Woodinville High School Fastpitch: 2017 (State Champs!!!)

Falcons Win 4A State Championship & Finish Ranked 4th in Nation with 26-0 Season Record
 The winning moment!  KingCo 4A State Champions!

The Woodinville Falcons capped off their dream season by winning the 4A State Championship, finishing 26-0 and ranked fourth in the nation by both USA Today and Max Preps. The team was featured on local news stations KOMO 4 and  King 5, and had numerous write-ups in the Seattle Times and Woodinvile Weekly. Our players received individual accolades as well. Senior Taylor Rhinehart was named the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year, USA Today's All-USA High School Softball 3rd team, and All KingCo 4A MVP, Taylor was also selected 1st team UP in 2016. Senior Lauryn Rhinehart was selected as a Seattle Times Star Times spring all area honoree and All KingCo 4A 1st team OF. Lauryn was also selected 1st team Pitcher in 2015 and 2016. Senior Jordyn Boyd was selected All KingCo 4A 1st Team DP, Jordyn was also selected 2nd team Catcher in 2016. Senior Olivia Riener was selected All KingCo 4A 2nd team 1B, Olivia was also selected 1st team 1B in 2016. Senior Gina Wyner was selected All KingCo 4A 2nd team 3B. Senior Paige Grover recieved All Kingco 4A Honorable Mention, Paige was also selected 1st team UP in 2016. Junior Erin McGrath recieved All Kingco 4A Honorable Mention. Sophomore Megan Taketa recieved KingCo 4A Honorable Mention, Megan was also selected 2nd team 2B in 2016. Sophomore Bailey Burger-Moore received All KingCo 4A Honorable Mention.

We congratulate all the of the members of this truly special team, the coaches that helped get them their Dani Weir, Kat Knowles, Mike Dale, and Mak Weir, and the parents and families that supported them along the way.

Tuesday, May 16
Falcons finish 20-0 in regular season, nationally ranked

The Varsity Falcons finished their regular season 20-0 (14-0 Conference). Nationally they have held a steady 8th place in the USA Today Sports Super 25 Expert Rankings the last few weeks.  In MaxPreps this week they are 9th place in the MaxPrep Xcellent 25 Writers' Poll (human based) and 59th place MaxPrep National ranking (computer based). The Seattle Times and Woodinville Weekly documented the Falcons' progress through the season. "Woodinville softball powers its way into Top 10 of national polls" was the headline for an April Seattle Times article. And Woodinville Weekly headlined two articles this week, "Falcons run the table, finish regular season 20-0" and "Special group of seniors savor end of prep careers" commemorating our 6 Seniors Jordyn Boyd, Paige Grover, Lauryn Rhinehart, Taylor Rhinehart, Olivia Riener, and Gina Wyner.

The regular season is documented on our Facebook Page with posts, photos from our LL clinic and other events, links to Mark Hatlen's Falcon game albums, and iScore Links to past games. The season is not over yet, with the KingCo Tournament this week, and with more games to be won!

  Varsity KingCo 4A Regular Season Record

Monday, March 20
Varsity and JV have wins at home in first week of the season

Falcons Varsity Run Rule Win Over Juanita

March 17th at home: The Varsity Falcons grabbed an early lead on their way to a 12-2 victory over Juanita on Friday. The Falcons took the lead with two runs in the first inning when Olivia Reiner hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run and Jordyn Boyd grounded out, scoring one run. Woodinville secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the fourth inning. The Varsity Falcon's big inning was driven by a triple and a home run by Paige Grover, an error, and a single by Lauryn Rhinehart. Rhinehart earned the win for the Falcons. She threw five innings, surrendering two runs, four hits, and striking out nine. The Falcons collected seven hits (GC recap).

Falcons JV Jumps Out to Early Lead in Victory Over Lake Washington

March 15th at home: The Falcons JV jumped out to an early lead over Lake Washington and took home an 11-6 victory on Wednesday. Woodinville Falcons JV scored on a error in the first inning, a double by Jaelyn Cowin in the second inning, a groundout by Jada Alcantara in the second inning, and a single by Maria Ortiz in the second inning. Both offenses were strong at the plate as Woodinville Falcons JV collected 14 hits and Lake Washington 11 Woodinville Falcons JV captured the lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Falcons JV. Falcons JV scored four runs in the fourth inning. Falcons JV's big inning was driven by a fielder's choice by Linsey Pirollo, a stolen base by Maria Ortiz, a double by Megan Davidson, and a groundout by Maddie Balyeat. Lake Washington scored three runs in the seventh inning. Charlotte Grover, Balyeat, Jaelyn Cowin, Ortiz, and Davidson each collected multiple hits for Falcons JV. Cowin and Balyeat each drove in two runs to lead Woodinville Falcons JV (GC Recap).

