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-
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-
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-
Danielle Deraney is a softball coach for the Concord Raiders program and former top player and co-
Dani is very excited to lead the Slaprz Club and be a part of the Veteran Staff at PFP!
Ashton Wince is a 2017 graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst earning a Bachelor’s Degree with Independent Concentration in Sport’s Leadership. While at UMASS, she was a four-
Lydia Hanewich is a 2017 graduate of Clemson University where she earned a B.S. degree in Health Science with a minor in Athletic Leadership. Lydia trained in the PFP Varsity Program for five years and played softball at the University of Mary Washington before transferring to Clemson to pursue rowing. During Lydia’s athletic career at Clemson, she rowed in Clemson’s top Varsity 8+ boat and received the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar Athlete Award in years 2016 and 2017. She was also named the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) All American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year 2016. Lydia is a Certified Functional Strength Coach and has gained great experience in the field while interning at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning and Clemson ‘s Olympic Weight Room. Currently Lydia is a MBA graduate student at Clemson and is also working as a strength coach at Velocity Sports Performance. After Lydia graduates, she aspires to open up her own strength and conditioning facility specifically for female athletes and may consider training for the Women’s National Lightweight Rowing team.
A PFP Varsity School Alum and 2017 graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, MA, Cassie was a 4-
Lauren is a 2017 graduate of Amherst College and proud PFP Varsity school alum. She currently works as the Post Baccalaureate Fellow in the Amherst College English department. At Amherst, Lauren was a four-
Emma is a 2016 graduate of UMASS where she majored in Art Education with a minor in Art History. Her college career began with a scholarship to Division 1 East Carolina University before she settled at UMass/Amherst under the love and guidance from Coach Sortino. Unfortunately, injuries and their subsequent surgical repairs kept her on the sidelines for two seasons. As a highly decorated pitcher at Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, MA, Emma not only accumulated a record breaking 1002 career strike-
Emily Gray is a 2017 graduate from the University of Massachusetts Boston earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Emily trained as a pitcher in the PFP Varsity Program for three years. While at UMass, she was a 3-
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