The Silver Hawks Dennison Fastpitch Softball program is a competitive softball organization committed to preparing high school softball players for college exposure, college recruitment and college prep. Throughout our 20-year history, we have helped over 150 athletes continue their academic and athletic careers at the next level.
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18U Dennison-McNulty Champions of the Orland Park Sparks Chicago Classic
Lauren Sena, a junior at McHenry West H.S., has verbally committed to continue her academic and softball career at Valparaiso University, beginning in the fall of 2021. Lauren is an outfielder for the 18U Dennison-McNulty Silver Hawks team, entering her fourth year with the program.
In the classroom, Lauren maintains a 4.4 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
As a varsity starter for her high school team since freshman year, she is primarily an outfielder and occasionally pitches. She helped lead the Warriors to consecutive Class 4A Regional titles in 2018 and 2019. In addition to softball, she also plays varsity volleyball for McHenry, as well as club volleyball on the national level for the past 3 years.
Lauren is excited and proud to be a Crusader, and is considering a major in either Art or Integrated Business and Engineering at Valparaiso. Go Crusaders!
Marisa Michi, a senior at Loyola Academy High School, has committed to continue her academic and softball career at Ave Maria University beginning in the Fall of 2020.
Marisa is a middle infielder and outfielder for Silver Hawks Dennison/McNulty and at Loyola Academy High School. Marisa maintains a 4.0 GPA in the classroom.
At Loyola Academy, Marisa has been a varsity starter since freshman year. She has been named team captain (2018, 2019), GCAC All Conference (2018,2019), All Area (2018, 2019), and Offensive Player of the Year (2018, 2019). Also in her 2019 season she was voted 22nd Media Player of the Year.
Gwen Malecke, a senior at Hampshire High School has committed to play softball at Bellarmine University out of Louisville, KY. She plans to major in special education. Gwen is a 7-position utility player for the Silver Hawks 18U Dennison-McNulty . She was named most versatile player for her High School team. She is apart of National Honors Society at Hampshire as well as Spanish Club.
Gwen enjoys volunteering at Prairiewood Elementary School, Huntley Animal Shelter, and being an assistant coach for the 14U Wasco Silverhawks semi-travel team. She would like to thank all of her teammates and coaches for helping her reach her goal of playing college softball. Go Knights!
Brooke Wintlend, a senior at Hononegah High School, verbally committed to continue her academic and softball career at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. Brooke is a catcher and first baseman for her high school team and the 18U Silver Hawks Dennison-McNulty. In the classroom Brooke maintains a 4.1 GPA and plans to major in pre-medicine and pursue a graduate degree in Sports Medicine. Go Phoenix!
Elise is a Pitcher and First basemen for Silver Hawks Dennison/McNulty and at Whitney Young High School. In the classroom Elise maintains a 4.33 GPA. She will major in Computer Forensics and her goal is to work for the FBI.
At Whitney Young, Elise is a varsity starter. In a shortened 2018 season she posted a 10-4 record with a 1.97 ERA, along with 97 strikeouts over 67.2 innings.
Rissa Bajusz, a senior at Metea Valley High School, verbally committed to continue her academic and softball career at Western Michigan University in the fall of 2020.
Rissa is a pitcher, first basemen and outfielder for Silver Hawks Dennison/McNulty and her high school team. In the classroom Rissa maintains a 4.14 GPA.
Rissa is involved in FCA, Student Gov, and Student Athlete Leadership Training (S.A.L.T) at her high school.
In her high school softball career, she received Academic All-Conference, All Conference (16-17 & 17-18), Daily Herald All-Area (16-17 & 17-18), and the school strikeout record for a single season (16-17 & 17-18). Her freshman year she helped lead the team to their first conference win of school history. She threw a no-hitter on 5/16/2018.
She is looking forward to playing at the next level and becoming a Bronco!
Teagan, a senior at Huntley High School, has committed to continue her academic and softball career at Butler University. Previously committed to UW Green Bay, her recruiting opened back up with the displacement of the GB coach. She is BEYOND excited to play for an outstanding institution such as Butler!!! Playing together with another Silver Hawk is icing on the cake! (#33)
Teagan will be the only 4 year varsity player at HHS, starting as a freshman. Huntley won the 4A high school State Championship for the 2018-19 season!!! Complete team effort! Incredible!!! Teagan broke the single season HR record and the walk record as well at HHS. Accolades include: 2nd team All State, All Area, All Conference, and Northwest Herald Player of the Week.
This will be Teagan’s 4th year as a Silver Hawk, and there is no better place to play!!!!
Abbey Kuehner, a senior at Oswego High School, verbally committed December 2018 to continue her academic and softball career at Quincy University.
Abbey is a pitcher and first baseman for her high school team and the 18U Silver Hawks. In the classroom Abbey maintains a 3.9 GPA and plans to major in Exercise Science and pursue a graduate degree in Athletic Training.
