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
seven teams, and now includes
Mount Royal University, SAIT Polytechnic, the University of
Briercrest College and Seminary,
the University of Regina
and in 2015 will see the
University of Alberta rejoin 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 seven Canadian Collegiate
National Championships, with the 2011 team
winning a Silver medal as National runner
up, the best ever finish for a Dinos
team. The Canadian Collegiate Softball
Association ( CCSA) oversees the National
Championships, setting qualification
guidelines for the WCSA, the Ontario
Colleges Athletic Association ( OCAA ) and
the Ontario Intercollegiate Women's
Fastpitch Association ( OIWFA ).
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
The 2014 season saw the team build on
their 2013 season's sucessful 16 win, 1 loss regular season record,
by capturing the WCSA Championship during
the 2014 playoffs. This success ensures a berth into the
2015 CCSA National
Championships in October 2015, and will mark the
appearance at Nationals for the Dinos. These
eight appearances at Nationals are unmatched
by any school in Canada.
The 2015 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
April 11, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 graduates:
Brooke Rackel ( BSc - Bio Sciences ), Kristen
Walz ( BEd - Education ), Alex McAdam ( BSc -
Kinesiology ), Jessica Ruzicki ( MSc
Medicine ) and asst. coach Lauren Sergent ( BEd
- Education ).
April 7, 2015
Kristin Walz was
selected as the
Female Competitive Club
Student Athlete for 2015 at tonight's Night of the Dino ( NOTD ), a celebration for all the athletes,
coaches and teams of the University of Calgary.
Kristin is a 5th year Dino, was a first team all
star, and helped lead her team to a league
championship in 2014. This marks the
second straight year that our fastball team has
had one of our own honoured.
Feb 21, 2015
For all potential 2015-16 Dino players:
The deadline to apply to the University for the
upcoming school year is March 1. Please don't
miss the opportunity to advance both your
schooling and your ball career! For more
Feb 6, 2015
Former 3 time Major League all star 2nd
baseman Bret Boone was 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.
Thank you to all who came out, and hope to
see you again next year.
Jan 16, 2015
CCSA awards Durham College the CCSA National
Championships for 2015. The OCAA will host
the CCSA National Championships for the second
time, and Durham College will be the centre of
attention, this upcoming October.
The University of Calgary, by virtue of
capturing the 2014 WCSA Championship have
qualified for, and plan to attend Nationals. The
2015 edition will mark the eighth consecutive
appearance by a Dino team.
Nov 15, 2014
announces preliminary dates for 2015 schedule.
The 2015 WCSA season will begin
September 4 - 6 in Calgary. The University of
Regina hosts the following weekend (Sept. 11
-13), the University of Saskatchewan will host the
next weekend (Sept. 18 - 20) and the regular
season will wrap up in Edmonton, September 25 -
27. Briercrest College will host the WCSA
Championships, October 2, 3 and 4.
Oct 25, 2014
Congratulations to current Dino, Jessica
Ruzicki and alumni Jaclyn Kinley and Lindsay
Noble ( nee Anderson ) who along with their 2007 Calgary
Kaizen teammates were inducted into Softball
Alberta's Hall of Fame today.
Oct 13, 2014
Dinos finish 6th at Nationals: The
weather was great, and the competition was
outstanding as the Dinos hosted the 7th Annual
Nationals. Western University won their fourth
straight National Title defeating St Clair
College 9 - 1. The Dinos had a great opportunity
to advance to the semi finals, losing a 1 - 0
nail biter to Regina. Dinos had to settle for
Oct 10 to 13, 2014
Eight of the best College and University teams
in Canada are in Calgary to play for the
National Championship. Defending champion
Western ( OIWFA ) is back, along with St. Clair
College, Humber College, and Durham College from
the OCAA. From the WCSA, The University of
Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and SAIT
Polytechnic. The event is hosted by the newly
crowned WCSA League Champions the University of
Calgary. Come down to Shouldice Park, or follow
the action on Pointstreak.
Oct 5, 2014
Dinos capture league championship!!
A Sunday to remember saw the Dinos win 3
straight games to capture their first league
championship since 2004. Starting the morning in
the page 3 - 4 game, they fought off a tough
SAIT team, prevailing 6 - 0. Advancing to the
semifinal against the U of Saskatchewan, the
Dinos took an early lead, only to see
Saskatchewan score 4 in the 4th to take the
lead. The Dinos scored singles in the 5th, 6th
and 7th innings to pull ahead and defeat the 4
time defending league champions. Advancing to
the final against 1st place Regina, the Dinos
scored singles in the 2nd and 3rd innings, and 3
big runs in the 4th. Defence and pitching
remained solid, seeing the Dinos win a hard
fought 5 - 1 victory!
The weekend also saw the All Star teams
announced, with 5 selected to the 1st team:
Caytlin Edge - Pitcher, Kara Lee - 2nd, Alex
McAdam - SS, Taylor McGonigal - 3rd, and Kristin
Walz - Utility. Domenica Chieffo was selected to
the 2nd Team in LF.