Nemesis Elite

Academics : Softball : College

A College Preparatory Fastpitch Softball Program



Nemesis was formed in 1996 by Downey Ponytail president, John Bujanowski, to offer Downey Ponytail participants a local opportunity to participate at a higher level of competition.  Currently, Nemesis Elite is a collaborative effort of Sandy Grana and Manuel Garcia. Together, they focus on continuing the Nemesis tradition, developing a safe, positive and competitive girls' fastpitch softball environment.  As the organizational “Leadership” for the various Nemesis Elite teams, Sandy and Manuel are strongly supported by the extended Nemesis Elite family and friends.

Teams - 10u thru 18u

Academics - Softball - College



"Nemesis Elite is a college preparatory fastpitch softball program with an emphasis on 1. Academics, 2. Softball and 3. College Placement.  Participants (players and parents) are encouraged to carry a 3.5 or higher GPA, work independently to improve mental, physical and skill aspects of softball and take the initiative and "drive" the recruiting process of the student athlete by a focused marketing plan and recruitment activities.  The Nemesis Elite organization offers training/educational resources, and exposure opportunities in each of the three aforementioned areas."

1. Academics - Value education

2. Softball - Find and compete against the best.  Develop skilled softball players. 

3. College Placement - Effectively promote the academic and softball accomplishments to colleges.

Find and compete against the best. 
Developing skilled softball players


Nemesis Staff

The 2017 Nemesis staff is diverse, experienced and well rounded in terms of group facilitation, team sports, softball and academic achievement. The staff provides organization, stability and consistency.  The Nemesis Elite staff is comprised of both female and male leaders with current collegiate athletes playing a key role in the development of our players.   

Sandy Grana, Business Manager

18 years of combined rec/travel league and team management experience.  Has managed teams from 10U thru 18u Gold with various national championships and assisted many players onto college. 


Manuel Garcia, Operations Manager

Education - Graduate Degree (MBA) University of Redlands; 20 years of travel ball experience, Gold, 18U, 16U, 14U and 12U levels; 25+ years of overall team coaching experience, adult, youth rec, middle school and high school.

Coach Manny