WISCONSIN TWISTERS: Twisters Players Spotlight and College Bound




Twisters News Clips and Highlights

(2016 Season)



Paige Michaelson (18U TO), will be playing this summer for the USA Softball Team. Sponsored by the ACIS/American Council for International Studies. This is an exciting opportunity for Paige who will be traveling with the American Team from July 5th- July 13th in the Netherlands.


Sara 'Franny' Jankowski (14U '01) took 2nd place at State competitions and is now team captain for team Wisconsin 


Jess Olle (18U TO) was inducted into Racine Horlick's chapter of the National Honor Society. Congrats!

Sara 'Franny' Jankowski (14U '01) was named captain of the Cudahy Middle School Bulldog wrestling team. Congrats.

Ashley Ristic (16U BLACK)
 qualified for powerlifting nationals in only her first event of the season at the Western Wisconsin Open competition in Hudson. Congrats Ashley, way to be strong!



McKenzie Sanchez (16U BLACK) was named the Racine Journal Times athlete of the week for being the first freshmen ever to win the Racine Invitational diving competition. Congrats Cheese!
* She has also qualified for state this year. Good luck McKenzie!



Brenna Lewandowski (18U TO) is an individual qualifier for the WIAA State high school cross country meet (Division 2). Great Job, and good luck in Wisconin Rapids!


Amanda Prodzinski (18U TO) and Miranda Kania (18U CS) along with their Oak Creek High School band mates are the 2015 Wisconsin School Music Association Class AAAA State Marching Band Champions. Congrats! 


Brenna Lewandowski (18U TO) was named as a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for the class of 2016. Nice work, and good luck with the rest of the process Brenna!

(2015 Season)

Congrats to the following Twisters named to the 2015
All-Racine County Softball Team:

 Second Team Jessica Olle  Infielder


Racine Horlick
 Honarable Mention Jaclyn Syrett  Pitcher


 Honorable Mention Mariah Eiben  Infielder


Racine Lutheran

Congrats to all our Twister players who made their respective
All-Conference Teams!

First Team

 Mariah Eiben Jr. First Base Racine Lutheran Metro Classic

Second Team

 Brenna Lewandowski Jr.  Outfielder Catholic Memorial Classic 8
 Jessica Olle Soph.  First Base Racine Horlick Southeast

Honorable Mention

 Jaclynn Syrett Sr.  Pitcher Waterford Southern Lakes

Congratulations to Union Grove High School 2015 Regional Champions.
 Coach Boylen and Twister Players: Becca Moore (18U), Cailin Scanlon (18U), Emily Knight (16U '99), Taylor Clark (14U Black).
Former Twisters: Brittany Moore, Kallista Hribar. 

Congratulations to Racine Lutheran High School 2015 Regional Champions.
 Twister Players: Mariah Eiben (16U JTD), Korin Williams (16U JTD).


Savannah Rygiewicz (16U JTD) qualified for the state track meet with her school's 4x100 relay team. Congrats, and good luck in La Crosse!

Kayla Sterling (Alum) chose to spend her spring break in South Carolina with Habitat for Humanity. She has also spent time during the school year coaching a young girls volleyball team in Waukesha. Way to give back Kayla!    

Emily DeCheck (Alum) signed on with Habitat for Humanity to work during her spring break. She will help building 5 homes in Florida. Way to be Em!    

Sara Jankowski (14U '01) has had a very impressive wrestling season for both middle school and club. She has placed 2nd in several tournaments/meets, including State. Great job Sara!



Congratulations to our Wisconsin Twister College Bound female athletes and current athletes/coaches at college. We are so proud of your achievements and we support you all as you move forward to reaching your goals; whatever they may be....continued success, wherever you may be; in the classroom, on the diamonds, in your community and in the future.

Wisconsin Twisters College Bound/Signed-Recruited By;

201/Jessica Olle tba

2016/Paige Michaelson;Major;Nursing;18UTwisters/Waterford Marian University-FonDuLac

