15u Coaches

Head Coach: Christine Christopoulos

Coach Christine graduated from local New Trier HS in Winnetka in 2006 after transferring from Niles North HS.  As a four year varsity captain, she earned both Most Valuable Player and Offensive & Defensive Player of the Year Awards while leading her New Trier team to a 4th place finish in the 2006 IHSA State Playoffs.

Christine went on to play at the University of Illinois, where she set and still holds the All-Time U of I saves record for a pitcher. While at the University of Illinois, she was nominated for the Illinois Female Spirit Award that is given to the athlete that has shown the most heart and passion both on and off the field. She was also a Senior 100 Honorary in 2010, where she was recognized as one of the Top 100 Seniors at the U of I Campus for outstanding accomplishments in leadership, academics and campus involvement throughout her undergraduate career.

Christine has coached softball for the past 7 years with the Trevian Girls Softball Association (ages 12U through 16U), New Christine pitchingTrier High School (2011 and 2012) and as a private pitching, hitting, and fielding instructor in the North Shore since 2010. Over 20 of her former players and students have competed at the collegiate level. Additionally, she is experienced in personal training and strength and conditioning.

Christine earned her Masters in Sports Administration from Northwestern University and is currently working for the Chicago Bears in the sales and marketing department.

 

Asst. Coach: Amanda Howell

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Coach Amanda played baseball for 2 years and then was a starter on travel fastpitch softball teams at 10U to 14U, and 18U with the Trevians. She played at 14U and 16U for the Bull/Sox Academy. On these travel teams she honed her skills as a pitcher, infielder, outfielder, and hitter. Her teams competed at the highest levels and qualified and attended ASA nationals at 12U, 14U, and 16U, and also qualified for berths at USSA and PGF nationals at these levels.

Coach Amanda graduated from New Trier High School in 2015. As a freshman she was a starter on the JV as a pitcher and outfield. She was a three year starting varsity player, at 2nd base and outfield. She earned All Conference honors, Offensive Player of the Year, Coaches Award, First Team All Region, and Second Team All State. While at New Trier she was also nominated to the student athletic leadership training program.

She is now entering her sophomore year Denison University. As a freshman she started at third base and lead the team in doubles and RBIs. She was awarded North Coast Athletic Conference second team, as well as Second Team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All Central Region.

Amanda has experience in working with players on hitting and skills development in clinics and coached a 12U fastpitch team in 2016.