15U - VANDENBERG
Native of southwest Minnesota where small-town sports were very important in our community. My passion for softball began very young and continues to be a part of my everyday life. Played second base all throughout high school, receiving All-Conference honors multiple times. I also briefly played at St. Kate's but my career was cut short (freshman year) due to injury. Currently the JV Coach at Robbinsdale Cooper High School and play in several slow-pitch recreational/competitive adult leagues around the Twin Cities. One of the reasons why I love softball is because the sport provides an opportunity to be active while learning life lessons that are applicable at any stage in life.
An Iowa native, attended St. Olaf College where she was a relief pitcher and four year letter winner in softball. After college, Sarah moved to Chicago for work and started coaching softball at the Latin School of Chicago in 2014. Under Sarah’s leadership, the team advanced to the first Regional Championship in ten years. Over her time at Latin, the team won the Regional Championship game three years. Sarah was named Conference Coach of the Year in 2018. In 2018 Sarah and her family relocated to Minnesota when she accepted a role in Risk and Internal Audit with Piper Sandler. Sarah was named head coach for Robbinsdale Cooper Varsity Softball in the fall of 2018. In addition to coaching at Cooper, Sarah runs pitching softball skills clinics and individual pitching lessons.