Meet Our Staff

marci-bioMarcy Kritikos

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-bioDana Litchfield

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   Kaitlyn Skarecky

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.


 

   Danni Wydra

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 Gagen

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.


Brittany   Brittany Russell

Brittany joins the staff in 2017 and has been training individual teams and providing private lessons since 2012. She has been a travel coach for various teams such as Wasco Diamonds, Bartlett Silver Hawks, and Bulls/White Sox for many years. As a long-time student of GST, Brittany has played for nineteen years including playing at Lewis University. As a utility player and catcher she was named to the NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team after leading the team in hits with an overall batting average of .362. She also was named to the Academic All-GLVC Team four years in a row as well as being a recipient of the Brother David Delahanty Award four years in a row. Brittany graduated from Lewis University in 2017, with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Secondary Education/History with a minor in Athletic Coaching as well as two endorsements in Special Education and English as a Second Language.


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