Home Page for Team Nitro Long Island 18U Select - A Team of Future Stars

For the 2016-17 season, this team will be Managed by Jimmy Rogers and assisted by Mike Glaser. The team will be under the Head Coaching direction of Christina Rizzacasa and Sofia Evangelistia, two Juniors who play softball at NYIT. The team will focus tremendously on growing and developing the players skill set through college like practices while playing in numerous 18U tournaments in and around the grater NY area.  Efforts will focus on exposing the players/team to the College recruiting process by playing in selected College Showcase tournaments in addition to the Play-to-Win tournaments. 



TNLI 18U Select - Congratulations to the following for being selected for the 2016-17 Season


 Player Name




Marissa Buchanan 21 C/OF   Bayport
Gianna Conetta 8 OF Massapequa
Alaina DePasquale 3 MIF  Commack
Gianna DiGiovanni 22 P/2B W. Hempstead
Sarah Glaser 27 MIF/OF  Melville
Hailey Heid 12 MIF  Greenlawn
Andrea Lichas 4 OF/2B St James
Victoria Nowak 17 P/2B N. Massapequa
Ashley Rogers 16 1B Dix Hills
Marie Sapp-Goleski 33 MIF/OF Commack


Team Contact Details

TNLI 18U Select

           Manager:  Jimmy Rogers 
                    Cell:  631-559-7833
                    Email: jlrpa65@gmail.com


            Co-Head Coach: Christina Rizzacasa

                    Email: crizzaca@nyit.edu

           Co-Head Coach: Sofia Evangelista
                    Email: sevang02@nyit.edu

           Coach:  Mike Glaser 
                    Cell:  631-335-878
                    Email: deniseglaser@optonline.net



TNLI 16U Gold - Scarsdale 16U Champs!

Congrats to TNLI 16U Gold for taking 1st place in the Scarsdale 16U Tourney the weekend of October 17 & 18. They went a perfect 7 and 0 in a route to the 1st place prize. Awesome job ladies!!!!

TNLI 16U Gold - USSSA 2015 Labor Day Champs

Congratulations to TNLI 16U Gold for taking first place in the USSSA Labor Day Tourney the weekend of Sept 5 & 6 2015. After seating 6th out of Saturday, the team got down to business on Sunday when it counts the most. In their first game of he day, they beat the Hampton Riptide 5 to 1 putting them into the semi finals against the LI Surge Black who they proceeded to handle with ease beating them in a run rule 11 - 0. This set up a match up in the Finals against the Bluefire Fastpitch.

The contest was a tightly contested game as 16U Gold was denied the lead in the 3rd inning with a runner getting gunned down at the plate. In the fourth inning, Bluefire clawed out two runs to take the lead into the top of the 7th. Nitro had runners on first and third with 2 outs and 2 strikes on Angela Barberis, who calmly roped a line drive into the right center field gap for a 3 run home run and the lead. In the bottom of the 7th, Bluefire was able to even it all up putting the game into extra innings and International Tiebreaker scenario.

Nitro was able to plate 3 runs in the top of the 8th, capped off by a Danielle Miller, 2 out double to score the last 2 runs to give Nitro a 6 to 3 lead and after 3 quick outs in the bottom of the 8th the Championship as well. It was a great display of the confidence and never quit attitude that this team has developed under the guidance of Head Coach Dayna White.

TNLI 16U Elite - Takes 2nd Place at the Summer Sizzler Tourney

Congrats to TNLI 16U Elite for taking 2nd place in the Sumemr Sizzler Tourney the weekend of July 18 & 19th. Another fantastic showing for a team that has been finishing at the top of every tourney they have played in this year. This bodes well for them as they enter the USSSA 16U B World Series in Connecticut the week of July 26th. Good luck ladies and keep up the great work!!!


TNLI 16U - Takes 1st Place at the Scarsdale 16U Tourney

Congrats to TNLI 16U Elite for their 1st place finish at the Scarsdale 16U Tourney the weekend of June 27 & 28th. 

TNLI 16U Takes 2nd Place at the USSSA Memorial Day Classic

Congrats to TNLI 16U Elite for placing runner up at the USSSA Memorial Day Classic tourney the weekend of May 23rd, 24th and 25th. They lost in the finals in an epic game against the TC Tremors - LI team in a 9 inning International Tie break scenario that saw both teams seesawing back and forth with Nitro losing an extremely hard fought battle.