1982 Elmvale Angels Softball Team | Springwater Sports Heritage Hall Of Fame

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1982 Elmvale Angels Softball Team

Induction Award

For eight triumphant years the Elmvale Angels Ladies Softball Team outperformed their competitors to develop into a celebrated baseball dynasty. Throughout the period from 1977 to 1984 an unsurpassed number of Tournament, League and Playoff Championships were accomplished and became the team’s only accepted outcome.  In 1982 their highest ranking achievement was realized when they won the PWSA Senior Tier II Provincial Championship and became a Tier I National Championship Qualifier.
Front: Angela Hummelink, Billie Jo Player, Jodie Player, Annette Craddock Middle: Bonnie Van Casteren, Debbie Charman, Angela Kirton, Kelly Grantham, Debbie Smith, Barb Parker, Trish Downey Back: Tom McLennan, Brenda Posie, Joan Player, Jean Fox, Linda Watson, JoAnne McGinnis, Brenda Columbus, Anna Storie, John Brown Abs: Carole Petit

Member Details

Category:  Teams
Induction Year:  2018
Sport: Softball
Nominator(2):  Angela Kirton and Barbara Brinkmann
Association: Provincial Women’s Softball Association (P.W.S.A)
Category: Tier II Division
Team Name: Elmvale Angels
Achievement: Provincial Championship
Year of Achievement: 1982


     ♦  PWSA All-Ontario Champions Senior Tier II ...more highlights


In 1982, the hard work of the past five years paid off ...more narrative

Heritage Material:

Additional material on the Angels is available in the Heritage Section of the website


Joan Player, Manager and President of the team, ...more anecdotes


The Angels have proved that a small town can compete ...more quotes


Special thank you to Jo-Anne McGinnis, Angela Kirton and Trish Campbell (Downey) for the compilation of material for the Induction information as well as the special Elmvale Angels section in the Heritage portion of the Springwater Sports Heritage website chronicling all years of the Elmvale Angels dynasty. 


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