2014 Hudson Heat 18U Girls Softball: Welcome

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HUDSON HEAT MISSION STATEMENT

The Hudson HEAT Junior Olympic Fast Pitch Program is dedicated to the athletic, educational, social development of its participants.
 
A distinguishing feature of the HEAT Program is the student-athletes' total commitment to the Team and their understanding that individual goals are more fully realized through their dedication to that Team.  HEAT players are expected to enhance one another's skill development through acknowledging that this is a team sport. Individual accomplishments are important, but the most successful end result comes through teamwork and teammates. To the HEAT player, there is no “I” in “team”.  Instead, it is all about "we" and "us".  Each girl plays her position to the absolute best of her ability for the benefit of her team. 

HEAT parents need to entrust their student-athletes to a program that emphasizes learning.  The most basic mechanics of the sport are taught by the coaches with the mastery of foundation skills being prerequisite to more advanced training.  Establishment of a strong skill-base is essential to the eventual growth of a fast pitch player as all skills and abilities are interdependent.  Control, balance, body position, fluid motion, and mental/physical coordination are basic abilities HEAT players will strive to master, while attention is paid to maintaining each player’s own inherent athletic ability and uniqueness.  This blending of sound instruction and natural athleticism results in individual and team accomplishments that are both disciplined and genuinely solid. 

Heat players are constantly challenged to be the best they can be.  On the HEAT team, nothing is given, everything is earned. There are no differences between practices and games. All players are important.  All players are conditioned to succeed. Equality, togetherness, and appreciation of each other is the characteristics of a team.  The team will compete in the area’s most challenging ASA, NSA and Pony Championship Tournaments. The HEAT program exists for the student-athlete.  Off-season conditioning, a demanding schedule, and the dedication of the volunteer coaches all exist for the benefit of the players and the enhancement of their athletic and life opportunities.   

Coaches: Pete Radziewicz, Jeff Sousa & Bill Mogauro



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2011 Massachusetts NSA States -- 2nd Place

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Hudson Heat 16U Takes Second at Massachusetts NSA State Championship -- submitted by Bob Guessford

In a double-elimination tournament, most of the time losing the first game doesn’t lead to a chance to win the championship, but this wasn’t the case for the Hudson Heat.

On July 16, with temperatures in the mid 90’s, the Hudson Heat 16U softball team took the field in Templeton, MA, as one of 12 teams competing for the Massachusetts NSA State Championship.  After an opening-game 2-1 loss, the Heat faced the daunting task of fighting their way out of the loser’s bracket over the next two days. So fight they did, ripping off seven straight wins in sweltering heat, including an exciting 8-7 win over the Boston Batbusters, who hadn’t lost a game in the tournament. But to win the championship, they had to beat the Batbusters again and the Heat came up just short.

The Hudson Heat 16U team is:  Lindsay Chen, Kaitlyn Dumais, Shaylyn Freitas, Christina Guessford, Elissa Mogauro, Hannah Paitchel, Emily Paquin, Cassidy Pollard, Megan Radziewicz, Nicole Scotti, Cori Sousa, and Alex Trevains. 



Diamond Dreams at Cooperstown -- Hall of Fame Tournament CHAMPIONS!!!

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HEAT TRIUMPH AT COOPERSTOWN - submitted by Bob Guessford

When the Hudson Heat 14U softball team began its season they never imagined that they would end the year as Cooperstown Hall of Fame Classic Tournament Champions. The team, consisting of Marissa Cammarano, Katie Gildea, Christina Guessferd, Stephanie Lovett, Elissa Mogauro, Hannah Paitchel, Emily Paquin, Megan Radziewicz, Nicole Scotti, Cori Simons, Cori Sousa and Alex Trevains, made the decision in December, 2009 to forego any invitations to National tournaments in order to accept an invitation to play in Cooperstown at the inaugural season of Diamond Dreams, a week-long softball experience including two tournaments against teams from around the country.

Fundraising efforts, including a comedy night, a calendar sale and a tournament program fundraiser, provided the means and the girls did the rest, ending a very successful tournament season by arriving in Cooperstown on August 6 ready to play against the best. They made their mark early, winning three out of four skills competitions on the first day. The weekend Cooperstown Classic tournament ended with the Heat finishing as runners up to a tough Mass. Drifters team.

After a day off and a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, play resumed on Tuesday with the Hall of Fame Classic. The championship came down to a best-of-three series against the very same Mass. Drifters. After a tough 6-3 loss under the lights Tuesday night, the Heat roared back with back-to-back one-run wins to capture the Hall of Fame Classic championship.

© 2009, Telegraph Publishing Company, Nashua, New Hampshire





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