Saporito (Columbus) named CNC Coach of the Year

Aimee Saporito led the Titans to their first ever CNC league championship.

COLUMBUS, Kan. – Columbus High School head softball coach Aimee Saporito has been named the CNC Coach of the Year.

“It means a lot,” Saporito says, “There are a lot of great coaches in our league. The thought that they would vote for me means a lot.”

Saporito led the Titans to an 18-3 overall record this spring, and their first ever CNC league title.

“It was big. That was definitely one of our goals, as it is for every team going into the year. It was something we knew was attainable, but it was something we knew we would have to work for,” she says of the team winning the league championship, “Everyone says it’s one of the toughest leagues in the state, and you can see that by Frontenac going and winning the state championship. So…it’s tough.”

In addition to Saporito earning Coach of the Year honors – eight Columbus players earned All-CNC recognition.

“You always want to get all of them on there. You hate to leave one off…but it was a big deal for us,” Saporito says, “Through the past several years it’s been a struggle to get one or two of them on there, let alone eight of them. I truly believe they deserve it and they worked hard for it.”

1st team All-CNC (*-Unanimous)

P Graci Major (Columbus)*

P Lexi Robinson (Girard)

P Aubree Saporito (Columbus)

C Kaitlyn Hayslip (Frontenac)

INF Heather Arnett (Frontenac)*

INF Erin Anderson (Girard)*

INF Jailyn Rodriguez (Columbus)

INF Mia Sarwinski (Galena)

OF Emmaline Senecaut (Girard)*

OF Blayze McNemar (Galena)*

OF Abi Beaman (Frontenac)

2nd team All-CNC

P Maddy Cole (Galena)

P Mia Brown (Frontenac)

P Halle Panter (Baxter Springs)

C Addi Saporito (Columbus)

INF KT Lopp (Columbus)

INF Lily Mooney (Columbus)

INF Hattie Pyle (Frontenac)

INF Kenadee Rhinehart (Baxter Springs)

OF Katie Simpson (Columbus)

OF Bailey Troike (Girard)

OF Raegan Pitts (Baxter Springs)

Honorable Mention All-CNC

P Avery Johnson (Frontenac)

C Lea McGown (Girard)

C Sidney Hailey (Baxter Springs)

INF Lauren Yaghmour (Colgan)

OF Torey Tedlock (Columbus)

OF Chloe Harnar (Galena)