Since its start as a 9U team, the Sage 2006 team has focused on developing smart players with solid softball skills who like the game and support each other. The coaches understand that softball is more than outs and runs: it's a team activity that should lead to improved relational thinking, strategic awareness, and personal confidence. We focus on relationships first, wins second, while observing that the latter often follows the former. Sage 2006 is competing at the 14U B level this season.
Coach Flannery has been coaching AGSA house, all-star or Sage 2006 softball since 2012. While she does not like to lose, she cares more about the kids as people than players. Her expectations are high. Her practices are a little bit fun.
Coach West is a defensive mastermind who promotes a smart, confident approach to the ball. Something he says often: Breathe out. Something he does often: Make the girls laugh.
Coach Giambalvo does everything! A former football player, he preaches focus, hard work, and constant improvement. But what he likes best about this team is that they like each other, support each other, and enjoy being together.
#2 Eleni Guerrera
#3 Mercer Colby
#6 Milena West
#7 Fae Butler
#8 Emily Keefe
#10 Eleanor Whitehouse
#11 Margaret Flannery-Goodman
#13 Taylor Walsh
#14 Sophia Giambalvo
#17 Grace Rutherford
#24 Audrey Pocrass
#27 Kelly Chmiel
#99 Devyn Carlson
Arlington Sage 2006 was awarded runner-up in USA Softball’s Cottontail Classic, after going 3-0 on Saturday. (Bracket play was canceled.) The team relied on a quartet of pitchers: Kelly Chmiel, Devyn Carlson, Emily Keefe and Mercer Colby. Two players — Margaret Flannery-Goodman and Milena West — batted over .500. This is Sage 2006’s third tournament of the spring, and they have not yet finished below third place.
Arlington Sage 06 finished third in the 14U Open division at the NSA SixFour3 Championship Cup (3/20-21). The team went 3-0 in pool play on Saturday, outscoring their opponents 32-10. Across 3 games, five players each hit over .500 (Eleanor Whitehouse, Audrey Pocrass, Eleni Guerrera, Taylor Walsh and Kelly Chimiel). On Sunday, Sage won its' first game 4-3 with RBIs from Margaret Flannery-Goodman, Devyn Carlson and Pocrass, with outstanding defensive play by Emily Keefe. Despite extraordinary effort by pitcher Chimiel across 7 innings, Sage lost 1-2 in the semifinal game.
Arlington Sage 2006 took first place in its first tournament this spring, the Early Bird Shootout in Richmond. The offense outscored its opponents 22-8, powered by Margaret Flannery-Goodman (five RBIs), Devyn Carlson (four RBIs) and Taylor Walsh (three RBIs.) Great pitching helped too!
Sage 14U - Flannery plays hard all weekend to finish as Runners-up in the USSSA Fear the Fastpitch 14U Open tournament on September 19-20 in Virginia - Way to go, Sage!