Val Gaspirino was an exceptional all-around athlete who excelled at softball and soccer.
Before graduating from Windsor Locks High School in 1999, Val was voted all conference for multiple years in both sports.
Val was an outstanding soccer player in high school and college, but at WLHS it was softball where she made her mark.
Known for her ability to get on base and her speed on the bases, Val batted first and played shortstop for the Raiders.
She was voted all conference in softball her sophomore, junior and senior years. She also made All State in her junior and senior years.
She served as captain her senior year.
One of Val’s memories of her senior year was when the team won the softball league title in 1999. The game was held on the same day as the senior prom. After the victory, all the seniors went to the ball late, but it was well worth it!
Val later attended Saint Joseph’s College for 2 years where she played soccer and softball. Before she left the school she scored 23 goals for the soccer team, the 7th most in school history.
She also set the single season record for goals and points netting 12 goals and 8 assists, respectively the 10th and 8th highest totals in school history.
Val continued to excel at Eastern CT State University where she continued playing both sports and was voted an All-Conference shortstop and varsity letter winner.
Val is sharing her passion for athletics with a new generation as a middle school health and physical education at Timothy Edwards Middle School in South Windsor where she has coached both softball and soccer.
Her charges would do well to finish their athletic careers as decorated and successful as Val.