About us

Our Mission

Welcome to the Lewis Center Lady Sharks Team Page. The Lady Sharks in the picture to the right is the "2014-15 Sharks 12U Inaugural Team".


We are a Select/Travel “Non-Profit” softball and youth sports organization serving the Olentangy and greater Lewis Center, Ohio area. Founded and formed in 2014 by Shawn M. Richardson and Ryan A. Hatfield of Lewis Center, Ohio; the LCS continues to grow due to our strong commitment to the youth and sports programs in our community.

Our Motto: “It’ More Than Softball”

Our mission: Our staff empowers, educates and mentors athletes by teaching life lessons both on and off the softball field. Through the process of identifying strengths and weaknesses within each individual athlete, we encourage each athlete to build on these core areas through mentorship, individual accountability, and positive re-enforcement. Our guiding principles are to teach lessons of strong work ethic, importance of academics, serving our community, helping our neighbors and friends, and being a good role model for the younger kids within our community. One of our TOP priorities is to support our local schools softball/sports programs by developing athletes who want to play at the next level.

Foundation for this success lies in:


Toughness - (Mental and Physical)

Excellence - (Always Striving for)

Accountability - (Holding ourselves and others)

Motivation - (High level of)

Developing a team with the understanding of situational baseball/softball, proper techniques/mechanics, and anticipating the next play is critical to the success of each individual and more importantly the success of a focused “Goal Oriented” team and softball family.

An acronym we created which supports this concept:

As Lady Sharks We ARE a:

P” - Prepared, “C” -Confident, “F” – Focused, “F” - Family

I have worked with youth sports programs throughout most of my adult life and 21-year military career. Both founding members (Shawn & Ryan) enjoy working with and mentoring young people, both on and off the field!  Additionally, our coaching staff has a combined 75+ years of coaching experience at all levels (recreation, middle & high school, college). Both founding members have worked within the youth ministry at the Vineyard Columbus, Jersey Baptist Church and currently at LifePoint Church of Ohio. We are grateful for the opportunity to invest

President & General Manger, Coach Shawn M Richardson



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