18U Tillett

18U Gold Team — Fox

Welcome to the 18U Gold San Diego Renegades team coached by Mike Fox. This young team has compiled an impressive resume of accomplishments including a 9th place finish at 2007 ASA 18U Gold Nationals in Oklahoma, the highest finish from a San Diego Renegades team at ASA Gold Nationals. Prior to that, the team placed 5th at 2006 ASA 16U Nationals in Seattle, and many of these same players were members of the PQ Lightning All-Star team crowned as Champions at 2004 ASA 12U-B Nationals in College Station, Texas.

Practices and workouts are held at Canyonside Community Park, in centrally located Rancho Peñasquitos in San Diego.  To find out more about the team, please contact the coaches.

Recruiting News


Arizona Western Junior College
Brie Austin, a senior shortstop from West Hills High School, has committed to play at Arizona Western Junior College in Yuma, Arizona. In her 3 years playing for the Renegades, Brie has proven herself as an athletic versatile player with the ability to play middle infield, third base and outfield. At the plate Brie hits for both average and power. On her recent visit to Yuma, she loved the campus and coaching staff. Congratulations, Brie!


Cal State San MarcosGabby Clement, a senior second baseman from University City High School, has chosen to stay local and verbally commit to Cal State University San Marcos. She will bring a power to the Cougars lineup.  She joins a series of former Renegades that include Brenna Sandberg, Ashley Estepa, Chanel Rose, Holly Russell and Melissa Lerno. Congratulations and best of luck to you Gabby!


Point Loma NazareneAlex Miller, a senior outfielder from West Hills High School, will be staying local to play softball for Point Loma Nazarene University. Alex will join former Renegade teammate, Jessie Owens. Alex joined the Renegades in 2008 and showed her athleticism and talent in both center field and shortstop with a very strong arm and great range. At the plate, she brings both power and speed with the ability to steal bases. PLNU was Alex&#039s first choice and she is very excited to be a Sea Lion. Coach Schaefer, said “I really like Alex … she looks great in CF very aggressive, good speed, and a great arm.” Congratulations, Alex. Your hard work and dedication have paid off.


University of BuffaloSammi Gallardo, a versatile senior infielder from Otay Ranch High School, will be crossing the country to play softball for the University at Buffalo. Sammi will join former Renegade, pitcher Terese Diaz. In her 3 years for the Renegades, Sammi&#039s athletic ability has allowed her to play all infield positions except pitcher/catcher. At the plate, she&#039s a solid contributor who can hit with power. On her recent visit to Buffalo this Fall, she loved the campus, and she felt the team has a great family atmosphere. The Buffalo coaches are impressed with Sammi&#039s versatility and terrific attitude and are thrilled to have her join the squad in 2010. Congratulations, Sammi!

Announcing Tryouts


18 Gold Tryout Information
Day: Sunday Aug. 16th
Time: 9am
Location: Views West Park
Directions:  Take 15 to Rancho Penasquitos Blvd.  go west to Calle de Las Rosas turn left (top of hill).  Then turn right on La Tortola and park will be at bottom of hill on Right.

2009 So Cal Qualifier, June 21, 2009 in Hemet, CA
18U-Gold So Cal Qualifier in Hemet, June 2009
Back Row: Coach Doremus, Coach Fox, Tori Ferreira, Natalie Camarda, Amanda Ziegler, Kellie Fox,
Alix Johnson, Shannon Tillett, Maggie Doremus, Amanda Carpenter, Lauren Gellerman, Jolene Graham, Coach Tillett, Coach Childs
Front Row: Coach Carol, Stephanie Speierman, Lauren Harper, Sammi Gallardo, Megan Belio, Vanessa Currie, Alexis Curtiss, Jazmin Daigle

Qualified for 18U-Gold Nationals

ASA Qualified06/21/09

Congratulations to the San Diego Renegades Tillett/Fox team for qualifying for Gold Nationals at the ASA Region 14 Qualifier in Hemet, California. The team went undefeated over the weekend and now can look forward to competing against the premier Gold teams in Oklahoma City in August.

18U-Gold Classification


Congratulations to the San Diego Renegades Tillett/Fox team as they went undefeated in the ASA Gold Classification tournament in Fontana. They are now classified as an 18U-Gold team and will look forward to competing in the summer Gold qualifiers.

