Marcy is the owner/head instructor of GenuWIN Sports Training Inc. She has been a private instructor since 1999. Marcy and her staff perform approximately 250 lessons per week and and broke the 10,000 lesson mark in 2013. Marcy retired from coaching at North Central College in 2011. She coached at North Central College for 9 years. Prior to NCC, she coached at Argo High School for five years. She graduated from Morton High School in 1988 where she was an All-Conference, All-Area, and All-State performer as a pitcher and a first baseman. Marcy completed her bachelor’s degree at North Central in 1992. While playing for North Central, she continued her success, earning All-CCIW honors from 1989-1992 and an NCAA All-Region honor in 1990. She still holds numerous records at NCC including fourth in career RBI (99), second in single season RBI (45), fifth in career doubles (35), sixth in single season doubles (14), 12th in career hits (134), second in career walks taken (78), fifth in career putouts by a first baseman (471), fourth in career fielding percentage (.976), third in career innings pitched (388.6), fifth in single season innings pitched (145), fourth in career wins (37), fifth in career ERA (1.80), fourth in career shut-outs (10.5), fourth in single season shut-outs (7), fourth in career strike-outs (124), and second in single season no-hitters (3) including one perfect game. Marcy received the Cleo Tanner Award from North Central College in 2011. “She has helped to shape the face of athletics for young women, both with her contributions to the community and to North Central College. In this role of a private hitting and pitching instructor, Marcy has had the opportunity to positively affect many young women and grow the sport of softball in the western suburbs.” Marcy was also inducted to The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) in 2011.
Dana has been a private instructor since 2004. She has performed thousands of pitching, hitting, and slapping lessons over the years. She is able to provide fielding, throwing, and catching lessons as well. Dana trains individual teams and organizations annually. She graduated from North Central College in 2005 with a degree in Exercise Science and Psychology and received her nursing degree in 2008 from Morton College and is a licensed RN . Dana received All-CCIW, Great Lakes All-Regional, and All-Tournament honors while at NCC. She holds the NCC single season record for getting hit by a pitch (16), third in hitting streaks (16), twenty third in career hits (104) and ranks sixth with a single season batting average of 427. She was co-captain of the Cardinals her junior and senior year. Dana graduated from Marengo Community High School in 2001 where she was an All-Conference and All-Area shortstop.
Kaitlyn has been an instructor since January, 2012 after being a long time student of GST. She played Varsity all four years at Naperville Central High School. As a catcher, she earned All Academic, All Conference honors all four years. She batted .401 with an on base percentage of .437. She also played Elite Travel Ball at the 18U level from 2010-2014. Kaitlyn entered Purdue University – Calumet in the fall of 2014 where she caught and played third base while pursuing a degree in Accounting. After a successful Freshman year with a batting average of .369 and placing in the top 4 in eleven hitting categories, a knee injury ended her playing career. Along with instructing at GST, Kaitlyn is currently working as a Tax Processing Specialist while pursuing her masters in Business Administration.
Danni became an instructor in September of 2014 after graduating in 2014 from Maryville University in St. Louis with a bachelors degree in Psychology and a Minor in Coaching. A former student at GST, Danni is available for hitting, fielding and catching lessons. She played four years on the Maryville University Saints Softball team as part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. She played in 160 games over the course of four years as a catcher and was the 2011 Coaches Award winner. Danni entered Maryville University as a utility player having played right field second base and catcher for most of her career. In 2013 she was third on the team with a batting average of .267 and accumulated six home runs over the course of her college career.
Kelly has been involved in coaching different levels of softball from recreational leagues to travel teams since 2005. She has provided one on one instruction, assisted at camps, and organized clinics for neighborhood softball leagues. After pitching 4 years of varsity softball on her high school team as well playing on an elite travel team Kelly attended Northern Illinois University and graduated in 2006 with a degree in special education. She has been a teacher of the visually impaired for 9 years with experience helping children aged 3-21 with special needs. She received an award in 2012 for excellence in teaching.
