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2016 College Coach Attendance

Following is the list of the (147) coaches from (108) colleges and universities in (15) states that attended the 2016 showcase - many thanks to the athletes and their coaches that made this possible:

1. The Ohio State University (OH)
Kelly Schoenly – Head Coach
Amanda Buchholz – Assistant Coach
Jenna Hall – Assistant Coach

2. Purdue University (IN)
Kim Schuette – Head Coach

3. Indiana University (IN)
Michelle Gardner – Head Coach

4. University of Kentucky (KY)
Molly Johnson-Belcher – Assistant Coach

5. Tennessee State University (TN)
Tom Opdenbrouw – Head Coach

6. University of Tennessee at Martin (TN)
Donley Canary – Head Coach

7. Ohio University (OH)
Alyssa Wolfe – Assistant Coach
Jillian Van Wagnen – Assistant Coach

8. University of Detroit Mercy (MI)
Sam Henderson – Assistant Coach

9. Kent State University – (OH)
Eric Oakley – Head Coach
Kyle Gross – Assistant Coach

10. Marshall University (WV)
Chandra Bell – Assistant Coach

11. Bowling Green State University (OH)
Sarah Willis – Head Coach

12. University of Dayton (OH)
Cara LaPlaca – Head Coach
Kara Willis – Assistant Coach

13. Cleveland State University (OH)
Becky Norris – Head Coach
Lloydene Searle – Assistant Coach

14. University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Gina Fuchs – Assistant Coach
Lauren Cognigni – Assistant Coach

15. Western Michigan University (MI)
Tara Buchanan – Assistant Coach

16. Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ)
Ashley Powell – Assistant Coach

17. Youngstown State University (OH)
Brian Campbell – Head Coach
Sara Zilles – Assistant Coach
Kiana Quolas – Assistant Coach

18. University of Buffalo (NY)
Holly Luciano – Assistant Coach

19 Wright State University (OH)
Lynn Curylo – Head Coach
Dave Brittingham – Assistant Coach

20. Eastern Michigan University (MI)
Melissa Gentile – Head Coach

21. Robert Morris University (PA)
Craig Coleman – Head Coach

22. Oakland University (MI)
Karen Baird – Assistant Coach

23. George Mason University (VA)
Megan Blank – Assistant Coach

24. University of Evansville (IN)
Ashley Balazs – Assistant Coach

25. Morehead State University (KY)
David Williams – Head Coach
Erika Stratton – Assistant Coach

26. University of Akron (OH)
Julie Jones – Head Coach
Julie Pratt – Assistant Coach
Julie Boyes – Assistant Coach

27. Northern Kentucky University (KY)
Kathryn Gleason – Head Coach

28. Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne (IN)
Amber Bowman – Assistant Coach
Casey Cromwell – Assistant Coach

29. Saint Francis University (PA)
Jennifer Patrick-Swift – Head Coach

30. Ashland University (OH)
Sheila Gulas – Head Coach

31. Grand Valley State University (MI)
Jen Rivera – Assistant Coach

32. Black Hills State University (SD)
Lane Leedy – Head Coach

33. Hillsdale College (MI)
Joe Abraham – Head Coach
Tristen Wilcox – Assistant Coach
Kate Ardrey – Assistant Coach

34. Otterbein University (OH)
Christine Steines – Head Coach
Kim Tackett – Assistant Coach
Laura Rose – Assistant Coach

35. Denison University (OH)
Tiffany Ozbun – Head Coach
Scott Pohlman – Assistant Coach
Brian Ledford – Assistant Coach

36. Ferris State University (MI)
Wally King – Head Coach

37. Muskingum University (OH)
Stephen Cowgill – Assistant Coach

38. University of Pittsburgh Bradford (PA)
Tina Phillips – Head Coach

39. National Scouting Report (AL)
Sheila Thiery – Scout

40. Alma College (MI)
Alan Schneider – Assistant Coach

41. Trine University (IN)
Don Danklefsen – Head Coach
Brittney Harvey – Assistant Coach
Dennis Smith – Assistant Coach

42. Thomas More College (KY)
Lindsay Eagan – Head Coach
Pat Eagan – Assistant Coach

43. University of Charleston (WV)
Ray Loeser – Head Coach

44. University of Pittsburgh Greensburg (PA)
Chick Meyers – Head Coach

45. Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Marcela Vanlandingham – Head Coach
Brooke McCartney – Assistant Coach

46. Kalamazoo College (MI)
Melanie Rushing – Head Coach

47. Manchester University (IN)
Sara Emerich – Assistant Coach

48. Salem International University (WV)
Steve Potts – Head Coach

49. Urbana University (OH)
Kira Zeiter – Head Coach
CeCe Gummel – Assistant Coach

50. Hanover College (IN)
Megan Carlton – Head Coach

51. Georgetown College (KY)
Thomas Thornton – Head Coach
Kelli Edwards – Assistant Coach

52. California University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Rick Bertagnolli – Head Coach
Dana Webb – Assistant Coach

53. Fairmont State University (WV)
Brad Campbell – Assistant Coach

54. Westminster College (PA)
Laina Walker – Assistant Coach

55. Franciscan University (OH)
Jim Walker – Head Coach

56. Lawrence Technological University (MI)
Anna Ball – Head Coach

57. Taylor University (IN)
Brad Bowser – Head Coach

58. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Sara Pelegreen – Assistant Coach
Casey Crawford – Assistant Coach

59. Waynesburg University (PA)
Richele Hall – Head Coach

60. Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)
Tori Brown – Assistant Coach

61. Davenport University (MI)
Cirina Jones – Assistant Coach
Morgan Greenfield – Assistant Coach

62. Aurora University (IL)
Mike McKenzie – Head Coach

63. Transylvania University (KY)
Shawn Hendrickson – Head Coach

64. Seton Hill University (PA)
Bill Monstrola – Head Coach
Ed Diorio – Assistant Coach

65. Malone University (OH)
Kathryn Bzdafka – Head Coach

66. Trinity Christian University (IL)
Kaleigh Velasquez – Assistant Coach

67. West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)
Marissa Leslie – Assistant Coach

68. Marietta College (OH)
Jeanne Arbuckle – Head Coach
Jenn Castle – Assistant Coach

69. Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Cheryl Peterson – Head Coach

70. Le Moyne College (NY)
Jason Marino – Head Coach

71. Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Gary Saunders – Assistant Coach

72. Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)
Ben Tyree – Head Coach

73. University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
Bill Vasko – Assistant Coach

74. College of Wooster (OH)
Steve Alcorn – Assistant Coach

75. Slippery Rock University (PA)
Stacey Rice – Head Coach

76. Tiffin University (OH)
Jeff Nickerson – Head Coach
Shayne Yeater – Assistant Coach

77. Adrian College (MI)
Ashley Marinacci – Head Coach

78. Hood College (MD)
Terry Burdette – Head Coach

79. Capital University (OH)
Nan Payne – head Coach
Andrea Nagy – Assistant Coach

80. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Bill Graham – Head Coach

81. Saint John Fisher College (NY)
Bari Mance – Head Coach

82. Lake Erie College (OH)
Stephanie Smith – Head Coach

83. University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (PA)
Niki Cognigni – Head Coach

84. John Carroll University (OH)
Nicole Loudin – Head Coach
Bruce Anderson – Assistant Coach

85. American International College (MA)
Marin Dudek – head Coach

86. University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)
Brittany Jurek – Assistant Coach

87. Morrisville State College (NY)
Brittany Stroop – Head Coach

88. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Josie Henry – Head Coach

89. Geneva College (PA)
Van Zanic – Head Coach

90. Heidelberg University (OH)
Jessie Probst – Assistant Coach

91. Bethany College (WV)
Courtney Moyer – Assistant College

92. Bluffton University (OH)
Marissa McDaniel – Head Coach

93. Canisius College (NY)
Kim Griffin – Head Coach

94. Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)
Mark Pratt – Assistant Coach

