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SB_champs_2021Marist's softball team won the state title in thrilling fashion on Thursday, June 18 at Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria, Ill. The team first faced defending state champion Huntley High School and won 1-0 during pitcher Abby Dunning's (2021) no hitter. Just hours later, at 5 p.m., the RedHawks took on Lincoln-Way Central (LWC) in the title game. Out to an early lead, the RedHawks were up 3-1 as they entered the seventh inning. LWC had one on and one out but their next two hits were fly balls that Isabel Cunnea and Kaitlyn Wright caught, respectively, to end the game. 

Two games in one day and heat above 90 degrees was a challenge, especially for Dunning who pitched both games, but the RedHawks battled through for the program's third state title (2012, 2015). The team also placed fourth in state in 2017 and 2019. 

This season, the RedHawks were undefeated in the state of Illinois and had only one 1-0 loss to Indiana power Lake Central. In the playoffs, The team defeated Oak Park-River Forest and York to win the sectional title and Hinsdale Central and Proviso West to capture the regional title. The head coach is Colleen Biebel Phelan '07. after winning the super-sectional title in a game (10-0) over Taft High School. 

The team was ranked fifth in the nation according to MaxPreps. They outscored opponents in playoffs 65-2.


Abby Dunning '21 - Gatorade Softball Player of the Year & Southtown Player of the Year


All-Conference Honors

Kali Case '21

Izzy Cunnea '23

Eileen Donahue '23

Abby Dunning '21

Easton Lotus '21

Kaitlyn Wright '22


Abby Dunning '21, All-State First Team

Easton Lotus '21, All-State First Team 

Kali Case '21, All-State Second Team

Izzy Cunnea  '23 All-State Second Team



2 Maggie O'Brien IF 5'8" 2021
3 Kaitlyn Wright IF 5'5" 2022
4 Morgan Rogers OF 5'6" 2023
6 Kali Case OF 5'3" 2021
7 Abby Dunning P 5'4" 2021
8 Emily Bojan C, IF 5'11" 2022
10 Sierra Olivia Sass OF, IF 58'0" 2022
11 Kylie Sinal C, IF 5'5" 2022
12 Easton Lotus IF 5'4" 2021
13 Maggie Gazda P, IF 5'7" 2022
14 Caroline O'Brien C, OF 5'1" 2024
15 Isabel Cunnea OF 5'8" 2023
16 Gianna Richy IF 5'10" 2022
17 Brooke McNichols P, IF 5'4" 2022
18 Maia Pietrzak IF 5'4" 2023
19 Eileen Donahue IF 5'8" 2023


Photo Gallery

  • IHSA Class 4A Softball Champions enjoy a reception at Marist June 22, 2021
  • Softball IHSA 4A State Champions June 17, 2021
  • Softball wins SuperSectional with 10-0 victory over Taft on June 14, 2021
  • 2021 IHSA Class 4A Regional Champions
  • Abby Dunning sets Marist school record for career strikeouts with 218 on May 22, 2021
  • Softball is 2019 IHSA Class 4A Sectional Champions by defeating Riverside-Brookfield 1-0 on May 31, 2019
  • Softball team joins NLI signees Mia Crotty, Wisconsin, Oshkosh; and Brianna Brown, University of Pennsylvania as they sign NLI to continue their softball careers in college. November 13, 2019
  • Marist RedHawks Softball wins 2019 Sectional Championship with 1-0 win over RB
  • Softball Team heading to East Peoria for State Championship June 8, 2017
  • Alexis Rogers (University of Tennessee-Martin) and Coach Biebel on National Signing Day. November 9, 2016
  • A family affair as Alexis Rogers signs letter of intent to play softball at University Tennessee-Martin.
  • Alexis and teammates on national Signing Day at Marist November 9, 2016.
  • Alexis Rogers signs letter of Intent to play softball at University Tennessee-Martin on NSD November 9, 2016.
  • Alexis Rogers with Coach Biebel signs Letter of Intent to continue her academic and softball career at University of Tennessee-Martin on November 9, 2016.
  • Alexis Rogers with Coach Biebel signs Letter of Intent to continue her academic and softball career at University of Tennessee-Martin on November 9, 2016.
  • PHOTO: Marist seniors signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level at a ceremony April 13. They are (seated from left) Maggie Murphy, Alexis Jones, Madeline McHugh, Emily Reilly, Paige Egan (second row) Kyle O’Farrell, Haley Belcik, Amanda McIlhany, Gabby Moran, Ben Chaffee, Aaron Kummer, (third row) Zach Sefcik, Jack Snyder, Patrick Bradford, Michael Burcl, and John Carmody.
  • The Stanley Cup and Mike Gapski visit Marist on August 13 and are pictured with State Champion softball team.
  • Softball celebrates 2-1 victory over OPRF in State semi-final June 12, 2015
  • Things are looking up for Marist softball
  • Senior Day 2015 supporting Emily Beazley
  • State Championship softball team poses with medals upon return to Marist
  •   Hanging out in center field
  •  Softball Team heading to the Final Four June 11, 2015
  •  Softball State Champions pose with medals upon return to Marist June 13, 2015
  • Regional Champions after defeating Oak Lawn 3-0 on June 1, 2015 at Marist
  • IHSA CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPS June 13, 2015
  • We're Number 1
  • Marist 2015 IHSA State Softball Champions are all smiles after defeating OPRF in a come from behind 2-1 victory at East Side Center in Peoria June 12, 2015
  • The softball awards displayed at reception for Marist State Softball Champs include plaques for ESCC 1st Place, IHSA Regional, IHSA Sectional, IHSA Super Sectional and the IHSA Class 4A State Championship Trophy.
  • Softball with IHSA Super Sectional Plaque after defeating Downers Grove South 5-4 at Benedictine University June 9, 2015
  • Marist claims IHSA Sectional Championship defeating Mother McAuley 5-3 on June 6, 2015
  • Marist 2015 IHSA State Softball Champions enjoy a Welcome Home Reception at Marist on June 13, 2015
  • 2015 Marist Redhawk Freshman Softball Team
  • 2015 Marist Redhawk JV Softball Team
  • 2015 Marist Redhawk Varsity Softball Team
  • Varsity Softball Team wears orange ribbon and writes "17" on their spikes to support Mac Lim!
  • Coach Bromberek hugs Brooke Wyderski to celebrate the first State Championship in any Girls' athletic program!
  • The 2012 Marist RedHawk State Championship Softball Team
  • Marist celebrates after Haley Richy's Grand Slam in the State Championship Game!
  • Kaitlin Kenny, Kristen Klutcharch, and Katie Caufield celebrate after recording the final out of the Semi Final game.
  • Kari Caulfield lays out to make a play!