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Sergeant at Arms (Parliamentarian)
Alicia A, Jesters – candidate:
I was pleasantly surprised and honored to have been nominated for the position of Sergeant of Arms by Liz Asborno. I was pleased to be nominated because I realized how much I care about the league. I have been part of the league for many years, playing for five different teams, which currently includes the Jesters. It is important to me that the league continues to be a diverse, positive and social community, an enjoyable softball experience for all, and an organization people want to be a part of.
During my early years playing in the league, I served as our team’s Board Representative. I have also served on the league fundraising committee that held several events, one including a league crab feed.I am currently a teacher and have experience with organizing, maintaining, and creating systems, conducting meetings,and effectively communicating. I was previously employed as an Executive Admin for a non-profit.
I would be both humbled and appreciative of your vote to serve as Sergeant of Arms for the San Jose Women’s Softball League.
Brandi T, Unladylike – candidate:
I started playing softball as a young child, playing travel ball, high school and collegiate level. Joined SJWSL around 2007 for approximately 5 years, playing with Unladylike before taking some time off to focus on raising my daughter. Rejoined the league as a Tipsy Unicorn and then an Oddballer just before the COVID pandemic, and have continued on with Unladylike since then.
I believe the experiences I’ve gained playing in both the C and D division over the years affords me the appropriate acumen and insight to be an effective Executive Board member for SJWSL, our players and community. Professionally – I have worked as a Paralegal for 14 years and have served as a PTA Fundraising Chair and Event Planner/Coordinator for 5 years. The experience of serving in a legal work environment and in a volunteer group, would allow me to carry out the essential functions of keeping order and business moving forward for SJWSL. And doing so with professional and direct candor is how I would approach the opportunity should you elect me for the role. Thank you for considering me!
Nik L, Bad A$$ Badgers, Board rep/mamanger for Badgers – candidate:
Who is Nik? I am me; outgoing, determined, competitive and straightforward to the point. I have played softball and other team sports since I was 5 or 6 years old. Like others, softball has been the driving force for me creating sportsmanship, encouragement and guidance to teammates.
I have been a part of SJWSL for 18 years as a player, a coach, team manager and on the board as Vice Commissioner of the D division. I volunteer for different events and support whenever possible. This sounds odd, but this league was there for me when I needed an outlet and has become my forever softball family.
I am running for the Sergeant in Arms position on the board so I can bring a non biased voice to the table, to help grow the league, support and challenge those who choose to push the boundaries.
Jen D, Llamas – Incumbent
I am your current league Treasurer running for re-election. I am the team manager for the Spitting Llamas. I joined SJWSL in 2010 during a major transitional time in my life. It was a lifesaver for me. I felt so welcomed by everyone in the league, and it led me to my now wife! In 2012 I became Treasurer, for what I thought would be a short duration of time. But here I am, still in the role. What I love most about my role – the people. I love being able to get to know players in our league; through league fundraisers, being ELOD, or at sign-up days – it’s the most rewarding part of being on the board.
Thinking about re-election, there are many reasons to remain on this board. The league is beginning to grow again, and I want to continue to do my part growing our league. Additionally, I feel like I have unfinished business. I am currently in the process of changing our league’s status to a full non-profit status. I am excited to continue to help our league grow not only with teams and players, but within our community once our new status is approved.
Note: Only players on C teams participate in the field vote for Vice Comm of C
Vice Commissioner of C Division
Cynthia S, Sidewinders – incumbent:
Starting at a young age, softball has been instrumental in my life, connecting me with life long friends turned family. Playing since 5, and with SJWSL since 2010, I have a strong understanding of the games fundamentals. I began playing in this league because I wanted somewhere safe to play with other women.
I’ve been Vice Commissioner of the C Division since 2017, with the goal of growing the league and C Division, to review our processes and rules, and to bring better connection between SJWSL and ASANA i feel I’ve done well, there is still work to be done. I was a driving force for SJWSL’s first tournament fundraiser in 20 years, turning a strong profit for the league and spreading league visibility.
Professionally, my background is in Human Resources. I believe in respectful, empathetic, professional decorum. I value differences of opinion, and believe it helps everyone grow. I’ve served as a volunteer in government, hospitality and social welfare, affording the experiences of working with diverse groups in a not for profit setting.
This league and the various events that we offer, bring us together as a family, through thick and thin. I want to continue fostering that environment.
Jess C, Tacos N’ Tequila, Board rep/manager for TNT – candidate:
I’ve been playing softball for 20 years and I’m proud to be a transgender ASANA athlete. I’ve participated in 3 ASANA World Series, and won the most recent World Series. I manage TNT, I assist with Nitro, and I regularly run practices for 15+ players from both teams. I’ve been a member of the SJWSL board for 5 years and I represented our league as the ASANA Delegate in DC last year. I’ve regularly volunteered for sign-up days and other events in this league since joining in 2017.
I believe that our executive board should consist of people who support the inclusivity of transgender players. If elected, I plan to ensure players of all identities feel welcome, including players of any sexual orientation or ethnicity who are currently or were formerly identified as female (trans men, non-binary, and all women). My passion for inclusivity is why I participate in so many of our league’s events, especially events geared towards outreach. I have received feedback from many trans and gender non conforming players that my presence at their sign up day is what made them feel welcome. I hope to have an even larger impact when elected to the executive board.
Please note, due to our agreed upon ranking system, the rankings built-in to the site are not accurate.
The information in this post is the source of truth for team standings for all divisions.
Here are the team standings for all games this season
1 Speedy Honu, 12
2 Unladylike, 11
3 Sidewinders, 11
4 Oddballers, 10
A tiebreaker had to be used for Sidewinders vs Unladylike, and the calculation is as follows:
Points scored, tied 11 points
Head-to-head, tied 1 win 1 loss
Least runs allowed overall, Sidewinders: 149 Unladylike: 142
D Division (ranked by points per qualifying game):
1 Spitting Llamas, 2
2 Fire Breathing Pink Flamingos, 1.5
3 Bad A$$ Badgers, 1.25
4 Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, 1.22
5 Heavy Hitters, 0.77
6 Tacos N’ Tequila, 0.75
7 Sluggers, 0.5
8 Jesters, 0