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2023 KV Storm 18U Coaching Staff

Steve Heide

Steve Heide

Head Coach

Phone: 847-542-1482

This is Coach Heide's 23rd season with the Storm organization.  Steve has coached at all age groups throughout those seasons but has spent the majority of those years developing players within the 14U & 16U age groups.   This will be his 4th season at the 18U level over the years.  Steve's priorities for the team are simple, learn the game so you can love the game, be an awesome teammate, respect those in leadership positions and always give 110%.    God, family, school and sport, in that order.

Isabel Odom

Associate Head Coach- Pitchers/Catchers

This is Coach Odom's 6th year as an a Coach with the Storm organization.   Coach Izzy has earned her title as Associate Head Coach for the 2023 season.  Isabel pitched for Sycamore High School and Kishwaukee College in her playing days.   She spent her summers pitching for the Sycamore Flash and KV Storm 16U & 18U travel teams.  Coach Izzy is responsible for the development of the pitching staff with off season and in season workouts as well as game day preparations for the team.   She is also currently on the Coaching Staff at Waubonsee Community College.

Anna Criswell

Assistant Coach- Outfield

This will Coach Criswell's 3rd season as an assistant coach with the Storm organization.  Anna played with the Storm organization from 8u through 18U.  She has learned how we do things over that time and will continue to be an asset to our team.

Gracyn Gabrel

Assistant Coach- Infield

This will be Coach Gabriel's 2nd season as an Assistant Coach with the 18U team.  Gracyn is currently enrolled at St Francis University and plays on the softball team.  We will expect to see her over the winter and of course next summer!!

fall  & Winter schedule

September 7 5:30 pm Team Practice
  Sycamore Sports Complex

September 11, 11:00 am GAME DAY (DH)
  Waubonsee Community College vs. Storm 16U
September 14 5:30 pm Team Practice
  Sycamore Sports Complex

September 17-18 Fall Brawl
  
YMCA Complex, Beloit, WI

September 21 5:30 pm Team Practice
  Sycamore Sports Complex Fields 9-12

September 25, 9:30 am Round Robin
  Sycamore Sports Complex Fields 9-12
September 28, 5:30 pm Team Practice
  Sycamore Sports Complex Fields 9-12

October 2, 4:00 pm Team Practice
  Sycamore Sports Complex Fields 9-12
October 9, Round Robin
  
Davis Junction, Illinois

October 15-16 Wisconsin College Exposure Showcase
  RASC, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
October 23-24 Illinois College Exposure Showcase
  
Sportscore One, Rockford, Illinois

January 6-8, NAFA Indoor Round Robins
  Rosemont Dome, Rosemont, Illinois


 

Recent Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U News

Jordal verbals to Waubonsee

By Steve Heide 09/28/2022, 1:00pm CDT

Waubonsee Community College

NJCAA D2 - Softball

Verbally Committed

9/18/2022

Lee, IL, September 18, 2022. Lauren Jordal, a 5' 2" LF, CF, RF in the 2023 Class from Indian Creek High School Midwest Aftershock Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U, and Kishwaukee Valley Storm 16U, has committed to play college softball at Waubonsee Community College.

Since joining FieldLevel on August 20, 2020, Lauren worked with her coaches to target 29 different schools and received the following activity from college coaches:

Search Appearances: 272
Profile Views: 37
Video Views: 49
Followers: 10

Coach Steve Heide, had this to say about Jordal's recruitment to Waubonsee Community College, " Congratulations to Lauren and to Waubonsee College! Lauren will add some great speed to the Chiefs outfield and from the left side of the plate. We are excited to watch Lauren grow as a student athlete!".

 

Lawrence commits to Waubonsee

By Steve Heide 08/18/2022, 2:30pm CDT

Waubonsee Community College

NJCAA D2 - Softball

Verbally Committed

8/18/2022

Sandwich, IL, August 18, 2022. Gianna Madrigal-Lawrence, a 5' 5" 3B, SS, LF in the 2024 Class from Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U, has committed to play college softball at Waubonsee Community College.

Since joining FieldLevel on August 2, 2022, Gianna worked with her coaches to target 5 different schools and received the following activity from college coaches:

Search Appearances: 12
Profile Views: 0
Video Views: 0
Followers: 0

Coach Steve Heide, had this to say about Madrigal-Lawrence's recruitment to Waubonsee Community College, "We are just getting to know Gianna this fall! She played for the Redhawks program prior to this season at the 16U level. We are happy to have her and I know Coach Joe is happy as well. We are looking forward to watching Gianna excel for us for a couple of seasons before she heads to Waubonsee.".

 

Latimer commits to Kankakee

By Steve Heide 08/02/2022, 1:30pm CDT

Jaelyn Latimer Announces Commitment to Play Softball at Kankakee Community College

 

KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

2023 COMMIT

Kankakee Community College

NJCAA D2 - Softball

Verbally Committed

8/1/2022

DeKalb, IL, August 1, 2022. Jaelyn Latimer, a 5' 3" RHP, CF, RF in the 2023 Class from Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U, has committed to play college softball at Kankakee Community College.

Since joining FieldLevel on September 27, 2020, Jaelyn worked with her coaches to target 55 different schools and received the following activity from college coaches:

Search Appearances: 467
Profile Views: 42
Video Views: 63
Followers: 6

Coach Steve Heide, had this to say about Latimer's recruitment to Kankakee Community College, "Very, very happy for Jaelyn and her commitment to Kankakee Community. This will allow her to focus on the season at hand and her upcoming Senior season of high school. She will continue to work hard and improve! ".