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2013 SOFTBALL TEAM CAPSULES

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2013 SOFTBALL TEAM CAPSULES

Below are the 2013 softball team capsules for schools located in the coverage area for www.northoaklandsports.com. To submit information on your team, email Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com

 

Auburn Hills Avondale

HEAD COACH: Lisa Allain, returning after one-year hiatus.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 2-21, 1-9 OAA White Division (seventh).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost to Rochester Adams in D-1 district semifinals (10-2).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA White Division; MHSAA Division 1.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: Did not compete last season due to low numbers.

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: Independent; MHSAA Division 4.

RETURNING STARTERS: Hannah Sussick,  jr. OF; Theresa Hinman, jr. 2B-P;  Eva Hudak, sr. P-2B; Mackenzie Blomberg, soph. C; Clair Gwilt, soph. 1B; Caroline Riley, soph. P-OF; Madison Fox, soph. SS.

OTHER RETURNEES: Leah Powell, sr. OF.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Alexa Hill, soph. P; Lauren Wojtowicz, soph. INF-OF; Allie Powell, soph. 3B; Marissa Yagley, soph. OF; Lex Gallagher, soph. OF; Nicole Wagner, soph. INF.

KEY LOSSES: Brianna Marzolff, C (All-League; All-District).

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES:Lisa Allain returns after taking a year off coaching and inherits an extremely young roster. Avondale, which won the league title in2010, ventured through a rebuilding campaign last season to say the least. Any improvement over an 2-21 season will be a welcomed improvement.

SMOOTH DELIVERY: Troy’s Cory Mittelbrun and the colts hope to contend for league and district titles this season. Photo | Larry McKee, www.lmckeephotography.com | lmckeephotography@comcast.net

 

Auburn Hills Oakland Christian

HEAD COACH: Kyle Yee, third season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD:

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes in D-4 district semifinals (1-0).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: MIAC Red Division; MHSAA Division 4.

RETURNING STARTERS: Becky VanSloten, sr. 1B; Alex Kline, jr. 3B; Melanie Couch, jr. 2B.

OTHER RETURNEES: Kayla Tison, soph. P; Anna  Livy Mullally, soph. P-OF; Sharon Patterson, jr. C; Jamon Patterson, jr. LF; Fran Golus, jr. RF; Reagan Elrod, jr. OF-INF.

KEY NEWCOMERS:

KEY LOSSES: Caity Couch, CF; Kim Ervin, SS; Jenna Bottiaus, 2B; Alexis Fantin,  LF; Heather Geer, U-DH.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES:

 

Auburn Hills Christian Academy

HEAD COACH:

LAST SEASON’S RECORD:

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost to Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest in D-4 district semifinals (1-0, forfeit).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: Independent; MHSAA Division 4.

RETURNING STARTERS:

OTHER RETURNEES:

KEY NEWCOMERS:

KEY LOSSES:

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES:

 

Clarkston

HEAD COACH: Don Peters, ninth season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 36-6, 7-3 OAA Red Division (second).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Def. Lake Orion (8-0); def. Waterford Kettering in district finals (4-1); lost to Romeo inD-1 regional semifinals to Romeo (7-4, eight innings).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA Red Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Sydney Hasselbach, sr. C-INF (All-State First Team); Madeline Maday, soph. P (All-State First Team); Katie Nelson, sr. OF; Rachel Allie, jr. OF; Mikayla Blaska, soph. SS; Rachel Vieira, soph. 2B.

OTHER RETURNEES: Katie Nelson, sr.; Makenzie King, jr.; Alex Favazza, soph. P-OF; Candace Kitchen, soph. OF-P.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Abby Skvarce, fr. C; Mariah Hood, fr. IF-OF,

KEY LOSSES: Megan Hastings, INF-P; Tara Perry, OF; Rachel Pytel; Shauna Siwicki.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: Clarkston posted one of its better seasons last year, but t ended in a loaded regional with a loss in regional semifinals to Romeo.

