STPS Ponies 18u Fastpitch: Welcome


"Are you interested in becoming a PONY ? Scroll down or see 'My Site News' for Tryout information regarding the 2015-2016 team !"


For further team information email Ed Watson at

The 2015 Ponies are set for another season competing in the top 18U Tournaments in the Mid Atlantic region with our season wrpping up at ASA 18U Nationals in Spartanburgh, SC.  Here are the 2015 STPS Ponies:

Alivia Clark                Elmira Note Dame               2016

Rachel Gilmore         Abington Heights                 2015     Committed to University of New Haven 

Alex Gockley             Abington Heights                 2015

Adrianna Harvey        Union Endicott                     2015    Committed to Alfred University

Alex Hein                   Johnson City                       2017

Kasey Kozlowski        Windsor                              2016

Catey McAleer           Elk Lake                              2017

Sophia Pappas          Susquehanna Valley           2018     Committed to Binghamton University

Alyssa Pochkar          Maine Endwell                    2016

Cassidy Smith            Windsor                              2016

Whitney Tyler            Elk Lake                              2017

Emily Vesely              Johnson City                       2016

Liz Wickizer               Windsor                              2016


2015 Schedule

  2014 Fall Ball

    New Jersey Pride Showcase: Wall/ Edison, NJ. September 20th & 21st

    Deleware Fall Showcase: Wilmington, DE. October 18th & 19th

    Frozen Ropes at The Rock:   Chester, NY.  November 1st & 2nd


  2015 Summer Ball

    3N2 Blue Chip Softball: Shamong, NJ June 6th & 7th

    NJ Outlaws East Coast Showdown: West Deptford, NJ June 13th & 14th

    "The Rock" Queens of the Diamonds: Chester, NY June 20th & 21st

    PA Softball Firecracker Showcase: Mechanicsburg, PA June 26th, 27th & 28th

    ASA New York State Tournament: Binghamton, NY July 4th & 5th

    STOP-DWI Tournament of Champions: Binghamton, NY July 10th, 11th & 12th

    Deleware Invitational Tournament: New Castle, DE  July 17th, 18th & 19th

    ASA "A" National Championships: Spartanburg, SC July 27th - August 2nd





Recognized by softball teams and coaches as one of the "teams to beat on the east coast," the PONIES accomplishment list include:

  • 10 New York State Chamionships with an overall 73-13 record in state championship play
  • 6  New York State runner-up finishes
  • 3 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships
  • 19 Consecutive ASA National Championship appearances, including finishes of 9th, 13th, 17th and 25th place       

We are very proud of our "Ponies Alumni", our players have gone on to play college softball at major universities such as Connecticutt, Massachusetts, Oklahoma State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Temple, Purdue, Providence, Lafeyette, St. Bonaventure, Siena, St. Josephs, Lasalle, Drexel, LeMoyne, C.W. Post, Cornell, Canisius, Villanova, Marist, Colgate, Binghamton, Dartmouth College, Kutztown, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Mansfield University, Marywood, Buffalo, Fordham, University of Rochester, Cortland, Bentley, Utica College, Brockport, and Binghamton.

Our players have also gone on to coach at Fordham University, Cornell, Drexel, Lehigh, Iowa State, Maryland, Rochester, Cornell and Binghamton University.


JOE's Crab Shack
Thursday, July 23

Great Season Girls! Good Luck at Nationals in South Carolina...

The STPS Ponies conclude their summer schedule by winning 11 games over the span of two weekends as they prepare to compete in the ASA 18U Nationals in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The Ponies won 5 games, three in single elimination bracket in the STOP-DWI Tournament of Champions in Binghamton, NY on July 10th, 11th and 12th. The Ponies defeated the Pennsbury Gems, 4-3 and followed up with a 3-2 win over the East Coast Elite and a 5-4, come from behind victory over Top Gun to place in the top 8 of the Super 40 bracket.

At the Deleware Invitational Tournament in New Castle, DE the Ponies were a perfect 6-0 in pool play, before dropping a 1-0 decision to the eventual tournament champion runner-up Tsunami Gold.

The pitching combination of Sophia Pappas and Whitney Tyler produced three shutouts during the course of the three day tournament. Alivia Clark led the Ponies offensive attack going 8-17 and driving in 6 runs.

The Ponies Finished their regular season 26-9-1.


Team Goof Shot
Tuesday, July 14
Tryouts for 2015-2016 Team: Interested in becoming a PONY ?

If you are interested in Trying out for the 2015-2016 PONY 18U college Showcase team our tryout dates and information is below:

Tuesday August 4th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday August 6th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday August 8th from 10:00am - 12:00pm

All Tryouts will be held at the Johnson City High School ( 666 Reynolds Road, Johnson City, NY 13790) Softball Field located above the Baseball Field and down below the Middle School.

