An All-Star team featuring Ginevra Kellogg, Anna Topel and Julia Mattiace won the 13U championship at the recent GameDay USA All-Star Tourney in Crown Point. As a result, each player received Golden Tickets to join the 14U prospect team at the New Year’s Softball Fest in Panama City Beach, Florida.
In addition, Ginevra raised the most money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to help fight childhood cancer, which awarded her the Golden Helmet. She also won first place in Fastest Time from second base to home plate in the 13U skills competition.
Also in the skills competition, Samantha Shelton won the 13U Home Run Derby and Madelynn DiNino was runner-up. Meanwhile, Kaylee Romanski placed second in the 11U Derby.
Way to represent, Windmills!
All incoming 2021-22 Windmills players must register through the below link. You will not be able to participate in 2021-22 games or practices until you are registered through this link.
Thanks so much to the many players who showed up to our tryouts in North Riverside! We greatly appreciate the high interest in the Windmills organization.
If you have not yet heard back about your status, please contact a coach at your age level through the below coaches' emails. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A couple of coaches are still holding private tryouts to fill out their rosters, so if you missed the tryout and are still interested in playing for the Windmills, contact a coach at your age level.
For inquiries about the 2021-22 season, please contact a coach at your age level:
10U Nick Sakellaris (email@example.com)
11U Damian Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12U Jerry Runquist (email@example.com)
12U Adam Young (AandDyoung@yahoo.com)
13U Andy Hammerschmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
14U Mike Solberg (email@example.com)
14U Greg Topel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15U Laura Chambers (email@example.com)
16U Jeff Levine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Former Windmill and Northwestern alum Eva Stees returns to the Windmills as a catching instructor.
NewCity is an official sponsor of the Oak Park Windmills
Oak Park Apartments is an official sponsor of the Oak Park Windmills
The Windmills have launched a new College Exposure Program led by experienced coaches Holly Scott and Abby Ramirez of the Chicago Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch. Holly also is an assistant coach at North Central College and Abby is a former assistant coach at Northwestern University.
Holly and Abby bring a wealth of energy, talent, dedication, knowledge, and many college coaching contacts to the effort. (Check out the photos to the right of Windmills players making video reels for college exposure purposes.)
A top mission of the Windmills organization is preparing players for college softball. Here's another great step in that direction!
Thanks so much to all the contributors who helped us move forward on the major renovation of our Forest Park indoor facility. The organization spent more than $40,000 on a number of upgrades, including new turf, lighting, netting, paint, and more. The facility overhaul will benefit not only girls now playing in the organization, but future players, as well!
Bubly is an official sponsor of the Oak Park Windmills