Parker Ford, PA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011
Longstreth Sporting Goods today announced that Veronica “Ronnie” Maurek, its Softball Manager, is retiring from the Company effective this month. Ms. Maurek joined Longstreth 20 years ago in 1991 to start and build the fastpitch softball business.
“I am proud of my 20 years of service at Longstreth, and earlier my ability to coach and play softball,” said Ms. Maurek. “I deeply value the relationships I have built within the softball world during my career. At this point in my life, however, I am ready for a new chapter and to spend as much time as possible with my family.”
“Ronnie has made an immeasurable contribution to Longstreth, and, more importantly, the sport of fastpitch softball,” said John Schaefer, Longstreth’s co-owner. “She is truly a pioneer in building the softball business at Longstreth, one of the first of its kind in the United States. Ronnie has done an unbelievable job translating her love for the game into a business that is 100% committed to providing young female athletes the best equipment, clothing and footwear so they can compete effectively. I want to thank Ronnie for her amazing efforts over the last 20 years.”
Before coming to Longstreth, Ms. Maurek started the softball program at Temple University in 1974, where she became one of the first full time coaches in Temple history, also coaching the women’s basketball team from 1974 to 1978. She coached softball at Temple for 17 years, amassing 300 wins and numerous conference titles. Prior to Temple, Ms. Maurek enjoyed a long and distinguished All American playing career at the women’s major fastpitch level, and led multiple ASA teams to state and regional championships. Incredibly, Ms. Maurek is a member in athletic Hall of Fames for Lehigh Valley Softball and Basketball, Allentown Central Catholic, East Stroudsburg University, the Philadelphia ASA, and most recently the Pennsylvania ASA.
Longstreth Women's Sports has been dedicated for more than 30 years to encouraging and developing women’s sports. While specializing in Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Fastpitch Softball, Longstreth can outfit almost any team or athlete. Located about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, PA, Longstreth supplies equipment, footwear, uniforms and training gear for female athletes across the United States. Visit Longstreth at http://www.longstreth.com to see the full selection of products.