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Softball Staff

Krista Matsui

 

KRISTA MATSUI - HITTING, SLAPPING, DEFENSIVE SKILLS

Krista was a four year varsity letter winner in softball and earned three letters in basketball and two in volleyball at Plainfield South High School. She earned first time all suburban prairie conference in softball and second team all SPC honors in basketball. Krista helped lead the cougars to regional, section and 4a super section championships with a ninth-place finish in the state. She was selected by the Chicago Sun Times Super 60 in Illinois as one of the top 60 seniors in the state. At Northern Illinois University, Krista started at third base and short stop playing in 151 out of 169 games and was a team leader each year in sacrifice bunts. Krista graduated in May 2013. She grew up playing with the Stone City Sharks and also coached the 14u team. Currently she is an account executive at Command Transportation and is a softball DTA instructor for hitting, slapping, and defensive skills.

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KATIE LANKFORD - SOFTBALL PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

Katie has an impressive history playing and coaching softball. Upon graduating high school in 1998, she received a full scholarship to Central Florida/Robert Morris College where throughout her college career was named All Conference, All Tourney and All Regional player. She was also crowned pitcher of the year CCAC and NAIA pitcher of the week. She continued her success playing overseas and was recently inducted into the Robert Morris Hall of Fame. Katie began her coaching career in 2000. In 2001 she coached for the Netherlands Terravogles B Team and in 2002-2004 was named Head Softball Coach for Immaculate Heart of Mary High School. Currently she coaches the LT Blazers.

Brianna McKenzie

 

BRIANNA MCKENZIE - HITTING, CATCHING LESSONS, DEFENSIVE SKILLS

Graduated from Glenbard North High School in 2009 where she played basketball and softball for 4 years. Her softball team went undefeated in one season and won three conference championships. She also earned All-Conference honors 3 years in a row. She was selected by the Chicago Sun Times Super 60 in Illinois as one of the top 60 seniors in the state. Brianna went on to play softball for Kankakee Community College where she earned NJCAA All-American honors for catching. The team finished 2nd and 3rd in the Nation in 2010 and 2011. She holds the record for most hits with 97 in a season and is ranked second for most doubles in a season in Kankakee history. She went on to play at Judson University where she earned NAIA Player of the Week multiple times.

Missy Mazur

 

MISSY MAZUR - HITTING AND PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

Two-time all-state selection, including first team pick as a senior... Gatorade Player of the Year nominee as a senior... 2008 Press Publications Player of the Year... Chicago Sun-Times top 100 as a junior and senior... Chicago Tribune top 50 as a senior... two-time Daily Herald all-area pick... Daily Herald honorable mention as a sophomore... three-time all-conference selection, including unanimous first team as a junior and senior... conference Pitcher of the Year during her junior season... two-time team MVP... team captain as a senior... played her freshman season at Driscoll High School and was an all-conference and Press Publications all-area selection... led Lake Park High School to conference, regional, sectional and super-sectional championships en route to a state tournament berth in 2006... high school team finished third in the 2008 class 4A state tournament after winning regional, sectional and super-sectional championships. Missy attended the U of Iowa and was a 4 year player for the Hawkeyes.

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