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2017/18 SPICE TRYOUT INFORMATION
SPICE has completed tryouts for the 2017/18 season. Check back here for postings of any remaining positions that need to be filled.
Contact Jon Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org or our head coaches below for more information or to inquire at any time about opportunities for private tryouts.
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INTERESTED IN COACHING WITH SEATTLE SPICE? We are looking for positive/energetic coaches who do things the Spice way! Excellent sportsmanship, quality instruction, and a positive coaching style is what we demand. Contact Jon Hughes for more info.
Seattle Spice Softball Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and offers an outstanding opportunity for any softball player who wants to enhance her fastpitch softball skills and compete at a higher select level. In addition to being on a great Spice team, the girls and young women will be a part of a great organization that has a long history, has reputable, respected, and experienced coaches, and works diligently to keep player fees reasonable. Seattle Spice serves the Seattle metropolitan area and draws players from the greater Puget Sound area, including King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.
2017 SPICE SUNDAY NIGHT SOFTBALL
Seattle Spice is excited to again offer Sunday Night Softball this September and October for 10U to 18U teams at Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park in Des Moines. Teams will play double-headers on Sunday evenings. We have three fields each night and will play under the lights. Sign up for one or more Sundays.
Games start at 3:45pm most Sundays. Teams will play two games each Sunday.
Sunday Sept 10th
Sunday Sept 17th
Sunday Sept 24th
Sunday Oct 1st
LOCATION: Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park - 21800 20th Avenue South, Des Moines, WA 98198
First come first serve. Cost is $165 per team for each date. Two game guarantee. One umpire.
Payment must be made immediately to secure your spot. Sign up for one or more night!
This is not a money making endeavor, we provide this at cost with a small amount going to our scholarship fund. If interested, please send an e-mail to Gary Schimek at email@example.com or Jon Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL TEAMS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USSSA:
|Steven J. Underwood Memorial Park|
Monday, July 17
A number of our Spice teams played in the 16U-18U ASA Washington State Games (14U-IC, 16U, 18U-Red, 18U-Black). Congratulations to 14U-IC for going 5-0 and winning the Bronze Championship.
|Spice 14U-IC, ASA Washington Games, July 15-16, 2017|
Wednesday, July 26
Fiona Skerrett Wesleyan College
Emma Hughes Chapman University
Deja Rogers College of Southern Nevada
Jenny Hovland Highline Community College
Maria Smith Whitworth University
Tatum Kawabata Wellesley College
Hannah Steele Bellevue College
Ivey Uppinghouse Lower Columbia College
Kaila Jackson Macalester College
Nicole Anders The College of St. Scholastica
Sunday, July 2
Seattle Spice 18U-Red won the Silver Championship of the USSSA Slamfest tournament in Tacoma, June 24-25, 2017. It was a great day with everyone truly contributing and playing hard in the Northwest heat of 90+ degrees. Additional congratulations to Maren Schimek who was awarded the game ball and MVP for the final game. She hit a three run homer to take the lead that held to the end. It was her second of the weekend.
|Spice 18U-Red Slamfest Silver Champions, June 24-25, 2017|
Sunday, July 2
Seattle Spice 14U-03 won the USSSA Slamfest 15U Silver Bracket Championship in Spanaway, WA, June 24-25, 2017. Hot weather, hot bats, and a beautiful day under Mt. Rainier.
|Champions Spice 14U-03 with Second Place Velocity|
Sunday, July 2
|Spice 16U ASA June Final Champions|
Congratulations to Seattle Spice 16U for going 6-0 and winning the ASA/USA June Final Championship, June 24-25, 2017.
|Spice 16U - June 24-25, 2017|
Sunday, July 2
Seattle Spice 14U-IC spent the week in Colorado Springs at the Triple Crown Sports Colorado Sparkler Fastpitch showcase tournament, June 26- July 1, 2017. It was a great week of meeting and playing some excellent teams from California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, and Kansas. A lot of softball but also time for fun experiences like visiting the USA Olympic Training Center.
|Spice 14U-IC with the Kansas Renegades|
|Spice 14U-IC at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs|
Friday, June 16
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Wednesday, June 14
A couple of our teams recently spent some time at Cappy's Boxing Gym in Seattle working on conditioning and agility. It's always fun to switch up the practice routine with something new!