95. Saint Vincent College (PA)
Nicole Hinerman-Karr – Head Coach
Rich Hinerman – Assistant Coach

96. Sinclair Community College (OH)
Steve Beachler – Head Coach

97. State University of New York Fredonia (NY)
Tony Ciccarello – Head Coach

98. Wilmington College (OH)
Beth Floyd – Head Coach

99. Defiance College (OH)
Jodie Holava – Head Coach
Kaycee Butt – Assistant Coach

100. Notre Dame College (OH)
Steve Gambone – Assistant Coach

101. Mount Saint Joseph University (OH)
Beth Goderwis – Head Coach
DeeDee Davis – Assistant Coach

102. Shawnee State University (OH)
Dan Stevenson – Assistant Coach
Aaron Schmidt – Assistant Coach

103. Cincinnati Christian University (OH)
Cory Gardner – Head Coach

104. University of Rio Grande (OH)
Chris Hammond – Head Coach
Emily Lemin – Assistant Coach

105. Walsh University (OH)
Jaime Porter – Head Coach

106. University of Findlay (OH)
Danielle Lowe – Head Coach

107. Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
Natalie Layden – Head Coach

108 Wittenberg University (OH)
Laura Matthews – Head Coach

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2015 College Coach Attendance

Following is the list of the (142) coaches from (104) colleges and universities in (15) states that attended the 2015 showcase - many thanks to the athletes and their coaches that made this possible:

1. The Ohio State University (OH)
Kelly Schoenly – Head Coach
Amanda Buchholz – Assistant Coach

2. University of Kentucky (KY)
Rachel Lawson – Head Coach

3. Ohio University (OH)
Iyhia McMichael – Assistant Coach

4. Miami University (OH)
Justin Shults – Assistant Coach

5. Purdue University (IN)
Jason Dorey – Assistant Coach

6. University of Indiana (IN)
Michelle Gardner – Head Coach

7. Robert Morris University (PA)
Craig Coleman – Head Coach
Keri Meyer – Assistant Coach

8. Bowling Green State University (OH)
Sarah Willis – Head Coach

9. University of Tennessee Martin (TN)
Katie Reiff – Assistant Coach

10. University of Dayton (OH)
Cara LaPlaca – Head Coach

11. Denison University (OH)
Tiffany Ozbun – Head Coach
Scott Pohlman – Assistant Coach

12. Northern Illinois University (IL)
Alicia Abbott – Assistant Coach

13. Cleveland State University (OH)
Becky Norris – Head Coach
Lloydene Searle – Assistant Coach

14. Tennessee Technological University (TN)
Bonnie Bynum – Head Coach

15. Kent State University (OH)
Karen Linder – Head Coach
Eric Oakley – Assistant Coach

16. Ohio Christian University (OH)
Kelsey Chapman – Head Coach

17. Shawnee State University (OH)
Steve Whittacre – Assistant Coach

18. National Scouting Report (AL)
Sara Rondeau – Scout
Sheila Thiery – Scout
Jim Crotty – Scout

19. Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Gary Saunders – Assistant Coach

20. Marshall University (WV)
Chandra Bell – Assistant Coach

21. Lake Erie College (OH)
Stephanie Smith – Head Coach
Rebecca Dyer – Assistant Coach

22. Geneva College (PA)
Van Zanic – Head Coach
Andrew Fee – Assistant Coach

23. West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV)
Emlyn Knerem – Assistant Coach

24. Alma College (MI)
Alan Schneider – Assistant Coach

25. Marietta College (OH)
Jeanne Arbuckle – Head Coach

26. Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
Marissa McDaniel – Assistant Coach

27. Skidmore College (NY)
Hannah Quintana – Head Coach

28. Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)
Cassie Cunningham – Head Coach
Tori Brown – Assistant Coach

29. Hood College (MD)
Terry Burdette – Head Coach

30. Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)
Mark Pratt – Assistant Coach
Mackenzie Shaw – Assistant Coach

31. Saint John Fisher College (NY)
Bari Mance – Head Coach

32. Clarkson University (NY)
Kristen McGaughey – Head Coach

33. Ashland University (OH)
Sheila Gulas – Head Coach
Shannon Schaub – Assistant Coach

34. Muskingum University (OH)
Kari Winters – Head Coach
Steve Cowgill – Assistant Coach

35. University of Mount Union (OH)
Ed Vargo – Assistant Coach

36. John Carroll University (OH)
Nicole Loudin – Head Coach
Bruce Anderson – Assistant Coach

37. Saint Vincent College (PA)
Nicole Hinerman – Head Coach

38. Sinclair Community College (OH)
Steve Beachler – Head Coach

39. Bethany College (WV)
Jan Forsty – Head College

40. Fairmont State University (WV)
Rick Wade – Head Coach
Brad Campbell – Assistant Coach

41. Salem International University (WV)
Steve Potts – Head Coach
Mike Giannamore – Assistant Coach

42. Defiance College (OH)
Jodie Holava – Head Coach
Kaycee Butt – Assistant Coach

43. Hillsdale College (MI)
Joe Abraham – Head Coach
Erin Porter – Assistant Coach

44. Otterbein University (OH)
Christine Steines – Head Coach
Kim Tackett – Assistant Coach
Kelsey Long – Assistant Coach

45. Wilmington College (OH)
Beth Floyd – Head Coach
Allan King – Assistant Coach

46. Alverno College (WI)
Steph Wilmore – Assistant Coach

47. Thomas More College (KY)
Lindsay Bramhall – Head Coach

48. Capital University (OH)
Nan Payne – Head Coach

49. Grand Valley State University (MI)
Jen Mackson – Assistant Coach

50. University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (PA)
Sabrina Lane – Head Coach

51. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Bill Graham – Head Coach

52. Franciscan University (OH)
Jim Walker – Head Coach

53. Niagara University (NY)
Larry Puzan – Head Coach

54. Black Hills State University (SD)
Lane Leedy – Head Coach

55. Malone University (OH)
Kathryn Bzdafka – Head Coach

56. Lawrence Technological University (MI)
Anna Ball – Head Coach

57. Eastern Michigan University (MI)
Kim Burke – Assistant Coach

58. Georgetown College (KY)
Thomas Thornton – Head Coach
Kelli Edwards – Assistant Coach

59. Wright State University (OH)
Lynn Curylo – Head Coach
Liz Beirne – Assistant Coach
Dave Brittingham – Assistant Coach

60. Northwood University (MI)
Gregg Sauve – Assistant Coach

61. University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)
Tracy Coffman – Head Coach

62. Waynesburg University (PA)
Richele Hall – Head Coach

63. Taylor University (IN)
Brad Bowser – Head Coach
Barry Ehle – Assistant Coach

64. University of Charleston (WV)
Ray Loeser – Head Coach

65. Concord University (WV)
Alisa Tasler – Head Coach

66. Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Marcela Vanlandingham – Head Coach
Brooke McCartney – Assistant Coach

67. Morehead State University (KY)
David Williams – Head Coach
Erika Stratton – Assistant Coach

68. University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Lauren Cognigni – Assistant Coach

69. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Josie Henry – Head Coach

70. Tiffin University (OH)
Jeff Nickerson – Head Coach
Melanie Heyne – Assistant Coach

71. University of Evansville (IN)
Ashley Balazs – Assistant Coach

72. University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)
Bill Vasko – Assistant Coach

73. Kentucky Christian University (KY)
Mike Travis – Assistant Coach

74. Trine University (IN)
Don Danklefsen – Head Coach

75. Notre Dame College (OH)
Amy Kyler – Head Coach
Jillian Gigliotti – Assistant Coach

76. University of Pikeville (KY)
Christine Sheridan – Head Coach

77. University of Pittsburgh Bradford (PA)
Tina Phillips – Head Coach

78. West Liberty University (WV)
Jim Bacca – Head Coach
Kristina Bacca – Assistant Coach

79. Ohio Northern University (OH)
Ali Hess – Head Coach
Sunny Jones – Assistant Coach

80. Urbana University (OH)
Danielle Lowe – Head Coach

81. Slippery Rock University (PA)
Stacey Rice – Head Coach

82. Wittenberg University (OH)
Laura Matthews – Head Coach
Ellie Malchow – Assistant Coach

83. Youngstown State University (OH)
Brian Campbell – Head Coach
Jen Chamberlin – Assistant Coach

84. University of Akron (OH)
Julie Jones – Head Coach
Julie Pratt – Assistant Coach

85. Canisius College (NY)
Kim Griffin – Head Coach

86. Centre College (KY)
Ashley Taylor – Head Coach

87. University of Indianapolis (IN)
Melissa Frost – Head Coach

88. DePauw University (IN)
Erica Hanrahan – Head Coach
Jamie Mueller – Assistant Coach

89. Grace College (IN)
Heather Johnson – Head Coach
Jay Johnson – Assistant Coach

90. Hiram College (OH)
Jackie Mangola – Head Coach

91. Cincinnati Christian University (OH)
Cory Gardner – Head Coach
Coralee Ramirez – Assistant Coach

92. Clarion University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Cheryl Petersen – Head Coach

93. Mount Saint Joseph University (OH)
Beth Goderwis – Head Coach
DeeDee Davis – Assistant Coach

94. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Kelli Williams – Head Coach

