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FASTPITCH DYNAMICS FALL RECRUITING CLASS!
08/17/2016
I am very pleased how FDS pitchers performed this summer...
KATELYN THOMPSON SELECTED TO DIVISION I ALL WESTERN MASS!
08/14/2016
Katelyn Thompson was an outstanding freshman pitcher this...
KARI MARKS VERBALS TO CCSU!
05/30/2016
I am very happy to announce that Kari Marks has made her verbal...
ANNIE PITKIN SELECTED NFCA ALL-AMERICAN!
05/27/2016
I was thrilled to learn that Annie Pitkin was selected by National...
NICOLE TEAGUE VERBALS TO MARIST COLLEGE!
04/04/2016
It is with great excitement and pleasure to announce Nicole Teague...
AMARIA SHARON TO ATTEND ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY!
02/16/2016
It is very exciting to announce that Amaria Sharon has made her college...
RYLEE HEHIR SIGNS N.L.I. TO ATTEND SETON HILL UNIVERSITY!
11/26/2015
I am very proud to announce that Rylee Hehir has signed...
SARAH MAGRO VERBALS TO BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY!
11/17/2015
I am very pleased to announce that Sarah Magro has verbally...
GRACE MARSALO VERBALS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY!
10/13/2015
I am thrilled to announce that Grace Marsalo has made her verbal...
KALI MAGANE VERBALS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY!
08/29/2015
It is my pleasure to announce that Kali Magane has made her verbal...
 
FASTPITCH DYNAMICS FALL RECRUITING CLASS!

I am very pleased how FDS pitchers performed this summer and as a result, most have starting their unofficial visits. They should be making their final decisions soon. If you have any questions on the girls please let me know.  

 

Julia Murphy   Class of 2017

Ireland Meissau Class of 2017

Cyrena Zemaitis Class of 2017

Sara Kennedy  Class of 2018

Joceyln Bodington  Class of 2018

Kylie Gavitt  Class of 2018

Savannah Small  Class of 2018

Kari Marks  Class of 2018 (Verbal CCSU)

Hannah Davis  Class of 2018

Caitlyn Fallon  Class of 2019

Katelyn Thompson  Class of 2019

Lauren Card  Class of 2019

 

For more information go to the Pitcher Profile and Video Tab.  If you have any questions on any FDS pitcher please call me at 860-605-5336.


by posted 08/17/2016
KATELYN THOMPSON SELECTED TO DIVISION I ALL WESTERN MASS!

Katelyn Thompson was an outstanding freshman pitcher this past season and was named to the 2016 All-Western Division I Softball Team. During her first varsity season she struck out 99 batters, walked just eight and allowed only severn earned runs over 84 innings! In her first varsity postseason start, struck out 14 and allowed just three hits to beat Northampton, 2-1, in the WMass quarterfinal. Also led the Falcons at the plate, hitting .449/.482/.538 from the leadoff spot.

Katelyn, now a rising sophomore at Minnechaug High, also helped her CT Eliminators softball team claim the 14U A Division Title at the USSSA Nationals Northeast tournament in July. Thompson pitched in severn of the the team's nine games in the tournament including the semi-finals and finals with an ERA of under 1.00.  Excellent season, Katelyn!

 

 

 


by posted 08/14/2016
KARI MARKS VERBALS TO CCSU!

I am very happy to announce that Kari Marks has made her verbal commitment to play softball at Central Connecticut State University. 

Kari is the daughter of Ed and Lisa Marks of Granby, CT and comes from a complete softball family. Ed, her dad has been coaching in the CT Mirage organization since 2006, her mom is member of the board of directors, on CT Mirage, her Sister Alexa also pitched at Granby High School, her sister Julie who went on to her own softball career at CCSU just 2 years ago and of course all supported by their grandmother “Nana” who is a fixture at most games.  This announcement is especially meaningful since I have had to pleasure to work with Kari since she was 8 years old and I was fortunate to see Kari’s growth and development of that 8 year period. 

