2019 was a landmark year for the Toronto Fastpitch Club 19U team. Earning a program-first bid to compete August 13-18 in Kitchener for the National Championships. The TFC battled through the round robin, finished 6-2 to earn a life in the play-offs. Making the pool of 12 lit a fire so to speak, as the team fought to eliminate both Saskatchewan entries on Play-off Saturday. Waking up Sunday morning as a contender after the long week was a memory the girls will cherish and use to motivate them for years to come. Unfortunately, the TFC was knocked out Sunday morning by the BC1 Whiterock squad. The coaching staff, fans and parents are so proud of the effort the team showed all of National Week.
All-Star Infielder announcement went to a deserving Shelby Miller who can (but won’t) boast an electric bat with hands like a young Jeter. Congrats!
The tournament was bittersweet for four of our 2019 graduates. Dorm move-ins and orientations are happening as I type up this article. Catcher/UT Becky Hodder heads to Detroit to attend Wayne State this fall. She’s been looking forward to wearing the green and yellow since last fall. Pitcher Jordanna Hartley has packed up all her bathing suits and sunscreen as she moves to Miami to attend Barry University. (although she won’t have much time for the beach, soon!) Outfielder Quinn Danniels will start towards her goal as a sports broadcaster at Ryerson after Labour Day. Centerfielder Molly Edge had a hard time fitting all of her Chuck Taylor’s in her suitcase, but her gold glove would never be relegated to her bags. She’s on her way to adjusting to life at Adelphi University, a school our team has had the honour of playing for the last 3 falls during our annual College Tours. Check back this afternoon for an update on our 2020 Fall College Tour schedule. The TFC have been invited to challenge 4 university and colleges at the end of September!
A special shout out has to be given to Nicole Rivait (Bucknell University) ! The team missed her at Nationals, but she helped the Canadian Women’s Junior Team bring home bronze at the World’s!
With a high school graduating class of 7 players for the 2019 season, the TFC is proud to announce that pitcher Jordanna Hartley has committed to attend Barry University next fall to complete our 2019 US recruiting class. Barry University (DII- Sunshine State Conference) is located in Miami Shores, Florida. As a Buccaneer, Jordy will reap the benefits of hard work with plenty of tough competition and lots of sunshine.
“I could not be more excited to be committing to Barry U! Without the amazing support of my family, team mates and Toronto Fastpitch coaches, this dream could not have become a reality. The TFC program has not only improved my softball skills, but it has taught me valuable skills such as leadership and resilience. I will be able to take these skills and lessons with me to Barry and far beyond softball!”- Jordy
With college and university acceptances rolling in daily, we’re excited for Quinn Danniels, Brooke Dundass and Julie Kostuch to announce and accept their post-secondary offers as well before the season begins!!!
The Toronto Fastpitch Club is hosting Elite Collegiate Skills Camp from Tuesday, July 23rd to Wednesday, July 24th at Fleetwood Park. Coaches from Barry University, Kutztown University, University of New Haven and Fredonia College will attend. This camp is an opportunity to show off your skills and attend a college level work out in your own backyard!
Registration can be made through the link in US Dollars. To pay in Canadian funds, please send cash or cheques in the amount of $270 Canadian payable to Toronto Fastpitch Club for camp fees. Please mail to: TORONTO FASTPITCH CLUB: 224 North Queen St. Toronto, ON, M9C 4Y1
Receipt of payment will be provided once monies have been received.
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.
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.
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!
Madison Tate- 2021
Caileigh Burgess- 2020
Camrynn Seelman- 2020
Chantal Tripp- 2020
Devan Ryan- 2020
Belle Hamlyn- 2020
Reanna Todd- 2020
Jordanna Hartley -2019- Barry University Commit
Brooke Dundass- 2019
Samantha Miller-2019- St. Peters University Commit