Eileen Canney Linnehan is a Northwestern University standout and former professional softball player. Eileen has over 10 years of experience providing pitching instruction, and the Trevians are proud to have Eileen as a role model and coach for our pitchers.

Please contact Eileen directly at eileencanney @ gmail . com to arrange private pitching lessons.

Eileen’s bio:

  • Professional Softball Playing Career
    • National Pro Fastpitch, Chicago Bandits, 2009 NPF Pitcher of the Year
    • USA National Team, 2010 & 2011
  • Northwestern University Softball Playing Career, Class of 2007
    • 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; something no private institution had ever accomplished before then
    • 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.
    • NU Athletic Hall of Fame member, Class of 2013
  • 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
  • Off The Field
    • Majored in Human Development Psychological Services at Northwestern University
    • Chairs a successful psych consulting business ECL Consulting ( consultwithecl.com )
      • Providing an individualized approach to empower athletes by destigmatizing mental blocks, the yips, and performance anxiety
    • Lives in Lincolnwood, IL with her husband and fellow NU alum, Andrew, daughter Lila, and son Parke

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