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SOFTBALL NZ - PLAYERS OF THE DECADES

3 Sep, 2012

World championship winning captains Mark Sorenson and Jarrad Martin have both been named players of the decades as Softball New Zealand celebrates its 75th jubilee.

Sorenson, who captained the Black Sox to world titles in 1996 and 2000, was voted the best male player for the 1987 to 1996 decade and Martin, captain of the team that won the world crown in 2004, for the period 1997 to 2006.

Honoured for the first decade of the game in New Zealand were Alf Jenkins and Eva Knight. The 1947-1956 decade winners were Brian Wareham and again Eva Knight.

Recognised for their dominance in the game for the 10 years from 1957 to 1966 was Bill Massey and Bev Makinson.

Knight was not the only player to be recognised for two decades with Kevin Herlihy taking out the award for the 1967 to 1976 and 1977 to 1986 decades.

The women’s player for the 1967-1976 decade was Marilyn Marshall and for the next decade Cheryl Kemp took the honours. The decade from 1987 to 1996 belonged to Gina Weber who preceded Rhonda Hira.

The two players to be recognised from 2007 to now were Thomas Makea, who has played in four world championships since 1996, and Michal Tangaroa, who has played in two world championships.
 
Decade Female Player of the Decade Decade Male Player of the Decade
1937-1946 Eva Knight 1937-1946 Alf Jenkins
1947-1956 Eva Knight 1947-1956 Brian Wareham
1957-1966 Bev Makinson 1957-1966 Bill Massey
1967-1976 Marilyn Marshall 1967-1976 Kevin Herlihy
1977-1986 Cheryl Kemp 1977-1986 Kevin Herlihy
1987-1996 Gina Weber 1987-1996 Mark Sorenson
1997-2006 Rhonda Hira 1997-2006 Jarrad Martin
2007-2012 Michal Tangaroa 2007-2012 Thomas Makea
 



SOFTBALL NZ HONOURS INFORMATION & CRITERIA TIME FRAMES FOR INFORMATION AND NOMINATIONS - 2019

 
(+ passed; * ISF Hall of Fame)

PATRONS 
 
Alfred Jenkins +
David T Howe +
Alf Whelan * +
Lyndsey Leask *
Roy Dalton +
Bob Leveloff
1951 - 1974
1975 - 1991
1991 - 1997
1997 - 2001
2001- 2017 
2018 - Present
 
PRESIDENTS
 
Alfred Jenkins +
Mick Zemba +
David Howe +
Alf Whelan * MBE +
Ray Weaver * +
Lyndsey Leask * QSM
Roy Dalton +
Robert Leveloff MNZM
Danae Goosman MNZM
Hilton Earley
Lynette Lockhart
Nicky Sherriff
1936 - 1950
1950 - 1951
1951 - 1972
1972 - 1983
1983 - 1993
1993 - 1997
1997 - 2000
2000 - 2006
2006 - 2010
2010 - 2013
2013 - 2016 
2016 - Present
 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
  
Baldwin, Kevin +
Bell, Athol +
Bell, Maurice 
Breen, Valmai 
Brewer, Don 
Brewer, Lou +
Brown, Alf +
Cameron, Reg +
Campbell, Naill +
Chapman, Joyce 
Cross, Joe +
Dalley, Lorraine
Davis, Coralie
Dyason, Elva +
Dyason, Ray 
Eager, John +
Fenton, Maurice 
Furlong, Ron +
Gerrie, Keith 
Gibb, L G +
Griffiths, Vicki
Hall, Arch  +
Hamilton, Esme 
Herbert, Les +
Humphreys, Jean + 
Humphreys, Raewyn 
Hutchings, Doreen +
Jellyman, Frank +
Jeromson, Frank +
Johnson, Jill 
Joseph, Rehe  +
Judson, Raewyn 
Karsten, Don 
Karsten, Elaine 
Kohlhase, Eric +
King, H C +
Latta, Graham 
Laws, Thomas 
McKeown, George +
Mack, Pene 
Matthews, Jack 
Morgan, Ken 
Mulholland, Jim +
Palmer, Ellis 
Phillips, Joyce +
Porteous, Seph +
Redshaw, Harry +
Rochford, Jack 
Rogers, Paul +
Rowse, Trevor +
Seeling, Cass 
Smith, Bill 
Smith, Stan E +
Smith, W E +
Sorenson, Maureen 
Wasson, Mary +
Yeates, Don +
Hutt Valley
Southland
Canterbury
Central Otago
Wanganui
Wanganui
Canterbury
Hutt Valley
Southland
Hawkes Bay
Southland
Wellington
Manawatu
Manawatu
Manawatu
Canterbury
Wellington
Hawkes Bay
North Harbour

Canterbury
Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland
West Coast
Hutt Valley
Otago
Waikato
North Harbour
Southland
Southland
Auckland

Southland
Wellington

Auckland
Waikato
North Harbour
Hutt Valley
West Coast
Canterbury
Waikato
Manawatu
Canterbury
Auckland
Auckland
Western BOP

