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University of Calgary Fastball Club
The 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 six teams, and now includes SAIT Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan, Briercrest College and Seminary, the University of Regina and in 2015 the University of Alberta rejoined 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 eight 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 of success. The 2014 season saw the team build on their 2013 season's successful 16 win, 1 loss regular season record, by capturing the WCSA Championship during the 2014 playoffs. Since 2010, the team has earned at least a bronze medal finish in the League Championships each year. These successes have ensured berths into the CCSA National Championships each October, and  the 8 straight appearances at Nationals for the Dinos are unmatched by any school in Canada.

The 2016 Dinos are now back in the gym, working on skill improvements and also fundraising. As well the coaches will be travelling, bringing awareness of the Dinos and the WCSA to Western Canadian centres, and helping recruit players to the team or league. Please contact the coaches for more information.





Recent news
Sept 12, 2017
WCSA Scholarships announced.

Congratulations to the following players who received these awards.

Jessica MacKinnon, Kim Vibert, Victoria Kehler, Taylor Mennie, Sydney Sparanese, Karen Sondergard, Libby Wheeler, Emma Jerome Smith, Domenica Chieffo, Averi Bollenbach, Haley Acton

Sept 10, 2017
Weekend roundup: Dinos bats were strong for most of the weekend, and the Dinos won 3 of 5 games played. In conference play they nearly defeated the U of Saskatchewan, losing 9-8, handily beat Briercrest 13-0, and lost 8-1 to Regina. In exhibition play against NJCAA school Dawson College, they Dinos won twice, Friday 9-2 and Sunday 13-8.
Sept 3, 2017
Opening Weekend sees Dinos go 3 and 2: Friday night saw the Dinos  start strong, winning a solid defensive battle 5 -1 with Briercrest. Saturday the bats came alive, with wins against Briercrest ( 10 -1 ) and SAIT ( 7 - 4 ). Regina out slugged the Dinos though Saturday afternoon, giving the Dinos their first loss of the season ( 14 - 10 ). Sunday the Dinos started slow against the U of Saskatchewan and never recovered, losing 10 - 3.

Next up for the Dinos, a Wednesday weeknight double header at Shouldice against SAIT Polytechnic.

August 14, 2017

Coach Neal Harlos and the Dinos are pleased to welcome outfielder Alexis Huggart from Treherne, Manitoba to the team. Alexis has previously played with the Regina 222`s, and the Manitoba Thunder in past years. This year Alexis was selected to Team Manitoba for the Canada Summer Games, and is currently playing with the Canadian Junior National Team.


July 12, 2017
Congratulations to Kim Vibert on her selection to Team Saskatchewan for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, August 5 to 13.
July 12, 2017
Dinos invited to 2017 CCSA Nationals in Ottawa: The University of Calgary Dinos today received an invite to attend the 10th annual CCSA National Championship in Ottawa this October over Thanksgiving weekend. The team is excited to attend, and this will mark the 10th straight appearance at Nationals for a Dinos team, a record unmatched by any other school in Canada. The Dinos best finish was a Silver medal in 2011 in Windsor.
July 1, 2017
Maccabiah 2017: All the best to current Dino Taylor Mennie and Maya Sohn ( Dinos 2015 ), as they represent Canada at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, July 4 to 18.
June 30, 2017
The WCSA is saddened to announce the passing of former Mount Royal University coach and current WCSA Director, Rick Hall on Monday June 26. Rick is survived by his son Adam ( Debbie ) and his daughter Veronica. Our thoughts, condolences, and prayers go out to his family.
April 5, 2017
Congratulations to Karen Sondergard who has been selected as the University of Calgary's Dinos Female Competitive Club Athlete of the Year. She received the award at Tuesday Night's, " Night of the Dino". Karen, a 3rd year Economics major, becomes the 4th straight Fastball team member to receive this award. Sarah Beth Plishka received the inaugural Club Student-Athlete Award in 2014, followed by Kristin Walz, and Emma Jerome Smith last season. read more..


March 16, 2017

An Evening with the Dino’s”

All the Dinos would like to say thank you to our major sponsors who made last nights event a success. Crowfoot Wine and Spirits and Elliott Hunter for all their help. Molson Coors for their contributions and support. Eau Clair Distillery for adding their uniqueness to the evening. For the second year in a row, thank you to Peller Estate Wines. Thank you to E & J Gallo Winery for their contributions, hope to have you back next year!

A special thank you to Don Mackinnon for the fine food prepared for everyone. Visit Don at Chop Steakhouse in Chinook when you want another great meal.

To all the businesses and friends of the Dinos who donated items for the silent auction, thank you. You ensured both a fun time bidding on the items, but as importantly, you helped offset the financial costs to the young women of the team.

Thank you to all who came out, and hope to see you again next year.

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2017 “An Evening with the Dino’s " Sponsors


Gary Hinton
Jerome Smith Family
Tworo Family
Vibert Family
McIntosh Family
van Uffelen Family
Cathy Sondergard
WEST Clothing Company
AIM Bodywork
Viewpoint Massage


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