Glory National Mertz-Griffith

VA Glory National Teams:

Glory National Mertz-Griffith (16U)

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Glory National Mertz-Griffith teams participate in the nation’s top college showcases and national tournaments.

From the 2017 grad class on, 100% of our team alumnae have been recruited to play in college. Our teams have produced six PGF All-Americans (NE Region) and 13 PGF All-American finalists. In 2021, three players participated in the Women’s College World Series. From the 2018 grad class, three players competed on national teams for USA, Puerto Rico and Israel.

In 2021, Coach Mertz was ranked #27 club coach in the country by ExtraInningSoftball.com.

The team overall GPA is 3.9 which has allowed many players to earn academic scholarships as part of their packages. Excellence in class, and class on the field.

 


Coaches & Staff

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Mike Mertz, Head Coach + Recruiting

E: virginiaglory99@gmail.com
P: (703) 371-3312
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Brian “G” Griffith, Assistant Coach

E: apagyges@yahoo.com
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Wes Dameron, Asst Coach

E: dameronx2@verizon.net
P: 540-287-5574
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Dennis Scurci, Asst Coach

E: denatbeach@msn.com
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#44 Isabela "Izzie" Barber, 1B / 3B

Class of 2025
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#18 Emily Dameron, RHP / CIF

Class of 2024
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#33 Cameryn Denhup, IF / OF

Class of 2026
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#11 Lizzie Gaisior, LHP

Class of 2024
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#22 Kate Hardy, 3B / C / OF

Class of 2024
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#72 Riley Hwang, SS / 3B / 2B

Class of 2024
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#48 Jil Livengood, RHP

Class of 2025
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#24 Zoey Marinello, 2B / CIF

Class of 2024
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#81 Sydney May, P / IF / OF

Class of 2025
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#30 Addie McCullers, OF / IF

Class of 2025
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#7 Nicole Norman, C / OF

Class of 2024
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#36 Radha Samuel, OF

Class of 2025
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#34 Sophie Scurci, IF / OF

Class of 2025
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#2 Ryleigh Smith, C / UT

Class of 2025
- 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

JUNE 2022 - Glory Mertz Alum To Finish Final Year at Georgia
After a historic 2022 season and her undergrad degree from Penn State, Kurland will attend grad school at University of Georgia and play it out for the Bulldogs. - Read Full Article

MAY 2021 - Three Team Alums in College World Series!
Congratulations, Kathryn Sandercock (FSU) and Michelle Sullivan and Bella Smith (JMU)

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.


Chantilly VA

16U

Schedule

June 15–18, 2023

Top Gun Maverick (Kansas City, MO)

June 21–23 , 2023

Scenic City Top 25 (TN + GA)

June 25–July 2, 2023

CO 4th of July (Aurora, CO)

July 8 (College Camp on Fri, July 7)

Glory Strikeout Cancer (Fairfax, VA)

July 10–13

Triple Crown Nationals (Alpharetta, GA)

July 14–16, 2023

Legacy Invitational (Atlanta, GA)