Team Xtreme players receive awards
WINSTED AREA — Members of Northwest Connecticut Team Xtreme, a girls travel softball team, received awards recently for their feats on the field. The team consisted of 12 primary players from the towns of Colebrook, Barkhamsted and New Hartford, along with a substitute roster of six players.The eight-week regular season featured double-headers every Saturday. The team traveled to Windsor, Ellington and Manchester to play against teams from Bolton, Ellington, Enfield, Glastonbury, Granby and Hebron.All players received trophies for their performance, with special awards for fielding, sportsmanship, batting and most valuable player (MVP).The MVP award went to Jackie Espinet. Katie Wald received the team’s Gold Glove Award. Sydney Shaffer received the Superior Sportsmanship Award and Monika Swartley received the Super Slugger Award. Additional players included Amanda Soltis, Brianna Little, Kelsi Hodgkin, Marissa Swartley, Jackie Chase, Deanna Adams, Brittany Martel, Susan Martel, Julia Petrarca, Emma Grant and Krystyn Ryan. The team was coached by Tom Adams and Skip Swartley.