2019 TFC Signing Class

Entering our 4th season as an independent program, the TFC have 12 players currently and successfully attending university and colleges all over North America. We have two players representing our program in the Canadian National Team Pool.  The culmination of training, travel, camaraderie, competition and excellent classroom habits are hallmarks of our program. Our current roster boasts a team GPA of 3.75 with no players below 3.5 and 5 with a 4.0.  The Toronto Fastpitch Club is proud to announce their current signing class for Fall 2019.

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Following in the steps of program alum and Senior pitcher Kristin Fealy (graduating 2018- Criminal Justice), Centerfielder Molly Edge will attend Adelphi University (DII-Northeast-10) and intends to major in Nursing. Click here for their 8-woman announcement for their 2019 signing class under Head Coach Carla Campagna (First Season).

After a summer of virtually unstoppable home runs, Catcher/Utility Becky Hodder will attend Wayne State University (DII-GLIAC) to study Kinesiology. Click here for their 5-woman announcement for their 2019 signing class under Head Coach Gary Bryce (38th Season).

Outfielder Samantha Miller, an athlete built with determination and work ethic faces a 2 hour drive to practice from Penetanguishene 3 times a week and rarely misses a practice. Sam will attend St. Peters University (DI-MAAC) to study Mathematics. Click here for their 9-woman signing class under Head Coach Chris Stelma (Third Season).

Being a part of TFC has been such an amazing experience. The coaching staff has pushed me to reach my goals and to be a better player. Being on the team has taught me leadership, accountability, and how to work as a team to reach the common goal. As I am upset to be leaving my TFC family, I am extremely excited to be furthering my academic and athletic career at St. Peters. – Sam Miller

All three players committed to their schools this past summer, and they are breathing a sigh of relief now that their university acceptances have been received. This time of year can be stressful for high school seniors, but with the support of their teammates our full graduating class will receive more exciting news in the upcoming months.

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2018/2019 TFC 19U ROSTER

The coaching staff extends a major thank you to everyone who came to meet the staff and try-out this fall. We are incredibly excited with the calibre of talent, athleticism and energy that this team demonstrates going into our fall season and training. The 19U season is long and gruelling, and this multi-positional and talented group of ladies are focused on common goals and aspirations. Sky’s the limit, ladies!

  1. Ashley Chute-2021
  2. Madison Tate- 2021
  3. Caileigh Burgess- 2020
  4. Camrynn Seelman- 2020
  5. Chantal Tripp- 2020
  6. Devan Ryan- 2020
  7. Belle Hamlyn- 2020
  8. Reanna Todd- 2020
  9. Grace Hearns-2020
  10. Jordanna Hartley -2019- Barry University Commit
  11. Brooke Dundass- 2019
  12. Samantha Miller-2019- St. Peters University Commit
  13. Julie Kostuch- 2019
  14. Becky Hodder – 2019 –Wayne State Commit
  15. Molly Edge- 2019- Adelphi University Commit

Alternate: Quinn Danniels 2019

YOUTUBE LINK: Coach Draper’s Youtube

If you are a college coach looking to get in touch with a player on our roster, or would like to speak about our program. Please send an email through this form.

Fall 2018 College Tour

The Toronto Fastpitch Club 19U squad will travel September 26, 27 and 28th to play international exhibition games against University of New Haven, Adelphi University and Kutztown University. The TFC will kick off their fall tour playing UNH (DII- NE10) complete with a tour of the university. Unfortunately, 2016’s scheduled games were rained out so the squad is  eagerly anticipating their first games at New Haven Softball Field. Assistant Coach Leah McIntosh was coached by TFC Head Coach Alan Spohn, and she was the pitching half of a threatening defensive duo with Asst. Coach Robyn Draper.

From West Haven, CT., the team will drive to Garden City, N.Y.  for a DH against the Panthers at Janet L. Ficke Field. Playing Adelphi this year will be a bittersweet moment for the players and staff, as TFC Senior pitcher Kristin Fealy enters her own senior year with the Panthers. Fealy is a program favourite with the younger squad. TFC CF Molly Edge (2019) committed this month to attend Adelphi (DII- NE10) next fall, and it will be a special moment in program history as they take the field against each other one last time with Kristin in a Panther uniform.

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After filling up on huge and delicious sandwiches at the Adelphi Deli, TFC will travel to Kutztown University (DII-PSAC) in Pennsylvania for a DH against long time friends the Golden Bears. TFC Seniors Erin Fortney and Morgan Mather take the field at Kutztown for their own senior years, as well. There will be plenty of hugs, laughs, tears and ice cream as we bid them farewell as they embark on their final year of college softball. The TFC program has plenty to celebrate during this trip, and it’s a privilege to get to watch our college and high school players battle in friendlies on the field.

