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KRUNCH GOLD SOFTBALL

Kirsten Mumma Commits To The Mount!

Kirsten Mumma finished out the 2016 season with a verbal commitment to Anna Nagro and will be on her way south to Emmitsburg, Maryland to Mount St. Mary's University in the fall of 2017! Congratulations Kirsten!

Krunch Gold Announces Coaches for 2016-2017

This past week, the Krunch Board has hired Colin Christiansen to head the Krunch Gold for the 2016-2017 season. Colin returns to the Krunch Gold after spending a season with the 16u Vienna Stars. Colin, while younger than many, certainly isn't inexperienced by any means. This will mark Colin's third season with the Krunch Gold, spending two seasons under the leadership of Steve Mumma. Colin has also spent 3 seasons as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach at Division 1 Mount St. Mary's University, and served as an Undergraduate Assistant Coach for Ralph and Karen Weekly at The University of Tennessee this past spring. While traveling nationally, Colin Christiansen is looking to assemble a team who wishes to compete on the national scale, and at the highest level possible. With vast college contacts and a new vision on the horizon, Colin will be assisted by Division 1 softball players, Lizz Christiansen Fields, and Erin Leddy, as well as Divison 1 baseball standout Buddy Fields. Anyone wishing to be apart of Krunch Gold should email Colin at cachristiansen@email.msmary.edu

Krunch Gold Class of 2016

Taylor Artley - LeMoyne College
Hannah Breitigan - Mansfield University
Joanna Mettler - University of Charleston

Krunch Gold Final 2016 Record

The Krunch Gold finishes the summer season with a record of 34-13-3. Good luck to the seniors in their freshman years of college!

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!!

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!!

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.

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!!

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 Player 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!

Krunch Gold Players Earn PA All-State Honors!

Congratulations to the following Krunch Gold Players and their high school accomplishments!

Kirsten Mumma - Lancaster Lebanon First Team Section 2 All Star Team & Lancaster Lebanon All League Team

Katie Wingert - All Star 1st Team for MID-PENN Commonwealth

Marissa Butts - 2016 MID-PENN Keystone Division All Star 1st Team

Ava Bottiglia - Player of the Year MID-PENN Keystone Division & MID PENN CHAMPIONS

Kaia Bonshock - PA Heartland Athletic Conference Divison 1 - 1st Team

Sydney Hoffman - PHAC II 1st team All-star Utility / DP

Taylor Artley - Penn Commonwealth 2nd Team

Taylor Haupt - MID- PENN Commonwealth Honorable Mention

DWI Tournament Record: 27-10-3

vs. Worchester Hawks W 4-2

vs. Sting 18U Gold L 6-12

vs. Empire State Huskies Gold W 8-0

vs. STPS Ponies W 3-1

vs. Chaos W 5-4

Great tournament! Kaia Bonshock and Taylor Haupt with Homeruns!

Kristen Pray Verbally Commits to Robert Morris!

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!

Krunch Gold Returns Home From Florida Runs Record To 22-4-3

Krunch Gold goes 3-1-2 at TCS Rising Stars Winter Nationals.

Showcase Play:
Krunch Gold 3 Illinois Homer Hawks 3
Krunch Gold 4 Florida West Pines Diamond Dusters 3
Krunch Gold 1 Florida Clearwater Lady Bombers 1
Championship Play:
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.

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!!

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!

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!

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!!

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!

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!!

Krunch Player Ava Bottiglia joins the Golden Bears!

Ava Bottiglia will be on her way to Kutztown, PA in the fall of 2017. Ava has made a verbal commitment to join Head Coach Judy Lawes and the Golden Bears. Congrats to Ava Bottiglia on this great accomplishment!!

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!

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!

Krunch Player 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!!

Krunch Player 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!

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.

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.
Showcase Play:
Krunch Gold 7 Maryland Chill 3
Gators Gold 9 Krunch Gold 0
Krunch Gold 5 Panthers Fastpitch 0
Championship Play
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.