KRUNCH GOLD SOFTBALL
Marissa Butts Joins the Patriots!
Marissa Butts will be on her way to Fairfax, Virginia in the fall of 2017. Marissa has made a verbal commitment to join Head Coach Joe Verbanic and the George Mason Patriots. Congrats to Marissa on this great accomplishment!
Johanna Mettler Joins the Golden Eagles!
Johanna Mettler will be on her way to Charleston, WV in the fall of 2016. Johanna has made a verbal commitment to join Head Coach Raymond Loeser and the Charleston Golden Eagles. Congrats to Johanna on this great accomplishment!!
Hannah Breitigan Joins the Mountaineers!
Hannah Breitigan will be on her way to Mansfield, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2016. Hannah has made a verbal commitment to join Head Coach Edith Gallagher and the Mansfield Moutaineers. Congrats to Hannah on this great accomplishment!
Taylor Artley joins the Dolphins!
Taylor Artley will be on her way to Syracuse, New York in the fall of 2016. Taylor has made a verbal commitment to join Head Coach Jason Marino and the LeMoyne Dolphins. Congrats to Taylor on this great accomplishment!
Sun Classic Fall Showcase
Krunch Gold returned home from a successful 5 - 2 finish at the Sun Classic in Orlando, Florida. This concludes a nice fall season that included 3 verbal commitments. The overall fall season record was 11 - 5. Nice Job Krunch!
Krunch vs. North Idaho Xtreme (Win 2 -0)
Krunch vs. NW Batbusters Seek (Win 4 - 2)
Krunch vs. Eastern Iowa Barracudas Gold (Win 4-1)
Krunch vs. So Cal Diamonds (Loss 3 - 7)
Krunch vs. Severna Park Green Hornets (Loss 0 - 9)
Krunch vs. Hampton Road Vipers (Win 5-0)
Krunch vs. Wolfpack Miami Gold (Win 9 - 1)
Krunch Gold Qualifies For PGF Premier Nationals!
Riding timely hitting and strong pitching Krunch Gold rolled to an undefeated record at the Virginia Beach PGF National Qualifier on June 6th and 7th. Krunch Gold is still the only central Pennsylvania team to ever qualify for the 'Premier' division of play in PGF Nationals at Huntington Beach, California. Listed below are the games scores for the weekend.
Krunch Gold 5 Virginia Shamrocks Gold 1
Krunch Gold 11 Tri-State Thunder Gold 1
Krunch Gold 7 Pa Newtown Rock Gold Garvey 6
Krunch Gold Players Earn PA All-State Honors!
Congratulations to the following Krunch Gold players who have earned Pa High School All-State Honors.
Taylor Brintzenhoff - AA First Team and AA Player of the Year
Halle Marion - AAA First Team
Madison Christiansen - AAAA Second Team
Madison Kotchey - AAAA Second team
Rachael Mumma - AAAA Second Team
Hayley Norton - AAAA Second Team
Allison Hartman - AAA Honorable Mention
Christiansen Joins The Bulldogs!
Madison Christiansen will be on her way to Indianapolis, Indiana in the fall of 2016. Madison has made a verbal commitment to join Head Coach Scott Hall and the Butler University Bulldogs. Congrats to you Madison on this great accomplishment!!
Hugney is a Hokie!
Danielle Hugney finished a productive visit to Virginia Tech University by making a verbal commitment to become a student athlete for Head Coach Scot Thomas and the Hokies! Danielle will be joining a program coming off of three straight NCAA tournament appearances. Congratulations Dani!!
Cassi Parulis To Attend New York University
Cassi Parulis has announced her intentions to attend New York University. Cassi will become a cornerstone of NYU's new softball program led by Jimmy Barrett. In addition to softball Cassi will also pursue her love of journalism, media, and film in the global media center of the world. Congratulations Cassi!
The Bears Get Hartman!
Allison Hartman capped off a great two week recruiting run for Krunch Gold with a verbal commitment to the Morgan State University Bears. Allison will leave this fall to join the Bears. Great job Alli!!
