- -The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can't do!
- Can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.
- Talent is nothing without dedication.
- If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
IHSA 4th Place 2016; Super-Sectional 2016; Sectionals 2016, 08; Regional 2016, 11, 09, 08
Lady Wave Softball Awards for 2017 Season
Co-MVP's: Jessy Kramp (Soph.) and Emily Stapay (Sr.)
Most Improved Player for 2017: Coaches ACE Award:
1st Hit of 2017 Season: Last Hit of 2017 Season:
Lady Wave End the Season in First Game of the Regional with 7-2 Loss to Rockford Boylan
The season ended at home in the first game of the Belvidere Regional with a 7-2 loss to Rockford Boylan. Despite being a higher seed, Boylan hit the Lady Wave with a 5 run 6th inning. Jessy Kramp provided the only offense for the St Ed's nine as she hit a home run in her first at bat and then a triple in her second trip to the plate and scoring shortly thereafter. The team ended with a 13-20 record as they look to next year and 6 returning players.
Lady Wave 2017 Conference Finish - 3rd Place at 8-4
Lady Wave Run Conference Record to 8-2 with Win Over Guerin
Emily Stapay Jessy Kramp Kaitlin Freeman
Lady Wave 10 and Guerin 0 as Emily Stapay tossed a complete game shutout at the Guerin Softball Nine on Tuesday night at Guerin with Jessy Kramp going 3 for 5 with a run scored and 2 rbi's. The big hit of the game came off the bat of Kaitlin Freeman leading off the 2nd inning as she hit a prodigious shot that landed her a triple and later scored on one of Jackie Boydston's two doubles. Devyn Ernst knocked in two contributing to the Lady Wave Win.
Lady Wave Top Indian Creek 5-3
Jackie's first career Home Run propelled the Lady Wave to a hard fought 5-3 Win over the Indian Creek Wolves. Jessy Kramp picked up the win her 8th on the year and raised the win total to 9 against 15 losses. In addition to her fine hitting, Jackie made several defensive plays to help in the win.
Kramp Tosses No-Hitter at Walther Christian - Strikes out 13
St Edward Lady Wave 27 - Walther Christian Broncos 0
Jessy Kramp had it working against Walther Christian as she strikes out 13 and no-hit the Bronco's. She also had 4 hits on the offensive side of the field. The Lady Wave Varsity collected 14 hits with Kramp, Paige Jones, Emily Stapay and Devyn Ernst each collecting multiple hits.
Lady Wave Suffers 1st Conference Loss 6-1 to Chicago Christian
Emily Stapay (3rd from right) heads back to the dugout with her teammates after belting her 1st homer of the season giving the Lady Wave Team a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but that is all they could muster as Chicago Christian came back and scored six to take the season conference opener 6-1.
The Wave collected six hits with Jackie Boydston and Emily Stapay each collecting 2 hits.
Stapay took the loss for the Lady Wave as she went six innings, surrendering six runs, 11 hits and striking out three.
Next up for the Wave is at Riverside-Brookfield on April 3 at 4:30.
Lady Wave Kicks Off 2017 Season in Peoria, IL vs. St Viator, Peoria Notre Dame & Benet Academy
2017 Lady Wave Softball Team
The Lady Wave Softball Team embarked on a 2-day, 3 game spring trip to Peoria, IL to face St Viator's, Peoria Notre Dame and Benet Academy. Although coming out on the short end of all three games the team has many positives to focus on as they prepare for the remainder of the season.
Game 1: St Viator 9 - St Ed's 5
Early pitching jitters and sloppy play put the Lady Wave behind 9-0 before their bats came alive to score 5 runs in the 6th behind some clutch hitting by Stapay, Ernst and Miller.
Game 2: Peoria Notre Dame 10 - St Ed's 2
Playing against the top ten 3A ranked Peoria Notre Dame Irish, the Lady Wave were outmatched offensively and defensively as the Irish ran at will and jumped to an early 8-0 lead before the Lady Wave got on the board with 2 runs in the 4th inning.
