Windy City Ice Fastpitch

Private Tryouts for 2024 Season

 18u team we have 10 Players and looking for for a Pitcher and Utility player 


Please call Bill Graffeo


Windy City Ice Coaching Staff 2023-2024

11U Coach Breanna Graffeo


14U Coaches  Patrick Haase & Jenna Haase


16U (Blue) Manager Bill Graffeo 


16U Grey Coach Miguel Urbina


17U (Blue) Manager Bill Graffeo  Coaches  Bob Mackorla, Kathy Ogean






Girls Softball “A” Travel Division


Windy City Ice Fastpitch Softball is starting its 32nd season in 2022 - 23.  The Windy City Ice is an “A” travel softball organization.  Windy City Ice teams consist of young ladies who have committed themselves to playing the game of softball with the goal of playing in junior high, high school, and college.  The coaching staffs of all the ICE teams pride themselves on developing the girls’ softball skills, knowledge of the game, strong work ethics, and positive attitudes.


            We are committed to making this program a way for the girls in the south side area to play class “A” travel fastpitch softball against teams from other areas.  Our goal is to field the strongest teams from the Cook County area, but we do allow girls from outside Cook County to play on the teams.  Below lists important information regarding the Windy City Ice Fastpitch Travel Program.  Please read this carefully and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask for more information.




            We will have regular practice sessions during the fall, winter, and early spring.  We expect all players to participate in these sessions.  For the most part, the players' fees will pay for the cost of these sessions.  Naturally, conflicts do arise and we expect each player to notify the manager about these conflicts.  Remember, these sessions are geared towards making each girl a better player and the team stronger.


            During the regular season, players are expected to make ALL practices, weekday games, tournaments, and Nationals at the end of the season.  We usually roster 12 or 15 players on each team, so that each player will get playing time throughout the season.  For those parents and players who are playing travel softball for the first time, please realize that weather, the travel time, and “softball weekends” are all part of the program.




            Based on a typical year’s schedule, expect to play approximately 40 to 80 games per team, which will include up to 8 or more tournaments depending on the age of the girls.  Each team should expect to play in several ASA, PGF, NSA, and USSSA qualifying tournaments which are important if the team plans on playing in any year-end National tournaments, as each team did during the  season.  You will be expected to cover the cost for any lodging and transportation for all tournaments requiring an overnight stay, including the National Tournaments, as those costs are not covered by the Player Fee.  Each team should expect to have at least two tournaments that will require staying overnight at the tournament site.






Player fees for the 2022-2023 season are as follows:


8U, 10U & 12U - $2,100.00 

14U, 16U, 18U – 2,500.00


            Player fees will cover league and tournament fees, uniform expenses, training sessions, rental fees, team equipment, insurance, and various other club costs.  We have arranged for indoor batting practice for all teams and gym time for conditioning, fielding, and throwing practices.


A $650.00 non-refundable deposit is required after a player has been notified that she has made the team, to be received no later than August 15th, 2020. The remaining balance is payable in installments.



All checks should be made payable to:

Ice Fastpitch Softball

There will be NO Refunds given at Anytime.




            Sponsors are welcomed.  A family can lower the amount of money they have to spend “out-of-pocket.”  The player will receive 70% of the sponsor fees this will be applied to the player’s fees. The other 30% goes to the Ice fastpitch for organizational cost. Most companies will use this donation as a tax write off. If you don’t ask, you will not receive. The worst thing that could happen is you hear a no.  


If you have any questions, please contact:

Bill Graffeo – (708) 829-4411


Congratulations to

Windy City Ice 18u Gray

on their

1st Place USSSA National finish and as they now begin their college careers.

Thanks for all your hard work players and coaches!!

13U Ice Blue places 9th in 14u USA / ASA Nationals in Kansas City. Congrats to all of these young ladies and their efforts this season. The pitchers, lead by Sarah Kreamelmeyer, Sasha Esparza, Keira Clancy and Mel Andrysiak, kept the team in games and gave them an opportunity to win. The Defense came up with big plays time and time again. In the box, the girls' swings improved every practice, so much so that, as a team, they hit over 30 homeruns, 8 triples, 72 doubles, and 198 hits.

Their second year in 14U should be something special!!

2020 USSSA State 3rd place finish was a great battle from the beginning to the end. 

14U Gray Champions at 2019 All American League Invite Slugger Dome in Peoria, Il.

14U Gray Take 2nd place at 2019 Blizzard Blowout. Slugger Dome Peoria, IL.  

16u Blue Taking on 2018 Heartland Shootout in Iowa

16U Blue Fall 2017 King of the Hill Champions in Salem,WI   

12U Blue ASA National Qualifier First Place

Congratulations to the Windy City Ice 12u Blue on their 4th Place USA Northern National finish along with a fantastic season from start to finish!

Torgerson's 10U Team Powers thru Nationals in Sandusky, Ohio

Congratulations to the Windy City Ice 18U Blue 2017. They had a very successful season going 48 and 18 with 1 tie.
10 of the 12 players are playing college ball at all different levels Depaul, Northwestern, Cardinal Stritch, Saint Xavier's, Dakota State, Purdue Calumet, Trinity Christian, Lawrence University, and Lake Land University.
These young ladies won several tournaments throughout the year and put in an excellent effort to bring home  the Chicago Metro ASA State Title. They ran off five straight victories before falling a little short and taking fifth place in Metros.
The team went to Bowling Green, Kentucky in the ASA National Championships but the heat and injuries held them back from finishing in top five of the tournament.