Any Questions or looking for additional information please contact Coach Chris Sinicki at:

"Come and be a part of a Tradition that has been developing Softball PLayers for the next level for the last 26 Years"


750 Wins
Monday, July 13
PONIES Collect 750th Win as an Organization

Congratulations to Coach Sinicki and the entire PONIES organization for reaching a milestone of 750 wins as an organization. This is a great testament to the longevity and success of the PONIES organization....  Congratulations from all of the PONIES players and families that have contributed to the organization over the last 26 years !


Wednesday, July 8
Congratulations to our Ponies that were Selected for the 2015 ALL-STATE Team

Congratulations to our PONY players that were selected by New York for the 2015 ALL-STATE teams for their outstanding contributions to their High School Teams this season:

  Adrianna Harvey was selected for NYS Class A as Second Team, First Base

  Sophia Pappas was selected for NYS Class B First Team, Pitcher

  Alivia Clark was selected for NYS Class C First Team, Pitcher

Your entire PONIES family is Proud of you, Keep up the hard work !!


Summer Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 30
PONIES off to Good Start for 2015

The STPS Ponies are off to a promising start to what is shaping up to be an exciting summer by posting winning records in each of the first three tournaments of 2015. The Ponies finished 2-1-1 in the Blue Chip Exposure Tournament in Shamong, NJ. Sophia Pappas and Whitney Tyler each earned victories on the mound with Pappas going 5-11 for the weekend at the plate to lead the offensive attack. The season thus far has been highlighted by winning the bracket championship in the NJ Outlaws College Showcase Showdown, including a 6-2 semifinal victory over the TC Tremors Gold. Whitney Tyler and Sophia Pappas combined to limit the Tremors to 4 hits and the Ponies offense pounded out 10 hits, including a solo home run by Kasey Kozlowski. This past weekend, the Ponies won two of three games at the rain shortened Queens of the Diamonds Showcase held at The Rock Sports Complex in Chester, NY. The Ponies got off to a quick start Saturday by defeating the Lady Rebels Gold, 6-1. Sophia Pappas held the Rebels in check, allowing just one run and 5 hits while striking out 10. Alivia Clark collected two extra base hits and Cassidy Smith also had a pair of hits to lead the Ponies' eight hit attack. The Ponies head to Mechanicsburg, PA the weekend of June 26th, 27th and 28th to compete in the PA Softball Firecracker Showcase one win shy of 750 wins as a softball program.


Alumni News
Monday, May 11
Congratulations to our PONIES Alumni !!!

Congratulations and Good Luck to Coach Michelle Burrell (Binghamton University) and Coach Bridget (Baxter) Orchard (Fordham University) and Binghamton University standout outfielder Sydney Harbaugh as they prepare for the 2015 NCAA Women's College Softball Regionals held in Harrisonburg, Virginia on the campus of James Madison University.

We are proud of our PONIES Alumni !!!


Sophia Committed
Wednesday, January 28
Congratulations To Sophia Pappas

Congratulations to Sophia Pappas on her Verbal Committement to attend and play Softball for Binghamton University ! Sophia is the youngest verbal Commit Binghamton University has ever had, She will join the the Bearcats in the fall of 2018 to begin her college career.


Monday, December 1
PONIES Wrap-Up Fall Ball for the Season with a Strong Finish


The STPS Ponies finished their 2014 fall season winning 8 of their last 10 games, capping off their schedule with a tournament best 4-0-1 record at the Rock Sports Complex in Chester, NY. Two weeks prior, the Ponies finished 4-1 at the Deleware Fall Showcase in New Castle, Deleware. Showcasing a deep and talented stable of pitchers, an aggressive approach on the bases, solid defense and timely hitting - there is plenty to be excited about as off-season work outs approach in January. Pitchers Sophia Pappas, Whitney Tyler and Alivia Clark all showed great command and a competitive spirit every time they stepped into the circle. The offensive attack was led by Pappas, Clark, Adrianna Harvey, Alex Gockley, Rachel Gilmore and Alex Hein. The team's Summer schedule will be announced in the near future.



Read more below from 2014 Summer Ball:

Wednesday, July 16
PONIES Celebrate Coach Sinicki's 25th Year and raise funds for Jack Sheridan


On July 9th the Ponies organization held a special event. The evening started with a Home Run Derby to benefit Jack Sheridan, the brother of Ponies Alumni Jordan Sheridan, who is battling Leukemia. Liz Wickizer emerged as the champion after a three way tie produced a hit-off to establish a winner.

The HR Derby was followed by an Alumni Game to honor Coach Sinicki's 25th year. The turnout was amazing! Attendees spanned a few decades and the game appropriately ended in a 5-5 tie. Following the game all of the players presented Coach Sinicki with a Plaque commemorating his 25 years of dedication to the PONIES.

It was a great evening, a fun evening and a proud evening for the Ponies organization as the current team and the Alumni showed their generosity while raising nearly $700 for Jack Sheridan.