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A FEW PLAYERS STILL NEEDED FOR 2020!

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WNY's Premier College-Prep Fastpitch Softball Organization

2020 PLAYERS NEEDED:

 

10u: All Positions

 

16U: Pitcher & Utility

 

18U: Pitcher & Utility

Click on our TRYOUTS tab for more info!

 

Contact Program Coordinator Dan Weaver via text at #716-208-1210 to schedule a private tryout!

 

 

PRE-REGISTER FOR 2020 TRYOUTS!

NEWS FLASH:

As of 7/25/19, Avalanche Softball has entered into a partnership with Mel Ott Little League. Mel Ott will have Avalanche run their existing travel softball teams as Avalanche Softball teams. Avalanche will use the Mel Ott complex as their new home complex. Avalanche will have a feeder program in the form of the Mel Ott house ball program. This will pump considerable life into the Mel Ott program, as well as enabling Avalanche to have a home complex for practices and games!

Avalanche 18U-Weaver's Liz Fox Commits to Div-2 Seton Hill!

Avalanche 16U-Jacobia takes Second at 2019 Lou Gehrig Tournament!

Avalanche 14U-Pollina are champions at the 2019 Wildcats Tournament!

Avalanche 18U-Hinkley Spends the day with The Miracle League of WNY

Avalanche 16U-Jacobia Takes Second in Pittsburgh PA!

Shay Sommer of Avalanche 18U-Hinkley Signs to Div-3 Medaille College!

Shay will be playing for Coach Dan Opera in the Fall of 2019. Shay is a Senior at Grand Island High School. She is the daughter of proud parents Dan and Chrissy Sommer. Congratulations Shay, the entire Avalanche organization is proud of you!

Avalanche 14U-Pollina Takes First at Memorial Weekend Spectacular in Syracuse!

Avalanche 16U-Jacobia Takes Second in Akron, Ohio!

Savannah Drozda of Avalanche 18U-Hinkley Signs to Div-2 USC!

Savannah will be playing for Coach Jerry Snyder in the Fall of 2019. The University of South Carolina is located in Aiken, South Carolina. Savannah is a talented third baseman with a very strong bat! She currently attends St. Mary's High School in Lancaster, NY. Savannah is the daughter of proud parents Tom and MaryBeth Drozda. Congratulations Savannah, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

 

Happy Holidays from our 2019 Avalanche Teams!

18U Avalanche-Weaver

18U Avalanche-Hinkley

16U Avalanche-Jacobia

14U Avalanche-Pollina

12U Avalanche-Raab

10U Avalanche Villafuerte

Congratulations to our 2019 College Bound Early Commits!

Avalanche's first college commits for the Class of 2019 includes: (from left to right) Jamie Bower - D3 D'Youville College, Abby Hinkley - D3 Pitt Bradford, Mickey McInnes - D2 Fairmont University, Lexi Villafuerte - D3 Case Western Reserve, Loren Perrault - D3 Medaille College, Lexi Briggs - D2 Franklin Pierce University. Congratulations ladies, all your years of hard work have paid off! The Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

Abby Hinkley of Avalanche 18U-Hinkley Signs to Div-3 Pitt Bradford!

Abby will be playing for Coach Tina Phillips in the Fall of 2019. The University of Pittsburgh Bradford is located in Bradford, PA. Abby is a talented pitcher and outfielder with a strong bat. She currently attends Williamsville North High School in Williamsville, New York. Abby is the daughter of proud parents Don and Sue Hinkley. Congratulations Abby, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

Mickey McInnes of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Signs to Div-2 Fairmont State University!

Mickey will be playing for Coach John Light in the Fall of 2019. Fairmont plays in the very competitive Mountain East Conference in West Virginia. Mickey currently attends A.N.Meyer Secondary School in her hometown of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Mickey is a first baseman with a big bat! Congratulations Mickey, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

Lexi Briggs of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Signs to Div-2 Franklin Pierce University!

Lexi will be playing for Coach Andrew Klaus in the Fall of 2019. Franklin Pierce is located in Rindge, New Hampshire.  Lexi is a solid outfielder with a very good bat. She currently attends Starpoint Central High School in Pendleton, New York. Lexi is the daughter of proud parents Kim and Lee Briggs. Congratulations Lex, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

 

Loren Perrault of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Signs to Div-3 Medaille College!