Tuesday, June 13
Congratulations to Coupeville High School’s Katrina McGranahan for willing the Olympic League 1A Division Softball Co-MVP honors in voting by league coaches! Katrina was also one of the Athlete of the Year award winners for Coupeville, playing volleyball and softball for the Wolves.
Tuesday, June 13
Spice 12U-Black finished 2nd in the Silver Bracket at the ASA Acer's Northwest Classic open tournament, June 3-4, 2017. They upset a few A teams along the way and pushed one right to the end in the championship game.....but lost 10 to 8. Gotta love the Spice colored eye "red."
|Spice 12U-Black at Acer's NW, June 3-4, 2017|
Monday, June 5
Spice 14U-IC had a blast at the NSA Sterling tournament in Wenatchee over the three day Memorial Day weekend. The weather was hot - in the 90's. Spice battled through a number of injuries and heat exhaustion to take second place in the Gold bracket, going 6-1 over the holiday weekend.
|Spice 14U-IC, 2nd Place Gold, May 27-29, 2017|
Monday, June 5
Congratulations to our Seattle Spice players for making the 4A North Puget Sound League Cascade all-league softball teams for the 2017 season!
Infield - Hanna Scandiffio, Kennedy Catholic, (Spice 16U)
Catcher - Tatiana Leahy, Kennedy Catholic, (Spice 16U)
Designated Player – Marianna DeSimone, Kennedy Catholic, (Spice 18U-Red)
Pitcher - Alyssa Metzger, Mount Rainier, (Spice 18U-Black)
Infield - Angela Ortiz, Hazen, (Spice 14U-IC)
Wednesday, May 24
Congratulations to our Seattle Spice players for receving Metro League Softball Awards for their High Schools!
All Metro Awards:
OF Fiona Skerrett, Garfield (Spice 18U-Red)
OF Jessica Segle, Bishop Blanchet (Spice 16U)
All Sound Division Awards:
P Molly House, Cleveland (Spice 16U)
SS Addy Eder, Franklin (Spice 16U)
UTL Maren Schimek, Franklin (Spice 18U-Red)
UTL Kate Hopkins, Nathan Hale (Spice 16U)
All Valley Division Awards:
C Janelle Gary, Garfield (Spice 16U)
SS Serena Cunningham, Garfield (Spice 14U-IC)
2B Miquela Hughes, Garfield (Spice 18U-Red)
UTL Josie Barker, Garfield (Spice 18U-Black)
UTL Taylor Houghtaling, Bishop Blanchet (Spice 16U)
UTL Maddie O'Neill, Bishop Blanchet (Spice 18U-Black)
All Mountain Division Awards:
1B Sarah Quamma, Roosevelt (Spice 16U)
Thursday, May 18
|USSSA Seattle Spice Invite Champions, April 15, 2017|
Spice 12U-Black continued their winning ways by taking the Seattle Spice Invite on April 15, 2017. After a 3 hour rain delay they rallied to go 5-1 and win the Gold championship. This was a long day for all involved as the girls arrived at the field at about 8:00 am and did not start the championship game until 9:00 that night. Although not the prettiest of wins, they managed to grind this one out.
They followed this up two weeks later in the Season Opener Celebration in Lacey on April 29-30, 2017. Spice finally got a tournament without any rain and did not let the opportunity slip away. The team went 6-0 on their way to First Place. The highlight was coming back from a 0-5 deficit in the championship game to win 9-5.
|USSSA Season Opener Champions, April 29-30, 2017|
Wednesday, April 12
The weather looks to be good for the annual Seattle Spice Invite! This year, the USSSA event is a one day pool and bracket tournament. All our Spice teams will be playing so we hope to see your there! Pool schedule HERE.
