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                                                          2017  News
Jan 15, 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

 

 

 
   

 

                                                          2016  News
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.

Sept 1, 2016 Season starts tomorrow night! Come out to Ed Corbett at 7:00 PM to catch the Dinos season opener against Briercrest College. Games continue on Saturday and Sunday at Industrial Diamonds. See the schedule for full schedule.

 

Ed Corbett: 814 13 Avenue NE

Calgary Industrial: 1899 39 Avenue NE

   
August 3, 2016 IOC approves five new sports for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 including Softball.
May 30, 2016 Season Dates and Locations announced: The WCSA released the dates and locations for the regular season and playoffs. Check the schedule's tab for more details.

 

September 2 - 3 - 4 Calgary ( Ed Corbett - Friday, Calgary Industrial: Saturday + Sunday )

September 9 - 10 Moose Jaw ( Briercrest )

September 10 - 11 Regina

September 16 - 18 Edmonton

September 19 Calgary ( Dinos vs SAIT @ Ed Corbett )

September 23 - 25 Saskatoon

Playoffs

September 30, October 1 - 2 ( Ed Corbett - Friday, Calgary Industrial: Saturday + Sunday )

CCSA Nationals

The University of Saskatchewan will host the 9th Annual National Championships over the Thanksgiving Long weekend in Saskatoon, October 7 - 10, 2016.

May 25, 2016 Tryout Dates and Summer Practices: All players that are interested in playing for the Dinos in 2016 should be aware of these dates. Walk on's are welcome, but please contact the coaching staff prior to these dates. Waivers for new players will be required prior to stepping on the field.

email: fastball@ucalgary.ca

Informal practices:

Saturday August 20th @ Crossroads Diamonds 12:00-2:00PM

Tuesday August 23rd hitting @ Absolute Baseball Academy 6:00-7:30PM

Wednesday August 24th Crossroad diamonds 6:00PM-8:00PM

Tryouts

Saturday & Sunday August 27th & 28th Crossroads Diamonds 12:00-3:00 PM

May 3, 2016 Where the coaches will be this summer

 

Head Coach Neal Harlos:

May 6 - 8 - Strathmore

June 3 - 5 CWFA ( Calgary )

June 10 - 12 Leduc ( Shakers )

July 8 - 10 Provincials - Calgary U16 and U18

July 15 -17 Provincials - Stony Plain U21

Asst. Coach Amanda Sanderson

Any GPLS weekend that the U14 Strathmore team is playing!

Assc. Coach Randy Plishka

June 10 - 12 - Lloydminster - GPLS All Star weekend

July 16 -20 - Surrey, BC - Canadian Open Championships

April 3, 2016

Coach Neal Harlos and the  Dinos would like to announce that Kim Vibert of the Regina Kaos has signed a  Letter of Intent. Kim plays Centre Field and will be studying Bio Sciences in school.

March 31, 2016 Congratulation to Emma Jerome Smith who has been selected as the University of Calgary's Dinos Female Competitive Club Athlete of the Year. She will receive the award at Tuesday Nights, " Night of the Dino". Emma, who is one of our teams captains, becomes the 3rd straight Fastball team member to receive this award. Sarah Beth Plishka received the inaugural Club Student-Athlete Award in 2014, followed by Kristin Walz last season. read more..
March 30, 2016

Coach Neal Harlos and the  Dinos would like to announce that Libby Wheeler of the Strathmore Thunder has signed a  Letter of Intent. Libby plays shortstop and will be studying Kinesiology at school.

March 17, 2016

 

“An Evening with the Dino’s was an exceptionally enjoyable evening last night. Lots of good food, thanks to Red Seal Chef Don Mackinnon; a great selection of items on the silent auction table. Thank you to all the companies who donated these items, and of course good company and good drink. We would sincerely offer our thanks to Crowfoot Wines ( and  Elliot ) who ensured that the Dinos had a successful evening. Thank you to all who came out, and hope to see you again next year.

 

Feb 9, 2016 For all potential 2016-17 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 information visit www.ucalgary.ca .

Contact the coaches and let them know that you are coming to the University of Calgary. Use the Prospective Athlete tab at the top of the page for more info.