Lauren will be playing for long-time Western New York Coach Dan Opera in the Fall of 2019. Loren is a pitcher and outfielder, and a very strong hitter! She currently attends Frontier Central High School in Hamburg, New York. Loren is the daughter of proud parents of Lora and Andy Perrault. Congratulations Loren, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

Jamie Bower of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Signs to Div-3 D'Youville College!

Jamie will be playing for Head Coach Ona Halladay in the Fall of 2019. Jamie is a talented third baseman and catcher, with a big bat! She currently attends RoyHart Central High School in Middleport New York. Jamie is not only a standout on their softball team, she is also an all-star goalie on their field hockey team. Jamie is the daughter of proud parents Laurie and Jeff Bower. Congratulations Jamie, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

 

Lexi Villafuerte of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Signs to Div-3 Case Western! 

Lexi will be playing for Head Coach Josie Henry in the Fall of 2019. Case is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Lexi is a talented middle infielder with a big bat. She will be majoring in Chemical Engineering at Case. She currently attends Nichols High School in Buffalo, New York. Lexi is the daughter of proud parents Troy and Andrea Villafuerte. Congratulations Lexi, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

Avalanche attends Fairmont University "Avalanche Camp" in West Virginia!

Avalanche 18U-Weaver and 16U-Jacobia attended a special college recruitment camp held for them by Head Coach John Light and his team at Division-2 Fairmont University in Fairmont, West Virginia.

Avalanche 16U-Jacobia Takes Second at 2018 Pumpkin Classic in Syracuse!

Avalanche 12U-Pollina Wins the 2018 Dawg Daze Tournament in Huron Ohio!

Avalanche Hinkley-16U Takes Fourth at 2018 NSA Northeast Nationals in Buffalo!

Avalanche 16U-Hinkley Takes Second at 2018 NSA Eastern Nationals in Virginia!

Avalanche 16U-Hinkley Takes Second at Buckeye Showdown in Columbus, Ohio!

Avalanche 16U-Hinkley Wins at 2018 Evans Tournament!

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017 FROM AVALANCHE SOFTBALL!

                Avalanche 12U-Bannister                                                                              Avalanche 14U-Jacobia

                             Avalanche 16U-Weaver                                                        Avalanche 16U-Hinkley

Avalanche 18U-Smith

Avalanche 14U-Jacobia Runner Up at 2017 Pumpkin Classic in Syracuse!

16U-Weaver Recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Avalanche 16U-Hinkley Wins at 2017 Cayuga Fall Frenzy!

AVALANCHE players participate in the Mercyhurst University recruiting camp on 8/27/17

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CLASS OF 2017:

 

Samantha Crane                              D1 Canisius College

 

Jessie Weaver                          D2 Fairmont University

 

Jenna Balducci                      D2 Mercyhurst University

 

Gretchen Weiss                     D3 Case Western University

 

Ashlynn Kaczmarek                              D3 Medaille College

 

Maggie Pezzino                                D3 Hilbert College

 

Savannah Haner                              D3 SUNY Geneseo

THE HARD WORK OF THESE TALENTED YOUNG 

LADIES IS HOW WE MEASURE OUR SUCCESS AT AVALANCHE!

 

AVALANCHE SOFTBALL has one simple goal:

 

"To provide the finest girls fastpitch softball players from Western New York and Southern Ontario with the exposure required to help them secure collegiate athletic scholarships, period."

 

We provide the forum, training, and support to get your daughter in front of Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 college coaches.

We utilize the best pitching, hitting, and catching coaches in Western New York.

We are a volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization that teaches not only skills; but teamwork, sportsmanship, ethics, and volunteerism.

All our players are required to perform community service hours through our program.

We field teams at the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, and Open age levels.

All our coaches are ASA-ACE Certified with background checks.

We practice all Winter at the Sports Performance Park in the Eastern Hills Mall in Amherst, NY; the largest state-of-the-art indoor training facility in the Northeast.

Our Showcase teams participate in both tournaments and college showcases in the Eastern US.

We provide assistance with college recruitment videos, along with player profile sheets. Both are accessible through links on our web site.

