March 29, 1957 – March 8, 2008 Diamonds President and 18U Manager
Jim Christy was one of the founding fathers of the Delco Diamonds in 2004. Under Jim’s guidance, the Delco Diamonds grew from that one team to become one of the area’s premier tournament softball organizations. Jim’s vision and mantra was: “It’s all about the girls”. Jim was tireless in his pursuit of getting his players seen and recruited by college coaches so that his girls could first, get a college education and second play softball at the collegiate level. Jim was so adept at this process that players from far and wide contacted the organization seeking to become a Delco Diamond player. Jim left behind a Wife, Son and a Daughter and scores of players he considered his family.
Deanna was a member of the first Delco Diamonds team in 2004. Deanna has a lifetime batting average of .318. Deanna is our Outfield defensive gem and over the years has taken many base hits away from opponents. Using her quick speed in the gaps and her quick read on a batted ball, she covers a large area. Deanna has one of the lowest error percentages on the Diamonds. Deanna is a left-handed batter that slaps, bunts and hits gaps. Deanna has a great eye and leads all Diamonds in career base on balls as well as in the top 5 in runs scored. Deanna has played a vital role in the Diamonds success. Deanna will play her College softball at Neumann College.
Pitcher Dominican College 2005-2007
The Diamonds picked up Danielle in the winter of 2005, a “Christmas present” you can say. Danielle was an immediate impact player, her skills are unmatched. Danielle a former Coatesville high school All-State star leads the Diamonds in 8 different categories. Danielle is a natural pure hitter that not only has crushing power but also hits for average, .465 lifetime. “D” is the ALL-TIME Leader in Diamonds; batting average, extra base hits, home runs, rbi’s and runs scored. Danielle is truly a one of a kind. Danielle’s skills continue into great defensive play on the corners carrying a rocket arm. Danielle also holds all Diamonds pitching records; Most strike-outs, lowest era and most wins career and season. With her quality of play, Danielle has taken the Diamond organization to the next level. Her presence on the Diamonds has directly resulted in having strong, talented players seek to play with the Delco Diamonds. A truly great person and player that places the team above herself, Danielle is always ready to assist others. Danielle is also an All-Star freshmen player, at D-2 Dominican College, NY.
Nicole was a member of the first Delco Diamonds team in 2004. Nicole has been a solid player and a well-rounded hitter. Nicole has a lifetime Diamond batting average of .304. Nicole can drive a ball for power and is a leader in doubles and base on balls. Nicole also places in the top 5 of total runs scored. Nicole is a solid defensive outfielder with a strong arm. Nicole’s knowledge of the game and instincts make her an excellent asset to the Diamonds organization. Nicole is a great player and a fine young woman. Nicole will pursue her Medical career and possibly softball at Penn State University.
2004 – 2008
Megan was a member of the first Delco Diamonds team in 2004. Megan has a lifetime batting average of .396. Megan is a Infield defensive gem. It’s not how many defensive plays Megan makes, they look routine, but its how many hits she takes away with her defensive skills. Megan is equally as dangerous with the bat; she can slap hit, bunt, and drive a ball for power. Megan is one of the top 5 Diamonds in runs scored and base on balls. Megan is also the Diamonds ALL-TIME leader in stolen bases. Megan is a great player and a fine young woman. Megan will play her College softball at Widener University.
The 2007 Delco Diamonds 18U Showcase Team
They set many records for our organization and so are placed as a TEAM into the Hall of Fame. Most Wins in a season with 42, highest ASA ranked Delco Diamonds team; 3rd in Pennsylvania ASA
2004 – 2008
Nicole aka “Virg” was a member of the original Delco Diamonds team of 2004. Nicole has a Diamonds batting average of .372. Defensively, Nicole is second to none at her natural position of catcher. Nicole’s very strong arm simply took away opponent’s running game. Few attempted to steal on her, those that did soon learned not to. Nicole’s offensive presence was as huge as her defensive presence. She often leads the team in average and extra-base hits. Nicole will play her college softball at D1 Marist College on a scholarship.
2007 – 2008
Jenna, aka “J-Pro” left the Diamonds after having set many Delco Diamonds records. Jenna now holds the records for: Career Wins – 37 Wins in 2008 – 20 (Single Season Record) Career Strikeouts – 233 – Most K’s in one season- 132 2007 season 2008 Single Season Record 20-4-3 Her Career ERA is under 1.80. Jenna will play her college softball at IUP on a scholarship
2007 – 2009
Brittany joined Diamonds August 2007 and played for 2 short seasons but will have a lasting impact on the organization, her coaches, and her team-mates. An outstanding player and a team leader, we were fortunate when Brittany decided to call the Diamonds “Home”. Brittany was an immediate impact player at her defensive position of shortstop and at the plate. Both sides of the ball received 100% of Brittany’s attention and effort as is evidenced by her many records. Brittany was the youngest Diamond to go Division 1 and the youngest to verbal to a college, having done so before her junior year at Hempfield HS! Brittany enters the HOF as the ALL TIME LEADER in several single-season categories: Hits 74, Singles 55, Average 0.424, Slugging % 0.614, OB% 0.503 and Runs Scored 45. Brittany’s Diamonds career stats are: Hits: 130 Avg: 0.417 Slugging: 0.513OB%: 0.471 Runs: 84. Brittany will play her college softball at D1 Seton Hall as a freshman starter at short
2007 – 2009
An outstanding player, Kayla joined the Diamonds in August 2007 and was an immediate impact player… on offense, batting .406 and leading the team in triples in her first Diamond fall season. The following summer season, she continued her assault on opposing defenses by leading the team in HR’s, RBI’s and placing second for average and slugging. Kayla’s was also a force on defense with a courageous, no fear style of play. Kayla played at 100% effort, 100% of the time. At the time of her Diamonds retirement, Kayla was the All-Time Single Season record holder for RBI’s (50), and Extra Base Hits (22 –tie) and placed in top 3 all-time leaders for batting average ( .395) and on-base percentage (.402). Kayla left the Diamonds with career stats of: 133 hits, 116 RBI’s, a .365 batting average, .409 on-base % and .571 slugging %. Kayla plays her college ball at D1 St. Francis Univ.