Game 3: Benet Academy 24 - St Ed's 8
A tale of 2 innings was the downfall for the Lady Wave as their pitching and defense struggled in the 1st and 7th innings, giving up 13 and 11 respectively in those 2 innings. Offensively the Lady Wave had their best game of the young season, banging out 10 hits and scoring 8 runs.
The bright spots on the weekend were the bats of Jessy Kramp with 6 hits in 10 at bats and 3 rbi's, Devyn Ernst with 2 hits in 4 at bats and 2 rbi's, Freshman Ashley Miller with 5 hits in 10 at bats and 4 rbi's and 2 doubles, and Emily Stapay with 3 hits in 10 at bats including 2 doubles and 2 rbi's, Paige Jones with 2 hits and an on base percentage of .417 as the lead-off batter.
Next up for the Lady Wave is the Conference Opener at Chicago Christian on March 24th weather permitting.
2017 Season to Begin on February 27th
2017 Season to begin with opening practice session on February 27th at 3 pm.
The Lady Wave team looks to advance to Peoria for the 2nd year in a row, but finds the obstacle of returning to the 3A Class a minor bump in the road.
Despite losing valuable seniors Lindsay Zdroik, Allie Stratman, Rachel Lesh and Clarissa Vargas, the 2017 Version of the Lady Wave returns 9 experienced players lead by Seniors Devyn Ernst, Emily Stapay, Jackie Boydston and Kaitlin Freeman, also returning is Junior Mallory Rejman, and Sophomores Jessy Kramp, Sarah Mendoza, Lindsey Mauritzen and Kate Davidson.
Joining the squad this year is a plethora of Freshman including Ashley Miller, Chloe Davies, Analise Avila, Kris Broertjes, Taylor Cumpata, Erin Johnson and Jenny Renoso.
Lady Wave Presents 4th Place Trophy to St Ed's
Putting the final touches on the 2016 Lady Wave Softball Season; Emily Stapay, Kaitlin Freeman, Kate Davidson, Jackie Boydston, Devyn Ernst, Sarah Mendoza, Mallory Rejman and Lindsey Mauritzen present the 4th Place Trophy to the school at the first home football game of the 2017 season. Missing the festivities were Preston Reeves and Jessy Kramp due to a Volleyball Game conflict and last years four graduated seniors at college: Clarissa Vargas, Rachel Lesh, Allie Stratman and Lindsay Zdroik.
Lindsay Zdroik Captains All Area Team
Battery Mates - Allie Stratman, Catcher and Lindsay Zdroik, Pitcher
Lady Wave IHSA 2016 2A 4th Place Finishers
Lady Wave Denied by Dupo in State Semi-Finals 5-1
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Disappointment and Frustration may be the Facial Expressions-but the Hearts of Champions Reign in Lady Wave Softball.
2016 was to be a rebuilding year around Lindsay Zdroik and Allie Stratman, but on the way to the end of the season, the Best Softball Team in St Edward High School History emerged. The best description available for their efforts is the word TEAM in every sense of the word. 14 girls that didn't realize how good they could be at the start of the season, developed a sense of confidence and pride on their way to a season filled with fun, excitement and a great TEAM Chemistry.
The Lady Wave will play in the 3rd Place Game vs. Rockridge.
Lady Wave in East Peoria to Take On Dupo in Semifinal Action
Lady Wave 2016 IHSA Rosemont Super-Sectional Champions 1-0 Winners Over Peotone in 11 Innings
Above Picture: Super-Sectional Championship Patriotic Memorial Day Photo
Bottom Picture: Super-Sectional Championship Serious Team Photo
The Lady Wave Softball Team is heading to East Peoria and the IHSA Finals!!! Perseverance and the Desire to Continue playing this Season led to an epic game of strong pitching, great defense and taking advantage of the opportunity presented. With the scored tied at zero heading into the 11th inning, Allie Stratman was hit by a pitch, moved to second and then third on infield outs and broke for home scoring the lead run on a wild pitch. That put it into the hands of stand-out pitcher Lindsay Zdroik to hold the Peotone Blue-Devils in check in the bottom of the 11th. The first hitter flew out to left fielder Sarah Mendoza on a great back handed catch as she crossed into foul territory, the second batter of the inning grounded back to Zdroik, the third batter singled and Zdroik nailed down the win with a ground out to 2nd baseman Mallory Rejman. Heading south for two more games on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, the Lady Wave teams has a chance to bring home the bigger prize. The quote of the day from the Lady Wave team, "Why Not Us"
Pictures Worth a Thousand Words
Seniors Says It All
However you look at it, it is a Sectional Championship!!!!!!
