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2019 - 2020 ACC Softball

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Head Coach: Christin Sobeck - 2nd Year

Christin SobeckFor 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 conference, district, regional levels including 1st Team ALL-State as short stop 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 4 yr 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 all-time homerun 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 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 Year

Cassandra ShawCassandra 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 Wilcdats.

As an alumni 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.

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. 

The Spring 2020 Softball Schedule will be posted closer to the start of the season.  

2019 - 2020 Softball Roster 

The 2019-2020 Softball Roster will be posted closer to the start of the season.