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WMWBL to host open tryouts for 2015 season on June 4

Date: 5/22/2015

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – The Western Massachusetts Women’s Basketball League (WMWBL) announced that they will conduct open tryouts June 4 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Gym, 50 Parker St., East Longmeadow.

Last year there were many talented players who were standouts in high school and college.  

These included players like Alicia Ratcliff, who was a 1,000 point scorer for Agawam High School and Division 3 Northeast NCAA rookie of the year at Framingham State, and Alyssa Darling, a 1,000 scorer from Palmer High School and current starting point guard for Westfield State University.

“There are players from New York who travel to play in this league who play Division 2 college ball and have played in NCAA tournament,” Ed Guczek, coach and board member, said.

“This league is committed to the development of women’s basketball,” he continued. “We encourage players to try out and play organized competitive summer basketball.”

Last year there were players from New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut that played in the WMWBL.

This year there are players from New Hampshire also committing.

This year high school juniors and seniors will be allowed to try out.

WMWBL is dedicated to the enrichment of Women’s Basketball.      

“There are many men’s leagues but very few in the area for women,” Hugo Mariani, coach and board member, said. “ We want to reach out to the women in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut who are looking to play competitive basketball.”

Anyone who may be interested should contact Ed Guczek at 244-2579 or, or Hugo Marini at 505-9532.