Diamond Sports Academy
Woohoo! Let's Celebrate! We are so excited to announce our 2018 Class is signed and ready to play at the next level! Here is our 2018 Class along with what Universities they will be attending in the fall!
Lauren Anderson Santa Clara
Lydia Byrd Wisconsin Parkside
Alyssa Cacini Dayton
Alexis D'Ambrosio Missouri - Kansas City
Kristin Kavalauskas Lewis
Maggie Kehoe Western Michigan
Allie Kennedy Illinois Benedictine
Jessie Kiefor Ball State
Mackenzie Mahy Northern Illinois
Anna Perry Lamar
Savannah Rodriguez Western Illinois
Maya Seifert Yale
Lexie Siwek Indiana State
Kristi Stevenson Saint Louis
Madisen Tucker Saint Francis
Claire Weeks Augustana
Please check on the pages of our various teams to see our summer schedules! We are looking forward to once again competing at the highest level of softball in the country!
Annual Player2Player/College Instruction Camp, January 8, 2018
Lincoln Way West High School
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 included the following coaches and players:
Megan Butler, Assistant Coach - Olivet Nazarene
Elizabeth Everingham, Head Coach - South Fork HS
Elaine Heflin - Illinois Chicago
Kelly Pattison - Nebraska Omaha
Loren Krzysko - Arkansas
Morghan Dieringer - St. Francis
Cierra Taylor - Lewis University
Lizzie Bollinger - Miami University
Rachel Krzysko - Purdue
Anne Allen - Northern Illinois
Alyssa Garcia - Butler
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.
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.
"If you believe enough in the process SUCCESS
will come to you. You just have to be willing to see
it through to the END."