Monday, June 5

    CVC Softball Preview


    With the 2021 season underway, Chagrin Valley Conference softball teams are playing their first games in nearly two years.

    Each coach was polled for their opinion on how the divisional races will shake out this season.

    Below, when available, are the results of the preseason coaches’ poll.


    Only one coach submitted a preview questionnaire; teams listed in alphabetical order

    • Beachwood
    • Chagrin Falls
    • Harvey
    • Hawken
    • Orange


    1. Perry
    2. Edgewood
    3. Lakeside
    4. Geneva
    5. Grand Valley

    Preseason All-Conference Team

    • Pitcher: Faith Hartman, Perry
    • Catcher: Nicole Lemponen, Lakeside
    • 1B: Kalee Grimmett, Lakeside
    • 2B: Elle Infalvi, Perry
    • SS: Sidney Griffith, Lakeside
    • 3B: Emma Pietrzak, Perry
    • OF: Sydney Moon, Perry
    • OF: Daliz Alvarez, Geneva
    • OF: Kaitlyn Ezzone, Edgewood
    • Utility: Julie Sloan, Edgewood

    MVP Favorites

    • Faith Hartman, Perry
    • Sidney Griffith, Lakeside


    1. Independence
    2. Cuyahoga Heights
    3. Trinity
    4. Lutheran West
    5. Brooklyn

    Preseason All-Conference Team

    • Pitcher: Ashleigh Porter, Independence
    • Catcher: Cayla Mazzone, Independence
    • 1B: Summer Wrobel, Trinity
    • 2B: Camryn Dorris, Trinity
    • SS: Kristen Zak, Lutheran West
    • 3B: Sydney Dyer, Cuyahoga Heights
    • OF: Maddie Vance, Cuyahoga Heights
    • OF: Sophie George, Independence
    • OF: Jesse Novak, Cuyahoga Heights
    • Utility: Katie Ziegler, Trinity

    MVP Favorites

    • Ashleigh Porter, Independence
    • Kristen Zak, Lutheran West
    • Katie Ziegler, Trinity


    1. Crestwood
    2. Wickliffe
    3. Berkshire
    4. West Geauga
    5. Kirtland
    6. Cardinal

    Preseason All-Conference Team

    • Pitcher: Mikayla Berquist, Crestwood
    • Catcher: Mia Welms, Wickliffe
    • 1B: Hailey Keller, Cardinal
    • 2B: Courtney Czekaj, Berkshire
    • SS: Shae Malone, West Geauga
    • 3B: Maci Head, Crestwood
    • OF: Angie Romano, Berkshire
    • OF: Malia Becker, Kirtland
    • OF: Laylah Ruscin, Wickliffe
    • Utility: Tara Gall, West Geauga

    MVP Favorites

    • Mia Welms, Wickliffe
    • Macie Head, Crestwood
    • Tara Gall, West Geauga
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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