Celebrating at Sea World, January 2009

Team Outing at Seawordl 2009
Back Row: Sammi Gallardo, Lauren Harper,

Alexis Curtiss,
Megan Belio,
Courtney Cazarez,
Vanessa Currie, Dani Cowan
Front Row: Stephanie Speierman, Shannon Tillett,

Natalie Camarda,
Amanda Carpenter,

Lauren Gellerman, Alix Johnson,
Kellie Fox, Maggie Doremus

Celebrating at Seaworld

Recruiting News


Adelphi University
Natalie Camarda, a senior standout pitcher from The Bishops School, will make the cross-country move to New York to play softball at Adelphi University. Natalie has great command of her pitches and always shows tremendous poise in the circle. Adelphi was among several colleges following Natalie at the fall Showcases. She had wanted to move to the East Coast for school, enjoyed her recent campus visit, and loves the proximity to New York City. More importantly, Natalie currently studies Chinese language, and Adelphi has an excellent Asian studies program. We are very proud of you, Nat. Well done!


Kellie Fox, a gifted junior shortstop from Mt. Carmel High School,
has verbally agreed to play softball at UCLA, a perennial softball
power in the prestigious Pac-10. She&#039s been on numerous
visits to the campus and was impressed by the state-of-the-art
facilities and top-notch coaching staff. Kellie is one of the
inaugural members of the 14U Renegades (Tillett/Fox) team. She&#039s a
consistent hitter, who is always among the team leaders in slugging.
Her range and agility at the shortstop position allow her to take
away would-be hits from opposing teams and her quickness helps to
turn double plays. Kellie was recently selected to the 2008
All-American Under Armor team, honoring the top high school softball
players in the country. UCLA was among the first to notice her in
2006 at 16U Nationals in Seattle. They followed her next summer where
they were impressed with not only her athletic ability but also her
love of the game. Congratulations, Kellie!

Murray StateMegan Belio, a speedy senior outfielder from Granite Hills High
School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Murray
, in western Kentucky. Megan will have the unique experience of
being part of the very first Women&#039s Softball program ever offered at
Murray State. As a lefty-slapper with lightning quick speed, Megan is
the prototypical leadoff hitter. She can hit, slap, or bunt to get on
base, and is always a serious base-stealing threat. She&#039s got a great
glove and covers tremendous ground in centerfield. Murray&#039s
first-ever head coach, Jay Pyron, began watching Megan this past fall
at the Batbusters showcase events. He loves her hustle and her
uncanny ability to get on base. She&#039ll help get Murray State softball
off to a great start. Way to go, Megan!

Sonoma StateVanessa Currie, a senior outfielder from Mt. Carmel High School, has
committed to play softball at beautiful Sonoma State, in northern
California. Vanessa is one of the inaugural members of the
Tillett/Fox Renegades team having been with the team since its
inception at 14U. She takes pride in her outfield defense demonstrating good speed and solid fundamentals. At the
plate, she has the power to hit the long ball while also having great
bat control to lay down a bunt. The Sonoma coaching staff loved her
ability and her attitude when she participated in a personal workout
with the team on campus this past fall. Her hard work and hustle is
always impressive. Congratulations Vanessa!

Cal State Dominguez HillsLauren Harper, a hard-throwing senior pitcher from Patrick Henry High
School, will continue playing softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills,
in southern California. Lauren is a perfectionist
when she&#039s on the mound. She has terrific command of all her pitches,
rarely giving up walks. When she&#039s pitching, she always give her team
an opportunity to get a win. In addition, she handles herself very
well at the plate, batting for average and with power.The Dominguez Hills coaching staff,
led by head coach Jim Maier, could be found at all our fall showcases, and
they were continually impressed with her attitude and mound presence.
Well done, Lauren!

Recruiting News


Arizona StateAlix Johnson, a speedy junior outfielder from Mt. Carmel High School,
has verbally committed to play softball at Arizona State University,
where she coincidentally will remain a “Sundevil”. On an unofficial
visit earlier this fall, she felt a special sisterhood bond with the
players, as the girls instantly made her feel as if she were already
part of the team. As one of the inaugural members of the Renegades
(Tillett/Fox) team, she&#039s been a mainstay in centerfield
since the team formed as a 14U ballclub. Her amazing speed allows her
to cover vast ground in the outfield. At the plate, she has the rare
ability to slap or hit for power. And with her speed, she&#039s always a
threat to steal a base. Arizona State first had the pleasure of
watching her two summers ago at the Aurora Fireworks and Champions
Cup showcases. Her speed, power, and overall athleticism will allow
her to excel in the competitive Pac-10. Congratulations, Alix!

Recruiting News


MichiganStephanie Speierman, a 2009 standout pitcher from Hammond High School
in Columbia, Maryland, has joined the San Diego Renegades
organization. As one of the top pitchers in Maryland, Stephanie has
verbally committed to play softball at University of Michigan. They
began watching her with Team New Jersey in 2007 prior to her pitching
a perfect game in her High School state championship game. She loves
the city of Ann Arbor and how it ties in with the university. We&#039re
happy to welcome her to the Renegades family.

