THE TEXAS ELITE FASTPITCH SOFTBALL CLUB: Welcome

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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF WORLD CHAMPIONS

The Texas Elite Fastpitch Softball Club is a Highly Competitive Softball team that helps young ladies make it to the Elite level of the Fastpitch Softball World. We stress the fundamentals of the game along with the little Extra's it takes to make each player a prime candidate for any Major College Softball program.



The Texas Elite Fastpitch Softball Club will be back in action in 2006 in the 18U Gold Division with a highly talented and competitive core group of players they set their sights on yet another National Championship Season. They are considered by many to be one of the top of teams in the nation in all of the associations. A couple of new faces will be added to their already seasoned lineup and they will be stronger than ever.



TEXAS ELITE RECORD 1996-2004

Wins: 504 Losses: 114



.816 % Win Record



1996 ASA   10U-A NATIONALS 5TH GARLAND,TX

1996 TAAF 10U-A STATE RUNNERUP,FARMERS BRANCH,TX

1998 TAAF 12U-A STATE CHAMPIONS FT.WORTH,TX

1998 USSSA 12U-A STATE CHAMPIONS G.P.,TX

1998 ASA   12U-A NATIONALS 15TH ST.LOUIS,MO

1998 USSSA 14U-A STATE CHAMPIONS G.P.,TX

2000 ASA   14U-A PCO CHAMPIONS, OK.CITY,OK

2000 USSSA 14U-A STATE RUNNERUP, LONGVIEW,TX

2000 ASA   14U-A STATE RUNNERUP(RAIN), STILLWATER,OK

2000 ASA   14U-A SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS, MEMPHIS, TN

2000 ASA   14U-A NATIONALS 17TH PANAMA CITY BEACH,FL

2001 USSSA 16U-A World Series Qual. Champions Garland,TX

2001 USSSA 16U-A Memorial Day Classic Champions Sulphur,LA

2001 USSSA 18U-A Club Select World Qual. Champions Grand Prairie, TX

2001 ASA   16U-A Ft Worth Metro Runnerup Fort Worth,TX

2001 USSSA 16U-A Texas State Champions Mesquite,TX

2001 ASA Regional Championship Runnerup   Irving, TX

2001 USSSA WORLD CHAMPIONS   

Hutchinson, KS

2001 TAAF State Champions Grand Prairie,TX

2001 18U-Gold Shootout Champions Grand Prairie, TX

2002 NSA World Qualifier Champions Cedar Hill,TX

2002 NSA State Runnerup, Plano, TX

2002 Ft Worth ASA Metro Champions Ft Worth,TX

2002 ASA Regional Champions Region 7 Austin,TX

2002 NSA 16A WESTERN WORLD CHAMPIONS, PLANO, TX

2002 ASA Nationals 17th 16A Sioux Falls,SD

2003 Gold Berth received in Killeen,TX

2003 USSSA 18U A State Champions

2003 ASA Gold Nationals 17th, Salem,OR

2004 Irving Texas A/Gold Open Champions

2004 Sector 2 Gold National Qualifier Champions



TEXAS ELITE PLAYERS THAT HAVE WENT ON TO PLAY IN COLLEGE

Jackie Williams 2003 University of Texas (Austin)

Christina Gwyn   2003 University of Texas (Austin)/ BYU

Paige Paramore   2003 Brigham Young University (Utah)

Chelsi Lake    2003 Baylor University (Elite Coach)

Catherine Calvert   2003 University of Texas at Arlington

Julie Fennell    2003 University of Tulsa

Chelsi Lake    2003 Baylor University

Stacy Braddock   2004 Oklahoma University

Meagan Denny    2004 University of Texas (Austin)

Samantha Buckner 2004 University of Arkansas

Katya Muller    2004 University of North Texas

Katie Johnson    2004 University of Alabama

Jessica Plemons 2004 Howard College(Big Spring)

Kalee Johnson   2004 Blinn College (Brenham,TX)

Rachel Johnson   2004 Oklahoma State University

Christina Allen 2004 McLellan College of Texas

Jessica Bancroft 2004 Texas Wesleyan University

Jennifer Davis   2004 University of Texas El Paso

Katie Jones   2004 University of Texas Arlington

Cathy Calver   2005 Oklahoma City University

Tiffanie Boone   2005 Texas Womens University

Jessica Plemons 2006 University of Mississippi

Casey Clifton    2006 University of Texas at Arlington

Miranda Campbell 2006 Emporia State University

Christina Allen 2006 McNeese State University

Rachel Johnson   2006 Texas Womens University

Christina Gwyn   2006 Brigham Young University

Tye Coats       2007 Texas Tech University

Alix Dean       2007 Texas State University

Whitney Simpson 2007 University of Texas at Arlington

many more to come...



