News About Current/Past Magic Players

March 9th 2013

Gonzalez’s triple
propels Hillsborough Community College
past Santa Fe College,

HillsboroughCommunity College Hawks built an early lead against Santa Fe College, scoring
three runs in the first inning, en route to a 5-1 win on Saturday at
Gainesville.Hillsborough Community College HawksCierra Carreno handled
Santa Fe College’s lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Carreno
allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk over seven innings.

March 5, 2011 info taken from The Daily Press
Rabecca Hernandez “Rockie”
Hesperia (2-1) beat Cathedral City 10-1 on Friday. Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs, and Rabecca Hernandez also went 2-for-3 with a home run.

Christy Espinoza, Jessica Bati “Chica”, Amber Venegas
Victor Valley    423    2    —    11 17 2
Granite Hills    310    0    —    4 7 0
Garcia, Johnson (3), Espinoza (4) and Flores; Corona, Rocha (3) and Moore. WP — Garcia. LP — Corona. 3B — Venegas, Flores, Belcher, Gardner (V).

Hesperia (2-1) beat Cathedral City 10-1 on Friday. Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs, and Rabecca Hernandez also went 2-for-3 with a home.

Sarah and Taylor Tribe – 18Gold
SOFTBALL: Rim of the World easily wins doubleheader games
PE Sports
on March 5, 2011 4:53 PM
Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World 13, Moreno Valley 0. WP – Elizabeth Caporuscio. LP – Vaughn. Leading hitters – Caporuscio 3-4, Sarah Tribe (RIM) 4-4, Taylor Tribe (RIM) 2-3. 2B – S. Tribe 2. 3B – Caporuscio, T. Tribe. HR – Caporuscio, S. Tribe.

Rim of the World 19, Moreno Valley 1. WP – Goldberry. LP – Knowles. Leading hitters – Taylor Tribe (RIM) 2-3, Jaime Garner (RIM) 2-5. 3B – T. Tribe (RIM).
(Rim of the World is 2-0. Moreno Valley is 0-2.)

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News About Past Magic Players in College Softball

HillsboroughCommunity College Hawks built an early lead against Santa Fe College, scoring
three runs in the first inning, en route to a 5-1 win on Saturday at
Gainesville.Hillsborough Community College Hawks Cierra Carreno handled
Santa Fe College’s lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Carreno
allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk over seven innings.

Schanique Barrett and Sequoia Barret CLERMONT, Fla. – After regrouping from a 1-1 record in the first day of competition at the NTC Spring Games, the UNCP softball team took both victories from West Liberty and American International on Tuesday at the NTC Sports Complex in the final day of competition.

The Lady Braves (14-17) wrapped up the match with West Liberty (4-8) in six innings with a final score of 10-2 despite a two hour rain delay. The Black and Gold continued the perfect day by sweeping American International (0-3) by a score of 4-0.

UNCP will continue action on Saturday when the squad visits Peach Belt Conference foe Georgia College (21-11, 5-3 PBC) in a 4 p.m. doubleheader in Milledgeville, Ga.
Tabor softball sweeps York
03.09.2011 – [Softball]
another strong first inning put the Panthers away early, as Tabor defeated York College by the score of 8-0 to complete the two game sweep.
Freshman Madie Simpson would lead the Tabor offense attack going 3-3 from the plate including a double, with 2 RBIs and run scored. Sophomore Taylor Funk would have an equally impressive day at the plate going 2-2 from the plate with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. Fellow freshman Courtney Meister also chipped in offensively going 2-3 from the plate with 2 RBIs and a run scored, while Howe added two hits and a run scored for the game.

Former Magic Players in the news.
MADIE SIMPSON          Granite hills @ Tabor college
Courtney Meister           Serrano @ Tabor
Amanda Howe               Granite Hills @ Tabor college

Kristen Payne Apple Valley @ Adams State
Payne, who split duties between third base and as the designated hitter, went 8-for-12 (.667) to lead the RMAC. She nabbed seven RBI behind two homers and two doubles as she got four putouts and five assists.

