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We thank all the young ladies that came out to tryout for our 2022/2023 Kishwaukee Valley Storm Teams!

At this time we have a couple spots still available.
Our 14U team coached by Chris Sikon is looking for a pitcher to add to the rotation.  Please reach out directly to Coach Chris at if you are interested!

Our 12U team has a spot available for a position player.  Please reach out directly to Coach Shay at if you are interested in getting a look!

Our 10U team has a spot available for a position player.  Please reach out directly to Coach Max at if you are interested in joining the team!


2022/2023 Coaches 
Feel free to reach out to the Coach of your age group.

10U- Max Piper, Bill Johnson
12U- Shay Butler, Drue Molen
14U- Chris Sikon, Laura Kline
16U- Christian Dierschow, Matt Williams, Kristin Borsodi
18U- Steve Heide, Isabel Odom,
             Anna Criswell & Gracyn Gabriel


Kishwaukee Valley Storm

The Kishwaukee Valley Storm Softball Organization was started in 2001 with the goal of fundamentally improving the talents of our local softball players.  Our goals remain the same today.  With opportunities year round we continue to build confident, strong young women both on and off the field.

Sycamore community sports complex

Dekalb sports & rec center

Indoor practices at the Sports & Recreation Center.

the kage

The Kage indoor practice facility


Storm Dayz 2022 is in the books! Thank you to all the teams and fans for attending our tournament again this year. The NAFA State Champions for 2022 are as follows:

10U- Stateline Fury

12U- Palatine Stingrays '09

14U- KAOS Fastpitch Kentucky

16U- CTW 14U BC

18U- Big Dogs

Our valiant efforts to contain the weather gods with the Sunny Dayz t-shirts was in vain. After an inch of rain on Saturday morning it surely didn't look promising for games to resume. We can't say thank you enough to the Sycamore Park District crew for their help in getting the fields back up and playable to get in 30 games in the afternoon and early evening. It was a tremendous effort by the entire crew.

Also, none of this can happen without the help of our parent volunteers. They all did a tremendous job maintaining the fields between games all weekend long! To those of you that went above and beyond, thank you!! We even had some "alumni" parents back lending a helping hand!!

Thank you also to the best umpiring crew in the state, the Windy City Umpires. Bob Williams and his Umpires hung around during the delays and are definitely some of the very best!!

Last, but not least, a huge thank you to Sabrina Hunley and Denver Davis for their roles as Tournament Directors. Sabrina's scheduling and communication are second to none! Thank you two for all your hours of commitment to the tournament!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you again next year at the 23rd Annual Storm Dayz Tournament which will be held June 23-25, 2023!!

Storm News

Brito gives verbal commitment to Waubonsee College

By Steve Heide 11/03/2022, 10:00am CDT

Brito Commits

Maya Brito Announces Commitment to Play Softball at Waubonsee Community College




Waubonsee Community College

NJCAA D2 - Softball

Verbally Committed


Bartlett, IL, November 2, 2022. Maya Brito, a 5' 2" LF, CF, RF in the 2023 Class from South Elgin High School and Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U, has committed to play college softball at Waubonsee Community College.

Since joining FieldLevel on August 20, 2021, Maya worked with her coaches to target 4 different schools and received the following activity from college coaches:

Search Appearances: 293
Profile Views: 60
Video Views: 51
Followers: 11

Coach Steve Heide, had this to say about Brito's recruitment to Waubonsee Community College, "I am so very happy for Maya!! This kid has worked so hard over the past year to get where she is today. That hard work has paid off for her and I know it will continue through this offseason and into next summer. A great teammate as well. Congratulations!!".

Vivirito gives verbal commitment to Waubonsee College

By Steve Heide 10/30/2022, 6:15pm CDT

Vivirito verbal

Waubonsee Community College

NJCAA D2 - Softball

Verbally Committed


St. Charles, IL, October 29, 2022. AnnaMarie Vivirito, a 5' 4" C, 3B, LF in the 2023 Class from Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U, has committed to play college softball at Waubonsee Community College.

Since joining FieldLevel on August 18, 2021, AnnaMarie worked with her coaches to target 5 different schools and received the following activity from college coaches:

Search Appearances: 228
Profile Views: 13
Video Views: 12
Followers: 5

Coach Steve Heide, had this to say about Vivirito's recruitment to Waubonsee Community College, "Annamarie will be another great addition to the Waubonsee lineup!! She can play numerous positions and will always be putting the ball in play offensively. Annamarie will continue to work hard and will always be the ultimate teammate!! Congratulations to Annamarie and Waubonsee!".


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Madison Bogle, Indian Creek HS,
  Waubonsee College
Lauren Jordal, Indian Creek HS,
  Waubonsee College

Morgan Smardo, Rochelle Township,
  Waubonsee College
Jaelyn Latimer, DeKalb HS,
  Kankakee Community
Gianna Madrigal-Lawrence,
  Sandwich HS,  Waubonsee College
AnnaMarie Vivirito, St. Charles North,
  Waubonsee College
Maya Brito, South Elgin HS,

  Waubonsee College

College commitments for 2022!

Chelsea Born, Sycamore HS,
  Waubonsee College
Emily Puentes, Sycamore HS,
  Benedictine University
Logan Neblock, Genoa-Kingston,
  Viterbo University

college commitments for 2021!

Bella Lodico, Rochelle Township,
  Benedictine University
Delaney Douglas, Kaneland HS,
  Eureka College
Nicole Schenk, Huntley,
  Notre Dame College

college commitments for 2020!

Sarah Sandusky, Genoa-Kingston,
  Waubonsee College Chiefs
Katie Taylor, DeKalb,
  Kishwaukee Community College


2022 Fall Success!

2022 Fall NAFA Fights Cancer 10U Champions!!

2022 Summer Success!

2022 16U USSSA Quad City Summer Slam Silver Division Champions!

2022 18U Championship for Charity Champions!

2022 18U Total KAOS Cincinnati Tournament Champions

2022 18U Janesville NAFA Qualifier Tournament Champions

16U McHenry Tournament Runner-Up

2022 16U McHenry Tournament Runner-Up

2021 18U 2nd Place Finish NAFA FALL STATE

2nd Place Avalanche Fall Rumble

2021 18U 2nd Place Avalanche Fall Rumble


in Northern Illinois, the Midwest and across the Country!


If you know of other camps please send the link to:

College Softball Prospects

College Coaches Softball Camps at locations across the country.

Louisville Slugger Softball Camp

The Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.

NCSA Softball Camp listing

Next College Student Athlete listing of softball camps across the country.

NFCA Camp Network

Camps across the country from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

NIU Huskies Summer & Fall Camps

Camps at Northern Illinois University located in DeKalb, Illinois

Northwestern University Softball Camps

Northwestern Wildcats Softball summer camps located in Evanston, Illinois.

US Sports Camps

Nike sponsored camps.

Kishwaukee Valley Storm Contact Us

Kishwaukee Valley Storm Contact Us


College Scholarships

The USSSA E.A. Ramsey College Scholarship award is reserved for high school students (and USSSA athletes or youth sports officials!) who during the year of application are in their senior year of high school and already accepted into the college of their choice*. USSSA is currently awarding scholarships in Slow Pitch softball, fast pitch softball, baseball, and basketball. Other sports may be added as participation in those sports increases and interest is shown.

USSSA College Scholarship Application

Never hurts to fill out as many applications as possible! Here is another for you offered through USSSA. It is the E. A. Ramsey College Scholarship Award.