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!
We are thankful for teammates, coaches, opponents, sponsors and the opportunity to play the best game ever! #Thankful #LikeAGlenviewGirl
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.