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Miss Shen Softball - Clifton Park, NY

Miss Shen Softball - Clifton Park, NY


Jerry Lauver believed that athletics, first and foremost, were meant to be enjoyed; that the final numbers on the scoreboard were not the full measure of the meaning of the contest. Not that he didn’t also enjoy winning; he was as spirited a competitor as there ever was in our league. It was the fatherly approach he took with his team, and the enthusiastic, uplifting and joyful approach he brought to the diamond, that made him a great coach and endeared him to all players. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of fielding, throwing and hitting, Jerry implored his girls to root for each other, support each other as he supported them, and to encourage one another when the chips were down. He was a patient and knowledgeable mentor who believed in giving every girl an equal chance to play and equal time to develop her skills on the field. The main request he had of his team was that they have fun. Jerry’s tireless, thoughtful and generous contributions to our league will long live in memory of Miss Shen Softball. ~~Sue Lauver

Each year, Miss Shen Softball recognizes a Miss Shen volunteer who has contributed in a significant way to the Miss Shen Softball league. The award is dedicated to Jerry Lauver, an exceptional coach and volunteer, who represented the spirit of effective, caring coaching that epitomized the model volunteer. His dedication, warm spirit and kind heart touched all who knew him. The award, which is presented at opening ceremonies has been awarded to:

  • 2023 - Not given
  • 2022 - Not given
  • 2021 – Ali LaRue
  • 2020 – Andy Stadel
  • 2019 – Not given
  • 2018 – Brian and Debbie Rivers
  • 2017 – Amy Banagan
  • 2016 – Joe Fuda
  • 2015 – Greg Manning
  • 2014 – Bob Tudor
  • 2013 – Anthony Lancellotti
  • 2012 – Pete Lilholt Jr.
  • 2011 – Rich Ciulla
  • 2010 – Al Lam
  • 2009 – Bob Pignatelli
  • 2008 – Dan Scuderi
  • 2007 – Monica Traver
  • 2006 – Anthony Lancellotti / Ray Clemente
  • 2005 – Not given
  • 2004 – Not given
  • 2003 – Bruce Pienkoski

Nominate a volunteer for the Jerry Lauver award –CLICK HERE


Miss Shen Softball
P.O. Box 724 
Clifton Park, New York 12065

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