2017 Manager: William Wax

William Wax

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After moving to Illinois in 1999, William began playing in local softball leagues in Romeoville and Bolingbrook. After a few years of playing, he began to learn about tournament softball and wanted to see if he could get involved helping local players get the opportunity to play against other teams around the country. He watched the better teams like KA Softball and players like Dave Shaff, Jim Cushing, Scott Klein, Lincoln Adams, Jim Phad and many more.

Precision began play as a sanctioned USSSA E team in 2006. They continued play through 2012 ultimately as a C team winning B and Open State Tournament that year. William decided to enter the USSSA Conference in 2012 comprised of the best local talent he could find. They began as a B team and went 21-21 finishing fifth in B World and 13th in the Major World Series at Wide World of Sports at Disney. (Qualifying their first year in the Conference)

In 2014, Precision returned as a B team and went 46-19 winning their first conference event in Indianapolis (Circle City Major), winning the B World Series, second place in the A World Series and fourth in the Major World Series as a B team.

In 2015, they were bumped to A and had the best record of any A team in conference ehistory (80-28). They captured the Circle City Major again, finished second at the coveted Smokey Mountain Classic beating The Shoppe and previous eight-year champions, Resmondo. Precision took second place in the Conference Championship and a disappointing runner-up at the A World Series and ninth in the Major World Series. Precision compiled at 39-23 record-winning the Atlanta Conference Major, Conference Championship Open and the AA World Series in 2016. They were competing in the AA division that the USSSA had reinstated this season.

2017 has been another great year for this powerhouse team. Second place at the Cincy Major, winning and repeating as Conference Champions in the Open Division and coming up a little short to finish second in the AA World Series. Also, Precision finished seventh in the Major World Series to end their season. To date, with a 224-113 won loss record in conference play and two World Series titles and more runners-up than William Max cares to remember.

“This is incredible for a Class E team to rise to the top of the most competitive softball in the world and to shine on that state in the span of eight years. This is the only team in Illinois USSSA history to achieve such a feat,” Brenda Paulson, retired Executive State Director, said.

“None of these achievements would have been possible without the best players a man could be blessed with,” adds William. He wants to give special thanks to Keith Laski, Jeff Laski, Jeff Keske, Mark Tomse, Matt Marzec, Torry Caniglia and Todd Ankney who have given selfelessly to this game we love. William also wants to note that Todd puts in countless hours without asking for anything except effort from those around him. “Although I am being recognized, I share this honor equally with all the players who made this possible. I will cherish the memories of all the players that wore the Precision uniform over the years. I can’t thank you enough.”

We congratulate William Wax on his induction into the Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame and continued success for his Precision players.