University of Calgary Fastball
University of Calgary Women's Softball Club
provides young women, attending the University
of Calgary, with the opportunity to participate
in competitive intercollegiate softball as a
means of enriching their university life
experience. While the program is primarily self
funded, the club is beginning to receive
financial support from local businesses.
The University of Calgary Dinos Fastball
Club is one of the founding team members
of the Alberta Intercollegiate Women’s
Fastball Association (AIWFA). The AIWFA
was established in western Canada in
2002, and consisted of five teams.
Now called the Western Collegiate
Fastball Association ( WCSA ), the league has
and now includes the University of Lethbridge,
Mount Royal University, SAIT Polytechnic, the University of
Saskatchewan and the University of Regina
and in 2014 will see Briercrest College
join the league.
In 2008, the University of Calgary hosted
the inaugural Canadian Collegiate National Championship.
The University of Calgary is the only school
to have attended all six Canadian Collegiate
National Championships, with the 2011 team
winning a Silver medal as National runner
up, the best ever finish for a Dinos
Since the 2011 season the Dinos
have undertaken most ambitious schedules, playing in over 30 games each season, including
trips into the United
States, and the Dinos have raised their expectations
In 2014, the team looks to build on
their 16 win, 1 loss regular season record,
and improve on their Bronze
Medal in the WCSA playoffs. A berth into the
Championships in October as the host team in
Calgary will mark the 7th straight
appearance at Nationals for the Dinos.
The 2014 Dinos are expecting
to play tournaments in the upcoming spring
and summer. As well the coaches will be
travelling, bringing awareness of the WCSA
to Western Canadian centres, and helping
recruit players to the team or league.
Please contact the coaches for more
Feb 1, 2014
Congratulations to the winners of our
Travel Voucher raffle,
Jim Strain and Gail Hicks.
2nd prize: Cassandra Wong.
all who supported us.
Former Major League catcher and current
Toronto Blue Jays TV analyst Gregg Zaun will
be the keynote speaker for the University of
Calgary Baseball and Fastball team's Annual
Dinner and Silent Auction on Feb 6 at the
Red and White Club. Tickets are $200 each,
and are available through the fastball team
Dinos finish 6th at Nationals.
started off well, winning their first game
against Durham College 5 - 0, but the team
struggled to get timely hits the rest of the
weekend. Taylor McGonigal was the only Dino
selected to the Championship All Star team. The weekend marked the final games as
Dinos for Sarah Wilson, Rachel Bader, Samantha Hiltz, and Sarah Beth Plishka.
The University of Calgary Dinos are hoping to
host the CCSA Nationals in 2014, and would
sincerely hope that you can join us in Calgary
Oct 7, 2013
Dinos upset in WCSA playoffs.
A dominating WCSA
season came to an end when the University of
Saskatchewan upset the Dinos 6 - 4 in the semi
final, forcing the team to settle for a Bronze
named the 2013 All Star Teams, which saw 6
Dinos named to the 1st Team, 2 more to the 2nd
Team. Players named to the 1st Team were Taylor
McGonigal - 3rd Base, Alex McAdam - Shortstop,
Sarah Beth Plishka - 1st Base, Samantha Hiltz -
Left Field, Jessica Ruzicki - Centre Field,
Rachel Bader - Right Field.
selections included Kara Lee - 2nd Base, and
Sarah Wilson - Utility.
League Awards saw Sarah Beth Plishka
receiving the Top Batter Award for her .522
Batting Average; Caytlin Edge receiving the Top
Pitcher Award for her league leading 33
strikeout, 3 - 0 season record. As well the
coaching staff received the Coaches Award.
Sept 23, 2013
Dinos clinch regular season title. The
weekend saw the Dinos win 4 games, which
earned the team the top seeded spot going into
the playoffs. This is the first time since 2004
that the Dinos have finished in first place.
Sept 16, 2013
Dinos play 500 ball over the weekend.
Dinos won 3 of 4 games against conference
opponents over the weekend, winning against
SAIT, Saskatchewan, and Mount Royal, and losing
a 4-3 decision to Regina. The team also played
two games against the University of Great Falls,
almost pulling off a comeback in the bottom of
the 7th inning in the second game.
Sept 8, 2013
Dinos continue their winning ways,
going 4 and 1 over the weekend. The team went 3
- 0 against their league opponents. The
highlight of the weekend was a thrilling 2 -1,
come from behind victory in the bottom of the
7th against Williston State. This marks the
first ever win for the Dinos against a team from
Sept 1, 2013
Dinos start the season with six wins on
opening weekend! With the best start to the
season for the fastball team in recent memory,
the Dinos win against all their division rivals.
They did it the hard way at times, coming from
behind against MRU, Regina and the U of
Saskatchewan, and a little bit of luck helped
too; a dropped ball by the U of S in the bottom
of the 7th allowed the winning run to score.