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 (Tincher Pitching). Levels offer several options for our clients to meet their needs.
If you have questions about who to book with please call our front desk at 610-440-4349.
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 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.
Ashley Gallina is a 2018 graduate of Parkland high school and was the starting catcher in her junior and senior seasons. Ashley helped the Trojans win two East Penn Conference championships, one District XI championship, and was a member of the PIAA State Finalist team in 2018. After graduating Gallina continued her academic career at Cedar Crest College and in fall 2019 Ashley will continue her academic and athletic career at Penn State Berks. Ashley is a volunteer coach for Emmaus Youth Association’s 12U team and is excited to start instructing at 7 Deadly Spins Fastpitch. “Coaching has truly opened my eyes to a whole other side of the game that I have loved for the past 12 years. I am not only invested in making my girls better players, but more hardworking, selfless, caring human beings. I love being able to be a role model for my players and give them someone to go to who they can relate to”.
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.
Jordan Borger has been playing softball since the age of 5. She graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2010 and was a 4-year starting catcher for the Bears. She continued her softball career at Wilkes University where she studied Pharmacy. Jordan appears in the record books a number of times at Wilkes, including 3rd for career batting average (.415), 2nd in career doubles (41), and 3rd in career slugging percentage (.641). Jordan was a two time MAC freedom conference 1st team member and received NFCA All-Region honors in 2014.
After graduating from Wilkes, Jordan started instructing hitting out of her grandfather’s garage where she spent a lot of time working on her own swing growing up. She believes that coaching is about more than just teaching how to swing a bat, and focuses a lot on the mental part of the game. Jordan is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and passion with more players as an instructor at 7 Deadly Spins Fastpitch.
Kristina Kocher is a 2016 graduate of Pen Argyl High School in Pen Argyl Pennsylvania. She went on to continue her academic and athletic career at Kings College where she is currently completing her senior season with the Monarchs. Kristina is an exercise science major and will start her masters in Nutrition Studies in fall 2020. Kristina will primarily instruct in Wilkes Barre. When asked her "Why" Kocher's response was easy! "I am really excited to apply my knowledge of exercise science, anatomy and movement to my pitching lessons. I have learned a tremendous amount in my academic studies and I know the knowledge base I have will help me bring out the best in my students"
Hannah Barber fell in love with softball at 5 years old. She played for Northampton Athletic Association and played tournament softball though 18U. Hannah was a student of Coach Alex for 5 years. After graduation she volunteered at 7DS's pitching clinics and developed a love for coaching.
Coach Barber works primarily with beginner pitchers to help them build a strong foundation for success. She is beyond thrilled to officially be a coach with 7 Deadly Spins Fastpitch and hopes to pass on her love of softball to others.