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Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Marshall graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in nutrition. A two-time Summit League Player of the Year (2013 & 2014) and national stolen base leader (2012 & 2013), Sammy holds five career school records - BA (.456), Hits (240), Runs Scored (166), Stolen Bases (134), OBP (.500). Marshall also ranks in the top 3 in five single season categories including BA (.478 in 2014, .465 in 2013, and .459 in 2015), Hits (77), Runs Scored (49 in 2014 and 46 in 2015), Stolen Bases (45 in 2012, 32 in 2014), and OBP (.534 in 2013, .514 in 2015, .506 in 2014). She recently graduated with her MBA concentrating in Sports Business, from Saint Leo University.
Drafted 18th overall by the Chicago Bandits in the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch draft, Sammy has been named a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove award three times at centerfield. Sammy is a two-time NPF Cowles Cup Champion (2015 & 2016) with the Chicago Bandits. Sammy played 5 season in the NPF, four (2015-2018) with the Chicago Bandits and one (2019) with the Cleveland Comets.
Sammy has coached collegiately at Saint Leo University, helping lead the team to the Division II Softball World Series - a first in program history - and also served as the head coach of the Judson University Eagles.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Turnier garnered the most successful pitching career in UCF history. The first First-Team NFCA All-American in Knight history with the lowest ERA in the nation (.87) her junior year, Turnier ranks top 5 all-time in seventeen career pitching categories including ERA (1.75), Oppo BA (.188), Strikeouts per 7 inn (7.83), Wins (80), Shutouts (23), Innings Pitched (742), and Strikeouts (830). Turnier also ranks top 3 in six single season categories including ERA (.87), Oppo BA (.148), Strikeouts per 7 inn (9.18 in 2014 & 9 in 2015), and Strikeouts (268).
Drafted 11th overall in the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch draft by the Chicago Bandits, Shelby was a 2018 all-NPF pitcher with a 1.12 ERA. Turnier was instrumental in securing the 2016 NPF Cowels Cup Championship by pitching in four of the six games played, including a 1-2-3 7th inning agains the USSSA Pride in Game 3 of the Championship series.
Shelby worked as an assistant coach at the University of North Florida and under her tenure, was instrumental in decreasing the staff ERA from 4.14 in 2015 to 2.41 in 2018, while increasing strikeouts from 109 in 2015 to 256 in 2018.
Teagan Walsh began pitching at a young age and went on to play for Marist High School and the Sparks organization. She played D1 softball as a P/UT for Western Illinois University. She began her coaching career at the high school level as a pitching coach in 2015. She started the girls Softball program when St. Laurence (Burbank, IL) went co-Ed in 2017. She has led her program to 3 regional titles (‘19, ‘21, ‘22), a sectional title (‘22) and a conference title (‘19) in 5 years and was named IHSA 3A Coach Of The Year in 2022.
A recent graduate from Western Illinois University Savannah Rodriguez studied Biology and Psychology while also having a successful softball career. Rodriguez was a two-time team captain, two-time NFCA All-Central Region Team member and a two-time All-Summit League honoree at Western Illinois University. On February 10th 2023, she threw the first perfect game in 23 years against Detroit Mercy, only the fifth such performance in WIU softball history. Also ranked amongst the best hitters in WIU history sitting tied for second place in career home runs (21). Savannah also works with the Chicago Wildcats, a premier softball organization, as a pitching coach
For athletes looking to take their game to the next level, Delta Performance Softball's one-on-one pitching instruction is for you. Tailored specifically for the individualized needs of each pitcher, we give players a comprehensive understanding of their skill set and we’ll work our schedules around your busy lives.
GROUP HITTING LESSONS
Group hitting lessons have proven to be valuable in many different aspects. The athlete will hit for an hour long with other athletes in similar age groups/skill sets to help push them to achieve their offensive goals. Group lessons will cover all aspects of hitting including mechanics, timing, and the mental side of the game. Groups are between 2-4 athletes
Delta Performance Softball clinics give athletes the choice of working with both Sammy and Shelby on pitching, defense, slapping and/or hitting for a reduced cost. Each weekly clinic date will meet for an hour on the same day of the four-week program, and the topics covered will progress throughout the length of the clinic. Stay tuned for future clinic dates.
After a successful 2019 and 2021 summer camp, Delta Performance Softball’s camps will return in 2023 to cover a wide variety of skills in great detail. Camps run a minimum of 4 hours and include instruction with water breaks, a Q&A, pictures, and autographs. Depending on numbers, additional professional instructors will be brought in to assist with camp.
Are you interested in working with Delta Performance Softball, but can't quite find the right fit for your team, organization or group of players? Get in contact with us! We are happy to tailor our teachings to your needs, and work on travel arrangements or logistics to figure out the best way to provide quality instruction to your players.