Announcing Quakes Fastpitch

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SGSL is excited to announce Quakes Fastpitch, a new competitive fastpitch softball organization formed in association with Sunnyvale Girls Softball, Los Gatos Saratoga Cupertino Girls Softball, and Campbell Girls Fastpitch offering exciting, competitive fastpitch opportunities for girls aged 14 and older, Starting in 2016 Quakes Fastpitch will replace our traditional Shockwave 14U program. Shockwave will continue for 12U and younger divisions.

Quakes Fastpitch will form 16/18’s teams and 14’s teams for spring/summer 2016. Players interested in A ball should attend tryouts. Players wishing to play on B/C level summer teams in 2016 should sign up for spring rec as those teams will be formed later.

Click here for more information about Quakes Fastpitch including tryout information.

SGSL Joins LGCS and Campbell Girls Fastpitch for 2016 AAAAA/14U Division

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SGSL is excited to announce changes to our AAAAA/14U Division for the upcoming spring 2016 season and beyond.  In partnership with local leagues Los Gatos-Saratoga-Cupertino Girls Fastpitch and Campbell Girls Fastpitch we will be creating a larger combined 14U Division for both the regular season as well as summer all-star tournament teams.  With all three leagues facing questions of viability and participation at the 14U division in recent years, which puts the ability to form both regular season teams as well as summer all-star teams in question, our three leagues feel that by combining all the players into one 14U league we can improve the level of play and better ensure opportunities for a larger number of players to get both a quality rec-league experience, as well as a better likelihood of being selected to a summer all-star tournament team for their respective level of play.  The partnership would provide two immediate opportunities that SGSL on its own currently does not and given our numbers, most seasons could not provide its players.  First is the creation and pathway to an A-Ball team for those who are interested without having to leave the structure and familiarity of the league.  The leagues will likely form an A-Ball team shortly after the start of the Calendar year for the 14U group.  Second is the opportunity for summer teams at divisions older than 14U for the high-school aged player.  Due to a lack of numbers and infrastructure we have never been able to offer this level of play.  This partnership will provide SGSL players with these opportunities both in the 14U division and older teams during the summer in subsequent years.  Like all new things, this will not be free of challenges, but ultimately the goal of providing more, high quality opportunities for SGSL players to enjoy softball at a competitive level has a much higher level of being achieved through this collaborative effort.

If you have questions feel free to email them to sgslpresident@gmail.com

2016 Spring Recreation Season Registration Now Open Until January 11

Registration for the SGSL Spring 2016 Recreational Season is now open for all divisions. Registration will be open until January 11th, 2016, anyone who registers after this date will be wait-listed and not guaranteed to be placed on a team. Wait-listed players will be added on a first-come, first-serve basis, only when the league has confirmed such players will complete the expected number of teams or there are enough players to add an additional team.

* Early Registration Incentives.  

– All players who register by December 1st will be entered for a chance to win a new Composite bat.  The drawing will take place at Opening Day ceremonies.  Last years winner received a 2015 Demarini CF7 bat, a $250 value, which was ordered to her size specifications.  So register by December 1st and perhaps this year we will be calling your players name.

– All AAA, AAAA and AAAAA/14U players who register by December 15th will be eligible to participate in our free winter hitting groups.  Last year the groups met once per week at All Star Academy in Santa Clara for a one hour hitting session led by their coaching staff.

* Notable Changes for 2016 Season

– The Snack Shack buyout, which a large percentage of the 2015 registrants opted for in 2015 is included in the 2016 registration fee.  If you opt to work a snack shack shift, the buyout refunds will be processed within a couple weeks of the shift being worked.

– The AAAAA/14U Division is a new venture for SGSL. In conjunction with other local leagues Campbell Girls Fastpitch and Los Gatos-Saratoga-Cupertino girls softball, we will be offering a 14U division comprised of players and coaches from all three leagues.  More information on this division will be sent out to the families who have players that are league age eligible to participate in the 14U/AAAAA Division.

Click here to register online now.

Fall Recreation Season Registration Now Open Until Mid-August

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Registration for the SGSL Fall recreation season is now under way. Our fall program is coordinated with surrounding South Bay softball leagues, and provides an affordable opportunity for girls to improve their softball skills and “play up” to the next level of play they will participate in the 2016 Spring season, but with a reduced time commitment. Based upon interest, teams may be formed at the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U age groups. Click Here for more information on the fall recreation program and how to register.

Shockwave Sweeps at 2015 Blast By The Bay

Sunnyvale Shockwave had one of the best tournaments in the history of the program at the Blast By the Bay tournament in Soquel the weekend of July 10th 2015. All three teams participating (10U, 12U, and 14U) went undefeated, a combined 15-0 on the weekend bringing home a championship in each of the three divisions.

2015 Shockwave 10C Gold Soquel 10C Champions

2015 Shockwave 10C Gold – Blast By The Bay 10C Champions

The 10U “Bold” or “Glue” depending on your preference was a combined effort by our two 10U teams (Gold and Blue).  Due to a snafu from the tournament, both teams shared the slot with Shockwave Blue taking care of business winning the first two games on Saturday, Gold finished off an undefeated Saturday with a victory over LG Magic then went 2-0 Sunday to win the Championship.

2015 Shockave 12C Gold - Blast By the Bay 12U Champions

2015 Shockave 12C Gold – Blast By the Bay 12U Champions

On Sunday, the 12U Gold posted a comeback 5-4 semifinal victory over Mountain Dream, followed by a 3-2 win over the Hollister Heat to take first place.

2015 Shockwave 14C - Blast  By The Bay Champions

2015 Shockwave 14C – Blast By The Bay Champions

The 14U team staged a late inning rally against Campbell Crush to come from behind and win their championship game.