95. Alfred University (NY)
Ralph Messura – Assistant Coach

96. Kalamazoo College (MI)
Melanie Hamlin – Head Coach

97. Marian University (IN)
Scott Fleming – Head Coach

98. George Mason University (VA)
Megan Blank – Assistant Coach

99. Lindsey Wilson College (KY)
Sam White – Assistant Coach

100. Mercyhurst University (PA)
Leanne Baker – Head Coach

101. Franklin College (IN)
Butch Zike – Head Coach

102. Heidelberg University (OH)
Betsy Hada – Head Coach

103. Haverford College (PA)
Erin Brooks – Head Coach

104. Seton Hill University (PA)
Bill Monstrola – Head Coach

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Important I70/I270 Traffic Information

Due to a fiery truck crash that damaged the structural integrity of the I70 east bound bridge that passes over I270 on the west side of Columbus, we need to alert you and your families to alternate traffic patterns on the West Side of Columbus. This will mostly affect teams coming from the west into Columbus via I70 east bound depending on your playing site. But it may affect teams depending on where you are staying in Columbus as well. So if during your stay in Columbus you would be using the I70/I270 interchange on the west side of Columbus for any reason, then you will have to use the alternate routes on the attached maps. The maps are labeled according to the direction you would be approaching the interchange from, please allow for extra time to be added to you trip. Use the following link for detailed information on the bridge closing:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D06/current-construction-and-maintenance/Pages/I-70-at-I-270-West-Side.aspx

Approaching Interchange From West – This will affect teams playing in Hilliard because you will not be able to take I270 north bound from I70 east bound. You will have to continue on I70 east bound to the Wilson Road exit and then double back onto I70 west bound which will take you to I270 north bound. If your trip routing has you staying on I70 east bound, you will be OK, except for time perhaps. If your trip routing has you using I270 south bound from I70 east bound, you will be OK, except for time perhaps.

Approaching Interchange From South – If you are playing in Hilliard and using I270 north bound, there will be no effect on traffic in this direction, except for time perhaps

Approaching Interchange From North – If you are playing in Hilliard and staying in the Grove City area, then you will have to detour using Roberts Road west to Hilliard Rome Road south to I70 east bound to I270 south bound.

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2014 College Coach Attendance

Following is a list of the (111) coaches from (78) colleges and universities and (13) states that attended the 2014 showcase - many thanks to the athletes and their coaches that made this possible:

1. Alfred University (NY)
Ralph Messura – Assistant Coach

2. University of Mount Union (OH)
Ed Vargo – Assistant Coach

3. Morehead State University (KY)
David Williams – Head Coach
Rebecca Moran – Assistant Coach

4. Saint Francis University (PA)
Patrick Swift – Assistant Coach

5. West Liberty University (WV)
James Bacca – Head Coach

6. Urbana University (OH)
Jeff Eichelberger – Assistant Coach

7. Georgetown College (KY)
Thomas Thorton - Head Coach
Bryan Johnson – Assistant Coach

8. Kent State University (OH)
Karen Linder – Head Coach
Eric Oakley – Assistant Coach

9. Hillsdale College (MI)
Joe Abraham – Head Coach
Erin Porter – Assistant Coach

10. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
Adrienne Monka – Assistant Coach

11. Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
Nicole Vitello – Head Coach
Marissa McDaniel – Assistant Coach

12. Ave Maria University (FL)
Tim Speakman – Head Coach

13. Saint Joseph’s College (IN)
Diane Stephenson – Head Coach

14. University of Rio Grande (OH)
Amber Bowman – Head Coach

15. Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)
Cassie Cunningham – Head Coach
Tori Brown – Assistant Coach
Tom Cunningham – Assistant Coach

16. Marietta College (OH)
Jeanne Arbuckle – Head Coach
Jenn Castle – Assistant Coach

17. Wright State University (OH)
Lynn Curylo – Head Coach
Dave Brittingham – Assistant Coach
Elizabeth Beirne – Assistant Coach

18. California University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Rick Bertagnolli - Head Coach

19. Lafayette College (PA)
Jexx Varner – Head Coach

20. Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Marcella Vanlandingham – Head Coach
Amanda Ritzler – Assistant Coach

21. Notre Dame College (OH)
Amy Kyler – Head Coach
Jill Gigliotti – Assistant Coach

22. Saint John Fisher College (NY)
Bari Mance – Head Coach

23. University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Chelsea Leonard – Assistant Coach

24. Taylor University (IN)
Brad Bowser – Head Coach

25. Bowling Green State University (OH)
Shannon Salsburg – Head Coach
Monica Wright – Assistant Coach

26. University of Pittsburgh Johnstown (PA)
Sabrina Lane – Head Coach

27. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Bill Graham – Head Coach

28. Youngstown State University (OH)
Brian Campbell – Head Coach
Tiffany Patteson – Associate Head Coach

29. University of Michigan (MI)
Jen Brundage – Assistant Coach

30. Denison University (OH)
Scott Pohlman – Assistant Coach
Brian Ledford – Assistant Coach

31. Western Michigan University (MI)
Marie Foster – Associate Head Coach

32. Ohio Northern University (OH)
Ali Hess – Head Coach
Sunny Jones – Assistant Coach

33. Colgate University (NY)
Melissa Finley – Head Coach

34. Black Hills State University (SD)
Lane Leedy – Head Coach

35. University of Southern Indiana (IN)
Kim Dean – Assistant Coach

36. Otterbein University (OH)
Christine Steines – Head Coach
Kim Tackett – Assistant Coach

37. Walsh University (OH)
Katie Woolf – Assistant Coach

38. Thiel College (PA)
Amy Schafer – Head Coach

39. Lake Erie College (OH)
Stephanie Smith – Head Coach

40. University of Dayton (OH)
Cara LaPlaca – Head Coach

41. Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
Anna Ball – Head Coach

42. Concord University (WV)
Alisa Tasler – Head Coach
Stephanie Harper – Assistant Coach

43. Butler University (IN)
Scott Hall – Head Coach

44. Capital University (OH)
Nan Payne – Head Coach

45. Northern Kentucky University (KY)
Kathy Stewart – Head Coach

46. University of Indianapolis (IN)
Melissa Frost – Head Coach
Sara Kubuske – Assistant Coach

47. Miami University (OH)
Brittany Lastrapes – Assistant Coach

48. Muskingum University (OH)
Kari Winters – Head Coach
Ashley Price – Assistant Coach

49. Thomas More College (KY)
Lindsay Bramhall – Head Coach

50. Cedarville University (OH)
Wes Rowe – Head Coach
Ann Rowe – Assistant Coach

51. University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)
Tracy Coffman – Head Coach

52. University of Akron (OH)
Julie Jones – Head Coach
Julie Pratt – Associate Head Coach

53. Sinclair Community College (OH)
Steve Beachler – Head Coach

54. Wittenberg University (OH)
Laura Matthews – Head Coach

55. Ashland University (OH)
Sheila Gulas – Head Coach

56. Trine University (IN)
Donnie Danklefsen – Head Coach
Dennis Smith – Head Coach

57. Salem International University (WV)
Steve Potts – Head Coach
Michael Giannamore – Assistant Coach

58. Niagara University (NY)
Larry Puzan – Head Coach

59. Mississippi State University (MS)
Vann Stuedeman – Head Coach

60. University of Oregon (OR)
Mike White – Head Coach

61. Canisius College (NY)
Al Dirschberger – Assistant Coach

62. University of Kentucky (KY)
Rachel Lawson – Head Coach

63. DePauw University (IN)
Erica Hanrahan – Head Coach
Jamie Mueller – Assistant Coach

64. Wilmington College (OH)
Beth Floyd – Head Coach
Gina Schneider – Assistant Coach

65. Fairmont State University (WV)
Rick Wade – Head Coach
Brad Campbell – Assistant Coach

66. University of Pittsburgh Bradford (PA)
Tina Phillips – Head Coach

67. Mount Vernon Nazarene University (OH)
Mark Pratt – Assistant Coach

68. Quinnipiac University (CT)
Bill Vasko – Assistant Coach

69. Franklin College (IN)
Butch Zike – Head Coach

70. Grace College (IN)
Jay Johnson – Assistant Coach

71. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Josie Henry – Head Coach

72. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Kelli Williams – Assistant Coach
Megan McCormick – Assistant Coach

