“Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.”
~Jennie Finch

Player Profile

Name: Christina Paleka

High School Team: Catholic Central High School

Club Team: McHenry County Heatwave 18U 

Positions: Pitcher, Middle Infield, Outfield, Utility 

Recruitment pages:

NCSA Profile

Fall Schedule

McHenry County Heatwave 18U Fall Schedule

Summer Schedule

McHenry County Heatwave 18U Summer Schedule

Academic Profile

School: Catholic Central High School | Burlington, WI

Graduation Year: 2020

GPA: 4.286

ACT/SAT Score: —

Class Rank: —

Athletic Goals 
  • Play on a competitive Division III or Division II college softball team
  • Earn 1st Team All-Conference award all four years of high school career
  • Pitch 62-64 miles per hour by Senior year (2020)
  • Earn Metro Classic Conference MVP Award


   I wish to play at the collegiate level so I can continue challenging myself and improving my skills. By engaging in four additional years at the collegiate level, I will fulfill my aspiration to remain involved in athletics beyond my high school career. 

   As a competitor on a college team, I would offer an intensive and contagious work ethic.  I intend to work and develop as a player on and off the softball field in order to achieve my set goals.


Freshman Year

Catholic Central’s Team Coach’s Award 2017 

First-Team All-County (Racine) 2017

All-Metro Classic Conference First-Team & Metro Classic Conference Official Document

All-Area Honorable Mention

Game Highlights – Southern Lakes Newspaper

Season Prediction 2017 – The Journal Times


Sophomore Year

Catholic Central’s Team Coach’s Award 2018

First-Team All-Metro Classic Conference 2018

First-Team All-County (Racine) 2018

First-Team All-District (District 4) 2018

Second Team All-Area 2018

Second-Team All-State 2018

Regional Game Interview