SGSL Shockwave extends our thanks to the Cabrillo GALS Softball League for hosting a great tournament.

Shockwave 14U and 10U Heading To State Championships

Two Shockwave teams are heading to San Diego the weekend of July 17th to compete in the 2015 California State Games. The Shockwave 10U C Gold team qualified by placing 5th at the NorCal Championship tournament at Twin Creeks in Sunnyvale the weekend of June 26th.

2015 Shockwave 10C Gold 5th Place NorCal Championships

2015 Shockwave 10C Gold 5th Place NorCal Championships

The Shockwave 14U C team qualified by taking second place at the NorCal 14C Championship tournament in Hayward on the same weekend.

2015 Shockwave 14C 2nd Place NorCal Championships

2015 Shockwave 14C 2nd Place NorCal Championships

Congratulations and good luck to the teams! For more information about the California State Games, see this link: http://www.calstategames.org/s-softball

SGSL 4A Teams Bring Home Silver And Gold In 2015 Interleague Tournament

Congratulations to the SGSL 4A Silver Kiwis and 4A Gold Phoenix teams for taking first place, and the 4A Gold Thunderbirds for taking second place in their respective Interleague Rec championships on May 16, 2015. This season our 4A Silver and Gold teams competed in a joint league with Peninsula and South Bay cities like Palo Alto, Campbell, Saratoga/Los Gatos/Cupertino, Mountain View/Los Altos, and San Jose.

The Kiwis qualified for the Interleague 12U (White) Gold bracket by going 2-0 in pool play defeating Palo Alto 2 and the Campbell Lady Sharks, then qualified for the final by getting past the SGSL Cardinals in a tough 6-2 game. The Kiwis took home the championship by defeating the top seed Branham Hills Aftershock in a 5-4 nail biter. Pooja Kotha was named the tournament MVP for her amazing pitching throughout the tournament.

2015 Interleague 12U White Champions, SGSL Kiwis

2015 Interleague 12U White Champions, SGSL Kiwis

The Phoenix qualified for the 14U (White) Gold bracket by going 1-1 in pool play, losing to Palo Alto 2 and defeating East Valley 2 . They qualified for the final by getting past East Valley 1 by a score of 7-5, and won the tournament by pulling out a victory over top seed Palo Alto 1 in a close 3-2 game.

2015 Interleague 14U White Champions, SGSL Phoenix

2015 Interleague 14U White Champions, SGSL Phoenix

At the highest level of competitive play, the Thunderbirds made it into the 14U (Red) Gold Bracket by going undefeated in pool play, beating  the LGCS Griffins and West Valley. They qualified for final by defeating the Almaden Valley Black Diamonds by a score of 7-6 but were not quite able to topple the Campbell Force in the final, taking home the Silver in a 7-11 contest.

2015 Interleague 14U Red 2nd Place, SGSL Thunderbirds

2015 Interleague 14U Red 2nd Place, SGSL Thunderbirds

2015 Shockwave Roster Announcement!!!!

Hi Folks!

Nail biting suspense has come to an end !! Here are the 2015 Shockwave Rosters!!!  Congratulations to all the girls who made this year’s Shockwave teams!!!!

 

Shockwave 14U Gold:

  1. Amor Ai
  2. Elizabeth Chae
  3. Lauren Hamasaki
  4. Nicole Hamblin
  5. Marina Herrera
  6. Kianna Lum
  7. Priscilla Maes
  8. Pashmin Patil
  9. Deena Pederson
  10. Savannah Ramon
  11. Laurel Schmidt
  12. Kassandra Wilson
ShockWave 12U Gold:
 
1. Emma Bergen
2. Sarah Flores
3. Roma Gandhi
4. Emily Guerra
5. Grace Hendricks
6. Anne Hu
7. Ellen Hu
8. Kylie Johnson
9. Katie Lee
10. Molly Mobley
11. Hannah Royappa
12. Nadia Schmid
ShockWave 12U Blue:
  1. Lola Benjamin
  2. Alana Brockman
  3. Emma Caires
  4. Katie Covington
  5. April Hisey
  6. Pooja Kotha
  7. Evan Liu
  8. Kaitlyn Low
  9. Allie McAuliffe
  10. Vishma Raj
  11. Audrey Rich
  12. Aimee Thompson
  13. Danielle Wortman
Shockwave 10U Gold:
 
1. Morgan Curtis
2. Alyssa Delgado
3. Morgen Follmer
4. Marcella Fowlkes
5. Ashley Freitas
6. Haley Hamblin
7. Allison Li
8. Amaya Moran
9. Destiny Salas
10. Hannah Schaller
11. Lindsey Schulze
12. Sadie Wiedlin
Shockwave 10U Blue:
 
1. Vienna Alexander
2. Catalina Chan
3. Naomi Chow
4. Sarah Downey
5. Gielle Holubiczko
6. Leah Jang
7. McKenna Johnson
8. Dana Perry
9. Katy Perry
10. Lauren Shintani
11. Arianna Umayam
12.  Mary Zimmer
Shockwave 8U teams: TBA soon

2015 Player Evaluations and Team Formation

AAA – AAAA Divsion EvaluationsSaturday January 24th Ortega Park.  Any player wishing to be eligible for the draft, should plan to attend evaluations on this date.   There will be a make-up evaluation, but that is still being scheduled, so every effort should be made to be in attendance on the 24th.

Draft for AAA and AAAA Divisions will be sometime in the first week of February, and you will start to hear about team formation shortly after the draft.

A and AA Divisions – team formation will occur around the same time as the drafts in the upper divisions, you should start to hear about teams in the second week of February.

COACHES TRANING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21st (Tentative)

OPENING DAY/PICTURE DAY – SATURDAY MARCH 7TH.  Ortega Park.