Illinois Shockwave Fastpitch Association

Congratulations to 16u’s Maddy Schoeff on hitting 2 home runs in one game!

Maddy belts out the first of two home runs as her teammates look on from the dugout in a semi-finals game at Illinois ASA’s New Year’s Bash at Avanti’s Dome in Pekin, Illinois (January 8, 2017)

Illinois Shockwave 16u participated in Illinois ASA’s New Year’s Bash held at Avanti’s Dome in Pekin, Illinois on January 6 – 8, 2017. The team went 1-1 in pool play and won their first elimination game against the Avanti Yellow Jackets (7-6) to advance to the semi-finals. In the fourth inning of that semi-finals game, which pitted Shockwave against Premier Fastpitch-Black, Maddy Schoeff blasted an over-the-fence dinger to get her team on the scoreboard. The team was able to score two more runs that inning, but still trailed behind by one. Not content to rest on her laurels, Maddy hit a second over-the-fence dinger again in the fifth inning. Ultimately, Maddy’s homers weren’t enough to win the game (Shockwave lost 7-4), but they made for an exciting afternoon of softball and her teammates couldn’t have been happier for her. Congratulations on your stellar performance, Maddy! We are so proud you are a part of Illinois Shockwave!

Happy New Year!

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Wishing everyone all the best in the new year!

Merry Christmas!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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We are thankful for teammates, coaches, opponents, sponsors and the opportunity to play the best game ever! #Thankful #LikeAGlenviewGirl

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs, World Series Champions!

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Players Wanted

Illinois Shockwave is looking for a few players to round out its 2016/17 teams as outlined below:

14u is looking for a pitcher (click here for info on our 14u team)
15u is looking for a catcher (click here for info on our 15u team)
16u is looking for 1-2 infielders/outfielders (click here for info on our 16u team)
If you are interested in trying out, please fill out the contact form below and a coach will get back to you ASAP.

Illinois Shockwave spirit wear available for purchase for a limited time

The items pictured below will be available for order online from September 8 through September 19 and will be shipped directly to you in mid-October. Show your team spirit! Click on the picture for more information, including how to order.

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16U Shockwave seeks 2-3 infielders/outfielders for 2016/17 season

Our Illinois Shockwave 16u team is still looking for 2-3 infielders/outfielders to round out our 2016/17 lineup. The team is coached by Maddy Stark, who was a four-year starting pitcher at Kenyon College. If you are interested in trying out, please fill out the contact form below and Coach Maddy will get back to you. For more information on our coach and team, click here.

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TRYOUT DATES ANNOUNCED

Chicago-area ILLINOIS SHOCKWAVE will be holding tryouts for the 2016-17 season Friday, August 5, 2016 through Sunday, August 7, 2016.  All tryouts will be held at HARRER PARK (6250 W. Dempster St. in Morton Grove).  Times and fields are as follows:

12U Shockwave
Saturday, August 6: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Harrer Park Field # 5
Sunday, August 7: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Harrer Park Field # 5

14U Shockwave – Click here for 2016/17 Team Info
Friday, August 5: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Harrer Park Field # 4
Saturday, August 6: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Harrer Park Field # 4

15U Shockwave (Coach Christine Christopoulos) – Click here for 2016/17 Team Info
Friday, August 5: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Harrer Park Field # 5
Saturday, August 6: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Harrer Park Field # 5

16U Shockwave (Coach Maddy Stark) – Click here for 2016/17 Team Info
Saturday, August 6: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Harrer Park Field # 4
Sunday, August 7: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Harrer Park Field # 4

Please arrive 30 minutes early to register and warm up.  If you have any questions, please email us at illinoisshockwave@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION FORM: Click here for .pdf to print out and complete to bring with you to tryouts.

Read more: http://ilsoftballreport.proboards.com/thread/1367/illinois-shockwave-tryouts-2016#ixzz4EKLtylVC

12U Shockwave continues its winning ways in Palatine

Photo by Jim Baumstark

Photo by Jim Baumstark

After taking a break over the Fourth of July weekend, the 12U Shockwave were back to their winning ways, taking 2nd place in the 16-team Palatine Stingray Showdown on July 7-10. The team went 3-0 in pool play to earn the 2nd seed, defeating the Elmhurst Emeralds by a score of 8-2, the Vernon Hills Stingers by a score of 5-0 and the Arlington Redbirds by a score of 15-0. Of special note was Lauren C’s return to the mound as a starter and pitching a complete game shutout.

On an absolutely gorgeous day for bracket play, the 12U Shockwave started things off with a 12-2 victory against Windy City Thunder 12U to advance to the semi-finals. The girls then squared off against Rage Fastpitch 12U (from Beloit, WI), winning a tight game by a final score of 5-2. The girls met the Elk Grove Heat Black in the championship game. After falling behind 5-0 in the first inning, the girls showed some great fight to make it a game, but ended up taking second place, losing 8-4 in 7 innings. In 7 tournaments played this years, the 12U Shockwave have been in 6 championship games, including winning 2 championships. The team’s record is 37-13 for the season.