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November 13, 2017

DUE TO AN INJURY, THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS LIGHTNING 18U TEAM IS SEEKING A UTILITY PLAYER/MIDDLE INFIELDER TO JOIN OUR TEAM, WE TRAIN INDOORS TWICE WEEKLY IN THE WINTER AND THEN PLAY AN EXTENSIVE ASA-FOCUSED SCHEDULE IN THE SUMMER. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A TEAM PLEASE CALL 847-812-1522 OR EMAIL NORTHERNILLINOISLIGHTNING@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2018 LIGHTNING TOURNAMENTS

October 17, 2017

 

THE LIGHTNING WILL BE HOSTING THE FOLLOWING USA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS IN THE SUMMER OF 2018. AT THE ELGIN SPORTS COMPLEX.

JUNE 8-10 -- 18U USA "A" NATIONAL QUALIFIER AND 16U NORTHERN NATIONAL QUALIFIER

JUNE 15-17 -- 16U AND 14U USA "A" NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

JUNE 29-JULY 1 -- 18U AND 16U USA "A" NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

JULY 6-8 -- 18U CHICAGO METRO CHAMPIONSHIP

ALL TOURNAMENTS ARE POSTED ON TOURNAMENTUSASOFTBALL.COM

EMAIL: NILTOURNAMENTS@GMAIL.COM FOR A REGISTRATION FORM OR REGISTER THROUGH TOURNAMENTUSASOFTBALL.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-18 LIGHTNING TEAMS

October 27, 2017
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO TAYLOR HIENBUECHER OF OUR 18U TEAM ON HER COMMITMENT TO CONTINUE HER EDUCATION AND SOFTBALL CAREER AT MOUNT MARY UNIVERSITY IN MILWAUKEE!!!
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO CAILYN PIENSCHKE OF OUR 18U TEAM ON HER COMMITMENT TO CONTINUE HER EDUCATION AND SOFTBALL CAREER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE!!!
 
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THE LIGHTNING IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2017-18 ROSTERS.
 
18U TEAM
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JULIA BARNES (BURLINGTON CENTRAL)
NICHOLLE BIANCHI (HUNTLEY)
JACKIE DORIN (HUNTLEY)
JOCELYN EISENMENGER (WOODSTOCK)
KAYLEE GOLUCH (FREMD)
TAYLOR HIENBUECHER (SYCAMORE)
MEGAN JOYCE (REGINA DOMINICAN)
HALI MARTE (HUNTLEY)
TAYLOR PACANA (HUNTLEY)
CAILYN PIENSCHKE (HUNTLEY)
CARLY PRENDERGAST (CARY-GROVE)
ALEX SCHULTZ (OSWEGO)
 
16U TEAM
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KELSEY BRAUER (FREMD)
EMILY BRINCKERHOFF (PALATINE)
ALYSSA CORK (HAMPSHIRE)
KATIE DELRE (HAMPSHIRE)
CLAIRE DOHERTY (PROSPECT)
SARAH ELLIOTT (KANELAND)
CADY ENGLISH (DUNDEE-CROWN)
CALEIGH GERTZ (DUNDEE-CROWN)
HAILEY GESKE (CRYSTAL LAKE CENTRAL)
HAILEY HALL (HAMPSHIRE)
ASHLEY RIVAS (DUNDEE-CROWN)
ERIKA ROSBERG (BARTLETT)
KARA STRUEBING (WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH)
 
 
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, SAM MCLEAN, SARA HAUSL AND LAUREN OTT
 
THE LIGHTNING IS A USA SOFTBALL "A" LEVEL ORGANIZATION. WE PLAY IN AND HOST BOTH NATIONAL QUALIFIERS AS WELL AS COLLEGE EXPOSURE EVENTS. WE OFFER EXTENSIVE WINTER TRAINING, A COMPLETE FALL AND SUMMER SCHEDULE AND QUALITY NON-PARENT COACHING.

 

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.