Downers Grove Rebels Fastpitch Softball

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  • 18U Elite Catcher
    Looking for a catcher with college aspirations.
    Contact Joe Perrilli at
  • 14U "A" Players needed
    The 14U Menard-Zirzow team needs two players to fill out the roster. Looking for a shortstop/Centerfielder and a pitcher
    Contact Dave Zirzow at 630.852.9001 for details.


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Rebels 18U Elite - Valerie Perrelli

Created: Apr-14-2014 10:24 AM
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Valerie Perrelli delivers a pitch for the Fenwick Friars.

Click for complete article regarding one of the Downers Grove Rebels 18U Elite players. 

Congratulations 2014 Downers Grove Rebels HS Players!

Created: Mar-13-2014 09:47 AM

18U Rebels
Caroline Andrade – Evergreen Park Varsity
Natalie Biddle – Hoffman Estates Varsity
Simone Carroll – Joliet West JV
Stefanie D'anna – Lyons Township Varsity
Isabella Devens – Willowbrook JV
Jenna Hall – Metea Valley Varsity
Maggie Horn – Fenwick Varsity
Valerie Perrelli – Fenwick Varsity
Ally Peters – Elk Grove Varsity
Jackie Peters – Elk Grove JV

16U Rebels
Sabrina Ahrendt - Downers Grove South JV
Ada Albrecht - Downers Grove North JV
Jennifer Ames - Joliet West Varsity
Kristen Ames - Joliet West Varsity
Alexa Anderson - Plainfield South Varsity
Nicole Bowman - Downers Grove South Varsity
Josi Cipra - Downers Grove South JV
Jamie Czyzewicz - Downers Grove North JV
Alyssa Doneske - Hinsdale Central Varsity
Cara Dwan – Downers Grove South Freshman
Madison Farnsworth - Downers Grove South JV
Ashley Ferguson - Lake Central (Indiana)
Gabby Finn - Mother Mccauley JV
Lauren Halub - Lisle Varsity 
Emma Hartenberge - Downers Grove South JV
Bridget Healy - Downers Grove South JV
Anyssa Iliopoulos - Trinity Varsity 
Mary Iliopoulos - Maine East Varsity
Morgan Johannes - Naperville North Varsity
Cortlyn Kelly - Trinity Varsity 
Emma Kroeger - Hinsdale Central JV
Kaylan Landahl - Riverside-Brookfield JV 
Jenna Malaro - Lemont Varsity 
Karlyn Manley - Regina Dominican JV
Isabella Nardi - Riverside Brookfield JV
Maddy Nemeth - Hinsdale Central JV
Casey Parker - Downers Grove South Varsity
Megan Ramsden - Downers Grove North Varsity
Amanda Ray - Downers Grove South JV
Marissa Repole - Downers Grove South JV
Tess Rigoni - Downers Grove North JV
Gina Rismondo - Downers Grove North JV
Steph Stromberg - Downers Grove North
Olivia Tonietto – Downers Grove South Freshman
Alexandria Tonietto- Downers Grove South Freshman
Niki Virzi - Montini Freshman 
Savannah Winkler - Downers Grove South JV
Rachel Youngdahl – Downers Grove North Freshman

14U Rebels
Jessica Fortin - Downers Grove South Freshman
Alaina Grosvenor - Bolingbrook Freshman 
Victoria Iacovetti- Downers Grove North Freshmen
Sam Martin - Downers Grove North
Katherine Porter - Glenbard West Varsity
Maddi Tobias - Downers Grove North Freshman
Emma Zenkel - Matea Valley JV

Rebels Elite 16U Take 2nd in 18U Rumble in Rosemont

Created: Jan-13-2014 10:06 AM
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The Downers Grove Rebels Elite 16U are off to a great start in 2014.  They took second place in the 18U Rumble in Rosemont tournament this weekend, losing only the championship game that ended with a final score of 4-2.

Rebels 12U (Gusel) win Roselle Rocker Fall Bash!

Created: Oct-18-2013 09:20 AM
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Front:  Annie S, Emma J
Middle: Sarah D
Back:  Melissa M, Audrey G, Annika A, Sarah S, Stacy D, Maggie G, Kate P

The Downers Grove Rebels 12U were crowned champions of the Roselle Rocker Fall Bash on Sunday October 13th .

The Rebels were undefeated in pool play earning a #1 seed winning 3 games and losing none, allowing only 2 runs.  In bracket play they defeated the Patriots of Arlington Heights 12-0 in four innings.  In the semi-finals, the Rebels faced the Roselle Rampage in what was a 1-0 lead through the third inning.  The Rebels exploded for 7 runs in the 4th and held their opponents in the fifth inning to seal the game, disposing of them 8–0, and advancing the Rebels to the Championship game.  In the Championship game, the Rebels faced the Wheeling Athletic Barn Stormers in a rematch from an earlier pool play game in which the Rebels defeated them 12 – 1.  The Rebels jumped out to an early lead and never looked back defeating them 8–0 to secure the Championship.