73. Defiance College (OH)
Jodie Holava – Head Coach
Brook McCartney – Assistant Coach
Kaycee Butt – Assistant Coach

74. Tiffin University (OH)
Jeff Nickerson – Head Coach
Melanie Heyne – Assistant Coach

75. Kentucky Christian University (KY)
Dave Miller – Head Coach
Mike Travis – Assistant Coach

76. Kenyon College (OH)
Erin O’Neill – Head Coach

77. The Ohio State University (OH)
Kelly Schoenly – Head Coach
Jenna Hall – Assistant Coach

78. Purdue University (IN)
Jason Dorey – Assistant Coach

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2013 College Coach Attendance

Following is a list of the (104) coaches from (73) colleges and universities and (12) states that attended the 2013 showcase - many thanks to the athletes and their coaches that made this possible:

1. Ashland University (OH)
Sheila Gulas - Head Coach

2. Ave Maria University (FL)
Tim Speakman - Head Coach

3. Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Gary Saunders - Assistant Coach

4. Bethany College (WV)
Ashley Marinacci - Assistant Coach

5. Bluffton University (OH)
Tiffany Buckmaster - Assistant Coach

6. Bowling Green State University (OH)
Shannon Salsburg - Head Coach
Monica Wright - Assistant Coach

7. Butler University (IN)
Meaghan Slack - Assistant Coach

8. California University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Robert Bertagnolli - Head Coach
Stephanie Moore - Head Coach

9. Capital University (OH)
Nan Payne - Head Coach
Alan Tharp - Assistant Coach

10. Case Western Reserve University (OH)
Josie Henry - Head Coach

11. Central Michigan University (MI)
Joanna Lane - Assistant Coach

12. Cleveland State University (OH)
Stephanie Taylor - Assistant Coach

13. College of Mount Saint Joseph (OH)
Beth Goderwis - Head Coach
Dan Benjamin - Assistant Coach

14. Concord University (WV)
Taylor Ryal - Assistant Coach

15. Defiance University (OH)
Jodie Holava - Head Coach
Kaylee Butt - Assistant Coach
Brook McCartney - Assistant Coach

16. Denison University (OH)
Scott Pohlman - Assistant Coach

17. Dickinson College (PA)
Matt Richwine - Head Coach

18. Eastern University (PA)
Brittany Stroop – Head Coach

19. Fairmont State University (PA)
Rick Wade - Head Coach
Brad Campbell - Assistant Coach

20. Franklin College (IN)
Butch Zike - Head Coach

21. Franklin Pierce University (NH)
Christine Grenache - Head Coach

22. Glenville State College (WV)
Mandy Sansbury - Head Coach

23. Grand Valley State University (MI)
Dana Callihan - Assistant Coach

24. Heartland Community College (IL)
Steve Leverton - Assistant Coach

25. Heidelberg University (OH)
Betsey Hada - Head Coach
Bessie Artino - Assistant Coach

26. Hillsdale College (MI)
Joe Abraham - Head Coach
Erin Porter - Assistant Coach

27. Indiana University (IN)
Michelle Gardner - Head Coach

28. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
Adrienne Monka - Assistant Coach

29. Kent State University (OH)
Karen Linder - Head Coach
Mandee Luers - Assistant Coach

30. Lake Erie College (OH)
Stephanie Smith - Head Coach

31. Malone University (OH)
Tenequa Martin - Head Coach

32. Marietta College (OH)
Jeanne Arbuckle - Head Coach

33. Miami University (OH)
Clarisa Crowell - Head Coach

34. Morehead State University (KY)
David Williams - Head Coach
Jen Giles - Assistant Coach

35. Muskingum University (OH)
Kari Hoying - Head Coach
Devan Boggs - Assistant Coach
Steve Cowgill - Assistant Coach

36. Northern Kentucky University (KY)
Kathy Stewart - Head Coach
Michelle Caouette - Assistant Coach

37. Notre Dame College (OH)
Amy Kyler - Head Coach
Jill Gigliotti - Assistant Coach

38. Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Marcella Vanlandingham - Head Coach
Shannon St. Clair - Assistant Coach

39. Ohio Northern University (OH)
Sunny Jones - Head Coach
Ali Hess - Assistant Coach

40. Ohio University (OH)
Jodi Hermanek - Head Coach

41. Ohio Wesleyan University(OH)
Cassie Cunningham - Head Coach

42. Otterbein University (OH)
Christine Steines - Head Coach
Liz Allum - Assistant Coach

43. Regis College (MA)
Rachel Baxter - Assistant Coach

44. Robert Morris University (PA)
Craig Coleman - Head Coach

45. Salem International University (WV)
Steve Potts - Head Coach
Hayley Wilson - Assistant Coach

46. Sinclair Community College (OH)
Steve Beachler - Head Coach

47. Southern Indiana University (IN)
Sue Kunkle - Head Coach

48. Southern Wesleyan University (SC)
Anna Ball - Head Coach

49. The Ohio State University (OH)
Jenna Hall - Assistant Coach

50. Thiel College (PA)
Amy Schafer - Head Coach

51. Thomas More College (KY)
Lindsay Bramhall - Head Coach

52. Tiffin University (OH)
Jeff Nickerson - Head Coach

53. Transylvania University (KY)
Kim Tackett - Head Coach

54. Trine University (IN)
Donnie Danklefsen - Head Coach
Dennis Smith - Assistant Coach

55. Tufts University (MA)
Marissa Myers - Assistant Coach

56. University of Akron (OH)
Julie Jones - Head Coach
Julie Pratt - Assistant Coach

57. University of Charleston (WV)
Ray Loeser - Head Coach
Shanda Jimeson – Assistant Coach

58. University of Dayton (OH)
Cara LaPlaca - Head Coach

59. University of Indianapolis (IN)
Melissa Frost-Fisher - Head Coach
Sara Kubuske - Assistant Coach

60. University of Mount Union (OH)
Sandy Douglas - Head Coach
Ed Vargo - Assistant Coach

61. University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)
Tracy Coffman - Head Coach
Amber Bowman - Assistant Coach

62. University of Pittsburgh (PA)
Holly Aprile - Head Coach

63. University of the Incarnate Word (TX)
Gary Potts - Head Coach

64. University of Toledo (OH)
Tarrah Beyster - Head Coach
Alyssa Eppler - Assistant Coach

65. Urbana University (OH)
Danielle Lowe - Head Coach

66. Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
Nicole Vitello - Head Coach
Marissa McDaniel - Assistant Coach

67. West Liberty University (WV)
James Bacca - Head Coach
Kristina Bacca - Assistant Coach

68. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV)
Kelli Williams - Assistant Coach

69. Wilmington College (OH)
Beth Floyd - Head Coach
Gina Schneider - Assistant Coach

70. Wittenberg University (OH)
Laura Matthews - Head Coach

71. Wright State University (OH)
Lynn Curylo - Head Coach
Dave Brittingham - Assistant Coach

72. York University (CAN)
Brian Bates - Assistant Coach

73. Youngstown State University (OH)
Brian Campbell - Head Coach

Tournament Information: 

Concussions & Youth Sports - Ohio HB143

The Ohio Stingrays want to bring an important issue to the attention of teams participating in Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events because it affects the safety and well-being of the athletes - concussions in youth sports. Ohio has passed legislation, Ohio House Bill 143, which went into effect on April 26, 2013 that defines prohibitions and requirements for "Youth Sports Organizations" in dealing with the recognition of and the management thereafter of athletes that have sustained a concussion. After consulting with legal counsel, it is the opinion of the Ohio Stingrays that Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events can be defined as a "Youth Sports Organization" in and of themselves for their respective playing weekends:

"Youth Sports Organization" - public or nonpublic entities (Ohio Stingrays) that organize athletic activities (Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events) in which athletes are not more than 19 years old and are required to pay a fee (team entry fee) to participate in the athletic activity. In essence then, each of our guest teams is a member of the Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization" for the July 8-10, 2016 and October 15-16, 2016 weekends.