We have the benefit of experienced travel softball coaches from Western New York, who are proven winners.

 

Please direct questions to:

 

Dan Weaver, Program Coordinator

Ph: #716-208-1210

email: dan.weaver@avalanchesoftball.com

 

We are always looking for quality players, and coaches. Please contact us regarding our organization!

 

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Avalanche 16U-Hinkley takes Third Place at NSA Nationals in Chatanooga, TN!

 

Avalanche 16U-Smith takes Runner Up at 2017 Summer Sizzler in Maryland!

 

Avalanche 16U-Hinkley Wins the 2017 "Battle of the Lake"

 

Avalanche Open-Bonetto Wins the 2017 Greater Buffalo Hamburg NSA Qualifier!

Our seasoned veteran team of all-stars used the long ball all weekend destroy their competition in the bright sunshine and high temps at the Nike Base in Hamburg. Coaches Bonetto and Sabuda got every ounce of energy out of the ladies they could muster. After a long, hot Sunday, Avalanche came out on top, beating the Southern Tier Titans 11-7 for the championship. Great job ladies! 

 

 

 

Jessie Weaver of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Signs her NLI to Div 2 Fairmont State University!

 

Gretchen Weiss of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Signs her NLI to Case Western University!

 

 

 

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Jessie Weaver of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Verbals to Div-2 Fairmont University!

Jessie will be playing for Coach John Light in the Fall of 2017. Fairmont plays in the very competitive Mountain East Conference in West Virginia. Jess currently attends Williamsville East High School in her hometown of East Amherst, New York. Jessie is an outfielder, first baseman, and pitcher. Jessie will be majoring in Physical Education / Sports Coaching. She is the daughter of proud parents Dan and Lynn Weaver, and sister of Sam Weaver. Congratulations Jess, the Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016 FROM AVALANCHE SOFTBALL !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Avalanche 14U - McMahon                                                                                  Avalanche 16U - Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Avalanche 16U - Hinkley                                                                                    Avalanche 18U - Weaver

Avalanche Softball players and families held their annual organization Christmas Party for 2016. The girls exchanged "Secret Santa" gifts and enjoyed a dinner buffet, along with plenty of homemade treats. Avalanche wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2017!

 

Jenna Balducci of Avalanche 18U-Weaver signs her NLI to Div 2 Mercyhurst University!

 

Avalanche Smith 16U Takes Second in 18U Ball-O-Ween in Sundbury, PA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gretchen Weiss of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Commits to Div-3 Case Western!

Gretchen will be playing for Head Coach Josie Henry in the Fall of 2017. Case is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Gretchen is a talented outfielder with a big bat. She will be majoring in Biochemistry / Pre-Med at Case. She currently attends Clarence High School in her home town of Clarence, New York. Gretchen is the daughter of proud parents Lynn and Ron Weiss. Congratulations Gretchen, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

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Ashlynn Kaczmarek of Avalanche 18U-Weaver Commits to Div-3 Medaille College!

Ashlynn will be playing for Head Coach Dan Opera in the Fall of 2017. She currently attends Starpoint Central High in Pendleton, New York. Ash is the daughter of proud parents Barb and Shawn Kaczmarek. She will be majoring in Psychology at Medaille. Ash is a first baseman and outfielder, and an accomplished slapper. Congratulations Ash, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

 

 

 

 

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Jenna Balducci of Avalanche Weaver-18U Verbals to Div-2 Mercyhurst University!

Jenna will be playing for Coach Leanne Baker in the Fall of 2017. Mercyhurst competes in the PSAC, out of Erie PA. Jenna currently attends City Honors High School in her home town of Buffalo, New York. Jenna plays middle infield and outfield. She will be majoring in Political Science with a minor in history. Jenna is the daughter of proud parents Lisa Balducci and Joe McMahon. Congratulations JB, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

Avalanche's Ashley Pearson Signs her National Letter of Intent!

Ashley signed on the dotted line to play Division 2 softball at Edinboro University in the Fall of 2016. Pictured: Avalanche Asst. Coach Mark Hall, Tom Pearson, Ashley Pearson, Carrie Reddick, Avalanche Program Coordinator Dan Weaver. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiri Higgins of Avalanche Showcase Verbals to Div-2 East Stroudsburg University!

