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Announcing 2021 College Commitments

Brooke Becker                          Trinity Christian University
Christine Butler                       Newberry College
Stephanie Chavez                  Judson University
Julia Czart                                   St Xavier University
Chloe Erwin                               St Xavier University
Alyssa Fox                                   Indiana Tech University
Jasmine Freeze                        Concordia University Wisconsin
Emma Hicks                               Illinois State University
Ella Hoffman                             William Jewell College
Grace Kmak                               Saint Louis University
Emily Monahan                        Loras College
Lindsay Morgan                       Keiser University
Lilly Mucha                                 Heartland CC
Peyton Pepkowski                  Loyola University
Kayla Richardson                    Union College
Lauren Sackett                          Indiana State University
Morgan Slavicek                      Prairie State College
Grace Vowell                             University of Wisconsin Stout
Emma Young                              Lewis University

We are so proud of all of our student-athletes! Please join us in wishing them a heartfelt congratulations!!!!


Do you want to improve your softball skills and
do you want to be part of the highest level of
softball by playing with one of our New Lenox
Lightning teams?  Come join us for tryouts!

Age: 12U (Includes 11U)
Day/Date: Tuesday, July 20th          
Times: Pitchers/Catchers       3:00pm -5:00pm
                Position Players            6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Age: 14U
Day/Date: Wednesday, July 21st
Times: Pitchers/Catchers       3:00pm - 5:00pm
                Position Players            6:00pm - 9:00pm

Age: 16U
Day/Date: Tuesday, July 20th
Times: Pitchers/Catchers       3:00pm - 5:00pm
                Position Players            6:00pm - 9:00pm

Age: 18U
Day/Date: Wednesday, July 21st
Times: Pitchers/Catchers        3:00pm - 6:00pm
Position Players                             6:00pm - 9:00pm

The tryouts listed above will be held at:     

Freedom Park
7835 Timber Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Freedom Park tryouts will be held on turf so please bring turf shoes or gym shoes! NO SPIKES WILL BE ALLOWED!!!

We also have a couple of teams based out of St. Charles, IL.
The tryouts for our North Side based teams will be as follows:

Age: 12U
Day/Date: Thursday, July 22nd
Pitchers/ Catchers                      3:00pm - 5:00pm
Position Players                            6:00pm - 9:00pm

Age: 16U
Day/Date: Thursday, July 22nd
Pitchers/Catchers                       3:00pm - 5:00pm
Position Players                            6:00pm - 9:00pm

The tryouts listed above will be held at:

East Side Sports Complex

3565 Legacy Boulevard
St. Charles, IL 60174





Linking The Past With The Present

New Lenox Lightning 2018 Class Signed To Play At The Next Level

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 - KC
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

2019 Class Off To College

Congratulations to our 2019 class as we send them off to college!
We are so proud of you! Best of luck as you move forward!

Samantha Mallinder - Northern Illinois
Delaney Ostrowski - Northern Illinois
Gabby Gedville - Winona State
Brianna Luciano - Winona State
Kaitlin Lynch - Grand Valley State
Abby Gracia - Western Illinois
Jordan Jones - Trinity Christian
Ambria May - Illinois Weslyan
Alexa Sherlund - North Central
Delaney Jacobson - Roosevelt 
Emely Martinez - St. Xavier
Arianna Lopez - Loras


Quote of the Week

"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."

About Us!

The New Lenox Lightning offers teams at 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  PGF, ASA, Triple Crown and an array of the best College Exposure tournaments in the country! We expect to qualify and participate every year in either PGF Nationals or ASA 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.

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!


These Seniors are ready to take their
game to the following Universities:

Sydney Barnett                   Loyola
Evie Calderon                       Lewis
Amaya Chavez                     Elmhurst
Emily Dato                             Northern Illinois
Mia DeTolve                         Lincoln
Devin Dubsky                      St. Xavier
Isabella Egizio                      Lehigh
Christine Eliopulos           Missouri S & T
Kara Frencl                            St. Xavier
Isaballe Garcia                     Illinois Chicago
Reili Gardner                        Illinois State
Kamryn Gonzalez              La Sierra
Samantha Gwiazda           Nicholls State
Hanna Hicks                          Illinois State
Morgan Hoppe                    Charleston
Grace Mosele                       Indianapolis
Lauren Mosele                     Indianapolis
Molly O'Sullivan                  Swarthmore
Alexus Reese                         St. Xavier
Mia Signore                            Roosevelt
Alexis Smith                           Arkansas Pine Bluff
Hannah Spreitzer                Lewis
Katie Weisheit                      St. Olaf

We are so proud of each and every student/athlete as they have committed themselves to working so hard both athletically and academically! Congratulations to every player and family!!! #LightningPride




On December 28, 2019 we held our latest chapter of our Player2Player Camp. This camp is important for the lineage of our organization! Our instructors are entirely made up of former players who are now in college playing softball at the next level! We are so proud of these player/instructors! They take such pride in communicating with present Lightning players. It gives the present Lightning players the opportunity to ask questions and talk with the college players about their experiences and what it takes to play at the next level! This year's instructors and what university they attend are listed below:

Abbey Kruzel                         Indiana State
Alyssa Graves                        Butler
Gabby Gedville                     Winona State
Taylor Stevens                       Purdue Northwest
Cierra Taylor                          Lewis
Mackenzie Mahy                 Northern Illinois
Crystal Guzman                   Wisconsin Green Bay
Lexi D'Ambrosio                   Missouri Kansas City
Kristin Kavalauskas           Lewis
Sam Mallinder                       Northern Illinois
Alyssa Garcia                         Butler

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