A requirement of Ohio HB 143 that must be met is distribution of the Ohio Department of Health Concussion Information Sheet to the parent or other guardian of an individual who wishes to compete in our athletic activity. Youth Sports Organization Concussion Form - ODH Revised 3 can be downloaded below. This same form will be included with the information packet that coaches will receive when they check in at Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events - they will need to distribute it to their families at the events.

As a member of Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization", each head coach is required to successfully complete an on-line concussion training program. When you complete this on-line program, you can print out your completion certificate. Each head coach must produce a copy of their certificate for the Ohio Stingrays to keep on file when they check-in at the Showcases. The on-line concussion training program is free. It will start off with (5) multiple choice questions to test your knowledge of concussions. There will be approximately a 20 minute audio/visual educational presentation dealing with concussions in youth sports. After the presentation, you will be asked the same (5) multiple choice questions that you were asked in the beginning. This on-line training program can be accessed at:

http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037/concussion-in-sports

This free on-line course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the "order here" button and complete a brief registration form to take the course. Follow these steps to complete the course:

1. Click on the button that says, please log in to order. In the window that appears. click Register Now.
2. When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page. Continue following prompts. Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
3. Once you have completed "checkout", you will be able to take the free on-line course.
4. When you have completed and passed the course, you can print out your certificate of completion.

As a member of Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization", each umpire is required to successfully complete the same on-line concussion training program above. The Ohio Stingrays will work with the relevant sanctioning bodies to insure all of our umpires will have their certificate on file at the Showcases.

As a member of Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization", each site manager (Ohio Stingrays official) is required to successfully complete the same on-line concussion training program above. Our site manager's certificates will be on file at the Showcases.

OK, so now that each head coach, each umpire, and each Ohio Stingrays official (site manager) has successfully completed the on-line training program, what happens on the Showcase weekends? It is the responsibility of each head coach, or umpire, or official to remove from competition an athlete exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a concussion as detailed in the Youth Sports Organization Form - ODH Revised 3 at the bottom of this page:

Appears dazed or stunned
Is confused about assignment or position
Forgets plays
Is unsure of game, score or opponent
Moves clumsily
Answers questions slowly
Loses consciousness (even briefly)
Shows behavior or personality changes (irritability, sadness, nervousness, feeling more emotional)
Can't recall events before or after hit or fall
Nausea or vomitting
Balance problems or dizziness
Double or blurry vision
Sensitivity to light and/or noise
Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy
Concentration or memory problems
Confusion
Does not "feel right"
Trouble falling asleep
Sleeping more or less than usual

In response to this, the Ohio Stingrays will have a licensed athletic trainer stationed at Ohio State and at Pickerington. If a coach, or umpire, or official witnesses an event to cause suspicion of a concussion to an athlete, then call in the athletic trainer to examine the athlete. The athletic trainer will then make the decision if the athlete can return to play or will need to see a physician for further evaluation. You will be given instructions on contacting our athletic trainers in your information packet that you will receive when you check in at the Showcases.

Frequently Asked Questions Updated 2513 New, Return to Play - What Coaches Need to Know, and Return to Play - What Parents-Guardians Need to Know files can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
 
You can learn more about concussions in youth sports at http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/vipp/concussion.aspx#OnlineConcussionManagem...

You can read Ohio HB 143 at  http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_143

Thanks very much for your time and patience in cooperating with our Ohio Stingrays Showcase Events "Youth Sports Organization"!

Tournament Information: 

Teams Submitting Applications

To date, the following teams have submitted applications:

10U STARTING STARS DIVISION
1. Lady Lasers Silver 06
2. Ohio Storm 05
3. Ohio Classics 06
4. Road Runner 05
5. Miami Valley Xpress 05
6. FAST Wizards Elite 05
7. Valley Extreme 05
8. Explosive Fastpitch Black 05
9. Central Ohio Ice 05
10. Lady Lasers Blue 05
11. Ohio Rapture 05
12. Beverly Bandits 05
13. OFC Heat 05
14. Ohio Lady Bombers 05
15. Vipers East 05
16. Kaukauna Ghosts 05
17. PA Renegades 05
18. FAST Wizards Young Guns 05
19. Ohio Starz 05
20. Ohio Stingrays McDaniel 05

12U RISING STARS DIVISION
1. Michigan Bulldogs 03
2. Beverly Bandits DeMarini 03
3. Ohio Wolfpack Young 04
4. NKY Bandits 03
5. Ohio Storm 03
6. Thunder Elite 04
7. Ohio Outlaws Schmeiser 03
8. OFC Heat Orange 04
9. West Virginia Dusters 03
10. Ohio Thunder 03
11. Ohio Wolfpack 03
12. PA Strikers 03
13. Ohio Hurricanes 03
14. Thunder Elite 03
15. Pittsburgh Riot Cutri 03
16. Central Ohio Lady Vipers 03
17. Michigan Hurricanes Balck 04
18. Team Pennsylvania Gray 03
19. FAST Wizards Elite 03
20. Ohio Classics 04
21. Turnin2 03
22. Cincy Slammers 03
23. Vikings Elite 03
24. Valley Extreme Angelo 03
25. TN Elite 04
26. SunDogs Williams 03
27. Finesse Fastpitch Wojcik 03
28. Indiana Shockwaves 04
29. Cincy DOOM 03
30. Ohio Outlaws 04
31. Lady Lasers Black 03
32. LIDS Indiana Dreams Stevenson 03
33. Diamond Express 03
34. Beverly Bandits Futures 03
35. Indiana Shockwaves Harvey 03
36. Indy's Most Wanted 03
37. Central Ohio Lady Vipers 04
38. Indiana Revolution Phillips 04
39. Valley Force 04
40. Ohio Classics Black 03
41. Ohio Stingrays George 04
42. Ohio Stingrays Pope 03

14U FUTURES DIVISION
1. Outlaws PA 02
2. Indiana Shockwaves Perry 02
3. Diamond Express 02
4. Maddogs 02
5. Devils Fastpitch 02
6. Pittsburgh Spirit 02
7. Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners Elite 02
8. Ohio Wolfpack DeWalt 02
9. Explosive Fastpitch 02
10. Ohio Classics 02
11. Indiana Shockwaves Rivercomb 02
12. Ohio Outlaws Siemer 02
13. Vikings Elite 02
14. Team Pennsylvania Majors 02
15. Motor City Madness 02
16. LIDS Indiana Dreams Wirey 02
17. Thunder Elite 02
18. Indiana Zephyrs 02
19. Finesse Fastpitch 02
20. Fury Fastpitch 02
21. FAST Wizards 419 02
22. Lakeshore Pirates Red 02
23. Pittsburgh Power Smith 02
24. Battery Lightning Catalano 02
25. Valley Extreme Fife 02
26. Outlaws PA Elite 01
27. Ohio Starz 02
28. Heart of Ohio Fire 01
29. Dirt Dawgs 02
30. Ohio Stampede 02
31. Cincy DOOM 02
32. LIDS Indiana Dreams Back 02
33. Ohio Stingrays Thompson 02

