Coach Brittney Spraul

Brittney Spraul

SENIOR (2019): Second Team All MVC...Played in 45 games with 43 starts...finished with 35 runs, 38 hits, batted in 34 runs and recorded 10 homes runs... ended the season with a .264 batting average, .371 on base percentage and a .535 slugging percentage... Batted in two runs
on three hits against Toledo (2/8)... Hit her first home run of the season against North Florida (2/17)... Recorded four RBIs hitting 2 home runs against Indiana State (3/16)...Went 3 for 3 at the plate against Bradley (4/19)...ended the season with 281 put outs and 27 assists.

JUNIOR (2018): Played in 49 games while making 48 starts … Tied for second on the team with three home runs … Batted .204 in 137 plate appearances … Had 28 hits on the season, seven of which were extra-base hits … Stole six bases in seven attempts … Drove in 17 runners … Had eight multi-hit games in 2018 … Totaled four RBI at Belmont (3/3), which set a new career mark … Hit her first home run of the season against UMKC (3/10).

SOPHOMORE (2017): Named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team ... Played and started in 51 games ... 34 starts came at second base ... Had a batting average of .242 with an on base percentage of .348 ... Had 37 hits, scored 23 runs and tallied 19 RBI ... Ranked second on the team with six stolen bases ... Also ranked second on the squad in assists (88) ... Tallied six multi-hit games ... Had two home runs with four RBI vs Bradley (4/15)... Went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in an 8-0 win over Toledo (2/10).

FRESHMAN (2016): Played in 55 games ... Drew 54 starting assignments at third base ... Began her collegiate career with a hit in six straight games ... Had five multi-hit games ... Batted .217 on the season with 26 hits, 20 runs and 20 RBI ... Hit her first collegiate home run vs. Buffalo (3/6) ... Had a three-RBI game vs. Loyola (4.17).

HIGH SCHOOL: Tallied a .438 career batting average with 17 home runs and 26 RBI and only striking out 10 times … Helped lead her team to a state championship in 2014 while being named to the all-state squad … Member of the St. Louis All Star team as a senior … Named to the St. Louis Dispatch All-Star team in 2014 and 2013… All-Conference, All-District, All-Regional honoree four straight seasons… Member of the 98 Dream Team in 2014 and
2013… Named MVP of the JCAA conference as a junior … All-State academic Second-Team honoree as a junior and senior … Lettered in basketball and soccer … Member of the National Honor Society.

Graduated from DeSoto High


Coach Courtney Budrovich

SENIOR (2019): Second Team All-MVC... played in all 51 games with 51 starts... finished the season with 30 runs, 40 hits, 40 RBI, 8 home runs and 8 stolen bases... recorded a .261 batting averages... .359 on base percentage and a .4777 slugging percentage... went three for three at the plate scoring two runs and batting in a run against South Dakota State (2/10)... went four for four at the plate with two RBIs and two doubles against McNeese State (3/2)... recorded four RBIs on two hits against Murray State (3/10)... recorded three hits and crossed the plate twice against Loyola (5/4).

JUNIOR (2018): Made 49 starts while playing in 51 games … Made an appearance on the mound in 11 games … Hit .231 in 134 at bats … Had 31 hits in 2018, nine went for extra-base … Drove in 12 runners … Stole four bags … Struck out five batters in 19 innings of pitching … Scored two or more runs in three games … Had three hits in a game on three occasions … Seven multi-hit games in 2018 … Hit her first home run of the season in a home win over Illinois State (4/29) … Recorded her first career triple against UMKC (3/10).

SOPHOMORE (2017): Saw action in 41 games ... Made 28 starts in the outfield for the Panthers ... Had a batting average of .167 with 12 hits, 17 runs, one home run and five RBI ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. Tennessee Tech (3/3) ... Batted 2-for-4 with three runs and a double in the 2017 MVC Tournament ... Tied for third on the team with five stolen bases.

FRESHMAN (2016): Played in 57 games ... Made 56 starts at second base (other start came as a designated player) ... Went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI vs. South Dakota State (2/14) ... Went 3-for-4 with two runs a double and an RBI vs. Michigan State (2/19) ... Tallied her third three-hit game of the season at Bradley (4/10) when she went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, which included her first home run ... Hit her second home run of the year vs. Drake (4/19) ... Had 10 multi-hit games ... Batted .286 with 46 hits, 35 runs, 18 RBI, five doubles and two home runs.

HIGH SCHOOL: Posted a career batting average of .483, while striking out 497 batters in 407 innings of work … Named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year as a senior... Batted .567 while helping her team win a state title and being named player of the year and co-MVP of the JCAA conference … Team captain as a senior… Named to the All-State team as a freshman, junior, and senior … All-Conference, All-District, All-Regional, and All-State academic honoree four straight seasons … Member of the 98 Dream Team in 2011, 2013, and 2014 while being named MVP in 2013 and 2014 … Also lettered in basketball, earning All-District honors in 2014 and all-conference in 2013 and 2014 … Named 2015 Army Reserve Scholarship Athlete of the Year … Member of the National Honor Society.

Coach Nicole Krodinger

Coach John Kiene

John Kiene

Coach Kiene began coaching CYC softball in 1969 at age 19. In 1976, he started the South City Flames, a 16U Khoury League team. Entered in 1980 Women’s ball. In 1982 the name was changed to St. Louis Esprit which would go on to become a multi team organization. During the ‘80’s won five Women’s Major ASA Metro titles. Returned to coaching Youth ball in 1990. Esprit teams reached ASA 18A Nationals in 4 consecutive seasons and in 1996 captured the NSA 18U “A” World Series.
Coach Kiene was inducted into the St. Louis Softball Hall of Fame in ‘2000. He has also coached seven players who are also in the SLSHOF. With the ASA, now USA Softball, Coach Kiene has served as a Deputy Commissioner, Metro Player Rep and more recently as a USA Softball Metro Junior Olympic Commissioner.
Between 2000 and 2015, Kiene coached Esprit teams to several ASA, NSA and PGF Nationals.
In 2016, Coach Kiene joined the St. Louis Chaos and was a member of the coaching staff of the 2018 USA Softball, Junior Olympic Cup National Champions. Among his many duties with Chaos, he has served as the Alumni Coordinator since 2018.

Contact Info:

Phone: 314-409-8277