A BIG Thank You to Lauren Chamberlain who was an awesome mentor to the Lionville Lightning 16U Gold team this crazy season!! We can not believe that our 8 ZOOM sessions with you went by so quickly. We can not wait to start back up with you next season and hopefully get to spend some time with you here in Lionville!
Lionville Lightning 16U Gold off to a great start to the 2020 Spring/Summer season with a 2nd Place finish at USSSA WPA Ice Cube Rumble 16U Open Tournament with a 3-1 record. Six different players hit home runs, including a grand slam!! (Power Clap) G.A.M.E.!
Lionville Lightning 16U Gold takes 2nd Place at Big Vision's 2019 Autumn Harvest 16U Open Tournament
Lionville Lightning 16U Gold off to a great start to the 2019 Fall season with a 2nd Place finish at Big Vision's Autumn Harvest 16U Open Tournament with a 4-2 record. Despite multiple injuries, the team persevered playing with 9 players in the Championship Game (and only 8 for one inning). Way to go!! (Power Clap) G.A.M.E.!
Lionville Lightning 14U Gold continues its successful 2019 Spring/Summer season with another 2nd Place finish at the 2019 ThunderStorm 14U Tournament with a 4-1 record. (Power Clap) G.A.M.E.!
Lionville Lightning 14U Gold takes 2nd Place Overall at 2019 USSSA Midnight Magic 14U Open Tournament
Lionville Lightning 14U Gold off to a great start to the 2019 Spring/Summer season with a 2nd Place overall finish at the Midnight Magic 14U Open Tournament. Fastpitch ... All Night Long! (Power Clap) G.A.M.E.!
On Saturday, November 4th, the Lionville Lightning 14U Gold attended a team clinic at West Chester University. It was a great day of softball instruction lead by Coach Lokey and Assistant Coach Altenburger. The girls had a great day and look forward to spending more time with the WCU coaches and players at future clinics!
Melissa Finley, Head Softball Coach, Swarthmore College, featured at Lionville Lightning 14U Gold Annual Fall Hitting and Defense Camp
On Sunday, September 17th, the Lionville Lightning 14U Gold held its annual Fall Hitting and Defense Camp. This year's camp featured Melissa Finley, Head Softball Coach, Swarthmore College.
Prior to coming to Swarthmore College, coach Finley worked as the head coach of NCAA Division I Colgate University for five seasons, and prior to that, she coached at the University of Pennsylvania for four seasons as an assistant coach. Coach Finley also coached Team Canada's Elite Team this summer at the Canada Cup and was a member of the national team for several years as an athlete.
Coach Finley also played at Princeton University and graduated as the school's all-time leader in home runs with 37 in her career. Her 14 home runs in 2003 led her to earning Ivy League Player of the Year honors. The collegiate power-hitter could also get the job done in the circle, winning 22 games as a pitcher.
It was a great day of softball instruction and information by Coach Finley. The girls had a great day and look forward to spending more time with Coach Finley at future camps!
Former West Chester University Standout Catcher, Erin Quense, to Join Coaching Staff of the Lionville Lightning 14U Gold for 2017-2018 Season
We are very excited to announce that former West Chester University standout catcher, Erin Quense, will be joining the coaching staff of the Lightning 14U Gold for the 2017-2018 season.
After a successful travel and high school (Neshaminy High) softball career in Langhorne, PA, Erin went on to play college softball at West Chester University from 2012-2015 where she was a 3-year starter at catcher and 4-year letterwinner. In 459 career AB, Erin hit .270 with 17 HR, 17 2B and 75 RBI. Behind the plate, Erin was an excellent receiver with a strong and accurate arm throwing out 30% of opponents attempting to steal.
Erin was a key member of the WCU team that reached the 2014 NCAA Division II Softball Championships where she hit .571 (4-for-7) with a home run and 3 RBI, and was selected to the All-Tournament Team.
The Lionville Lightning 12U Gold took 2nd place in the 12U C division of USSSA 2017 Fireworks Classic WSQ played at Black Rock Park in Phoenixville, PA, on July 1-2, 2017. After winning its first 2 games in Sunday's Championship play 8-4 and 9-2, the Lightning Gold advanced to the Final, which featured a match-up between the top 2 12U C teams in PA by USSSA power rankings. The No. 2 ranked Lightning Gold lost 3-2 to the No. 1 ranked Towamencin Xplosion in a well-played Final.
Congratulations to the Lionville Lightning 12U Gold who look to conclude their successful season at the 2017 Ruth Hartman Memorial Fastpitch Tournament, 12U Open, at BIG Vision in Leesport, PA, on July 8-9!
Lionville Lightning 12U Gold takes 5th place at USSSA 12U C States Championships PA - Ranked 2nd in PA and 10th in Nation for 12U C Division by USSSA power ratings post tournament
The Lionville Lightning 12U Gold takes 5th place out of 23 teams participating in the USSSA 12U C states Championships PA, played in Quakertown, Pa, on June 3-4, 2017. The team finished with a 3-1 record with a bye and its only loss was to the eventual tournament winner.
Based the Lightning's continued strong play against high level competition over the last 3 USSSA 12U C tournaments, the Lightning 12U Gold were ranked 2nd (out of 39 teams) in PA and 10th (out of 783 teams) in the Nation for the 12U C division by USSSA power rankings post tournament.
Congratulations to the Lionville Lightning 12U Gold who look to continue their successful season at the 2017 USSSA Fireworks Classic WSQ on July 1-2!