Currently one of the top programs in New England, Westminster First Girls’ Softball has won 11 Founders League titles over the past 13 years and achieved a record of 198 wins and 15 losses during that time. Westminster teams have also captured nine Class A Western New England Championships since 2008.
Graduates have played softball at D3 and D1 schools including Bates College, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Bryant University, Cornell University, Hamilton College and Wesleyan University.
Each year, the team travels to Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando for spring training, plays a number of games in Florida and has multiple practices. Upon returning to Connecticut, the Martlets play a strong 18-game schedule including contests against Class A opponents Choate, Kent, Northfield Mount Herman, Taft and Williston, as well as Class B teams such as Ethel Walker, Marianapolis, Suffield and Wilbraham & Monson. The season concludes with the Western New England Class A Championship Tournament. The Westminster team plays on a beautiful field constructed in 2008.
Head coach Mitch Overbye and assistant coach Lee Zalinger run the program. Coach Overbye has been at Westminster since 1999, and has also coached numerous travel and town teams. Coach Zalinger has coached both softball and baseball teams at Westminster over the past decade.
With this dedicated and enthusiastic staff, the team is well prepared each spring for a challenging and rewarding softball experience.
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