Announcing Tryouts


San Diego Renegades Gold will be holding an invitational tryout on Sunday, August 17, 2008. The tryout will be held at Views West Community Park in Rancho Penasquitos from 12:30 – 4:00. If interested, please send your profile to Duane Tillett @ duane.tillett@gat.com or if you have any questions please call c) 858-442-0159 w) 858-455-2072.

Recruiting News


Howard CollegeIsela Mohr, a senior OF from Serra High School, has signed a national letter of intent to play for Howard College (JC) in  Big Spring, Texas. Congratulations, Izzy — we know you will do great in college.

The team stepped up and impressed at the Champions Cup. After going 4-2 in pool play, the team stormed through the winner&#039s bracket until reaching the semi-final game where they fell to the California Cruisers. Great job, ladies!

Congratulations to Kellie Fox for being selected to the 2008 All American Under Armour Team. From 300,000 high school softball players nationwide, only 30 players were selected by a committee made up of the nation&#039s most knowledgeable figures in high school softball. The players competed in the Inaugural Under Armour® Softball Game telecast on ESPNU. Way to go, Kellie!

Recruiting News


Eastern KentuckyChristina Datko, a senior OF from Scripps Ranch High School, has signed with Eastern Kentucky University to continue her softball career. While there, she will be roaming the outfield grass with former Renegade Cassie Gibson.  Congratulations, Christina!

The team played in the ITSA/Cruisers Summer Challenge taking third place. On Father&#039s Day, many families took the trip north to Irvine to be with Dad on his special day.

Back Row: Frank Mohr, Scott Gellerman, Bill Doremus, Jim Harper, Ray Green
Front Row: Tom Currie, Jackie Johnson, Mike Fox, Keith Datko, Marty Gallardo & Ron Childs

Standing: Robyn Ferriera, Rita Datko, Jennie Fox, Janet Carpenter, Robin Gellerman, Carol Gallardo
Leticia Harper, Cathy Currie, Heather Childs, Carol Doremus & Nancy Camarda

With the 2008 college softball season wrapping up, it is a good opportunity to catch up with several former teammates and learn about their accomplishments:

  • Cassi Gibson—Cassi followed another former Renegade player, Katie Ralf, to Eastern Kentucky. As a freshman, Cassi started 46 of the 49 games and ended her season with a .305 batting average.
  • Brenna Sandberg—Brenna pitched for Cal State San Marcos and ended her freshman campaign with a 9-7 record. She pitched 102 innings with a 2.18 ERA and held her opponents to a .240 batting average. We are looking forward to having Brenna out to our workouts to stay in shape and to pitch batting practice.
  • Melissa Tillett—Mel started her freshman career in 2008 at Northern Iowa discovering that she needed back surgery. She red shirted this year and is now back and ready to prepare for her red shirt freshman year in 2009. Mel finished her freshman year with a 3.58 GPA.

Congratulations to former San Diego Renegades teammate Nikki Ketteringham for being named a 2008 NFCA Division II All-American, California Collegiate Athletic Association&#039s "Freshman of the Year" and All-League team at during her freshman year at Humboldt State. Humboldt State is the 2008 Division II National Champions. Way to go, Nikki!

Recruiting News


Cal BaptistAnita Green, a senior 2B/OF standout from Calvary Murrieta High School, has joined high school friend, teammate, and fellow Renegade Tory Ferreira, in signing a national letter of intent to play for California Baptist University in Riverside. At the 18U level, Anita played for the Cal Cruisers and Sudden Impact prior to joining our San Diego Renegades family in the fall of 2007. Congratulations, Anita — we wish you the best as you continue at the collegiate level.


Miami UniversityShannon Tillett , a junior 1B/catcher from Mira Mesa High School has verbally committed to play at Miami University of Ohio. Shannon is one of the inaugural members of the Tillett/Fox Renegades team and has been the team&#039s first baseman and cleanup hitter ever since it was formed at 14U. While her primary position is 1B, she is also an accomplished catcher and can play 3B as well. As a pure hitter, Shannon drew the attention of many scouts, including the Miami of Ohio coaching staff, at the 2007 Colorado Fireworks with her consistency and power to all fields. Miami followed her as she continued to hit for average and display power at Gold Nationals, the fall Team New Jersey showcase, and at the final Batbusters Surf City fall showcase. Miami was impressed by her work ethic, sportsmanship, and knowledge of the game. She also takes pride in her studies which will help her excel at Miami.
Congratulations, Shannon!


