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Gryphon Softball

Gryphon Softball
Gryphon Softball

Team Details

2022 Tryout Info

Tryouts are tentatively scheduled for Friday September 2nd 5:30-7:30pm, Sunday September 4th 11-1pm and Monday September 5th 11-1pm at the Main Diamond on campus located behind the football stadium. Please fill out the form below prior to the first tryout. Looking forward to seeing everyone in September!

League Re-branding!

One April 21, 2022, the OIWFA announced a name change to Ontario University Softball (OUS). The decision to re-brand was passed by unanimous vote of the 13 members in our league at our 2021 Annual General Meeting in December 2021. As a result, our team has changed our name from "Gryphon's Fastpitch" to "Gryphon's Softball"

New Coaches Alert!

Please check our social media to learn more about our new coaches experiences and what their goals are for the team.

Derrick Nowe - Head Coach 

Steve Blenkhorn - Assistant Coach 

Glynn Leake - Assistant Coach 

Jade Nowe - Assistant Coach  

We are excited to finally be back on the diamond for the upcoming Fall 2021 season. We play in the OIWFA and this year we will be playing against McMaster, Western, Windsor, Brock, Laurier, and Waterloo. All the games are scheduled Friday evenings or Saturday and Sunday during the day - no games are held during the week. We practice Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the season. We are fortunate enough to have diamonds on campus to use for all our practices and home games. This year, our games will run from September 18th until October 17th with championships to follow on October 23rd and 24th. All spectators must complete the OIWFA Screening Form ( for home and away games. For home games, we also require that our spectators complete the University of Guelph COVID-19 Screening Form ( and wear a mask even when physically distanced. 

During the winter semester, we offer indoor strength and conditioning sessions as well as skills training. We have recently formed a partnership with the Guelph Gators to use their batting cages too! 

We host fundraisers throughout the year and the coaching staff travel across Ontario throughout the summer watching future players play during the summer months.

2021 Roster

Full Name

Academic Year


Kapri McIlravey



Ainsley Rooney


Biomedical Science 

Mika Wadden


Criminal Justice and Public Policy

Justine Styles


Agricultural Science

Jessica Seifried


MSc Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

Elisa Tretter


Marketing Management

Alyssa Bruninik


Microbiology (Co-op)

Payton Ronald


Animal Biology

Justine Leake 


Kinesiology (Guelph-Humber)

Emma Bulloch


Environmental Science 

Kelly Hubbs



Charlotte Gregus


Human Kinetics

Jordan Mullaley


Agricultural Science

Tamara Vanderheide


Accounting (Co-op)

Tash Blenkhorn


Marine Biology

Caitlyn Bredschneider 


Biological Sciences

Emily Everest


Marine and Freshwater Biology

Renee Leake


Kinesiology (Guelph-Humber)



$200 per season - ***subject to change

***Team fees vary based on the number of girls on the team and the season's schedule. All clubs memberships require a pre-requisite base athletics membership.  Currently enrolled, on-campus students already have this prerequisite membership during the Fall and Winter semesters.  For all other community participants and students attending classes in the summer months, a monthly base membership is required for purchase before enrolling into a club

Practice Time

Tuesday's and Wednesday's 5:30-7:30pm on the Main Diamond


If you have any questions, please contact us at 

You can also contact our coaches directly via cell phone

Head Coach: Derrick Nowe (519)573-8711

Assistant Coach: Steve Blenkhorn (519)572-8411

Assistant Coach: Glynn Leake (416)451-9619

Assistant Coach: Jade Nowe (517)358-1689

Manager: Jessica Seifried (416)420-8741


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