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Slammers Become First Women's Fastpitch Team Inducted into IL USSSA Hall of Honor

Banquet and Induction Ceremonies

November 7, 2015

Radisson Hotel

Rockford, IL


2016 Tournament Schedule

* May 29 @ 5:00pm - Chicago Bandits - The Ball Park - Rosemont Illinois 

June 4-5 Hearts Invitational - Normal Illinois

June 18-19 USSSA Illinois State Trny - Aurora Illinois

July 2-3 John Radtke Memorial - Elgin Illinois

July 22-24 USSSA World Series - Aurora Illinois

July 30-31 NSA World Series - Peoria Illinois


New Players 2016

Marissa Gagliano - Radford University 

11/22/15 The Slammers extend a warm welcome to Marissa Gagliano who has now been added to our 2016 roster. Marissa is currently a sophmore at Radford University. She is from Elgin Illinois and graduated with honors from Wheaton Academy where she had a stellar softball career. Marissa was the 2013 & 2014 Suburban Christian Conference (SCC) Player of the Year....Selected to 2013 Max Preps Small School All-American team...Two-time All-American selection by the National Christian School Association (NCSA), including first team in 2013...ICA Class 3A All-state honoree the past four seasons, including first-team as a senior (first in program history)...Four-time first-team all conference, along with all-area and all-Dupage county selections...2013-2014 Wheaton Female Athlete of the Year...Played summer ball for the Beverly Bandits...the Bandits are the 2013 PGF 16U National Champions and finished 3rd in the PGF 18U Nationals in 2014. Marissa is as good as they get on the field and with her bat. In her second game as a freshman at Radford Marissa sustained a season ending injury but she's now ready to go and will play a key role in our success in 2016. We are very fortunate to have Marissa as a member of the Slammers. Welcome Marissa!



Michaela Schlattman - Miami University Red Hawks

11/22/15  The Slammers are thrilled to add Michaela Schlattman to our 2016 roster. Michaela is a freshman at University of Miami-Ohio. She is a four-year letter winner for Plainfield Central High School in Plainfield Illinois. She was named Second-Team All-State as a senior hitting .439 with six home runs. Michaela broke school records in career hits, at bats, doubles and runs. She was also named Second-Team All-State as a junior. In addition she was the district Athlete of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 and also named Conference MVP her senior year 2014. Michaela played club softball for the Beverly Bandits, leading them to the 2013 Premier Girls National Championship and a runner up finish in the same tournament in 2014. We are looking forward to getting Michaela on the field next summer. She will play a major role in the success of the Slammers. Welcome Michaela!



Casey Clutch and Crew Flying into the USSSA Hall of Fame!
IL USSSA Hall of Honor Induction Banquet 
November 7, 2015
Radisson Hotel
Rockford, IL
Slammers, families and friends gathered at IL USSSA Hall of Honor Induction Ceremonies in Rockford, IL on Saturday November 7th. The Slammers are the first women's fastpitch team ever inducted into the Hall of Honor. Each player who attended received a beautiful personalized plaque. In addition our own Casey Clutch Creakbaum learned she will be inducted as a player into the USSSA Hall of Fame in November 2016. This is a slam dunk honor for one of the greatest players and leaders to ever put on a Slammer uniform
Jhavon Hamilton - Kelsi Jones - Jenna Marsalli - Mary Connolly
The Late Jim Kresl's Family
  Daughter Alison, wife Candi and Jim's other daughter Katy with Slammer Co-head Coach Jenna Marsalli. The family was given a plaque in honor of Jim's lifetime dedication to fastpitch softball including the Slammer organization. Jim Kresl suddenly passed away earlier this year. 

Casey with another Slammer great Brittany Gardner (Loyola '14) and her father Paul Gardner
Photobucket Slide Show: Hall of Honor Induction Banquet 