OhioLauren Gellerman, a junior catcher/1B from Westview
High School, has verbally committed to play at Ohio University. She
loved the coaches, the players, the campus and the college-town
atmosphere when she visited this past fall. As one of the inaugural
members of the Renegades (Tillett/Fox) team, she&#039s been the team&#039s
catcher since it originally formed as a 14U squad. She began
getting noticed at the 2007 Colorado Fireworks and at Gold Nationals.
Ohio first saw her at the 2007 Team New Jersey showcase, watching
her hit with power to all fields, including a home run over the fence. Ohio was among the schools in attendance the
following weekend at the Surf City showcase, when she hit a
walkoff double and two home runs. She&#039s also
active behind the plate: blocking balls in the dirt and throwing out
would-be base-stealers. Her great work ethic and positive
attitude will help her succeed when she gets to Ohio University.
Congratulations, Lauren!

UC Santa BarbaraAmanda Ziegler
, a versatile senior from Westview High School, has signed a national letter of intent to play for UC Santa Barbara. She plays a solid 3B, has great range at 2B, and has the speed to play outfield. She is also a good contact hitter with power from the right side. Amanda has impressed many scouts since she joined the Renegades (Tillett/Fox) team in the fall of 2006. As a 2B on previous Renegades teams, she easily made the transition to 3B filling a need for her new team. UCSB had always been her dream school: both her parents are alumni and her older sister plays softball there as a Shortstop. Santa Barbara had been following Amanda at Colorado Fireworks and again at Gold Nationals this past year. As one of the longest tenured San Diego Renegades players, the entire organization congratulates Amanda on her success of getting the rare chance to follow her dream.


Ball StateAmanda Carpenter, a junior outfielder from Santana High School, has impressed many scouts since she joined the Renegades in the fall of 2006. After visiting the beautiful Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, she is excited to announce that she verbally committed to play there for head coach Craig Nicholson. Ball State first noticed her at the 2007 Colorado Fireworks, saw her compete at 2007 Gold Nationals, and saw her hit a home run over the fence at the 2007 Team New Jersey showcase. As a natural lefty, her speed and her ability to both slap and hit for power had also drawn the attention of many schools. Her hard work and great attitude will help her succeed at Ball State and in the future. Congratulations, Amanda!

Read what East County Sports wrote about Amanda.

Cal BaptistTory Ferreira, a senior pitcher from Calvary Murrieta High School,
has signed a national letter of intent to play for California Baptist University in Riverside. Tory joined the team at 2007 Gold Nationals where she helped the team achieve a 9th place finish. Her command and variety of pitches, which includes a knuckle change, will help her succeed at the collegiate level. Congratulations, Tory!

Oregon StateMaggie Doremus, a junior 2nd baseman from Mt. Carmel High School, has
verbally committed to play softball at Oregon State University. She
fell in love with the campus and the coaching staff on an unofficial
visit during the spring of her sophomore year. As one of the
inaugural members of the Renegades (Tillett/Fox) team, she&#039s been the
team&#039s primary 2nd baseman since the team formed as 14U. Her
quickness and range help her rob opposing teams of would-be hits, and
her quick release allows her to be an important part of turning many
double plays. At the plate, she&#039s always among the team leaders in
both average and power, especially to the opposite field. And with
her speed, she&#039s always a threat to steal a base. Oregon State was
one of the first to notice her in 2006 at 16U Nationals in Seattle.
They continued to watch her excel the following summer at the 2007
Colorado Fireworks, Champions Cup, and Gold Nationals, where they no
doubt fell in love with her terrific attitude and remarkable
consistency. Those characteristics will allow her to compete
successfully in the powerful Pac-10. Well done, Maggie!

Congratulations to teammates Megan Belio,
Maggie Doremus, Kellie Fox, and Alix Johnson for being invited to
participate in the Adidas Futures Top 100 College Exposure camp this
month in St George, Utah.

We are pleased
to announce that all team’s 2007 graduates are playing softball at
the college level. Congratulations to the seniors!

  • Brenna Sandberg,
    a senior pitcher from West Hills High School verbally committed to
    play at Cal State San Marcos. Her hard work and dedication to the
    sport has paid off. Congratulations, Brenna — we are very proud of
    your accomplishment!
  • Cassi Gibson,
    a senior outfielder from Brawley High School, impressed many scouts
    at the 2007 Aurora Fireworks showcase.  She verbally committed to
    play at Eastern Kentucky University. She has worked hard to reach
    this point and we are all very proud of her and this achievement.
    Congratulations, Cassi!
  • The
    San Diego Renegades Gold team is proud to announce college
    commitments for two more of their 2007 players: Melissa Tillett,
    a pitcher from Mira Mesa HS, has verballed to the University of
    Northern Iowa
    ; Nikki Ketteringham, a 1B/OF from Westview HS,
    has verbally committed to Humboldt State. Congratulations to both of
    you. You have worked hard to accomplish this and are very deserving
    of the scholarships you&#039ve received!

2007 Surf City Early Thanksgiving Tourney
Conference on the moundCoach Tillett