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CLUBWIDE HITTING COACH

 

      Kayla Soles

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.

 

 

COACHING RESOURCES

   

  Hillary Allen

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

   

Rachel Gagliardo

Rachel was a West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South graduate, where she was a four year varsity pitcher. In addition to pitching she also played first base. In her sophomore season she was named a member of the CVC Carpenter Cup team. After suffering an injury that took her out most of her junior season, Rachel fought her way back and in her senior year was named by the Princeton Packet Player of the Year. Throughout her high school career she learned the importance of being a good teammate and putting others before herself. Rachel’s coaching career kicked off when she was out with a broken hand, she called pitches during games and worked one on one with the pitcher. 

After an extremely successful high school career Rachel went on to attend Rowan University where she studied English education and Special Education. Rachel was a member of the Rowan Softball team for 3 years. During her time playing collegiate ball she attended the Division III World Series and came in third place. Rachel was a scholar athlete and was awarded Academic All-American.

 In addition, Rachel gives private pitching lessons in the summer. 

 

  Dave Soles

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.