Silver Hawk's Mission: “…College Exposure, College Recruitment, College Prep.”
Champions - Northern IL Lightning USA Heartland Series Showcase 16U
14U - Thomas - 2nd Place Fall Bash PGF Romeoville Sep. 24
Back Row: Natalie Magnus – BU, Kayla Quanstrum – TSU, Peyton De Chant – LUC, Samantha Burgard – PNW, Mary Bean – USI, Natalie Walters – HC, Elyse Hickey – UE, Toni Galas – UE, Annika Radabaugh – UINDY, Ashley McCance – MSU. Front Row: Sydney Bajusz – CSU, Maddie Vasser, Toni Tortorella – IWU, Rylee Stout – WSU, Brittany Thomas –SEU, Mariah Dionne – SEU, Kristina Ahlers – WSU, Mackenzie Tucker – CU. Not Pictured: Mariah Cura – DU, Maddie Rog – WC, Natalie Klingberg
Mariah Dionne, a 4 year Silver Hawk, leads Marengo High School by pitching a shut out to win the 2017 3A Illinois State Championship!
Natalie Klingberg, a (4) year Silver Hawk takes Crown Points first state Championship!
Natalie Klingberg, a senior at Crown Point High School, has committed to continue her athletic career at Grace College while pursuing a Nursing degree in the fall of 2017. Natalie is 4 year varsity member of the CPHS softball team. She spends the majority of her time at third base. Throughout her time in high school, she has helped lead her team to 2 sectional champion titles, 1 regional champion title, and 3 DAC champion title. Natalie has also been a part of the Silverhawks program for 4 years. Academically, Natalie has a 3.8/4.0 GPA and has been recognized as a scholar athlete. She participates in NHS, Best Buddies, Interact, Code Red, and Habitat for Humanity.
Mary Bean, a junior at Hoffman Estates High School, has committed to play softball at the University of Southern Indiana starting in the fall of 2018.
Mary is a 3 time letter winner in softball and basketball, All-Area Special Mention, and member of the National Honor Society.
Last travel season, Mary hit 9 home-runs 25/27 stolen bases, 46 RBIs and batted 0.371.
Mary says, "I visited USI and immediately fell in love with the coaches, team, campus and biology program".
Maddie Rog, a senior at Maine South High School, has committed to play softball at Wartburg College starting in the fall of 2017. Due to the wonderful coaches, players, academic resources, and town Wartburg is in, Maddie felt this was the best fit school for her. Maddie plans to pursue a degree in the medical or science field.
Maddie hits, plays 2nd base, and pitches for her high school and for her travel team, the Bartlett Silver Hawks. Maddie Rog is a 3 year starting varsity pitcher for her high school. With her ERA and strikeout to walk ration being one of the best in the conference at 1.04 and 57-17, she was awarded all-conference player in her junior year at Maine South. During her season she also hit 2 homeruns, had a batting average of .333, and kept a 3.1 / 4 GPA. Maddie pitched the entire game that led Maine South to their first conference win since 2006.
Academically Maddie achieved straight A’s her Junior year at Maine South. Throughout all 4 years of high school Maddie also participated in Hawk Links. This is a program that aids transfer students. She was picked by her counselor to be a leader in the program and help transfer students with classes, making friends, and feeling welcome at Maine South.
Brittany Thomas, lefty slapping outfielder for the Bartlett Silverhawks 18u Dennison and four year varsity starter for Yorkville High School, has committed to play for the Southeastern University Fire in Lakeland, Florida beginning fall of 2017. Brittany was new to the Silverhawks in 2016, and in her first fall season she batted over .500. Brittany is a high energy player on and off the field who prides herself on being the best teammate possible. She is looking forward to earning her degree in Pre-Physical Therapy and can't wait to get into the Fire.
