Jenn Shellhammer-Bio



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Jenn Shellhammer-Bio

  • Pennsylvania ASA State Champion:  1993, 1994, 1995, 1997

  • Central Catholic High-School MVP: 1996, 1997

  • Pennsylvania All-State Pitcher of the Year: 1997

  • Fastpitch Magazine High School All-American: 1997          

  • Big South Conference All-Conference Selection: 1998, 1999

  • Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week: 2000          

  • Member of the Patriot Women's Major League Softball Team: 1997-Present

  • NCAA Division I Varsity Letter Winner: 1998-2001

  • Received a 5 year Athletic Scholarship: 1998-2001

  • Women's Fastpitch Major League All-American Selection: 2002

  • California Sunbirds Professional Softball Team: 2004

  • Member of the Longstreth All-Star Team chosen to compete against the US Olympic Team: 2008

Shellhammer brings four years of experience as a Division I Pitcher to the organization. After graduating from Allentown Central Catholic High School in Allentown, PA in 1997, where she garnered East Penn Conference Honors in her junior and senior years, and was named Fastpitch Magazine High School All-American following her senior year, Shellhammer started her collegiate softball career at Radford University, where she broke numerous pitching records her freshman year, accumulated Big South All Conference Honors in her freshman and sophomore years, and still leads the school in Most Strikeouts in a Game and Season. After pitching for the Highlanders, Shellhammer transferred to the University of Maryland where she completed her last two years of eligibility. While pitching for the Terps, she received ACC Pitcher of the Week Honors, Spring Clash MVP at George Mason University her Junior year and made the All-Tournament team while competing in the Buzz Classic in Atlanta, GA.

Former Maryland Coach who once lead the Philadelphia Force Pro Fastpitch Team commented on Shellhammer during her tenure at Maryland as the "big-game," "go-to" pitcher, a "fierce competitor who wants the ball", and "someone who possesses excellent command of her pitches". Shellhammer broke into the Maryland pitching record book after only one season as a Terp... fifth all-time in career ERA and strikeouts, sixth all-time in wins, and seventh in career appearances. Despite a stress fracture in her throwing arm that sidelined her for nearly a month, she posted a 2-1 record in ACC/SASA conference play with a team-leading 2.07 ERA, credited with a complete game shutout against then-No. 18 South Carolina at the Speedline Invitational in Tampa, FL. After recovering, she came back to toss a one- hit shutout over then-No. 24 East Carolina as the Terps hung on for a 1-0 victory, and was 2-1 vs. ranked teams her senior year.

From 1997 to 2004, Shellhammer pitched for the Patriots Women's Club; a women's Major Fastpitch Team located in Allentown, PA. The Pates ranked among the Top 10 at Nationals several years in a row. At the 2002 Woman's Major Fastpitch Tournament, she pitched a one-hit shutout against the California Hurricanes who finished in second place. Shellhammer was chosen by the California Sunbirds Pro Fastpitch team to compete as a pick-up pitcher during their trip to New York.

Shellhammer has worked with several pitchers in the DC area for the past 5 years. She also coached at the National Cathedral School for two seasons, was Head Coach of the 12U Washington Senators Girls Fastpitch team, is currently the Sage 18U travel team coach, and still competes locally.



Shellhammer was chosen to compete in an exhibition game against the US Olympic team in May of 2008.

She graduated in 2001 from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Criminology/Criminal Justice degree. She is employed full time at Huron Consulting Group in Washington, D.C., where she sells litigation services to DC law firms.


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