A roundup of April's stories about current Power players making headlines.
A roundup of March's stories about current Power players making headlines.
Nearly 600 players, family members, college coaches, umpires and other special guests convened Sunday, February 20th at the Four Points Sheraton in Cranberry, PA for the Pittsburgh Power "Meet the Teams" Banquet. For most, it is the only time of the year to see the full size and scope of the Power organization which is entering its 13th year as the largest Junior Olympic level fastpitch softball organization in Western Pennsylvania.
There was plenty to do prior to the banquet as there was a large variety of Power merchandise on sale as well as a 50/50 raffle for the Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball League Umpire Association's scholarship fund and team Chinese auction baskets. Guests also had the opportunity to view memory boards for last season's teams and the trophies they collected along the way.
Jessica Rectenwald - Pittsburgh Power Shepard
Jessica Rectenwald has been with the Pittsburgh Power for 9 years. She is an outfielder and left-handed pitcher. Jess is a Senior, and 4-year softball starter at North Hills High School in Ross Township where she was named All Section and selected by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette as a High School All Star her junior year. Jessica is a two sport athlete; she also plays basketball and is the starting point guard. She received an honorable mention for basketball her junior year.
Jessica will be attending Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania, majoring in Accounting (Business) and playing softball as a Golden Knight under the direction of Head Coach Tom Jakubowski.
Amanda Skidmore - Pittsburgh Power Shepard
Amanda Skidmore has been with the Pittsburgh Power for 7 years. She is a 1st baseman and pitcher. Amanda is a Senior, and 4-year softball starter at Butler High School in Butler, Pennsylvania, where she was named All Section and selected as Butler Varsity Offensive Player of the Year in 2010. Amanda is a two sport athlete; she also letters in volleyball and was named All Section First Team in 2010.
Amanda will be attending Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia, majoring in Graphic Arts/Communication and playing softball as a Falcon under the direction of Head Coach Rick Wade.
Lauren Davies - Pittsburgh Power Matetic
Lauren Davies has been with the Pittsburgh Power for 6 years. She is a utility player and predominant outfielder. Lauren is a Senior and softball starter at Seneca Valley High School in Harmony, Pennsylvania. Lauren participated in the Cup 2011; Queen of Diamonds East 2010; Queen of Diamonds South 2008, 2009, 2010; Queen of Diamonds North 2009, 2010; and Rising Stars Oct 2009.
Lauren will be attending Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, MACC Conference, D-I, majoring in Food/Pharmacy/Chemistry and playing softball as a Bronc under the direction of Head Coach Tricia Carroll.
Alicia Aughton - Pittsburgh Power Geraud
Alicia Aughton was with the Pittsburgh Power for 5 years. She is a pitcher, 1st baseman, and outfielder. Alicia is a Senior with Moon High School where she was selected All Section in 2009 by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and named Athlete of the Week in 2008 by the Allegheny Times. Alicia is a two sport athlete; she also plays basketball and made the All Tournament Team in the Mars Christmas Basketball Invitational.
Alicia will be attending La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majoring in Secondary Education/Mathematics and playing softball as an Explorer under the direction of Head Coach Brianne Brown.
Lauren Sauerwein - Pittsburgh Power Pastorek
Lauren Sauerwein has been with the Pittsburgh Power for 6 years. She is a catcher and 3rd baseman. Lauren is a Senior, and 4-year starter, at Mount Alvernia High School where she was selected 2nd Team All State (Class A), top 20 players of the year in the WPIAL, and All Section. Lauren is a member of the National Honor Society.
Lauren will be attending Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, majoring in Physician Assistant and playing softball as an Griffin under the direction of Head Coach Jennifer Patrick-Swift.
Stay tuned for more announcements.
Pittsburgh Power Softball held its annual College Showcase on Sunday, August 29th at Scharmyn Park. Each year, this event brings together Power players entering their junior and senior years in high school with college coaches looking to fill roster spots. This year’s event had an exceptional turnout with 50 Power players participating and 28 college coaches representing 22 schools attending.
Pittsburgh Power Softball announces the formation of an 18U Gold team. Tryouts will be conducted August 10 and 11, 2010 at Blueberry Hill Park. Sessions run from 6 to 8pm.
For more information contact RJ Matetic (724-986-9642) or Warren Pirring (412-773-0337).
Download the 18U Gold Team Flyer.
Update: Additional tryouts will be held Monday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 18th from 6 to 8pm at Elm Grove Field in Peters Township.
Pittsburgh Power Softball thanks all who participated in the 2010 Battle in the Burgh including the teams, fans, alumni and especially the Power volunteers who made it happen.
Congratulations to this year's winners:
Pittsburgh Diamond Stars