Trevians 18 Co-Head Coach Dana Dolinko is in her ninth year of coaching fastpitch softball. She started as an assistant in the Vernon Hills Stingers program, returned to Trevians Fastpitch with her dad in 2016, and is now Co-Head Coach of Trevians 18.
Dana played high-level fastpitch during her career. She was a Trevians player for the first six years of her travel softball career (2006-2011). She was a member of the New Trier Varsity in 2014 and 2015, catching in 2014 and pitching in 2015. Her senior high school season (2015) she earned Central Suburban League All-Conference honors, was the 22nd Century Media All-Area First Team pitcher, and was awarded New Trier’s Ari Chester Memorial Scholarship. She then played for Union College in Schenectady, New York, where she was in the lineup virtually every inning of every game while there, starting 120 games as either a pitcher, second baseman or shortstop. She made 84 pitching appearances in four seasons, starting 66 games, and throwing 29 complete games. She tossed a total of 343 innings in her college career (9th place all-time at Union) and racked up 126 strikeouts. As a senior co-captain, she hit .304, with 10 doubles, 1 triple and 1 home run, with 24 RBI and a team-high 45 total bases. Dana earned Liberty League All-Academic Team honors all three years she was eligible (2017-2019), and was a Division III NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete in both 2018 and 2019. A combined biology/physics major at Union, Dana earned a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2023, and she will begin medical school at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University in August 2023. In the meantime, Dana loves coaching with her Dad on the Trevians 18 team, and enjoys bringing her knowledge of the game to the high-level of competitive travel softball played by the Trevians 18. Dana is also the current Commissioner of the North Suburban Fastpitch League.
NOTABLE FASTPITCH COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- 2022 (Trevians 18) PGF Midwest Championships (t-13)
- 2022 (Trevians 18) USA Softball Chicago Metro Association18UA Metro Championship Runners Up
- 2021 (Trevians 18) USA Softball Chicago Metro Association18UA Metro Championship Runners Up
- 2021 (Trevians 18) Radtke Memorial Classic USA Softball A Qualifier Runners Up
- 2019 (Trevians 18) Rock the Awareness PGF Midwest Regional Qualifier Runners Up
- 2018 (Trevians 18) USA Softball A Northern Nationals (t-5)
- 2017 (Trevians 18) Heartland Series USA Softball A National Qualifier Champions
- 2016 (VH Stingers 14U DD) ASA B Northern Nationals (t-13)
- 2016 (VH Stingers 14U DD) McHenry County Heatwave NAFA A National Qualifier Runners Up
- 2016 (VH Stingers 14U DD) BNGSA Field of Dreams Champions