Mike Napoleon Assistant Coach:
Robert W. Baird & Co.
deGiulio Kitchen Design Gelber Group
L.Woods Pine Lodge
Wilmette Sport Shop
IL Baseball Academy
Jim Heinz Geo.Klenovich Jeff Kost
WILMETTE WAVES 2016 Waves go 15-0 in League reg. season, 2-1 in playoffs and finish 24-7 overall CM League Playoffs Wed 7/13Thu 7/14Fri 7/15Sat 7/16 @ WL (Duke)
WL 12, MG 2 WL 6, PA 1 PA 10, MG3 9:30 LA 3, WL 0
EV 8, HP 4 LA 6, HP 0 EV 3, LA,2 12:00 PA 11, EV 1
2:30 Champ.:PA 7,LA 4 Palatine wins 2016 SCCMBL Championship 2016 Waves' Award Winners MVPlayer: Will McNulty
MVPitcher: Thomas Nugent
Golden Bat: Martin Duffy
Golden Glove: Sean Douaire
Coaches' Award: Jack Falk
2016 SCCMBL Final Standings posted at SCCMBL Tab above
2016 Suburban Chicago Connie Mack League
Evanston (Frank Consiglio) Morton Grove (Ed Toledo)
Highland Park (Dan Casey) Palatine (Brent Carroll)
Loyola (Nick Bridich) Wilmette (Mike Napoleon)
League President: Don Wallace
The Wilmette Waves were co-founded in 2000 by GM Don Wallace and Head Coach Mike Napoleon and have recorded 17 consecutive over-.500 seasons. Over 85 Waves' alumni have gone on to play college baseball, 7 have played professionally.
For its first 11 seasons the Waves played as an 18U American Legion team, winning the IL Legion Championship in 2004. Since 2011 the team has been affiliated with Connie Mack Baseball, won the IL Connie Mack Championship in 2013 and the Suburban Chicago CM League Championship in both 2013 and 2014.
Since 2008 all Waves' players have been students at New Trier High School (Winnetka,IL).
Mike Napoleon is a teacher and also Head Baseball Coach at New Trier HS. Don Wallace is a Managing Director of investment firm Robert W. Baird and also serves as President of the 6-team Suburban Chicago Connie Mack League.
Coach Napoleon finished 2016 with 442 career Waves' victories, a career winning percentage of .678 and 17 consecutive over .500 seasons as the Waves' head coach. As a high school coach, in April 2016 Mike became the 5th Illinois coach to achieve 800 career wins as a head varsity baseball coach.