Krunch Gold Finishes Strong! Fall Record 13-5-1
Krunch Gold returned home from a successful 5-2 finish at the Sun Classic in Orlando, Florida. This concludes a nice fall season that included four verbal commitments. Mark your calendars for November 12th when the Krunch Gold Class of 2015 will begin to sign their National Letters of Intent! Krunch Gold will now begin to prepare for their winter trip to Florida. Nice job Krunch!
It's National Letter of Intent Week!!
The Krunch Gold Class of 2015 had their big day this week. Krunch signings included:
November 12th - Halle Marion signed her National Letter of Intent in a ceremony at Middletown Area High School in Middletown, Pa. Halle will be attending Saint Francis University in the fall of 2015.
November 12th - Allison Hartman signed her National Letter of Intent in a ceremony at Susquehanna Township High School in Harrisburg, Pa. Allison will be attending Morgan State University in the fall of 2015.
November 13th - Melanie Martire signed her National Letter of Intent in a ceremony at Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia. Melanie will be attending Saint Francis University in the fall of 2015.
Congrats to Krunch Gold's NLI signees!!
Krunch Gold Recruits Three East Coast Stars
The word of Krunch Gold's success continues to spread resulting in the team landing three top recruits in the last two weeks.
Meghan Crosby returned home to central Pennsylvania after playing for Wagners 3n2 out of Florida. The Upper Dauphin High School infielder is a nice addition to the Krunch Gold roster.
Virginia star pitcher Katie Vannicola has joined the Krunch after many successful years of play in Virginia. The Georgetown recruit adds to a pitching staff that pitched Krunch Gold to Premier Nationals in California last year.
Today Krunch Gold added to an already strong roster with the addition of star infielder Stacy Mayer. The Saint Joseph's University recruit is an all-state infielder and cather for Rhode Island powerhouse Lincoln High School.
Krunch Gold Returns From Florida
Krunch Gold left the snow and cold of Pennsylvania for sunny Florida and the Winter Sun Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The team recorded another strong finish going 5-2. Krunch Gold will now settle in to winter workouts as they prepare for another run at PGF Nationals in Huntington Beach, California this summer.
Meet Coach Christiansen
Colin Christiansen may be the youngest coach on the staff but that certainly doesn't mean his work load is light! Colin has been helping the Krunch since 2011 and Krunch Gold since 2012. Colin is currently a Student Assistant Coach at the Division 1 Mount Saint Mary's softball program. He is also an owner and coordinator for the Learning Living Loving Softball Summer Camp Program. When Colin is not working on Krunch Gold college recruiting, player recruiting, games and practices, he still finds time to coach and play in a men's fastpitch league.
If you have questions about Krunch Gold or softball in general feel free to contact Coaches Bowen or Christiansen
Alyssa Herion Verbal Commitment To West Chester!
Krunch Gold shortstop Alyssa Herion recently made a verbal commitment to play for Head Coach Diane Lokey and the Golden Rams of West Chester University. Alyssa worked very hard in finding the right balance of softball to go along with the nursing career she is going to pursue. Alyssa will sign her National Letter of Intent later on this spring. Congratulations Alyssa!
Winslow Starts Summer With A Verbal To UNCW!
Kaly Winslow decided summer vacation was not quite enough excitement. On May 23rd she also made a verbal agreement to continue as a student athlete at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Kaly will join the Seahawks softball program in the fall of 2016. Way to go Kaly!!!!!
Caryn Bailey Finishes Amazing Season For Hofstra
Former Krunch Gold star Caryn Bailey finished a season to remember in 2014-2015 for the Hofstra Pride softball team. Caryn helped lead her team to another NCAA tournament berth by hitting .386, scoring 47 runs, with a .416 on base percentage and a .641 slugging percentage. She led the Colonial Athletic Conference with 16 home runs, a career high 52 runs batted in, while playing in all 53 Pride games. Listed are some more of Caryn's accomplishments for the season:
NFCA All Northeast Region 1st Team All-Star
Eastern College Athletic Conference, Division 1 First Team All-Star
Colonial Athletic Conference tournament records with 4 home runs and 18 total bases
USA Softball National Player of the Week for period ending May 10th.
Hayley Bollinger Commits To West Chester University!
