About Softball Youth
Hey Everyone! Please, call me Allie and avoid the ridiculous last name 🙂 I recently relocated my family to Louisville to begin this position as the Director of Fastpitch Softball. I have spent the last 10 years coaching Division I softball and am so excited about this new venture! I genuinely love the game and sharing that love with other coaches, athletes and parents across the country at our events. I have two beautiful children that have changed my life – daughter, Brooks Vivian and son, Bruder Reid and enjoy carting them around while traveling to new places in my free time.
What is your favorite sports movie, and which character would you be in it?
My favorite sports movie is obviously, “A League of Their Own.” I’d like to think I would be Dottie Hinson, because she’s the superstar of the league. But in all reality, I am probably Doris Murphy – the one that steps in when Jimmy Dugan can’t perform his management duties. Plus – she’s a heck of an infielder 🙂
What is the wisest thing anyone has ever told you?
I consider my father to be a very zen, wise man. He always tells me “things are so much more beautiful when you have to work for them.” I think of that saying a lot during any time of struggle, and it helps me get to the other side.
Hey Everyone! My name is Alicja Wolny-and yes it is spelled with a J but pronounced just like Alisha. 😉 I was born and raised in Northern California and moved to Louisville in 2009 where I was recruited to play softball for the University of Louisville. GO CARDS! I ended my collegiate career in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. I continue to spread my love of the game through 502 Softball Academy giving lessons and practicing with teams. I am the typical crazy fur baby mom to my little girl Kona May and my family is what makes my world spin (Hi Mom, Dad, and Bro!) I have an European passport so traveling all over the world is my JAM and spending time with my loved ones is where my free time goes. Excited to make softball grow with the Athletx family!
What sport did you play growing up?
Softball! I started playing when I was 3 and recently hung up the cleats at age 28. I played elite travel ball growing up and continued my career at the University of Louisville. I was an All-4 time BIG EAST player and became an All-American in 2013. I then continued my career playing for Great Britain’s Women’s Softball Team. I played 4 tours including 2 European Cups, 1 World Cup, and the Olympic Trials for Tokyo 2020.
Any special talents?
I may or may not be able to talk with my mouth closed.