14U PREMIER DIVISION
1. Indiana Magic 01
2. HH Roadwarriors 01
3. Pittsburgh Predators Myers 01
4. Ohio Emeralds 01
5. Erie Diamonds 01
6. NWI Sox 01
7. Ohio Lasers White 02
8. 3N2 Kentucky 01
9. Cincy DOOM Romans 01
10. Ohio Hawks Gold 02
11. Pittsburgh Spirit Gold 01
12. Road Runner Attack 01
13. Indy Crush Premier 01
14. ICE Blue 01
15. Ohio Glory 01
16. Ohio Hawks Wagner 01
17. Ohio Wolfpack Chevalier 01
18. NY Diamond Girls 01
19. Cincy Slammers Gold 02
20. Delaware Cobras 02
21. Amherst Lightning 01
22. Team Pennsylvania Hartman 01
23. Valley Extreme Kelm 01
24. Ohio Lasers Green 01
25. Indy Bandits Elite 01
26. LIDS Indiana Dreams Greene 01
27. Ohio Lasers Silver 01
28. Ohio Lightning Gold 01
29. West Virginia Diamond Dusters 01
30. Ohio Outlaws Premier 01
31. Static Elite 01
32. Finesse Fastpitch Elite 01
33. FAST Wizards Blackswamp 01
34. Indy Dreams Benefiel 01
35. Compuware Orange 01
36. Explosive Fastpitch Black 01
37. Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners Gold 01
38. Lady Lookouts Premier 01
39. Finesse Fastpitch Wojcik 01
40. Indiana Gators 02
41. Ohio Classics 01
42. Steel City Cyclones 01
43. Maryland Legends 01
44. Indiana Gators Linton 02
45. Michigan Elite Fessenden 01
46. Buckeye Heat Gill 01
47. Ohio Impact 02
48. Cincy DOOM Barnes 01
49. Steel City Select 01
50. Turnin2 01
51. Ohio Stingrays Gunter 01

16U PREMIER DIVISION
1. Indy Dreams Gold Lewis
2. Ohio Ice Purple
3. Crush Fastpitch
4. Indiana Lazers Black
5. Indy Crush Hutchinson
6. Static Elite Easton
7. Ohio Thunder 99
8. Heart of Ohio Glory 99
9. Indy Dreams Premier
10. Pittsburgh Passion Blair
11. Cincy DOOM Gold
12. Lawrence County Lightning
13. Ohio Wolfpack Fogle
14. Saint Louis Fusion
15. Ohio Hawks Gold
16. Vipers Fastpitch
17. KY ASA Gold
18. Pittsburgh Spirit LeViere
19. Ohio Sapphires 00
20. Louisville Stunners 2000
21. Indiana Shockwaves Cline
22. Finesse Fastpitch Carson
23. Kane County Xplosion
24. West Virginia Diamond Dusters
25. Indy Edge Gold
26. FAST Wizards Elite 2000
27. NY Diamond Girls
28. Team Pennsylvania Mallon
29. Ohio Lasers Purple
30. West Seneca Magic
31. Ohio Hawks Wagner 00
32. Valley Extreme Premier
33. Louisville Lady Sluggers Gold
34. Michigan Bulldogs 99
35. PA Renegades 99
36. Guelph Gators
37. Taylor Made Titans
38. Miami Valley Xpress Blue
39. Traps FastPitch
40. Turnin2 99
41. Central Indiana Catz 2000
42. Indiana Impulse
43. Team Pennsylvania Koutsogiani
44. Diamond CHIX Gold 99
45. Michigan Batbusters Gold
46. Miami Valley Xpress White
47. Michigan Batbusters Vitale
48. Ann Arbor Gold
49. Central Ohio Ice 00
50. De Cobras Gold
51. Nitro Fastpitch Elite
52. Illinois Fire
53. Buckeye Heat 00
54. Cincy Doom Premier
55. LIDS Indiana Dreams MacBeth
56. Maddogs Black
57. Pittsburgh Riot
58. Kentucky Magic
59. SGS Magic Red
60. Indiana Magic Gold
61. Ohio Outlaws Premier
62. B.A.T.S. Academy
63. Green Bulldogs
64. Ohio Edge Red
65. Ohio Classics 00
66. Storm Elite
67. Ohio Emeralds 00
68. NWI Sox 2000
69. Great Lakes Sharks Miller
70. Colorado Next Level
71. Outlaws PA Premier
72. Explosive Fastpitch Black
73. Easton Heat Gold
74. Turnin2 Robeson
75. Ohio Power Premier
76. VA Glory Premier Mertz
77. Streak Fastpitch 00
78. Battery Lightning Showcase
79. Indiana Shockwaves Black
80. USA Stars
81. SunDogs Gray
82. West Virginia Dusters
83. Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners Elite
84. Carolina Elite Pack
85. Milton Elite
86. Silver Creek RAW Russo
87. Champaign Select
88. KY Full Throttle
89. Ohio Hawks Hawks
90. Saint Louis Worth Prospects
91. Indiana Gators Elite
92. Michiana Mystique
93. Diamond Express Goots
94. Bomb Squad
95. Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners Gold
96. Diamond Express 00
97. Indiana Gators Streeval
98. Michigan Elite Whitcomb
99. OFC Heat Orange
100. Lakeshore Pirates
101. Louisville Stunners 99
102. Derby City Crush 2000
103. TN BallHawks 99
104. Kentucky Softball Club
105. Ohio Lasers Orange
106. Michigan Lookouts
107. Indiana Shockwaves Premier
108. WV Baseburners
109. LIDS Indiana Dreams Myers
110. Indiana Gators Smitson
111. Indiana Shockwaves Rayman
112. Ohio Stingrays Marcum 00
113. Ohio Stingrays Griffin 99

18U PREMIER DIVISION
1. Rollin Thunder Gold
2. Indy Edge Sims
3. Cincy DOOM Gold
4. Finesse Fastpitch San Juan
5. Indiana Gators Rupert
6. Cincy DOOM Elite
7. Team Pennsylvania Hall
8. Ohio Outlaws Elite
9. PA Renegades Rutherford
10. Plantation Pressure Gold
11. Ohio Hawks Gold
12. Ohio Ice Gold
13. Maddogs Wharmby
14. Ohio Lasers Blue
15. Outcast Teal
16. Ohio Hawks Buelow
17. Ohio Wolfpack Wolff
18. Kane County Xplosion
19. Pittsburgh Power Gold
20. Indy Dreams
21. Waterloo Ghosts Gold
22. Indy Edge Blue
23. Miami Valley Xpress Elite Red
24. Ohio Outlaws Gold
25. Heartbreakers Gold
26. Road Runner Elite
27. Indiana Shockwaves Crimson
28. Indiana Gators Foster
29. Guelph Gators
30. PA Renegades 3N2
31. Indiana Shockwaves Kleinbub
32. Ohio Lasers Red
33. Miami Valley Xpress Gold
34. Pittsburgh Power Adams
35. Sparks Softball WI
36. OFC Heat
37. Pittsburgh Power McKnight
38. B.A.T.S. Academy
39. Pittsburgh Spirit Gold
40. Indiana Shockwaves Sinders
41. Pittsburgh Nitro Showcase
42. Indiana Prospects Norwood
43. Colorado Next Level Gold
44. Outlaws PA Elite
45. American Freedom Gold
46. Beverly Bandits DeMarini
47. Battery Lightning Gold
48. Ohio Hurricanes Burk
49. Ohio Classics Mix
50. Winning Edge Energy
51. Turnin2 98
52. Maryland Legends
53. Excalibur Fastpitch
54. LIDS Indiana Dreams Montgomery
55. SunDogs Blue
56. Outlaws PA Gold
57. Michiana Scrappers Elite
58. Heart of Ohio RAGE
59. LIDS Indiana Dreams Hackerd
60. Buckeye Heat Yeater
61. Ohio Bandits
62. Louisville Stunners
63. Pittsburgh Pride Elite
64. West Virginia Dusters
65. Static Elite Easton 98
66. Indiana Gators Smitson
67. Outcast Fastpitch Teal
68. Illinois Bash
69. Compuware
70. Ohio Stingrays White
71. Ohio Stingrays Theophilus

Tournament Information: 

Showcase Hotels

Below is a list of hotels that have rooms set aside for the showcase. Hotels will release more rooms once the initial room blocks are sold out. BOOK EARLY, the July 11-13, 2014 weekend in Columbus will be very busy with other major events being held!

