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 2016 Valley Stompers Gold Team

The Valley Stomper Gold – Callaway team is a high performing team made up of highly competitive players who are committed to playing at the highest level.  In the Summer of 2015, the team will compete in 18 Gold championship events.  Almost every player on the team is committed to play softball in college.  The team will remain intact for the 2016 summer season with the expectation of finish with the PGF National Championships.  Over the past 3 years the team has assembled an 82% winning percentage playing the most challenging tournaments available.

The team Finished 9th at the PGF Platinum Nationals.  This is the Valley Stomper Gold team that finished 3rd (out of 120 teams) at the 2014 Triple Crown World Series in the 16 Gold division.  This team also qualified for 2014 ASA/USA 16 Gold Nationals in Oklahoma.  This is also the Valley Stomper Gold  team that finished 2nd (out of 140 teams) at the 2013 Triple Crown World Series in the 14 Gold division.

The Valley Stompers Gold – Callaway team will continue operate within a culture of respect and trust that allows players to push the playing envelope without fear of failure or mistake.  Fun will continue to be a core softball value so no matter how intense the level of competition gets, the fun will never leave the game. The Valley Stompers Gold Callaway team is led by Head Coach Joe Callaway.  Coach Callaway is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches coaching in the area.  He has over 20 years of coaching experience high school age players including over 10 years as a Head Varsity Coach at large division 1 high schools and a like number of years at the 18 Gold level.  Coach Callaway has twice been honored as the “East Bay Softball Coach of the Year”. He believes that coaches should not only develop a player’s mind and body with sound mechanics and proper techniques, but they should also develop a player’s heart and soul with confidence and empowerment.  Coach Callaway also feels that a smile and a desire to have fun should be standard equipment in every players softball bag.

2016 Summer Roster

# Player Position(s) Class High School
#4 Delaney Heller P / OF 2016 Castro Valley
#5 Marya Ornelas OF / SS 2016 Castro Valley
#6 Kailee Callaway OF / 2B 2016 San Ramon Valley
#10 Halle Sullivan SS / 3B / 2B 2016 Rodriguez
#11 Giovy Webb OF / 2B / SS 2016 Carondelet
#13 Olivia Dallara 3B / SS 2016 San Rafael
#15 Carly Slack P 2017 Marin Catholic
#17 Izzy Deatherage SS / 3B 2016 Encinal
#21 Julia Rabbitt OF 2016 Marin Catholic
#24 Kimiko Zapanta OF 2017 Alhambra
#27 Lexi Villalobos 2B / C 2016 San Ramon Valley
#31 Meida Tautalatasi 1B / OF 2016 Encinal
#77 Alanna Reyes C / 2B 2016 Alameda

2016 Summer Schedule

Date Tournament Location
 Jun 10-12   PGF National Qualifier   Salinas
 Jun 17-19   ASA NorCal Championships   Hayward
 Jun 24-26   PGF National Qualifier (if necessary)   Portland
 Jul 2-3   Off
 Jul 9-10   ASA National Qualifier   Stockton
 Jul 13-17   Champions Cup   Irvine
 Jul 23-24   PGF Nationals   Huntington Beach

2016 Summer Coaches

Coach Position Email Phone
Joe Callaway   Head Coach joe@callaway.net
Charlie Slack   Assistant Coach
John Dallara   Assistant Coach
Karen Heller   Business Manager

Valley Stomper-Callaway Finish 2nd at 2013 Triple Crown World Series

14U-Callaway-Reno_Summer2013-shadowCongratulations to the Valley Stomper team for finishing 2nd out of 134 teams at the 2013 Triple Crown World Series held July 22-27th, 2013 in Reno Nevada. The team actually started their “tour” with a two day stop in Roseville where they played up into a 16U tournament winning 4 out of 5 games. Then the team left directly from Roseville to the Triple Crown world Series in Reno. The week at the World Series started off strong when the team finished 2nd in the team skills competition on the check-in day of the tournament. Because of the team’s better than 80% winning record over the last year, they were placed in the power pool ensuring that the team would play nothing but the toughest competition throughout the World Series. After going 2-2 in pool play, the Stompers made some adjustments and ran the Gold Bracket all the way to the championship game winning six games in a row scoring 40 runs while only allowing 11. During the World Series the Valley Stompers defeated some very strong teams. Those teams included:

  • SoCal Wicked 98 (Pool Play 8-2)
  • SoCal Breakers (Pool Play 13-9)
  • Roseville Heat 98 (11-0)
  • NorCal Bandits (4-0)
  • AASA – Harrison (3-1)
  • RR Gold – Miller (4-3)
  • SoCal Jets (3-2)
  • KG Hitters (6-5)

Unfortunately, the Stompers met a very strong California Breeze team in the championship game and lost 4-3. The Stompers were ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning when the Breeze hit a two run homer with two outs to take a 4-3 lead. This was an incredible week for the Valley Stomper team. They demonstrated what can be accomplished when team really does play as a team. Their energy and drive was incredible in every game.

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2015 Fall Team in White

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3rd Place Finish at 2014 Triple Crown

The Valley Stompers 16 Gold team continues to put SRVGAL on the national stage with a 3rd place finish, out of 115 teams, in the 2014 Triple Crown World Series, San Diego.

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2014 ASA Gold Territorial National Qualifiers

16U Valley Stompers team qualified for the ASA Gold National Championships in Oklahoma at the ASA Gold Territorial. They are one of only 48 teams nationwide to earn this at the 16U level.