North Central College - Naperville, IL

Shanower Family Softball Field

Home Plate
Home Plate

Shanower Family Field, located on the corner of Loomis Street and Prairie Street, is the home of the North Central College varsity softball team.  In April 2002, the field was dedicated to honor the family of Don Shanower, beloved professor emeritus of speech communication and theatre and enthusiastic softball fan. The dedication took on added meaning after the Shanower’s son Dan, a commander in the U.S. Navy, was among the victims of the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  The field has been host to an NCAA III regional tournament and was part of Major League Baseball’s RBI World Series.

The field is located at 435 S. Brainard Street

  • Covered dugouts
  • Spectator seating behind home plate
  • Walled outfield 
  • NCAA regulation competition field
  • 200ft outfield fence