June 2014 - The Crystal Lake Tidal Waves Fastpitch Organization and the Cary Crush Girls Fastpitch Softball Program are proud to announce the combining of our organizations. Teams will be named Crush-Tidal Waves (CTW). There will be "A" and "B" level teams 10U through 18U with current Tidal Waves coaches Kurt Farnam 14U Jim Summaria 15U and Phil Hempen 18U coaching the 2015 "A" level teams. College Exposure experiences will be planned for 15U - 18U teams. Click on 2015 Tryouts for dates, location and pre-registration.
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Help Us Celebrate our 25th year of
Softball Excellence in Northern Illinois!
The mission of the Tidal Waves program is to create an environment, through the education of competitive softball, which promotes lifelong qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, leadership, respect, integrity, passion, and fun.
Congratulations to the following former Tidal Waves players:
Katie O'Brien - New head coach at Jacobs High School
Ashley Manusos - New assistant coach at the University of Dubuque
Liz Andrews - New assistant coach at Lakeland (IL) College
The 14U team won their 5th tournament of the year winning the 14U Open USSSA Fury Firecracker Frenzy World Series Qualifier in Rockford
The 13U went 5-1 to take 3rd place in the Geneva FireCracker Tournament
The Crystal Lake Tidal Waves Fastpitch Softball donated over 600 food items to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry on June 19, 2014.
1st Place - 14U Open USSSA Algonquin Aces World Series Qualifier - Algonquin, IL
The 13U team went 6-1 at the Mundelein Memorial Day Classic to take home Second Place!
Chicago Bandits players Amber Patton and Tammy Williams conducted a girls fastpitch softball clinic consisting of hitting drills at Pro Player Consultants on Sunday, March 9th. Participants received some great one-on-one training from the pros. How exciting!! Thanks goes out to Amber and Tammy.
Andrea DiPrima - Northwestern University
Megan Mattera - Miami University (Ohio)
Lauren Roudabush - Flagler College
Liz Adams - Rutgers University
Megan Krizanovic - McHenry County College
Lea Diaz - University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jenna Teson - Augustana College
Marissa Lombardo - University of Illinois
Emma Gaulke - Bradley University
Nikki Greenhill - University of Illinois - Springfield
Amber Livingston - Oklahoma State
Alexis Haley - Penn State Hazleton
Kirsten Stevens - Mercer University
April Apfelbaum - Beloit College
Jacqueline Henlger - Elgin Community College
Baleigh Lasota - Elmhurst College
Kara McCaughrean - Carroll College
Marissa Thackston - Lawrence University
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U15 Head Coach
U18 Head Coach