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Cutting Edge Alumni

Cutting Edge has placed more D-1 players than any other training center in the Bay Area


This page is dedicated to our Cutting Edge students who have gone on to play and or coach at the collegiate level.  Although CES has only been in existance for 8 years there is many years of combined coaching between Leann Emery (Pres. of Cutting Edge) and her staff.   The CES staff has been guiding players to the top level for years and we are so proud of their accomplishments.

This page is dedicated to:

Tori Nyberg,  Jerrica Castagano, Jackie Hill, and Tyler Walker

Stanford Grad, Former Pitching Coach for Northwestern Univ, 2011 Hall of Fame San Mateo Inductee

  • 2011 San Mateo Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Received: Pac 10 Player of the Week Honors at Stanford Univ.

  • First Team All-State Pitcher Honors

  • 2 All-State Records 35 wins (E.R.A. of 0.22) and 108 Consecutive Shutout Innings

  • 2 Consecutive CCS Championships

  • MVP of San Mateo League,

  • CCS Co-Player of the Year 1999

Tori then went on to be an Asst. Pitching Coach at Northwestern University (2004-2010). In two short years her pitchers lead them to championship 2006 College World Series Game.   The first time that Northwestern Cats had made it to the Series in over 25 years.

(San Jose, Ca) Leigh High School; Scholarship Athlete for Penn State, Cal-Hi Female Athlete of the Year 2006, CCS Player of the Year 2006, CCS Champions 2004

  • Big 10 Player of the Week 2008, 2010

  • Penn State Athlete of the Week 2008

  • NFCA All-Great Lakes Region 1st Team: 2008

  • Penn State Team Caption: 2009, 2010, 2011

  • Big Ten All Academic Honors 2009, 2010

  • MHAL 1ST Team All League: 2004, 2005, 2006

Jackie retired 211 batters with strikeouts in 2010, the 3rd highest record in Penn State History

(Belmont, Ca) Carlmont High School, Scholarship Athlete for Santa Clara University, First Team All-State Pitcher 2004, Cal Hi Female Athlete of the Year 2004

  • Carlmont Team  Record of 28-1, ERA: 0.19, IP 151; 197 SO, 16BB, 65H

  • 2004 Jerrica was named to the California First Team "All State" Team

  • 2004 Cal-Hi Female Athlete of The Year

  • 2004 Mercury News Senior Athlete of the Year

  • 2003 Mercury News Junior Athlete of the Year

  • 2003 & 2004 San Mateo Player of the Year

  • 2- Time 1st Team All League (CCS) 2003, 2004

Jerrica led Carlmont to 3 league championships, two CCS DII crowns and 1 CCS DI Title.  Currently, Jerrica holds the record for SO ( 657) in the history of the Carlmont Softball Program.  Jerrica's E.R.A. are also the lowest in softball program; 2002 (0.07) 2003 (0.37), 2004 (0.19)

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