 

Holly

HEAD COACH: Jaimie Jones.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD:

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-1 district semifinals to Milford (5-0).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: Flint Metro League; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS:

OTHER RETURNEES:

KEY NEWCOMERS:

KEY LOSSES:

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES:

 

Lake Orion

HEAD COACH: Joe Woityra, fourth season (70-36).

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 20-16; 6-6 OAA Red Division (fourth).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-1 district semifinals to Clarkston (8-0).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA Red Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Alicia Gronowski, sr. SS-P (All-League, All-District); Julie Malear, sr. C (All-District, 424 batting avg.); Kennedi Thomas, jr. OF (.393 batting avg.); Alex Carpenter, soph. 3B (.431 batting avg.); Rachel Dolland, soph. 1B (.391 batting avg.); Hannah Hamay, soph. C-SS.

OTHER RETURNEES: Sierra Woods, sr. 1B; Hayley Gilbertson, sr. OF; Jennifer Warznie, jr. OF; Liz Carpenter, soph. OF; Kersten Thomas, jr. OF; Alyssa Geis, jr. P; Kelly Knobloch, jr. OF.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Sierra Gonzales, fr. P-SS.

KEY LOSSES: Brianna Schwarcz, 2B; Jenny Lucas, OF; Kaitlin Kogut, P; Danielle Guldi, 3B; Katelyn Cloyse, C-OF; Taylor Dillon, OF.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: The Dragons have been competitive the past several years but only able to finish in the middle of the pack in the league. If this team can actually remain healthy this season, something they have not been able to accomplish the past three years, then Lake Orion could challenge Clarkston, Troy and Troy Athens for a league championship this season. The Dragons also need to be more consistent, especially from the circle, if they are able to stay in the league title chance and win a district trophy in a very deep district.

 

Ortonville Brandon

HEAD COACH: Liz Hendershott, first season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 9-29, 6-10 Flint Metro League (sixth).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost to Flint Kearsley in D-1 district semifinals (7-6).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: Flint Metro League; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Genna Ortel, jr. OF; Rae Beadlescomb, sr. OF; Miranda Zimmerman, jr. INF; Katelyn Hendershott, soph. P-INF (Seven pitching wins; led team in home runs last season; two-time All-League basketball player); Elizabeth Walls, soph. C-3B; Megan Genslak, soph. C-3B-P.

OTHER RETURNEES: Hunter Mateer, jr. INF; Emily Wheatcraft, sr. INF.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Erin Kneller, sr. INF-C; Katlyn McConkey, sr. P; Kiana Goltz soph. OF.

KEY LOSSES: Kristen Jones, OF (lead team in batting average); Amy Szedlak, C (four-year starter; Macomb CC); Christin Mahalik, P; Breanna Lauinger, OF.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: the Blackhawks took their lumps with a young team last season. Now with a new coach and some quality athletes back in the fold, Brandon should be able to climb up a few rungs in the FML this season.

 

Oxford

HEAD COACH: Lindsey Long, first season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 14-23, 0-10 OAA Red Division.

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Division 1 districts to Clarkston.

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA White Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Autumn Cervantez, sr. C-INF (North Dakota State; .389 batting average); Jessica Lalumbo, sr. INF (Olivet College, .389 batting average); Brooke Harris, sr. P; Alexis Straub, sr. U; Cherilyn Banas, soph. INF; Skye Donaldson, soph. CF; Alyson Edgemon, jr. 2B.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Maddie Ellinger, fr. OF; Lou Downey, sr. OF (out-of-state transfer); Alica Angular, fr. OF.

KEY LOSSES: Kyla Kurczewski, jr. P-INF (not playing); Cassie Edgemon, 3B (All-League); Amanda Boyer, 1B; Sierrah Macocha, RF; Jennifer Fifield, LF.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: Long was an Assistant coach last season who took over the program last season for Kristi McDevitt. The Wildcats ventured through a pair of rebuilding years the past two seasons. Now, with several players back, hope to be a factor in the OAA White Division this season.