Kari started pitching in the Granby Little League where she led her Granby 9-10 year team to the Little League Regionals and concurrently started playing travel softball with the 10U CT Mirage 2K team coached by her dad.  At 5’10”Kari is a tall and talented young pitcher with an enormous upside. She already is hitting speeds over 62mph and without question will be a 65+mph pitcher once she walks on the CCSU campus in 2018.  Kari is a great teammate, a terrific young lady with natural leadership qualities. CCSU Head Coach Breanne Gleason put it best by saying Kari is a “Stud” pitcher already and can’t wait to have her part of the CCSU family.

Kari led her Granby Memorial High School team to a 18-2 record during the 2016 season was selected All-Conference, All-State and has hopes of going deep into the CIAC State Tournament. She also is looking forward to playing this summer with her CT Mirage 2K team.

Kari is a young and motivated pitcher with a bright future at CCSU.  Her consistent work ethic and strong family values will help her overcome any obstacle in her path.  Always positive and energetic, I look forward to working with her and seeing her develop over the next 2 years.

Congratulations Kari, “Big Ed” would be very proud of you!


by George Perlotto posted 05/30/2016
ANNIE PITKIN SELECTED NFCA ALL-AMERICAN!

I was thrilled to learn that Annie Pitkin was selected by National Fastpitch Coaches Association as All-American for 2016. Annie was a 4 year starter with Washington University and as her statistics show contributed greatly to her team's success. 

Annie was a long time student at Fastpitch Dynamics through high school and college and I was thrilled to have Annie come to me for instruction. Always prepared and motivated to squeeze every bit out of her lessons and each game she played. Annie now becomes a dual All-American being selected as Academic All-American as well.

Annie joins Allyson Fournier (Tufts University) and Kathleen Conway (Babson College) as D-3 All-Amercian selections and past students at Fastpitch Dynamics. Congratulations Annie and well deserved!

 

Read more about Annie's career statistics below. 

http://bearsports.wustl.edu/sports/sball/2015-16/releases/20160524w0npb5


by George Perlotto posted 05/27/2016
NICOLE TEAGUE VERBALS TO MARIST COLLEGE!

It is with great excitement and pleasure to announce Nicole Teague has made her verbal commitment to attend Marist College.

Nicole is a 2017 graduate at Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH and has been working towards her goal of pitching at Division I for over 5 years. Nicole made her decision to attend Marist early this year and her parents, Karen and Mike were very pleased and delighted at her choice. More than 6 Division I schools offered Nicole generous scholarships so Nicole was both flattered and humbled by the attention.  She shared with me that the college coaches “were all so nice” which made Nicole’s decision to attend Marist College even more difficult. In the end, her decision and was not exclusively based on softball, but rather a broader based equation based on her athletic, academic and career needs.

Every summer I make it a point to watch my pitchers in game situations and had to pleasure to watch Nicole pitch on her summer teams that included the Rhode Island Thunder Elite, the ECF Gold and most recently the nationally ranked Rhode Island Thunder Gold coached by David Lotti.  Nicole is strong right hander with a good mix of speeds with an outstanding drop ball who attacks the strike zone with an aggressive mindset, but her attributes to do not end there. Nicole also possesses a balance of mental toughness, calm disposition, pleasant demeanor and personality……so long as you are not in the batter’s box.  

Nicole started her training at Fastpitch Dynamics as a freshman in high school and at first it was not clear if the Teague’s would be able to make the trip from New Hampshire to my pitching studio in Connecticut which is a 2 ½ hour drive, but they made it down on a weekly basis.  That kind of sacrifice does not go unnoticed by me and I am very grateful to the Teague family to trust me in training Nicole. Beyond Nicole’s skills and attributes, she is one of nicest young ladies I have ever worked with. Clearly, mom and dad were instrumental in insuring all their children are polite, appreciative and thankful. That is exactly the kind of student/athlete I try to attract and in Nicole's case I am very pleased she found her way to FDS.

