Last Updated: October 27, 2016
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Upstate New York Softball is a travel organization designed to develop next level skills and assist players with their recruiting process.  Preparing girls for college softball through high level training and competition.



Proud Lightning Alumni:



Syd Bolan '17- Central Connecticut State University

Eliza DeMers '17- U Penn

McKenna Mattison '17- LeMoyne

Bri Walker '17- St Francis

Lauren Nichols '17- LeMoyne


Halie Mariano '16- Bucknell

Madison Hilimire '16- Hartford

Kennedy Lamb '16- UMBC

Peyton Bellrose '16- LeMoyne

Ally Nicolosi '16- LeMoyne

Mia Pollino '16- LeMoyne

Adrianna Dilal '16- Kutztown

Victoria Allocco '16- Edinboro

Deshea Jones '16- Mansfield

Devin Jones '16- Mansfield

Ericka Sadowski '16- Cortland

Nicole Carty '16- Case Western

Sara Hayes '16- Marywood

Brooke Wolff '16- Geneseo

Erin Guinan '16- RIT

Katie Yudin '16- Fredonia

Nicole Sheffer '16- OCC

Caroline McCulloch '16- FLCC


Nicole Antonacci '15- St Bonaventure

Lauren Floyd '15- Lemoyne

Hannah Anderson '15- Ithaca


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

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   Albany

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= Lightning Softball!



At Upstate NY Lightning Softball 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 10U 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.










 It's all about the drills and fundamentals!





"Working hard, playing hard and playing up!!!"


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