 

Pontiac

HEAD COACH:

LAST SEASON’S RECORD:

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-1 districts to Auburn Hills Avondale (1-0, forfeit).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA Gold-Central Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS:

OTHER RETURNEES:

KEY NEWCOMERS:

KEY LOSSES:

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES:

 

Pontiac Academy of Excellence

HEAD COACH:

LAST SEASON’S RECORD:

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Withdrew from Division 3 season due to low numbers in program.

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: Independent; MHSAA Division 3.

RETURNING STARTERS:

OTHER RETURNEES:

KEY NEWCOMERS:

KEY LOSSES:

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES:

 

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep

HEAD COACH: Betty Wroubel, 20th season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 28-10, 10-2 CHSL-AA Division (second).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Won district title; def. Bloomfield Hills Lahser (14-0); Birmingham Detroit Country Day (11-1); def. Richmond (7-5); Lost in D-2 regional finals to St. Clair (9-2).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: CHSL-AA Division; MHSAA Division 2.

RETURNING STARTERS: Olivia Daye, sr. 1B (All-District); Hannah Antosz, soph. SS (hit back-to-back home runs in game last season against Riverview Gabriel Richard); Katie Swartz, soph. OF.

OTHER RETURNEES: Lauren Perkins, jr. 3B.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Victoria Bayliss, jr. OF-P; Liz Swartz, fr. OF; Hannah Bullard, soph. C.

KEY LOSSES: Gabby Fazio, INF (Alma); Erin Collins, SS; Courtney Wroubel, OF (Oakland); Katy Roose, 3B (Gannon); Cathy Robinson, OF (team leader in RBI); Courtney Avromov, jr. 2B-OF (transferred to Farmington Hills Mercy); Carly Josph, jr. (running track); Danielle Deiotte, soph. P-U (moved out of country); Jenny Hester, soph. P (moved out of country).

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: A rebuilding year is likely, as six players graduated, one player is running track and three other players transferred away.

 

Rochester

HEAD COACH: Laura Guzman, second season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 28-10, 8-4 OAA White Division (second).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in Division 1 districts to Troy Athens.

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA White Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Mackenzie Duff, sr. 1B (All-League); Haley Lenderman, soph. P (All-League); Emily Smith, jr. U; Maddie Williams, jr. OF; Sarah Schedlbauer, sr. LF (All-League).

OTHER RETURNEES: Alexa Haupt, jr. SS-2B; Haley Klein, sr. 2B; Katie Swart, jr. 2B; Natalie Graham, sr. P-OF.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Lexi Troy, fr. INF-P.

KEY LOSSES: Maggie Irvine, OF (all-league; all-region; playing at Oakland CC); Amanda Graham, OF-P; Courtney Haupt, C.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: The Falcons finished second in the OAA-White last season and with a fine pitching staff and several key components back from last year, should be in the mix again for a league title. Rochester shot up from 15 wins to 28 wins over the past two years. This team has not won a district since 1995.

 

Rochester Adams

HEAD COACH: Fran Scislowicz, 26th season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 20-19, 6-6 OAA White Division.

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Def. Auburn Hills Avondale (12-2); lost to Troy Athens in D-1 district finals to Troy Athens (9-0).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA White Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Breanna Poclyn, sr. C; Madeline Phelps, sr. SS; Kelly McCasland, soph. P.

OTHER RETURNEES: Kristen Novack, jr. 1B.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Over half of the roster is newcomers.

KEY LOSSES: Ashley Durand, 2B; Rebecca Camaiani, CF; Alexys Pacioni, RF; Alyse Wilson, 2B; Rebecca Camiani, RF; Kristen Koltvedt, P.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: Adams struggled out of the gate last season with a young team, going 1-12 in the season’s first month. By the end of the campaign, the Highlanders climbed out of the cellar and finished above five-hundred. A host of newcomers will try to help Adams stay in the top half of the OAA-White.