12U Rebels Yackle Finish Fall Season on Good Note

Created: Oct-14-2013 09:38 AM
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The 12U Rebels won their final two games of the Fall seaon againt the Yorkville Foxes.  Annalise Kostecki got the win for the first game, pitching four innings and leaving with the score at 17-8.  The final score was 17-14

The defense and offense continued to shine during the Rebels second game and they came away with a 12-8 win.

The team celebrated with a pizza party at one of the organizations sponsors, Another Round, in downtown Downers Grove.

12U Rebels Yackle Split Weekend Games

Created: Oct-07-2013 02:06 PM
The 12U Rebels split wins against the Bolingbrook Panthers this weekend at McCollum Park in Downers Grove.  The Rebels lost the first game 11-8.  Several mental mistakes cost the team a number of runs, and the teams struggle at the plate prevented them from getting ahead.

The Rebels came out looking like a different team in the second game.  A number of key plays and hitting across the board contributed to the 10-6 win.

During the game the umpire was struck by a pitch that got past the catcher.  After a few minutes of rest, he was up, feeling better and able to finish the game.  The Rebels organization hopes he is doing well.

12U 'A' PLayer Needed

Created: Oct-04-2013 06:42 PM
The Downers Grove Rebels 12U are looking for 1 more solid "A"  player to complete our roster.  We currently have 10 strong players and want 1 more to really solidify our team.  We only carry 11 so we can assure maximum playing  time for the girls. Ideally we would like a third pitcher or middle infielder to add  some depth as we have traditionally gone deep into tournaments and need three pitchers for maximum success
We can offer you a private tryout or you are welcome to join our team at practice.
We have a highly competitive team with a great group of girls, our schedule is as follows:
2 fall ASA  October Qualifiers 
Indoor training over the winter 
play in 2 indoor Rosemont Dome  round robins (winter)
play 3 round robins and 7 tournaments  in Spring/Summer
we practice 2 x per week in the spring  or 1 practice and 1 friendly scrimmage
We will be attending nationals!
if you feel this team is for you,  please contact coach Fred Gusel  at 630-352-6197 or

14U Round Robin Schedule for September 28

Created: Sep-22-2013 04:54 PM
The schedule for this weekend's 14U Round Robin is, as follows:

9:00 am (Field 1) Plainfield Shockers vs. Downers Grove Rebels
9:00 am (Field 4) Wheaton Wildcats vs. Lisle Slammers
10:30 am (Field 1) Wheaton Wildcats vs. Downers Grove Rebels
10:30 am (Field 4) Plainfield Shockers vs. Lisle Slammers
12:00 pm (Field 1) Lisle Slammers vs. Downers Grove Rebels
12:00 pm (Field 4) Plainfield Shockers vs. Wheaton Wildcats

12U Rebels Yackle have another good week

Created: Sep-22-2013 04:29 PM
The Rebels 12U team faced Lockport this morning for a double header on a beautiful day at Washington Park.  The Rebels won both games.  Annalise Kostecki started Game 1 and was relieved by Jessica Villa in the 5th inning.  Estelle Czech and Jessica Wright reached based and scored in each of their 4 at bats.  The final score was 16-7.

Kaitlin Yackle started the second game, giving up 1 run in 4 innings.  She was relieved by Estelle Czech and Jessica Villa.  Lockport had the Rebels worried in the 3rd inning as their first three batters reached base on a HBP, a walk, and a single.  But an alert Carlee Baker (3B) picked off a hard line drive and doubled up the runner at third base who could not get back to the base in time.  This was followed by a line drive to 1st base, which was caught by Estelle Czech to end the inning with no runs crossing the plate.  The final was 11-8. 

Notables on the day include Jessica Wright, who was hit by a pitch in 5 of her at bats; heads up base running by Katie Legan, turning a bunt into a home run; solid fielding, base running, and a clutch hit with the bases loaded by Renee Renaud; continued heads up play by Kelly Brinkman; and 5 runs scored by Nicole Havel.

12U Round Robin Schedule for September 21

Created: Sep-19-2013 02:14 PM
The schedule for this weekend's 12U Round Robin is, as follows:

Time slot McCullom #1 McCullom #3 McCullom #4
4:00 PM 1 v 2 3 v 5 6 v 7
5:30 PM 8 v 6 3 v 2 4 v 1
7:00 PM 8* v 5 4 v 6 7 v 1
8:30 PM 7 v 8 2 v 5 4 v 3
Team Assignments    
Team #1 Top Tier Team #2 Lisle Slammers
Team #3 Lemont Sizzlers Team #4 Orland Park Magic
Team #5 Palatine Stingrays Team #6 Bison Outlaws
Team #7 WASCO Diamonds Team #8 Downers Grove Rebels "A"
      *DG Rebels 11U will play at 7 pm