Nicole has begun her junior year in high school at Alvirne High and she assured me this year they will win the New Hampshire State Championship. This summer Nicole will continue playing with the Rhode Island Thunder Gold competing in the best showcases in the US. She has always been appreciative of the opportunity to play for such prestigious team.  

Becoming a successful college pitcher is a no easy task, so I look forward to training with Nicole and preparing her college career at Marist College. Congratulations Nicole and GO RED FOXES!


by posted 04/04/2016
AMARIA SHARON TO ATTEND ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY!

It is very exciting to announce that Amaria Sharon has made her college decision and will attend St. Joseph’s University in West Hartford, CT this fall!

Amaria is the daughter of John and Victoria Sharon of Tolland, CT who are elated that Amaria has decided to attend college in Connecticut, play for the St. Joseph Blue Jays and Coach Jim McKinnon a well-respected coach.  Amaria’s mom and dad did a wonderful job imparting the virtues of hard work, commitment and independence to Amaria.  This all contributed to her success in the classroom and on the softball field.  With a GPA of 3.7, ranked 10th in her class of 218 and a member of the Tolland High School’s National Honor Society, Amaria’s accomplishment speaks for themselves.

On the field, Amaria has always been an impact softball player for all the teams she’s played on contributing as a pitcher, hitter and playing multiple positions. As a pitcher at Tolland High School she posted a career ERA of 2.2, a career Batting Average of .620 and she was voted MVP by her teammates every year!  During the summer travel seasons, Amaria also played for the CT Tigers, the CT Green Devils and the CT Mirage organizations.

Although softball played a part in Amaria’s decision it was not her primary focus in attending St. Joseph’s, her ultimate goal is to become a doctor of optometry. Optometry is high in demand. Employment in optometry is projected to grow by 33 percent through 2020. Optometry also ranks at #12 on CNNMoney's list of America's 100 top jobs, so Amaria’s decision was very well thought out and executed.

Amaria started with lessons with me in 2012 and from the beginning she was a very independent and highly motivated student. “Never late and always prepared”, seemed to be her credo and squeezed the most out of every lesson. It’s not a surprise she was one of my favorite pitchers over the last 10 years that I’ve operated Fasptitch Dynamics. I have little doubt about Amaria’s commitment her career and to softball and believe regardless of the endeavor she will be successful. Congratulations Amaria and Go Bluejays! 


by posted 02/16/2016
RYLEE HEHIR SIGNS N.L.I. TO ATTEND SETON HILL UNIVERSITY!

I am very proud to announce that Rylee Hehir has signed her letter of intent to attend Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA.

Rylee Hehir the daughter of Chris and Dawn Hehir of Putnam, CT.  Mom and Dad and very pleased that Rylee decided on Seton Hill and believe it was a perfect fit for their daughter and now can relax as Rylee finishes school and focuses on her college career.

Rylee, the outstanding pitcher from Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT visited Seton Hill University this fall and after meeting with the coach, touring the campus and joining the team, Rylee made the decision that that Seton Hill was the perfect school to attend and continue her softball career. Although Rylee was been recruiting by several Division 1 programs she was so impressed and overwhelmed during her visit to Seton Hill, her decision to commit was an easy one.

Rylee who grew in Northeast Connecticut, started pitching at age 11 and quickly entered travel ball beginning with the 12U Worcester Heat, then the 14U/16U Central Mass Destruction, followed by the 16U Connecticut Bombers and finally Rick Aremony’s CT Green Devils. She is looking to her last summer of travel ball with the Green Devils as she prepares for Seton Hill in the fall.