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To mark this celebration, and with timing clearly on our side, the team will stop at Binghamton University Softball Field on the drive home to watch Midget 19U team graduate Nicole Rivait suit up as a freshman for Bucknell University versus the Bearcats.

Fall 2018 is an exciting time for the program, and we’re looking forward to seeing how the girls battle under pressure. The role models and experiences that they’re exposed to serve them well into the future with whatever endeavours they chose to follow. These trips are a unique experience for international players, and we’re very fortunate to have these strong ties with long-standing and respected softball programs through-out the United States and Canada.

 

2018/2019 Toronto Fastpitch Club 19U Try-Outs

TRY OUT ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2018/2019 19U team will be coached by Alan Spohn, Robyn Draper, Mike Smuk and Lauren Spohn.  Please note Midget/19U try-out dates & locations below.

  • Monday, September 3rd 2018 
    • Pitchers & Catchers @ 5:00-6:30pm
    • Infield & Outfield @ 6:45-8:15pm.
    • Location: The Warehouse 224 North Queen St. Etobicoke
    • Please wear running shoes, softball attire and bring water.
  • Tuesday, September 4th 2018
    • Pitchers & Catchers @ 6:30pm
    • Infield & Outfield @ 7:45pm.
    • Location: The Warehouse 224 North Queen St. Etobicoke
    • Please wear running shoes, softball attire and bring water.
  • Thursday, September 6th 2018
    • Every position @ 7:45pm
    • Please wear cleats, softball attire, your equipment and water.
    • Location: Paul Coffey Park 3430 Derry Rd. E. Mississauga Diamond 2
  • Saturday, September 8th 2018
    • Every position @ 10am
    • Please wear cleats, softball appropriate attire, your equipment and water.
    • Location: Mississauga Valley Park 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Diamond 2

Please register for the try-out in order for the coaching staff to prepare a practice plan. In order to register, please provide your name, phone number, year of birth, position and 2018 team using the form below. You will be contacted by Lauren Spohn to confirm attendance once the form has been received.

Feel free to call the coaching staff for more information.

  • Alan Spohn 416-684-4931
  • Robyn Draper 647-884-8694
  • Lauren Spohn 416-910-5642

Registration Form:

 

 

Nicole Rivait Commits to Bucknell University

 

Nicole SIgningJoining the Toronto Fastpitch Club 19U squad in September, stand-out Junior National Team player, Team Ontario, and current National Team Pool member Nicole Rivait will cap off an incredibly successful softball career by attending Bucknell University next fall playing for Head Coach Joey Lye (member of the Canadian National Team). Joining Nicole at Bucknell University in this 2018 recruitment class is fellow Canadian National Team Pool member Allyse Volpe.

“I’ve been preparing for college through my training with the National Team. I think it is a really good starting point for the competitive and high-intensity training I’m going to receive at school. It also helps prep me for balancing my training and school work. I’m most excited to train under Coach Lye in the fall and play with my new team mates whom I’ve grown very fond of. They work incredibly hard and hold each other accountable which I love. I am extremely excited to attend Bucknell University in the fall.” – Nicole Rivait

Although new to our squad, Nicole settled in and immediately impacted the TFC as a leader as we faced Kutztown University (DII), Adelphi University (DII) and top American powerhouse programs in Ohio and Florida during our fall tour. Nicole is in good TFC company on the 2018 Women’s National Team Athlete Pool with program team mates Amanda Janes (Simon Fraser University) and Sierra Bertrand (Niagara University).

“I really think that playing for the TFC opened a lot of doors for me in terms of recruiting and understanding the process. Without the help of my coaches, Al and Lauren, I don’t think I would be in such a good place right now. My team mates on the TFC have allowed me to grow as a player and as a person providing a fun environment with a great amount of accountability to succeed at a high level”. – Nicole Rivait

With Bucknell on her mind all fall, Nicole channeled her nerves into working out tirelessly with her new teammates. As a leader and role model, Nicole stepped right up leaving a valuable impression on her teammates.

“I love playing alongside Nicole. She is a great team mate and a great athlete, but most of all, she is a great mentor. I have already learned so much from her and can’t wait to learn so much more!”- Becky Hodder, 2019 Catcher/Utility

“Playing with Nicole is an absolute pleasure! She’s that one player that always brings out the best side of your game. I’m always trying to raise my game to her level, and the best part is that she always wants to help me get there.” – Molly Edge 2019, Middle Infield

As the stress of college applications and official visits are behind her, Nicole has a new challenge she’s happy to embrace: to grow and develop within our program as well as under the National Team development protocol to be ready for college ball in tip top physical and mental shape.

For more information on Bucknell Softball, please visit Bucknell Bisons Softball.

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