12-6-2011 December 6 2011 Update

December 6 2011 Update

 

COMMITMENTS

Syd Romero 2015-SS/ OC Batbusters -Stith/Oklahoma
Mariel Schlaefer 2012, C, signed NLI to Colgate University. CT Charmers 18U Gold,

 

 

Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ signs 4 to NLI’s.

Amber Padilla, P, CA Batbusters-Hanning/Strike Force-Guerra

MaryEllen Maye, 3B/OF, FL Crossfire/FL Gators-Stump

Caitlin McCready, OF, FL Crossfire

Brielle Reighn, OF/P, NJ Mystics-Tom

 

Vienna Stars 18U Gold

Mckall Miller (2013) Providence – MI

Ashton Wince (2013) U Mass – C

Jessica South (2013) Towson – OF

Jenny Peel (2013) Shippensburg – 3B

 

Tallahassee Community College early Verbals:

Emily Smethurst-P-Brighton East, VIC Australia- to Florida State University

Amanda Ake-SS-Carrollton, Ga- to Virginia Tech

Alanna Leasau-3rd base-Livermore, Cal- to University of Texas El Paso

 

 

 

 

 

ASA NATIONAL COACHING CLINIC THIS WEEKEND

December 10-11 in Stevensville MD

Featuring outstanding college coaches, such as Ken Eriksen, South Florida; Beverly Smith, South Carolina, Lisa Navas, North Carolina State; Scott Whitlock, Kennesaw State, and Mark Doran.

Separate sessions  for coaches and players
Contact:

Jack Hutcherson (jocommish@mddcasa.org)

Maryland DC ASA

Junior Olympic Commissioner 240‐691‐9254

 

DEMARINI COACHES CLINIC
Demarini Coaches Clinic and Fastpitch Exposure Camp at the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Dome, 15440 W. 167th Street, Lockport, IL 60441.  Visit http://demariniexperience.com to learn more.
Coaches Clinic:
When: January 2nd 6:00 – 9:00pm
Who: Wilson Softball Advisory Staff members will cover topics spanning offense, defense, recruiting, and leadership to the first 150 coaches who register for this education event. Learn from the game’s best! Sue Enquist, Mike White (University of Oregon), Ehren Earleywine (University of Missouri), Eugene Lenti (DePaul University), Mike Larabee (University of Arkansas), Yvette Healy (University of Wisconsin), Kate Drohan (Northwestern University),  Russell Cooper, Bill Conroy and Mike Stith. For complete list of topics please visit the website. Attendance is $50 per coach.
Fastpitch Exposure Camp:
When: January 3rd 8:30am – 5:00pm
Who: Attend a recruiting showcase opportunity for the top 100 uncommitted Fastpitch players across the US. Player will be broken down into 3 groups and run through a series of drills enabling you to evaluate some of the top talent in the country. Participating players have been hand selected from 2013, 2014, 2015,  and 2016 classes. Attendance is free. 

 NFCA 2012 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

After the banquet, NFCA First Vice President and chairperson of the Hall of Fame committee Kathryn Gleason named the three members of 2012 NFCA Hall of Fame class.  Former Palomar head coach Mark Eldridge, Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso and North Carolina head coach Donna Papa will join 55 other members next year when they are inducted into NFCA Hall of Fame next year at the 2012 NFCA Convention in Orlando, Fla.

 

A legend in Cal JC, Eldridge ended a stellar career in 2010 and finished his 32-year tenure at Palomar with a record of 1083-304-6.  Under his guidance, Eldridge led the Comets to 27 conference titles and three state titles.  He has produced 29 All-Americansp during his tenure and has been named the California Coach of the Year six times.

 

In just 17 seasons as the head coach of Oklahoma, Gasso has turned the Sooners into a national power that has made 17 NCAA regional appearances and six trips to Women’s College World Series.  With almost 1,000 career wins at both Oklahoma at Long Beach City, Gasso has won four Big XII regular season-titles, four conference championships and has produced 38 All-Americans. Oklahoma won the WCWS in 2000.