Monday, March 13
Varsity and JV Jamborees start it off with wins
Friday night Falcon JV hosted Inglemoor and Mt Si at their Jamboree and made a strong showing with a 20-4 win over Inglemoor and a 17-0 win over Mt Si. On Saturday the Varsity Falcons hosted Juanita and Bellevue and went 13-1 over Juanita, and  8-0 over Bellevue despite the rain. Check the calendar for this weeks games, and the Kingco link for any weather related changes. See this week's Woodinville Weekly article about the Varsity team.

Thursday, March 2
2017 Varsity and JV Rosters are Announced!
WHS Varsity 2017
1 Jordyn Boyd
2 Paige Grover
3 Lauryn Rhinehart
4 Taylor Rhinehart
5 Olivia Riener
6 Gina Wyner
7 Chloe Lingen
8 Erin McGrath
9 Bailey Burger-Moore
10 Rachel Rhinehart (Swing)
11 Mikaelie Sullivan
12 Megan Taketa So
13 Molly Taketa
14 Sierra Hein

WHS Junior Varsity 2017
1 Morgan Barnes
2 Taryn Barnes
3 Lina Waughman (Swing)
4 Maddie Balyeat
5 Madison Beatty
6 Jaelyn Cowin
7 Carmella Crooks
8 Maria Ortiz
9 Linsy Pirollo
10 Noelle Watson
11 Jada Alcantara Fr
12 Megan Davidson
13 Charlotte Grover

Tuesday, February 21
Field Prep Day and Tryouts

Field Prep Day: Saturday 2/25 10 am to 1 pm rain or shine. Players and parents bring your rakes, wheel barrows, weed eaters, gloves, etc and help get the softball field looking great for tryouts and the season. Players earn Honor Society hours.

Tryouts: Start Monday 2/27 and go through Thursday 3/2, 3-5 pm (Wed 2-4 pm). Attendence Monday-Wednesday is required. Cuts will be made 2nd or 3rd day. The results will be posted on Thursday.

Thursday, December 15
All Interested 2017 JV and Varsity Players

Optional Workouts:

Mondays starting 1/9/17:Work outs in the weight room with Curtis Clay 3pm - 4pm (Curtis has to leave at 3:45).

Wednesdays starting 1/4/17: On-field workouts 3pm. Will work on arm care program/routine for the first hour.

*These workouts are optional for all players interested in trying out for the 2017 JV and Varsity teams. The Curtis sessions will have a fee (TBD). Players will sign-in at each session and be billed for the sessions they attend end. Contact Diana Boyd with questions.

Player/Coaches Meeting: Wednesday 1/18/17, 2pm All interested players meet with the coaches (in WHS library).

Note this meeting is for players, a parents meeting is held after tryouts on 3/7.

Field Prep Day: Saturday 2/25/17, 10 am to 1 pm Both players and parents are invited to bring your rakes and garden tools and come out and to help prepare the softball field.

JV and Varsity Tryouts: Week of 2/27/17

Spring Sports Meeting: Tuesday 3/7/17 Time and room location at WHS to be determined. This meeting is for the parents of the players who made the rosters of the 2017 JV and Varsity teams.

Welcome Coach Kocik!

And finally, the Lady Falcons Fastpitch would like to welcome Kim Kocik, the new JV Coach. CoachKocik played two years at Shoreline Community College, then two years at Central WashingtonUniversity. She is currently an assistant coach for the Elite Diamonds 16U and works at the YMCA.

Monday, May 8
Great turn outs for Little League Night and Spring Training Clinic

The weather tried to ruin our Little League Night on Thursday 5/4, but we improvised and played whiffle ball in the gym. Thanks to everyone who came and played with us on Thursday! We had a terrific turn out for Little League Spring Training Clinic on Sunday 5/7, and the weather even cooperated. Thanks to all the Little Leaguers who attended. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Falcons LL Spring Training Clinic 2017 

Sunday, April 2
Little League Night May 4th and Little League Spring Training Clinic May 7th

The WHS Lady Falcons are excited to be hosting their annual Little League Night and Spring Training Clinic with Woodinville Little League. All Little League softball players age 6-14 are welcome. See the link to the Clinic Registration form below. Please return to Mike Burger no later than April 21st. Contact Mike Burger at mburger62@gmail.com if you have questions.

Little League Night Thursday, May 4th

Little League Night Flyer 2017

Little League Spring Training Clinic Sunday, May 7th

Little League Spring Training Clinic 2017

LL Clinic Registration 2017

Please fill out the clinic registration form by following the link to the PDF below and return to Mike Burger at the address on the form. Please return no later than April 21st.


Handout: LL Clinic Forms