More Elite Players that have went on to College...

Heather Marcus 2004 Baylor University (Volleyball)

Stephanie Pullen 2004 University of Nebraska

Janae Hamman 2004 Texas Tech University

LesLee Anderson 2004 Shaw University (Basketball)



SIGN THE ELITE GUESTBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE AND LET US KNOW YOU STOPPED BY!!

THANKS


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Tuesday, July 4
More Current Team Info

More current team info can be found at...


www.texaselitebancroft.com


Please visit there after your visit to this site.


Wednesday, May 10
BANCROFT AND MILLER EARN POST SEASON AWARDS

Jordan Bancroft and Amber Miller both recently took home awards from the Lamar High School awards banquet.

Bancroft picked up two awards receiving the teams Golden Glove and Most Valuable Hitter awards after hitting .529 during district play and .408 on the year and had 15 stolen bases and a .950 fielding pct.

Miller picked up the teams All Around MVP award after hitting .400 for the season including 5 doubles, 6 triples, 3 homeruns and 10 stolen bases.

Both ladies were named to the 7-5A All District teams.

Way to go ladies!!! Keep it up this summer!!!


WHITNEY SIMPSON COMMITS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IN ARLINGTON

Whitney Simpson was happy to announce recently that she has given her verbal commitment to play softball at the University of Texas in Arlington. Whitney went to visit a few school but liked what she saw at UTA the best. The coaches and the other players really helped in my decision as they all seem to be great people. Coach Hedrick said that she was very excited to have a power hitter like Whitney coming into their program and believes Whitney can break alot of the homerun records not just at UTA but the Conference as well. Way to go Whit!!!

ALIX DEAN COMMITS TO THE BOBCATS OF TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Alix Dean recently gave her vebal commitment to Ricci Woodard the Head Coach of the Texas State University Bobcats to come play softball there after graduating High School. Woodard was happy to get a player of Dean's ability stating that she cannot wait to have her in their lineup. Way to go Alix.

TYE COATS COMMITS TO TEXAS TECH

Tye has been a long time fan of Texas Tech and when the opportunity came to make up her mind where she wanted to continue playing softball into college there was no question that Tech was the place for her. Teresa Wilson the new Texas Tech softball coach was excited about Tye's commitment and say she will do great things here. Way to go Tye.

CLIFTON SIGNS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IN ARLINGTON

Casey Clifton recently signed a Letter of Intent to play with the University of Texas in Arlington. She decided on UTA after looking at many different schools she liked their facilities and the coaching staff very much and liked the idea of staying closer to home. Way to go Casey we are all very proud of you.

BANCROFT EARNS RED RIVER ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS

Freshman 2b Jessica Bancroft earns herself a spot on the 2005 Red River Athletic All-Conference Team while leading her Texas Wesleyan Lady Ram softball team to the playoffs in 2005.

Way to go Jessica!!! Keep it up!!!


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TIFFANIE BOONE SIGNS WITH TEXAS WOMENS UNIVERSITY

Tiffanie recently signed with Texas Womens University in Denton, TX. After narrowing down her choices Tiffanie decided Texas Womens was the best fit for her. Head Coach Diane Baker said   “ Tiffanie is the speedster we are missing. We have always had a speedster and are missing that aspect right now. We need the element of speed to get to the next level and our whole offense is centered around it as well,” stated Baker. “She has speed on the bases, a quick jump from the plate and has the ability to swing from the left and from the right with power as a switch-hitter. Along with her range in the outfield, I look for Tiffanie to make an immediate impact.” Tiffanie will be in action with the Lady Pioneers in the Fall of 2005!!!   Good Luck Tiffanie!!! Go Pioneers!!!
The Texas Womens Softball Website is:
http://www.twu.edu/athletics/sball.htm



BANCROFT SIGNS WITH TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Jessica recently signed with Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX. After narrowing down her choices Jessica decided Texas Wesleyan would be the best place for her to start her college career. Head Coach Shannon Gower said "I am glad that Jessica decided on TWU, we were looking for a impact player with a lot of competitive experience, she has everything we were looking for in a recruit. She will definitely have the opportunity to come in and start as a freshman for us." Jessica is one of four freshmen on the team and will begin playing this Spring with the Lady Rams. Good Luck Jessica!!! Go Lady Rams!!!
The Texas Wesleyan Softball Website is:
http://department.txwes.edu/ath/w-softball/index.htm.


Monday, December 6
COACH BANCROFT RECEIVES THE NFCA'S EASTON VICTORY CLUB AWARD

The NFCA recognized Head Coach J.D. Bancroft at the NFCA National Convention in Las Vegas, NV on December 5th, 2004 for reaching a coaching milestone of 500 wins. The NFCA presented Coach Bancroft with the Easton Victory Club Award Plaque comemorating this great coaching milestone. Congratulations J.D. you deseve this and more for all you do for Girls fastpitch softball.

