Each year, WHLL recognizes players, coaches, and volunteers who go above and beyond by demonstrating sportsmanship, volunteering their time on and off the field, and helping to promote the league's Positive Coaching Alliance goals.
Each year, WHLL recognizes one 12-year old from each Major's Division team who is a hard worker in practice and games, is an enthusiastic player, supports their teammates, puts the team's goal ahead of personal goals, displays good sportsmanship, and enjoys playing the game of baseball.
2019 - Armen Arakelian, Jordan Baitch, Calvin Cianflone, Sean Fay, Carter Ivens, Ben Kirschner, Charlie Muro and Cameron Thomas
2018 - Jacob Giangreco, Ben Gwiazdoski, Nick Hall, Conner Mayr, Adam Merritt, Rune Moyer, Henry O'Connor and Lucas Pyrro
2017 - Joe Dooley, Connor Lafferty, Tommy LaSpada, Carter Morton, Willie Patchen, Grant Walters, Michael Weiss
2016 - Nick Udell, Joey LaSpada, James McPhee, Jack Wenz, Cayden Goldberg, Josh Castro, Aidan Dorian, Alex Bolio, Patrick Hemingway, and Gavin Belcher
2015 - Alex Mogel, Justin Albee, Oliver Woodward, Sean Guevera, Max Hassan, Paul Verner, Brian Puleo, Luis Vargas, Emmett Coco, and Patrick Sullivan
Each year, WHLL recognizes one 12-year-old from the Major's Division who has shown improvement throughout their years in the league, listens, learns from coaches, has demonstrated team leadership, and is respectful of coaches, teammates and the game.
2019 - Calvin Cianflone
2018 - Lucas Pyrro
2017 - Carter Morton & Michael Weiss
2016 - James McPhee
2015 - Sean Guevera
This annual award goes to a person in the WHLL who exemplifies and follows the mission of the WHLL, which is set forth below, adheres to the concept of "everybody plays," and understands that a major goal of the WHLL is not to develop hall of fame players but to develop life long fans of the game of baseball.
It is the mission of West Hartford Little League to provide an opportunity for all West Hartford boys and girls ages 5 through 12 to participate meaningfully in the sport of baseball,to learn the rules and strategies of the game, to learn sportsmanship and respect for their fellow players and coaches and to have fun.The West Hartford Little League recognizes that the best interests of the children should be of primary importance and the League should be structured and operated in such a manner so that it is fair to all children and coaches involved.
This awards is given by the league's founders Scott, Mark & Ronit
2018 - Jon Coss and Dan Weiss
2017 - John Kumpa
2016 - Rob Howe
2015 - John Kumpa and Ed Pyrro
2014 - Jeff Eden and Jim Wimpe
2013 - Danielle Weiss
2012 - Joe Giangreco
Heart & Soul Award
This annual award goes to a WHLL volunteer who goes above and beyond their designated duties, whose services to the league come straight from the heart and soul, and whose personal interests are always subordinate to the best interests of the league. Ronit Shoham, a founder of the league, and who epitomizes the heart and soul of the league, is the impetus behind this award.
2018 - Mary Himmelstein and Ed Pyrro
2017 - Jeff Cianflone, Scott LaRock and Ed Lafferty
2016 - Dan LaBreck and Kevin Bracken
2015 - Scott LaRock and Maribeth Navin
2014 - John Wenz
2013 - Jeff Cianflone and Joe Teodoro
2012 - Mike Cass and Mike Lage
This annual award goes to a person in the WHLL whose hard work, dedication and attention to detail is above and beyond normal expectations. This award is given in honor of Mark Baral, a Founder and long time Treasurer of the WHLL.
2018 - Dave Goldberg and Chris Nelson
2017 - Scott MacGilpin, John LaSpada and AJ Lemieux
2016 - Johnathan Coss & Scott MacGilpin
2015 - John LaSpada
2014 - Danielle Weiss
2013 - Doug Newhouse
2012 - Mike Fox
This annual award goes to a person in the WHLL who exemplifies, follows and implements the the principals of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and who understands that the score of a game is clearly secondary to the adherence to PCA principals.
2018 - Lee Gold, Matt Gwiazdoski, Ken Horenstein and Chelsea Turner
2017 - Brian Berry, Jon Coss and Chris Cykley
2016 - John LaSpada
2015 - Brian Heaney
2014 - Andrew Golden & Joe Giangreco
2013 - Jeff Bridgman
2012 - Matt Brucell