie Estes, Captain 302-644-7220 vacation@lazyl.net

Blue Herons (50+)

bullet Sharon Kanter, Captain

Sea Gals

bullet Marcia Howe, Captain