Jamie Roland Hesperia @ Cal State San Bernardino
LA JOLLA — Jamie Roland hit a 3-run triple for Cal State San Bernardino, but that would be all the scoring the Coyotes offered in their 7-3 loss in the second game of a CCAA doubleheader at UC San Diego on Wednesday

Tiffany Vance @ Indiana Tech
Freshman Tiffany Vance (Apple Valley, CA / Granite Hills HS) got her first collegiate win going the distance in a 6-3 decision over LSU-Alexandria. Vance scattered seven hits and allowed only one earned run while striking out three.

#13 Jessi Saaty  @ Dominican California
Ridgecrest, CA / Burroughs HS
Occupational Therapy
Junior Jessi Saaty pitched a complete game against Chico State and but was charged with two of the team’s losses on the day.

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Balls & Strikes Softball Magazine

Check out the official magazine of The Amateur Softball Association / USA Softball  


Click here to view the online version ASA September 2010 B.    


  • You will find a letter from the President of ASA, Andy Dooley.

  • Training camp information.


Don’t forget to read the article, “USA Softball Regains Title As No. 1 Team In The World.”

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SoCal Magic Softball Open Tryouts 2014

SoCal Magic Softball

Open Tryouts – 10 yrs – 18 yrs old. Check in begins at 7:30am.  Tryouts 8am.

HOOK PARK  April 27th  and May4th

Contact us for more info.

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Softball Related Links


Links for the Female Athlete

Softball Info

List of Division I Schools
List of Division II Schools
List of Division III Schools

List of NAIA Schools
List of National Junior College Schools
List of California Junior College Schools

NCAA Eligibility Center
(Formerly known as NCAA Clearinghouse)

Tournament Info
Palm Springs Classic Tournament
Judy Garman ClassicTournament at CSUF
Worth Tournament at CSUF
Cathedral City Kick Off

Right View Pro

Cal State Fullerton Softball

Sports USA Equipment

ASA Softball

Fresno State Softball

A & J Cases – Gear Boxes

National Fastpitch Coaches Association

University of Arizona Softball

American Wave – Protective Sports Wear

National Sports Clinics

UCLA Softball

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Southern California ASA Players Association

Washington Softball

Women’s Sports Careers

Worth Sports

Long Beach State Softball

Cat Osterman

Schutt Sports

Cal State Northridge Softball

Natasha Watley

So Cal ASA

San Diego State Softball

Stacey Nuveman

International Softball Federation

Oregon State Softball

Jennie Finch


Dot Richardson

The ThrowMax


Lovie Jung




ProFastpitch Xtreme


Lisa Fernandez

Michele Smith


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Softball – Cool Links

Online Equipment Stores – The oldest and largest sports catalog on the internet

Sports4Less I love this store!! One of my favorites. Great selection. Great prices. Free shipping on orders over $100.00

Baseball and Softball Warehouse Scroll down to bottom of the left side menu for their Softball site. Lots of softball gear at reasonable prices. – The Softball Superstore. Another favorite of mine.

Baseball Express The sister site of Do you have Scorecard points? Use them here.

Shop for Softball Gear at This site is always running specials and has a flat $5.00 ground shipping rate.

Akadema Baseball and Softball Gloves from The Baseball Gloves Store.

Softball Sites

National Forum On Girls Fastpitch Softball A Softball Blog with well written articles. A great site with softball links worldwide. A very nice site with lots of softball resource links. Laces getting old, cracking and breaking apart? can relace it for you at the lowest glove relacing prices on the internet guaranteed. Fastpitch Message Boards Visit this message board and discuss the game with other fastpitch Junkies. Nice Softball website (forum style) with lots of info and better message boards than eteamz, in my opinion.

