2016 Ross Award Recipients Peter Sposito(left) and Trevor Boyaji(right) are pictured holding their Awards with President at the recent annual Glastonbury Little League Baseball Awards Night
Little League Night Features Richard Ross Memorial Award
Glastonbury Little League recently held its annual Awards Night where its six District All Stars and two Travel Stars teams were recognize for their fine and competitive performance in the 2016 post season tournament play. Also recognized were the Majors Division’s recipients of the League’s Sportsmanship Awards. The ceremony featured two other awards. The Tracey Umpire Award given to honor the best performance and dedication by a developing youth umpire which was won by Grady Murphy
Capping the night was the Richard H. Ross Memorial Award in honor of the late Richard Roll, a significant founding member of Glastonbury Little League. The Award is given to a Coach nominated graduating Majors Division player who demonstrated sportsmanship, love of the game of baseball, being a great teammate, leadership and respect for opponents and umpires. For the 2016 season, two of the nominated players were selected to receive the award, Trevor Boyaji and Peter Sposito.
Team Wilcox Realty Coach Dormer Stephen noted in his nomination that Trevor Boyaji worked hard in the off season to improve his game and “he was the first to pick up a teammate when something went wrong” In his nomination of Peter Sposito, Team Andersen-Meyer Insurance Coach, Matt March, stated, “I believe our kids were happy to know Peter was there because they had someone to lean on, a mentor that would be there for them if something did not go right.” League President, Don Longtin added, “In a sea of wonderful Glastonbury kids that we are blessed to have in our program, these two amazing young men typify the best of the best. Dick Ross would have been so proud of them as we all are”.