Lake County Fastpitch Softball Association

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16U Freedom Looking to Add Outfielder

Lake County Fastpitch's 16U Freedom team is looking to add an experienced outfielder to their roster.

The ideal player will have extensive outfield experience playing for higher level teams, and a strong and accurate arm.

The ability to slap would also be a plus.

Every Summer, the Freedom plays a very competitive schedule of local, regional and National, ASA and PGF tournaments.  Fall and Winter indoor training has already started. Additionally, the team will play several indoor tournaments this winter.

The current roster is filled with quality players from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

For more information about the opportunity or to schedule a tryout please contact Dave Vikartofsky at or 630-209-8300


Announcing the 8th Annual Lake County Fall Classic -       September 17-18!

The Excitement of a New Season...See What You've Got! 

Lake County Fastpitch will be hosting the 8th Annual Lake County Fastpitch Fall Classic 14U and 16U Tournament.  The event is being held September 17 and 18, 2016 at Alleghany Park, Grayslake IL.  This will be a 1-day, 10 team event, 3 pool games and single elimination bracket play (4-game guarantee / 7-game max).  14Us will play Saturday and 16Us will play Sunday.  Registration fee is $375 per team.  Schedule information including teams, field assignments, and start time will be sent once teams have responded and the event field is filled.  If you have any questions or need further information please contact Tournament Director Maggie O'Hara at (847) 890-9606 or email Maggie at

Click on the link for Registration Form, general rules, and additional information:

 2016 8th Annual Lake County Fall Classic Registration Form


This event is an ideal early preview of what your new team looks like and how they fare against good competition.  Discover your new team's strengths and uncover its weaknesses early in the season so you know what to work on in the fall and winter.


9th Annual LCFSA Sharon Chausow-Phillips Memorial Golf Outing and Dinner - October 22!!

What?   An 18-hole best-ball scramble loaded with prizes, raffles, and fun with lunch at the turn and dinner and bar afterwards.   With your kind donations, this annual FUNraiser supports our Player in Need Fund for our less fortunate players.  100% of the proceeds benefit our players.

When?  Saturday, October 22, 2016.  Registration begins at 9:30am.  Shotgun start at 10:30am.

Where?  Renwood Golf Course  - 701 Shorewood Road, Round Lake Beach, IL

Who?  You!  Come as a single and we'll put you in a foursome or bring your own foursome!

Why?  Because you love that wonderful warm tinglely feeling you get when you know your donations are going to the worthwhile cause of helping out young athletes!  Besides, how would you rather spend a beautiful crisp fall day than to enjoy the outdoors with friends, food, and fun?!

How?  Register using the form below or register at the door.

2016 9th Annual LCFSA Golf Outing Registration Form 


Thanks in advance for supporting our players!  Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Dave Vikartofsky at 630.209.8300 or e-mail Dave at


Booker and Fox New Head Coaches for Liberty and Freedom!

LAKE COUNTY, IL; AUGUST, 2016.  Former Lake County Liberty stars, Alex Booker and Jill Fox will take the reigns of the 18U Lake County Liberty and 16U Lake County Freedom, respectively, next season!   Booker and Fox bring a wealth of travel, collegiate, and in the case of Booker, pro experience to their new roles. 

After coaching the Liberty since its inception in 2002, Head Coach Mike Maguire is stepping down from coaching to spend more time with his family and ever-growing number of grandkids.  Mike's legacy will live on as a program co-founder and one of the most successful coaches Lake County Fastpitch has ever had.  Mike will remain on the LCFSA Board, as well as be an advisor to the new coaches. 

Filling Mike's Liberty head coaching shoes will be Alex Booker, who starred in travel ball for three years with the 18U Liberty, in college with the University of Illinois Illini where as a speedy power-slapping starter she led the team in hits, RBI, triples, stolen bases, and on-base percentage while sporting a .371 batting average and .944 OPS, and in the pros with the Chicago Bandits professional fastpitch softball team where she was part of their 2015 national championship team. 

Alex began her collegiate coaching career at Texas A&M University at Commerce where she assisted with all aspects of softball and obtained her master's degree.  She also coached at Arkansas Tech University, resulting in a team that won the Great American Conference softball title and qualified for super regionals. Since coaching at the collegiate level, Booker has moved back to the Lake County area and has been hosting camps, clinics, and group lessons in the area.

Jill Fox is entering her senior year at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she is studying Life Science Education and minoring in Coaching. She is the starting second baseman on their softball team, where she was named to the All-Conference Academic team. Jill attended Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Illinois, and as the varsity shortstop earned All-Conference, All-Area, and All-State honors both junior and senior year. Jill won ASA nationals, and finished the last two years of her travel career on the Lake County Liberty, where she was recruited by Minnesota State.

Jill has a passion for softball and loves helping others take their skills to the next level through hard work and commitment. Her experience in coaching has included a variety of age levels, from coaching middle school softball team for two years, to assisting in skills training at the Warren Township High School summer softball camps. Last summer, Jill recruited and ran her own softball skills camp.  She has spent the summer of 2016 being the Assistant Coach for the Lake County Freedom prior to being named the Head Coach for the 2016/17 season.


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.




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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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