Feb 9, 2016

“An Evening with the Dino’s: an event empowering female

 athletics and women brewers and winemakers” with the

 University of Calgary Dinos Fastball Team

Crowfoot Wine and Spirits Event Centre

7414 Crowfoot Road NW

Wednesday  March 16th 2016 @ 7-10PM

For tickets or more info ( click here)

Jan 1, 2016 Happy New Year from the Dinos coaching staff: Neal, Amanda, Caytlin, and Randy.

 

                                                          2015  News
Oct 31, 2015 Support the Dinos by shopping online! Aldo, Under Armour, Starbucks, Anthropologie are just some of the retailers available. A percentage of what you spend will be given to the team. Check out the opportunity by following the link below.

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Oct 23, 2015

 

Neal Harlos named new Head Coach of the Dinos: Assc. Director of Athletics Mike Boyles is pleased to announce the selection of Neal Harlos as the new Head Coach of the Dinos Fastball program. Neal becomes the 6th Head Coach of program after joining the team this summer as an assistant coach.

"Very excited about taking on the head coaching position for the Dinos. Looking
forward to building on what we started this season and working hard to have
continued success in the future."

Neal Harlos - Oct 25 

Oct 13, 2015 Dinos finish 6th at Nationals: The weather was great, and the competition was outstanding as the Dinos travelled to Oshawa, Ontario for the 8th Annual Nationals. St. Clair College defeated Western 2-1 in the Championship final, taking home their first National title. The Dinos had a great opportunity to advance to the semi finals, losing to Laurier. Dinos had to settle for 6th overall.
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 ).
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. Read more...
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 information visit www.ucalgary.ca .
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.

 

                                                          2014  News
Nov 15, 2014

 

WCSA 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 6th overall.
Oct 10 to 13, 2014 CCSA Nationals

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.

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.

Sept 21, 2014 Dinos win 3 of 4 in conference play in Saskatoon: A flat tire and thunderstorm made for a long bus ride to Saskatoon, but the team took 2 of 3 games on Saturday, and another conference game on Sunday against Saskatchewan, giving the team a 3 - 1 record for the weekend.
Sept 14, 2014 Dinos win 3 in Medicine Hat: A day trip to Medicine Hat saw the team play 2 games against Briercrest, and a 3rd game against Regina. Solid hitting and pitching saw the team win 3 straight including a solid 8 - 1 showing against 1st place Regina.
Sept 8, 2014 Dinos win 4 of 5 in Saskatoon. The weekend in Regina saw the Dinos win 3 of 4 conference games, splitting their games against Regina, and adding wins against Briercrest, U of Saskatchewan. Also an exhibition game win against Team Saskatchewan White ( Canada games selection team ). The team continues to hit well and play solid defence.
Sept 1, 2014 Opening Weekend sees Dinos win 5 of 6 games. Solid start to the season under perfect ball conditions in Calgary, sees the team win 3 of 4 conference games, and both Div 2 crossover games. Highlight of the weekend was a no hitter thrown by by 1st year Dino Beth Verhelst against Div 2 U of Lethbridge. All 5 rookies to the team make contributions, and we look forward to seeing the team getting stronger as the season progresses.
July 30, 2014 2014 Dino tryout dates announced: Aug 19 and 21: evenings;  Aug 23 and 24, 10 AM to 2 PM. Please contact the coaches for more details. fastball@ucalgary.ca
July 3, 2014 Emma Jerome Smith announced as recipent of Softball Canada Scholarship Ed Bitz Scholarship Recipients Announced. Congratulations to Wendi Winter (ON) and Emma Jerome Smith (AB), the recipients of Softball Canada's 2014 Ed Bitz Scholarship. Wendi is from Whitby, Ontario and is enrolled in the final year of the Contemporary Studies and History Program at Wilfred Laurier University. She started umpiring in 2011 and is currently a Level II Fastpitch umpire. Emma is from Calgary and is entering the second year of a Zoology program at the University of Calgary towards a veterinary career path. She also started umpiring in 2011 and is currently a Level II Fastpitch umpire. Both Wendi and Emma will receive a $1,000 scholarship named in honour of Ed Bitz, Softball Canada's first National Director of Umpires. Congratulations to both these fine young scholars and officials! - Published by Gilles LeBlanc
July 1, 2014

Coach Plishka will be travelling to Surrey, BC for the Canadian Open

Fastpitch Championships 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 hopefully a lot will consider the WCSA and our schools after Grade 12.