Tournament Information: 

2016 Showcase Information & Application Form

16th ANNUAL OHIO STINGRAYS COLLEGE SHOWCASE
Proceeds Benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund at OSU's Comprehensive Cancer Center
James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
A PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH SANCTIONED EVENT

DATE
Friday July 8th through Sunday July 10th, 2016

MISSION STATEMENT
The competitive purpose of this Junior Olympic softball event is to provide a quality playing venue with like teams so that the softball athlete can state her case for why she should be playing at the collegiate level.

COLLEGE COACHES
142 coaches from 104 colleges and universities in 15 states attended the 2015 showcase, the complete list can be viewed at:

http://16tourney.stingraysfastpitch.com/content/2015-college-coach-atten...

LOCATIONS
18U & 16U Premier Division games @
Fred Beekman Park (8 lighted playing fields)
2200 Carmack Road
The Ohio State University Campus
Columbus, OH 43210

FRED BEEKMAN PARK ROAD CONSTRUCTION ALERT
There is some road repair work taking place on the south end of Carmack Road that showcase participants and attendees need to be aware of. It will not impair your entry or exit from OSU Fred Beekman Park, but it could add a few minutes to your arrival time or exit time.

When you enter Fred Beekman Park from Lane Avenue you will be traveling south on Carmack Road and will be able to see the softball fields on the left. Continue south to Arthur E. Adams Drive and turn right to enter the WC5 parking lot. There is a large orange sign indicating this. Now when you exit the parking lot, go out the same way you entered from Arthur E. Adams Drive and you will be fine. There is another entry/exit point to/from parking lot WC5 that is further south on Carmack Road. You can get into WC5 at this point, but if you leave WC5 from this point, you will only be able to go south on Carmack Road and will have to use a detour through the west campus area to get back to the main roads bounding the park. You will not be able to travel north on Carmack Road if you use the southernmost exit from WC5.

What this will affect slightly is driving between Fred Beekman Park and Coffey Road Park where the 10U age group plays. Previously, when you parked in WC5 at Beekman, the only entrance to the lot was the one at the south end of it, the one off of Arthur E. Adams Drive was always shut off. So when you exited WC5, you could shoot straight east on Carmack Road which takes you down across Kenny Road and on to Coffey Road Park via Woody Hayes Drive. This portion of Carmack that turns east is now shut off. So you are going to have to go back to Lane Avenue and turn right, go to the traffic light and turn right onto Kenny Road and then turn left at the first traffic light onto Woody Hayes Drive which will take you to Coffey Road Park.

16U Premier Division games @
Hilliard Municipal Park (8 lighted playing fields)
3800 Veterans Memorial Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

14U Premier Division games @
Hilliard Municipal Park (8 lighted playing fields)
3800 Veterans Memorial Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

14U Futures Division games @
Pickerington Central Softball Complex (4 playing fields)
300 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147

12U Rising Stars Division games @
Pickerington North Softball Complex (4 playing fields)
7800 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147

10U Starting Stars Division games @
Coffey Road Park (4 playing fields)
2027 Coffey Road
The Ohio State University Campus
Columbus, OH 43210

TEAMS
18U Premier = 48 teams @ 43' pitching distance, games start @ 9:30 am Friday
16U Premier OSU = 16 teams @ 43' pitching distance, games start 8:00 am Friday
16U Premier Hilliard = 32 teams @ 43' pitching distance, games start @ 2:00 pm Friday
14U Premier = 32 teams @ 43' pitching distance, games start @ 8:00 am Friday
14U Futures = 24 teams @ 43' pitching distance, games start @ 9:30 am Friday
12U Rising Stars = 24 teams @ 40' pitching distance, games start @ 9:30 am Friday
10U Starting Stars = 24 teams @ 35' pitching distance, games start @ 9:30 am Friday

AGE GROUP PLAY-UPS
Teams must indicate their true age eligible status on their application form. Age eligible is defined as the age group a team will play its state tournament or national event in. The rules of engagement for play-ups are as follows:

18U Premier Division - any 16U age eligible team may apply to play in this division.

16U Premier Division - only 16U age eligible teams may apply to play in this division.

14U Premier Division - any 14U age eligible team may apply to play in this division.

14U Futures Division - any 14U age eligible team may apply to play in this division.

12U and 10U age eligible teams are not eligible to play up.

The full selection committee will make the final decision on a team's play-up application. If a team has applied for a play-up slot but is not granted that slot by the selection committee, the team can decide whether or not to accept their invitation to play.

As for having two 14U playing sites, 14U Premier will be targeted towards, but not limited to, 2nd year 2001 14U teams (2019 high school graduates). 14U Futures will be targeted towards, but not limited to, 1st year 2002 14U teams (2020 high school graduates).

Hilliard Municipal Park is located 8 miles (25 minutes travel time) west of the OSU campus. This playing site was added to address college coach requests for having a closer grouping of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 athletes than we were able to achieve with just the OSU and Pickerington Central playing sites which are 45 minutes apart.

FORMAT
The showcase will be a (5) game minimum. There will be (4) pool games with teams seeded into a single elimination bracket. See Showcase Rules for an explanation of the seeding procedure and the 18U Premier/Platinum split. Schedule requests and changes will not be able to be accommodated. Weather permitting, championship games are scheduled to start at:

18U Premier @ Fred Beekman Park = 2:00 pm start
18U Platinum @ Fred Beekman Park = 2:00 pm start
16U Premier @ Hilliard Municipal Park = 2:00 pm start
14U Premier @ Hilliard Municipal Park = 2:00 pm start
14U Futures @ Pickerington Central = 2:00 pm start
12U Rising Stars @ Pickerington North = 2:00 pm start
10U Starting Stars @ Coffey Road Park = 2:00 pm start

The Master Field Schedule can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

SHOWCASE OFFICIALS
All games will have (2) umpires except for the championship games which will have (3) umpires.

ENTRY FEE
18U Premier = $785 US ($1080 CAN) entry fee
16U Premier = $785 US ($1080 CAN) entry fee
14U Premier = $785 US ($1080 CAN) entry fee
14U Futures = $685 US ($950 CAN) entry fee
12U Rising Stars = $685 US ($950 CAN) entry fee
10U Starting Stars = $560 US ($785 CAN) entry fee

The entry fee must be a personal check or money order made out to "Ohio Stingrays". All teams will be notified via e-mail that their application and entry fee have been received. Teams should pay for the division they apply for. We will make entry fee adjustments after the selection process if need be.

Refunds will not be made after your team has been accepted into the showcase.

For Canadian teams, if paying the entry fee in Canadian dollars, the entry fee is the US entry fee plus a $45 US international check processing fee that our bank charges converted to Canadian dollars based on the Bank of Canada August 20, 2015 exchange rate.

CHECKS
No checks will be cashed until a team has been notified of being accepted in the showcase and responds by e-mail that it will accept the invitation and any requirements attached to it. All communication regarding the showcase will occur via e-mail.

Checks of teams that we are not able to provide a playing slot for will be torn in two separate halves and photo copied for our records - the torn check halves will be shredded. We will not be able to return un-cashed checks. Thank you for understanding.

DUE DATE
All entry fees must be postmarked by Saturday January 2nd, 2016. The selection process will not begin before this date. Selection will not be done on a first come, first served basis.

SELECTION
Selection will be determined by committee only. Many criteria will be used to determine the final showcase field. Every year it is a painstaking process that we approach with a great deal of effort. Among the factors to be considered will be strength/results of your actual 2015 playing schedule, strength of your proposed 2016 playing schedule, completeness and honesty of paperwork, and for 18U, 16U, & 14U teams, a listing of the colleges and universities following your team.

Due to the number of applicants, we will not be able to provide teams with individual explanations of why we were not able to provide a playing slot for them. Thank you for understanding.

PLAYING STATUS NOTIFICATION
All teams will be notified of their playing status via e-mail by Monday January 11th 8:00 am at the latest.

CHECK-IN
PGF will accept any sanctioning body's insurance. Teams DO NOT need to be PGF registered in order to participate. Teams must leave a hard copy of their insurance certificate at check-in.