Lady Wave 2016 Sectional Champions
Lindsay Zdroik Led the Lady Wave to the Sectional Championship
There wasn't much left for Lindsay to do after the Sectional Championship Game because she did it all during the game. Let's recap-7 innings pitched, allowed 1 hit, no runs, 17 strikeouts for the 2nd game in a row, 4 for 4 from the plate with 2 Home Runs and 6 RBI's. She was assisted in the game by her battery mate Allie Stratman who went 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored and had a double.
The Lady Wave move to the Super-Sectional Game on Monday Morning at 11 am at the Rosemont Stadium 27 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL 60018
The Lady Wave Team Showing Off the Hardware Earned in the Last Two Weeks: Regional Championship and Sectional Championship Plaques-Footnote: The Number 8 on the Door Represents the Number of Teams Left in the Class 2A State Tournament of which the Lady Wave are Definitely #1!!!
Semifinal Game Side Note
The following is a Facebook entry by Lady Wave Assistant Coach Jerry Kublank-I thought everyone should know how special the Lady Wave Team is. They are very special girls and the coaches are very proud to be their coaches!!!
Lady Wave Win Sectional Semi-Final Game 4-2 over Westmont
One of Illinois's Sweet Sixteen Class 2A Teams
Becoming a regular pose for the Lady Wave Softball Team, they capture a Sectional Semifinal Win over Westmont 4-2, and become one of the top 16 Class 2A teams in Illinois. On their way to a 3rd Sectional Final since 2008, the girls will take on Lisle HS in the Sectional Final.
Jumping on Westmont for 3 runs in the first, the Lady Wave rode the strong arm of Lindsay Zdroik to their 23rd win of the season. Lindsay struck out 17 while giving up 2 harmless singles and 2 unearned runs. Her strikeout career total has swollen to 739 and still rising as she was masterful on the mound keeping the Westmont Sentinels off-guard all evening.
Lady Wave 2016 Regional Champions
In the Regional Pregame Meeting The Line-up is Determined and it Looks Like This:
The Names Are Disguised to Confuse the Coaches But In the End The Results are This:
2016 Lady Wave Regional Champions (10-0 Win vs. DePaul College Prep)
Lindsay Zdroik pitched a no-hitter and struck out 14 in route to the 6 inning drubbing of DePaul College Prep 10-0. Emily Stapay provided the fireworks with the bat going 3-4, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI's. Devyn Ernst had 2 hits on the day and scored twice, Rachel Lesh doubled with an RBI and Lindsay Zdroik had a single with 2 RBI's. All in all, not a bad day for the Lady Wave as they notch their first Regional Championship since 2011.
Lady Wavy 2nd in Metro Suburban Conference
2015-2016 Metro Suburban Conference Varsity Softball Standings
West Division Records
GLENBARD SOUTH HS (12-0)
ST. EDWARDS (9-3)
RIVERSIDE-BROOKFIELD HS (7-5)
AURORA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (6-6)
WHEATON ACADEMY (5-7)
IC CATHOLIC PREP (2-10)
FENTON HS (1-11)
Congrats to the Lady Wave on their 2nd Place Finish in the Larger Division of the MSC!!!
