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Where Are They Now - 2003:
Stories of past Softball World Series players.

Jaclyn Traina and Ryan Iamurri who played on the Naples team in the 2003 final vs Waco are playing for the #1 ranked University of Alabama softball team ( http://www.rolltide.com/sports/w-softbl/alab-w-softbl-body.html ). They will be in your back yard next week when Alabama plays Oregon on March 13th  and at Portland St. on the 14th. They are two of  fortunate few to play in the Little League and College World Series. Jaclyn was 2011- 1st team Division1 All-American at Alabama last year and the teams number 1 pitcher with a 10-0 record this year. Ryan is hitting .400  with some playing time on a team filled with .450 to .500 hitters.
Robert Iamurri

I played in the 2003 LLWS. I have continued playing softball and Little League was a big factor in developing my love and passion for softball. I have traveled to many states over the past several years to compete in national tournaments for ASA softball but the LLWS here in Portland was and is still a highlight of my softball career. There is nothing better than playing in your home town and having the "community" come out and support your team.  Playing in the LLWS was a once in a lifetime experience and I will  always cherish that week of meeting and playing with players from all over the world. I went on to play for 4 years at Jesuit High School and was the varsity catcher all four years receiving all league first team honors and all state first team honors for 2008 and 2009. I was honored to be part of Jesuit's softball team as they won their first state championship for softball in 2006.  For summer ball I have played  for the NW Bullets's Gold team the last four years and our team has competed at the Gold National Championships held at the Hall Of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City the past two seasons and will again travel there to compete this August 2009. Upon my return from Gold Nationals I will begin college at Georgetown University in  Washington DC where I will study Health Sciences and l continue to play softball in the Big East conference.I am truly thankful to be able to still be playing a game that I love after all these years and I give LL a lot of credit in helping to establish the "love of the game" in me at an early age. Shikara Lowe

Colleen Orsborn Upper Darby Little League, East, 2003. Since the Little League World Series, I have continued to play softball without interruption.  I have played all through high school at Archbishop Prendergast High School. I played on the varsity team and was an All-Catholic, All Delco player in both my senior and junior year.  I also pursued an avid All Star Cheerleading career winning two national titles and another appearance on ESPN in another sport. This year, 2009, I am beginning my college career at Widener University for nursing and will be playing softball for them also. I will always remember my time at the 2003 Little League World Series. Even though we all have gone our separate ways, we remain bonded and still feel that connection whenever we see each other.   I look forward to the days when I can tell my children about my experience at the Alpenrose Stadium and all the wonderful people I met there.  I also share a bond with my mom since she was the manager of the team that went to the Little League World Series and we always reminisce about that summer and all the great memories we have.   Thank you for being a cherished memory of my childhood.
Jenn Nance-  Upper Darby Little League, East, 2003. Since the Little League Softball World Series in 2003 I have continued to play softball with great passion. I played all through high school at Archbishop Prendergast High School, making my varsity team in my sophomore year. In my sophomore year of high school I started to  play for the tournament team the Delco Diamonds which was based out of Pennsylvania. I went on to win a couple tournaments with them and played up to the summer of 2009 with them. I started my college career in 2009 attending Widener University studying Early Childhood Educatin and Special Education. I play softball there now and I will be a junior there for the 2011-2012 school year. My freshmen year on the team I played in 11 games and I was named NFCA Academic All-America. My sophomore year on the team I was the starting center fielder and I was named to the second team All-Commonwealth Conference and I closed the year with a .330 batting average and finished first on the team for RBIs with 21. Academically I have a GPA of 3.4. My team at the Softball World Series has taught me that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. I love  Alpenrose Stadium and all the memories that is has given to me. I cannot wait to share my experiences with my children and maybe even one day be back there with one of my children. Even though me and my teammates have gone our separate ways I still play with one of the girls that was on the 2003 East team with me. That summer was probably one of the best summers I ever had especially since it was the last time my grandfather was able to see me play softball. Thank you for the wonderful memories I will be able.  to remember forever!

Frank Smith here, coach of Team Canada 2006.  I just wanted to report to you on the success of my daughters Janelle and Mckenzie who both had the great pleasure of playing on Team Canada in the Little League Softball World Series.
Janelle played in 2003.  Today she is a Junior at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas. She is on an athletic scholarship.  Last season she enjoyed more success than any other player from her college program, being named to the all-star team for both her conference and region!


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