Hayley Bollinger's commitment to West Chester University completes the class of 2013 for Krunch Gold. Coach Diane Lokey will no doubt benefit from the energy that Hayley brings to every practice and game. Congratulations to Hayley and the Golden Rams!
Kristen Pray Verbal Commitment
Kristen Pray (2014) becomes the latest Krunch Gold player to verbally commit. Kristen will join Dr Craig Coleman and the Robert Morris Colonials in the fall of 2014. Student athlete is more than just a catch phrase at RMU. Kristen will be a student athlete at the NFCA's 2011/2012 number one ranked all academic team in the nation!
Liberty For Madison Kotchey!
Madison Kotchey 2014 has joined the ever growing list of Krunch verbals. Madison will be traveling to Virginia in the fall of 2014 to become a student athlete playing for Coach Paul Wetmore and the Liberty Flames. Madison has made the most of her short time with the Krunch, working tirelessly to achieve her goals on the field and in the classroom. Congrats Madison!
Garlock, Santai, and Thompson Sign National Letters of Intent
It was a big week for Krunch Gold players with Madison Kotchey making a verbal agreement with Liberty University on Sunday the 11th. Wednesday the 14th was the first day of the early signing period and Ethel Santai signed her NLI with Saint Francis University along with celebrating her birthday. On Thursday the 15th Casey Thompson signed her NLI with Shippensburg University. McKenna Garlock finished up the busy week signing her NLI with Lock Haven University on Friday the 16th.
Krunch Gold Returns Home From Florida Runs Record To 22-4-3
Krunch Gold goes 3-1-2 at TCS Rising Stars Winter Nationals.
Krunch Gold 3 Illinois Homer Hawks 3
Krunch Gold 4 Florida West Pines Diamond Dusters 3
Krunch Gold 1 Florida Clearwater Lady Bombers 1
Krunch Gold 6 Florida Mizuno Krusherz 5 - Quarterfinal
Krunch Gold 8 Maryland Severna Park Hornets Gold 5 - Semifinal
Florida Gators Gold 4 Krunch Gold 0 - Championship Game
Brintzenhoff Heading To The Bayou!
Taylor Brintzenhoff has made a verbal commitment to play for the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters! In the fall of 2014 Taylor will head to Ruston, Louisiana to play for Coach Mark Montgomery. Congratulations Taylor!
Rohrbaugh Will Be An Explorer!
Taylor Rohrbaugh has made a verbal commitment to play for Coach Ron Shoemaker at LaSalle University. In the fall of 2014 the Explorers will pick up a seasoned pitcher who has successfully competed in tournaments all over the country. Way to go TR!!!
Krunch Gold 4-3 at 2013 PGF Platinum Nationals In California! Final record 60-16-3.
Krunch Gold Goes 6-1 at Team New Jersey!
Krunch Gold returned home from a successful trip to the Team New Jersey Showcase with a 6-1 record. The only blemish was a loss to California Team Mizuno. Krunch Gold will return to action at the TNT showcase over the July 4th holiday. The team would also like to thank all the colleges who have come to watch us play the last couple weeks.
Hayley Norton Verbal Commitment!
Hayley Norton becomes the first Class of 2015 Krunch Gold player to make a verbal commitment. Hayley will take her big bat to the University of Pittsburgh to play for Coach Holly Aprile and the Panthers. Very well done Hayley!!
Krunch Gold 2014 National Letter of Intent Early Signings
Krunch Gold players will be very busy during the brief eight day National Letter of Intent early signing period.
Wednesday November 13th - Kristen Pray signs her National Letter of Intent to Robert Morris University in a ceremony at Juniata High School.
Wednesday November 13th - Taylor Rohrbaugh signs her National Letter of Intent to LaSalle University at a private signing with her family in York, Pa.
Wednesday November 13th - Taylor Brintzenhoff signs her National Letter of Intent to Louisiana Tech University at a private signing with her family in Fleetwood, Pa.
Wednesday November 13th - Rachael Mumma signs her National Letter of Intent to Manhattan College at a private signing with her family.
Thursday November 14th - Madison Kotchey signs her National Letter of Intent to Liberty University in a ceremony at Lower Dauphin High School.