Big Bash Summer Bash 12U Champions

2017 Stingers Candotti Classic Champs  ASA National  Qualifier

12U Champs

These young ladies went 7-0 this weekend in the Stingrays Showdown.

2017 Battle of the Bats 12U ASA Qualifier Champs

 16U Black Captures ASA National Bid 

USSSA 11U Ohio Nationals Runner-Up

Wasco Diamonds Memorial Classic USSSA Elite Select Qualifer

Game Day 18U ASA National Quaifier 2017 Champs

2017 Spring Swing ASA Qualifier 12U Champions


2016 Storm Fall Fury ASA National Qualifier 12U Champs

Ice 14U Gray won 1st place in the Live the Dream Fall Tournament USSSA World Series Qualifier in Lincolnwood, IL.  The team went 5-0.  They showed great determination with a come from behind bracket win in the first round that sparked the team.  The offense was anchored by home runs from Alyssa Darnell and Kali Davis. Lizzy Sopczak batted .800 in bracket play going 8 for 10.  Jessica Post had the game winning double with 2 on base in the come from behind victory.  Audrey Minnich was 3-0 with 2 earned runs in 11 innings in bracket play.  The outfield defense was outstanding with Alyssa Rygula leading in center field, Bella Cook in left and Maddie Fox in right.  Alyssa Thomas rounded out the great defense and keyed 2 excellent double plays. Rachel Minnich delivered her first RBI for the team.

18u Blue Shows Up Big in Hall of Fame Tournament OK City Takes 4th Place

2016 2nd Place finish in the Modena Blast into Summer Tournament
After getting stellar pitching from Maggie Gazda, Sarah Carpenter and Sarah Klonowski, the Windy City Ice bats of Cara Velez, Amber Richter, Emma Reilly, Jamie Suppa, Bryanna Battles and Ashley Helwig provided timely hitting to help power the Ice into the championship game,  After trading runs with the New Lenox Power, the Ice came up short, 5-4, for a second place finish.

14u Blue takes 2nd in Game Day Stars N Strikes 4th of July tourney in Lockport. The girls racked up 44 runs averaging over 9 runs per game. Home runs by Madyson Brown and Ashley Mazur. Allyson Terrell, Katie Justin and Abby Remblake hit over .500. Great pitching by Madison Glatz, Ana Sutko and Gia Cozzi. Great defense by the entire team. Great team effort. 

Windy City Ice 14u Blue takes 1st place in the PGF Regional qualifier in Elk Grove. Outstanding pitching from Madison Glatz, Ana Sutko and Gia Cozzi along with outstanding offense and defense from the entire team brings home the bid. 

18U Blue takes 2nd place at the PGF Battle of the Borders 2016

Windy City Ice 14U Black wins the GameDay USA Swim-N-Slide Summer Classic


The 14u Windy City Ice (Black) won the Game Day USA Swim-N-Slide Summer Classic in the Wisconsin Dells in undefeated fashion by slaughtering the 14u Bartlett Hawks 9-1 in the championship game. The strong pitching of Katelyn Whiting (3-0, save, 1 ER in 13 2/3ip) was backed by a dominating offensive attack that averaged 9.2 runs per game in the tournament. Aundrea Jenkins and Armani Bibbs consistently sparked the offense with their speed and their bats as they combined to hit .586 at the top of the order. Maddie Otstott (8 RBI), Emily Gorski (7 RBI), and Emma Cunnea (4 RBI) provided timely hits to drive in runs. Other strong offensive production was provided by Carolyn Yusa and Andrea Bussie who both hit over .500 in the tournament. Lastly, the strong outfield defense of Summer Loyd and Morgan Fitzgerald threw out 7 runners in the tournament. The Ice showed their toughness by battling through 95 degree temperatures on Saturday to put them in good position heading into Sunday where they took home the title.

18U Black takes 2nd at the TPR Rock the Awareness Qualifier October 2015

10U Takes 2nd place at the PGF Halloween Bash -October 2015

Windy City Ice 10U takes 1st Place!   NSA Great American Blast - World Series Qualifier Kankakee - October 10-11-15

18U Blue Earns a bid to Oklahoma!

Windy City Ice 10U Captures the 2015 Metros Championship!

We are based out of Crestwood, IL. We are searching for ATHLETES who want to play softball at a high level and have the desire to obtain their goal of playing softball in college. We have a very competitive schedule throughout the fall and summer seasons.  Our goal is to develop quality student athletes, while making sure we develop great young ladies before they enter COLLEGE LIFE. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me, Bill Graffeo, at any time for a tryout.


10u Blue 2016

Windy City Ice NSA Great American Big Blast 10u Champion



Windy City Ice 10u @ National Qualifier  



Windy City Ice 10u @ 2016 Sparks Tournament  



Windy City Ice 10u - Romeoville Big Bash 


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