• PGF Premier Nationals, Huntington Beach, CA, 2017

Glory Mertz-Neuhart (18U)

Glory Mertz-Neuhart is honored to play the top competition in the nation, in top pools, in top college showcase invitationals. 

Based in Northern VA, Glory Mertz-Neuhart has established an outstanding reputation on a national level. The team is regularly invited to the nation’s top college showcases and competes in the country’s premier national tournaments (PGF, USA Softball, USA Elite Select).

The Glory program is for dedicated student-athletes and families who have a great passion and respect for the game, who aspire to play at the collegiate level, and who are fiercely competitive. And, for players and families who truly embrace our Purpose Driven Softball movement and who believe in being part of something bigger and creating a powerful environment where players thrive by giving each other their absolute best. This is NOT a “me first” individual-based culture. We provide the highest level TEAM experience; emphasize elite level fundamentals; maintain high academic standards; partner with established recruitment and academic advisors and provide online college networking services; and instill life skills and close-knit relationships that carry through life.

Team Staff


Mike Mertz, Coach + Recruiting Advisor

E: [email protected]
P: (703) 371-3312

Dave Neuhart, Asst. Coach

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Brian Griffith, Asst. Coach

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Taylor Neuhart, Asst. Coach

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#4 Tori Gilbert, OF

Commited: Virginia
Class of 2018

#23 Ally Kurland, C/1B/OF

Commited: Penn State
Class of 2018

#28 Brittany Lew, IF/OF

Commited: Liberty University
Class of 2018

#10 Carlie Mertz, RHP, 1B

Commited: St. Josephs
Class of 2018
- Two-time #1 PGF Nationals ranking from NE Region
- PGF Nationals: 20-10 overall record ('14, '15, '16, '17)
2017 - 47-6-1 Record for the Year
2017 - Atlanta Legacy | 5th Place of 70, 6-1
2017 - IDT Louisville Slugger, Colorado | Earned 2 seed, 6-2 overall
2016 - USA Elite Select NE Qualifier-Champions
2016 - Triple Crown 18U SE World Series, Watkinsville, GA | 3rd Place
2016 - USA Preps Best of the Best, Las Vegas | 2nd of 42, Nat'l Berth to Palmdale, CA
2016 - Under Armour Softball Factory 18U Eastern Classic | Undefeated Champions
2015 - PGF 16U Platinum Nationals, 3rd Place (as 15U team)
2015 - Team New Jersey Summer Showcase | 9-1, Co-Champions
2015 - Atlanta Legacy Showcase, GA | Undefeated
2014-’15 - DeMarini Elite Fall Showcase, O'Fallon, IL | 8-2
2013-’14 - Champions Elite 90 Fall Showcase, Marietta, GA | 8-2
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AUG 2017 - Win/Loss Record a Glory M-N Team Record
The Glory M-N team has ended their year with a 47-6-1 record. Great work, ladies!

JUL 2017 - Glory M-N Takes Two of Three Pool Games at PGF Premier
In three pool games at the 18U PGF Premier Championship in CA, the team earned wins over CA Explosion 8-0 and NW Batbusters 5-1. The loss came to San Jose Sting 2-1. In bracket play, the team dropped a no-hitter in International Tie Breaker to SoCal Pumas and a 1-0 2-hitter in the bottom of the 7th inning to Lady Lightning. Congrats to Kaitlin Beasley Polko on earning team MVP. The pitching staff (Polko, Avery Neuhart and Carlie Mertz) held opponents in check with a team ERA of 1.33 and .853 WHIP for the tournament. The offense was led by Ally Kurland.

JUL 2017 - USA Softball World Cup Update
Sandercock starts game one for USA Jr. National team vs Puerto Rico and goes 3 1/3 scoreless; throws one perfect inning vs USA team; allows just seven hits in complete game loss vs Japan, the #1 ranked team in the world

JUN 2017 - Player of the Year!
Kaitlin Beasely-Polko was named Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year; Raina Cooper and Kathryn Sandercock named to 1st Team.

JUN 2017 - Arizona Does It Again!
Junior shortstop, Arizona Ritchie, makes 1st Team All State (5A) for the second time following her freshman year honors.

JUN 2017 - It's Pouring Gatorade!
Kathryn Sandercock and Kaitlin Beasley-Polko both awarded Gatorade Players of the Year for VA and MD

NOV 2016 - Undefeated Fall Season
Congrats to Glory Premier M-N for going undefeated at Southern Force Fall Showcase in Watkinsville, GA and finishing their fall season 26-0-1 (0-0 tie vs DeMarini Aces). The team hit .400 for the fall with 26 HRs with a 1.099 On Base+Slugging%, a staff ERA of 1.90 with 185 Ks in 132 INN and committing just 0.63 errors per game. Highlights also included a USA Elite Select NE Championship and national berth. The team begins conditioning and practicing NOV 20th and will train through the end of FEB.

AUG 2016 - Glory-Mertz Finishes 16U PGF Premier Again as a Top NE Region team
Congrats on the TOP 25 finish at PGF Premier Nationals in CA!! Championship bracket wins came over TX Impact Gold and NorCal Firecrackers while dropping games to TN Fury 99 and OC Batbusters-Lastrapes. With ace, Kaitlin Beasley-Polko, out for nationals and much of the summer with a quad injury, Kathryn Sandercock stepped up with two big wins in the circle. The offense was paced by Victoria Figueroa (2018) who hit a blistering .526.

AUG 2015 - Glory-Mertz Finishes 3rd at PGF Platinum Nationals in Irvine, CA
Glory-Mertz 16s go 8-2 overall at PGF Nationals and finish as the highest finishing team in the East region for the second year in a row. Wins came over: SoCal Athletics, LA Marucci Patriots, Cal Grapettes, Texas Glory, Cal Crusiers, CA Valley Stompers, AZ Impact and KC Peppers. Dating back to last summer, the team's overall PGF Nationals record is 14-4 (6-0 in pool play). We are extremely proud and humbled to represent the Glory organization, the state of VA, and the growing success of softball in the East!!!


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OCT 21-22

Legendary Showcase Showdown, VA Beach - Learn More

NOV 4-5

Southern Force (Watkinsville, GA) - Learn More

NOV 17-19

Birmingham Bolts 5-Star Fall Showcase - Learn More

JAN 13-15 (MLK)

USA Elite Select Top Gun Invitational - Viera FL

MAY 26-27, 2018

USA Softball - Wilmington, NC

JUNE 2-3, 2018

Stingrays Showcase - Learn More

JUNE 15-17, 2018

Pennsbury Invitational - Learn More

JUNE 23-24, 2018

USSSA States - Leesburg, VA - Learn More

JUNE 27-JULY 1, 2018

IDT Boulder (Select players attending) - Learn More

JUL 12-15, 2018

Atlanta Legacy - Learn More