Lake County Fastpitch Softball Association

Current News

Paula Kovalik Joins 16U Lake County Freedom Coaching Staff!

LAKE COUNTY, IL; January, 2017.  Paula Kovalik, has joined the coaching staff of the 16U Lake County Freedom.  Coach Kovalik, who played collegiate softball at Big 12 perennial powerhouse Oklahoma University (the defending 2016 national NCAA DI champion), starred as a catcher under Sooner Hall of Fame Head Coach, Patty Gasso. 

A multi-sport athlete in high school, Coach Kovalik was awarded First Team All-District, All-Academic, and All-Region honors as a catcher, and also was a varsity athlete in basketball field hockey.  Throughout high school in Colonial Heights, Virginia, she played Junior Olympic softball for the Richmond Diamonds and earned a scholarship to play at Oklahoma. 

Since graduating college she has been a hitting and pitching instructor and has coached several teams over the years.  Coach Kovalik is also a Nationally Certified Licensed Paramedic.  She will teach players all phases of the game with the Freedom.  Welcome, Paula, to Lake County Fastpitch!!


Former Liberty, Maddie Zazas, Garners Player Of The Week Award!!

WAUKESHA, WI; March 22, 2016.  Former Lake County Liberty and Mundelein High School standout, Maddie Zazas, has been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Position Player of the Week. Zazas, a freshman infielder and lead-off hitter at Concordia University Wisconsin, earned the honor after blistering opponents' pitching for a .500 clip in the Falcons' recent Florida road trip.  Her hitting was hotter than the Florida weather!

As of this writing, Zazas is also hitting .500 for the season and has 12 RBI and 10 runs scored in the team's 13 games so far this year.  She leads the Falcons in batting average, hits (22 in 13 games), doubles, triples, total bases, runs scored, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and an incredible 1.213 OPS.

Click here to read more about Maddie Zazas' Player of the Week Award.


Lake County Fastpitch Looking For A Few More Players! 
Join a Winner!!

Lake County Fastpitch, one of the premier travel fastpitch programs in the midwest and recognized throughout the country, is looking for a few more players to round out its 2015-2016 teams.  If interested, please contact the following coaches:

Lake County Fastpitch teams play top competition in national qualifier tournaments and for the older ages, in multiple college exposure tournaments.

  • Want to refine your softball sklls?
  • Want to get noticed and recruited?
  • Want to play for a proven winner with great teammates and coaches?

Join Lake County Fastpitch!  Roster spots are limited, so don't wait!


Liberty's Maddie Zazas Awarded US Marines Corps' Distinguished Athletic Award!

MUNDELEIN, IL; May, 2015.  On May 12th 2015, Liberty shortstop Maddie Zazas was awarded the Distinguished Athletic Award by the US Marine Corps. Maddie was selected by her high school's athletic director over all other female senior athletes and was presented the award by USMC Staff Sergeant Nathan Scheid during senior award day at Mundelein High School. With criteria of being in high school and on a varsity sport, Maddie had to be recognized "as an exemplary young citizen and role model" as well as "having best exhibited the personal traits of courage, poise, self confidence and leadership while performing as a varsity athlete."


Congratulations to Liberty Players Making Verbal College Commitments!!

The following Lake County Liberty players have recently made verbal commitments to play softball for the college of their choice.  Congratulations to them all!  They join the dozens of former Lake County players who have gone on to play collegiate softball.

Class of 2015
Hannah Bulgart - Augustana College
Sammi Chapnick - Alverno College - Milwaukee
Kyra Lenzi - University of North Dakota
Nikki Mikosz - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Grace Pilz - Kenyon College
Maddie Zazas - Concordia University - Wisconsin



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LCFSA teams play a very competitive summer and fall schedule with top opponents, and for the older players, top college exposure tournaments. With all of our players, we expect a strong work ethic; respect for coaches, other players, parents, and officials; and an "always hustle, never quit" attitude.  While winning is always important, character development, academic success, and the "joy of the game" are equally important goals of the program.

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