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Join the LZBSA Board!

We're searching for passionate volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors. Each member serves a one-year term and plays a vital role in guiding our organization. As a board member, you'll oversee a league or specific aspect, influencing the overall direction of our association.

Our Board comprises dedicated individuals, and new members receive support from experienced veterans. With established processes in place, you'll be part of a team that has successfully run these programs for years, tackling new challenges while building upon existing foundations.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a meaningful impact in our community by supporting our youth baseball and softball programs.

Join us in this exciting journey – we need your enthusiasm and skills!

 
Nick Evans
Commissioner, LZBSA

Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association Inc. 501c (3).

Since 1998, Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association (LZBSA) has been a local nonprofit organization that provides the youth of our community (Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Deer Park, Echo Lake, Forest Lakes, North Barrington) participatory baseball and softball activities.  Our objectives are to teach the fundamental skills of the game through competition, sportsmanship in winning and losing, team participation, courage, and loyalty. LZBSA offers various baseball and softball programs so many children can participate​​​​​.

LZBSA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that supports athletic programs for 1,000 boys and girls ages 5-18 each year.  Our organization does not benefit from a park district for field and equipment upkeep, so we rely heavily on local participation to fund the organization through registration fees, fundraising activities, and the generosity of local business owners via sponsorships.

The LZBSA Board is comprised of enthusiastic, energetic volunteers who look to serve our local community youth. Board members oversee a specific league or particular aspect of our organization and help make decisions that guide the organization's overall direction.

Lake Zurich Baseball & Softball Association Board Mission

  • Identify, recruit, and retain the best volunteer coaches to provide a quality experience for players and parents.
  • Provide players with a quality learning experience, proper instruction for playing the game, high-quality equipment, and facilities to ensure the safest playing environment possible.
  • Ensure each player realizes their potential within a positive team environment.
  • Promote positive family involvement in the LZBSA experience
  • Prepare each player within their potential to compete at the next level of baseball/softball

Melissa ABBOTT

Executive Secretary

Board Positions

  • Commissioner
  • Vice Commissioner Softball
  • Vice Commissioner Baseball
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Property Manager
  • Equipment Manager
  • Fundraising
  • Umpire-In-Chief
  • Tournament Director
  • Director or Communications
  • League Presidents
  • Part-Time Travel Presidents
  • Travel Presidents

Executive Committee

NICK EVANS

NICK EVANS

COMMISSIONER

Phone: 847-274-6389

JOE FIORITA

JOE FIORITA

VICE COMMISSIONER, SOFTBALL

Phone: 847-804-7926

PHILIP COUGHLIN

PHILIP COUGHLIN

VICE COMMISSIONER, BASEBALL

Phone: 203-598-1494

CRAIG DANNEGGER

CRAIG DANNEGGER

SECRETARY

Christine WALSH

Christine WALSH

TREASURER

Board of Directors

OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

DAN HEMLER

DAN HEMLER

COUGARS PRESIDENT

Michelle KUSEL

Michelle KUSEL

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

NICK SAVIANO

NICK SAVIANO

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

OPEN POSITION

OPEN POSITION

DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION

EG HESSENTHALER

EG HESSENTHALER

TRAVEL SOFTBALL PRESIDENT

JR KYES

JR KYES

GRIZZLIES PRESIDENT

DAVE SCHMELTZER

DAVE SCHMELTZER

CHALLENGER PRESIDENT

MATT CAMPBELL

MATT CAMPBELL

DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING

SCOTT INNS

SCOTT INNS

UMPIRE IN CHIEF

Jeremy  PAUL

Jeremy PAUL

DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION

CORY WOODEN

CORY WOODEN

PROPERTY MANAGER

League Presidents

SCOTT THERIAULT

SCOTT THERIAULT

ROOKIE CO-ED

BILL ANGELO

BILL ANGELO

MINORS BASEBALL

Patrick WALSH

Patrick WALSH

INTERMEDIATE/FILLY SOFTBALL

GRAIG KOCHER

GRAIG KOCHER

TYRO BASEBALL

ARI BARNETT

ARI BARNETT

JUNIOR SOFTBALL

TED MCKIERNAN

TED MCKIERNAN

PONY/COLT BASEBALL


Joe VANCE

Joe VANCE

TYRO SOFTBALL

Hit GANDHI

Hit GANDHI

MAJORS BASEBALL