April 8, 2014

For 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 inaugural Club Student-Athlete Award for Female athlete. read more

 
Feb 6, 2014  

Former Major League catcher and current Toronto Blue Jays TV analyst Gregg Zaun 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.

Feb 1, 2014 Congratulations to the winners of our Travel Voucher raffle, Jim Strain and Gail Hicks. 2nd prize: Cassandra Wong. Thank-you to all who supported us.  
 

 

                                                          2013  News

Oct 14, 2013 Dinos finish 6th at Nationals. The Dinos started off well, winning their first game against Durham College 5 - 0, but the team struggled to get timely hits the rest of the weekend. Taylor McGonigal was the only Dino selected to the Championship All Star team. The weekend marked the final games as Dinos for Sarah Wilson, Rachel Bader, Samantha Hiltz, and Sarah Beth Plishka.

The University of Calgary Dinos are hoping to host the CCSA Nationals in 2014, and would sincerely hope that you can join us in Calgary next year!

Oct 7, 2013

Dinos upset in WCSA playoffs. A dominating WCSA season came to an end when the University of Saskatchewan upset the Dinos 6 - 4 in the semi final, forcing the team to settle for a Bronze medal finish.

The WCSA named the 2013 All Star Teams, which saw 6 Dinos named to the 1st Team, 2 more to the 2nd Team. Players named to the 1st Team were Taylor McGonigal - 3rd Base, Alex McAdam - Shortstop, Sarah Beth Plishka - 1st Base, Samantha Hiltz - Left Field, Jessica Ruzicki - Centre Field, Rachel Bader - Right Field. Second team selections included Kara Lee - 2nd Base, and Sarah Wilson - Utility.

League Awards saw Sarah Beth Plishka receiving the Top Batter Award for her .522 Batting Average; Caytlin Edge receiving the Top Pitcher Award for her league leading 33 strikeout, 3 - 0 season record. As well the coaching staff received the Coaches Award.

Sept 23, 2013 Dinos clinch regular season title. The weekend saw the Dinos win 4 games, which earned the team the top seeded spot going into the playoffs. This is the first time since 2004 that the Dinos have finished in first place.
Sept 16, 2013 Dinos play 500 ball over the weekend. Dinos won 3 of 4 games against conference opponents over the weekend, winning against SAIT, Saskatchewan, and Mount Royal, and losing a 4-3 decision to Regina. The team also played two games against the University of Great Falls, almost pulling off a comeback in the bottom of the 7th inning in the second game.
Sept 8, 2013 Dinos continue their winning ways, going 4 and 1 over the weekend. The team went 3 - 0 against their league opponents. The highlight of the weekend was a thrilling 2 -1, come from behind victory in the bottom of the 7th against Williston State. This marks the first ever win for the Dinos against a team from the USA.
Sept 1, 2013 Dinos start the season with six wins on opening weekend! With the best start to the season for the fastball team in recent memory, the Dinos win against all their division rivals. They did it the hard way at times, coming from behind against MRU, Regina and the U of Saskatchewan, and a little bit of luck helped too; a dropped ball by the U of S in the bottom of the 7th allowed the winning run to score.
July 25, 2013 Asst Coach Adam Galloway is taking a leave of absence from coaching as he is starting up his own transportation business. Thank you for your 2 seasons with us Adam, and good luck with your new endeavour!
July 24, 2013 2013 Dino tryout dates announced: Aug 20 and 22: 7 PM to 9 PM;  Aug 24 and 25, 10 AM to 3 PM. Please contact the coaches for more details. fastball@ucalgary.ca

July 9, 2013

Coach Plishka will be travelling to Langley, 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 2014 and beyond.

