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College Instructional Series

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! 

Player2Player/College Instruction Camp

 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



A Special Thank You

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. 

New Lenox Lightning Mission Statement

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!

About Us!

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.


Linking The Past With The Present

Quote of the Week

"ABILITY  is what you're capable of doing

MOTIVATION  determines what you do

ATTITUDE  determines how well you do it."

- Lou Holtz -

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