CLUBWIDE PITCHING COACH
Hillary serves as the Ninjas and Witches clubwide pitching coach. She was a Drexel Dragon with highlights of her career including but not limited to First Team All-CAA honors as pitcher/designated player and her her 92 strikeouts on the 2011 season were the most for a Dragon since 2005. She was a three-year starting pitcher at Bordentown High, a two-time All-Conference , All-Area selection and First Team All-South Jersey after her junior year. as well as being named the team’s Most Valuable Player with throwing three perfect games in high school and four no-hitters.
CLUBWIDE HITTING COACHES
Dave has coached girls fast pitch softball since 1993 and has worked as a hitting clinician and instructor for some of the most successful fastpitch programs in the state of New Jersey and the country including the New Jersey Breakers Gold, New Jersey Breakers, New Jersey Nightmare Gold, West Jersey Witches, Central Jersey Lightning, East Windsor Thunder Travel Program, Four time State champion New Egypt High School, and some of the best young talent in New Jersey.
Dave has played or been a part of the sport for over 40 years. He played softball on Class A nationally ranked teams upon graduation from college in 1989 until 1998. He began his coaching career in 1993. Dave’s former team the New Jersey Breakers Gold was continually ranked in the top 10 in CPI (College Placement Index) and has been consistently ranked in the top 25 teams in the United States. His former team competed all over the country and qualified 8 consecutive years for the 18U Gold USA / ASA National Championship. The Breakers Gold has successfully placed 100% of its players at the collegiate level. Dave continues to provide hitting instruction to some of the best up and coming players and teams in the state.
Dave resides in New Egypt New Jersey and has three children with his wife Sandy, Kayla, Jamie, and Matthew.
In addition to assistant coach for the Witches 12U Rising Stars, she will also be the organization's Hitting Coach. Kayla was a New Egypt HS graduate in 2011 and two time State Champion where she was a four year first team all-state player in softball and field hockey. She attended the University of Louisville where she was a four year starting third baseman and centerfielder on a top 25 ranked team in NCAA Women’s Division 1 softball. While at Louisville she helped the Cardinals earn conference championships in 2012 and 2014. All four years Kayla earned NFCA Academic All American honors graduating Cum Laude with a 3.9 GPA. In 2014 she earned AAC All-Conference Honors, AAC All-Tournament Team Honors, and lead the conference and the Cardinals in batting avg. 393, and .721 slugging percentage including 9 home runs and over 40 RBI. She started 190 games for UofL and played in the NCAA Regionals all four years of her career. Kayla was captain of the Cardinals softball team her final two years. Kayla is a returning coach, having managed Ninjas 12 Black and 14 Green in previous seasons.
Jack is the owner of Forge Performance, a training faciltiy that provides anerobic and aerobic conditioning and training. He offers Ninjas and Witches training sessions onsite at Forge Performance.
In 2000, D'arcy was asked to join the most elite athletes in the USA and Canada to represent North America at the World Cup of Softball in Lyons, France. She earned the title of top hitter in this tournament. She went on to earn a full scholarship to Seton Hall University and was a four year starter. Today D'arcy owns TrailsBlazer Softball where she trains and develops girls softball skills.
Rachel is a West Windsor Plainsboro South graduate. She played four years of varsity softball as a pitcher, first basemen and designated hitter. In her high school career, she received both the Coach's award and the Most Improved Player award. During her senior year, she had an injury that prevented her from pitching but was able to find other ways to contribute to the team as a captain and a leader.
Rachel is studying architecture at the University of Maryland, where she continues to enjoy softball on the club level. Rachel is the starting pitcher on the National team and was voted secretary and safety officer. It was a great opportunity to be committed to a competitive team and still be able to excel in academics.
In addition to summer coaching, Rachel also does private pitching lessons. Rachel is considered a coaching resource because during the Spring and Summer, when not at college, Rachel coaches with Ninjas and Witches organization.