Storm is excited to announce we will be partnering with Coach Jennifer McKellar and the Douglas College Royals Softball Program for the upcoming season.
Stay tuned for more details!
Here we grow again! Surrey Storm Fastpitch Association is proud to announce that we have added National Team member Holly Speers as one of our hitting coaches.
Holly most recently was an integral part of Team Canada that won the bronze medal at the World Championships. She has just graduated from Kent State University where Holly led the country in batting average (.483), slugging percentage (1.033), on-base percentage (.656), walks (60), walks per game (1.20) and RBIs per at-bat (.491) while setting Mid American Conference (MAC) single-season records for batting average, slugging percentage, walks and on-base percentage. Her slugging percentage is the 11th-best in NCAA history, and her 1.20 walks per game ranks 19th all-time. Speers reached base in 48 of 50 games played during the season. She put together a streak of reaching base safely in 13 straight plate appearances, which included walks in nine straight plate appearances. Both streaks rank fifth all-time in the NCAA Division I record book. The MAC Player of the Year received national recognition throughout the season, most notably being named to the USA Softball Player of the Year Top 25 Watch List.
This past weekend brought a close to our 2018 season. As a first year team in U14A there is a right of passage when you play the older teams. By the end of the season we had closed the gap and even started to have back to back wins against the 04's. At provincials we were given the toughest draw of the tournament. Our schedule was against all 04's and four of the top six in the province at that. The girls took the challenge head on and competed in every single game. We even entered the last inning tied in two of the games. Our largest defeat was only by five. Could not be more proud of how they handled themselves and how they played their hearts out all weekend. 14 teams in the tournament and 12 made a point of coming up and shaking our coaches hand. They gave their sympathies for the incredibly difficult draw and complimented the girls for their performances on the field and the character they showed off the field. Every one of those other coaches had a similar message, they couldn't wait to see what the future has in store for such a talented young team. That sure makes the season feel like a success. We would like to wish three of our players good luck in one last tournament though. One has been picked up by an 04 team to travel to Montreal and compete for a national title. Two others were named to the BC Select U14 girls baseball team and will compete in the Western Canadian Championships in Alberta. Well done ladies.