Lady Wave Win IHSA Regional Semifinal 18-0 over Chicago Disney II
L. Zdroik (3 innings-9 K's, 3 for 3, including a double and Home Run with 6 RBI's) made it to graduation with a minute to spare
A. Stratman (3 innings as catcher, 1 for 1, 3 Runs scored, 1 RBI) and she made it to graduation with a couple of minutes to spare
J. Kramp (2 innings-5 K's, 1 hit, 1 for 3, 3 Runs scored, 1 RBI) and she didn't have to go to graduation as she is only a freshman
E. Stapay (3 for 4, 3 Runs, 3 RBI's)
The Lady Wave opened the 2016 IHSA Regional Semifinal Game with a 10 run first inning and added 4 more in the 3rd and 4th as they topped Chicago Disney 18-0. Knowing that 2 seniors were unavailable before the game as they were in the graduation line and 2 more were leaving shortly after the game started to join their classmates, they made a statement that would leave the game in the hands of the underclassmen and the underclassmen carried the torch to the end. A most memorable moment came in the top of the first as Lindsay Zdroik struck out the first Disney batter she faced making it #700 for her career and was presented with the ball from the umpiring crew. She currently stands at 708 and counting. Next up for the Lady Wave is the Regional Final on Saturday, May 21 at Thillens Stadium in Chicago at Devon and Kedzie at 11 am.
Lady Wave Stands Alone in 2nd Place in Metro Suburban Conference With 5-3 Win Over R-B
A plethora of heroes on the day puts the Lady Wave into 2nd Place in the Conference Race. Devyn Ernst with a key RBI single in the 5th scoring Lindsey Mauritzen who was running for Jackie Boydston (who had 2 hits on the day) tying the game at 1-1; A Jessy Kramp single with one out in the top of the eighth and advancing to 3rd on an Allie Stratman single followed by Lindsay Zdroik's 2 RBI single followed by a Emily Stapay walk and a Rachel Lesh walk and a Sarah Mendoza walk followed by a Mallory Rejman single to score two more all capped by another pitching gem by Lindsay Zdroik getting 8 strikeouts. Zdroik was also involved in two double plays, one on a liner to her and doubled off the 1st base runner and the other was come backer that she threw to Ernst to Stapay. A 5-3 Win over Riverside-Brookfield put the Lady Wave Conference record at 9-3 on the year and notched their 20th win against 8 losses for the regular season.
Devyn Ernst Lindsey Mauritzen Jessy Kramp Allie Stratman Lindsay Zdroik
Emily Stapay Rachel Lesh Sarah Mendoza Mallory Rejman Jackie Boydston
Never at a loss for words on the bench, the reserves gave verbal support throughout the contest and the season and are a key to the success the Lady Wave Team has enjoyed.
Ashley Soto Clarissa Vargas Kaitlin Freeman Katie Davidson Preston Reeves
Lady Wave Wins in the Rain 6-1 vs Timothy Christian
Jessy Kramp (2-4, 2 Runs, 2 RBI's, Triple) Emily Stapay (6 Innings Pitched with 9 K's)
Riding the arm of Emily Stapay and the bat of Jessy Kramp, the Lady Wave win the opener of the Bison Blast at Fenton HS 6-0 over the Trojans of Timothy Christian. With 12 hits on the day, they scored 2 in the first and one in the second and never looked back. In addition to Kramps 2 hits including a triple, Devyn Ernst had 3 hits including a double, Allie Stratman 2 hits and Rachel Lesh 2 doubles. Emily Stapay won her 7th on the season vs 2 losses.
The resulting rains were enough to cancel the remaining games in the tournament.
Lady Wave Fall to Glenbard South 12-0
Lady Wave ends up on the short end of a 12-0 drubbing at the hands of Glenbard South. Lindsay Zdroik had a hit in the first and Rachel Lesh doubled in the 6th.
St Edward-Lady Wave Softball Breaks into Daily Herald Top 20
Following the 2-0 Win over Aurora Central Catholic the Lady Wave Softball Team moved into the 20th spot in the Daily Herald Softball Top 20 Ranking!!!
