Welcome to Cal Nuggets Softball.

Haley Woods has decided to connect all the dots of her softball career and form her own organization - the Cal Nuggets.

 

Woods spent her youth career as a West Bay Nugget and her collegiate career as a Cal Bear so when it came to naming her own organization.......Cal Nuggets seemed like the perfect fit.



Cal Nuggets is a new fastpitch softball organization modeled after the highly successful Nuggets of the 90's.  We are based out of Palo Alto, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Former Cal Berkeley standout catcher, Haley Woods is at the helm and the Cal Nuggets are ready to make an impact on the national fastpitch scene.


Nuggets 14u, 16u, & 18Gold Practice

NUGGETS FALL TRYOUT INFORMATION

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CAL NUGGETS TRYOUTS DATES ANNOUNCED:

 

** PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR TRYOUT LOCATION **

 

AUGUST 9

14u Pitchers & Catchers 9:00-10:00am

14u All Players 10:00-12:00

 

16u Pitchers & Catchers 12:00-1:00pm

16u All Players 1:00-3:00pm

 

 

AUGUST 10

12u Pitchers & Catchers 9:00-10:00am

12u All Players 10:00-12:00

 

18 Gold Pitchers & Catchers 12:00-1:00pm

18 Gold All Players 1:00-3:00pm

 

 

AUGUST 17 (Make Up Day)

12u & 14u Pitchers & Catchers 9:00-10:00am

12u & 14u All Players 10:00-12:00

 

16u & 18 Gold Pitchers & Catchers 12:00-1:00pm

16u & 18 Gold All Players 1:00-3:00pm

 

CAL NUGGETS FALL COACHING STAFFS

CAL NUGGETS IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING COACHING STAFFS FOR THE FALL 2014 SEASON:

 

18 GOLD - ROBIN FLIER, ASHLEY SANCHEZ, VAL ARIOTO

 

16U WOODS - HALEY WOODS, FRANK FANO, JESS MAZEAU

 

16U BLUE - GEORGE MARSHALL, JEN CHAMBERLIN

 

14U GOLD - CASSIE MORALES, RICK WASSMER

 

14U BLUE - DEREK JOHNSON, DIANE LEIDER

 

12U - KELLY MCDONALD, ALISSA HABER LYDON

16U WOODS EARNS PGF PREMIER BERTH

Cal Nuggets 16u Woods Qualify for PGF in Portland

14u Morales Earns PGF Platinum Berth

Cal Nuggets 14u Morales Qualify for PGF in Stockton

14u Marshall Earns PGF Platinum Berth

Cal Nuggets Marshall going to PGF Nationals

GREAT WEEKEND FOR THE NUGGETS!!!

Both 14u Teams Qualify for ASA Nationals

14u Marshall and 14u Morales Earn ASA National Berths

MARIKO KONDO (2015) VERBALS TO SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

THE NUGGETS ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT KO KONDO HAS CHOSEN SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY TO CONTINUE HER EDUCATION AND SOFTBALL CAREER!!!

Here is what Ko has to say about her choice:  "At the beginning of this process I had no idea where I was going to end up, but after exploring the east coast and looking at many schools I can't picture myself anywhere but Syracuse. I've always known that I wanted to play college ball so getting to go to a school with great academics and great softball is just awesome. I love the atmosphere at Syracuse and couldn't be happier that I'm going to become a part of that. I wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of my coaches because they continued to push me and give me support. I'm also so thankful for my family and teammates who have been by my side and helped me through the process." 

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU KO!!!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!


NICOLE HORITA (2014) HAS CHOSEN KENYON COLLEGE

THE NUGGETS ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT NICOLE HORITA (2014) HAS COMMITTED TO PLAY AT KENYON COLLEGE IN THE FALL.

 

Nicole says "Playing college softball has always been my ultimate goal and it's incredible that I have the opportunity to fulfill my dreams at Kenyon.  Few schools have the combination of stellar academics and athletic opportunities that Kenyon has to offer, and I'm so glad to have found my fit at such an amazing college.  I'm incredibly thankful for the support of my parents and coaches throughout this process, and I'm excited to begin my career as a Kenyon Lady!"

 

CONGRATULATIONS COLE!!!  WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT YOU FOUND YOUR PERFECT FIT.

 

 

NUGGETS 14U - RUNNER UP AT GRAPETTES MONEY BALL

NUGGETS 14U TAKE 3RD AT LAS VEGAS TOURNEY

#43 Mailey McLemore. #13 Jordyn Macias

Cal Nuggets 14u Spring team went 5-2 and finished tied for 3rd in the 64 team Las Vegas St. Paddy's Day Blast.

 

Nuggets 4 - AZ Hotshot 2

Nuggets 4 - Salinas Storm Kaiser 2

Nuggets 3 - Pure Fastpitch 12

 

Nuggets 4 - Cal A's 3

Nuggets 9 - KaboomBA 0

Nuggets 5 - Lakewood Firecrackers 4

Nuggets 3 - Artesia Punishers 12

 

Highlights:  

- In game 1 Jordyn Macias had a double, a triple, and a homerun.  

