MN Vortex 16 U Elite Fastpitch team. Submitted photo.

The MN Vortex 16 U Elite Fastpitch team just returned from a fabulous week at the USSSA National tournament in Overland Park, KS.  The girls won 7 and lost 3 games,  and placed 9th out of 66 teams in the 16 U division. They were also one of the last 3 MN teams in the final rounds AND, most impressively, they won the tournament’s Sportsmanship award and trophy in the 16U class!

"The presenter said they were the “classiest” team there," indicate Jill Combs, "he had talked to coaches, umpires, and observed games."

The entire team is from the Wayzata/Plymouth/Medina area – all but one are students at WHS; one player attends West Lutheran in Plymouth.

The co-head coaches are Missy Laatsch and Kaja Martinson; Kent Sticha is the assistant coach.

Stay tuned to, your Vortex Softball wins a Sportsmanship award leader.