Seattle Spice 10U Dacca Park, Fife
Seattle Spice 12U Black Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma
Seattle Spice 12U Red Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma
Seattle Spice 14U '03 Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma
Seattle Spice 14U-IC Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma
Seattle Spice 16U Service Club, Kent
Seattle Spice 18U Black Service Club, Kent
Seattle Spice 18U Red Service Club, Kent
Wednesday, April 12
Spice 12U Black went 6-0 in the NSA Ice Breaker Tournament, April 8-9, 2017 in the Tri-Cities. Saturday was windy and cold, but the team managed to pull off 4 wins. Sunday was a beautiful day and 12U Black went 2-0 to finish off the tournament undefeated and outscored the opponents 70-18 in the 6 games. Congratulations Spice!
|Spice 12U Black, April 8-9, 2017|
Thursday, March 23
14U-IC (Hughes): ASA(USA) PNW Force Spring Invite, Valley Ridge and North SeaTac Park, SeaTac, WA
Wednesday, February 22
Two of our Spice teams finished 2nd in their respective Gold Brackets at the USSSA Cupid Classic, February 18-20, 2017. Spice 12U-Black beat the Acers to get in to the championship game but lost to Explosion 10-6. As a team, 12U-Black hit .500 for the entire weekend (including 28 hits on championship Sunday). Not bad for their first tournament of the season which included two A teams!
Spice 14U-IC went undefeated over the weekend until falling in the Gold Bracket championship game to the Bandits from Clackamas, OR. The 14U-IC pitchers and defense had great performances, giving up a total of only 7 runs over the entire tournament.
|Second Place Gold - Spice 12U-Black|
|Second Place Gold - Spice 14U-IC|
Tuesday, February 14
The Seattle Spice 18U-Red participated in the annual ASA Las Vegas Valentine's Day Blast the weekend of Feb. 11/12, 2017. The fields were gorgeous and the team was lucky to play all three pool games before the rains came in. Bracket play had some delays on Sunday but ended up being a great day for the team. The competition included teams from Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Canada. After a 4-2 win early Sunday evening, the team unfortunately had to forfeit the semi-final game so everyone could get to the airport and return to regular life in Seattle! The highlights of the trip included a party bus, hummer limo ride, walking the Vegas strip, and the roller coaster! See more photos of the 18U-Red Vegas trip HERE.
Monday, January 23
Three Spice teams - 14U-IC, 16U, and 18U-Red played in the USSSA Snowball Hitfest indoor tournament 18U/16U division this past weekend in Centralia. Coach Jon could be found wheeling around on his new scooter. He's recovering from a recent Achilles surgery (not from kicking the players!)
Congratulations to Spice 16U, going 5-1 and winning the Silver bracket championship! - and beating 14U-IC in the semi-final!
|Spice 16U - Champions, Jan 21-22, 2017|
Monday, January 16
Spice returns to tournament action after the holidays!
14U-03 (Harrison): Third Place - A Bracket, USSSA 3rd Annual Winter Indoor, Centralia, WA
18U-Black (Metzger): USA Preps Best of the Best, Las Vegas, NV
Monday, January 16
Over the last few years, a number of Seattle Spice players have participated in the Washington Cultural Exchange softball trip to China. This past December, eleven Spice players traveled to Beijing and Guangzhou to play against Chinese teams and to experience the rich culture and tradition of China. It was a great trip and full of awesome memories!
Thursday, November 3
Spice 14U-IC had an awesome practice with Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee from the University of Washington Husky softball team. They ran through a full set of throwing, fielding, and hitting drills designed to work on fundamental skills. We look forward to working with them more this season! Go Huskies!
Monday, October 3
Seattle Spice 14U Inner City was in a tough pool at the ASA Flame Invite. They handled the NW Speed and battled with the Ladyhawks and Acers Green. On Sunday the team came out on fire, defeating the Monarch Crushers 11-0 and the SFC Force 11-0. Spice then entered the championship game against NW Speed. It didn't go our way, but it was a great way to start the season!
Sunday, September 25
Spice 12U-Black had the privilege of having Ali Aguilar and Taylor Van Zee from UW come out and run our practice! Go Huskies and Spice!
Monday, August 29
Congratulations to the following Spice players who have committed for 2016!
Dejah Rogers: Southern Nevada
Emma Hughes: Chapman University
Hannah Steele: Bellevue College
Jenny Hovland: Highline Community College
Maria Smith: Whitworth University
Thursday, August 4
Tuesday, July 26
It was a fantastic weekend of softball in Oregon at the NAFA Northwest Summer National Championships. All of our Spice teams did well - a nice end to our very successful 2015/16 fastpitch season! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at tryouts starting this coming Saturday!
