November 16 2011 Update
NPF Commissioner’s Review
The 2011 Commissioner’s Review is now available on the NPF website. This review is a beginning to end re-cap of the entire 2011 season! Also included in the review are historical achievements made by the NPF this season both on and off the field. SPY Note: very comprehensive; worth reading.
Mick Renneisen appointed Indiana ASA Commissioner
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America, the National Governing Body for the sport of softball in the United States, announced today that Mick Renneisen of Bloomington, Ind., has been appointed the commissioner for Indiana ASA. He has served as the temporary commissioner for Indiana ASA since the March 27 passing of Dave Nolan, who held the Indiana ASA commissioner position since March 2010.
Renneisen has been involved with the ASA as a slow pitch player since 1975 and in service roles since 1981. Among the highlights of his career with the local association, he served as a district commissioner from 1983-85, an executive board member from 1985-2010 and the executive board vice president from 2000-02. He was the tournament director for eight national tournaments in Indiana, all of which won the Jim Farrell Award of Excellence. Nationally, he has served on the ASA Board of Directors as the vice president for the northern territory since 2007. Renneisen has also served as the chairman of the long range planning committee since 2000 and is a current member of the testing and equipment standards committee as well as the allied members committee. From 1995-2000, he was the chairman of the tournament organizing committee, which he also served on as co-chair from 1994-95. He currently works as an administrator for the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, where he has been employed in various capacities since 1981. He graduated from Indiana University in 1979 with a bachelor of science in physical education. In 1988, he received his master of science in public parks and recreation administration.
eFundraising announces magazine drive to benefit USA Softball National Team programs
OKLAHOMA CITY — eFundraising, an official marketing partner of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America/USA Softball, launched today a simple way to raise funds and support the USA Softball National Teams program. In an effort to assist the USA program in future training and travel, eFundraising has created a magazine drive where they will donate 40-percent of the proceeds to the USA Softball Men’s and Women’s National Team programs.
Check out the magazine options at www.efundraisingonline.com/USASoftball/. Subscriptions available include American Girl, Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour, ESPN The Magazine, Field and Stream, Food & Wine, Marie Claire, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Time and US Weekly. eFundraising will give 40-percent of the proceeds from every purchase directly to the USA Softball Men’s and Women’s National Team program.
LSU Softball Signs Five for 2013 Season
BATON ROUGE LSU head coach Beth Torina has announced the signing of Bianka Bell, Kellsi Kloss, Victoria Koerselman, Sandra Simmons and Hailey Smith to National Letters of Intent Tuesday to continue their softball careers at LSU.
The quintet represents the states of California, Florida, Texas and Virginia.
Bell [Tampa, Fla.] is a shortstop and pitcher from Chamberlain High School in Florida. She was an All-County First-Team Selection as both a freshman and sophomore. Her teams also have won two District Championships during her career. Kloss [Cypress, Calif.] is a catcher from Pacifica High School in California. She is a 2011 All-Empire League First-Team pick and Defensive MVP. Her team has won the Empire League Championship during her three seasons. Koerselman [Huntsville, Texas] is a utility player from Huntsville High School in Texas. She garnered District 18-4As Offensive Player of the Year honors and Texas Coaches Association All-State accolades during the 2011 season. She also powered her team to an undefeated District 18-4A championship. Simmons [Fountain Valley, Calif.] is a first baseman from Marina High School in California. She has secured All-Sunset League in her first three seasons highlighted by a pair of first team picks during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Her team won the 2009 and 2010 Sunset League Championship. Simmons is a three-time Scholar Athlete award recipient. Like Kloss, her travel ball team is the SoCal Firecrackers. Smith [Bristow, Va.] is a shortstop for Stonewall Jackson High School in Virginia. Her impressive list of awards includes Cedar Run All-District along with state All-Region, All-Area and All-State. She also was a 2008 and 2009 Top 100 Adidas Futures Selection. Smith is a member and graduate with honors of the International Baccalaureate Program. Her sister, Krystal, is a sophomore infielder with Kentucky. She has played travel ball with the 18U Shamrocks and the New Jersey Intensity KOD.
Mississippi State Softball Inks Four During Early Signing Period
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Laying the foundation for years to come,
Mississippi State softball head coach Vann Stuedeman announced the
signing of four players who will don the Maroon and White starting in
2012-13. Celina Felix and Loryn Nichols will arrive in Starkville from
softball-rich California, while Jacey Punches and Kayla Winkfield will
enter the Southeastern Conference from talent-filled Texas.
Stuedeman will make her head coaching debut alongside the 2011-12 squad
on Thursday, Feb. 9, as the Bulldogs travel to Mobile, Ala., to take on
South Alabama at 6 p.m. CT. Eight days later, MSU opens the home slate
on Friday, Feb. 17, as the Maroon and White host SIU-Edwardsville at 5
p.m. CT in the opening game of the annual Bulldog Round-Robin. Fans are
encouraged to follow the team via Facebook.com/MStateSB and
Twitter.com/MStateSB for more information regarding the spring
Montclair, Calif. (Montclair/California Lite)
Position: Shortstop/Second Base Bats: Right Throws: Right
Murrieta, Ca. (Murrieta Valley/Orange County Batbusters)
Position: Center Field Bats: Left Throws: Right
Round Rock, Texas (Stony Point/Platinum)
Position: Pitcher Throws: Right
Giddings, Texas (Giddings/Texas Hawks)
Position: Utility Bats: LefT Throws: Right
Missouri Adds Two for 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri softball team announced the signings of two standout high school softball players who have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their playing careers at Mizzou. Joining the Tiger roster in 2010 will be Emily Crane (Troy, Mo.) and Sarah Moore (Chino Hills, Calif.)
Our 2012 Pennsylvania Softball tournament schedule is
now available and posted below and on our website at www.pa-softball.com. We
will once again be offering several qualifiers, invitationals, recreation/class B, a college showcase, and 23-U tournaments for girls fastpitch teams. We just opened up registrations and as usual, some dates will fill fast. While we will be making some updates, additions, etc, we wanted to get the info out ASAP
for planning purposes. If you have any questions, please fell free to give us a
ring at 717.300.1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great holiday season.
Travel Ball Commitments
TNT Gold NLI’s 2012:
Valerie Sadowl (SS) – University of Connecticut
Mitchele Duffey (SS) – Kent State University
Megan Moore (C) – Wagner University
Courtney Solt (OF) – Quinnipiac University
Jackie De Pietro (OF) – Seton Hall University
We were asked by several players about new hitting videos.
In this video, Jenny Dalton shares some useful hitting tips on contact point, releasing the barrel, where to hit, and more. Plus see some hitting drills you can use to improve your hitting => http://www.softballperformance.com
Not sure these links will transfer, but, the “trip” through aviation history is tops.
- Aviation Pioneers
- World War I Aces
- Hall of Fame of the Air
- WW2 European Theater (ETO)
- WW2 Pacific Theater (PTO)
- WW2 US Marine Corps
- WW2 US Navy Aces
- WW2 Mediterranean (MTO)
- WW2 German Aces
- Korean War Aces
- Russian Aces
- Vietnam Era Aces