Last Updated: November 22, 2015
Lightning Open Hitting
As we have always stated at the Battery Lightning our focus is to prepare the young ladies within our organization for college softball the best we can through training and level of play and guide and help them with the recruiting process when that time comes. Deciding on a college to commit to is a very individual and unique decision that has many variables such as Academic Goals, Major of Choice, Cost, Comfort Level with school Environment, Softball program…and so much more and too many to list. This is why we tell our athletes to focus on what is important to them and not anyone else and not to get too wrapped up in what Division of softball. This is also why we celebrate all of these decisions no matter what level of NCAA Athletics their school of choice might be in. “Pick a good school/academic fit and be a wanted/recruited addition to the softball program”. The gratification is seeing these young ladies meet their academic and athletic goals and beyond that their success after college and seeing them when they come back to work with our kids or simply just visit and say hello.
With the class of 2016 we have many commitments of all levels of play from what is a very large class of graduates for us. We are clearly proud of each and every one of them. This year we have a unique situation in a past and current player that has made what we feel is a very mature and humble decision. Catie Tobin has committed to continue her education and attend Northwood University in Midland Michigan. Despite being a very talented player who would be a great fit on many collegiate teams including with the Timberwolves- Catie will have little time for that. Why? Catie will be participating in the Honors program in a dual major in an accelerated program where she will earn her BBA and MBA all within 4 years. Despite her love for the game she has elected to take this route and we are very proud of Catie. Join us in celebrating Catie and all of our 2016 athletes as they make these important decisions on their next step in life. We are proud of them all!!!
Please join us in congratulating Catie Tobin '16
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It's all about the drills and fundamentals!
"Working hard, playing hard and playing up!!!"
Proud Battery Lightning Alumni:
Lauren Floyd '15- Lemoyne
Aidan Falk '14- Michigan
Kelsey Johnson '14- Syracuse
Morgan Phillips '14- St Bonaventure
Meg Murray '14 (2014 Season)- Cornell
Tess Andrews '14- Lemoyne
Claire Van NewKirk '14- SUNY Geneseo
Deanna Palma '14 (2014 Season)- SUNY Geneseo
Kayla Kibling- University of Rochester
Lindsay Wachna '14- College at Brockport
Sam Broking '13- Albany
Lacey Clark '13- Hofstra
Mackenzie Cleary '13- St John's
Katherine Ghyzel '13- Arcadia
Des Gonzalez '13- St Bonaventure
Kalet Lenart '13- Edinboro
Kiera Lorenzo '13- St Bonaventure
Rosie Phillips '13- Cortland
Anna Valentine '13- RIT
Ali Van Giesen '13- Niagara
Katie Brennan '12- Geneseo
Teresa Clancy '12- Pittsburgh
Alyssa Dixon '12- RIT
Riley Johnson '12- Syracuse
Carly Pike '12- Nazareth
Leah Saavedra '12- Cortland
Brooke Keller '11- MCC
Maddie Reese '11 (Lightning '07-'09)-Iowa State
Des Maldonado '11- Niagara
Liana Casciani '10- Ithaca
Alyssa Davis '10- MCC
Meg Kane '10- MCC
Nina Korn '10- U of Rochester
Lia Locey '10- John Carroll
Kelsey McManus '10- RIT
Trish Pike '10- John Carroll
***We have only just begun! 2010 was our 1st graduation class***
The evolution continues- Development, Stability, Results= Battery Lightning Softball!
At the Battery Lightning we are 100% about development and training. Fast paced, well thought out and detailed workouts designed to make your athlete a better softball player. We work with and talk to some of the best resources out there in the college ranks and are endorsed by them for our efforts. From proper base running technique in all situations to very detailed form drills at all positions. Drills such as 2 Ball, Triangle Drill, 9 Point, Footwork, Glovework, Flips & Turns, Infield Action, Tandom Cuts, For Catchers- Proper Receiving/Blocking, Bow and Arrow, Duck Walk, Slap Hitter Drills... and the list goes on and on. We do this with our "top-down" training program meaning no matter which team your daughter plays on from 12U on up they get the same high level training and development. Designed to develop kids for college level softball and benefit the HS programs our kids play for.
Playing on a top organization is one thing, development and them making you a better and more prepared player is another. Whether our players go on to play D-3 or sign D-2 or D-1 we are proud of them all. Our job is to make them better, more prepared players and the results speak for themselves.
***Check out this nice endorsement from the Atlantic 10 Softball Blog. Special thanks to this site and the many conferences and coaches recognizing the Battery Lightning players and all of their hard work. We have had a tremendous amount of positive endorsements such as this over the last couple years including travel players from all over being pointed in our direction from coaches in the Big East, ACC, MAAC, A-10... Big Thank You from the Battery Lightning organization!!!
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Battery Lightning-St. Bonaventure connection continues as 2014 catcher Morgan Phillips has verballed to the Bonnies.
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