Jenny Allard is the head softball coach for Harvard University. Coach Allard is the Ivy League's longest-tenured coach (22nd season in 2016) and one of its most successful, with a 536-400-3 overall record, six Ivy League titles and five NCAA Championship appearances. A top player for the University of Michigan, Jenny ranked in the top four all-time in 15 hitting and pitching categories. Jenny was a four-time All "Big Ten Conference" selection, 1989 Big Ten Player of the Year and D1 All American. Jenny holds a master's degree from the Harvard School of Education and MS in psychology from the Harvard Extension School.
Kaitlin Andrews was a top pitcher and 2012 captain for D2 Stonehill College. In her junior year Kaitlin led the Stonehill Skyhawks with a 1.89 ERA in 81 innings pitched. Kaitlin was one of the top high school pitchers in Massachusetts, leading Hudson High School to a 2007 state championship and setting the school's career strikout record. She has several years experience instructing softball pitching, hitting and defense.
Bobby Barrett is an assistant baseball coach for UMass Boston, responsible for catchers and assisting with hitting instruction. Prior to his current position he coached at Suffolk University for 2 seasons. Bobby was a top player and captain for Suffolk University (2010) as starting catcher, achieving a career .385 batting average. In addition he set the school's single season RBI record and was a D3Baseball.com All-America selection. Bobby instructs catching, hitting, pitching and defense.
John Brickley is a professional baseball coach, manager and scout. His extensive experience includes managing teams in the Cape Cod League and MLB scout for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds and KC Royals. John played for Rollins College and professionally in Europe. John also served as varsity coach for Melrose HS where he was awarded 1990 Middlesex League Coach of the Year. He has decades of experience instructing and coaching players of all ages and ability.
Connor Buckley is a former pitcher for the Westfield State University Owls, graduating in 2013. Prior to his college career, Connor was a top player and captain for the Acton Boxborough High School Varsity team. Since 2010, Connor has been a valued member of the AtBats coaching staff, running clinics, camps, and private lessons. Connor is available for pitching, hitting, and defensive instruction for players of all ages and abilities.
Ellen Czuba was a top softball player for D1 St. John's University and 2015 co-captain. A talented slap-hitter and outfielder for the Red Storm, Ellen recorded over 100 career hits and top marks for her exceptional defense skills. Her career awards include a 2014 Big East All-Tournament selection and four-time Big East All-Academic Team honoree. Prior to her collegiate softball career, Ellen was a top player for the elite Polar Crush Gold team. She coaches hitting, slapping, defense and conditioning.
Nicole D'Argento is the softball pitching coach for Harvard University. Prior to Harvard Nicole was an assistant coach for West Point and a standout pitcher at Boston College (2009-14) where she was a two-time All-ACC and NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region team selection. Nicole ranks in the BC "career top-10" in starts (81), innings pitched (544), wins (36) saves (8), shutouts (7) and strikeouts (461). She played for the elite Polar Crush 18U team and was the Boston Globe's High School "Player of the Year" in 2008 and 2009, with a record of 62-0 on the mound for Ashland High School. Nicole is an instructor for AtBats summer softball camps.
Sydney Despres is a top player Worcester State University (catcher and first base). In 2016 Sydney was awarded the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference "Softball Player of the Year", leading the Lancers to their second straight MASCAC championship and an NCAA Regionals appearance. She was the 2016 conference leader in batting average (.527), on base percentage (.569), slugging percentage (.992), doubles (20), home runs (13), RBI (49) and total bases (130). Sydney instructs hitting, catching and defense for players of all ages and abilities.
Steve Donovan has been coaching and teaching baseball for over 30 years and is currently an assistant coach for Brandeis University. Steve is also the JV coach of Westford Academy and a head coach for the New England Wolfpac AAU baseball program. Steve's extensive baseball experience includes pitching coach for Merrimack College, varsity coach of Acton-Boxboro where he earned the 1986 Lowell Sun Coach of the Year Award and head coach of the AAU/ Junior Olympic New England Mariners (U15 National Champions). Steve pitched for Springfield College and has played in Europe and Australia. Steve is available for private and group lessons, basic to advanced levels for hitting, pitching and defense skills.
April Eringis played softball for Merrimack College (catcher and infielder) and was a top player for Central Catholic HS. She is a softball coach for Dracut HS and has coached tournament softball teams since 2006, including the Baystate Bandits 14U and 16U teams (2006-07) and the Concord Raiders 12U team (2008 to 2012). April teaches mathematics and has been instructing softball hitting and catching for several years.