Slammer Championships

AFA National Champions: 2005

Bloomington Lady Hearts Champions: 2013 - 14
USSSA Women's World Series Champions: 2008 -09 -11
Runner-up: 2012 -14 -15
Third Place: 2010 - 13
USSSA Women's Illinois State Champions: 2008 -09 -10 -11 -12 -14
Third Place - 2013
John Radtke Memorial Champions: 2009 -10 -12
NSA Womens World Series Champions: 2013 -14 -15
*USSSA did not include tournament awards for these Slammer players in 2014 and 2015
2015 USSSA World Series MVP Defense:
Morgan Maize SS (DePaul '16)
2014 All Tournament USSSA World Series: 
Nicole Pihl - Marisa Bast - Mary Connolly
All Defensive Team: Kelsey Dotson
2014 USSSA IL State Championship:
Tournament MVP - Mary Connolly
All Tournament Team: Kelsi Jones - Melissa Priesh - Jenna Marsalli
Seven Year Record
Overall 2008 thru 2015: W-196   L-41
USSSA Tournament Record: W-129  L-21
2013 Season: W-24  L-5
2014 Season: W-25  L-7
2015 Season: W-18  L-4


2001 Slammers
Front Row: Janelle Kapelinski - Holli Owen - Arthur Safstrom 
Second Row: Ashley Spurgeon - Marisa Kapelinski - Cassie Dixon - Mandy Wilhelmi
3rd Row: Jess Wilson - Amy Atteberry - Becky Wilson - Jeanette Piehl - Leni Wilhelmi
Coach Dick Wilson directs the Great 2001 Tug of War 


Even with Dick Wilson as the anchor and Bob doing his best, Jessica Wilson,
Cassie Dixon and the rest of the Slammers were all pulled over the line. A rare Slammer defeat!

Very First Slammer Team At NSA World Series - 12u
Chatanooga, TN
August 1994 
 Front row from left: Kelly Banik, Crystal Barbera, Sarah Ward, Julie Rakoczy, Kelli Zivic Middle from left: Christy Burns, Katrina Trumbo, Katie Stone, Jamie Rizzo, Angela Grabczak Back row from left: coach Sally Burns, Abbey Coons, Bob Zivic, Kristen Karrle, coach Debbie Karrle This was the Slammers first WS. We finished 3rd in the consolation bracket.

1999 Indiana 16u ASA State Champions   
1999 Roster: Amy Atteberry - Cassie Dixon - Merissa Kapelinski - Kate McGuan - Jeanette Piehl - Becky Rodriguez - Ashley Safstrom - Kelly Stolman - Abby Wilhelmi - Mandy Wilhelmi - Jessica Wilson - Danielle Zagorski - Kelli Zivic. Coaches: Bob Zivic - Dick Wilson - Dave Safstrom

23u ASA Nationals
Amherst, NY 2003
 Standing: Dave Wilson - Erin Kardash - Angie Grabczak - Kelli Zivic - Mia Pangere - Casey Clutch - Kirk Piehl.   Seated: Bob Zivic - Cassie Dixon -Amy Atteberry Kidd - Jeanette Piehl Robinson - Becky Wilson - Mandy Wilhelmi

2004 Champions Cup
Irvine, CA July 16, 2004
 Bill Barber Stadium
 Teams Competing: All American Softball - Team Canada - Australia - USA Elite - Chinese Taipei - Venezuela - Japan - Hurricanes - Scorpions - IN Slammers - Storm USA - Teamsmith
Top: Jess Wilson - Danielle Zagorski - Blair Branson - Jessica Conant - Angela Toures - Devan Craig  
Bottom: Kate Witham - Sonny Oelling - Maggie Bruening - Casey Clutch - Erin Kardash - Becky Wilson  

 2005 AFA National Champions
Decatur, IL July 24, 2005
Back Row: Abby Gross - Angie Grabczak - Bob Zivic (head coach) - Carole Holtz - Alli Kennewell - Kirk Piehl (coach) - Erin Lafayette - Kate Steele - Dave Wilson (coach)  Bottom Row: Erin Kavanaugh - ****** - Kendra Powers - Kelsey Anderson - Ali Arnold - Kate Bradley NOT SHOWN: Brittany Dehler

USSSA World Series Championship Team Photos
2008 - 2009 - 2011
Runner -up: 2012 - 2014 - 2015 

Indiana Slammers
2008 USSSA World Series Champions
7 Game Sweep at USSSA East World Series Caps Incredible 'O8 Season
Rockford, IL July 25-27, 2008
Top: Chrissy Burton - Sadie Conner - Sarah Oppelt - Liz Smith - Jenny Jacobs - Bridget Paine - Kristie Lutz
Bottom: Abby Gross - Sarah Needy - Ashley Hobbs - Brittney Fisher - Casey Clutch - Mallory Paine - Jamie Mueller - Michaele Vock  

