The Trevian Pitching Program features private and group lessons with Northwestern University standout and former professional softball player Eileen Canney. Eileen has 9 years of experience providing pitching instruction, and the TGSA is proud to have Eileen as a role model and coach for our pitchers.
Here is an overview of Eileen's impressive softball accomplishments and career highlights:
Northwestern University Softball playing career: -Four-time All-Big Ten selection -Two-time All-American -Two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year -2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year -Two straight Women’s College World Series appearances 2006, 2007 -Currently tied for NCAA single game strikeout record with 28 strikeouts in an 18 inning game against Minnesota in 2006. -Graduated with a career overall record of 97-35 (ties Northwestern record), 1,142 strikeouts, 1.63 ERA, 39 shutouts, 8 saves, .177 opponents batting average, 3 career no-hitters, 1 perfect game.Professional Softball playing career: -2nd overall pick in the 2007 National Professional Fastpitch (NPF) Draft -Played for New England Riptide in 2007, 2008; and Chicago Bandits in 2009 and 2010. -Lead NPF in strikeouts and ERA in 2007. -NPF Pitcher of the Year in 2009. -Played for Denso in the Professional Japanese Softball League in 2010 and 2011. -Member of USA National team in 2010. -Won 3 gold medals with the USA National Team.Softball Coaching Career:-Assistant coach at University of Illinois, Chicago Flames from 2011-2015.-Coached team to win two Horizon League regular season titles in 2013 and 2015.-Coached two players to receive Horizon League Pitcher of the Year honors.Personal:-Majored in Human Development Psychological Services at Northwestern University.-Lives in Lincolnwood, IL. with her husband, Andrew and 2 year old daughter, Lila.