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BlueFire Pride – Our 2016 College Commitments

The BlueFire organization is proud to announce the college commitments of its most recent graduating class in June, 2016. Last August, BlueFire was fortunate to have Glenn Greeley and his wife Fran join the organization and present an all Senior Showcase team with the main goal of assisting, educating and finding those girls a place to play college softball. That goal was accomplished for nine (9) BlueFire girls who will go on to play college softball, or who have been invited for a tryout throughout the United States. “The list of college these girls will be playing and attending is diverse and spreads across the country”, explains President Joseph Maniscalco proudly. “Greeley put a plan of action in place and has been a phenomenal and instrumental part of our organization. I only wish he came to us years earlier. He is a great coach, mentor and guide for these young ladies”.

See the BlueFire Graduating Class of 2016

 

Greeley’s plan actually does not end when the girls going off to college. This past summer, BlueFire had a 23U College team coached by Greeley, where 2015 BlueFire graduates played. He continues to guide these girls and is actually working with some girls who are looking to transfer colleges because they were unhappy with their original selection.

One of the BlueFire girls, Kacie Badolato, a graduate of Kellenberg Memorial High School, who will attend Catholic University and play softball, has played for BlueFire since she was 12 years old. “Kacie always wanted to play on the best team against the best competition and it has really paid off for her; the game has slowed down to a point where she has emerged as a current leader and MVP on our 18U Gold team”, explains Maniscalco. I look forward to Kacie having a bright future at Catholic University and beyond.

Our organization stresses the importance of academics and being a student athlete over softball. This graduating class has gone above and beyond in balancing those two critical components. The academic scholarships they received are way in excess of the national average of athletic money provided by colleges across the country. We are proud of the mature respectful athletes they have become and wish them the best of luck in the next phase of their softball career.

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