Photo credit: Carolyn Buhrow JOLIET, Ill. — ‘We are all athletes here, and you are good enough.’ That served as the resounding message Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn, outfielder Brenna Moss and head coach Lauren Lappin delivered to Marie Marcum and her travel team Saturday afternoon. The 9-year-old softball player endured ridicule from a baseball-themed…

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ROSEMONT — The Chicago Bandits have named Lauren Lappin as the seventh head coach in franchise history, team officials announced Monday morning. Lappin, a former U.S. Olympian who served as an assistant coach for the Bandits during the 2018 season, will assume head coaching responsibilities from Stacey Nuveman Deniz. “I am extremely honored and excited…

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Photo credit: UMSL Athletics ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Chicago Bandits have named U.S. Olympian Lauren Lappin as an assistant coach for the 2018 season, team officials announced on Tuesday morning. “I’m thrilled to join the Chicago Bandits and would like to thank (general manager) Toni Calmeyn for providing me the opportunity to be a part…

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