Latest News:

Congratulations Margie! - Fresno State to rename the university's softball stadium Margie Wright Diamond in honor of the NCAA's all-time winningest Division I softball coach.  More Information

Spikes 14U Van Degraft - Congratulations go out to the following girls for making their Freshman teams:  Sarah Hansen West Aurora High School, Emily Green Oswego East High School and Jeanette Auberry Oswego Central High School. Congratulations go out to  Anna Palicka Lisle Community High School JV team.

Spikes 14U Murray - Congratulations go out to the following girls for making their JV teams: Diana Vlahos - Waubonsie Valley, Danielle Bernicky Benet and Marie Franzen - Plainfield Central. Congratulations go out to the following girls for making their Freshman teams: Jordan Bennema - Waubonsie Valley, Kim Blair - Wheaton Warrenville South, Brooke Meyer - Neuqua Valley and Courtney Murray - Neuqua Valley.

Spikes 14U Morris - Congratulations go out to the following girls for making their Freshman teams: From Waubonsie Valley -  Alyssa Morris, Kalleigh Specht, Ally Gonzalez and Maggie Kochman. From Plainfield North - Vicky Farmer and Plainfield Central - Norah Waitkus.

Ten Years Ago - This was the second Spikes travel softball team to be formed in 2004! (click photo to enlarge)


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The Spikes season is fast approaching!  New items are now available on the Spirit Wear site.  Order online by April 8th and receive your Spikes Spirit Wear by the end of April.

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ASA Rule Changes for 2014.  Click Here

Spikes players sign letters of intent to play college softball.  Kristin Catalano & Ashleigh Mitts signed with Cleveland State and Taylor Willhalm with Bradley University. Jasmine Willis, has committed to UIC - 2015 HS Graduation. Click on players name to view photo.



Congratulations to Margie Wright elected to ASA National Softball Hall of Fame Class of 2013!


Wright is the Director of Player Development for the Wheatland Spikes program.


Link to story on ASA site.


Player Opportunities:

8U Players Needed. Please contact Mark Pasqualini at or Mark Herrick at for a personal tryout


2014 Spikes 12U is looking for one player to complete the roster. Please contact Coach Dan Marino for more information and tryout.

2014 Spikes 14U is looking for a reliable pitcher as well as a utility player.  Please contact Coach Rich at  for information and tryout! 

2014 Spikes 18U is looking for an experienced pitcher.  Please contact Ken Lancman at 815-922-3252 for tryout.



Larry Gentile and Tom Spika display the check for the money raised at the 2013 Spikes Golf Outing at Tommy Nevin's Pub.

  • Spikes 9U & 10U teams at the USSSA World Series
    Tournament in Branson, MO (July 15-21, 2013).


  • Spikes 12U Chval at the USSSA World Series in
    Orlando, FL (July 20-27, 2013) Naperville Sun Article

  • Spikes pins available for tournament trading!  $3/pin in the WAA office.

  • 2013 Spikes Pep Rally at WVHS on Apr. 7, 2013.
    (click on photo to enlarge)

  • Playing for the Spikes can open up many softball opportunities!!!

  • The Waubonsie Valley High School varsity softball team, which includes Spikes players, with some members and coaches from the University of Louisville softball team. Margie Wright set up the meeting. A great experience for the girls and coaches!   (click on photo to enlarge).

  • Katie Klen (an 8 year player with the Spikes), with the help of Margie Wright, has been added to the softball staff at Arizona. Bypassing opportunities to play at smaller schools, Katie chose to follow her dream of attending Arizona. Her love of softball, and a little nudge from Margie, got Katie the opportunity to become part of the Arizona program. Congratulations Katie!


  • Margie Wright is the Wheatland Spikes Director of Player Development.
    Retired from Fresno State after 27 years as the Bulldog softball coach, Margie led the Fresno State Bulldogs to the NCAA national softball championship in 1998 and is the NCAA's all-time winningest softball coach. She also ranks second all-time in career victories among NCAA Division I coaches in all sports. She was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2000 and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

Team Events:


  Spikes 12U Marino players and families (left) volunteer at the Feed My Starving Children on Apr. 9, 2014. (Click on photo to enlarge)


Spikes 9U Guerrero (right) attend the Northwestern/
Nebraska softball game (Mar. 30, 2014).  Both 9U Guerrero  and 14U Van Degraft 14u are participating in the WAA Big Sister/Little Sister program.  This was the 2nd Big Sister/Little Sister event this season. (click on photo to enlarge)


  Spikes 14U Van Degraft players and families volunteer  at Feed My Starving Children February 2014. (click on photo to enlarge)