Southland
Southland
Hutt Valley
Whangarei
Horowhenua

LIFE MEMBERS
 
Atkin, Harry + 
Bright, Emma  
Dalton, Roy +
Dolejs, Ed  
Eagar, Dale  
Ferguson, Merrell * 
Freeman, Don + 
Gibson, Jim + 
Goosman, Danae MNZM 
Hay, Rusty + 
Higgins, Paul + 
Howe, David + 
Jenkins, Alfred + 
Leask, Lyndsey * QSM
Leveloff, Robert MNZM 
Marshall, Gerry + 
Murphy, C (Mick) R + 
Pringle, Colin J + 
Sheilds, C (Tex) L + 
Sherriff, Nicky
Smith, Joyce + 
Tibbits, Ray  
Vincent, George * OBE +
Voyle, John T * MBE +
Weaver, Ray * +
Whelan, Alfred * MBE +
Wilson, William (Bill) H + 
 
Wellington
Auckland
Hutt Valley
Nelson
Canterbury
Hutt Valley
North Harbour
Canterbury
Canterbury
Wellington
Wellington
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Canterbury
North Harbour
Hutt Valley
Manawatu
Wellington
Canterbury
Canterbury
Southland
North Harbour
Wellington
Auckland
Wellington
Auckland
Hutt Valley

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Ed Dolejs

 
SOFTBALL NEW ZEALAND HALL OF FAME
 
1988
1988
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995
1996
1996
1996
1996
1997
1997
1997
1997
1997
1997
1997
1997
1998
1998
1998
1999
2000
2000
2000
2000
2001
2001
2001
2001
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
2004
2004
2004
2005
2005
2006
2006
2006
2006
2009
2009
2009
2010
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
2015
2015
2015
2015
2016
2016
2017
2017
2017
2017
Marilyn Marshall *
Bill Massey
Dennis Cheyne *
Ed Dolejs *
Kevin Herlihy * MBE + 
Terry Nunns *
Peter Priddey * +
Paul Rogers * +
Dave Sorenson *
Marie Ward *
Alf Whelan * MBE +
Harry Atkin +
Don Brewer
Rosina Fletcher +
Gerry Marshall +
Wayne Baldwin
Jan Foote
Irene Keating
Robyn Storer *
Owen Walford *
Ray Weaver * +
Charlie Phillips * +
Lester Baldwin * +
Merrell Ferguson *
Bev Makinson +
Jimmy Cotter +
Colin Ward * MNZM
Cheryl Kemp *
Lesley Monk *
Michael Nichols * 
Naomi Shaw * MNZM
Jane Earnshaw *
Dave McKerchar
Debbie Mygind
Martha Rush
Natalie Hazlewood
Esme Hamilton
John Joyce
Basil McLean
Michael Walsh * ONZM
Annie Lineham
Eddie Kohlhase * MNZM
Chubb Tangaroa * MNZM
Kere Johanson
Gina Weber * MNZM
Nardi Leonard
Russell Moffat *
Dean Rice
Wayne Saunders *
Rhonda Hira *
Helen Townsend
Michael White *
Ross Smith +
Steve Jackson
Dion Nukunuku
Char Pouaka
Mark Sorenson * MNZM
Fiona Timu *
Don Tricker * MNZM
Marty Grant
Jackie Smith
Wiremu Tamaki
Melisa Tupuivaou
Lyndsey Leask * QSM
Brian Wareham
Leslie King
Jarrad Martin * MNZM
Patrick Shannon
Travis Wilson
Wellington
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Nelson
Waikato
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Auckland
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Auckland
Wellington
Wanganui
Auckland
Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley
Hawkes Bay
Wellington
Canterbury
Hawkes Bay
Wellington
Wanganui
Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley
Canterbury
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Canterbury
Wellington
Wellington
Hutt Valley
Canterbury
Wellington
Auckland
Auckland
Canterbury
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Auckland / Bay of Plenty
Auckland
Hawkes Bay
Wellington
Wellington
Auckland
Canterbury
Auckland
Hutt Valley
Canterbury
Canterbury
Wellington
Hutt Valley
Auckland
Auckland
Canterbury
Hutt Valley
Auckland
Wellington
Nelson, Wellington, USA
Auckland, North Harbour
Wellington
Hutt Valley
Canterbury
Auckland, Wellington
Auckland
Wellington
Auckland
Canterbury
 
INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL FEDERATION HALL OF FAME
 
1985
1985
1987
1991
1991
1991
1991
1991
1993
1993
1993
1993
1997
1997
1997
1999
1999
1999
2001
2003
2003

2003
2003
2007
2007
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
2011
2011
2011
2013
2015
2015
2015