2016/Olivia Feirer; Major; 18UTwisters/St.Francis Ellsworth Community College

2016/Brenna Lewandowski;Major;Biology; 18UTwisters/Muskego Notre Dame 

2016/Jaclynn Syrett;Major;Nursing/Business;18UTwisters/Waterford UW-OshKosh

2016/Lynney Courtier;Major;Nursing;18UTwisters/Tremper UW-OshKosh

2016/Sam Peach;Major;Social Work;18UTwisters/RacineCase Marian University

2015/Elizabeth Frey:Major;Pre-Veterinarian;18UTwisters/LakeMillsUWRiverFalls

2015/Becca Moore:Major;Biology,Criminal Law;18UTwisters/UGHS UW Platteville

2015/Cailin Scanlon;Major:Business;18UTwisters/UGHS UW Whitewater

2015/Aly Masi:Major:Education;18UTwisters/IndianTrailsHS UW Whitewater

2015/Alexis Oilar:Major:Equistrian Science;18UTwisters/IndianTrailsHS 

2o14/Cassidy Kortendick:Major:TBD;18U Twisters/UGHS MATC www.matc.edu 

2014/Emily Neumann:Major:Pre-Med; 18U Twisters Ball State University

2014/Lauren Feirer:Major:Radiation Therapy;18U Twisters UW Lacrosse

2014/Lauren Chars:Major:Pharmacy; Prairie HS/18U Twisters Butler University

2014/Casey O'Malley:Major:TBD; Indian Trails HS/18U Twisters Ripon College

2014/Adrianna Burd:Major:TBD; Burlington HS/18U Twisters UW Eau Claire

2014/Breanna Guenther:Major:TBD; Racine Case HS/18U Twisters Madison College 

2014/Emily DeCheck: Major: TBD; Union Grove HS/18U Twisters UW LaCrosse

2014/Rachel Lensing:Major:Geology; Muskego HS/18U Twisters UW Whitewater 

2014/Erica Wise: Major:Science/Disorders; Indian Trails HS/18UTwisters University North Dakota

2014/Claire Baumgartner: Crime Justice; Oak Creek HS/18U Twisters UW Platteville 

2014/Ashley Lobraco; Major: Pediatric Nursing;Franklin HS/18U Twisters Marian University 

Major2013/Allison Sneed; Major: Criminal Justice;Oak Creek HS/18U Twisters, United States Army

2013/Ali Binder; Major:Biology Major;St. Thomas More HS/18U Twisters, St. Norbert College 

2013/Amber Rueth; Major: Nursing;Whitnall HS/18U Twisters, Carroll College 

2013/Dana Dretzka; Major: TBA;Oak Creek HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

2013/Haleigh Burt; Major: Psychology; Oak Creek HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

2013/Sara Petrovic; Major: TBA;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, UW Parkside

2013/Riley Hornickle; Major: TBA;Burlington HS/18U Twisters, UW-LaCrosse

2013/Sami Williams; Major: Exercise Sciences;Hamilton HS/18U Twisters, Lakeland College

2013/Dani Vogt; Major:Nursing;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Parkside 

2013/Emily Jansen; Major:Clinical Lab Sciences;Hamilton HS/18U Twisters, Viterbo University 

2013/Laura Harrold; Major: TBA;Cudahay HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Madison 

2013/Rachel Seefeldt; Major: TBA;West Allis HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Parkside

2012/Amber Johnson; Major: Criminal Science;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, Marian University of Wisconsin

2012/Kaitlynn Ballmann; Major: TBA; HS/18U Twisters, Occonomowac HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin EauClaire 

2012/Alecia Faber; Major: Microbiology Pre-Vet;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, UWLaCrosse 

2012/Katrina O'Keefe; Major: TBA;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, UW LaCrosse 

2012/Becka Shellberg: Major: TBA;Catholic Memorial HS/18U Twisters, Wisconsin Lutheran College 

2012/Katie Immel; Major:TBD/Education Minor;Cudahy HS/18U Twisters, Alverno University

2012/Kimmy Johnson; Major:TBD;Horlick HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

2011/Deanna Gilane; Major:Education;South Milwaukee HS/18U Twisters, Eau Claire University 

2011/Delany Kent; Major: Pre-Medical/Optomology;Waterford Union HS/18U Twisters, Ferris State University

2011/Kim Gemmel; Racine Lutheran HS/18U Twisters, Alverno College 

2010/Aly Pinkos; Major: Pre-Medical/Pre Dental; S. Milwaukee HS/18U Twisters 16U College Twister Coach, Concordia University

 2009/Coach Callie Mikolaczyk; Major: Applied Science; Union Grove HS/Coach 14u Twisters, University of Wisconsin Stout 

2009/Cristina Aponte; Major: Chemisty/Pre-Pharmacy; Union Grove HS/Coach 18U Twisters, St. Norbert College 

2009/Nathalie Schattner; Major: ; Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, UW Platteville

More Athletes to be posted as they become available, Wisconsin Twisters Fastpitch Organization









 Cristina Aponte

 Lou Aponte

 Callie Mikolajczyk

 DiAnna Johnson 

 Aly Pinkos

 Brian Johnson

 Amber Johnson

 Monica Ballew 

 Dana Dretzka 

 Rick Ballew

 Lauren Chars

Steve Baumgartner

 Claire Baumgartner 

John Lewandowski

 Family of the Year


 Burt Family


 Baumgartner Family


 Sadowski Family


 Olle Family


 Boyle Family

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