Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners

2014 14U Jubas Team - 2023 HOF inductees

The PLR Hall of Fame committee is proud to induct the 2014 14u Team coached by John Jubas. The team was the first in the organization’s history to win a world series doing so at the All-Sanctioned World Series in Columbus. This team truly exemplified the best in Roadrunner training and sportsmanship when they took the field. The team scored 77 runs on that championship Sunday while only giving up 14. The 10-member team battled through rain delays to the secure the title close to midnight, making the 3 hour drive home from Columbus all the more enjoyable. This is the first “team” to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The team consisted of:
  Megan Miller
  Jada Simon
  Gwen Iagnemma

  Shae Gillham
  Kayla Hopkins
  Morgan Toal
  Elaina Huntley
  Britney Seibert
  Tessa Minear
  Sara Jubas

  Coaches – Rick Huntley, Chris Hopkins and Tracie Paviolo

   Head Coach John Jubas

What are they up to now? (as of March 2023)

Megan Miller was the final member added to the team bringing both power and speed. Megan went on the play at Seton Hill, and is currently serving in the Army National Guard with a pending promotion to Sergeant. She is continuing to work towards her nursing degree which is on schedule for 2024.

Jada Simon brought power at the plate and on the mound. She is finishing up her final year at Point Park where she is still doing the same! Jada was All-Conference her junior year. On the Dean’s List since her junior year, she is pursuing a degree in business management.

Gwen Iagnemma brought a high softball IQ and all the intangibles you would expect from a coach’s kid. Gwen graduated (Magna Cum Laude) from Slippery Rock University majoring in Public Health and  minoring in Health Care Administration and Social Work.  She is currently in graduate school with Carlow University, working on her master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management

Shae Gillham – how good do you have to be to have an award named after you? Check out the tab for the Shae Gillham Outstanding Commitment Award. Shae rotated between catching and the outfield, and contributed in a variety of ways to the team’s success. Shae graduated from University of Louisville in 2022 and is working as a substitute teacher in the Norwin school district.

Kayla Hopkins was one of the most prolific hitters to ever come through the organization and anchored the outfield at center field. She took those talents to Mount Aloysius, and immediately led them to 2 conference titles, breaking several team records along the way. She graduated with her degree in Elementary Education, and is currently teaching the 3rd grade Greenwood Mill while pursuing her masters.

Morgan Toal has World Series in her DNA as she helped Seton Hill to their first ever World Series appearance as well!!! Morgan was an absolute weapon behind the plate and kept baserunners in check. With arguably the quickest release ever in the organization, no one ran on Morgan Toal!

Elaina Huntley (better known as E) was one of the most consistent hitters to ever play for PLR. Her final high school hit was a grand slam to put her high school team ahead in the WPIAL playoffs. She went on to get her bachelors’ degree in education from Pitt and pursing her masters at Duquesne

Britney Seibert how good is your infield when your 2nd baseman goes on to he a D1 shortstop? After high school, Brit played for the Robert Morris University Softball Team for 4 years. She started as a freshman. Brit majored in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine and a minor in Chemistry. She is working towards medical school, and currently working for UPMC in the Anesthesiology Research Department.

Tessa Minear joined PLR as a 10U player and was a steady hand in the outfield and first, and provided some pop from the left side of the plate. She has since become a home owner, owns her own business (MiCiello by Tessa) at the Robinson Mall, and has the best title of all…Mom!

Sara Jubas started with the Roadrunners when she was 9, and is one of the best softball players to ever come out of Pennsylvania. Sara went on to start every game shortstop for James Madison and helped lead them to an NCAA World Series Finals appearance. During her time at JMU she won 2 conference championships, named to the all-tournament (3X), and  hit two 3 run homers against Oklahoma in the World Series. She was named JMU female scholar athlete of the year in 2020 and 2021. She finished with he 3rd highest batting average in school history, was 2nd in slugging percentage, and 5th in homeruns.

Sara played her final season at North Carolina while attending the Eshleman School of Pharmacy. She led them in batting average, hits, doubles, and slugging percentage.  Of her 670 career at bats, she stuck out only 34 times.