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Christina Washington

Christina Washington

Christina Washington

CURRENTLY THE D1 PITCHING INSTRUCTOR FOR CAL STATE FULLERTON

BOISE STATE PLAYING CAREER

Led the team senior year (2017) with 33 appearances and 29 starts in the circle…went 16-10 with 11 complete games, five shutouts and 66 strikeouts over 144.2 innings… tossed the first perfect game in Boise State history at the Willie Jewell’s Invitational where she went 3-0 with 1.06 ERA, two shutouts and 12 strikeouts at Willie Jewell’s Invitational (Feb. 23-25)… Earned Mountain West Pitcher of the Week February 27, 2017 and May 16, 2017 … went 2-0 with 0.75 ERA, two complete games and eight strikeouts at the DeMarini Classic…went 3-0 at the CSUN-LMU Tournament, including a two-hitter at LMU, and struck out seven over three starts (March 10-12)… allowed just one run and struck out two over 5.1 innings at Fresno State (March 26)…picked up her 14th win while striking out four and allowing just two (earned) runs over 6.2 innings against San Diego State (April 21)… went 2-0 with just one run allowed over 13.0 innings over a pair of starts at New Mexico (May 11, 13).

CAL STATE FULLERTON PLAYING CAREER

(FRESHMAN 2014 – JUNIOR 2016)

Over three year career span made 87 appearances and 44 starts in the circle… went 31-12 with 127 strikeouts over 308 innings.

Freshman year selected on the inaugural All-Big West Conference Freshman Team, appeared in a team-high 36 games among the pitching staff, making 17 starts for the Titans…tallied a team-high 12 wins (12-6), four of which were the complete game variety to go along with a team-best 3.56 ERA and 55 strikeouts…totaled a team-high 131 and 2/3 innings over the 2013-14 season…pitched a career-high seven innings twice over the season in wins over UC Riverside (Apr. 12), 4-2, and Cal State Northridge (May 9), 14-1, combining for 14 innings surrendering only one earned run on 12 hits while striking out a pair over that span.

 
Kerry Dienelt

Kerry Dienelt

Kerry Dienelt

CATCHING, 1ST BASE, FIELDING & HITTING
2X OLYMPIAN (2 BRONZE MEDALS)
3X NCAA CHAMPION
3X HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
(ISF, AUST & NT)

Kerry’s softball career began at 6 years old, in a small city in Australia called Darwin, aka the “Outback”. Kerry began playing tee-ball with the local softball club named South Darwin and started on representative teams at the age of 9. She represented her city and state teams and at 15 years old represented Australia in the U-19 World Series held in North Dakota. Kerry also represented Australia in the U-19 World Series in 1987 held in Oklahoma.

In September, 1987, Kerry departed Darwin, Australia to pursue a softball scholarship at UCLA. At UCLA, she was a member of the 1988, 1989 and 1990 (“3-peat”) college World Series Championship teams. In 1990, she was invited to the White House and met the President, George Bush. Kerry was selected as a 4-time All-College World Series Team, 3 times at 1st base and her senior year at catcher. Kerry was the Graduate Assistant Coach in 1992, and the team also won the National Championship. Kerry graduated from UCLA. in June, 1992, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Kerry competed on ASA circuit in 1989 with the California Diamonds and then after her collegiate career, with the California Commotion from 1993 through 1995.

Throughout her days competing on the college and ASA circuit, Kerry continued to represent Australia from 1985 through 2000. She competed in 3 World Series; in 1990 (Illinois), in 1994 (Newfoundland) and 1998 (Japan). She was a member of the inaugural 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta. Kerry finished 7th on the batting average leaders in the world, with an average of .364 including 3 home runs. In 1998 she was elected captain of the Australian Team for the 1998 World Series and the 2000 Olympic Games. Kerry is a 2-time bronze medalist from the 1996 & 2000 Olympic Games. Kerry has a street named after her in Sydney, Australia. Kerry officially retired from the sport in September, 2000, after losing to the U.S.A. in the Bronze medal game. Her last at bat was against Lisa Fernandez where she earned the only base hit for Australia in the bronze medal game. At the completion of the game, Kerry left her cleats at home plate and the image captured in the L.A. Times. Since retiring Kerry has been inducted into 3 Hall of Fames; in 2003 the Northern Territory, in 2004 the Australian Softball Hall of Fame and in 2005 the International Softball Hall of Fame.