2008 USSSA World Series Champions
Families and Coaches
Rockford, IL
July 25-27, 2008
27 Teams Competing. 19 Game Winning Streak Captures 3rd Consecutive 2008 Tournament Title. Tenacious Hooter Squad Falls 9-7 to Slammers in Title Game.
2009 USSSA World Series Champions
July 24-25 2009, Rockford, IL
.Top Row: Brittney Fisher - Ashley Clement - Lindsay Fromi - Jenny Jacobs - Mallory Paine - Whitney Davis, -Sadie Conner - Liz Smith
Bottom Row: Dani Miller - Torie Bunzell - Casey Clutch/Creakbaum - Jill Jacobson - Sydney Lisy (not shown Bridget Paine)

2011 USSSA Womens Fastpitch World Series Champions
Rockford, IL
July 22-24, 2011

Slammers sweep prestigious USSSA Fastpitch World Series for the third time in four years.

Back: Bridget Paine - Coryn Schmit - Sadie Conner - Liz Watkins - Torie Bunzell - Kirsten Verdun - Mallory Paine
Front:Jhavon Hamilton - Dani Miller - Casey Clutch Creakbaum and son Eli - Mellisa Preish - Jenna Marsalli.
  USSSA WS Tournament Awards

Tournament MVP: Kirsten Verdun Offensive Tournament MVP: Dani Miller Outstanding Pitcher: Torie Bunzell   All Tournament Team: Bridget Paine, Casey Creakbaum, Sadie Conner

  USSSA IL State Championships Team Photos
2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2014

2014 USSSA IL State Champions
June 28-29, 2014
 Inwood Sports Complex_ Joliet, IL
Top: Nicole Pihl - Mallory Goulding - Mary Connolly - Jenna Marsalli - Jhavon Hamilton - Katie McKay - Alex Wyss  Bottom: Melissa Priesh - Whitney Arion - Rachel Houck - Kelsi Jones - Jackie Kisman - Jordan de los Reyes

2012 USSSA Il State Champions 
Rockford, IL June 23-24, 2012
Back: Jhavon Hamilton - Sadie Conner - Torie Bunzell - Brittany Gardner - Shawna Sadler - Ashley Sullivan - Coryn Schmit - Melissa Preish Front: Liz Watkins - Casey Clutch/Creakbaum - Jenna Marsalli - Kelsi Jones  

2011 USSSA Illinois State Champions
Joliet Heritage Classic
June 25-26, 2011  
W-7 L-0

  Top: Jamie Davison Revelle -Torie Bunzell - Jill Jacobson - Liz Watkins - Shanna Diller - Mellisa Preish - Kirsten Verdun - Brittany Gardner Bottom: Jenny Jacobs - Mallory Paine - Jhavon Hamilton - Abby Gross
Tournament Team Batting Avg .432    Pitching Staff ERA: 0.24 .  

2010 USSSA IL State Champions
Joliet, IL June 26-27, 2010
Back Row: Bridget Paine - Abby Gross - Torie Bunzell - Liz Smith - Casey Clutch/Creakbaum - Jenny Esparza - Meaghan Sullivan Front: Sydney Lisy - Kathleen Maloof - Erika Petruzzi - Mallory Paine - Jayme Hefler - Jenny Jacobs  
2009 USSSA Illinois 18 & Over State Champions
June 27-28  
 Rockford, IL W-7 L-0
Back: Eddie Creakbaum - Torie Bunzell - Liz Smith -Whitney Davis - Paige Sheeder -Jill Jacobson - Jenny Jacobs -Bridget Paine - Bob Zivic - Dave Wilson Front: Dani Miller - Sadie Conner - Casey Clutch Creakbaum - Sydney Lisy - Mallory Paine.  
Indiana Slammers
2008 USSSA IL State Champions  
Joliet, IL July 12-13
2008 Slammers Take Illinois State Title In Six Game Sweep Winning 9th Annual USSSA 18 & Over Heritage Classic.
Back: Kirk Piehl, Dave Wilson, Liz Smith, Mallory Paine, Jenny Jacobs, Casey Clutch, Sadie Conners, Monica Wright, Bob Zivic Front: Bridget Paine, Dani Murphy, Kara Harmatys, Sarah Needy Not Shown: Abby Liden (injured prev day).

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