If your team does not have PGF team insurance or is not PGF registered, then each player/family on your team will have to sign a liability waiver. You will be given a packet with the waiver forms at check-in. Please have the form signed by each player/family and returned in the packet back to the check-in station as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding and cooperating!

All head coaches must leave a hard copy of their NFHS concussion training certificate as outlined by Ohio House Bill 143 - please review the Youth Sports Concussions web page @

http://16tourney.stingraysfastpitch.com/content/concussions-youth-sports

All playing sites will have their own check-in station.

AWARDS
Age Group Champion - team and individual awards
Age Group Finalist - team and individual awards
ALL TEAMS - notice by a college coach

COLLEGE PLAYERS
Age 18 eligible softball athletes having completed one year of playing or having redshirted in college (D1, D2, D3, NAIA, NJCAA) are NOT ELIGIBLE to compete in this showcase.

GATE FEE
There is no gate fee at OSU Fred Beekman Park, OSU Coffey Road Park and Hilliard Municipal Park.

The Pickerington Local School District will charge a $5 one time weekend pass fee at Pickerington North and at Pickerington Central. Each team will receive (3) coach passes, children under 10 are free. The Ohio Stingrays have no control over this policy and will receive no funds from this fee.

FRED BEEKMAN PARK FIELD #7
Field #7 at Fred Beekman Park has an artificial infield surface. Players my wear metal cleats. All other fields have dirt infields.

PARKING
Parking at Ohio State is free with restrictions. For Fred Beekman Park, you must use Carmack lot WC5 which is located on the west side of Carmack Road just south of Arthur E. Adams Drive. Parking in the Speech & Hearing lot on Arthur E. Adams Drive just south of Fred Beekman Park is not permitted at all, your car will be fined and towed to Carmack lot WC5.

For Coffey Road Park, you must use the Sisson lots which are south of the playing fields. Parking along Coffey Road is not permitted since it is for handicapped patrons and OSU staff personnel.

For any other metered location at OSU, you must use the PayNDisplay machines. These machines take credit cards only and you must enter you car's license plate number. Place your receipt on your car's dash board.

Parking at Pickerington Central, Pickerington North, and Hilliard Municipal Park is free.

Parking on the grass at Hilliard Municipal Park is strictly prohibited.

TEAM & SPECTATOR CONDUCT
This showcase is a Junior Olympic event and as such, excessive behavior and the use of profanity by any adult or player will lead to ejection from the playing site and could lead to denial of entry for their team the following year.

ALCOHOL & SMOKING
The use of alcohol and smoking by any attendee is prohibited at all playing sites. Any person caught with or using alcohol will be ejected from the playing site and their team will not be invited back in the future.

CONCESSIONS
Concessions will be available at all playing sites. The concessions at Ohio State will be managed and staffed by the Ohio Stingrays - concessions at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex will be managed and staffed by the Pickerington Central Athletic Booster Club - concessions at the Pickerington North Softball Complex will be managed and staffed by the Pickerington North Softball Club - concessions at Hilliard Municipal Park will be managed and staffed by Destination Hilliard. There may be differences in menu items and pricing.

Coolers can be brought into any playing site.

PETS
Pets are allowed at OSU Fred Beekman Park, OSU Coffey Road Park and Hilliard Municipal Park. Pets must be leashed and their owners must be prepared for clean-up if necessary. Pets are not allowed inside the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes.

RESTROOMS
Indoor restrooms are provided at the upper playing quad and at the lower playing quad adjacent to the sand volleyball courts at Fred Beekman Park.

Portable restrooms provided at Coffey Road Park.

Indoor restrooms as well as portable restrooms are provided at Hilliard Municipal Park.

Indoor restrooms are provided at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex.

Portable restrooms are provided at the Pickerington North Softball Complex.

HOME RUN FENCES
OSU Fred Beekman Park (18U) will have temporary home run fences.

OSU Coffey Road Park (10U) will not have home run fences.

Hilliard Municipal Park (16UP & 14UP) will have temporary home run fences.

Pickerington Central (14UF) and Pickerington North (12U) have permanent home run fences.

FIELD PREPARATION
The Ohio Stingrays will supply dedicated labor at all playing sites to hand rake and re-line (batter's box, pitcher's circle, foul lines) all fields before every game. All fields will be dragged with mechanization at the end of the playing day in preparation for the following day.

WEATHER
The Showcase Committee can and will control as many aspects as possible to insure that your team has the best playing experience possible, but weather is not one of them. In the event of inclement weather, the Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee, The Ohio State University, the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complex staffs, and Hilliard Municipal Park will do their very best to get all games in. But you are applying to the showcase realizing that the Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee reserves the right to alter this event in any manner fit to accomplish the mission of showcasing the softball athletes with the maximum number of games possible under the circumstances. Coaches will receive a rain line phone number at check-in. We will also use the One Call Now system to alert teams and college coaches of schedule changes.

OSU has a weather radar system that "sees" lightning well before we can see it with our eyes, OSU will sound a warning if the radar "sees" lightning 20 miles from the parks, at 10 miles from the parks, they will instruct the parks to evacuate to our cars. The Pickerington sites and Hilliard will run off of the traditional sight system for lightning with the umpires making the decision to suspend play.

Lightning will be automatic cause for suspending play for (30) minutes.

Ohio State, Pickerington Central, Pickerington North and Hilliard will control the decision on when labor can be used on the fields to get them back in playing shape.

The Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee will control the decision on any adjustments to the playing schedule. The following will be available in the event of inclement weather:

Field Dry - purchased by the Ohio Stingrays and stored at the playing sites

Mechanized Drag - (1) per (4) fields in play to help with wet field preparation

Labor - Stingrays parents as needed in addition to the facility field maintenance staffs.

WEATHER REFUNDS
If the showcase is rained out in its entirety, refunds will be based on:

(Entry Fees minus Non-Recoverable Costs minus Games Played) divided by (Paid Entries)

Every inclement weather situation is impossible to predict and create a refund policy for. The Ohio Stingrays Showcase Committee will make every attempt to be fair to teams that are not able to complete their 5-game minimum, but will not be able to define refund formulas for these situations beforehand. Please allow (2) to (4) weeks for an inclement weather refund.

SHOWCASE CONTACT
Rudy Zych @ Ohio.Stingrays.Showcase@stingraysfastpitch.com

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
Apply online for the 2016 Summer Showcase by visiting the following link:

http://16tourney.stingraysfastpitch.com/content/2016-ohio-stingrays-coll...

Each team must list (2) email contacts and (2) cell phone contacts. In order for your application to go to the full selection committee in January, you must send in your entry fee to the address below by January 2, 2016.

SEND ENTRY FEE TO:
Ohio Stingrays
94 Montrose Way
Columbus, OH 43214

ENTRY FEE MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SATURDAY JANUARY 2, 2016

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With an NFCA memebership, you'll receive the following benefits:

COLLEGE COACHES

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Player Awards - Players are eligible for All-American, Scholar-Athlete and other field awards
  • Coach Awards - Coaching staffs are eligible for regional and national coaching staff of the year
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities
  • Teams are eligible for Leadoff Classic tournaments, administered by the NFCA

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  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Coach Awards - Coaching staffs are eligible for national coaching staff of the year awards, and head coaches will be honered for reaching win plateaus
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Player Awards - Players are eligible for All-American, Scholar-Athlete and other field awards
  • Coach Awards - Coaching staffs are eligible for regional and national coaching staff of the year
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities


AFFILIATE MEMBERS

  • 12 issues of the NFCA's own newspaper - Fastpitch Delivery
  • Special access to members-only area on the NFCA Web Site, including Drill Search, an easy way to find drills and coaching articles for your everyday need
  • Annual copies of the NFCA Directory and Calendar (sent every December)
  • Special discounts in the NFCA Web Store on videos, audios, books, softball equipment, clothes and more
  • Discounted prices to the NFCA National Convention and the National Fastpitch Coaches College courses
  • Representation of ideas to educational and softball governing bodies, and numerous networking opportunities
  • For umpire affiliates, liability and medical insurance coverage

For more information, send an e-mail to nfca@nfca.org

ACTIVE MEMBERS
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Business/Clubs: $60.00
Umpires: $60.00
Noncoaching Members: $60.00
International Members: $85.00

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