- Julia Wander – Northwest Washington Little League (Washington, D.C.)
- Mallory Meier – Little Leaguers of Kenosha (Wisc.) Little League
- Kristýna El Ghannam – South Czech Republic Little League
- Falynn Randall- Snow Canyon Little League (Santa Clara, Utah)
- Angélique Bizier – Diamond Baseball Little League (Quebec)
- All Feminine Grounds Crew – Greenville, N.C.
- Stefania Vitaliani – Emilia Romagna Little League (Bologna, Italy)
- About Ladies with Sport
Little Leaguers® internationally have been energetic this summer season with hopes of incomes the once-in-a-lifetime journey to one of many seven Little League® World Collection tournaments held all through the USA. Because the world celebrated the 50-year anniversary of Title IX, Little League was proud to see quite a lot of its personal Ladies with Sport step as much as the plate.
From an all-female grounds crew perfecting the sphere on the Little League Softball® World Collection to historical past being made with the 21st feminine to play within the Little League Baseball® World Collection, the summer season of 2022 was one full of inspiration.
Try simply a number of the nice Ladies with Sport under:
Julia Wander – Northwest Washington Little League (Washington, D.C.)
The emotional rock of the Northwest Washington Little League workforce, Julia Wander was a constant hitter and brick wall behind dwelling plate. She paved the way in which for different Ladies with Sport whereas competing on the Little League Baseball Mid-Atlantic Area event in Bristol, Connecticut.
“The truth that increasingly ladies are enjoying within the Little League Baseball World Collection proves that us ladies are making waves in baseball. We are able to play baseball if we wish to and ladies all internationally are proving that.”
Mallory Meier – Little Leaguers of Kenosha (Wisc.) Little League
Mallory Meier may need solely began enjoying baseball two years in the past, however her blinding velocity and dedication to her workforce was on full show this summer season. She smashed two dwelling runs in her league’s run by way of the state event, and even crashed right into a fence monitoring down a foul ball to make the catch.
“Whether or not you’re a boy or a lady, it isn’t that completely different. Everybody can play baseball the identical. I simply like to get on the market with my teammates and win video games.”
Kristýna El Ghannam – South Czech Republic Little League
A menace within the batter’s field and behind the plate, Kristýna El Ghannam made her final yr of baseball rely. Whereas guidelines within the Czech Republic encourage the change to softball, Kristýna made essentially the most of her last yr, competing within the Junior League Baseball World Collection along with her teammates from South Czech Republic Little League.
“Generally I hear that ladies don’t have a spot in baseball, regardless that I’m actually good. However I don’t care if I play with boys or ladies. It’s all about my workforce and all of us have the identical widespread aim of successful the Junior League Baseball World Collection.”
Falynn Randall- Snow Canyon Little League (Santa Clara, Utah)
The 21st woman to ever compete in Williamsport, Falynn Randall got here into the Little League Baseball World Collection with a scorching bat after hitting .500 within the Area event to offer Utah the state’s first look on the World Collection. Her energy within the batter’s field was to not be overshadowed by her excellence within the discipline, the place she led Snow Canyon Little League in the course of the infield at second base.
“I like how aggressive baseball is and I’m simply blissful that I helped my workforce get so far. I hope that it will encourage extra ladies to get entangled and play baseball in any respect ranges.”
Angélique Bizier – Diamond Baseball Little League (Quebec)
Angélique Bizier made her title identified within the Canadian baseball circuit, enjoying on the Diamond Baseball Little League out of Quebec that went 2-2 competing within the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball World Collection event.
“It’s not straightforward enjoying with a bunch of boys, and the older you get, the more durable it will get. However I wish to play with the perfect, irrespective of if it’s with boys or ladies, and I’m excited to signify Canada and meet all the opposite groups from all over the world.”
All Feminine Grounds Crew – Greenville, N.C.
The 2022 Little League Softball World Collection was full of pleasure because of the proficient play of 12 collaborating groups within the occasion’s second yr in Greenville. Nonetheless, it was the gamers who have been cheering through the last days of motion, recognizing a bunch of 16 volunteers who made historical past within the 48-year historical past of the sequence: an All-Feminine Grounds Crew.
“We wish to present these ladies that you are able to do something. It doesn’t matter who you might be or the place you’re from, you come out right here and do these jobs, and perhaps when your softball profession ends, you’ll be able to nonetheless say concerned. As a result of a number of these ladies did play softball, and that is their method of staying concerned and related to the game.” – Cheryl Miller
Stefania Vitaliani – Emilia Romagna Little League (Bologna, Italy)
Serving to to steer the workforce from Bologna, Italy, on the Little League Softball World Collection, Stefania Vitaliani of the Emilia Romagna Little League and her District Administrator, Loredana Auletta, have deep roots within the softball neighborhood and hope to proceed to encourage extra ladies to get entangled with the game.
“As a result of we love this sport, we do all we are able to do to make this vital. It’s not nearly educating them how one can play however train them how one can be on the sphere with the others. That is an expertise for them to be taught and signify Italy on the planet.”
Along with all of the unbelievable people and teams above, the Summer season of 2022 was additionally touted because the “Summer season of Softball” with dwell motion at each stage from Little League to the professionals of Athletes Limitless coated throughout the ESPN household of networks.
Little League additionally proudly honored Negros Occidental Little League, the Asia-Pacific Area Champion out of Bacolod Metropolis, Philippines, with the 2022 Ladies with Sport Staff Sportsmanship Award after displaying sportsmanship each on and off the sphere all through its time in Greenville, North Carolina.
In the course of the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball World Collection, Little League additionally acknowledged its Little League Group Heroes of the Yr, together with three Ladies with Sport who took dwelling the inaugural honor.
About Ladies with Sport
Launched in 2019, the Little League® Ladies with Sport Initiative is devoted to honoring all of the women and girls who’ve made the Little League program what it’s immediately and people who encourage the long run technology of feminine individuals at each stage. From written tales and have movies to inspiring quotes and photographs throughout all its digital media platforms, the Ladies with Sport initiative celebrates the memorable moments, thrilling occasions, and galvanizing people all through the Little League Baseball and Softball program all yr lengthy. Every March, in coordination with Nationwide Girls’s Historical past Month, Little League celebrates its personal ladies’s historical past with Ladies with Sport Month throughout all its social media channels and at LittleLeague.org/GirlsWithGame. Assist us share your inspirational Ladies with Sport tales by utilizing #GirlsWithGame and by tagging @LittleLeague on Fb, Twitter, and Instagram.