- Mailey McLemore hit a game tying homerun vs. the Firecrackers and a game tying homerun vs. the Punishers

- Mailey hit .466 on the weekend with 4 homeruns and 2 doubles

- Jordyn hit .647 on the weekend with 3 singles, 6 doubles and 1 homerun

- Cassie Wenn hit the game winning homerun vs. the Firecrackers to send the Nuggets into the semi-final game

 - Mallory McCrane's terrific play in center field all weekend capped off by her amazing diving catch 

 

 

8U SUMMER TRYOUTS

CAL NUGGETS 8U ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYERS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING ON A SUMMER TOURNAMENT TEAM.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT 8U COACH MIKE GARCIA ASAP.

 

COACH MIKE GARCIA

650-642-7047

D831SMSO@GMAIL.COM

 

 

 


CAL NUGGETS COLLEGE COMMITMENTS:

SARA HACK (2015) VERBALS TO HUMBOLDT STATE

The Cal Nuggets are extremely excited to announce that Sara Hack (2015) has committed to play softball for Humboldt State University.   


Sara says "It has been my dream to play college softball since I was nine years old.  I'm thankful to all the coaches and teammates that have helped me along the way.  I'm especially thankful to Haley Woods, Jess Mazeau and Frank Fano for all their support.  I'm looking forward to living out my dream at Humboldt State.  After meeting Coach Sarchett, the coaching staff and the players I knew that HSU was the place for me.  I love the campus, the players, the coaching staff and the family atmosphere. I am excited to be a Jack and to become part of the HSU family."


Coach Haley Woods says:

"Sara is a student-athlete who has worked so hard to be able to play at the next level and her hard work paid off when she was offered a spot to play for her dream school, Humboldt. I know Sara will represent the Nuggets well in her career as a Jack!"

 

We are proud of you Sara…..you deserve it!!!!!

 


JACEY PHIPPS (2016) VERBALS TO SAN JOSE STATE

The Cal Nuggets are thrilled to announce the verbal commitment of Jacey Phipps (class of 2016) to San Jose State University. Jacey has worked incredibly hard during her softball career to find the right fit for college, SJSU is the place. 
"It is so awesome to watch a great kid and ball player find the right school for them. I have full confidence that Jacey will have a standout career at SJSU. We are so proud of you Jacey. "  -  Haley Woods - President Cal Nuggets

Here is what Jacey has to say about this awesome news:  "Ever since I started playing softball, I knew I wanted to play at a high collegiate level. And after attending two camps at SJSU, I knew it was the college for me. I love the coaches, the location, and the players. I am very grateful to everyone who has helped me achieve my goal and I can’t wait to be a Spartan!"

 

 

TORI PIERUCCI (2015) VERBALS TO CSU MONTEREY BAY

Tori Pierucci has made a verbal committment to play at CSU Monterey Bay.  Tori is a junior pitcher for Coach Haley Woods on the 16u Nuggets team and is very excited for the opportunity to become a Monterey Bay Otter.  CSU Monterey Bay plays in the highly competitive CCAA and always finishes near the top.  Coach Haley Woods says "Tori is a great pitcher and a leader on the mound.  I am so happy for her and I know that she will make an immediate impact on the Otter softball program." 

KELSI MADAY SIGNS WITH UC SAN DIEGO

KELSI SAYS:

"I have always wanted to go to college in Southern California. When I visited UCSD I loved it because it had a beautiful campus and it is right on the beach! The coaches and players were very friendly and made me feel welcome! I am excited for my future at UCSD."

 

"Kelsi is a great player.  I am very excited for her.  She has worked incredibly hard to achieve her goal.  I look forward to watching her play as a Triton."

- Coach Robin Flier

 

 

 

 

REBECCA FONG SIGNS WITH UH HILO

REBECCA SAYS:
"I have visited many schools in the last four years. Not one school has compared to Hilo, the atmosphere coaches, and players created a perfect environment. Ever since I was seven I knew that I wanted to play softball in college, and I am very happy to be a future Vulcan."

"I have been very lucky to watch Becca grow as a person and as a softball player.  She will be a great asset to the UH Hilo Vulcan team and to the campus community.  I am very excited for her and her family."
- Coach Robin Flier

SPRING 2014 COACHES:

12U COACHES: 

Emma Holden, Kelly McDonald, Ray McDonald, Frank Fano

 

14U COACHES:

Haley Woods, Val Arioto, George Marshall, Cassie Morales, Rick Wassmer

 

 

SUMMER 2014 COACHES:

12U COACHES:

Emma Holden, Kelly McDonald, Ray McDonald

 

14U MARSHALL COACHES:

George Marshall, Val Arioto

 

14U MORALES COACHES:

Cassie Morales, Rick Wassmer

 

16U WOODS COACHES:

Haley Woods, Frank Fano

 

16U BLUE COACHES:

Derek Johnson, Diane Leider

 

18 GOLD COACHES:

Robin Flier, Alyssa Smoke

 

*** CURRENT COLLEGE PLAYERS WILL BE COACHING WITH ALL SUMMER TEAMS 

 

 

NUGGETS 14U GRAPETTES FALL SURVIVOR CHAMPIONS!!!

