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jesse brockman

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Baseball Hitting/Defense

Softball Hitting/Defense

Jesse was a four year varsity starter throughout high school.  After high school he served four years active duty in the US Air Force.  He was stationed in Germany and North Dakota and deployed to Iraq once.  When his military service was complete, he attended UW-Stout where he played baseball for two years then transitioned into an assistant coach for three years.  Currently he plays shortstop for the Osseo Merchants in the Chippewa River Baseball League.

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melissa panchyshyn

Nutrition

Melissa is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has always been passionate about health and fitness, which inspired her decision to pursue a profession in the nutrition field. Her mission is to help others achieve their goals whether it be improving athletic performance or general health and wellness. She meets individually with clients to set personal goals and provides them with nutrition education to meet those goals. Melissa’s professional career includes work at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Stout, and is currently employed at Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District. Melissa is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Wisconsin Dietetic Association. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and Master’s degree in Food and Nutritional Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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scott cramer

Softball Pitching

Scott is an Eau Claire native, who graduated from North High School in 1981. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1985. Afterward, he embarked on a seven year helicopter pilot career, which included a combat tour in the Persian Gulf. He enjoyed pitching at high levels of fastpitch softball in Annapolis, Pensacola, and San Diego during his active duty years. Scott has coached at all levels of youth baseball and softball. His high school softball coaching career began at North High School in 2011 where he served as the pitching coach. He also coached at Fall Creek High School, and Bloomer High School.

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luke eide

Baseball Pitching

Luke was a 4-year varsity starter throughout his high school career. He was all-conference four times, including player of the year once. He participated in the WIAA state baseball tournament in 2013. During his college career, he went on to pitch at UW-Stout. Luke now pitches for the Osseo Merchants in the Chippewa River Baseball League.

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Matt Miller

Baseball Hitting/Defense

Softball Hitting/Defense

Matt graduated from Eau Claire Memorial where he was 1st team all conference and 2nd team all state 1998. Matt attended UW-Stout 2000-2001 under Joe Vavra. He then ventured off to Western Oklahoma State College where he played 2 years of baseball with a .375 and 7 home run career there. Matt started his Amateur playing career in 1999 with the Beef River Bullfrogs, after 7 years with Bullfrogs Matt was recruited to play shortstop for the Eau Claire Cavaliers. Matt played 7 years with Eau Claire Cavaliers in the Wisconsin State League. He was voted team captain 6 times and voted team MVP  twice by his teammates. Matt then was asked to be an assistant coach with the Eau Claire Express (2013-2014). Matt then came back to manage the Eau Claire Cavaliers from 2015-2019. The Eau Claire Cavaliers were state champions in 2019. Matt was a manager/player for EC Cavaliers (2015-2019). Matt still continues to play amateur baseball when he can for the Eau Claire Bears in the Chippewa River Baseball League(CRBL). Matt is the all time stolen base king in the CRBL (144) and second all time in Cavalier stolen base history (121). Matt has been teaching and coaching baseball and softball for the past 12 years. Matt also has a lot of umpiring baseball under his belt and wants to start teaching umpiring because our youth and future needs more umpires. There is only one thing Matt likes more then baseball and that’s being a dad to his 7 year old daughter Averie Marie.

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Stephanie Wilczynski

Softball Pitching

Goodness, I have been playing softball ever since I could remember! With my mother being a pitcher at Western Michigan, she taught me to pitch from a very young age. I ended up playing all the way through college! I played at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire as a pitcher. Since I was a sophomore in high school, I have been teaching pitching lessons to children ages 10 - 18. This helped when the university would help out with hosting camps for girls of all ages to come learn about softball, and specifically for me, pitching. I decided to stay in Eau Claire after college and since then I have continued teaching pitching lessons while also being the new UW-Eau Claire pitching coach. While pitching is my specialty, I know the game like the back of my hand. Believe it or not, I also was an outfielder! (I played outfield for 2 innings in college, it counts! :P) I hope to help my team grow as a player as well as an individual. Let’s play hard and win lots! Looking forward to a great season(s)! :D

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