Lady Wave Wins 2-0 over Aurora Central Catholic on Stapay Homer and Zdroik Shutout
Emily Stapay (2 Run Homer) (Stars of the Game) Lindsay Zdroik (Shutout, 10 K's) Jessy Kramp (2-3, 1 Run Scored)
Lady Wave continued to do what they have been doing all season, great pitching performance from one of their pitchers and clutch hits from the other members of the pitching staff. Lindsay Zdroik throws a 4 hit shutout performance with 10 strikeouts and Emily Stapay strokes a 2 run homer into the teeth of a strong wind blowing in from center field scoring Jessy Kramp who went 2-3 on the day. All three pitchers on the season were involved in this key Metro Suburban Conference 2-0 Win over Aurora Central Catholic. This win propels the Lady Wave into 2nd Place in the Conference.
Lindsay Zdroik Sets Strike Out Record in 7-5 Win over ICCP
The most prolific strike out pitcher in St Edward Softball History Lindsay Zdroik notched the 681st Strikeout of her career and 147th on the year in leading the Lady Wave to a 7-5 victory over ICCP. Needing 4 strikeouts to set the record in the second game of a doubleheader, Lindsay took the mound and battled with 2 K's in the first, 1 in the 2nd and the record setter to the second batter in the 3rd-Murillo. Mobbed by her teammates she was awarded the game ball and with the record in hand she modestly finished the game playing 1st base with a huge grin and the satisfaction of being the best at striking out opponents ever in the Lady Wave Softball program history.
Lindsay Zdroik Battery Mates Allie Stratman/Lindsay Zdroik
Lady Wave Team Relishing Lindsay's Record Breaking Feat
Not to be overshadowed by Lindsay's pitching, Allie Stratman and Rachel Lesh each homered in the game for the Lady Wave; Allie's 4th on the season and Rachel's 2nd, while Lindsey Mauritzen tripled in the 6th driving in Emily Stapay with the eventual winning run. Emily Stapay replaced Zdroik on the mound in the 3rd inning and got the save for her 4 1/3 innings of strong relief also notching 4 K's. Lady Wave runs their record to 17-7 as they have 1 week to the start of the state playoffs where they have been seeded #1 in their Sub-sectional.
Lindsey Mauritzen Emily Stapay Allie Stratman Rachel Lesh Rachel Being Mobbed by Teammates
Lady Wave Defeat ICCP 3-1 in Doubleheader Opener
In the continuation of the suspended game vs. ICCP, the Lady Wave defeated the Knights 3-1 behind the hitting and pitching of Lindsay Zdroik and Mallory Rejman. Jessy Kramp and Allie Stratman each doubled in the game as well.
(7 innings pitched, 8 K's; 1-2, 2 RBI's) (1-3, 1 RBI)
Seniors Rule in 8-4 Win over Wheaton Academy
Lady Wave Seniors Have Their Night!!! 8-4 Win
Allie Stratman Lindsay Zdroik Rachel Lesh Clarissa Vargas
(1-3, Home Run, (2-2, Home Run, (2 Walks, 1 Run) (1-4, 2 RBI's)
2 Runs, 2 RBI's) 1 Run, 3 RBI's)
The Lady Wave started out with a 5 run first inning on a Home Run from Allie Stratman and ended with a 2 RBI single from Clarissa Vargas. In the 3rd inning Lindsay Zdroik added a 3 run homer and they never looked back. Lindsay was the pitcher of record going the 7 innings and recording 10 strikeouts.
Senior Night Photos
Softball: St. Edward's Senior Night a Booming Success - John Radtke
Lady Wave 13-5 over Fenton
The Lady Wave are back in the groove with a 12 hit 13 - 5 win over Fenton. Hitting stars for the Lady Wave were Lindsay Zdroik-3 hits, Allie Stratman, Sarah Mendoza and Mallory Rejman each with 2 hits. Emily Stapay gets the win bringing her season record to 6-1 on the season.
Lindsay Zdroik (3-4, 3 RBI's) Allie Stratman (2-3, 4 Runs, 2 RBI's)
Mallory Rejman (2-3, 1 Run) Sarah Mendoza (2-4, 1 Run, 2 RBI's)
Lady Wave No-Hit by Elgin and Loses 1-0
Despite throwing a 1 hitter and getting 13 Strikeouts, Lindsay Zdroik and the Lady Wave Team was No-Hit by Elgin on Monday. A pitchers duel through 6 1/2 innings with neither pitcher allowing a hit, the Maroons broke through with a single to left and advanced to second on an error on the play. An infield out allowed the runner to go to 3rd where she scored one batter later on an infield grounder and throwing error at home.