Alyssa joined the staff in April of 2019 after growing up as a student at GST for 9 years. She was a 4 year varsity starter at Plainfield South High School, and played against some of the best of the best during her travel ball experience. She was invited to play for the Beverly Bandits her last two years of 18U. After that, Alyssa decided to take her game to the next level by playing Division 1 softball at Loyola University (Chicago) as a middle infielder. During her career at Loyola, she had a .285 batting average, .320 slugging percentage, .342 on base percentage, and a .955 fielding percentage! She finished up her last season with a bang by earning an All-American Scholar Athlete award her senior year. She graduated in 2017 with her Bachelor’s degree in social work and is now a case manager for adults with intellectual disabilities at Trinity Services, Inc. We are proud to have her on board as a GST instructor specializing in hitting and defense. She has great passion and enthusiasm for the game and is great with kids!
Julie will join the staff in June of 2019 after graduating in May from Bradley University in Peoria with a bachelor’s degree in sports communication and a minor in management and leadership. A former GST student for 9 years as well as instructor-in-training, Julie specializes in pitching but also has experience in providing hitting lessons. She played four years on the NCAA Division I Bradley softball team, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. She also played Elite Travel Ball at the 18U level with fellow instructor, Kaitlyn Skarecky, from 2011-2015. She has been pitching since she was eight years old. Julie shares a strong love for softball and wants to help grow the sport every day.
Samantha joined the staff in June of 2019. A former GST student for over 7 years, Sam played varsity softball for 4 years at Stagg High school in Palos Hills (2011-2015). She was All-Conference for 3 years and was team MVP her senior year. Samantha played for the Illinois Sparks for 7 years, three of them at the 18U level. Samantha attended Moraine Valley Community College for two years (2016-2017). Going into her Sophomore year of college Samantha suffered a bicep tendon tear but came back and had one of her best seasons ever. She led the team with the highest batting average in her two years of playing at Moraine and received All- Conference and All-region honors there. She transferred to Aurora University her Junior year, started and appeared in 46 games for the Spartans, hitting .426 with 69 hits, 2 home runs, 22 runs scored, and 36 RBI’s and was named to the Second Team All-Conference. She is currently finishing her Senior year as a Spartan softball player, hitting. 398 with 39 hits, 9 doubles, 3 home runs, 25 RBIs. Samantha will be finishing up her season in May hoping to win conference and make it into the NCAA tournament. Samantha is going to school to earn her degree in Physical Education with an endorsement in health. Samantha hopes to become a coach at any softball level and wants to help young girls love the game of softball as much as she did growing up.
Nikole Van Gennepp
Nikole joins the staff in December of 2019. She has been playing Softball since she was 5 years old. She played travel ball since she was 8 with two well know travel teams and won a national championship one year where she was the MVP. She went to Lincoln-Way East High school In Mokena Illinois. There she set many records including the most strike outs and most no hitters. She also brought her team to back to back State High School appearances where she threw a no hitter against Barrington in semi final game and her name will be inked in the State High School programs at every State Championship Tournaments. She also earned All Conference, All Area, and All state awards, and also was the Star Tribune player of the year in 2015. After High school, Nikole earned a full ride Scholarship to Eckerd College in St Pete Florida and she had a stellar career in the college ranks. Her name is plastered all over the record books. Her incredible Career ended with her name listed in the Triton softball program’s top 10, in an astonishing 40 categories in hitting and pitching. She was number 1 in the most wins, the most innings pitched, most games pitched, and no-hitters and second in ERA and strikeouts as a hitter finished second in doubles and fifth in home runs and slugging percentage and in the top 10 of every other hitting category. In her senior year she had 12 home runs 1 short of the record for single season home runs. Nikole was named All SSC conference each year and was voted to All Region Team twice as well as NFCA first team. Nikole loves the game of Softball. Now she wants to give back to the game, all she learned over the years. She also earned All Conference, All Area, and All state awards, and also was the Star Tribune player of the year in 2015. After High school, Nikole earned a full ride Scholarship to Eckerd College in St Pete Florida and she had a stellar career in the college ranks. Her name is plastered all over the record books. Her incredible Career ended with her name listed in the Triton softball program’s top 10, in an astonishing 40 categories in hitting and pitching. She was number 1 in the most wins, the most innings pitched, most games pitched, and no-hitters and second in ERA and strikeouts as a hitter finished second in doubles and fifth in home runs and slugging percentage and in the top 10 of every other hitting category. In her senior year she had 12 home runs 1 short of the record for single season home runs. Nikole was named All SSC conference each year and was voted to All Region Team twice as well as NFCA first team. Nikole loves the game of Softball. Now she wants to give back to the game, all she learned over the years.