Elite Fastpitch – The Fastpitch School of New Jersey The Best Darn Fastpitch School East of the Mississippi

Kidz N Sports A nice site authored by Coach Mike Davis, a softball dad, with 30 years of coaching and officiating experience. Mike’s mantra is “Teach first, win later”. In our opinion, the best training programs available, specific to our sport, by softball stregnth and conditioning expert, consultant and coach, Marc Dagenais. A great resource, SPY provides reports on major ASA, PONY and other 18-U girls fastpitch tournaments, as well as major college tournaments, including the Women’s College World Series. National Pro Fastpitch League Source of instructional services and products for youth softball. Provides videos, books, CD-ROMs. and clinics/camps for players, coaches, and groups.
Governing Bodies

ASA The National Governing Body Of Softball

NSA National Softball Association, Inc.

Pony League Protect Our Nations Youth United States Specialty Sports Association

ISA Softball Independant Softball Association

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How To Be Seen By College Coaches


Article Taken from All About Fastpitch

Are Showcase Tournament an effective way to be seen by college coaches?

Are camps more effective if know what college you want to attend?

Are you more likely to be seen during the Summer or Fall by coaches?

I do feel that Showcase Tournaments and camp can BOTH be good ways of getting seen, HOWEVER, simply showing up isn’t enough.  Yes, you *may* get “discovered” just by going, but chances of that a much lower than if you do some preliminary work FIRST!

All players should be contacting colleges they are interested in within their first two years of high school (the earlier the better).  Getting in and staying in touch with college coaches at least possibly puts your name in front of a coach on that staff.

Many coaches go to showcase tournaments with a “list” already in hand of players they want to look at.  Not all will go just “hoping” to find “someone.”  Remember, making the trip to showcases or recruiting camps usually costs them money too, so they will no go in unprepared.  Chances are they already have a core list of players they will be looking at and how will you be one of those players if all you do is show up to the tournament, clinic, or camp?

As far as when you are more likely to be seen, I think it’s more a matter of when you’re more likely to be seen by the right coaches.  Look at who will be in attendance.  Which events have more of the coaches you are already in touch with?  The level of play you are going for and the program you are looking at also plays a part in “when” is an optimal time to be seen.  College programs are NOT all on the same timeline.  Some have a big recruiting budget.  Coaches from those schools can send out more pamphlets and probably attend more events than others.  They usually try to identify potential recruits as early as possible.  Other coaches prefer to wait until the “big fish” go after their favorites and wait to see who’s left.  Then there are the coaches who NEVER attend events because their budget doesn’t allow it.  Where are the coaches of the programs you are interested going to be?  If you limit yourself ONLY to coaches a a showcase or two, you are severely limiting your opportunities!

So while I do believe attending events can be a great way of being seen, I think that action ALONE is not even close to being enough when it comes to giving yourself the best chance of furthering both your education and your softball career.  Too many families think that they are doing “enough” just by going to these recruiting events.  Often times, they are mistaken and it’s tough to see because they spend a LOT of hard earned money to be there!

Go through to recruiting process smarter, don’t work harder and spend more.  Get educated and get informed so that you can take the necessary steps to maximize your opportunities!

Here are some great places to learn more about college recruiting…

1.  NCAA – they put out a guide each year for families.  It says $11, but that’s only if you want a hard copy sent to you.  There is also a link to download the file for free.

2.  College Recruiting Articles - I have posted a number of college recruiting articles here on the blog that are free for you to read

3.  College Recruiting Reports and Webinar – I also have some resources up on our Fastpitch Resources page that you might be interested in (5 Common College Recruiting Mistakes, 25 College Recruiting Facts, $1 College Recruiting Webinar).

In addition, if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and want to make sure you make the best possible decisions throughout the college recruiting process, you can also talk to the experts at NCSA.  They work with families just like yours every day.  BUT, you have to be serious about this journey (that means working hard on and off the field).  If that’s you, you can have a live person from NCSA give you a call to discuss and help you with your college recruiting plan.

