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Michelle Dela Cruz

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Coach Profile

Meet the Coach:
I am Coach Michelle C Dela Cruz. I lived in Makakilo, HI as a little kid then moved to the San Fernando Valley in Southern California where I started playing softball at the age of 9. I played for West Valley Girls Softball and at the age of 11 started playing travel softball for West Valley Heat. I played all 4 years in High School and in college walked on as a Freshman practice player at CSUN. My sophomore year I decided to only play recreational softball, college intramurals & adult slow pitch. I’ve continued to play recreational softball and still playing for fun! I’ve been a part of the game for 30 years and Love being a part of the girl’s experience. I am also a mom of 3 and have other hobbies such as Volleyball, Surfing & Polynesian Dancing.
Coaching experience:
1998 – Assistant Coach St Catherine of Siena, Reseda CA (10-12 year olds)
1999 – Assistant Coach West Valley Heat, West Valley CA (11-12 year olds)
2000 – Assistant Coach Punahou School, Honolulu HI (14-15 year olds)
2012 – 2015 – Assistant Coach Livemore Girls Softball (5-9 year olds)
2015 – Head Coach Croce Moms/Staff Softball team
2016 – 2017 – Manager / Head Coach Livermore Smoke (9-11 year olds)
Philosophy: To instill Love & Honor for the game, while growing youth players to effectively compete at the next level. “Together we Strive for Success on and off the field.”
2017 Summer Accomplishments:
  • Nor Cal ASA Smoke Memorial Day Semifinalist, Livermore CA
  • USSSA Summer Slam Runner-up, Fremont CA
  • Nor Cal ASA Del Holson Runner-up, Benicia CA
  • Nor Cal ASA Championships – USA Softball Western Nationals Qualifier, Sunnyvale CA
  • Nor Cal ASA PGSL Summer Classic 1st Place Champions, Pleasanton CA
  • USSSA Top Gun Semifinalist, Fremont CA
  • USA Softball Western National Championship participant, Boise ID