Winning In the Rain 8-0
Devyn Ernst (Key 2 out 2 run Single in first)
Lindsay Zdroik (5 Innings Pitched, 10 Srikeouts, 1 Hit, No Runs; Home Run, 4 RBI's)
Just another day for Lindsay Zdroik as she pitches 5 innings in the rain, holding the Larkin Royals to 1 hit, no runs while striking out 10; while her teammate Devyn Ernst came up with a key 1st inning 2 out single to right plating 2 putting the game out of reach for all practical purposes in the Lady Wave victory. Just to make sure the victory was in sight, Lindsay also had 2 hits on the day including a 3 run homer in the second as the Lady Wave batted around for the second inning in a row. Contributing to the 10 hit parade was Jackie Boydston and Emily Stapay each with a double.
Glenbard South Outplays the Lady Wave in 1st Place Showdown
Glenbard South outhit and outplayed the Lady Wave on a cold and windy day. The visitors were only able to muster 7 hits on the day highlighted by Jackie Boydston and Rachel Lesh's RBI singles and a Home Run by Lindsay Zdroik. With 5 miscues on the game the Gold and Green clad Wave allowed 5 runs to be plated in the 3rd and saw their chances to share the Conference Lead go by the wayside. The Lady Wave go right back at it tonight with Senior Night being held at the Judson University Field with the game beginning at 6pm.
Special Honors at Larkin Slugfest for Zdroik and Lesh
Lindsay Zdroik (Larkin Slugfest MVP and All Tournament Team Selection)
Rachel Lesh (Larkin Slugfest All Tournament Team Selection)
Lady Wave Wins Consolation Title with a 10-0 Win over Host Larkin
Jessy Kramp (Pitched her First Shutout in 2 Hit, 10 Strikeout Gem)
Allie Stratman (3 Run Homer, 2 Hits and 4 RBI's)
Sarah Mendoza (3 for 4 with a double, 3 runs scored)
It was all Lady Wave during the Consolation Championship Game as they scored 4 in the 3rd and 3 in each of the 5th and 6th innings while Jessy Kramp dominated the Larkin Hitters. Also contributing on the offensive side was Lindsay Zdroik, Kramp and Rachel Lesh with 2 hits each.
Lindsay Zdroik Throws Perfect Game - 15 Strikeouts vs 15 Elgin Batters in 13-0 Rout
Lindsay Zdroik-Perfect on the Day with 15 Strikeouts in 5 Innings of Work
The Lady Wave bounced back with a 13-0 Win after their opening game loss on the strength of Lindsay Zdroik's Perfect Game Performance with 15 strikeouts to the only 15 batters she faced.
Everything was working at the plate for the St. Edward Lady Wave Varsity in the third. St. Edward Lady Wave Varsity's bats caught fire leading to eight runs. St. Edward Lady Wave Varsity scored in the third on a sacrifice fly by Rachel Lesh, a walk by Emily Stapay, a hit by pitch, a wild pitch, a three-run home run by Zdroik, and an RBI single by Clarissa Vargas. Kaitlin Freeman contributed 2 hits in the 9 hit attack.
Lady Wave Drops Opener of Larkin Slugfest
Joliet West scored 4 in the first and never trailed as they topped the Lady Wave 7-1. Lindsay Zdroik knocked in the only run of the game for the home team as they threatened several times but couldn't push across any additional runs. Emily Stapay went 6 innings giving up the 7 runs on 13 hits, walking 4 and striking out 1.