 

Rochester Stoney Creek

HEAD COACH: Jerry Price, third season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 20-18, 7-3 OAA Blue Division (third).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-1 district semifinals to Rochester (12-0).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA White Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Jen Semaan, jr. SS (All-district; All-League; .452 BA; .515 OBP; five home runs; 44 RBI); Sara Beyer soph. P-3B (All-League); Casey Cribbs, soph. C (All-District; All-League); Emily Garman, soph. OF-P; Brittany Gadigian, sr. 3B-1B; Hannah Aman, sr. 1B-OF; Karlee Bednarowski, sr. 2B.

OTHER RETURNEES: Jessica Yankee, jr. OF-INF; Jessica Chapie, soph. OF.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Sarah Newman, jr. INF-OF; Meghan Glaser, soph. P; Emily Glaser, jr. 1B-P; Charlotte Spehn, jr. OF.

KEY LOSSES: Jessica Lie, OF (All-League).

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: Stoney Creek climbed above the five-hundred mark last season for the first time in several years and looks to contend for a league championship this season. This is the 11th season for Stoney Creek softball and the program is long overdue to raise a championship banner of any kind. Could the Cougars emerge as the top team in the OAA-Blue this season?

 

Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest

HEAD COACH: Jeff Ludwig, ninth season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 14-20, 2-8 MIAC Blue Division (fifth).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Def. Auburn Hills Christian Academy (1-0, forfeit); def. Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes-Clarkston Everest Collegiate Unified in D-4 district finals (5-4); lost in D-4 regional semifinals to Fowler (13-3).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: MIAC Blue Division; MHSAA Division 4.

RETURNING STARTERS: Paytin Riethmeier, soph. P; Brianna Neumeyer, sr. C; Rachel Dober, sr. 3B.

OTHER RETURNEES: Emily Kimmell, soph. CF; Ashley Gryzwac, soph. 1B; Emily Griffith, jr. SS.

KEY NEWCOMERS: The Crusaders have eight newcomers on the roster this season.

KEY LOSSES: Graduated five starters; Stephanie Smith, P-1B; Ashly Riethmeier, 1B; Marcella Bolen, CF-P.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: In a rebuilding season, the Crusaders actually won a district crown after several seasons with high-quality teams that could not get past the district hump. This season Northwest has multiple question marks, with returning players shifting positions and eight newcomers looking for playing time. The Crusaders will bump up to Division 3 for softball and baseball for the first time, creating a whole new list of challenges.

 

Troy

HEAD COACH: Tom Calnen

LAST SEASON’S RECORD:

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Lost in D-1 district semifinals to Troy Athens (6-2).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA Red Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STATERS: Jesse Pappas, sr. 1B-P; Katy Krajenta, sr. P-3B; Sally Muller, sr. OF; Cory Mittelbrun, jr. 1B-P;  Allie Cianciiolo, jr. OF (.465 BA); Ashley Messina, soph. C-INF;

OTHER RETURNEES: Hannah Emerick, sr. SS:

KEY NEWCOMERS: Sydney Heath, jr. OF (did not play high school softball the past two years; state qualifier in track the past two years; committed to Michigan State for softball): Taylor Schmidt, fr. P-INF.

KEY LOSSES: Kamryn LaCarter, SS; Laney Hart, 2B; Kristen Shetler, CF.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: For the first time in a decade, Troy did not win a district championship last season and the colts also finished third in the OAA-Red Division. For one of the area’s premier programs, getting rid of that bad taste in the collective mouths of the Colts should be one of the main goals. Troy will challenge Clarkston, Troy Athens and Lake Orion in the OAA-Red and be a factor come the postseason.

 

Troy Athens

HEAD COACH: Dave Marr, 37th season.

