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2017-18 TRYOUTS

July 17, 2017

NORTHERN ILLINOIS LIGHTNING 2017-18 TRYOUT DATES AND TIMES FOR 16U AND 18U:

ALL TRYOUTS ARE AT JUDSON UNIVERSITY IN ELGIN

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY JULY 29-30 FROM 12 NOON TO 2 P.M.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 2 FROM 6-8 P.M.

SATURDAY, AUG. 5 FROM 12 NOON TO 2 P.M.

OUR 16U COACHES FOR 2017-18: JENNIFER HURST AND MONICA STOCKMAN CO-HEAD COACHES AND TIM HURST ASSISTANT COACH.

OUR 18U COACHES FOR 2017-18: CARRIE HODGE, DAN RUGGLES AND SARA HAUSL

CALL 847-812-1522 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR EMAIL NORTHERNILLINOISLIGHTNING@GMAIL.COM FOR A REGISTRATION FORM

THE LIGHTNING IS A USA SOFTBALL "A" LEVEL ORGANIZATION. WE PLAY IN AND HOST BOTH NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AS WELL AS COLLEGE EXPOSURE EVENTS.

 

2017 LIGHTNING TOURNAMENTS

July 7, 2017

 

THE LIGHTNING WILL BE HOSTING A USA SOFTBALL HEARTLAND SERIES COLLEGE SHOWCASE SEPT. 23-24, 2017 FOR 16U AND 18U TEAMS AT THE ELGIN SPORTS COMPLEX. THIS IS ALSO A USA NATIONAL QUALIFIER IN EACH AGE GROUP FOR THE 2018 SUMMER NATIONALS.

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRATS TO SYDNEY!

CONGRATS TO SYDNEY RUGGLES ON COMMITTING TO ACCEPT A SCHOLARSHIP FROM LOYOLA UNIVERSITY!

2016-17 LIGHTNING 18U TEAM

THE LIGHTNING IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 18U ROSTER FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON:

JULIA BARNES (BURLINGTON CENTRAL)

ALEX COOK (SCHAUMBURG)

JACKIE DORIN (HUNTLEY)

KAYLEE GOLUCH (FREMD)

ALISSA HARGETT (SOUTH ELGIN)

RYEN MANNING (HUNTLEY)

HALI MARTE (HUNTLEY)

GRACE O'MALLEY (JACOBS)

CAILYN PIENSCHKE (HUNTLEY)

LEXI RENGHINI (MARIAN CENTRAL)

SYDNEY RUGGLES (DUNDEE-CROWN)

BREANNA WEISS (HUNTLEY)

MANAGER -- CARRIE HODGE

ASSISTANT COACHES -- DAN RUGGLES, LIZZY JACOBSON

 

The Northern Illinois Lightning Fastpitch Softball Organization, founded in 2000, is based in the Elgin area, northwest of Chicago, Illinois.

We offer competitive travel teams at the 16U, 18U and 18 & Over levels.

For further information about the Lightning, call 847-812-1522 or email to northernillinoislightning@gmail.com.

 


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THE LIGHTNING IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT

ORGANIZATION WITH 501 (3) C STATUS AND A FEDERAL TAX EXEMPT ID NUMBER.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Northern Illinois Lightning Fastpitch Softball Organization was formed in 2000 as an 18 & over team, serving primarily college-age players. In 2006, we added an 18U team and in 2007 a 16U team. It is our mission to build our teams into competitive “A” level travel ball teams that foster healthy competition in the game of softball as well as the following:

 

A)   Our coaches are selected carefully and are required to teach the fundamentals of the game without bias.

 

B)    We strive to provide a safe and fun environment in which to play the game of softball, one where each student-athlete in our organization as well as their parents is treated fairly and with respect. This is also something we expect in return.

 

C)    We promise to assist players aspiring to play in college to reach that goal by exposing them to college coaches in summer tournaments as well as through our personal contacts.

 

D)   We always keep safety as our first priority.

 

E)    At all times our players, coaches, parents and fans are expected to act in a sportsmanlike manner and with respect to everyone involved with the game. Good sportsmanship is a cornerstone of a reputable organization and at no time will we tolerate the throwing equipment, excessive use of profanity or any other act that is deemed to be unsportsmanlike and/or unwarranted.