Daily Herald Article St Edward vs. St Francis
St Francis downs the Lady Wave 9-7 with the Long Ball
Rachel Lesh (1st Career Home Run, 2 hits and 2 runs scored)
St Francis Spartan hitters drove 4 over the fence and overpowered the Lady Wave 9-7. Despite trailing by 7 midway through the game, the St Edward Ladies continued to battle with a 5 run fifth but couldn't catch the Spartans. Emily Stapay, Allie Stratman, Lindsay Zdroik and Rachel Lesh each had 2 hits on the night and Devyn Ernst knocked in 2 in the 2 run loss. Jessy Kramp pitched the 7 innings and took the loss.
Lesh's Extra Inning Triple Leads to Thrilling Victory
Rachel Lesh (Tripled in the 9th and scored on a Wild Pitch)
Emily Stapay (Pitched 7 Strong Innings in Relief for the Win and Stroked 2 Doubles at the Plate)
Devyn Ernst (Delivered a game tying 2 Run single in the bottom of the 6th, had 3 RBI's on the day)
Fighting the threatening skies and the Lady Lions of Lisle, the Lady Wave fought back from a 5-2 deficit on some clutch hitting by Devyn Ernst, Emily Stapay and Rachel Lesh. A couple of miscues early put the Lady Wave in the hole,but the will to win this one was a bigger factor for the scrappy Waves. With one out in the bottom of the 9th, Rachel Lesh lined a triple down the right field line and then came home one pitch later as Sarah Mendoza squared to bunt and the ball trickled through the catcher's legs for a wild pitch. Lady Wave 6 - Lisle 5 for their 10th win on the season.
Jessy Kramp Pitches and Hits the Lady Wave to 13-8 Win over Rockford Lutheran
Jessy Kramp (3 Run Homer, Grand Slam Homer, Double, 7 RBI's, 3 Runs Scored and 4 Innings Pitched)
Emily Stapay (4th Win on the Year as the Starting Pitcher, 2 for 3 at bat with an RBI)
It took a couple of innings for the Lady Wave bats to start booming, but once they did they coasted to another non-conference win 13-8 over the Crusaders of Rockford Lutheran. Playing their 11th game in the last 10 days, the Lady Wave showed no mercy pounding out 9 hits with Freshman Jessy Kramp leading the way with a 3 run homer and a Grand Slam Home Run giving her 3 on the year.
Lady Wave Running on All Cylinders in 12-1 Victory vs. Riverside Brookfield
Lady Wave Team Hug is the result of a strong team effort in 12-1 Win over Riverside-Brookfield on Tuesday afternoon.
(Below) Lindsay Zdroik heading towards home after launching a 285 foot Home Run en-route to leading the Lady Wave to a 12-1 victory over Riverside Brookfield. Zdroik also notched her 4th victory of the season with 6 strikeouts.
Coach Kublank (coaching 1st base) said that in his 25 years of coaching softball, he had not seen a home run hit that far and that he had enough time after Lindsay hit the Home Run to pull out his phone and snap the above picture of Lindsay crossing the plate.
In addition to her home run, Zdroik had 2 doubles and 6 RBI's, Allie Stratman and Mallory Rejman each added a double with Rejman getting 2 RBI's and Jackie Boydston also adding a couple of RBI's.
Stratman & Zdroik Signing Day at St Edward High School
Tuesday April 19th at St Edward was College Signing Day for Lady Wave Standouts Allison Stratman and Lindsay Zdroik. Allison will be attending Kenyon College in Ohio and Lindsay will be heading to Valparaiso University in Indiana. Congratulations to both girls and we look forward to watching their softball careers flourish in college.
Lady Wave jumps on Walther Christian early and coasts to 10-4 Victory
Emily Stapay Jessy Kramp Sarah Mendoza
Emily Stapay goes 7 strong innings to notch her 3rd victory of the year. Jessy Kramp uses her bat to notch 3 rbi's with a booming triple along with Sarah "Bird" Mendoza adding a double and a triple on way to a 10-4 conference victory over Walther Christian Academy.