 
Kevin Castillo

Kevin Castillo

Kevin Castillo

LIVE HITTING LESSONS AND FIELDING

Kevin is currently a D1 Assistant Coach for Cal State Long Beach. Kevin is also a current member of the Men’s U.S. National Fastpitch Softball Team with 15 years of fastpitch experience. And in baseball, a four year varsity starter at Long Beach Poly HS before playing at LBCC and Bacone College in Muskogee, OK.

  • 2005 Jr. Men’s National Team

  • 2008 to present Team USA Member

  • 2015 ISF U.S. National Team

  • 2015 Pan American U.S. National Team

  • 2015 ISC All World Selection

 
Woody

Woody

Woody

HITTING & SLAPPING LESSONS

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS FOR USA ATHLETICS

  • 10 years of coaching at the College level Div.I & Div.III

  • Travelball coach for 4years

  • Professional Softball player

  • SJSU (San Jose State University) hall of fame

  • Professional instructor

  • Coached 2 freshman players of the year at SJSU(WAC) & UNC(ACC)

  • Has helped land scholarships for players from Arizona to West point.

  • Director of national tournaments

  • Organizer of camps and clinics

  • Traveled over seas with teams playing in international friendlies

  • Played at the D1 school, San Jose State University for 4 years

  • 4yr all-conference & all-region

  • All-american

  • Career record holder in the Big West

  • Career record holder at SJSU

  • SJSU Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

  • SJSU D1 Asst. Coach 1996-2000

  • Univ. of North Carolina D1 Asst. Coach 2002-2003

  • La Sierra Univ. Head Coach 2008-2009

  • Univ. of LaVerne Asst. Coach 2011-2014

  • Just Softball Instructor 2004-2011

  • Fury Head Coach 2009-2013 winning % over .700

 
Aleah Macon

Aleah Macon

Aleah Macon

PITCHING LESSONS

SOFTBALL EXPERIENCE

  • 4 years-Corona Angels

  • 4 years Varsity- Upland High School

  • 1 year- University of Washington

  • 3 years- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

  • 6 years of Manager/Head Coach (travel ball)

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • 3 time team MVP

  • 2 time team Offensive Player of the Year

  • 2 time Defensive Player of the Year

ALL-CIF:

  • Baseline League MVP

  • Daily Bulletin Female Player of the Year

  • Quakes High School Female Player of the Year award

COLLEGE:

  • Pac-10 All-Freshman team selection Honorable mention All-Pac-10

  • Golden Glove award

  • 2 time MVP

  • 2010 National Champion

 
Abigail Estrada (photo by Adam Que)

Abigail Estrada (photo by Adam Que)

Abigail Estrada

SLAPPING & HITTING & OUTFIELD LESSONS

D1 Athlete at Marshall University
4-year letter earner (starter)

2016 (Freshman)

2016 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
2016 Conference USA Academic Medalist
2016 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2017 (Sophomore)

2017 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
2017 Conference USA Academic Medalist
2017 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2018 (Junior)

2018 Conference USA Academic Medalist
2018 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll
2018 Herdspy for Olympic Sports Moment of the Year: 2017 DePaul Regional

2019 (Senior)

2019 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll

 
Olivia Martinez

Olivia Martinez

Olivia Martinez

CATCHING LESSONS

Looking for passionate catchers with a love for their position and a willingness to work hard towards their personal goals to ultimately improve their defensive game.

Syracuse University:

In the 2016-17 season, had 34 game starts… Ended the season with a single error and a .996 fielding percentage…Had 15 assists on the year with 264 putouts.

In the 2015-2016 season, had 37 starts… Ended the season with a .987 fielding percentage… Had 206 putouts with 16 assists.

CSUF:

Utilized one medical red shirt season. In the 2013-14 season, appeared in 14 games.

Corona HS:

Was named the Big VIII Honorable Mention in 2012, the Joe Haughey Memorial Scholarship winner in 2013 ... Named First Team All League in 2013.

 
Kaitlyn Eveland

Kaitlyn Eveland

Kaitlyn Eveland

4 year starter at Michigan State University, earning numerous accolades. Started four years as a utility player, earning all my time at 3rd base, catcher, and left field; batted clean up for most of my career. Have experience running clinics and scouting on behalf of the collegiate side as well as the travel ball side. I know what it takes to get to the next level and I am willing to share my passion and knowledge with others.

