Mizuno Elite Gold: Welcome


 MIZUNO ELITE GOLD...Statement of Purpose

Montgomery County Elite is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in The Woodlands, Texas. Mizuno Elite Gold is an intergal part of MC Elite Organization.  We are the only Gold team for the Mizuno Elite Gold.The purpose of the organization is to sponsor competitive girls' fastpitch softball teams. We will provide girls from the south Texas area a chance to compete against teams from across the state and nation.

We seek to promote player development in hopes of receiving scholarship help in college. We expect our team to be very competitive, but we realize winning isn't everything. We hope the girls in our program learn other values such as teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and goal achievement. We feel this exemplifies what sports is all about.

Sunday, July 26


18U/14U Aug 8th~~~~~

Mizuno Elite Tryouts August 8th, 2015 Burroughs Park Tomball

Check in for 18U ... 9:30 Tryouts 10:00 to 1:00 (Be checked in and warmed up to start at 10:00)

Check in for 14U ... 1:30 Tryouts 2:00 to 5:00 (Be checked in and warmed up to start at 2:00)

Please download the attached Tryout Information Form and bring to tryouts.  Click on the Handout box at the end of this message. This will make signins move at a faster pace.  You can also fill out the form and email to daviddrude@msn.com.

Mizuno Elite Gold - 18U General Manager: David Drude ... 713-591-7000 daviddrude@msn.com Coached at Gold level for 21 years. Founder of MC Elite organization. Involved in all levels of softball including coaching, umpiring, playing, and ASA District Commissioner.

Head Coach and Manager: Scott Hallmark ... 713-906-1120 Shallmark@laserimaginginc.com Coached for 16 years at the Gold level. Former President of Tomball Girls Softball Association. Played college baseball for SHSU and played competitive softball at the highest levels.

Assistant Coach: Rusty Wood ... Coached for 15 years. Coached at all levels including 5 years at the Gold level. Played men's league competitive softball at the highest levels.

Assistant Coach: Krista Hallmark ... Played softball at Gold level for 5 years and played collegiate softball at SFA. Earned her degree and currently working in a teaching capacity.

Recruiting Coordinator: Duane Treybig ... Duanetreybig@gmail.com Duane will be on staff to facilitate showcasing our players to college recruiting. Duane is a noted recruiting expert and will provide the extra asset for Mizuno Elite. Duane will be attending tournaments with the Gold team in order to provide assistance with matching players up to the college program that best suits their needs and dreams.

Mizuno Elite Gold plays in the following associations: ASA Gold level, PGF, Triple Crown, and USSSA. We recently competed in USSSA Nationals and finished 9th. We are currently ranked 4th in USSSA in Texas. We play ASA Gold and PGF qualifiers along with the top college exposure tournaments. We aldo compete in numberous Triple Crown Sports events. Our fall schedule includes Stars Over Texas, Easton Showcase, Fort Worth Batbusters, Ronald McDonald, and American Freedom Showcase.

We feel Mizuno Elite Gold offers incredible opportunities for talented softball players. We are a structured team and organization that plays out of Burroughs Park in Tomball and SMGSL in The Woodlands. We hope you take advantage of this chance to grow and prosper. Our track record for college scholarships is 100% over the past 15 years. We try to match the player with the university which fits the best. We graduated 7 players this past season and all received college offers (from D1-JUCO).

Our 14U team is forming. They will follow the same principles established by the 18U program. We will have some joint practices with assistance from our 18U girls. We want to establish a big sister - little sister atmosphere. The team will be coached by college athletes.

Mizuno Elite - 14U Managed by Hugh Mann (Mac) 281-948-1398 Coached for many years at the youth level. Team will be coached by Kelsey Jolly, Peyton Webb, and Nicki Zachary.  The 14U team will be based out of SMGSL in The Woodlands.


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Hannah NT
Tuesday, July 28
Hannah Gerecke signs with North Texas University

Softball Finds Final Piece to Puzzle North Texas Completes 2015 Class with Hannah Gerecke Signing July 27, 2015

When North Texas softball lost four seniors to graduation and a handful of other players, head coach Tracey Kee knew a long summer full of recruiting lie ahead for her and her staff. Fortunately for the future of the rising program, the four-time conference Coach-of-the-Year and two-time NFCA Mideast Region Staff-of-the-Year were more than up for the task.

Approximately 20 tournaments, six states and countless miles later, Kee and her staff have assembled an 11-athlete incoming class, the largest of her coaching career. At East Carolina, Kee’s second largest recruiting class of nine athletes led her to back-to-back Conference USA Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2011.

Given the previous success of one of the C-USA’s winningest coaches, it may be safe to say North Texas softball is merely reloading instead of rebuilding as a program. One thing is for certain, Mean Green fans can be excited about the many new faces that will be seen on the diamond this coming school year.

The newest face to the crowd, outfielder Hannah Gerecke, makes for a solid final piece to the puzzle. At La Grange High School (TX), Gerecke racked up 113 career wins and just eight total losses, including a 22-4 state playoff record.

After overcoming an ACL injury during her freshman year, Gerecke led the Lady Leopards to at least the regional final round for three consecutive years, including a state semifinal appearance in 2013 and the Class 3A Texas State Championship in 2014. In addition to having the state title under her belt, Gerecke was decorated with multiple all-district honors throughout her career and was named a Texas Girls Coaches Association all-star in 2015 to cap it all off.

Kee on Hannah: “Hannah is a solid student-athlete who understands the importance of balancing academics and athletics. She’s a hard nose player who will add a level to our team’s toughness. She can create things offensively with her deceptive power and foot speed. She’s a true competitor who understands the commitment involved to be successful on this level. Her addition to our outfield will give our staff many opportunities to solidify our last line of defense. The ‘grass players’ who often go unnoticed, yet play an important part in all of our defensive philosophies. We are very excited to be adding her and her family to our Mean Green program.”

Why Gerecke chose North Texas: “I’ve always dreamt of playing at a division one school. It was an absolute blessing to me when Coach Kee watched me play and found an interest in me. I am honored that she took a chance on me and I can’t to see what the future has in store for my academic and athletic careers at North Texas.”