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Click above to see an updated list of recent former Diamonds now playing college softball



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Behind every successful youth sports organization is a group of anonymous volunteers that put in whatever is needed to help things run smoothly.  For the past 22 years Ron Kunkel has been one of those people for the Naperville Diamonds.  

Ron came to the organization in 2000 as a coach and joined the Board of Directors in 2001. In 2006 he was elected president of the organization, a position he held for ten years. For the past six years Ron has stayed on the Diamonds board as our liaison with the Naperville Park District. Ron has scheduled the fields and umpires for all of the friendlies and tournaments our teams have hosted, an enormous task. Up until last year he also served as the President of the Southwest Suburban (SWS) League. But perhaps most importantly, is the incredible resource he has been to myself and other current and former board members over the years. Ron has always been a level-headed voice of reason in even the most chaotic of environments. To put it simply: The Naperville Diamonds would not be in the place we are today without Ron’s leadership.

Ron recently retired and left Naperville behind for Wisconsin. Myself and the rest of the board want to acknowledge and thank Ron for everything he has done for the Naperville Diamonds over the last 22 years.

Enjoy your retirement Ron!  



A look at some of top performances over the last year. Go Diamonds!

  • 9u Ottlinger takes USSSA Stingray Showdown Awesome weekend for the 9u Ottlinger squad, which won the championship of the USSSA Stingray Showdown July 17 in Palatine.
  • 14u Sullivan takes SWS title Congrats to the 14u Sullivan team for winning the 2022 SWS end-off-season tournament. Way to represent!!
  • 10u Buhot wins Roselle Battle of the Bats Huge congrats to the 10u Buhot squad for taking the Roselle Battle of the Bats Championship July 17 in a 12-9 victory over the Elk Grove Fire. Way to go!!!
  • 9u Ottlinger takes CTW Spring Fever title Congrats to the 9u Ottlinger squad for winning the championship at the CTW Spring Fever tourney May 22. This crew went 7-0 on the weekend, outscoring its opponents 75-18. Great job ladies!
  • 9u Ottlinger takes Panda Fastpitch title High fives all around for the 9u Ottlinber squad for bringing home the Panda Fastpitch May Day tournament title May 7 in Kenosha. Way to go ladies!!
  • 18u Schmidt takes PGF Hodag title! Congrats to the 18u Schmidt squad for going 6-0 and winning the title at the PGF Hodag Winter Fest Jan. 30 in Rhinelander, WI. The Diamonds outscored its opposition 51-12 on the weekend. Way to go ladies!!!
  • 14u Rossi wins West Suburban Softball League Congrats to the 14u Rossi team for bringing home the 2021 West Suburban Softball League championship. Huge moment for this ever-improving squad. Can't wait to see what's next ladies!
  • 10u Bowser takes USSSA NIT Congrats to the 10u Bowser squad for taking the title at the USSSA Sizzling 7 NIT in Portage, Indiana June 19-20. The squad battled through eight games to bring home the title. Way to go ladies!
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Naperville Diamonds Softball Association

Welcome to the 28th year of Naperville Diamonds Softball!

Established in 1994, the Naperville Diamonds is one of the largest travel softball organizations in Illinois, designed for girls from 7 to 18 years of age. It is our mission, through the sport of softball, to help grow strong, confident, successful young women. 

From our tournament programs that compete with the top teams throughout the Midwest to our in-house developmental division, there is a softball home for everyone with the Diamonds.

This past spring, 79 Diamonds played IHSA softball for 23 different Chicago-area high schools. More than 20 former Diamonds are currently playing college softball. 

In 2016 we opened our indoor training facility, "The Diamond Mine," as one of the premier indoor facilities in the Midwest. An addition in the fall of 2018 now gives Diamonds players more than 18,000 square feet of off-season training space.

Each of the past two seasons the Diamonds have been the Chicago home for The Packaged Deal, the No. 1 softball clinic in America.

The Diamonds are a non-profit organization that survives thanks to the countless hours of so many volunteers. Please consider donating your time or other resources so we can continue providing exceptional athletic opportunities for your children.

Go Diamonds!


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About The Diamonds

Naperville Diamonds (NDSA) 
2863 West 95th Street
Unit 143-307 
Naperville, IL 60564 

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