Glory Mertz-Bronowicz Premier

VA Glory National Teams:

Glory Mertz-Bronowicz Premier (16U)

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Glory Mertz-Bronowicz is proud to be invited to the nation’s top college showcases, competing in power pools, and attending top tier national tournaments. Since 2016, 100% of Coach Mertz‘s graduates have gone on to play in the college ranks. This is the result of bringing in the right players and families who fully embrace the culture and process of selflessly striving together to develop and compete at the highest level. In addition, Mertz team GPAs average over 3.8 during that span which has allowed many players to earn academic scholarships as part of their packages. Excellence in class, and class on the field!

Since 2014, Glory Mertz teams have earned 3rd, 17th and four Top 25 finishes at PGF Nationals (CA) with .667 career winning percentage at PGF Nationals (13-7 in PGF Premier, 11-5 in PGF Platinum). Other team highlights include: Top 5 – 18u Louisville Slugger IDT (CO ’19)Champions – 18u Triple Crown Summer Nationals (SC ’20)Top 5 – 18u Atlanta Legacy (GA ’17)9th Place – 18u USAES World Fastpitch Championships (FL ’19)Champions – 16u Team NJ Summer Showcase (NJ ’16)Champions – 18u USAES East Coast Championship (NJ ’16); Runner Up (of 32) – 16U USA Elite Select SUPER 32 (Las Vegas ’19) and Runner Up (of 44) – 16U USA Preps Best of the Best (Las Vegas ’16).

Coach Mertz is excited to be leading a staff that includes Scott Bronowicz who played professionally in the Atlanta Braves organization and Kelly Shipman-Bronowicz who was 1999 ACC Player of the Year and All-American at University of Maryland, is a UMD Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee (2016), and holds several UMD pitching records to this day.


Coaches & Staff

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Mike Mertz, Coach + Recruiting Advisor

E: virginiaglory99@gmail.com
P: (703) 371-3312
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Scott Bronowicz, Coach

E: vaglory06@gmail.com
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Kelly Shipman-Bronowicz, Coach

E: vaglory06@gmail.com
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Dan Dehring, Asst. Coach

E: dandehring@gmail.com
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#7 Kaitlyn Bronowicz, IF/C/OF

Class of 2024
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#77 Fae Butler, IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#12 Emily Collins, P/OF/IF

Class of 2024
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#99 Aiko Conaway, P/IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#88 Mila Dehring, C/OF/IF

Class of 2024
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#2 Abbey Gillespie, OF/IF/C

Class of 2023
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#46 Mandy Holmes, IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#72 Riley Hwang, IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#25 Daniella Lew, IF/OF

Class of 2022
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#6 Reese Mamajek, P/IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#10 Emily Manifor, C/IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#24 Zoey Marinello, IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#27 Aleena Neely, OF/IF

Class of 2024
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#8 Lauren Santoni, P/IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#17 Sophia Taliaferro, C/IF/OF

Class of 2024
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#22 Lisa Zorb, IF/OF

Class of 2022
- Two-time #1 PGF Nationals ranking from NE Region
- PGF Nationals: 24-12 overall record ('14, '15, '16, '17, '18)
2017 - 47-6-1 Record for the Year
2017 - IDT Louisville Slugger, Colorado | Earned 2 seed, 6-2 overall
2016 - USA Elite Select NE Qualifier-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
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Headlines

AUG 2019 - Figueroa Leads 19U World Cup in Hitting
Victoria Figueroa (Puerto Rico / Glory Mertz-Griffith '18 / JMU '22) ends the 19U Softball World 🌎 Cup, leading all countries in batting Ave (.611), on base percentage (.632), and third in overall hits (11). #FIGSONTHEMOVE - Read Full Article

JUN 2019 - Two Glory Mertz-Griffith Alums Make National Team
Congrats to Kathryn Sandercock (USA) and Victoria Figueroa (Puerto Rico) for making their 19U national teams. Look forward to seeing the two of you battle on the world stage! #GloryGirls #IronSharpensIron

NOV 2018 - Fall Highlights for New Glory Mertz-Griffith Team
Our 2018 Glory Mertz-Griffith fall season came to a close at Champions Elite in Marietta, GA. Fall highlights included incredible competition versus some of the nation's top-ranked teams. Wins over Beverly Bandits DeMarini Helbling, Louisville Lady Sluggers Huecker, Atlanta Vipers Gold Jiles, PA Strikers National Hayes, and very closely contested losses to 2018 PGF 16U National Champions, Birmingham Thunderbolts Premier (6-4 loss) and 2018 PGF 18U National Champions, GA Impact Lewis (8-5 loss). We faced several strong pitchers including the top ranked player in the country, Kelley Lynch (Washington), and commits to Alabama, Auburn, Washington, Mizzou, Duke, Ohio State and Wisconsin. We enjoyed the highest level of competition and we believe that pressure is a privilege! We look forward to our winter training and taking our TEAM to the next level. #WeCanWeWill #IronSharpensIron

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.

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Schedule

September 19-20

USA Softball Playing Funds the Cure (Loudoun Co. VA) - Learn More

September 26-27

Stingrays Fall Classic (Loudoun, Co. VA) - Learn More

October 10-11

Rock Gold Fall Invitational (PA) - Learn More

October 17-18

Heart of America Mid Atlantic Showcase (Richmond) - Learn More

October 23-25 (Fri. PM start)

TNT Fall Showcase (PA) - Learn More

November 7-8

Champions Elite (GA) - Learn More

November 13-15

Clearwater Classic - Learn More

July 23-31, 2021

PGF Nationals - Learn More