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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
January 16, 2017

An Evening with the Dino’s”

On behalf of the University of Calgary Dino’s Fastball Team I would like to invite you to “An Evening with the Dino’s”: An event empowering our female athletes . This private event will take place at the Crowfoot Wine & Spirits Events Centre (7414 Crowfoot Road NW) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 7-10pm. 

We will have Red Seal chef Don MacKinnon, head chef of Chop Steakhouse and bar on Macleod Trail catering the event, as well as a selection of wines and beers. There will also be a silent auction, and door prizes.

I hope that you will be able to attend this event; your support is greatly appreciated. We are a club team that isn’t funded by the University so your support will go towards offsetting individual player costs. Tickets for the event are $75 each. The event centre will hold 125 people and the tickets will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend please RVSP by March 1, 2017.

email: fastball@ucalgary.ca

October 24, 2016

Are considering coming to the University of Calgary? The Dinos start off season training next Month on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons. If you would like an opportunity to practice with the team contact Coach Neal Harlos at fastball@ucalgary.ca . Practices will run through to early December, and then start again in January and through March.

We can help you in finding out what the University of Calgary offers in programs of study. As well, campus tours can be arranged for you, so you can see everything that the U of Calgary has to offer.

October 10, 2016
Dinos finish in 7th place at Nationals: Cold, snowy weather forced the Saskatoon host committee to come up with an alternative, and the games were moved inside to the Ramada Golf Dome. The Dinos were close in all their games, losing 5-1, 2-1 and 4-0. The 4-0 loss was to the eventual winner, the University of Saskatchewan who won the CCSA title with a 1-0 9 inning game against Western.
October 4, 2016
Follow the Dinos at Nationals. Games will be carried live on Pointstreak.


Friday Oct 7 @ 1:00 PM vs St. Clair College

Friday Oct 7 @ 3:00 PM vs Durham College

Saturday Oct 8 @ 12:30 vs Saskatchewan

October 3, 2016
Dinos win Bronze Medal in League playoffs: The Dinos advanced out of the 3 vs 4 game against SAIT Polytechnic with a 13 - 6 win. In the semi-final against Regina, the Dinos gave up 4 runs in the first inning, and despite chances in the 1st, 6th and 7th innings never really closed the gap, losing 4 - 1.
October 1, 2016
Dinos win 2 major awards: League awards were handed out today and saw Kim Vibert recieve the 2016 Rookie of the Year trophy. Neal Harlos won the Coach of the Year award as well.

5 Dinos named to All Star teams: Karen Sondergard - catcher, Kim Vibert - Centre Field, Emma Jerome Smith - Utility, Cori van Uffelen - Left Field, were named to the 1st All Star Team, and Libby Wheeler was named as shortstop to the 2nd team.

October 1, 2016
Dinos in page 3 vs 4 game in playoffs Sunday: Dinos play SAIT Polytechnic Sunday at noon in the page 3 vs 4 playoffs. Narrowly missing a chance to advance to the page 1 vs 2 game, with a 9 inning loss to the U of S earlier in the day, the Dinos won their final round robin game against SAIT 17 - 9.
Sept 26 2016
Final 2016 WCSA regular season weekend rained out. With over 50mm of rain predicted for Saskatoon, the WCSA cancelled all but one game for the weekend. The U of Saskatchewan claim 1st place, the Dinos 3rd in regular season play. Playoffs are being hosted by the Dinos this coming weekend, their first game is Friday against Briercrest at 5 PM. See schedule page for all the details.
Sept 19, 2016
Dinos play their season series all in one weekend against SAIT. The Dinos played their 5 games against cross town rivals SAIT, with a Friday night 16 - 1 win; a Saturday morning 12 - 1 win, followed by a come from behind 9 - 9 tie game. Monday night games included a saw 7 home runs hit in the 2 games, a  21-1 1st game; and a 15 - 2 nightcap.
Sept 11, 2016
Dinos split 4 games on weekend. The Dinos played four games this weekend, splitting a pair of league games, winning against Briercrest, losing against Regina. In a pair of exhibition games against US schools, the Dinos again split the games, which included a 3-2 win against Dawson College. That game ended with a thrilling double play, preserving the win for the Dinos.
Sept 4, 2016
Dinos win 2, lose 4 on opening weekend. A very promising start to the 2016 season, with 8 rookies on the team. While there were a few nerves, and a few mistakes due to miscommunication; Coach Harlos sees the promise of this group of players and knows that they will steadily improve all season.
August 7, 2016
Important dates to consider for all potential 2017 players:


October 1st, 2016: All undergraduate programs open for application.

January 15, 2017: Deadline for early admission transcripts.

March 1, 2017: Deadline to apply for admission for the 2017-18 school year.

For more information, check out www.ucalgary.ca ,  and contact the coaches for more information about the team.

email: fastball@ucalgary.ca

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