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  Girls Softball State Final Qualifier 1998-99 

 Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) (29-7)

 School Information
Name: Oak Park and River Forest High School
City: Oak Park
City Population: Oak Park 55,006; River Forest 12,400
County: Cook
Enrollment: 2698
Nickname: Huskies
Colors: Orange/Blue
Conference: West Suburban Silver
Superintendent: Donald A. Offermann, Ph.D.
Principal: Albert Sye
Athletic Director: Sandy Abbinanti
Head Coach: Mel Kolbusz
Assistant Coaches: Jim Dagostino, Tom Lynch, Leah Carlin, John Allen
Captains: Gretchen Kieckhefer, Lagina Dobbs
Last Year's Advancement: Lost to Berwyn-Cicero (Morton), 3-2, in Regional Semifinal

 Roster

No.  Name                     B  T  Pos.   Ht.    Age  Yr.
  1  Shanti Mitchell          R  R  OF     5-2     17  Jr.
  2  Maura Possley            R  R  2B     5-5     17  Jr.
  3  Gretchen Kieckhefer      R  R  3B     5-4     17  Sr.
  5  Katie Peterson           R  R  OF     5-4     17  Sr.
  6  Allison Roeser           R  R  P      5-8     17  Jr.
  7  Sarah Bender             R  R  OF     5-6     16  Jr.
  8  Katie Waldron            R  R  C      5-9     17  Sr.
 10  Lagina Dobbs             R  R  OF     5-8     17  Sr.
 12  Lauren Guzauskas         R  R  2B     5-7     17  Jr.
 13  Lindsay Mitchell         R  R  OF     5-6     15  So.
 14  Lindsey Crumbaugh        R  R  SS     5-7     16  So.
 15  Emily Nightengale        R  R  P      5-4     17  Jr.
 16  Mary Kolbusz             R  R  3B     5-5     15  Fr.
 18  Marissa Markowitz        R  R  OF     5-0     17  Jr.
 21  Kerry Hayes              R  R  P      5-10    15  So.
 22  Denise Michaels          R  R  1B     5-6     15  So.
 25  Kathy Garrigan           R  R  1B     6-0     16  So.

 Statistics
 Scores
Date Opponent W/L Own Opp 3/26 Chicago (Resurrection) W 2 0 3/27 Chicago Heights (Bloom) (5 inn.) W 12 0 3/27 Chicago Heights (Bloom) W 14 6 3/29 Elgin (H.S.) W 6 0 4/3 Chicago (St. Ignatius) W 5 0 4/3 Chicago (St. Ignatius) W 11 3 4/6 Roselle (Lake Park) W 5 0 4/8 Orland Park (Sandburg) L 1 2 4/10 Palatine (Fremd) W 4 1 4/12 Oak Lawn (Richards) W 5 0 4/13 Chicago (Mother McAuley) W 6 1 4/19 Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) W 2 1 4/21 Elmhurst (York) W 4 1 4/26 Downers Grove (South) L 0 1 4/28 Hinsdale (Central) W 11 2 4/29 Downers Grove (North) W 6 3 4/30 Hillside (Proviso West) W 11 5 5/1 Wheaton (W. Warrenville South) L 4 5 5/1 Wheaton (W. Warrenville South) W 14 9 5/3 LaGrange (Lyons) W 3 1 5/5 LaGrange (Lyons) L 1 5 5/7 Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) W 3 0 5/8 Carol Stream (Glenbard North) W 3 2 5/8 Carol Stream (Glenbard North) L 3 4 5/10 Elmhurst (York) W 4 0 5/13 Downers Grove (North) W 3 2 5/14 Northlake (Leyden) (8 inn.) W 5 0 5/15 Winnetka (New Trier) L 1 3 5/15 Winnetka (New Trier) L 0 4 5/19 Hillside (Proviso West) W 10 0 5/20 Hinsdale (Central) W 8 1 Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) Regional *5/27 Niles (Notre Dame) W 15 1 *5/29 Oak Park (Fenwick) W 1 0 *5/31 Berwyn-Cicero (Morton) W 1 0 Bensenville (Fenton) Sectional *6/5 Elgin (Larkin) (9 inn.) W 1 0 *6/7 Winnetka (New Trier) W
 Head Coach Mel Kolbusz
Year W-L Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) 1993 33-5 1994 30-3 1995 29-8 1996 27-7 1997 21-15 1998 18-17 1999 29-7 7 yrs. 187-62
 Tournament History
1991AA 0 1 0-1 (27-5) DNP Sandy Abbinanti L 0 1 East Moline (United) 1993AA 2 3 0-1 (33-5) DNP Mel Kolbusz L 2 3 Barrington 1995AA 1 2 0-1 (29-8) DNP Mel Kolbusz L 1 2 Morton


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