HIGH SCHOOL: Freedom (#16)
CLUB TEAM: WI Fear (#16)
HOMETOWN: Freedom, WI
SKILLS: 1.85 pop, 61 mph catcher velocity, 55 mph IF, 68 mph exit, 3.30 home-1st, 7.09 home-2nd
2020 CLUB (WI FEAR): .500 BA, .531 OBP, .600 SLG, 1.131 OPS, 32 PA, 15 H, 3 2B, 5 RBI, 5 R, .971 FPCT
JUNIOR (FREEDOM H.S.): .390 AVG, .451 OBP, .780 SLG, 1.231 OPS, 32 hits, 13 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 11 R, 29 RBIs, 8 BB, 4/4 SB, 82 AB in 26 games
Catching: 9 CS, 4 PIK
FRESHMAN (FREEDOM H.S.): Starting catcher, .286 BA, .412 OBP, .333 SLG, .745 OPS, 42 AB, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 3 R, 8 BB, .975 FPCT
JUNIOR (FREEDOM H.S.)
1st-Team North Eastern All-Conference (catcher)
CLUB (WI FEAR)
2 MVP Awards – 2020 Swim ‘n Slide Summer Classic
2020 Team Captain
2019 Team Wisconsin Selection
MVP – 2018 Midwest National Championships
FRESHMAN (FREEDOM H.S.)
Lizzy Wesoloski is a 2022 C/SS/UTL from Freedom HS. Lizzy has good size and power, and will surprise you with her ability at the plate. During the abbreviated 2020 club season, she compiled a .500 average, with a .600 slugging and a 1.131 OPS. Lizzy has a solid approach to hitting, smooth swing and is a patient hitter, rarely chasing pitches. Lizzy has an exit velocity of 68 MPH. She’s also a fundamentally sound catcher, reading and interpreting the game well, and can control her pitchers. Lizzy has a strong arm, boasting a pop time of 1.85 and a 61 MPH overhand throw. Her competitive spirit is infectious, as she works hard on and off the field to craft her skill. Lizzy is most effective as a middle of the lineup hitter. Lizzy has tremendous upside, and will make an impact with any college program.
— Chad Tuszkiewicz, ScoutU Scout, 414-313-9881, Chad@ScoutU.com
Lizzy is everything a coach wants in a leader. She has a tireless work ethic and is not afraid to ask questions. She is athletic both in softball and basketball. Lizzy continues to work hard on her receiving as well as her footwork on throw downs. Lizzy’s arm is one of her strengths. A consistent throwing program/arm strengthening program would be helpful to keep her arm above average. Lizzy has parts of a strong swing. She is good at creating good contact. Lizzy is working on driving through the ball with more consistency and to all parts of the field.
— David Cherney, Freedom H.S. coach
I’ve been asked to give my feedback on Lizzy and talk about her athletic abilities, character and work ethic. In my honest opinion, those are just a few of the things that make her an ideal athlete to coach. I have had the honor of coaching Lizzy this past year, and at first look you can tell she has a natural athletic demeanor about herself. She holds her head high and has a noticeable confidence on the field, even after doing something less than her normal perfection. Lizzy is always eager to learn and wants to get the most out of every practice and game experience possible. When I originally recruited her to be on my team, I was under the impression she was only a catcher and that was the only position she could succeed at. After a few practices, she took hold of every drill for every position and dominated physically. Whatever task you give her, she will pursue it until she feels she was successful.
After a month of the new season, I realized I needed a more challenging environment for her, so I made her team captain. I wanted to see if she could take her determination and work ethic and rally the team into the same mindset. She is a tremendous team leader and extremely invested in the well-being and success of the team, as a whole and individually in each teammate. I have her help run practices from time to time, because she is organized and detailed in what was done and who improved at each skill.
As a coach, Lizzy is what you hope all your athletes would be like. During quarantine we were not allowed to meet as a group, but Lizzy contacted me every Sunday for workouts and drills for things she was struggling with. She would report back each week with her positives and negatives of each drill and workout, suggestions to make workouts harder, and how to get as much as possible out of them. Whether it be controlling the flow of the game behind the plate, obnoxiously cheering on her team from the bench, or having one-on-one conversations with teammates, Lizzy gives 110% and that is all a coach could ask for. Every coach has the dream that the athletes they put time and effort into will go on to play at the highest level imaginable. I strongly trust that Lizzy would dominate at the college level.
— Kaylie Kuhnke, WI Fear coach
MESSAGE FROM LIZZY
My name is Elizabeth Wesoloski, and I’m a 2022 graduate from Freedom High School in Wisconsin. I am 5-foot-9, 160 pounds with my primary position being catcher, but I also play shortstop. Academically, I own a 3.84 GPA. Currently, I have a .500 batting average with a .531 OBP. My throwing velocity is 61 mph, while my pop time averages 1.85 seconds. I believe my arm and my ability to control/frame pitches help me stand out.
I personally pride myself in my overall ability to control the game. On the field, I communicate well with my team so everyone is ready every play. I work hard in the offseason – whether it be practice, workouts or by myself. In the classroom, I take honors classes, and intend to take AP courses in the future. In college, I am looking to pursue a degree within the medical field. Other activities I enjoy include playing basketball, coaching little league, volunteering and traveling.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I hope to talk to you soon!
ACADEMICS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Class rank: NA
Academic achievements: National Honor Society
Community service: Volunteer coach for younger brother’s baseball team, volunteer coach for youth softball & basketball camps, help grandma with food trailer
Other sports: Basketball
Extracurricular activities: Band
September 12-13: King of the Hill (Salem)
October 24-25: Rock the Awareness (TInley Park)