Rylee has an incredible is strong presence in the circle that includes a perfect combination of athleticism and composure. In all her games I had the pleasure to watch, I never saw Rylee get distracted and lose focus. Regardless of the score she always commits to her pitches and never gives in to hitters.  Rylee possesses qualities rarely seen in today’s pitchers. Rylee is without question, “Old School” as some may say.  Hard work is a lifestyle for Rylee and is something Rylee embraces.  She is also an ideal teammate who interacts well with older and younger players alike and is always quick to give credit to others. As a pitching student in Fastpitch Dynamics Rylee never disappointed me by always giving me 100%, taking instruction well, never taking breaks, asking questions and never satisfied with her performance……an ideal student indeed.

Rylee offers Seton Hill a great deal besides pitching. Although many pitchers fancy themselves as hitters, Rylee is proven power hitter at all levels of softball and in my opinion will continue to hit in the 3-4 spot in college. Besides her athleticism, she is leader on and off the field and in and out of the circle and provides Seton Hill the kind of player to take Seton Hill deep into the NCAA Tournament.  Rylee has all the ingredients to have an outstanding career at Seton Hill and I believe could be an All-American selection before she is done.

In Ryle Hehir, Seton Hill has signed a talented, dedicated and committed athlete that will contribute immediately when she walks on campus in September of 2016.

Congratulations Rylee! I am proud of you. GO GRIFFINS! 


by posted 11/26/2015
SARAH MAGRO VERBALS TO BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY!

I am very pleased to announce that Sarah Magro has verbally committed to Bucknell University.

Sarah is the daughter of Paul and Stacey Magro of Norfolk, Massachusetts and to say her family is excited about Sarah attending Bucknell would be an understatement. Bucknell University is one of the finest universities in the U.S. and was Sarah’s top choice.

Sarah has been a pitching student in the Fastpitch Dynamics “College Program” since 2012. She was and remains one of the hardest working student-athletes I have had in the 10 years operating my school. Never once did Sarah disappoint me.  It is always a pleasure to work with Sarah and her father Paul and consider myself fortunate to be Sarah’s pitching instructor.

Sarah played her Little League softball with the Norfolk Storm and then her travel softball with the Mass Drifters in the Boston area and began her high school career at Bishop Freehan High.  In 2013, Sarah was then invited to play with the Rhode Island Thunder Elite team where she pitched against some of the best teams in New England. In 2014 Sarah was asked to join the nationally ranked Wichita Mustangs. Sarah traveled with the Wichita Mustangs and competed in some of the best and most competitive softball showcases in the US and was when she garnered the attention of many college programs. In 2015 Sarah tried out for several “Gold Teams” in the Northeast and was offered a spot on the Rock 18 Gold Team coached by Rick Waye, recognized as one of the best gold coaches in the US. After making the switch to the Rock 18 Gold Team Sarah rededicated herself to her game and by the fall of 2015 was recruited by no less than 6 Division 1 programs.  After completing all visits in November and weighing all her options, Sarah decided on Bucknell University.

Now that Sarah has committed to Bucknell she can look forward to her junior year at Bishop Freehan High School where Sarah intends to the Shamrocks to a Massachusetts Division I championship.

Congratulations Sarah on your decision to attend Bucknell. Your hard work, persistence and dedication are good examples for young pitchers everywhere. I am very proud of you! 


by posted 11/17/2015
GRACE MARSALO VERBALS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY!

I am thrilled to announce that Grace Marsalo has made her verbal commitment to play for Boston University.

Grace a sensational pitcher and power hitter for the 16U PA Strikers recently committed to Boston University, but amazingly hasn’t even wore her high school uniform as yet. Athletic, talented and driven are only a few words that describe Grace. Although she is only a 2019 recruit, Ashley Waters the newly appointed  head coach of Boston University was thrilled to have Grace committed to her program. The B.U. coaching staff noticed that Grace was a special young athlete on and off the field and projected that Grace would be a stellar additional to the B.U. softball program.