 

For a school that is known for its coaching icons, Papa has continued a legacy made famous by names like Smith and Williams.  With over 1,000 career wins, she has created a winning culture at UNC that is rivaled by few.  Under her tutelage, the Tar Heels have had 23 winning seasons, including the last 13 in a row, and have been to the NCAA tournament in nine of the past 11 years.

 

After the banquet, NFCA First Vice President and chairperson of the Hall of Fame committee Kathryn Gleason named the three members of 2012 NFCA Hall of Fame class.  Former Palomar head coach Mark Eldridge, Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso and North Carolina head coach Donna Papa will join 55 other members next year when they are inducted into NFCA Hall of Fame next year at the 2012 NFCA Convention in Orlando, Fla.

 

A legend in Cal JC, Eldridge ended a stellar career in 2010 and finished his 32-year tenure at Palomar with a record of 1083-304-6.  Under his guidance, Eldridge led the Comets to 27 conference titles and three state titles.  He has produced 29 All-Americansp during his tenure and has been named the California Coach of the Year six times.

 

In just 17 seasons as the head coach of Oklahoma, Gasso has turned the Sooners into a national power that has made 17 NCAA regional appearances and six trips to Women’s College World Series.  With almost 1,000 career wins at both Oklahoma at Long Beach City, Gasso has won four Big XII regular season-titles, four conference championships and has produced 38 All-Americans.

 

For a school that is known for its coaching icons, Papa has continued a legacy made famous by names like Smith and Williams.  With over 1,000 career wins, she has created a winning culture at UNC that is rivaled by few.  Under her tutelage, the Tar Heels have had 23 winning seasons, including the last 13 in a row, and have been to the NCAA tournament in nine of the past 11 years.

 

 

 

 

Subject: Daddy’s Poem (Please Read)

 

 


 

 Daddy’s Poem

Her hair was up in a pony tail,

her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school,
and she couldn’t wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her,
that she probably should stay home;
why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone.

 

But she was not afraid;
she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
of why he wasn’t there today.


But still her mother worried,
for her to face this day alone.
And that was why, once again,
she tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school,
eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees, a dad
who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in
back, for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
anxious in their seat.

One by one the teacher called
on a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
as seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name,
every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
a man who wasn’t there.

“Where’s her daddy at?”
she heard a boy call out.
“She probably doesn’t have one,”
another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,
she heard a daddy say,
“Looks like another deadbeat dad,
too busy to waste his day.”

The words did not offend her,
as she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher, who
told her to go on..

And with hands behind her back,
slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
came words incredibly unique.

“My Daddy couldn’t be here,
because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
since this is such a special day.

 

And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know
all about my daddy,
and how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories,
he taught me to ride my bike;
he surprised me with pink roses,
and taught me to fly a kite.

 

We used to share fudge sundaes,
and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I’m not standing here alone.

 

‘Cause my daddy’s always with me,
even though we are apart;
I know because he told me,
he’ll forever be in my heart”

 

With that, her little hand reached up,
and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
beneath her favorite dress.

 

And from somewhere there in the crowd of dads,

her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
who was wise beyond her years.

For she stood up for the love
of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
doing what was a right.

And when she dropped her hand back
down, staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
but its message clear and loud.

 

“I love my daddy very much,
he’s my shining star.
And if he could, he’d be here,
but heaven’s just too far.

 

You see he is an American Soldier
and he died just this past year,,
when a roadside bomb hit his convoy
and taught Americans to fear.

 

But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it’s like he never went away.”
And then she closed her eyes,
and saw him there that day.

And to her mother’s amazement,
she witnessed with surprise,
a room full of daddies and children,
all starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them;
who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
they saw him at her side.

“I know you’re with me Daddy,”
to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,
for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

And a child was blessed, if only for
a moment, by the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
that heaven is never too far.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.

Send this to the people you’ll never forget and remember to send it also to the person that sent it to you. It’s a short message to let them know that you’ll never forget them.

If you don’t send it to anyone, it means you’re in a hurry and that you’ve forgotten your friends.

Take the time….to live and love.

Until eternity…

God Bless

There must be many children in the same boat as this little girl, thanks to our servicemen and their families for the sacrifice they are making to keep our country free.
The ULTIMATE sacrifice is being left behind. Don’t forget them.

PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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