2015 Spring Cleanup
2015 16U Team
Stone City Softball Congratulates Coach Bill!
Coach Bill was named the Heart of the Community recipient of 2015 by the Channahon/Minooka Chamber of Commerce, and Heartland Bank for his dedicated work in the community helping children achieve their dreams.
The Sharks have an opening for a player at 16 and 18u. See the “tryouts” tab above for details.
The Sharks schedule has been updated with most events and practices. Check back often for the latest additions.
The Stone City Sharks would like to congratulate:
Jacquelyn Beier – Wisconsin Lutheran College
Shannon O’Halloran – University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Kennedy Minko – Butler University
Tori Mills – Heartland CC
Your hard work and devotion will carry you to new heights! We are very proud of each of you.
2015 – A New Beginning
Mr. Ed Serdar founded the Stone City Sharks softball program in 1978 with Bob Martin. The program has grown from one team of 18U girls, to encompass younger players and multiple teams. Not just developing players’ skills, Mr. Serdar also helped to develop young ladies into mature adults, ready for the next step in their lives, college. He has devoted more than 36 years to kids other than his own. His devotion has laid the foundation for one of the most successful programs in the country. Mr. Serdar’s tireless efforts have helped hundreds of young ladies achieve their dreams of playing at the highest levels, while attending some of the most prestigious schools in the country.
Late in 2014 Mr. Serdar retired from the program so he could focus on his health. Mr. Serdar was hospitalized for a while. He is currently at home with his wife, recovering and doing much better. He has been facing this next chapter in his life like so many challenges before, head on.
The Stone City Sharks have been moving forward under the guidance of David Cain, with the support and assistance of Coach Suds, Coach Bill, Coach Bell, Coach Westerhoff, some very accomplished former players, and the very best players and parents in softball. The program will continue on in the tradition set forth by Mr. Serdar. The Sharks would like to wish Mr. Serdar the very best in his retirement, and to his health.
By Dr. Brian D. Smith