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16U Showcase

  • Olivia #2
  • Julia #3
  • Ava L #7
  • Kaitlyn #8
  • Jamie #11
  • Ava G. #14
  • Prescilla #19
  • Emily M. #21
  • Riley #22
  • Emmalee #26
  • Ava F. #28
  • Emily D. #32
  • Julia #88
  • Nicole #99

Coaching Staff

This BlueFire 16U Showcase team is coached by Hannah Pineda and Lauren Utz. Both Hannah and Lauren bring a wealth of playing experience and development to the organization. Hannah is a recent graduate of Adelphi University where she played softball and was the starting catcher. Hannah enjoyed a great career at Adelphi and helped the team proceed to the Regionals each year she played. We are excited to have Hannah and Lauren as this team looks to develop and further their softball skills on and off the field.

Coach Lauren Utz

Lauren Utz has a long history of softball involvement as she played softball in high school, travel softball from ages 10 to 18 and has many years of involvement in the Massapequa community. She recently joined the Bluefire 16u Prospects Team as an assistant coach.

Lauren currently attends Adelphi University where she is a Nursing major and will be graduating December of 2022. As much as she loved the game, she chose not to play softball in college to focus on her academics. She has always been involved in the softball community and is eager to continue. She has years of coaching experience through volunteer work at softball summer camps, winter clinics, and pitching camps.

Prior to attending Adelphi University, Lauren attended Massapequa High School where she played for both junior varsity and varsity teams. Her senior year, she was named one of the captains of the varsity softball team and received All County Honorable Mention for her success as an athlete. Lauren has knowledge about all aspects of the game, including pitching since she was once one herself.

Lauren hopes to educate and coach young athletes about the game, but also encourage sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork, communication and setting goals.

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Coach Hannah Pineda

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Coach Lauren Utz