SEATTLE DIAMONDS BASEBALL
For over 9 years the Seattle Diamonds Baseball team has been providing opportunities for elite women athletes in the Seattle, WA area to play real baseball!
The Seattle Diamonds are comprised of students, teachers, engineers, business executives, scientists, mothers, young professionals, and more. We are committed to promoting the sport of baseball for women of all ages at the local, regional, and national level. The Seattle Diamond players are active in the community by mentoring local High School athletes and volunteering for the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs. The Seattle Diamonds also support multiple 5k, half-marathon, and full marathons to raise funds for organ donation awareness and cancer research.
The Seattle Diamonds have high expectations of their athletes! We expect positive attitudes, excellent game attendance, accountability for being on-time and prepared for practice or games, the ability to pay for the expenses associated with playing for an organized team in a competitive league, and a willingness to both mentor incoming players and be receptive to coaching from various staff members.
The Seattle Diamonds strive to balance the recreational and competitive nature of baseball. Players span all ages and all levels of experience, from collegiate softball players to those playing organized ball for the first time. The Seattle Diamonds do compete in national tournaments, and are continuously seeking high caliber athletes to support our traveling roster. We do indoor training and workouts during the winter months.
The Seattle Diamonds team resides within the Teton Division of the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League. The PSSBL league currently features 67 teams playing in a season which begins in May and goes through September. The PSSBL is one of the largest organized baseball leagues in the country and has been operating continuously for over 26 years.
Because the Seattle Diamonds reside in the PSSBL League, please visit the PSSBL website for the cost, tryout information, rules, and general questions: https://pssbl.com/
MEET THE TEAM!
Baseball History: Started 1994 with the Seattle Ace’s. Then in 1995 & 1996 the Ace’s played in the PSMSBL (now known as PSSBL). The team disbanded in 1997. Then in 1998; while I was 36 weeks pregnant, I entered the draft and tried out for the PSMSBL league. I was drafted then immediately traded to the Sierra Beavers and have never looked back.
Position: Pitch, Catch, First base and Outfield
Hometown: Bellevue Washington
Profession: Equipment Manager
Previous Sports: softball, basketball, soccer,
Get Pumped-Up Song: Standing in the Hall of Fame
Baseball History: Started in 2003 on the Washington Stars travelling tournament team, who later became the PSSBL Teton Stars in 2009 and then the PSSBL Teton Seattle Diamonds in 2010.
Position(s): Pitcher, Catcher, SS, 2B
Hometown: Boise, ID. (Grew up in Tacoma, WA and played softball for Bellarmine Preparatory HS.)
Profession: Player Agent for Puget Sound Senior Baseball League and Project Manager for Derouin Concrete Ltd. Worked at Amazon.com in Customer Service and Kindle Publishing 12+ yrs.
Other Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Golfing, Snowboarding, Hunting, Fishing, Swimming
Get Pumped-Up Song: Snow, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Baseball History: Played Softball for Curtis High School (2002-2005) and then Gannon University (2006-2009). Post-graduation, drafted to the Diamonds in 2010.
Position: Catcher, Outfield, Pitcher
Hometown: University Place, WA
Profession: New Product Development Engineer, Medical
Previous Sports: Volleyball and Karate
Get Pumped-Up Song: Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Baseball History: Started playing for the Diamonds in 2012
Position(s): Infield, Pitcher
Profession: Materials and Process Engineer
Previous Sports: Fastpitch
Get Pumped-Up Song: ACDC Back in Black
Baseball History: Played some baseball in Mexico, player agent for couple of years, personal pitching coach for minor league Latin players and worked last 4 years at the visiting club house for the Seattle Mariners.
Position: Coach Scout
Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
Profession: Health Educator
Previous Sports: Baseball
Get Pumped-Up Song: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Baseball History: Playing 1980 to current, contested the WIAA in 1990 and played boys baseball for Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way, WA, and was a member of the Championship Team in NABA and the 2005 Championship PSSBL Olympic Division Team.
Position: 1st, 2nd, Pitcher
Profession: Business and Marketing Teacher, and House DJ
Previous Sports: Seattle University – Soccer scholarship, member of Basketball team, member of inaugural fastpitch softball team (graduated 1998)
Central Washington University: Rugby (graduated 2003)
Get Pumped-Up Song: (various booty tech house tracks)
Baseball History: Started in 2001 with Rocky Zephyrs and drafted to The Diamonds in 2015. Also played with the Cascade Pirates and Cascade Giants, Rocky Diablos, and Teton Diablos and won championships with the Baker (Adams now) Aeros and the Baker Braves.
Position: Pitcher, Third, CF
Hometown: Nooksack Valley, Wa
Profession: Flooring Installer
Previous Sports: Wrestling, Soccer, Darts, Disc Golf, and Bowling
Get Pumped-Up Song: Riot by Three Days Grace
Baseball History: Started in 1998 playing softball, played at Florida Tech and drafted to The Diamonds in 2013.
Hometown: Kent, WA
Profession: Masters student, Civil Engineering/Construction Management
Previous Sports: Basketball, tennis, golf & volleyball
Get Pumped-Up Song: Gold on the Ceiling – The Black
Baseball History: I played baseball with the guys from ages six to sixteen, in Ballard Little League, for Ballard High School, for the Seattle Lightning, and assorted other teams, including a short stint with the Diamonds (back when they were called the Stars). I had to stop playing so that I could pay the bills during college, but after college I lived in Lima, Perú for ten months, where I became the first woman to play in the adult men’s league there. The 2015 season will be my first with the Diamonds in the PSSBL.
Positions: Pitcher, first base, outfield (L/L)
Hometown: Ballard, WA
Profession: Legal Assistant for SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
Previous Sports: Football, gymnastics
Get pumped-up song: Pa’l Norte (Residente Calle 13 feat. Orishas)
Baseball History: 1st year “1994”
Profession: Pre-school/Spanish Teacher
Previous Sports: Softball, Baseball, Golf
Get Pumped-Up Song: AC/DC Thunderstruck!
Baseball History: I have put in 8 years of competitive fastpitch as a utility player, including 4 years of High School ball as team captain for Federal Way, and one year of boys baseball as a Freshman in 2010. After graduating in 2014 I realized that college wasn’t for me and played one more year of club softball while balancing working full time as an 18 year old graduate. Once I was no longer of age to play competitive softball I was drafted to the Diamonds shortly after hanging up my softball cleats at the end of 2015.
Hometown: Federal Way, WA
Profession: Receptionist & Lumber Sales Assistant
Previous Sports: Volleyball, softball
Get Pumped-Up Song: Reality Unfolds – Trapped Under Ice