Our PFP Team has been chosen because we deliver the highest level of instruction with clarity, certainty and conviction. Our standards of excellence embrace the ideals of pride, passion, persistence and professionalism. We have competed at the elite level, we believe in PFP Nation and most importantly, we make the careers and character development of our students a priority.
PFP Founder. Rutgers University, B.S; University of Rhode Island, M.B.A. Rutgers Captain winning Atlantic 10 All-
2007 Graduate of Fairfield University earning a B.S. degree. As a pitcher at Fairfield, Roberts was named a 2007 NFCA All America Scholar Athlete. Roberts’ hometown is Woonsocket, RI. She is a Graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy.
Since becoming a coach at PFP in 2007, Kate has been the lead hitting instructor for the Varsity School, Futures Program and Hitrz Club. She is a top level pitching instructor. Kate is also the Director of Operations at Planet Fastpitch.
Kate is one of Denise’s “Originals” being a member of the PFP family for over 20 years.
Brandice Balschmiter is a 2010 graduate of the University of Massachusetts earning a B.A. in Studio Arts. Brandice was a four-
Nikki Meuse is a 2013 graduate from Clark University in Worcester, MA where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and started in all her four years. Nikki finished her first year at Clark in 2010 with a 1.78 ERA, the second lowest ERA in the NEWMAC for that year. At the start of the 2013 season, as a senior captain she was named the NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week. Nikki finished in the fifth spot on Clark’s record list for most career wins with a total of 35. She also finished fifth for most career shutouts (9) and sixth for most complete games (33). She finished fourth on Clark’s record list for most strikeouts in her career with a total of 251 strikeouts in 341 innings pitched. Nikki is a PFP Varsity School alumni and a longtime trainee of the PFP family throughout her career.
Elena Bowman comes to Planet Fastpitch as a 2016 Manhattan College Graduate where she earned a B.S. in Business Management. Elena was a 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award Nominee as well as Top 10 Finalist across Division I Softball for the Senior Class award which is an honor determined by athletic and academic achievement as well as leadership characteristics and notable impact within the community. Throughout her career at Manhattan College, Elena was also unanimously named the 2015 MAAC Player of the Year; she was a four time All-
Katie Duval played softball for Providence College from 2010-
Kim brings 15 years of collegiate coaching experience to Planet Fastpitch. She is the head coach at Johnson and Wales University. In her 1st season she led the Wildcats to their first ever Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship and an appearance in an NCAA Regional where the team earned their 1st ever victory in the NCAA tournament. In her second year she led the Wildcats to their second Conference Championship. Prior to this she was the head coach at Drexel University and served as an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington. Before coaching career began she played four years at University of Rhode Island and was voted Team Captain. And just after graduation, Kim worked at PFP as an instructor. In her career Camara has coached 6 catchers who have received 1st Team All-
Olivia Gamache is a 2014 graduate of Tennessee State University where she earned a B.S. degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Athletic Training. Olivia’s senior year was her most successful year during which she posted a career best 3.20 ERA while throwing over 120 innings and striking out 89 batters. Her career best in single-
Lauren Haeger comes to Planet Fastpitch as one of the most accomplished athletes in NCAA softball. The Arizona native is alongside of Babe Ruth as the only player in NCAA Softball, NCAA Baseball and Major League Baseball history to hit 70+ homeruns and earn 70+ wins in the circle. An absolute standout for The University of Florida, Haeger led the Gators to back to back National Championships in 2014 and 2015. Her brilliant play in her senior campaign yielded her selection as the 2015 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year, SEC Female of the Year, Women’s College World Series Most Outstanding Player and SEC Pitcher of the Year. Lauren’s 71 career homeruns are still standing as an SEC record. She also holds program records in RBIs, walks and intentional walks. Haeger also competed for the USA Softball Junior Women’s National Team in the summers of 2010 and 2011 leading Team USA to an ISF World Championship and a gold medal at the Pan American Games. The two time All-
Kiki Baldassari is a 2016 graduate of Providence College where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Currently she is a Graduate Assistant Manager with the Providence College Softball Team while she earns her Master’s in Counseling. At PC, Kiki was a four-
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