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
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
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. This
seventh appearance at Nationals is the most
by any school in Canada.
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
July 1, 2014
Plishka will be travelling to Surrey, BC
July 11 to 20. He will be concentrating on developing
awareness of the WCSA, and of course recruiting
for the team in 2015 and beyond.
June 15, 2014
Two WCSA coaches were invited to guest
coach at this year's Girls Prairie League
Softball All Star weekend in Calgary. John
MacKinnon (University of Lethbridge) and Randy
Plishka (University of Calgary) represented the
league and coached the two U16 All Star teams.
Plishka coached the Cumpstone division to a 5-2
victory over Mackinnon's Lawrick Division team
earning bragging rights that will hopefully
carry through to next year's tournament. Plishka
said that the U16's were a great group of young
ladies who were a lot of fun to work with, and
a lot will consider the WCSA and our schools
after Grade 12.
April 8, 2014
the first time ever,
competitive club team
athletes were part of the Night of the Dino (
NOTD ), a celebration for all the athletes,
coaches and teams of the University of Calgary.
Our own Sarah Beth Plishka received the
Club Student-Athlete Award for Female athlete.
Oct 28, 2013
Surrey B.C. awarded the 16th ISF Women's World
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