Kiri will be playing for Coach Jaime Wohlbach in the Fall of 2016. Kiri is a recent graduate of the Blyth Academy, in her home town of Toronto, Ontario Canada. Kiri is a catcher, third baseman, and outfielder. Kiri will be majoring in Physics. She is the daughter of proud Mother Laura Higgins. Congratulations Kiri, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!

 

Avalanche Open - Bonetto wins the 2016 Aunt Rosies International!

Our Avalanche Open team won a thrilling final against Team Pennsylvania to take the 2016 Aunt Rosies International Tournament. This years team featured players from age 15, right on up to age 31. Everyone contributed all weekend. Avalanche was trailing 4-3 at 9:15pm Sunday night, it was the bottom of the seventh inning and Avalanche had their last at bat. Nikki Sabuda hit a blast over the left field fence to even the score at 4-4. Then Danielle Frye hit a solo walk-off shot over the right field fence to win the game 5-4! The weekend featured great pitching by Lindsay Garbacz, Bridget Hogan, Sam Weaver, and Nikki Sabuda. The defense was great, and everyone hit the ball! Great win ladies!

 

Avalanche 14U Hinkley Wins the 2016 Darien Lake Softball Tournament

The 14U Hinkley team entered Sunday's elimination round as the #7 seed in the Gold Division.  3 games later, they were the Champions as they outscored their opponents 36-11 on Sunday.  They also defeated 2 teams that beat them in close games on Saturday.  Way to go ladies showing off your big bats!!


 

Avalanche Open - Bonetto takes Runner Up at the 2016 Greater Buffalo Hamburg NSA Qualifier!

Our veteran squad of former and curent college all stars played their hearts out this weekend in a hard fought battle, only to come up short in the championship game. Led by greats like Ashley Bonetto, Michelle Fridey-Switzer, Lindsay Garbacz, and Courtney Smith; the ladies earned a spot in the finals after an exciting come from behind win in the semi final game. Congrats to Coaches Carl Bonetto and Jim Sabuda on your first, but not last, Avalanche trophy game. Great job ladies!


Avalanche 16U takes Championship at Home Run Softball in Liverpool !

             

Julia Servidio of the Avalanche Showcase Team Verbals to Div-3 SIT! 

Julia will be playing for Coach Erica Mehalick in the Fall of 2016. She currently attends St. Theresa of Lisieux High School in her home town of Maple, Ontario, Canada. Julia is the daughter of proud parents Joe and Lorena Servidio. Julia will be majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Stevens. Julia plays shortstop, second base, and outfield; and swings a big bat! Congratulations Jules, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!


Avalanche 16U Takes the 2016 February Freeze Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Fish of the Avalanche Showcase Team Verbals to Div-3 SUNY Potsdam!

Megan will be playing for Coach Nicole Yost in the Fall of 2016. She currently attends Williamsville North High School in her home town of Amherst, New York. She is a left handed pitcher, a first baseman, and outfielder. She is the daughter of proud parents Tom and Jessica Fish. Megan will be studying Secondary Math Education at Potsdam. Congratulations Meg, we are all very proud of you!


                    

Ashley Pearson of Avalanche Showcase Team Verbals to Div-2 Edinboro University!

Ashley will be playing for Coach Dan Gierlak in the Fall of 2016. She currently attends Cobourg Collegiate Institute in her hometown of Cobourg, Ontario Canada. She is a first baseman, second baseman, and short stop and is the daughter of proud parents Carrie Reddick and Tom Pearson. Ashley will be studying Forensic Science / Criminal Justice at Edinboro. Congratulations Ashley, the entire Avalanche organization is very proud of you!


Avalanche 14U takes Runner-Up at Adirondack Sports Complex USSSA 14U Qualifier


Avalanche 16U Showcase Team wins the 2015 Summer Open NSA Qualifier in North Fayette, PA!


       Avalanche 14U Team is runner-up at 2015 Lady Rebels Memorial Day Mayhem in Horseheads, NY


Avalanche 14U team is runner up at 2015 USSSA Twinkle Twinkle Overnight Tourney in Hershey, PA!


Avalanche 16U Showcase Team is runner-up at 2015 18U Winterfest NSA Qualifier in Greenville, PA!


 

 

 

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