Brendan Eygabroat is the Head Baseball Coach of U-Mass Boston. Now entering his 9th year as head coach, Eygabroat holds the highest career winning percentage of any baseball coach in UMB history. In 2010 his team won the NCAA NE Regional Championship and played in the College World Series. The 2010 UMass Beacons finished the season ranked 9th in the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper national poll. As a player, Eygabroat caught for 17 years and was a first team All-Conference catcher and All-Region player at Virginia’s Mary Washington College. Coach Eygabroat has several years experience teaching baseball for players at all levels and specializes in catcher skills instruction.
Dan Gambill is the head pitching coach for UMass Boston. As a pitcher for the UMass Beacons, Dan helped the program to their first-ever NCAA New England Region tournament championship and Division III College World Series appearance in 2010. Dan instructs players of all ages and abilities in pitching, pitcher conditioning, throwing, fielding and hitting.
Coach Allie Hardy is the assistant softball coach for Daniel Webster College. Allie was a top pitcher for Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2012), where she earned All-NEWMAC Conference honors and was a 3-time NEWMAC Pitcher of The Week, ending her career with an impressive ratio of 224 strikeouts and only 26 walks. Prior to WPI, Allie was a top pitcher and all-time strikeout leader for Leominster HS. She instructs pitching, hitting, and defense for all ages and abilities.
Matt Horan is a pro pitcher in the southwest independent Pecos League and was a 2014 league All Star for the Brisbee Blue. Prior to his pro career, Matt pitched for D2 Franklin Pierce University, finishing his senior year with a 2.90 ERA and North East 10 Conference Academic Honor Roll selection. Matt coaches pitching, hitting and defense skills for players of all ages and abilities.
Robyn King is one of the top softball pitching instructors in the region. She holds career records for pitching and hitting at Boston University (2001), and pitched professionally in Europe and with the Stratford Brakettes, where she recorded a 28-4 record and won 3 ASA National Championships. Robyn was also the head coach of the NE Polar Crush elite 18U team.
Ryan Leach is a professional pitcher for the Quebec Capitales of the CanAm Independent League. Ryan was a top pitcher for Franklin Pierce University (2014) where he ranked 1st in career appearances and 4th in career strikeouts. In his junior year he helped lead the team to an Eastern Regional Championship and 5th place in the NCAA Div II national tournament. Ryan also played in the prestigious Cape Cod League in 2013, where as a reliever he struck out 27 players in 20.1 innings with a 1.77 ERA. Ryan instructs pitching and other baseball skills for players of all of ages and abilities.
Kevin McAvoy pitches for the 2016 Boston Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs. He was the top starting pitcher for the 2015 high A Salem Red Sox and 2014 Lowell Spinners. Prior to his pro career Kevin played for Bryant University, leading the Bulldogs in strikeouts and innings pitched in 2014, for a conference winning record of 42-16 and NCAA Regional appearance. He coaches pitching and baseball skills for players of all ages and abilities.
Jamie Millett is an assistant softball coach for Simmons College. As a captain for Merrimack College, Jamie helped lead the Warriors to an 2011 NCAA Div II East Regional Championship and was honored as a 2010 Northeast-10 All-Conference Academic Team selection. Prior to her collegiate career, Jamie was a 5-year Mid-Wachusett League All-Star and a key component of the 2007 Hudson HS state championship. Jamie specializes in hitting, slap-hitting and defensive skills.
Meaghan O’Neal coaches for the New England Diamond Gems softball club and is the head varsity softball coach for Maynard HS. A 2012 graduate of Franklin Pierce University, Meaghan was a top defensive player at 3rd base and strong hitter, leading the team in RBIs in 2010. Meaghan was one of the all-time top softball players for Littleton HS and is an honored member of the Littleton "Athletic Hall of Fame". Meaghan specializes in hitting and defense skills instruction and softball strength & conditioning for players of all ages and abilities.
Jordan Storro played softball for D1 UMass-Amherst (2009-13) and was an assistant coach at American International College (2013-15). A top defensive player, Jordan was the Minutewomen's starting shortstop 47 of 48 games in her junior year. Prior to her college softball career, Jordan was a top player for the Polar Crush 18U Gold team and an All-Star for Leominster High School, batting .576 with 30 RBI in her senior year. Jordan coaches hitting, defense and conditioning for players of all levels.
Kaitlyn Storro was a top softball player for Worcester State University 2012-15. A four year starting outfielder, Katie is among the WSU Lancers career leaders in games, at-bats, base hits and stolen bases, and was a 2013 MASCAC First Team All-Star. Katie instructs softball offense and defense skills for players of all ages and abilities.
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