Diamond Sports Academy
Nicholls State's Angel Santiago and Northern Illinois' Alicia Abbott hold a catching/hitting clinic on Thursday, December 22, 2016.
Both Coaches Santiago and Abbott who are Chicago area natives come home to offer their instruction in the areas of catching and hitting. We are proud to have both of these coaches helping our players to get better! Don't miss this chance to get better!
Annual Player2Player/College Instruction Camp set for Saturday, January 7, 2017
An instructional camp covering the fundamentals of defense, offense, pitching and catching will be covered. The camp this year offers a way for players to learn from former Lightning players as well as current college coaches. It's a way to link former Lightning players with present Lightning players so we can keep moving forward to the future! This years camp staff includes the following coaches and players:
Alicia Abbott, Assistant Coach - Northern Illinois
Shane Bouman, Head Coach - Indiana State
Becky Pearl, Head Coach - Lewis University
Sarah O'Malley Fisher, Head Coach - Concordia
Charlie Kennedy, Head Coach - Lindenwood Belleville
Cait Santefort, Assistant Coach - Greenville College
Megan Butler, Assistant Coach - Olivet Nazarene
Elizabeth Everingham, Head Coach - South Fork HS
Elaine Heflin, Senior - Illinois Chicago
Sara Novak, Senior - Wisconsin
Kelly Pattison, Junior - Nebraska Omaha
Loren Krzysko, Junior - Arkansas
Morghan Dieringer, Junior - St. Francis
Cierra Taylor, Freshman - Benedictine-Mesa
Nicole O'Donnell, Freshman - St. Xavier
18U New Lenox Lightning MK Takes 5th Place at 18U Nationals
The team led by Coach Klutch and his amazing staff had a fun run in Bloomington, Indiana coming from behind in many games to capture a 5th place finish in this Championship. We are so proud of each and every player to show the heart and perseverance of a champion through an amazing week of games! The team went 5-2 on the week inspiring every team in the Lightning organization!
Thank you to all the girls who came to the New Lenox Lightning tryouts. There was a huge turnout of over 250 very talented athletes from 10U through 18U. We would like to congratulate the girls who made one of the New Lenox Lightning teams and offer the best of luck to those that did not make one of our teams! Keep working hard! We look forward to an exciting season competing at the highest levels of competition nationally.
A special thank you to the 48 10U players that came out for tryouts! Your attitudes are refreshing! At this age it's all about the development of the player and learning to love the game for all it teaches and entails! This is a special age that has a certain innocence and enthusiasm about it! Keep it special! Thank you again!
Co-Champions 16U Metro 2016
The mission of the New Lenox Lightning Girls Fastpitch Softball Program is to teach our student-athletes the fundamental way to play fastpitch softball at an elite level while emphasizing high values, as well as developing personal growth and character of all our student athletes.
The New Lenox Lightning Girls Fastpitch Softball Program encourages attitudes of self-discipline, group loyalty, good sportsmanship and personal integrity along with an appreciation for goal oriented hard work, motivation, a feeling of pride in personal achievement along with respect for all individuals.
The New Lenox Lightning Girls Fastpitch Softball Program also encourages a sense of personal pride in each student-athlete becoming the best student they can be. There is a reason why our players are student-athletes rather than athlete-students. EDUCATION is the number one priority of this organization!
The New Lenox Lightning offers teams at 10U, 12U , 14U, 16U, 18U and 18Gold. The New Lenox Lightning is a fast-pitch softball organization that travels throughout the country playing the best competition at the Class A and Gold levels! The Lightning plays ASA, PGF, Triple Crown and an array of the best College Exposure tournaments in the country! We expect to qualify and participate every year in either ASA Nationals or PGF Nationals along with playing in the ASA Junior Olympic Cup. College recruiting is the major focus for every coach from 14U - 18U. The New Lenox Lightning has one of the highest, if not the highest success rate for placing our student athletes in the college or university that fits each player best! We are very proud of every one of our players that play in NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or JUCO. The New Lenox Lightning is based out of New Lenox, Illinois.
"ABILITY is what you're capable of doing
MOTIVATION determines what you do
ATTITUDE determines how well you do it."
- Lou Holtz -