MacKenzie Tucker, a junior at Maine South High School, has made her commitment to Cleveland State University and will begin her college career in the Fall of 2018. MacKenzie is a two time Scout Softball All American selection in 2015 & 2016. Her team won the Scout Softball All American championship in 2016. Mackenzie went 2-3 with a run scored in the championship game. MacKenzie is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior P.E. Leader and a member of the Maine South High School swim team. MacKenzie plans on majoring in either Chemistry or Engineering at Cleveland State University.
Toni Tortorella, a senior at Maine South High School, has committed to play softball at Illinois Wesleyan University starting in the fall of 2017. Toni plans to pursue a degree in nursing.
Toni is a 3 year varsity starter and 2 year captain for the Hawks. During her junior season, Toni had a batting average of .333, a .459 on base percentage, a .859 on base plus slugging percentage, and a .903 fielding percentage. Toni led the Hawks to clinch their first conference championship in 10 years. Toni started in every game for the Hawks in 2016. Toni’s starts were mainly at second base, but she also had starts at third base.
In addition to success on the diamond, Toni is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and is a chosen member of the Student Athlete Athletic Council at Maine South. Toni has been a member of the CSL leadership conference for two years, one as a participant and one as a mentor. Toni was also recognized as one of the top 10 P.E. leaders in 2016.
Ashley McCance a first basemen from Oswego high school, has signed with the MSUM Dragons to play softball in 2017 while pursing a degree in Nursing. Last high school season Ashley had 25 RBIs and a .370 average. Ashley is also well involved with her high school's Visual Arts department and has had 3D pieces presented in several art shows such as, the Chicagoland 4x5 hosted by OHS and the I Heart Art hosted by Batavia Fine arts Center. Ashley says,"Immediately when I walked on campus I knew this is where I wanted to be and what I wanted to be apart of.
Natalie Magnus, a senior at Whitney Young Magnet High School, has committed to play softball for Bellarmine University (Louisville, Kentucky) in the fall of 2017 while pursuing a degree in physical therapy. Natalie is a pitcher, 1st baseman, and outfielder for both the SilverHawks and her high school team. In this past high school season, Natalie pitched in the City Championship and led the team to the school's first City Championship in school history. Throughout her high school career, Natalie has maintained a 4.65 out of 4 GPA.
Sydney Bajusz is a senior at Metea Valley High School were she has started on Varsity since her freshman year. Sydney will be continuing her softball career at Cleveland State University while pursuing a degree in Physical Therapy.
Throughout high school Sydney has maintained a GPA of 4.5/4.0 along with participating in various extracurricular activities. She is a member of Key Club, PE Leaders, and Fresh Connect while holding a part time job as a Director of First Impressions at 18/8 Fine Men's Salon.
During Sydney's High school softball seasons she has been named Academic All Conference (2015,2016), Upstate 8 All Conference (2015), DuPage Valley All Conference (2016), and was a member of the Naperville All City Team (2016).
Samantha Burgard, a Junior at Crystal Lake South High School, has verbally committed to Purdue Northwest and plans to continue her education there in the fall of 2017. Samantha looks forward to earning her degree in secondary education with a concentration in physics/chemistry.
Samantha is a pitcher and plays 1st base for both Crystal Lake South High School and the Bartlett Silverhawks. In addition to Samanthas' success on the mound, last H.S. season, she was second on the team offensively with 7 home runs and 24 RBI's, while finishing top 3 in 6 out of 10 offensive categories.
Academically, Samantha has continuously been an Honor Roll Student. She is also a Physical Education leader for Adaptive Physical Education.
Mariah Cura, a senior at Plainfield South High School, signed her letter of intent to play softball at Davenport University on November 9, 2016. At Plainfield South, Mariah is a gold glove center fielder who received all-conference honors for her play in the Southwest Prairie Conference in 2016. Mariah was also honored as the MVP for Plainfield South this past season.