2013 Tournament Results

Spikes 14U Van Degraft earned a World Series bid with 2nd Place finish at the Fall Bash (ASA Qualifier) Chenoa, IL (Oct. 20, 2013). Photo

Spikes 18U JW finished 2nd going 7-3 in the Orland A's 2013 Autumn Blast ASA/USA Metro College Exposure Tournament, (Oct. 19-20, 2013). Photo

Spikes 16U Calabrese went 5-0 against some very strong competition at the Stone City PGF Midwest Regional Qualifier (Oct. 19-20, 2013) winning first place and securing their PGF bid to the Midwest Regionals! Photo

Spikes 10U Rau at the USSSA 10U "B"  World Series in Branson, Mo.  They went 1-2 in pool play ultimately ended up 5-4 for the week and made the Elite 8 (tied for 7th out of 30 teams). Photo 

Spikes 12U Chval - wins 2013 Bartlett Bash ASA tournament (July 12-14)! 

Spikes 10U Rau were crowned the USSSA B State Champions in Sycamore, IL (June 28-30, 2013). Photo

Spikes 12U Chval won the Geneva Firecracker Tourney (June 28-30, 2013) Photo

Spikes 8U Guerrero won the SWS Championship. This is the third year in a row that a Spikes team has won this tournament.  Photo

Spikes 14U Morris - took 3rd at the Grayslake Pride Tournament (June 23, 2013)

Spikes 10U Rau won the Illinois State Championships B Tournament in Rockford, IL (June 21-23, 2013). Photo

Spikes 14U Morris - took 3rd at the Morris Rowdie Katz Spring ASA B tournament (June 9, 2013).

Spikes 16U Sabo - takes 3rd place in the Lisle Slammers Memorial Day Invitational (May 24-26, 2013). Photo

Spikes 10U Rau - 3rd Place - Aurora Spring Qualifier - USSSA (May 18-19, 2013). Photo

Spikes 12U Chval - wins 2013 USSSA World Series Bid.  Jamie Haas selected to All-Tournament Team. Photo

Spikes 9U Vlach - win Plainfield Twisters Round Robin Tournament (Apr. 27-28, 2013). Photo

2012 Tournament Results

Spikes 16U Willhalm -  go 5-2 at the St Louis Exposure Showcase (Nov. 2-4, 2012): Playing teams from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, the team outscored their opponents 49 to 17 in the seven games

Spikes 16U Willhalm - took 1st Place in the Demarini Best of the Midwest College Exposure Tournament in Joliet, IL. (Oct 19-21, 2012).

Spikes 8U Vlach - took 2nd at the NSA B World Series Tournament in Crown Point, IN (July 27, 2012).

Spikes 11U Chval - took 2nd playing up in the 12U Stingray Summer Showdown (July 20-22).

Spikes 11U Chval - took 1st place in the North Surburban League.

Spikes 12U Morris - won the Morris Rowdie Katz All-Star Tournament (June 29-July 1) and the SWS Inhouse Championship.

Spikes 11U Chval - take 1st place at the NSA World Series Qualifier Tournament in Chelsea, MI (June 29-July 1).

Spikes 15U Barker - took 3rd place playing up in the 18U Aurora Stars and Stripes Tournament (June 29-July 1).

Spikes 8U Spika - won the SWS Championship defeating the Naperville Diamonds (June 26).

Spikes 15U Barker - took 1st at the Romeoville Starzz Summer Classic (June 22-24).

Spikes 12U Murray - took 2nd at the Yorkville Father's Day Tournament (June 15-17).

Spikes 10U Husted - finished 2nd in the Aurora City of Lights 10U Open tournament (June 16-17). The Spikes girls averaged scoring 8 runs per game while only allowing an average of 3 runs against them and lost only one bracket game, the championship, to the Oak Park Windmills A team.

Spikes 10U Husted - took 3rd place in the St. Charles Comets Classic (June 8-10). They accepted a bid and earned a spot in the USSSA 10U World Series.

Spikes 9U Rau - earned a 2nd place finish in the 9U division in the St Charles Comets Tournament (June 8-10).

Spikes 10U Husted - took 2nd place in the Dirt Devil Dazzler A/B tournament (April 28-29, 2012) in Channahon, IL. They outscored their opponents 60-25 in this tournament.

Spikes 12U Murray - took 2nd at the West Chicago Pre-Season Championships (April 20-22, 2012).


Contact Us for Additional Information:

Wheatland Spikes Coordinator

Bill Chval
Spikes Director

Wheatland Athletic Association
2323 Liberty St.
Aurora, IL 60502



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