Stars News
 
9/25/16  The Shooting Stars won the USA Elite Select Northeast Qualifier Championship!! The team went 6-1 in the tourney, playing good competition all weekend.  The Shooting Stars have now qualified for the World Fastpitch Championship in Kansas City!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9/18/16  The Shooting Stars 2020 went 2-2-1 in the ASA 16u/18u Heartland Showcase, outscoring opponents 27-18 including a win against an undefeated team and a tie against a good 18u team.  Showing their depth in showcase format, the entire team contributed with great pitching, hitting, and defense. 
 
9/11/16:  The Shooting Stars 2020 finished 3rd in the ASA Hall of Fame Qualifier, playing at 16u and going 4-2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8/6/16:  The Shooting Stars 2020 is pleased to announce our roster for the 2016-2017 season:

  • Rachel Britton - Lorton, Virginia


  • Makayla Gallagher - Lansdowne, Virginia


  • Lauren Halpern - Leesburg, Virginia


  • Sara Kelly - Ashburn, Virginia


  • Maddie Olivas - Middletown, Delaware


  • Bella Radican - Lansdowne, Virginia


  • Ivy Rosenberry - Winchester, Virginia


  • Hannah Ruffner - Charles Town, West Virginia


  • Paige Sandidge - Sterling, Virginia


  • Caroline Semel - McLean, Virginia


  • Kara Tokarchic - Ashburn, Virginia

  • Sidney Torres - Great Falls, Virginia

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

--  7/31/16:  The Shooting Stars season closed out with this mostly 8th grade team playing against the best competition in the East and beyond having "literally no easy tournament".  The young team finished 68-48 on the year and their mental discipline paid off as their record on Sundays was extremely good, having been in the Championship game in almost half of their tournaments.

--  7/31/16:  For the 2nd straight national-level event, the Shooting Stars made it to the last day of play, the only team from Virginia to do so in either tournament.  The team fell in ITB to the eventual runner up at the TCS Summer Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and finished 13th of 52 teams in the tourney.  

--  7/16/16:  The Shooting Stars place 9th at the USSSA 14uA World Series in Orlando, Florida, winning 4 elimination games before falling to a great team from Georgia.

--  6/26/16:  Semi final game of the 16u Virginia State Championship, the 14u Shooting Stars are up 1-0, time expired, bases loaded, 1 out.  Click the video below to see how the Stars advanced to the Championship game:

--  5/30/16:  The Shooting Stars take 3rd out of 88 teams at Memorial Day Madness.  The Stars went 9-1 on the weekend and won against three very good teams on Monday to finish 3rd.  Shooting Stars pitching and defense was on fire all weekend only giving up 18 runs in 10 games.

 

-- 5/29/16:  Shooting Stars Press:

Three Shooting Stars Make USSSA Elite Select Mid-Atlantic Team

 

Three players from the 14u Shooting Stars made the USSSA Elite Select Mid-Atlantic Team.  Hundreds of girls tried out from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana - the states that encompass the USSSA Mid-Atlantic Region.  Shooting Stars 2B/OF Makayla Gallagher, 1B/OF Lauren Halpern, and OF/P Sara Kelly were selected and will travel to Orlando, Florida during the first week in August to compete against teams from the other seven regions across the country.  The Shooting Stars are the only team with three players who made the Mid-Atlantic roster although they will be joined by a pair of players from the same team in Indiana.  The Head of the Shooting Stars program, John Oakes, said "We are proud of these great accomplishments that have come out of the organization's team-first approach to developing players who eventually enter college knowing how to win as a team and we expect these three players to take that attitude with them to Orlando in August." USSSA's Elite Select program announced the team in a video posted to their website, which can be found here:  http://video.usssa.com/player.aspx?ID=jHHu (the players are announced at about the 6:45 point in the show).

 

 

 

 

-- 4/24/16:  The Shooting Stars finished 2nd in the Spring Opener NIT, continuing strong play in elimination games.

 

-- 4/10/16:  Playing through hail, sleet, and eventually snow, the Shoting Stars showed their ability to focus on the task at hand by finishing 3rd in the weather-shortened Kaboom Classic.

 

-- 4/3/16:  The Shooting Stars opened up the Spring with a 2nd place in a strong Kickoff Klassic field by starting the day at 8:00 AM in 24 degree wind chill and going 3-0 before falling in the Championship to a great team.

 

-- 11/9/15:  The Shooting Stars already have enough middle school players to play the 14u Spring Season and will compete in a full schedule of high level tournaments during the Spring.   

 

-- 11/8/15:  The Shooting Stars closed out their Fall season by competing in a 16u Showcase event.  Although 0-4, the mostly middle school team proved that they are capable of playing well against some of the best Juniors and Sophmores in the region.

 

-- 10/25/15: The Shooting Stars finished second in the USSSA Monster Bash in Pennsylvania, going 4-1-1 and outtscoring opponents 56-16.

 

-- 10/11/15:  The Shooting Stars won the Madison Small Scholarship Benefit Tournament, playing for 24.  Inspired, the Stars went 6-0, outscoring opponents 66-12 and had 2 over the fence home runs, a triple play, multiple diving catches, 78 hits (23 extra base hits), and shutouts in the semi-final and championship.  The team is honored and humbled to have won this tournament for our former Shooting Stars teammate who was no doubt cheering us on from above.

 

-- 9/13/15: The Shooting Stars have already qualified for the 2016 ASA Hall of Fame Tournament in Oklahoma City by finishing 2nd place in the ASA Region 3 HOF Qualifier!!

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2014/2015 12u team website has been archived
(see far right menu button)
 
2014/5 highlight videos available at https://youtu.be/N2mtnGBsPT0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu98zSRJOUw).
 
 
 
 
 

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