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coach maria stave

360U co-founder & owner

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NAME: Maria Stave (Van Abel)
HOMETOWN: Kaukauna, WI
HIGHSCHOOL: Kaukauna High School
COLLEGE: University of Wisconsin - Madison
PRIMARY POSITION: Centerfield
JERSEY #: 10

Client Testimonial:

"Maria, we were extremely impressed with today’s lesson and your / 360U Softball’s approach to coaching.  We will be looking for a future time for additional lessons.  You have something very, very special going - it is a unique,  influential, and powerful environment for young women to develop athletically and socially.

Thank you again for sharing your expertise with our daughter. We hadn’t even left you facilities parking lot and she wanted to know when we could come back again.  You made a very special connection with our dau
ghter - that is so important to us and our daughter."

Coach Maria's favorite part about 360U:

"360U creates a space where athletes from all stages and backgrounds can come together to train, support and empower one another on their journeys. The energy, support and culture at 360U is what makes it such a special family to be a part of!"

Coach Maria's best advice to young athletes:

"Softball has so much to give us if we can learn to ride the ups and downs of the sport. The highs aren't so high, and the lows aren't so low when you can see the bigger picture and enjoy the ride!"

  • 4-year starting centerfielder for Wisconsin Badgers

  • Second all-time at UW in career hits (206), stolen bases (83), and batting average (.354)

  • Big Ten All-Defensive Team

  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team

  • NCAA Regional Tournament Appearances

  • Academic All-Big Ten

  • NFCA Division I All-America Scholar-Athlete

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

  • Team representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

  • Big Ten Medal of Honor Nominee    

  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree     

  • Badgers Softball Team Captain

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