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Softball

2019 - 2020 ACC Softball

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Head Coach: Christin Sobeck - 2nd YearChristen Sobeck
989.916.5203
sobeckc@alpenacc.edu

For the Alpena Wildcats, Sobeck won 10 letters (4 Softball, 4 Volleyball, 2 Basketball). At AHS she earned multiple records in the volleyball and softball record books.  This also included honors for each sport at the conference, district, regional levels including 1st Team All-State as a shortstop for softball. Sobeck was recruited to play division one softball at Central Michigan University to pursue her Secondary Education degree.

Awards earned at Central include being a 4-year starter as an outfielder, 2-time All-Mid-American Conference awards, 2005 MAC All-Conference Tournament Team, 5-time MAC West Division Player of the Week.  Sobeck graduated Central with a teaching degree and also multiple single-season and career records including tied for the all-time home run record, top 5 in doubles & RBI’s, top 10 in Triples, and earned herself the Team Strength & Conditions Awards sophomore through her senior year.

Before exploring Australia for her student teaching experience she returned to ACC and fulfilled her athletic eligibility and played on ACC’s volleyball team.  After all graduation requirements were completed she returned to Alpena with a teaching position. and continued her career with the USA Women’s Baseball team.

Sobeck continued her athletic career with the USA Women’s Baseball team.  She played at this elite level for women’s baseball and was the only member from Michigan.  She was a 5-time member of USA Women’s Baseball team, as a pitcher and outfielder. Sobeck has competed in 3 Friendship Baseball Tourneys with Canada, Japan and Australia and training sessions in North Carolina. In 2008 she traveled to the World Cup in Japan and helped Team USA win the bronze.  Later in 2010 Sobeck competed for Team USA in Venezuela’s World Cup and earned another bronze medal.

She is employed by Alpena Public Schools at the middle school as a home economics teacher.  In the last 13 years, Sobeck has also coached basketball (2 years), volleyball (12 years)and an assistant on the Alpena Varsity Softball program.  In 2015 she was inducted into the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame.

Sobeck is married to her husband Jason and has three children.

Assistant Coach: Cassandra Shaw - 2nd YearCassandra Shaw
shawcj@alpenacc.edu

Cassandra Shaw is a longtime resident of Alpena and proud supporter of AHS and ACC athletics. She lettered in Softball, Volleyball, and Basketball during her time at Alpena High School.  Her honors with Softball also include All-District, Regional, and All-State Honorable-mention. Cassandra’s playing time for AHS earned her a spot in Alpena’s record books and she was presented with the 2011 Athlete of the Year Award for the Wildcats.

As an alumnus for the ACC Lumberjacks, she earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science for Medical Assistant.  On the field for the Lumberjacks Cassandra was an All-Region representative.

Cassandra resides in Alpena, MI and is employed as a social worker within the area.  Her hobbies and interests include playing slow pitch softball, traveling and hanging with family.  

Assistant Coach: Mary Ellen Wozniak - 2nd YearMary Ellen Wozniak
Athletic Director: Cindy DeRocher
Athletic Trainer: Maria Lindahl



2019 - 2020 Softball Events Open Tryouts 
Wednesday, September 11 and Monday, September 16
5:00 p.m. - 7 :00 p.m.
At Alpena High School Varsity Softball Field
If you are unable to attend both days or would like more information, please contact the ACC Athletics Department at 989.358.7263 or visit VLH 109.

Dodgeball Tournament - November 22
East Campus Youth and Family Center
5:30 p.m. Sign-In - 6 p.m. start

Softball Camp - February 15th
February Camp Information
Park Arena
K-5 — 3-5 p.m.
6-12 — 5-7 p.m.

Softball Camp - April 1st
April Camp Information
Park Arena
K-5 — 3-5 p.m.
6-12 — 5-7 p.m.

2019 - 2020 Softball Schedule

Home Games are played at the Alpena High School Varsity Softball Field - located across the street from Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union on Bagley Street.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Saturday 

October 5 

Norse Fall Classic - vs. Bay College  

11:00 a.m. 

Saturday 

October 5 

Norse Fall Classic - vs. Northern Michigan University 

3:00 p.m. 

Sunday 

October 6 

Norse Fall Classic - vs. Northern Michigan University 

10:00 a.m. 

Sunday 

October 6 

Norse Fall Classic - vs. Bay College  

12:00 p.m. 


Spring Break Schedule

Sunday March 8  Hancock Recreational Complex - Field 4  ACC vs. Georgia Highlands College  9:15 a.m.  L - 1-8
Sunday  March 8  Hancock Recreational Complex - Field 4   Cuyahoga Community College vs. ACC  11:30 a.m.  L - 3-14
Monday  March 9  Oren Brown Community Park - Field 3  ACC vs. Jackson Community College  9:15 a.m.  W - 8-5
Monday  March 9  Oren Brown Community Park - Field 2  Rock Valley College vs. ACC  1:45 p.m.  L - 4-14
Wednesday  March 11  Hancock Recreational Complex - Field 5  ACC vs. Cuyahoga Community College  9:15 a.m.  L - 4-14
Wednesday  March 11  Hancock Recreational Complex - Field 5  Central Lakes College vs. ACC  11:30 a.m.  W - 14-7
Thursday  March 12  Oren Brown Community Park - Field 1  ACC vs. Illinois Valley College  9:00 a.m.  L - 4-12 
Thursday  March 12  Oren Brown Community Park - Field 2  William Penn University vs. ACC  11:15 a.m.  L - 5-13 
Friday  March 13  Legends Way Ballfields - Field 3 ACC vs. Northland Community & Technical College  9:00 a.m.   
Friday  March 13  Legends Way Ballfields - Field 3  Erie Community College vs. ACC  11:15 a.m.   


Spring 2020 Schedule 

Update - Following the latest CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19, the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships, spring sports competition for the remainder of the academic year. 

2019 - 2020 Softball Roster 

NUMBER NAME POSITION HEIGHT YEAR HOMETOWN
Kayla Metty  Utility  5'4"  Freshman  Onaway
Linnea Hentkowski Outfield  5'2" Freshman  Rogers City 
Calley Selke  Right-handed Pitcher, Outfield  5'7"  Freshman  Onaway 
Brooke Jones  Infield  5'4"  Freshman  Hillman 
Riley Alexander  Infield  5'5"  Freshman  Alpena 
Madyson Girard  Outfield, Catcher  5'7"  Sophomore  Alpena 
Mollie Girard  Utility  5'7"  Freshman  Alpena 
Kali Spomer  Right-handed Pitcher, Outfield  5'6"  Freshman  Alpena 
10  Alissa Bowden  Outfield  5'6"  Freshman  Rogers City 
11  Eve LaFleche  Infield  5'6"  Sophomore Hillman 
12  Brooke Ciarkowski  Utility  5'6"  Freshman  Posen 
13  Alexis Trombley  Utility  5'9"  Freshman  Marquette 
14  Lilly Lewis  Left-handed Pitcher  5'9"  Freshman  Alpena 
16  Catheryn Hart  Right-handed Pitcher, Infield  5'9"  Freshman  Rogers City 
18  Britney Buczkowski  Infield  5'6"  Freshman  Rogers City