Texas Elite / Easton Softball Club Player Application

Please click on the attachment below to fill out the Texas Elite / Easton Softball Club Player Application and email back to MrTexElite@aol.com or fax to 972-986-3145. We are currently looking for players born in 1987-1997. We currently have teams participating in the 8UA, 10UA, 12UA, 14UA, 16UA, 18UA, 18U Gold Divisions.

If you know you want to go on to play softball into college and beyond then please fill out a application and send it in we will then contact you about a tryout.

Thank You,
J.D. Bancroft
General Manager

Handout: Texas Elite / Easton Player Application

Elite Goes Undefeated in Tulsa to Earn Gold Berth !!!

Texas Elite came together in Tulsa and seem to be peaking at the right time as they went undefeated through the Sector 2 Gold National Qualifiying tournament. Great pitching from Meagan Denny, Stacy Braddock and Julie Fennel led the way for the Elite..
Elite 2 - California Cruisers Gold 0
Elite 1 - Orange County Lionettes 0
Elite 1 - Southern California Diamonds 0
Elite 1 - Wichita Mustangs 0
Elite 4 - Wichita Mustangs 0 (Championship Game)


Texas Elite Wins Irving Open

Texas Elite went undefeated through bracket play to win the 2004 18 A/Gold Irving Open. Congratulations ladies..

Tuesday, February 4
EASTON BECOMES TEXAS ELITE OFFICIAL SPONSOR IN 2003

************ BREAKING NEWS ******************
After a great season as a Easton Experimental team in 2002 Texas Elite proved itself worthy to become one of Easton's Officially Sponsored Teams in 2003. Easton will be providing the team with Easton products throughout the 2003 season and beyond. The Texas Elite family would like to Easton and it Fastpitch division for their decision.


TANEL 360 RENEWS TEXAS ELITE SPONSORSHIP FOR 2003

Tanel 360 has announced their continued support of Texas Elite Softball through the 2003 season. Texas Elite was the first and only sponsored fastpitch team in 2002 and helped with the developement of Tanels fastpitch line their hard work last year has now made it possible for many other teams to get discounted sponsored packages across the country. Thank You to Tanel and all of their Support. We truly appreciate it.

THE POWER ALLEY INDOOR TRAINING FACILITY & PRO SHOP

The Official Indoor Practice Facility of Texas Elite !!! The Power Alley in Grand Prairie offers much more than a great place to go take some cuts or have indoor practice. They have excellent Professional Private Coaching and a Nice Pro Shop with everything a ballplayer needs. Owned by J.D. Bancroft & Shannon Coulter they are bringing the best of the softball and baseball worlds together in one facility.

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ELITE WINS THE BIG ONE !!!


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"Nine average kids playing as a team will always beat nine stars playing as individuals."

THE EXCLUSIVE BAT BRAND OF TEXAS ELITE !!!

Texas Elite's Offensive arsenal is Powered by Easton bats. Texas Elite is a Officially Sponsored Team by Easton Sports.

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NEW 12U TEXAS ELITE WEBSITE

This is the new 12u Texas Elite Website. Home of the 2002 NSA Western World Series national champions. When you have a chance go in and leave them some words of encouragement from our older team and let them know how much farther they can go if they work hard. Thank Coach J.D.

THE EXCLUSIVE CLEAT OF TEXAS ELITE !!!!

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For information on how to get Tanel 360 Products email MrTexElite@aol.com

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AKADEMA JOINS LIST OF TEXAS ELITE SPONSORS

Texas Elite would like to thank James Norton and all the people at Akadema Sports for their support this year...


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ELITE PLAYERS HELP USA TEAM BRING HOME THE GOLD FROM ITALY

Congratulations to the nine Elite players that went to Reggio Emilia, Italy this past week to compete in the 2001 Junior Olympics as members of Team USA. The USA Team clinched the Gold with a perfect undefeated record. They also got a chance to compete in a exhibition game with one of the Italy National teams that had former and current Italian softball Olympians on it... Our girls displayed why they are the best by beating them 7-1. Way to go ladies....
USA Team Members were...
#1 Samantha Buckner 1st Base
#2 Meagan Denny      Pitcher
#6 Jessica Plemons   Right Field
#7 Jackie Williams   Catcher
#8 Katya Muller      Short Stop
#11 Stephanie Pullen Center Field
#12 Jessica Bancroft 2nd Base
#14 Valerie Thomson   Left Field
#33 Ashley Sanner    3rd Base
#34 Janae Hamman      Utility