Congratulations to all our signees! These are moments that these players have worked for most of their lives. Family, friends, and everyone at Krunch Gold and the Central Pa Krunch are proud of you!
Fagan Joins The Wildcats
Hayley Fagan finished her softball season at PGF Nationals in California by making a verbal commitment to play softball for Coach Mike Shehorn and the University of Wilmington Wildcats! Congrats to Hayley!
Rachael Mumma Verbal Commitment
Rachael Mumma becomes the first 2014 Krunch Gold player to make a verbal commitment. Rachael will travel to New York City to play for Coach Tom Pardalis and the Manhattan Jaspers. Congratulations Rachael!!
Casey Thompson Verbal Commitment
Casey Thompson becomes the eighth player on the 2011-2012 Krunch Gold team to verbal or sign a national letter of intent to play NCAA softball. Casey has made a verbal commitment to play for Coach Brookens at Shippensburg University. Congratulations to the newest Raider!!
Hornets Get Shields!
Hannah Shields capped off a successful pitching effort in Huntingdon Beach, California by making a verbal agreement to continue her education and softball with the Delaware State University Hornets! Hannah will leave for Delaware in the fall of 2016 to play for Head Coach Amber Jackson, a former NCAA All-American and former National Pro Fastpitch All-Star. Congratulations Hannah!!
Ethel Santai Verbal Commitment
2013 Krunch Gold pitcher Ethel Santai has made a verbal commitment to attend Saint Francis University. Ethel's hard work and dedication to academics and softball will serve her well when she joins the Red Flash!
Krunch Gold Players Sign on National Letter of Intent Day
Krunch Gold players Caryn Bailey and Taylor Henry signed national letters of intent on November 9th. The signings were preceeded by years of hard work and dedication on their part. Caryn will play for Coach Edwards at Hofstra University and Taylor will play for Coach Aprile at the University of Pittsburgh.
6th Annual Stony Mountain Showdown Results
Krunch Gold would like to thank all the teams that came out for a great weekend of softball over Mothers Day. Listed below are the final standings for the weekend.
PA TRIPLE THREAT - CHAMPIONS
PA BALL HAWKS - RUNNER UP
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA KRUNCH - TIE 3RD
LYKENS VALLEY BLITZ - TIE 3RD
POLAR ICE ELITE - TIE 5TH
NEWVILLE AVALANCHE - TIE 5TH
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA KRUNCH - CHAMPIONS
PANTHERS - RUNNER UP
PA AFTERSHOCK - 3RD
NOOK BLACK - CHAMPIONS
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA KRUNCH RED - RUNNER UP
PA AFTERSHOCK - TIE 3RD
BIG VALLEY VIPERS - TIE 3RD
SLAM SOFTBALL - TIE 5TH
MID PENN LIGHTNING - TIE 5TH
LADY STORMERS - TIE 5TH
CENTRAL PA XPLOSION - TIE 5TH
KEYSTONE SOFTBALL ACADEMY - TIE 9TH
PA ULTIMATES/LADY RAYS - TIE 9TH
Krunch Gold Runner Up In Rising Stars Florida Bracket
Krunch Gold has returned home from a successful trip to Florida where they finished with a 4-2 record and a runner up finish in a very competitive bracket.
Krunch Gold 7 Maryland Chill 3
Gators Gold 9 Krunch Gold 0
Krunch Gold 5 Panthers Fastpitch 0
Krunch Gold 5 Gold Coast Hurricanes 4 - Quarterfinal
Krunch Gold 5 Long Island Sudden Impact 3 - Semifinal
Clearwater Lady Bombers Gold 7 Krunch Gold 0 - Championship
Marion Becomes A Red Flash!!
It is only fitting that one of the regions fastest players will join the 'Red Flash' of Saint Francis University in the fall of 2015. Last week Halle Marion made a verbal commitment with Coach Jennifer Patrick-Swift. Congratuations Halle!!
Class of 2012 Krunch Pitcher Cassie Lapotsky Commits to University of the Sciences
University of the Sciences Devils will soon be welcoming former KRUNCH pitcher Cassie Lapotsky (2012) as one of their newest student athletes. The Devils will have good fit with Cassie who is a fierce competitor that will perform both on the field and in the classroom.