Home  ·  Prospective Students  ·  Current Students  ·  Alumni   ·  Community  ·  Faculty and Staff  ·     IT  ·  MY U OF C  · Contacts  ·    








Home | Roster | Schedule | Awards | FundraisingGallery | DinnerProspective Athletes | Record Book 




University of Calgary Fastball Club


Recent news


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 seven teams, and now includes  Mount Royal University, SAIT Polytechnic, the University of Saskatchewan, 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 of success. 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 8th straight 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 information.

Oct 8, 2015
Off to Nationals: The Dinos leave for the CCSA Nationals Thursday morning, with play starting Friday against 4 time CCSA National Champions Western. Follow all the games at http://durhamlords.com/sports/2015/9/22/SB_0922155858.aspx?id=77


Oct 4, 2015
League Awards: All star teams and major awards were announced this weekend. Caytlin Edge became a co-winner of the Top Pitcher award, this the second time she has earned this distinction, along with a second team all star selection. Maya Sohn also took home a 2nd team award for All Star Left Fielder.


Oct 4, 2015
Playoff update:

Steady rain forced the suspension of play in Moose Jaw Saturday afternoon, with hopes to resume play Sunday morning. Unfortunately the rains continued through the night and play was unable to continue Sunday. A decision will be made by league executive early in the week as to the feasibility of continuing play at a future date.

Sept 24, 2015
100 Inning Game Fundraiser: On Saturday October 24 the Fastball team joins up with the Dino Men's Baseball team in a 100 inning game at Richmond Greens! Help support our program by pledging a donation online, and come out to watch us on the 24th! Donate now! 


Sept 15, 2015
Dinos take 2 weeknight games against cross town rivals: Playing SAIT Polytechnic in a weeknight double header, the team's bats came alive and the defence was solid in the fist game, a 9 - 0 win in 5 innings. The second game proved to be a tight game, with SAIT pulling ahead in the 6th inning. The Dinos responded in the top of the 7th, scoring 2 and taking a 7 - 6 lead. Solid defence held SAIT off the scoreboard in their half of the inning and secured the win.


Sept 13, 2015
Dinos split weekend games: Dinos played four games against WCSA opponents this weekend, winning two and losing two. Both losses were close, with tying and winning runs on base at the end of the game. The Dinos now have a season record of 2 wins against 3 losses.
Aug 15, 2015

Tryout dates announced: Players interested in attending the tryouts for this years team need to be at at Crossroads Community Centre, August 29 and 30 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For more details, contact the coaches at fastball@ucalgary.ca .

July 25, 2015

The Dinos would like to announce that Neal Harlos and Brooke Rackel will be joining the coaching staff for the 2015 Dino season. Neal comes to the Dinos from the Calgary Extreme Jr's where he has been Head Coach for a number of years. Brooke moves over to coaching after being a player with the Dinos for the last 2 seasons. She has been an Assistant Coach with the Calgary Kaizen 99's the last 2 seasons as well.

July 5, 2015
The Dinos would like to announce the signing of a  Letter of Intent for Victoria Kehler of the Coquitlam Classics 98. Victoria pitches and plays 1st base, and will be studying Education at school.


July 4 - 8, 2015
Coach Plishka will be travelling to Surrey, BC for the Canadian Open Fastpitch Championships this coming weekend. He will be concentrating on developing awareness of the WCSA, and of course recruiting for the team in 2015 and beyond. Come by to say hello, and ask questions at the WCSA tent. Other WCSA coaches ( SAIT, Briercrest, and U of Alberta ) will also be there.


May 28, 2015
The Dinos would like to announce the signing of the Letter of Intents of Maya Sohn of Vancouver, BC; and Sydney Sparanese of Victoria, BC. Maya, a catcher and outfielder will be studying Neurosciences. She comes to the Dinos from the Seattle Mosquito Squad. Sydney, is a pitcher, and outfielder will also be studying Neurosciences, and comes to us from the Victoria Devils 97A's.

Maya Sohn

Sydney Sparanese

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 ).



Archived news

Copyright © 2015 University of Calgary