14U-02 IC (Hughes): 3rd Place NAFA 14B National Championship, Newberg, OR
14U-01 (Scandiffio): 3rd Place NAFA 14A National Championship, North Clackamas Park, Milwaukie, OR
16U (Metzger): 2nd Place NAFA 16B National Championship, Newberg, OR
18U (Hughes): 3rd Place NAFA 18B National Championship, North Clackamas Park, Milwaukie, OR
|Spice 16U - 2nd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship|
|Spice 14U-IC - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship|
|Spice 18U - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship|
|Spice 14U - 3rd Place 2016 NAFA National Championship|
Tuesday, July 26
Saturday, July 16
As the 2016 season begins to wind down, a number of our teams will be on the road this weekend, traveling to Oregon and Canada! Go Spice!
10U (Bjorke): NAFA 10B National Championship, Newberg, OR
12U-04 (Thorson): NAFA 12B National Championship, Newberg, OR
12U-03 (Harrison): NAFA 12B National Championship, Newberg, OR
16U (Metzger): Canadian Open Fastpitch Showcase Select International Championship, Surrey, BC, Canada
|Spice 16U with Team USA at the Canadian Open!|
|Spice 12U-03 - 7th Place NAFA National Championships|
Sunday, July 10
Lots of good softball action over the weekend:
12U-04 (Thorson): 12U 5th Place USSSA July 12U Bonus, Dacca Park, Fife, WA
12U-03 (Harrison): 12U 3rd Place USSSA July 12U Bonus, Dacca Park, Fife, WA
14U-02 IC (Hughes): 14B 5th Place ASA 14B State Championship, Pasco Sporting Complex, Pasco, WA
16U (Metzger): 16U 5th Place USSSA State Championships, Service Club, Kent, WA
18U (Hughes): 18U 7th Place USSSA State Championships, Service Club, Kent, WA
|Spice 14U-IC - 2016 14B ASA State|
Monday, June 27
Great results this week from Spice teams in the USSSA Slamfest! A lot of good play - including a nail-biter of a game between our two 14U teams. Congratulations to all and especially our tournament champions!
12U-03 (Harrison): Gold Champions USSSA Slamfest, Sprinker Rec Center, Tacoma, WA
14U-02 IC (Hughes): Gold Bracket USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA
14U-01 (Scandiffio): Gold Champions USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA
16U (Metzger): Silver Champions USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA
18U (Hughes): Gold Semi-Final USSSA Slamfest, Celebration Park, Federal Way, WA
|Spice 16U 2016 USSSA Slamfest Champions|
|Spice 14U-01 2016 USSSA Slamfest Gold Champions|
|Spice 12U-03 USSSA Slamfest Gold Champions|
Monday, June 20
Rain delays and rain outs on Saturday made for long days for some of the teams. But there was a lot of great play over the weekend. Hope you softball Dads had a fun Father's Day!
10U (Bjorke): 10UB 3rd Place, ASA Seatac Metro Championships
12U-04 (Thorson): 12U 2-2 Bracket Record, USSSA State Championships
12U-03 (Harrison): ASA Seatac Metro Championships
14U-02 IC (Hughes): 14UB 2nd Place, ASA Seatac Metro Championships
14U-01 (Scandiffio): 14UA 2-2 Bracket Record, ASA Seatac Metro Championships
16U (Metzger): Gold Semi-Final Game, USSSA Father’s Day FASTival
18U (Hughes): Gold Semi-Final Game, USSSA Father’s Day FASTival
|Spice 14U-IC 2016 ASA Metro, 2nd Place|
Monday, June 13
14U-01 (Scandiffio): Championship Game, USSSA State Championship 14U, Gateway Sports Complex, Yakima, WA
16U (Metzger): Silver Champions, ASA PNW Force Valley Invite Warmup, Service Club, Kent, WA
18U (Hughes): Semi-Final Game, NSA Patriots Invite, Phil Johnson Ballfields, Everett, WA
|Spice 16U 2016 ASA Valley Invite, Champions|
|Spice 14U 2016 USSSA State, 2nd Place|
Thursday, June 9
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