Photo of 2022 SSC Lady Bulldogs softball team
Photo of the 2021 Fall Softball Team
SSC Player with ball
SSC Pitcher
Picture of Cameron Fernandez
Photo of Jessica Lee and Bench
Photo of Utter Madison
Photo of Infielders and Pitcher (32) Haley Kohnen

A memorial photo of SSC softball player Trina Nicole Pappas with a bulldog.

Trina Nicole Pappas, age 22, of Dyer, IN served as a captain on the Lady Bulldogs Softball Team, dedicating three years of her life to South Suburban College. Her remarkable talent and dedication to the sport were evident as she was selected to the All-Region Teams in 2022 and 2023. Trina’s leadership was instrumental in leading the Lady Bulldogs to victory in the 2023 Regional Championship, culminating in an eighth-place finish nationwide.

A photo of the SSC Softball Team dugout with Trina Pappas' jersey displayed.

Trina is remembered as a beautiful, kind, and energetic friend and teammate. Her vibrant spirit and unwavering dedication to her team and community left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Softball player warms up with #16 displayed on her helmet.

On Monday, April 22, 2024 the Lady Bulldogs hosted “Trina Pappas Day” to honor her life and legacy. Trina’s #16 jersey was displayed in the dugout during every home game during the ’23-’24 season. Each student-athlete on the SSC Softball Team also proudly displays Trina’s number on their helmets.


The Lady Bulldogs softball season begins in January. The SSC Softball Team participates in scrimmages during the fall semester and competes against four-year colleges.

During spring break, the team has participated in invitational tournaments in South Carolina, Arizona and Florida, playing several quality college teams.

The softball team has been NJCAA Region IV Champions, and has participated in the national tournament in 1998, 2000 and 2023.

If you are interested in playing softball at SSC, contact Coach Crandol at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2578.