Lionettes: Welcome

Welcome to the Lionettes

Welcome to the OC Lionettes 18 Gold for the 2012-2013 season! We are playing in the high school division for Premier Fastpitch and we will compete at the Gold level in ASA competition.

This proud name has been associated with fastpitch softball for decades now and many former Lionette players are enshrined in the ASA Hall of Fame. Our staff is dedicated to improving the softball skills of every player that joins us as we prepare them to continue their softball careers at the collegiate level. Over the past 5 years over 30 of our former players have continued their softball careers in college - all on athletic scholarships. Including 6 D-1 signees and 1 D-2 signee this past season.

The coaching staff utilizes a positive coaching style and brings over 43 years of fastpitch coaching experience to this organization.

The practices are structured, intense and competitive. All of our athletes are expected to maintain a 3.0 core GPA or higher. Our team is partially sponsored and team fees are very reasonable. We welcome donations as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

Come join us at our next practice or contact us for a private workout. See for yourself what Lionettes softball is all about.

Contact Coach Ron Douglas at or Russ Roach at    

Wednesday, May 22
2013 Lionette Committments!

The following players from our class of 2013 have made their committments:

Jenna Lieber, P to Pittsburgh

Olivia Sandusky, OF/1B to University of San Diego

Devin Montgomery, SS/2B to Utah State University

Lauren Howard, SS to Monmouth University

Kelsey Fredericks, P to Miami University of Ohio


Wednesday, May 22


Wednesday, May 22
Devin Montgomery commits to Utah State!

Congratulations to Devin Montgomery. She has committed to Utah State University.  Devin is a 2013 graduate and plays SS and 2nd base.

Wednesday, May 22
Kelsey Fredericks commits to Miami University of Ohio

We are thrilled to announce that Kelsey Fredericks committed to the Miami University RedHawks.  Kelsey is a pitcher in the class of 2013.

Wednesday, September 19
Lauren Howard Commits to Monmouth University

We are pleased to announce that Lauren Howard committed to Monmouth University in New Jersey.  Lauren is a 2013 graduate and plays SS.

Saturday, October 22
Olivia Sandusky commits to the University of San Diego!

We are pleased to announce that Olivia Sandusky committed this week to the University of San Diego.  Olivia is a 2013 graduate and plays OF and 1B.

Saturday, October 22
Jenna Lieber commits to Pittsburgh!

Congratulations to Jenna Lieber on her recent committment to Pittsburgh.  Jenna is a 2013 graduate.

Saturday, October 22
Raelynn Galindo commits to Monmouth!

Congratulations to Raelynn Galindo on her recent committment to Monmouth University! This opportunity is well deserved.

Friday, September 2
Lionette 14U and 16U teams

We are pleased to announce that we recently added a 14U team to our organization.  The 14U team is managed by Mike Gutierrez.  Mike has a wealth of coaching and managing experience.  Mike's youngest daughter is starting her junior year at the University of New Mexico.  Mike is assisted by Coach Gabe.  The team website is  Mike can be reached at (714) 981-0756 or

This 14U team is an addition to our 16U team which is run by Jess Carbajal and George Portillo. This 16U team participated in Premier Nationals last summer.  Jess can be reached at

Monday, August 22
Katelyn Rentschler commits to Central Michigan!

Katelyn Rentschler has committed to Central Michigan University.  Katelyn had a number of opportunities and ultimately decided this is where she wanted to spend her next four years.  Go Chips!

Friday, August 5
Carissa Zito commits to Lehigh!

We are pleased to announce that Carissa Zito has verbally committed to Lehigh University.  Congratulations to Carissa!

Friday, August 5
2012 OC Lionette Committments!

The following players from our class of 2012 have made verbal committments:

Alyssa Taylor, SS to UT Chattanooga

Carissa Zito, SS to Lehigh

Katelyn Rentschler, C to Central Michigan

Nikki Innamorato, P to Cal Poly SLO 

Raelynn Galindo, C to Monmouth

Look for more committments in the near future! 

Monday, August 16

Our committments for the class of 2011 are announced:

Allison Lang, Pitcher to San Jose State

Kelsi Luttrell, SS to Providence College

Alexa Chattleton, OF to Sacramento State

Kaelynn Greene, OF to Marshall University

Devin Vanderhoff, 3B to Cal Baptist

Emily Ceccacci, OF to Cal Poly SLO



Scorpions Gold 2010 Committments!

We are pleased to announce the committments for our class of 2010:

Holli Floetker, P, Boston University

Jenifer Walker, 1B, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Brianna Guererro, SS, Seattle University

Madeline Sale, C, Cal State Northridge

Leann Lopez, SS, Cal State Northridge 

Miranda Bronson, OF, Minnesota State 


Congratulations to all of these athletes.

Tuesday, September 15
Team Anderson 2009 college committments!

We are pleased to announce the following committments for our class of 2009:


Kari Gutierrez, P/OF, University of New Mexico

Kayelee Schoeny, OF, University of North Dakota


Kari and Kayelee are the only two 2009 graduates on this very young team.

Monday, October 15
So Cal Xplosion 2008 Signed Athletes

The following players have made verbal committments and/or signed Letters of Intent to four year universities for Fall 2008:


Tara Allis to University of La Verne

Diana Payan to New Mexico North Highlands 

Emiley McEwen to Cal State Dominguez Hills

Rachael Hensel to Central Michigan University

Dalyn Varela to Iowa State

Bianca Lopez to Iowa State

Kristin Little to Humboldt State

Kylie Wagner to University of Evansville

Carly Land to Cal State San Bernardino


Congratulations to each of you!


In addition, we would like to recognize the following athletes that will be continuing their softball careers at the community college level.  These athletes are Cara Methven, Jackie Munoz, Brittanie Kulpa and Ashley Larios.

Monday, July 2

So Cal Xplosion came home from the Boulder Independence Day Showcase yesterday with a 2nd Place finish. Playing 14 games in 6 days, Xplosion finsihed the week with a 12-1-1 record. The only loss came in the championship game Sunday against Glacier Gold. The Boulder Independence Day Tournament is one of the largest showcase events of the summer. Over 350 college coaches typically attend this event and the So Cal Xplosion athletes were seen repeatedly throughout the week. Three of our athletes received multiple offers at the conclusion of this tournament and many others were invited out for official visits this fall. So Cal Xplosion will again be attending this prestegious event in 2008.   

Friday, June 1

So Cal Xplosion would like to congratulate Brandi Escarzaga (Foothill High School/Georgia SOuthern), Candice Sheehan (EL Modena High School/University of Buffalo) and Vanessa Samudio (San Pedro High School/Long Beach) on the continuation of their softball careers this fall. We wish them well in their future endeavors.