July 6, 2013

Congratulations and good luck to Taylor McGonigal for her selection to Team Alberta for the U21 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec; to be held August 2 to 9.
June 9, 2013
The Calgary Women's Fastpitch Association held their Annual Tournament June 7 to 9 at Shouldice Park. The Dinos held  50/50 draws throughout the weekend. Thanks to everyone who supported both organizations. Winning ticket numbers are.
Friday evening draw:  # 750244 - Scott Daley
Saturday morning draw:  # 231809 - Kerry McDonald
Saturday afternoon draw:  # 947241 - Derek Austin
Saturday evening draw: # 947983 - Dawn Bader
Sunday afternoon Draw: # 213069 - Jenn Moore
April 3, 2013 University Announces refresh of Dinos Identity : This morning, Dru Marshall, provost and vice-president (academic) at the university, unveiled a refreshed look for the Dinos – including a wardrobe makeover for Rex, the Dinos mascot – and invited the entire university community to embrace the updated identity as a rallying point for campus spirit. The timing of the evolution ties directly into the day's second announcement: an extensive new partnership that will see the Dinos outfitted exclusively in Nike gear. ( read more ... )
February 1, 2013

World Series Champion and Baseball Hall of Fame Member Rich ( Goose ) Gossage was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Annual Dinner and Silent Auction for the Dinos Baseball and Fastball clubs.

Our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction with the Hall of Fame pitcher, was a fun filled and successful night. Thank you to all who came, and we appreciated the donations for the auction. See everyone again next year! 

 

                                                          2012  News

November 16 Congratulations to the winners of the Beer raffle. 1st prize: # 172 - Tracy Lee, 2nd prize: # 326 - Tinessa Russell, 3rd: # 51 - Danielle Abrahamson. Thanks to all who supported us!
November 9 The Dinos would like to announce the addition of Roxane McGonigal to our coaching staff. Roxane, most recently the Head coach of the Kaizen U18A program, brings a wealth of experience to the Dinos program.
November 8 The fastball team wishes the best to Asst Coach Jess Strachan, who announced that she is leaving the team to devote more time to her own studies, work and travel interests. We'd like to say thank you for your 2 seasons with us Jess.
October 8
Dinos finish in 7th place at Nationals: The Dinos finished with a 1 and 3 record over the Thanksgiving weekend in Regina. A tough opening 8-7 loss against Humber, and a 3-0 loss against SAIT made it impossible for the team to have the success they were hoping for over the weekend. The cold weather affected all teams, but the calibre of ball played was among the best we've seen at Nationals. Looking forward to the 2013 season, and a return trip to Nationals in Oshawa, Ontario.
October 1 Dinos win Silver in WCSA Playoffs. Dinos battled all weekend against stiff competition, winning a silver medal. After going 2 -2 in the round robin portion of the playoffs, the Dinos were forced to play 4 games on Sunday. Winning a tie breaker against the U of Regina 7-4 moved them into the semi-final against cross town rival SAIT Polytechnic. A big 4th inning helped ensure a 6-1 victory. The gold medal remained elusive though, as the U of Saskatchewan broke the tie in the 6th inning and won the league title 5-3. The finish qualifies the Dinos for the 2013 Nationals in Ontario.

 

The WCSA awards were handed out over the weekend, and the Dinos came through. Jessica Ruzicki took home 2 of the 3 major awards; being named Top Rookie, and Top Batter in 2012.

As well the all star awards were announced. These were voted on by the coaches in the league.

1st Team Selections included Jessica Ruzicki in Centre Field, and Sarah Plishka as Utility player.

2nd Team Sections included Taylor McGonigal as Catcher, and Kristen Galloway in Right Field.

September 25, 2012 Dinos clinch 3rd place in the league, with a record of 7 wins, 6 losses, and 1 tie. Playoffs are being hosted this coming weekend by the University of Lethbridge in Coaldale.

August 31, 2012 

New name announced for the league: The Western Collegiate Softball Association is the new name for our league, replacing the AIWFA. The new name reflects the greater geographical scope of the league, and it's hopes for the future, to bring schools from B.C. and Manitoba into the association. Check out www.wcsasoftball.ca .

As well the WCSA joins with the Ontario Intercollegiate Women's Fastball Association ( OIWFA ) www.oiwfa.org , and the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association ( OCAA ) http://www.ocaa.com/sports/fastball/index  in creating the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association ( CCSA ). Check out www.ccsasoftball.ca .

August 29, 2012 Team captains have been announced for the 2012 season. Congratulations to Samantha Hiltz and Caytlin Edge.
August 6, 2012

Congratulations are in order for the following Dinos:

Alex McAdam and her Unity Kindersley SK1 U21 team captured the Gold medal at the Western Canadian Championships in Moose  Jaw today. Alex was also selected the tournament MVP.