  • Academic All Big Ten

  • NCFA First Team All Region

  • All Big Ten Team

  • All Tournament Team

  • Michigan State RBI record holder

  • 4th in MSU history to have a .400+ batting average

 
Hannah Duarte

Hannah Duarte

Hannah Duarte

PITCHING LESSONS

USA ATHLETICS ALUMNI & UC SAN DIEGO, CLASS OF 2016

Looking for young, eager pitchers who want to expand their knowledge of pitching mechanics, the mental game, as well as learning/ improving individual pitch techniques!

High School Achievements

  • A 2012 graduate from Wilson High School in Long Beach

  • CIF Female Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior.

  • Named All-Moore League First Team as a sophomore (2010) and senior (2012)

  • Moore League Champions (2012)

College Achievements

  • UCSD Athlete of the Week in 2015

  • 264.1 career innings pitched for UCSD.

  • 2016 CCAA Conference Tournament Champion

  • NCAA Regional appearance – 3 years

 
Fred Hanker

Fred Hanker

Fred Hanker

AREAS OF EXPERTISE – HITTING, CATCHING, THROWING, INFIELD/OUTFIELD

Fred is a 25 year veteran of playing, scouting, coaching and managing baseball and fastpitch softball. After a successful baseball career at Lakewood High School, he played four years at Cal State Dominguez Hills. He currently holds 12 school hitting records, was voted All CCAA four times and All West Regional two times. In the 1987 MLB draft Hanker was drafted by the Oakland A’s organization in the 31st round. He has accumulated over 20 years of fast pitch playing against top notch competition.

 
Mike Mora

Mike Mora

Mike Mora

AREAS OF EXPERTISE – HITTING, SLAPPING, SHORT GAME

Mike is presently coaching at Whittier College. Prior to his arrival (2005-2007) Mike acted as the Head Coach of the Artesia High School Softball team and Assistant Varsity Softball Coach at Cerritos High School (2003-2005). Mike has been coaching competitive softball for over 18 years at age levels spanning 10U – 18U. Teams under Mike’s tutelage have been invited to ASA National Tournaments on ten occasions.

 
Doug Finch

Doug Finch

Doug Finch

AREAS OF EXPERTISE – PITCHING / HITTING

Doug Finch is the Assistant Softball Coach for the University of La Verne. He has been teaching professionally for over 15 years, both in private practice and through clinics. His teachings and mechanics have been men tored and tested by Dr. Sherry L. Werner at the highest levels. Within the largest database of fastpitch pitching studies, Dr. Werner has demonstrated that Finch’s teachings and mechanics achieve top ratings for being the safest and most efficient of anyone in the world. The success of his daughter, Jennie, and his many ASA and NCAA national champion students have been the driving force in Finch’s pursuit of pitching mechanics excellence.

 
Eddie Davis

Eddie Davis

Eddie Davis

COACHING IS A FRAME OF MIND.

Preparation and Planning leads to success. Setting and achieving goals are the most important life lessons that I try to convey to the students and athletes I instruct. Over 23 years coaching and instructing softball and football at all levels and ages, is what drives the passion to teach. This is achieved by enhancing skills of young adults, and empowering them through education and competitive interaction. The ultimate goal is to harness the willingness to learn in young adults and mold that into a student athlete that is well rounded and prepared for the next level of achievement. Hard work and dedication together makes success a reality, and enhancing those skills will bring success in any facet of life it is applied too.

The experience I bring is from the basic learning and education that I have developed and grown from my own personal experiences. From the beginning at Torrance Girls Softball and being a co-founder to the Mizuno Pride, I have learned and enhanced my coaching style trough many mentors and classes alike. Achieving Bronze, Silver and Gold coaching levels through ASA was mandatory many years ago, and that knowledge for me was the basis for the techniques I utilize today.

I have coached for USA Athletics for the last 8 years at all different levels assisting and developing a program I truly believe in, and that the program is going to grow young ladies to utilize their talents at possibly a college level. Success I saw through my own daughter as she achieved playing at a Division 1 collegiate level. There have been well over 100 young ladies and men that I have personally coached and achieved their goal of playing at a collegiate level.

This ethic is also achieved in Football as I have participated in high school football for the last 14 years and pursuing and winning of 2 California State Championships, and 7 LA City Titles has only attested to the fact of hard work and dedication contributing to true success. Playing a part in the young adult’s lives is how I measure my success, seeing them succeed and knowing that a part of what has been taught to them as a mentor and coach will only bring them to their own successes throughout their lives and understood through a positive lived lifestyle.


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