Softball: St. Edward 2nd, Hampshire 3rd at Chicagoland Challenge
Lady Wave Takes 2nd Place at John Radtke Chicagoland Challenge
The Lady Wave playing their 6th, 7th and 8th games in the last six days managed a 2nd place finish in the newly named John Radtke Chicagoland Challenge. With wins over Harvard HS 18-7 behind the pitching of Emily Stapay and the hitting of Lindsay Zdroik, Hampshire HS 7-2 behind the pitching and hitting of Lindsay Zdroik they earned the right to play for the title.
In the Championship game they took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a Lindsay Zdroik 2 run homer (her third on the day), only to fall behind in the third when Rockford East plated 4 runs and held on to the 4-2 win.
Lady Wave Losses to Aurora Central Catholic 10-3
The Lady Wave dropped a conference game to ACC 10-3. Playing their 5th game in as many nights showed as they struggled to find the right chemistry to compete with the Chargers. Jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first couldn't be sustained as the chargers had their best hitting game of the season. Leading hitters for the Lady Wave was Devyn Ernst and Allie Stratman. Jessy Kramp suffered the loss and is 1-1 on the season.
Zdroik Strikes Out 16 as the Lady Wave Drop Wheaton Academy 5-0
Lindsay Zdroik (16 Strikeouts, 4 hits allowed in 5-0 Win)
Zdroik with a strong pitching performance dominated the Wheaton Academy nine on the way to a 5-0 victory. The Lady Wave led by Emily Stapay (3 for 4, 2 doubles, 1 RBI)and Devyn Ernst's (1 for 3, 1 RBI) offense led from start to finish in the Metro Suburban Conference Win. The Lady Wave are 4-1 on the season.
Lady Wave Rolls over Guerin Prep
Sarah "Bird" Mendoza (Home Run, Triple, 6 RBI's) Devyn Ernst Jessy Kramp
The booming bat of Sarah Mendoza led the Lady Wave to a 16-7 win over Guerin Prep on Wednesday afternoon. Also contributing in the hit parade to the victory was Jessy Kramp (Home Run, 3 RBI's), Devyn Ernst (Home Run, Double, 3 RBI's) and Lindsay Zdroik (3 for 4, 2 RBI's). Emily Stapay (1-0) picked up the win with 4 innings of work and Zdroik (1-1) picked up another save, her 2nd on the year.
Freshman Jessy Kramp Records First Win in 14- 8 Over Fenton
Jessy Kramp (First Win on the Mound)
Allie Stratman (5 for 5, 5 RBI's, 2 Runs Scored, 2 Home Runs including a Grand Slam)
Ashley Soto (Key RBI single in the first)
The Lady Wave Softball Team Defeated Fenton 14-8 in a Conference Game which saw both sides scoring at will. Allie Stratman stepped up for the Wave and hit two home runs with 5 RBI's on the day and Jessy Kramp endured for her first victory. Mallory Rejman and Ashley Soto provided key RBI's during the contest.
Lady Wave - 1st Setback vs. Ridgewood 1-0
Lindsay Zdroik strikes out 14 but comes up short in a 1-0 loss to Metro Suburban West rival Ridgewood. The Lady Wave bats were held in check as they managed only 3 hits in the nail biter. Lone hits for the Wave were Allie Stratman (single), Lindsay Zdroik (double) and Devyn Ernst (single). Ridgewood scored their lone run in the top of the seventh on a Zdroik wild pitch.
Lady Wave Win Home Opener 19-0 over Francis Parker
Lindsay Zdroik Emily Stapay
Lindsay Zdroik and Emily Stapay combined for a 5 inning no-hit 19-0 win over Francis Parker on Tuesday the 29th of March in their home opener while striking out 11. Zdroik also added a 3 for 3 night with a single, double and Home Run, with Stapay and Allie Stratman adding doubles. Other hitting stars were freshman Sarah Mendoza with a bases full clearing triple in the first and freshman Lindsey Mauritzen with a triple in the first.
By John Radtke - St. Edward junior Lindsay Zdroik wanted to find a small school close to home to call her college home in two years. Division I Valparaiso University will be that school. Zdroik gave her commitment to coach Kate Stake's softball program on... FULL STORY
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2014 Chicagoland Challenge Champions
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