Also participating at the tournament were Sarah Wilson, Danielle Galloway, Kristen Galloway, Sarah Plishka, and asst coach Adam Galloway with the Calgary Sluggers.

As well, 2012 recruits have been successful as well. Kara Lee attended the Adidas Futures tournament in St. Georges, Utah; while Taylor McGonigal  attended the U18 Canadian Nationals in Montreal.

July 25, 2012
2012 Tryout dates announced: Aug 21 and 23: 7 PM to 9 PM;  Aug 25 and 26, 10 AM to 3 PM.
June 14, 2012
The Calgary Women's Fastpitch Association held their Annual Tournament June 8 to 10 at Shouldice Park. The Dinos held    50/50 draws throughout the weekend. Thanks to everyone who supported both organizations. Winning ticket numbers are.
Friday evening draw: $104.50 # 252312-Red - Steve Smith
Saturday morning draw: $194.00 # 086731 - Green  - Louise Fortier
Saturday afternoon draw: $198.00 # 947241 - Blue TJ Maclean
Feb 4, 2012

Our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction with former  Montreal Expo star, Tim Raines was a fun filled and successful night. Thank you to all who came, and we appreciated the donations for the auction. See everyone again next year! 

 

 

2011 News

Dec 20, 2011

Congratulations to the winners of the liquor basket raffle. 1st prize: John Landrey , 2nd prize: Mike Rudolf, 3rd: Ashley Wareham, 4th: Dewi Wood, 5th: Theresa Cowan, 6th: Patti Strachan    Thank-you to all who supported us.

Oct 10, 2011

Dinos capture Silver at Nationals! After losing our first two games Saturday, the U of C Lady Dinos went on a run winning 9-7 on Saturday afternoon against St Clair College. Sunday morning saw a rematch against St Clair, in quarterfinal action. A 2-1 victory advanced the team to the semi-finals against the U of Windsor Lancers. In a game that went 2 extra innings, the Dinos prevailed 5-4 to clinch Silver and play in the National Championship game against Western Mustangs for the Gold.  In the end we were the only team to force Western to play a full 7 inning game but we didn't have enough for them, losing 6 - 0. The All Star team included Alie Briere ( IF ), and Ashley Wareham ( utility ).

Oct 2, 2011

Dinos finish 3rd in the AIWFA league playoffs, and claim the bronze medal, losing to SAIT in the semi-final 6 - 1. Highlights of the weekend were a no hitter against the University of Regina, thrown by Heather Baker; and the league all stars being announced. Included were Ashley Wareham, Cayt Edge, and Sarah Plishka.

Sept 20, 2011

We welcome Bri-Chem Supply as a sponsor for the 2011 season. read more…

Aug 23, 2011

New coaching staff announced:  Very pleased to announce the additions of Adam Galloway, Jess Strachan, and Mark Hiltz to the 2011 Dinos team.

Aug 15, 2011

Wine basket raffle winners drawn! Congratulations to Darren Campbell, Travis Sarmaz, and Ryan Ayliffe.  Thank-you to all who supported us.

Aug 1, 2011

 Tryout dates announced: Aug 23 and 25: 7 PM to 9 PM; Aug 27 and 28 10 AM to 3 PM

Feb, 2011

We welcome Meyers Norris Penny as a sponsor for the 2011 season. read more…

Jan 1, 2011

Canadian baseball legend Ferguson Jenkins will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 fundraising dinner for the Dinos Baseball and Fastball clubs.  read more…

 

                                                          2010  News
 

Oct 10, 2010

Dinos finish in 6th place at Nationals, held in Saskatoon. This was the best showing at Nationals for the Dinos in the 3 appearances that they have made at Nationals. The tournament saw the final appearances of 5 graduating players. read more…
Oct 2, 2010 Dinos finish 3rd in the AIWFA league playoffs, and claim the bronze medal, losing to the U of Regina in the semi-final 11 - 7. The game was tied through 6 innings, Regina broke it open in the 7th inning.
March 4, 2010 Dinos announce the selection of Randy Plishka as the new Head Coach of the fastball program.
   

 

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