2021 10U Rebels Softball


Manager - Liz Nahavandi

She was an All-State softball player at Plymouth-Canton High School where she also captained the volleyball and tennis teams. She played softball at the University of Michigan from 2000 – 2003.  While there she won 4 Big 10 Championships, 2 Regional titles and participated in 2 College World Series.  Liz was on the Captains Board speaking for the team at the World Series Banquet. She played her travel ball with the Finesse organization.  Daughter Aria just competed on the South Portage LL machine pitch All- Star team.

Assistant Coach - Tom Scavarda

Pitching and Hitting Instructor - Smiley Verduzco

Coach Smiley has been coaching baseball and softball for over 40 years. Smiley has coached each sport from youth leagues through high school. Smiley has also worked with college and minor league players. Growing up in California, Coach Smiley received his hitting instructions from Vince and Dominic DiMaggio, brothers of the great Joe DiMaggio. Coach Steve is his youngest son. His middle son, David, was an outstanding Division I pitcher at Yale, who was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and played in their Organization. Smiley's oldest son, Bob, played baseball, basketball and football in high school and was the starting quarterback at Yale in the late 80's.

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