7 Deadly Spins Fastpitch has high standards for quality instruction and player relationships.
Instructor levels range from 1-5 and refer primarily to the amount of experience an instructor has teaching hitting, catching, or pitching. Levels offer several options for our clients to meet their needs.
If you have questions please call our front desk at 610-440-4349.
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Fielding, Hitting, Tee-Ball Classes
Alex MacLean started playing softball when she was 5 years old and she has been hooked ever since. She graduated from Northampton Area High School in 2009 and hold records in career wins (51) and shutouts (29).
After graduating high school MacLean went on to play Division 1 softball at Bucknell University. As a freshman she was named rookie of the year and tournament MVP, she also threw the team’s first no-hitter in two decades. MacLean currently holds 9 spots on the program’s top-10 single season record lists including games played, starts, wins and strikeouts. In addition, she holds 6 spots on the program’s career lists including games, starts, shutouts and strikeouts.
Alex works with students of all ages. She is passionate about developing students and helping them reach their goals. Alex is a certified instructor with Tincher Pitching.
Taylor Emmons began her softball career at the age of 8 and still plays today. She played at Northampton Athletic Association through their developmental and competitive leagues. After graduating she stepped away from the game but quickly realized how much she missed it. Within a year, Taylor joined a women’s softball league. Taylor says her favorite thing about coaching is the kids. “I love seeing the kids work hard to reach their goals and the happiness they feel when they do reach them”. Taylor is a certified instructor with Tincher Pitching.
Samantha Frey has been playing softball since she was 6 years old. A native of Northampton Pennsylvania, she started her softball career at Moore Township Recreation Center and went on to play JV and Varsity Softball at Northampton High School. In her high school years she started taking pitching lessons from Coach Alex and in the summer months Sam played for the Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames. Sam continued her academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburg at Johnstown where she was a pitcher. When she was home from school Sam coached the Lehigh Valley Patriot Flames for 3 seasons and worked with the players on all aspects of the game. Sam will instruct all areas of the game at 7DS. She is enrolled in John F Kenny University completing her Masters in Sports Psychology.
Dior George graduated from Liberty High School in 2011 and was a two- time All State center fielder. After graduating high school, Dior went on to play at Moravian College where she appears in the record book 54 times. Dior is ranked #2 in career hits with 214, including a career batting average of .393. She had 8 doubles, 13 homeruns, 47 stolen bases and 98 runs batted in during her career. Dior was named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and received All-Region honors all four years. In addition she holds two Landmark Championships, a Regional Championship and a Super Regional finalist appearance.
After college, Dior continued her passion for the game and became the Liberty High School hitting coach for two years and outfield coach for one year. Dior bats and throws righty and was a leadoff batter throughout her high school and college careers. Dior believes that teamwork, leadership and repetition is what makes you a successful player.
Dior is excited to become a part of 7 Deadly Spins Fastpitch and help young players develop the same passion for hitting and fielding she has.
Janae Matos has been a lifetime softball lover. She graduated from Catasauqua High School and was a 4-year starter and 3-year captain.
Matos went on to Moravian College to follow her dreams of playing collegiate softball. At Moravian, Janae was a 4-year starter and 3-year captain. In 2017 Matos was named the NCAA DIII National Catcher of the Year and NFCA First Team All-American. Janae was a two-time First Team Landmark Conference selection, Landmark Conference Player of the Year and All-Region selection.
She holds the record for the most putouts in a game with 19, and is among the leaders in career putouts (881) and career fielding percentage (.993). While being successful on the field was important, it was equally as important to thrive in the classroom. Janae became a CoSIDA Academic All-American and was a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll Team all 4 years of her career.
She has continued to share her love of the game while becoming the head coach of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 18U Gold Team in the 2018-2019 season. Janae brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to 7DS.
Terry Csrenko has been involved in competitive softball for over 20 years. He transitioned to coaching girls fastpitch softball after playing men’s Fastpitch from 1996-2014 where he competed for a National Championship with the Allentown Patriots.
Coach Csrenko focuses on assessment and helps his students develop into confident, powerful hitters. He is big on the mental approach, technique and building confidence with his students. Terry has coached teams at every age group and currently serves as the assistant Varsity Coach at Emmaus High School and as a coach for the Emmaus Force. Terry is passionate about coaching and brings out the best in his students.
Eric Lasko brings his passion for coaching and developing athletes to 7 Deadly Spins Fastpitch. Eric has been coaching since 2010 and started at the recreation level teaching beginner softball players all aspects of the game. In recent years he transitioned to coaching tournament softball. When Eric's daughter Madison showed an interest in catching and he learned alongside her. Together they spent hours practicing, studying, and researching techniques and drills.
Coach Eric is passionate about developing young players into catchers and athletes. He pushes his students to not only understand the mental and technical aspects of catching, but also to build confidence in his students to be physically dominant behind the plate.
Christine Scherr began her softball career playing travel softball at age 9. She graduated from Nazareth Area High School in 2009 and was a 4-year varsity starter. Christine played tournament softball for 18u Sellersville Belles from 2005-2009. After graduating Scherr went on to play softball at Division 1 Monmouth University. She started nearly every game as a Hawk and hit in the leadoff position.
As a freshman, she earned Northeast Conference rookie of the week honors. As a sophomore, she was named first team all-conference. After recovering from a shoulder injury, she came back in her junior season to have her best year offensively hitting 10 homeruns. Christine appears 3 times on the career-high leaderboard in Program history for runs scored, walks, and doubles. Christine also appears on the Program history leaderboard for walks and homeruns in a single-season.
After graduating from Monmouth in 2013 with a bachelor’s of science in accounting and finance, Christine went on to work in public accounting. She returned to softball in 2018-2019 joining the Sellersville Belles 18u team as Assistant Coach. She now joins 7DS to continue to give back to the game she loves. Christine is passionate about teaching the fundamentals and mechanics of hitting and fielding that will support players throughout their careers.
Alanna Hartzell graduated from Northampton Area High School in 2020 as an active member of the Varsity softball team. She is continuing her academic and athletic career at DeSales University.
Hartzell has been playing softball for a total of nine years and currently plays tournament softball on the Northwest Explosion 18u Gold team. Her positions are pitcher and 3rd base. She has been a student of Coach Alex for over 5 years.
Hartzell has experience coaching at youth clinics with 7DS and at Northampton Area High School. “I’m very passionate about the sport of softball and how it has
positively impacted my life over the past nine years. Not only am I determined to make my players better, but more well-rounded athletes that are compassionate, motivated, and selfless.”
Stephanie Chlebove-Hartrick began her softball career playing T-Ball at Northampton Athletic Association. She played softball for the Northampton Area School District and the Lehigh Valley Outlaws from 2006-2011. After high school, she went on to play softball at Susquehanna University where she earned Second-Team All Conference Second Basemen.
Stephanie graduated from Susquehanna University in 2015 where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She is a kindergarten teacher. Stephanie loves providing the resources and opportunities for children to build strong foundational skills in school, and now she is looking forward to being able to do the same for young softball players. She can't wait to share her love of the game with the students of 7DS.