Coaches

Our coaches are former college standouts and area coaches with years of experience. They all have a love, a passion and a respect for the game that they share with their students while they teach the fundamentals.

Faith Canfield

14u Coach

Originally from Orange County, CA, Faith played her travel ball with the So Cal Athletics and attended Pacifica High School. After high school, Coach Faith went on to play for and graduate (2019) from the University of Michigan, where she was a two-time NFCA All-American while winning three Big-Ten Championships.

Faith recently completed her Master’s Degree from Northwestern in Sports Administration with a focus on organization structure, sport analytics, sponsorship activation and marketing. While working on her Masters degree, Faith served as the graduate assistant for the softball program.

Jenna Marsalli

10u Coach

A four year starter at UIC, Coach Jenna grew up locally in Naperville, IL where she attended Neuqua Valley High School. Primarily a 3B, Jenna was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team after hitting .339 her senior year with 14-mutli-hit games and leading the Flames in doubles and triples.  Academically, she was a member of the Horizon League Honor Roll and was named a 2013-14 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.

After graduating in 2014, Jenna has remained in the Chicago area where she works as a Vendor Relations Analyst at the largest North American distributor of trading cards, collectibles and toys. Over the past 6 years, Jenna has coached girls of all ages as well as worked with some of the largest retailers in the world.

Sam Nikolich

9u Coach

Coach Sam grew up on the north side. In her four years playing at Lane Tech she played all 9 positions. Growing up, she also played travel softball for the Chicago Outburst, Chicago Fireworks, Lake County Liberty, and the Schaumburg Sluggers.

From Lane she went to Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana where she pitched and played seven positions (everything but catcher and RF). Coach Sam is a natural teacher — her degree is in elementary education, specializing in middle school students. Sam has been coaching the Bombers travel softball teams since 2015 and is currently the Varsity Head Coach for Lane Tech Softball.

Morgan Gersch

14u Assistant Coach

Coach Morgan grew up in Plainfield, IL and is currently a catcher for Lindenwood University in MO.

Angelica Vasquez

10u Assistant Coach

Coach Gel grew up in Humboldt Park and played her high school ball at Lincoln Park High School. Gel is going into her Sophomore season at Judson University where she is an outfielder.

Todd Shraiberg

Todd has been coaching girls softball for 7 years. In 2014, Todd and Jim Price partnered to create the Bombers to give girls in Chicago access to elite level instruction and competition.

Todd played hockey and baseball through high school, then, went on to play hockey for the Penn State Nittany Lions. After college, he fell in love with fast pitch softball, playing in leagues all around the Chicagoland area. Todd’s fast pitch softball career culminated with a gold medal for Team USA at the Pan Am Maccabi games in 2001 in Mexico City .

Under his leadership over the past 6 years, the Bombers have become a nationally-recognized program known for their athleticism, fierce competitiveness and sportsmanship.