WISCONSIN TWISTERS: Twisters Players Spotlight and College Bound




Twisters News Clips and Highlights

(2016 Season)


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 Signed/Recruited By:

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;Ball State Cardinals Softball Team Manager / Head Coach Tyra Perry / www.ballstatesports.com

2014/Lauren Feirer:Major:Radiation Therapy;18U Twisters UW Lacrosse uwlax.edu Colleges Against Cancer Committee

2014/Lauren Chars:Major:Pharmacy; Prairie HS/18U Twisters Butler University www.butler.edu

2014/Casey O'Malley:Major:TBD; Indian Trails HS/18U Twisters Ripon College ~ Head Coach Jen Mueller ~ Red Hawks Softball http://redhawks.ripon.edu/roster.aspx?rp_id=1487&path=softball

2014/Adrianna Burd:Major:TBD; Burlington HS/18U Twisters UW Eau Claire www.uwec.edu.com

2014/Breanna Guenther:Major:TBD; Racine Case HS/18U Twisters Madison College ~ Head Coach ~ Leo Kalinowski ~ Wolfpack Softball http://madisoncollegeathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1801

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

2014/Rachel Lensing: Major:Geology; Muskego HS/18U Twisters UW Whitewater ~ www.uww.edu.com

2014/Erica Wise: Major: Comm.Science and Disorders; Kenosha Indian Trails HS/18U Twisters. University North Dakota~ Head Coach ~ Jordan Stevens ~ UND Softball http://www.undsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209653816&DB_OEM_ID=13500

2014/Claire Baumgartner: Crime Scene Investigation; Oak Creek HS/18U Twisters, UW Platteville ~ Head Coach Lee Nigrelli ~ Pioneers Softball 

2014/Ashley Lobraco; Major: Pediatric Nursing;Franklin HS/18U Twisters, Marian University  ~ Head Coach Tony Draves ~ Sabres Softball http://www.sabreathletics.com/sports/sball/2014-15/bios/lobraco_ashley_hjof

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

2013/Ali Binder; Major:Biology Major/Education Minor;St. Thomas More HS/18U Twisters, St. Norbert College ~ Head Coach JoAnn Krueger ~ Green Knights Softball ~ http://www.snc.edu/athletics/softball/roster.html?s=2014

2013/Amber Rueth; Major: Nursing;Whitnall HS/18U Twisters, Carroll College University ~ Head Coach Amy Gradecki ~ Carroll Pioneers Softball ~ http://www.carrollpiosoftball.com/

2013/Dana Dretzka; Major: TBA;Oak Creek HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee ~ http://www4.uwm.edu/

2013/Haleigh Burt; Major: Psychology; Oak Creek HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee ~ http://www4.uwm.edu/

2013/Sara Petrovic; Major: TBA;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Parkside ~ http://www.uwp.edu/

2013/Riley Hornickle; Major: TBA;Burlington HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse ~ http://www.uwlax.edu/

2013/Sami Williams; Major: Exercise Sciences;Hamilton HS/18U Twisters, Lakeland College ~Head Coach Hailey Dreyer ~ Lakeland Huskies Softball ~ http://lakelandmuskies.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5117

2013/Dani Vogt; Major:Nursing;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Parkside ~ UW Parkside ~ http://www.uwp.edu/

2013/Emily Jansen; Major:Clinical Lab Sciences;Hamilton HS/18U Twisters, Viterbo University ~ Head Coach Andrea Tsilis ~ Viterbo Hawks Softball ~ http://www.viterboathletics.com/roster/13/7/2705.php

2013/Laura Harrold; Major: TBA;Cudahay HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Madison ~ http://www.wisc.edu/

2013/Rachel Seefeldt; Major: TBA;West Allis HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin Parkside~Head Coach Scott Waccholz ~ UW Parkside Rangers Softballl ~ http://www.parksiderangers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1991

2012/Amber Johnson; Major: Criminal Science;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, Marian University of Wisconsin ~FonDuLac WI ~ Head Coach Ashley Steltenpohl ~ Marian University of Wisconsin Sabres Softball ~ http://http://www.sabreathletics.com/sports/sball/2012-13/bios/johnson_amber_jr3j

2012/Kaitlynn Ballmann; Major: TBA; HS/18U Twisters, Occonomowac HS/18U Twisters, University of Wisconsin EauClaire ~ Eau Claire WI. ~ Head Coach Leslie Huntington ~ University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Blugolds Softball http://www.blugolds.com/sports/sball/index

2012/Alecia Faber; Major: Microbiology Pre-Vet;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, University of LaCrosse ~ LaCrosse, WI. ~ Head Coach Chris Hexilon ~ University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Eagles Softball  http://http://www.uwlathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3947&path=softball

2012/Katrina O'Keefe; Major: TBA;Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, University of LaCrosse ~ LaCrosse, WI. ~ Head Coach Chris Hexilon ~ University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Eagles Softball  http://www.uwlathletics.com

2012/Becka Shellberg: Major: TBA;Catholic Memorial HS/18U Twisters, Wisconsin Lutheran College ~ Milwaukee, WI ~ Head Coach Bill Curtis ~ Wisconsin Lutheran Warriors wicsports.com/sball/index

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 ~ Eau Claire, WI. ~ Head Coach Leslie Huntington Blue Golds Softball http://blugolds.com/sports/sball/2014-15/bios/gilane_deanna_g25n

2011/Delany Kent; Major: Pre-Medical/Optomology;Waterford Union HS/18U Twisters, Ferris State University ~ Big Rapids, MI. ~ Head Coach Kerrie Becker ~ Ferris State Bulldogs Softball  http://www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com/sports/sball/index

2011/Kim Gemmel; Racine Lutheran HS/18U Twisters, Alverno College ~ Milwaukee WI ~ Head Coach Kristen Ortman ~  Alverno A-Club Softball ~ http://athletics.alverno.edu/softball

2010/Aly Pinkos; Major: Pre-Medical/Pre Dental; S. Milwaukee HS/18U Twisters 16U College Twister Coach, Concordia University ~ Mequon WI ~ Head Coach Emily Mason ~ Concordia Falcons Lacrosse http://cuwfalcons.com/

 2009/Coach Callie Mikolaczyk; Major: Applied Science; Union Grove HS/Coach 14u Twisters, University of Wisconsin Stout ~ Menomonie WI ~ Head Coach Zach Nordby ~ University of Wisconsin Stout Blue Devils http://athletics.uwstout.edu/tennis


2009/Cristina Aponte; Major: Chemisty/Pre-Pharmacy; Union Grove HS/Coach 18U Twisters, St. Norbert College ~ Head Coach JoAnn Krueger ~ Green Knights Softball/University of Wisconsin Parkside/University of Wisconsin Madison Pharmacy School ~ www.pharmacy.wisc.edu 

2009/Nathalie Schattner; Major: ; Union Grove HS/18U Twisters, UW Platteville,  Platteville WI ~ Coach Heather Townsend ~ UW Platteville Pioneers Softball http://www.uwplatt.edu/athletics/softball/

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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