As we near the start of the 2020 USA Softball GOLD National Championships, we're highlighting some of the teams who will take to the fields in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City, Okla.
Meet the St. Louis Stix 03, a team competing in the 16-Under division. Based out of St. Louis, Head Coach Todd Vodnansky breaks down what you can expect to see from his 2020 roster.
Team: St. Louis Stix 03
Home State: Missouri
Head Coach: Todd Vodnansky
Previous GOLD Nationals Experience: First-time GOLD Nationals Participant
What year was the team founded: 2016
Returning players from 2019: 8
Noteworthy events and recent tournaments: “Top 15 finish in the PGF Midwest Nationals out of 100 teams, Top 10 finish in the USA Elite Select Vette City Showcase, Midwest Firecracker Showcase 4-2 record.”
What is a primary focus your team has as you prepare for the 2020 GOLD National Championship: “Our focus is to be ready to play against some of the best teams in the country at this event. We aim to be ready to compete as soon as we step on the field and are looking forward to competing at the highest level.”
What are some of the benefits of playing with USA Softball and at GOLD Nationals: “Being able to challenge ourselves against some of the top teams in the country is always exciting. This is why we play the game. Playing great competition is what allows us to grow as a player.”