2017
2017
2017
George Vincent OBE + 
Alfred J Whelan MBE +
Marilyn Marshall
Kevin Herlihy MBE +
Terry Nunns
Paul Rodgers +
John Voyle MBE +
Marie Ward
Dennis Cheyne
Ed Dolejs
Peter Priddey +
David Sorenson +
Lester Baldwin +
Owen Walford
Ray Weaver +
Lyndsey Leask QSM
Charles Phillips +
Robyn Storer
Merrell Ferguson
Cheryl Kemp
Lesley Monk
Michael Walsh ONZM
Colin Ward MNZM
Jane Earnshaw
Micheal Nichols
Rhonda Hira
Wayne Saunders
Naomi Shaw MNZM
Mark Sorenson  MNZM
Don Tricker MNZM
Russell Moffatt
Chubb Tangaroa MNZM
Gina Weber MNZM
Michael White
Eddie Kohlhase MNZM
Debbie Mygind
Dean Rice
Robert Leveloff MNZM
Jarrad Martin MNZM
Fiona Timu
Wellington
Auckland
Wellington
Waikato
Hutt Valley
Auckland
Auckland
Wellington
Wellington
Nelson
Wellington
Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley
Hawkes Bay
Wellington
Canterbury
Wanganui
Canterbury
Hutt Valley
Canterbury
Wellington
Wellington
Wellington
Canterbury
Wellington
Canterbury
Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley
Hutt Valley
Wellington
Canterbury
Hawkes Bay
Wellington
Wellington
Auckland
Auckland
Auckland
North Harbour
Wellington
Auckland

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Lester Baldwin & Roy Dalton

 
WORLD CHAMPIONS- GOLD MEDALISTS
 
1976
1982
1984
1985
1989
1996
2000
2004
2013
2017
New Zealand Men
New Zealand Women
New Zealand Men
New Zealand Junior Men
New Zealand Junior Men
New Zealand Men
New Zealand Men
New Zealand Men
New Zealand Men
New Zealand Men
Lower Hutt, New Zealand (1st equal with USA & Canada)
Taipei, Taiwan
Midland, Michigan, USA
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Midland, Michigan, USA
East London, South Africa
Christchurch, New Zealand
North Harbour, New Zealand
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
 
NEW ZEALAND TEAM HEAD COACHES
 
Women   Men  
1949
1962 - 1965
1967 -1968
1969 - 1974
1976
1977 - 1990

1992 - 1994
1995 - 1998
1999 - 2006
2007 - 2010
2010 - 2014
2015 - present

 
Jack McCulloch
Gerry Marshall +
Norm Laws
Harry Atkin +
Norm Laws
Ed Dolejs *
Colin Ward * MNZM
Cheryl Kemp *
Michael Walsh * ONZM
Dean Rice
Naomi Shaw * MNZM
Kevin Gettins
1966 - 1972
1973 - 1976
1978 - 1980
1981 - 1997
1998 - 2004
2004 - 2013
2013 - Present
Alf Whelan * MBE +
Rusty Hay +
Roy Dalton +
Michael Walsh * ONZM
Don Tricker * MNZM
Eddie Kohlahase * MNZM
Mark Sorenson * MNZM

 SENIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP & OLYMPIC TEAM CAPTAINS
 
Women   Men  
1965
1968
1974
1978
1982 – 1986
1990
1994
1998
2000 Olympics
2002 – 2006
2010
2012
2014
2016
Rosina Fletcher
Elizabeth Roadley
Marie Ward
Marilyn Marshall
Naomi Shaw * MNZM
Lesley Monk *
Nardi Leonard
Jackie Smith, Helen Townsend, Kiri Shaw
Gina Weber * MNZM
Fiona Timu *
Char Pouaka
Kiri Shaw
Lara Andrews
Ellie Cooper
1966 – 1968
1972
1976
1980
1984
1988
1992 – 2000
2004 – 2009
2013
2015
2016
2017
Dave McKerchar
Peter Priddey * +
David Sorenson * +
Terry Nunns
Kevin Herlihy * MBE +
Carl Gould
Mark Sorenson * MNZM
Jarrad Martin * MNZM
Rhys Casley
Nathan Nukunuku
Thomas Enoka
Nathan Nukunuku

NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT- HONOURS AWARDS
 
1976
1977
1982
1985
1986
1998
2001
2001
2001
2004
2004
2004
2010
2014
2015
2019
Alfred Whelan * +
John Voyle * +
George Vincent * +
Kevin Herlihy * +
Lyndsey Leask *
Mark Sorenson *
Michael Walsh *
Gina Weber *
Danae Goosman
Jarrad Martin *
Chubb Tangaroa *
Donald Tricker *
Robert Leveloff
Edwin Kohlhase * 
Colin Ward *
Naomi Shaw
MBE
MBE
OBE
MBE
QSM
MNZM
ONZM
MNZM
MNZM
MNZM
MNZM
MNZM
MNZM
MNZM
MNZM
MNZM

NEW ZEALAND SPORT HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
 
Bill Massey
Kevin Herlihy MBE * +
Marilyn Marshall *
Rita Fatialofa
Softball Women
Mark Sorenson * MNZM
1936 –
1947 - 2006
1949 –
1963 –
1982
2015 –