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Preventing Injuries in Softball

Good preparation is importantFoot in cast

¨ Undertake a good stretching program before and after play and a comprehensive conditioning program to develop flexibility, endurance and strength.

Good technique and practices will help prevent overuse injury.

¨ Coaches should conduct pre-season stretching/strengthening programs; evaluate and correct pitching and throwing techniques; limit the number of pitches thrown and by an individual player; and limit the number of throws from a fielder over a period of time.

Wear appropriate safety equipment.

¨ Wear good quality, double ear helmets to protect the ear and temple region against ball impact.

¨ Wear energy absorbing chest padding when catching to distribute any blows from a softball impact over a broad area of the chest.

Catchers should also wear a helmet with full face and throat protection.

¨ Wear mouth guards to prevent dental injuries.

¨ Youth players, aged less than 19, should wear shin and knee protection.

Modify playing environments and equipment to improve safety.

¨ Use breakaway/quick release bases instead of standard stationary bases to reduce the load impact generated should a player impact with the base. Standard bases are not designed to absorb the force of a sliding player and can cause serious injuries to the hands, ankles and feet upon impact.

Modify rules for children.

¨ Encourage children to play Tee Ball as a means of developing good technique.

¨ Use protective screening to protect players in dugouts and on benches.

¨ Ensure playing fields and facilities are well maintained.

If an injury occurs

¨ Ensure all injured receive adequate treatment and full rehabilitation before resuming play.

¨ Ensure your coach is aware of all treatment and rehabilitation being undertaken for any injuries sustained.

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When it comes to college recruiting, there are NO Do Over’s!

graduation hat in gold

Once you’re in high school, that’s it, you have ONE chance to go through high school, play your sports, get the grades you’re going to get, take your entrance exams, contact college coaches, etc and hopefully have a successful journey on to the next level.  Not only do you get just one shot at the journey as a whole, but there are so many things during the journey that, once your opportunity comes along, it’s the ONLY one you get!  If you miss it, it’s gone forever.

Take your freshman year in school as a simple example.  Once that year is over, you don’t go back and get to do it all over again if you didn’t quite get the grades you wanted.  You basically have one shot and that’s it.  If you mess around and don’t get very good grades, you’re stuck trying to play “catch up” for the rest of your high school career trying to make up for the poor choices you made in that first year of high school.

There are no Do Over’s for college recruiting.  You will only go through this process as a high school student ONCE.  That’s it!

So don’t wait ’till “later” to take care of your grades.  Don’t wait ’till “later” to improve your athleticism and your skills.  Don’t wait ’till “later” to find out what you need to do during high school to give yourself the best chance at moving on to college.  Don’t wait ’till “later” to get the help you need with college entrance exams or any other part of the process.  “Later” just may come and go and pass you by if you’re not ready.

If you’re already in high school (or if your child is already in high school), the time to start has already passed!  Get going!

If you’ll be in high school soon, it’s never too early to start learning about what to expect in the upcoming years.  It’s much less stressful and complicated if you educate yourself and learn as much as you can BEFORE having to execute your plan.  Trying to learn as you go can be frustrating, overwhelming, and disappointing when you realize you’ve missed something because there’s no going back.

Where to Get Help

If the whole college recruiting process seems a little scary or overwhelming to you and you’d like some guidance along the way or if you’re just starting and want to make sure you’re on the right path from the beginning, you can get the help you need.  If you’re serious about adding a few more years to your fastpitch softball career while getting an education, NCSA can help you create a plan to help you reach those goals.

What do I mean by “serious?”  Serious student-athletes don’t just “want” to play in college, but  actively work toward that goal by taking care of business ON and OFF the field, by making good choices, and always striving to learn and grow.  If that’s you, you’re exactly the type of student-athlete NCSA can help.  Go to for more information.

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