In addition to our returning players, we had many athletes of all ages from many cities and states show up and give it their all. Our Gold players helped the coaches assess skills and run drills.
We are proud to announce that our organization will have five teams for the upcoming 2020-2021 year.
Our 18U Gold team will continue to be coached by head coach Bob Bates and assistant coaches Mike Curro and Cara Martin.
We will also have a second 18U and Joe Roman will stay on as head coach with Scott Wessels assisting.
The experienced Cristen Nichols will head our 14U team.
And, rounding out our older teams will be two 12U teams. One will be coached by Geno Phillips and Jim Turner and the other will be led by Jess Plue, who will be assisted by Gina Meyers. Both teams will be managed by Andy Richardson.
Congratulations to all of our players, new and returning! Continue our long-standing values and and play the Raider way!
Michaela Transue, or MT as we call her, played MI for the Conklin Raiders from 2009 - 2014. She then went on to play MI for the Hall of Fame Head Coach Bill Edwards at Hofstra University. After her 4-year career there with the Pride, MT graduated from Hofstra in 2018, and followed her head coach, Larissa Anderson, to Mizzou, where she initially served as a graduate assistant before being promoted to the volunteer assistant's role for the 2020 campaign. Her volunteer assistant coaching duties at Missouri include working with the Tiger's infield/ outfield as well as assisting with hitting.
This Summer, Transue was also brought on to lead the Myakka City RiverMocs. And, lead she did! In fact, she led them to the leagues' first ever Championship along with coach of the year! Additionally, she coached the player of the year.
Michaela is a home-grown player and coach, hailing from Chenango Forks, New York. We couldn't be more proud of her and we can't wait to see what she will accomplish next.
Coach Transue is a Forever Raider and proof that there can be softball after college!
Our 12U team is a force to be reckoned with and recently they took home this trophy after going 6-0 AND...being fitted for their nationals rings! Keep an eye on these Raiders! They are fierce and shine bright on the diamond. Congratulations to the team and coaches and thank you for getting it done the Raider way!
If they had a winning season, he would allow them to dye his beard.
Not only did the 12u Raiders have a winning season, but they also snagged National Champion rings to boot!
Coach Turner, true to his word, let the girls have their way and he is a great example of a good sport! Raiders play to learn and have fun!
The Conklin Raiders Fastpitch Softball organization is one of the premier fastpitch organizations in the country. Our purpose is to develop young athletes into prepared collegiate prospects. We are teaching our players how to compete and to be successful at a high level. We focus on skill and execution, while assisting with recruiting and exposure. We are continually competing in nationally recognized tournaments & showcases such as Team NJ, PGF Nationals & TCS Nationals. Our pursuit to play against the very best talent is crucial, thus providing our players the opportunity to become the very best.
Many Conklin Raiders, past and present, depend on BX to build their strength and quicken their steps. Contact Rob Baxter today to build your competitive edge.
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Coach Cara Martin, former Conklin Raider and Binghamton University Bearcat player, stays relevant with techniques as the industry develops. She invests in her leadership and coaching skills year round because challenging herself is an integral part of improving her athletes both physically and mentally.
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