Mariah is also a member of the Bartlett Silver Hawks 18U fastpitch travel softball team. In addition to playing center field for the Silver Hawks, Mariah is a utility infielder. The Silver Hawks are a highly-competitive Chicago-based travel program committed to “College Exposure, College Recruitment, College Prep”.
Mariah finds time to help coach her sister’s travel softball team and is excited to begin her studies in physical therapy on the beautiful campus of Davenport University in the Fall of 2017. Go Panthers!
Peyton De Chant, a Junior at Hampshire High School, verbally committed as a Sophomore in the fall of 2014, to play softball at the University of Loyola, Chicago. Peyton was recruited primarily as a Catcher and corner infield athlete for the Ramblers. She plays Catcher, SS and Corners for both Hampshire High School and the Bartlett Silver Hawks.
Peyton has been a Varsity softball starter for the Whip-Purs as a Freshmen and was selected as a 2014 first Team All-Conference player and a First Team All-Area Selection. She hit .529 with 10 homeruns as a Freshman and lead the area in RBI’s with 51. She helped lead the Whip-Purs to their first ever Fox Valley Conference, Fox Division Co-Championship as a Freshman. In 2015, she was an All-Conference selection and Honorable Mention All-Area selection. The Northwest Herald acknowledged her as one of the top area athletes to watch in 2015.
Mariah Dionne, a Junior at Marengo Community High School, has verbally committed to Southeastern University and plans to continue her education there in the fall of 2017 to study sports management.
Mariah has gone two consecutive years holding the Big Northern All conference Pitcher of the year award. Freshman year she was awarded with Northwest Herald Honorable mention. Sophomore year her High school team went down to state at East Peoria, IL and took 2nd. That year she was awarded with Northwest Herald first team and player of the year and also made the 3A All State First team.
Her most recent stats from 2014-2015 season; ERA:1.82, Batting: Average- .455, 12 homeruns, 49 RBI’s with 10 doubles.
Personal Pitching Record for the Season: 26-4, Innings Pitched:192, Strikeouts:266
Toni Galas, lefty slapping center fielder for the Bartlett SilverHawks 18U Dennison and three year Batavia Varsity High School starter, has committed to play for Evansville University in Indiana beginning fall of 2017.
Toni excels both on and off the field, being named All Conference Athletic and All Conference Academic by consistently leading her teams in on base percentage, runs scored and stolen bases, while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Toni looks forward to earning her degree in secondary education with a mathematics concentration while contributing to the success of the Purple Aces program at Evansville.
Elyse Hickey, a power hitting lefty who plays the corners for both Silver Hawks 18U Dennison and Bartlett High School, has committed to attend and play for The University of Evansville Purple Aces in Indiana.
Along with the five years of success with the Silver Hawks family, Elyse has excelled at the high school level. In just her sophomore year, she was Academic All-Conference, First Team All-Conference, Third Team All-State, All-Area, and Bartlett HS Team MVP.
Academically, Elyse has continuously been an Honor Roll Student with an ACT score of 30. With her sights set on a career in Elementary Education, she will graduate in 2017 and join the Purple Aces in the fall.
Annika Radabaugh, corner infielder and outfielder for the Bartlett Silverhawks 18u and Geneva High School, has committed to play for the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds beginning fall of 2017.
In spring of 2014, Annika set a new single season home run record for Geneva High School with 11 home runs, and was First Team All Conference and First Team All Area. She was named one of the Top 100 Softball Players in the Chicagoland Area in 2015, and that spring was Academic All Conference, First Team All Conference, and Second Team All State.
Rylee Stout, a catcher and 3rd basemen plays for St Charles East and the Silver Hawks 18U team. She committed this Fall to play for the Winona State Warriors in Winona, MN in 2017.
In 2015 Rylee received 1st team All Conference, 1st team All Area and 2nd Team All State as a catcher. She helped St Charles East in 2015 with a .685 slugging percentage, 7 home runs, 8 doubles and 35 RBI’s.