LADY IRISH: Lady Irish History

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The Northwest Ohio Lady Irish Fast Pitch Softball Organization was founded in 1989 by Walter (Skeeter) and Shirley Severhof. The purpose of the organization is to create competitive travel fastpitch softball teams utilizing the best talented young women in the area. Our goal is to expose our players to the most competitive fastpitch softball available, while teaching fundamentals and improving their skills to eventually become prospects for college teams.



THE LADY IRISH PLANT THE SEED & CULTIVATES THE TALENT THROUGH A WELL ORGANIZED PROGRAM WITH QUALITY COACHES. THE PLAYERS WHO HAVE HAD THE LADY IRISH EXPERIENCE REAP THE "BENEFITS"!



The first Lady Irish travel team was a U14 team playing in the local suburban league becoming league champs, traveling to one tournament, placing third. Today the organization is well known and respected across the country. Our success comes from the leadership of the board of directors, certified coaches who come from the college and high school ranks and of course, the contributions from our committed players. The Lady Irish umbrella encompasses players from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan forming several (U10 through U23) travel teams. The nationally ranked Lady Irish travel to top tournaments in many states including Canada. Each team averages over 50 games per season and the Lady Irish sponsor their own Independence Day Tournament.



The list is impressive of former Lady Irish players (see Former Players tab at left) who have advanced on to play college fastpitch softball in a variety of universities in all divisions. Incoming players must work hard to follow in the footsteps of the former Lady Irish players.



The Lady Irish family is very fortunate to have dedicated players, parents, coaches and strong organizational leaders who focus on our MISSION. The result is a life altering, memorable experience for players, coaches and parents.



The Severhofs continue to guide and support the Lady Irish sharing their coaching knowledge of 30 years to ensure program development and organizational growth. As founders, it is our sincere wish that every player who has the special chance to become one of the Lady Irish will cherish a fun experience knowing they were CHOSEN to play among the best.