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Illinois Sluggers 2022-23 Teams and Coaches

We are pleased to announce the lineup for our 2022-23 Teams!

SAA Illinois Sluggers
2022 College Softball Commitments


Hailey Pedersen
Augustana College


Grace Gumiela
Bemidji State University


Madi Kuban
Benedictine University


Taylor Gloms
Elmhurst University


Kara Jensen
Macalester College


Nikki Young
Muskingum University


Sami Schilf
North Central College


Allison Ardito
St. Norbert College


Renee Aztlan
Triton College


Morgan Miller
UW Oshkosh


Jenna Harper
Washington College


Rachel Kerulis
UW Platteville


Abby Latka
Wheaton College


Bella Eggert
UW Whitewater

Sluggers Bringing Home The Hardware

Congratulations to our Sluggers teams for their strong tournament finishes!

USSSA Diamonds of the North Champions (10U-Long)

PGF Midwest Monster Mash Champions (16U-Harms)

Slugfest Runner-up (11U-Rosario)

Seminole Fast Start Runner-up (11U-Rosario)

Gameday Super Regional Champions!

Gameday Super Regional Champions! (11U-Rosario)

SAA Illinois Sluggers Philosophy

We have a healthy balance of building and growing the person and the softball athlete within a competitive environment.  We have over 30 years of running a very successful fastpitch program.  We strive to play at the most competitive levels.  

• To instill a positive attitude and a love of the game
• To demonstrate the values of sportsmanship, fair play, and being a great teammate for both the players and parents
• To provide opportunities beyond high school to play in college
• To develop each of the girls skills in the sport of softball
• To communicate all necessary information with commissioners, managers, and parents

• To provide all Recreational/House league softball girls an opportunity to play at a more competitive level

Travel teams practice during the off-season and play in tournaments throughout the season. Teams are formed at the 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u 14u, 15u, 16u & 18u age divisions.  Check out the individual team sites for more information. Teams are formed in July and August each year for the new season which begins in late August and September.  Please do not hesitate to contact us mid year with any inquiries.  Private tryouts and open tryouts are both available.  Please contact Dan Long at for more information on our travel teams.