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 33-7, 10-0 OAA White Division (first).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Def. Troy (6-2); Def. Rochester Adams in D-1 district finals (9-0); lost to White Lake Lakeland in D-1 regional semifinals (12-0).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: OAA Red Division; MHSAA Division 1.

RETURNING STARTERS: Erica Siismets, sr. CF (.339 BA; 26 stolen bases); Jackie Klein, sr. 2B; Haley Zemmer, jr. P (.475 BA; 47 RBI; 19 extra base hits; 31 pitching wins; 323 strikeouts, 1.07 ERA); Mary Grace Stark, jr. 3B (gold-glove type infielder); Sarah Watson, jr. LF (.349 BA; 20 RBI); Amanda Mildfelt, jr. RF (.314 BA); Lauren Genereau, jr. 1B.

OTHER RETURNEES: Maddie Rizzo, sr. OF; Lauren Atwell, jr. OF; Stacy Gross, soph. OF.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Sam Stosiak, fr. SS; Jensen O’Branovic, soph. C; Melissa Doozan, soph. U; Avery Springer, fr. U.; Rebecca Bussa, soph. U; Julia Douglas, jr. OF.

KEY LOSSES: Melissa Palmer, SS (set numerous season, game and career school records; Western Michigan); Meg Richter, C.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: Troy Athens had its best season in decades in 2012, winning league and district titles in the same season for the first time. Seven starters and 10 total players are back. This team has been promoted to the OAA-Red this season after finishing undefeated in the OAA-White last season and will be instant challengers. Also look for the Red Hawks to contend for another district crown with an experienced group.

 

Troy Christian Leadership Academy

HEAD COACH:

LAST SEASON’S RECORD:

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: None.

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: Independent; No postseason/governing body affiliation.

RETURNING STARTERS:

OTHER RETURNEES:

KEY NEWCOMERS:

KEY LOSSES:

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES:

                                                                                                          

Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes-

Clarkston Everest Collegiate Unified

HEAD COACH: Steve Troy, fifth season (90-53).

LAST SEASON’S RECORD: 15-18, 6-4 CHSL-Intersectional Division (third).

LAST SEASON’S STATE TOURNAMENT: Def. Auburn Hills Oakland Christian; lost in D-4 district finals to Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest (5-4).

CONFERENCE/DIVISION FOR 2013: CHSL-Intersection Division; MHSAA Division 4.

RETURNING STARTERS: Abbigayle Kline, sr. P; Angie Mastromatteo, jr. 3B (All-League; -District; All-Region); Sarah Kowalczyk, jr. 2B (All-League); Olivia Imbier, jr. 1B; Madison Ebel, jr. C-OF; Lauren Hingst, jr. SS-OF-DH; Becky Wolanin, jr. OF; Sarah Szakakl, jr. OF.

KEY NEWCOMERS: Ashley Lowney, soph. C-SS; Kathleen Ballan, fr. SS; Kelly Liszewski, fr. C-1B-DH: Beth Meehan, fr. OF; Megan Ross, fr. OF; Claudia Mastromatteo, fr. 2B-OF; Alex Troy, fr. OF.

KEY LOSSES: Amy Wolanin, OF (All-District); Julie Mastromatteo, C-SS (All-League, All-District); Jessica Ebel, OF; Carly Bjanrnesen, OF.

OUTLOOK/NOTABLES: After going 36-6 and reaching the D-4 state quarterfinals in 2011, the Lakers dipped below .500 in 2012 and failed to advance out of the districts. This season most of the team is back along with the aid of a strong freshman class. The small-school powerhouse will not expect to be down for long and should contend for league and district titles this season.

(Above are the 2013 softball team capsules for schools located in the coverage area for www.northoaklandsports.com. To submit information on your team, email Senior Editor Dan Stickradt at Dan.Stickradt@northoaklandsports.com or results@northoaklandsports.com )

 

 

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