Abbey is involved with the LIL STARS program which is a local non for profit that distributes gently used sporting equipment to kids in the community. Abbey is a member of the Athletic Leadership Council at Oswego High School and also helps coach young softball pitchers in the community.
She is so thankful to Jesus for giving her the ability to play this amazing game and looks forward to her future as a QU Hawk.
Haley Trela, a senior at Sycamore High School, a is right-handed third baseman and shortstop and a member of the 18U Silver Hawks. Haley verbally committed in July of 2019 to continue her academic and softball career at Butler University.
In her second season with the Sycamore Spartans, Haley helped lead her varsity softball team to their first conference championship since 2002. In the 2018-19 season, she helped lead the team to a 3A State Championship!! Haley was named offensive and defensive MVP of her high school team, received the All-Conference Honors award, and 1st team All-State 3A. Haley has volunteered at Tails, a local humane society in Sycamore, and has participated in Feed My Starving Children for many years. She feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to continue to play the game that she loves at Butler University.
Lauren Aubry, a 2019 Graduate of Marengo Community High School, has committed to play softball at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she plans to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Lauren was a 4 year, 3 sport Varsity athlete (volleyball, basketball, softball) and a 4 year varsity softball starter (C, SS). Lauren helped lead her High School Softball team, through 2018, to three Conference Championships (2016, 2017, 2018), three IHSA Class 3A Regional Championships (2016, 2017, 2018), 2016 IHSA Class 3A Sectional Runner-Up, 2017 IHSA Class 3A Sectional Champions, 2017 IHSA Class 3A Super-Sectional Champions, and 2017 IHSA Class 3A State Champions. She was named as a 2018 All-Area Team, Honorable Mention player. She also helped her team win two IHSA Regional Basketball Championships (2018, 2019) and was an All-Conference Basketball player. Lauren also volunteers to coach young players in the Marengo-Union Girls Softball program.
Academically, Lauren is a member of the National Honor Society, Illinois State Scholar and has earned High Honor Roll for four years with a cumulative GPA of 4.1 out of 4.0.
Lauren is honored and excited to be able to continue playing softball at SFU.
GO RED FLASH!
Casey Brennan, a senior at South Elgin High School, verbally committed to Quincy University.
Written by John Lemon of the Daily Herald, "A dynamo in center field who took away hits in the gap and cut down runners taking an extra base with her rocket arm."
Casey is a center fielder for the South Elgin Storm and the 18u Dennison SilverHawks.
Her high school accomplishments include, Upstate 8 Conference Player of the Year, Fox Valley All-Area team, 2017 & 2018 Courier-News softball All-Area First Team and Storm Captain!
All Conference Academic 2017 & 2018, voted team MVP two years in a row and helped her team win their first Conference championship.
Casey is a multi-sport athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, a senior leader and has a GPA of 3.9
Casey is proud and excited to extend her softball career for another four years.
A senior at Cary-Grove High School, Emma Hill has committed to play softball at Purdue University Northwest.
Emma is a pitcher and first baseman for her high school team and the 18u Dennison Silver Hawks. A four year varsity starter, she served as team captain in 2018 and was awarded Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year. Emma was named 4/19/18 Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week, 2018 All-Fox Valley Conference Team and 2018 All-Area Honorable Mention. A member of the National Honor Society and an Illinois State Scholar, she has received High Honor Roll all four years and has a cumulative GPA of 4.5 out of 4.0.
Emma plans to pursue a degree in civil engineering.
Christina Toniolo, is a right handed pitcher/first baseman, a senior at Crystal Lake South High School, and a member of the Dennison Silver Hawks. She has committed to continuing her education and softball careers at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the fall of 2019.
In the classroom, Christina currently is a High Honors achiever with a GPA of 3.85/4.0, a member of S.A.L.T. (Student Athlete Leadership Training), and the Girls Basketball Team Manager. On the field, she made varsity as a freshman, Rookie of the Year Award winner, Team Co-Captain 2018 and 2nd Team All Area 2018. She also helps coach first time softball players and instructs young pitchers.
Sobe is a switch hitter/slapper- utility player. She attends St. Charles North High School and plays for Coach Tom Poulin and Coach Thijs Dennison. She lives in St. Charles and is a proud member of the 18u Dennison Silver Hawks. She is committed to continuing her education and her softball career at St. Leo University, St. Leo, Florida.
Grace started as a catcher/pitcher at Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball League at a young age. Eventually, she left the mound for the middle infield and as an outfielder. Grace became a slapper after discovering the advantages of power slaps, drag bunts, soft slaps, and along with her speed, equaled more success for her team. She is an eloquent leader and with her experience as a youth umpire, instructor, and softball camp volunteer, her knowledge of the game is expansive.
Grace was chosen as a 2015 USSSA State tourney "All Tournament Player," 2016 USSSA 1st place, National Championship Offensive MVP, 2016 Select 30 Elite All American 2nd team, where they beat the 1st team at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. 2017 Regional 4A Champs (St. Charles North HS), 2017 Super Sectional 4A State, St. Charles HS, and 2018 Regional 4A Champions (St. Charles North HS).