GREAT DAY FOR THE NUGGETS!!!

BOTH NUGGETS 14U TEAMS IN GOLD BRACKET SEMI FINALS!!!!

NUGGETS 14U MARSHALL WENT 7-0 ON THE WEEKEND TO WIN THEIR SECOND STRAIGHT TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.  THEY HAVE WON 15 STRIAGHT GAMES AND FINISHED THEIR FALL SEASON WITH A RECORD OF 26-3.  GREAT FALL SEASON CAL NUGGETS MARSHALL!!!

 

NUGGETS 14U BLUE ADVANCED TO THE SEMI FINALS OF THE GOLD BRACKET AND WERE ONE RUN AWAY FROM MAKING IT A NUGGETS VS. NUGGETS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.  THEY WENT 4-1-1 ON THE WEEKEND AND HAVE HAD A GREAT FALL SEASON.  CAL NUGGETS BLUE WILL FINISH THEIR FALL SEASON NEXT WEEKEND AT THE ASA TURKEY SHOOT/TOYS FOR TOTS TOURNAMENT IN ROSEVILLE.  GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!!

 

 


NUGGETS 14U ASA HALLOWEEN BASH CHAMPIONS!!!

Cal Nuggets 14u Marshall

CAL NUGGETS 14U MARSHALL WENT 7-0 TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE 14U GOLD BRACKET AT THE ASA HALLOWEEN BASH IN ROSEVILLE.

 

 

 

 

ALISSA HABER JOINS CAL NUGGETS COACHING STAFF

CAL NUGGETS ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF ANOTHER SOFTBALL GREAT, ALISSA HABER, TO THE COACHING STAFF FOR THE FALL SEASON.

 

For the USSSA Pride, of the National Pro Fastpitch, Haber was a great asset to the outfield for the Pride and brought her speed and versatility. When she was a member of the U.S. National Team, Haber helped lead Team USA to the 2009 Canada Cup Championship and captured the gold medal with Team USA at the KFC World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City.  At Stanford, Haber is a three-time All-American and All-Pac10 selection. Haber entered her senior season with a .395 career batting average, a clip which stands only behind that of two time Olympian Jessica Mendoza in the Cardinal record books. In 2010, Haber led the Cardinals, hitting .448 with 64 hits, including 13 doubles, two triples, five home runs, and 29 RBI.

 

THE CAL NUGGETS ARE EXCITED TO HAVE A GREAT RESOURCE LIKE ALISSA ON STAFF AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT FALL SEASON WITH HER.

 

 


VAL ARIOTO JOINS CAL NUGGETS COACHING STAFF

Val Arioto of USA Softball

THE CAL NUGGETS ARE THRILLED TO WELCOME USA SOFTBALL PLAYER VAL ARIOTO TO OUR 14U COACHING STAFF.  SHE WILL ALSO OVERSEE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALL CAL NUGGETS PITCHERS.

 

Val brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and impressive credentials: USA National Team Member, Cal Bears 4 year starter, Lowe's Senior Class Award Winner, Pac-12 Player of the Year, NCAA All-American, Pac-12 First Team.

 

"I am so thrilled to have a player that I had the opportunity to coach want to give back to the game and join the Cal Nuggets family.  Val is one of my most favorite players I have coached because of her work ethic, determination, and love for the game.  Val has so much insight and wisdom to offer, I can not wait for her to get out on the field with our Cal Nuggets" - Haley Woods, Director and Founder of Cal Nuggets 

 

 


NEWS: CAL NUGGETS WOODS NOR CAL ASA CHAMPIONS!!!!!

Cal Nuggets Woods - Nor Cal ASA 14u Champions

Cal Nuggets Woods went 5-0 on the weekend and brought home the 14u Nor Cal ASA Championship!!!!  The 1st place finish earned the Cal Nuggets Woods team a berth in the USA/ASA National Championships in Normal, IL (July 28-August 4)

 

The weekend was a total team effort with all 14 players contributing to the 47 runs scored that led to the 5-0 record.

 

Cal Nuggets 12 - Lady Sharks Ray 4

Cal Nuggets 10 - Salinas Storm 2

Cal Nuggets 4 - Nor Cal Legends A. 3

Cal Nuggets 9 - Nor Cal Blast 8

Cal Nuggets 12 - LGSGSA Magic 7

 

 

 

What is it like to play for Haley Woods:

Annie Aldrete (University of Tennessee)

What do Haley's players say?

 

ANNIE ALDRETE "My experience playing for Haley and Jess was one I will never forget. Both of them are great role models and act as a mentor on and off the field. While we spent countless hours at practice and conditioning getting killed, all the hard work was worth our success throughout the seasons. Being a part of the team Haley and Jess created taught me more than just how to improve my skills. They taught me how to be independent, hardworking, how to compete, and most importantly, how to be a better person. I will always look up to Haley and Jess and I know even though I don't play for them anymore, they will always have an impact on my life."

ANNIE ALDRETE (UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)

 

 

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