Grace is the daughter of Tony and Jen Marsalo of Morgantown, PA and are thrilled that Grace committed to Boston University and now she has ample time to prepare herself both academically and athletically to begin her career at BU.  It is clear that behind every successful student-athlete you will find outstanding parents. That couldn’t be more true, then with Tony and Jen Marsalo. Tony and Jen not only were more supportive parents to Grace they were also the force behind the PA Strikers softball organization which they built from inception to being recognized as one of the best college prep teams in the Eastern US!

Grace and her father “Tony” were a motivated two-some that made the 4 ½ hour trek from their home in Pennsylvania to the Fastpitch Dynamic Studio in Connecticut to attend pitching lessons…..that’s a 12 hour day. That should give young pitchers everywhere what it takes to become a collegiate pitcher. That’s the furthest anyone has driven to come to lessons FDS, so I knew she would be a special pitcher, indeed.

We all wish Grace the best as she prepares for an outstanding high school career and I think we all will be hearing a lot about her.  Congratulations Grace….Go Terriers!


by Master Admin posted 10/13/2015
KALI MAGANE VERBALS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY!

It is my pleasure to announce that Kali Magane has made her verbal commitment to attend Boston University.

Kali is the daughter of Scott and Michele Magane of Wrentham, MA and recently made her decision to attend Boston University shortly after this year's New England Finest Showcase. The NE Finest Showcase is recognized as the best college showcase in the Northeast and fittingly is held in Kali’s hometown of Wrentham.

Kali has been a student at Fastpitch Dynamics for the last two years and her work ethic should serve as an example for any young pitcher. At lessons Kali always arrives motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to do her best. Without question, Kali has been one of the hardest working pitchers I have had at Fastpitch Dynamics.

Kali also had her share of disappointment over the last year but she never wavered and continued to improve. While being recruited she was very close to receiving several offers only to lose out to some West coast pitchers. Kali stayed focused and never once complained. When Boston University, now under the direction of new Head Coach Ashley Waters, heard about Kali, they came to watch her pitch at the NE Finest Showcase. Coach Waters was also a Boston area talent herself and the coaching staff appreciated Kali’s hard-nosed competitive nature and thought she’d be good fit at BU.  The coaching staff was particularly impressed with Kali’s athleticism and speed so besides pitching she may find herself getting time in the infield and the outfield as well.

While playing for King Philip High School, during the 2015 season, Kali went 14-1 with a minuscule .28 earned run average in 99 1/3 innings thrown while leading the Warriors to a ninth straight Hockomock League title. She also racked up 159 strikeouts, 11 shutouts, one no-hitter and one perfect game. At the plate, Magane who bats third and has been a top offensive producer the last few years batted .410 with three home runs and 18 RBI’s.

Additionally, Kali’s list of impressive accomplishments reveals she is an outstanding  student-athlete.  They include, 2015: National Honor Society Science, French, History National Honor Society, 2014/2015 Leo Club Volunteer of the Year, Named 2015/2016 King Philip HS Softball Captain, 2015 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team, 2015 Boston Herald All Scholastic Team, 2015 HockomockSports.com Player of the Year, 2015 King Philip High School Softball Most Valuable Player Award, 2015 Sun Chronicle All Scholastic, 2015 Hockomock Sports All-Star, 2014 HockomockSports.com Underclassmen of the year, 2014 Sun Chronicle All Scholastic, 2014 Hockomock Sports All-Star.

Kali is very excited about attending Boston University and becoming a Terrier. She’s already begun her training in advance of this year’s off-season at Fastpitch Dynamics. Congratulations Kali and Go Terriers! 

 


by posted 08/29/2015
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CURRENT COLLEGE COMMITTMENTS

 

Grace Marsalo  2019

Boston University

 

Kari Marks  2018

Central Connecticut State University

 

Nicole Teague  2017

Marist College

 

Sarah Magro  2017

Bucknell University

 

Ali Dubois  2017

Boston University

 

Amaria Sharon  2016

St. Joseph's University 

 

Rylee Hehir  2016

Seton Hill University

 

Kali Magane 2016

Boston University

 

Akilah​ Mouzon  2016

University of Maine