As a tribute to her grandfather, a Captain with the Chicago Fire Department, Grace spent 6 years raising money for American Lung Cancer, "Fight for Air", as well as The Wounded Warrior Project, The Susan G. Komen Foundation and Patriotpaws.org. Grace thanks her family of 6, her coaching staff at the Dennison Silver Hawks, as well as St. Charles North and her past/current teammates for making her who she is today and who she can be. Most importantly, she'd like to thank Jesus Christ. She is excited to call herself a Lion!
Alyssa Kramer, a junior at Geneva High School, has committed to play softball at Western Michigan University starting in the fall of 2019. She plans to pursue a degree in biomedical sciences. Alyssa is a 7-position utility player for 16U Dennison Silver Hawks and Geneva High School. Alyssa helped lead the Vikings to their first ever conference championship in 2017. Some of her athletic achievements include: Beacon-News 2017 Softball All-Area Team, Daily Herald Fox Valley All-Area Team Honorable Mention (2017), and Upstate Eight Conference, All-Conference Honorable Mention (2017). She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Bee Club, and Key Club.
Hannah Cozzi will be attending Marian University in Fondu lac Wisconsin where she will be continuing her softball career and majoring in business. She has earned Kane County Chronicle’s player of the week, along with all conference honorable mention. She ended High school with a 4.0 GPA.
Aerin Moberg will be attending Wisconsin Lutheran College in the fall of 2018. Aerin is an infielder/outfielder for the 18U Silverhawks and Wheaton Warrenville South HS. Aerin took advantage of her speed and converted to a lefty slap hitter during her sophomore season leading to her 2018 Offensive Player of the Year award at WWSHS and finishing her Jr. and Sr. years a combined perfect 55/55 in stolen bases. During her high school career Aerin's achievements also include: 2018 DuPage Valley Conference Unanimous All-Conference, 2018 All-Area Honorable Mention, 2017 DVC All-Conference Honorable Mention, WWSHS 2018 Offensive & Defensive Player of the Year, WWSHS 4yr Varsity award, 4 year DVC Academic All-Conferece while she maintained an accumulative GPA of 3.7/4.0. Aerin plans on majoring in nursing.
Camryn Mosher will be attending Purdue Fort Wayne to continue both my academic and athletic career this fall. She is aiming to major in Biology to hopefully end up somewhere in the medical field as an Optometrist! Her primary position is catcher, but she can play both 1st and 3rd just as well. She lives in Plainfield, IL and graduated from Plainfield South High School. Other than softball, she likes to spend my time hanging out with family and friends as much as she can!
Maddie Candre, a senior at St. Charles East High School, committed to play softball at University of Wisconsin Stevenspoint this fall of 2018. Maddie is a centerfielder for both her high school team and the Silver hawks. Her high school accomplishments include 2016 Kane County Chronicle 2nd Team All Area, 2017 Upstate Eight All Conference, and 2017 Kane County Chronicle 1st Team All Area. Maddie maintained an accumulative GPA of 4.1/5.0 and plans on majoring in Criminal Justice.
Sara Campagna, a senior at St Charles East High School, has committed to play softball at Kenyon College starting in the fall of 2018. Sara is a catcher and also plays 1st and 3rd base for both the Silverhawks and St Charles East. Her high school accomplishments include Academic All-Conference for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. She is also a member of National Honors Society and SALT at East. Throughout high school, Sara has maintained an accumulative GPA of 5.48/5 and plans on majoring in mathematics.
Anna Lang, A senior at New Berlin Eisenhower, Has committed to continue her academic and Softball career at Minnesota State University Moorhead starting in the fall of 2018. Anna Is a pitcher and outfielder for the 18U Silver Hawks and Eisenhower High School. Her High School Accomplishments include 2016 first team all-conference, 2016 honorable mention all suburban, 2017 junior captain and 2017 first team all conference. Anna has maintained an accumulative GPA of 3.3 through high school.
Ali Dierks, a senior at Geneva High School, has committed to play softball at DePauw University starting in the fall of 2018. Ali is an infielder and a pitcher for the 18U Silverhawks and Geneva High School. Her high school accomplishments include 2016 All Conference Honorable Mention and 2017 First Team All Conference. During the 2017 high school season, Ali helped lead Geneva softball to their first conference championship and ended with a pitching record of 6-0 in conference and 11-2 overall. Throughout high school, Ali has maintained an accumulative GPA of 3.57 and plans on majoring in psychology
Shelby Winkelman, a senior at St. Francis College Preparatory High School, has committed to play softball at Rockhurst University starting in the fall of 2018. Shelby Winkelman is a pitcher and infielder for the 18U Silverhawks and St. Francis High School. Her high school accomplishments include 2016 Athlete of the year and 2017 All conference Honorable Mention. Throughout high school, Shelby has maintained an accumulative GPA of 3.8 and plans on majoring in Criminal Justice.
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".
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.
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