The NVGSA Firebirds 16U Fastpitch Softball team is comprised of ball players from several local high schools. Our goals are to continue to advance individual player and team softball skills to prepare each for high school and collegiate softball and for life off the diamond. During practices and in games, we stress leadership, communications and dedication to the team's efforts to improve individual performances within the team's success. Our philosophy is to practice as we intend to play in games and to play as we practiced - hard nosed softball.
2012/2013 Softball Season Highlights:
- Won the Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament in Fall 2012 going 7 - 0 in pool and bracket play.
- Finished 2013 ranked #1 in VA in USSSA points, 2nd in the region and 8th in the nation. In state and region, we finished 8th in power ratings. We were 100th in the nation, but even that is top third.
- NVGSA Firebirds 16U won the Firecracker NIT in the Summer of 2013.
- Won our Pool in the Eastern Regional World Series, placed 13th overall.
2013/2014 Softball Season Highlights:
- Took second in the Fall Brawl 28/29 September in Severn, MD. Had to come from 4 down in bottom of last inning in quarter-finals to tie and then won it in the 2nd International Tie Breaker (ITB) inning on two perfectly executed bunts. First bunt was a sacbunt by Sarah Tucker to move the runner to 3B and then a perfect squeeze bunt by Nicole Voce was laid down to allow the runner (Kira Nemeth) to slide in under the catcher's tag.
- Came in third in the Fastpitch Finale in Laurel, MD.
- On 28 October, NVGSA Firebirds 16U were ranked #1 team in the nation and for Virginia in power ranking. In USSSA points, we were #1 in Virginia and #12 in the nation.
- Will move up to B level competition and possibly 18U level play for rest of 2013/2014.