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Meet The Softball Factory On-Field Staff

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jarvisheadshot2Lea Ann Jarvis – Lea Ann is the current Senior Director of Softball Factory. Lea Ann coached at the Division I level for 17 years at Louisiana Tech University, Indiana University and also at UNLV as an assistant coach and Southwest Texas (Texas State) and New Mexico State as a Head Coach. Lea Ann won two World Championships on the USA National Team in 1986 and 1990. As a member of the Raybesto Brakettes from 1986-1990, the team won two ASA Women’s Major National Champions in 1987 & 1990 and three-time runner-up at the ASA Women’s Major National Championship in 1986, 1988 & 1989. Lea Ann is the recipient of six ASA First Team All American awards from 1985 to 1990 as a catcher. Lea Ann’s college years were played at Louisiana Tech University as a catcher. She was part of a team who participated in the NCAA regionals in 1983, 1984 & 1985 and the College World Series 1983 and 1985. She received All Regional 1st team awards in 1982, 1983, 1984 & 1985 and twice won the NCAA Division I All American awards in 1984 & 1985 and a Broderick Award nominee in 1985. Lea Ann’s #20 is retired and she is in the Louisiana Tech Hall of Fame.

Amanda Acampora – Coach Acampora was a three-time state champion at Amity High School in Woodbridge, Connecticut. She was a three-time All-State player, and a two-time state MVP. She had a successful collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The standout team won three Atlantic-10 Championships and competed in the NCAA Tournament all four years of her career. She is a two time All-Atlantic-10 player and co-captain of her team in her senior season. Amanda is currently the Head Softball coach at Lauralton Hall in Milford, Connecticut, and has worked with the Factory over the last three years.

Laneigh Clark – Coach Clark played her college ball at Louisiana Tech University where she played every position except pitcher. The Lady Techsters participated in three College World Series and four Regional Tournaments. Clark played on a team that was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation.Clark has been coaching for 29 years. She coached softball and basketball at Haughton High School in Louisiana; was head softball coach at Centenary College; head coach at Sam Houston State University, and became head coach at PHS in 1998. The veteran coach serves on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association High School All-American committee. She has coached NFCA All-Americans and NCAA Academic All-Americans. Clark has a 584-388-4 overall mark. She is one of the few softball coaches in the state that has almost 600 victories.

Amber Conner – Coach Conner brings over 10 years coaching experience to the table, over half of those being at the collegiate level. She worked as an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and Oklahoma Christian, then on as the Head Coach at the University of Dallas. She started her collegiate softball career at Texas State University and was named a 1998 All-American. Conner left to compete at New Mexico State University after her freshman year, and later finished at Oklahoma Christian. At Oklahoma Christian, she was honored as an NAIA All-American as well as First Team NAIA All-Region. Conner is scattered throughout the record books at all three schools including 41 consecutive scoreless innings pitched.

Francesca Enea – Francesca graduated from the University of Florida in 2010. She was named as a Louisville Slugger 2nd-Team All-American 3 times, as an Easton 1st Team All-American 3 times, to the All-Southeastern Conference 2nd Team, to the All-Southeastern Conference 1st Team, to the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team, to the NFCA All-Southeast Region Team 3 times, to the SEC All-Tournament Team and to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2007. She also set 7 records during her time at Florida: single-season home runs (20), single-season RBIs (70), single-season sacrifice flies (6), single-season slugging percentage (.713; tied), career home runs (61), career RBIs (221) and career sacrifice flies (11). Francesca now resides in the Florida area with her husband and is currently working for Easton Baseball/Softball as their Marketing Manager for Fastpitch.

Nancy_EvansNancy Evans – Originally from southern California, Nancy graduated from the University of Arizona in 1998 with a degree in Psychology. Evans’ efforts as a student-athlete were recognized with a mountain of hardware as one of the most decorated softball players in the game. Evans played on three NCAA National Championship teams at Arizona from 1994-98, and her 124-8 career pitching record is No. 1 in NCAA softball history. She is also third all-time in career NCAA wins. Her .939 winning percentage remains the best mark in NCAA history. Notable among her honors was the 1998 Honda Softball Award as the National Player of the Year. Among her athletic credentials – two time, NCAA first team All-America honors, 1997 College World Series Most Valuable Player Award, 3 time College World Series All-Tournament team, 4 time All-Pac 10 honors & 4 time All-Pacific Region honors. Equally impressive were her academic credentials – a two time, NCAA first team GTE Academic All-America honors and the GTE Academic Member of the Year. She was a national nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award given for overall scholastic, community service and athletic achievement. Only one other Arizona player played more games in a Wildcat uniform than Nancy. Evans did it in the circle, at third base, shortstop or second, and was a good enough batter to be slotted as the designated player numerous times. She finished her career in a number of top-10 Arizona offensive record categories, including hits, doubles, home runs, runs batted in and walks.

Upon graduating, Evans was hired on staff at the University of Arizona as pitching coach from 1999-2007. In that span, she helped lead the Wildcats to three National Championships. Since she began tutoring the Wildcat pitchers, Evans produced an All-American hurler every season. Including Becky Lemke, Jennie Finch, Alicia Hollowell & Taryne Mowatt. The consequence of UA’s dominance in the circle made Evans and the Wildcats regulars at the Women’s College World Series. Evans has been inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. In 2002, Evans’ jersey number 13 was retired at Arizona’s Hillenbrand Stadium. Ceremonies marked the enshrinement of Evans’ jersey on the outfield fence. In 2008, Evans was named assistant coach for the Dutch National Softball Team. From 2011-2013 Evans was the pitching coach at Depaul University. During her time there she guided her staff to a 110-56 record, two post-season appearances & produced an All-American pitcher in Kirsten Verdun. Evans was invited to the USA Olympic Team tryouts in 1996 & 2000. She played on the USA National Softball Team in 1997 where her team won a gold medal in the Pan Am Games.

Kristina Hilberth-Wyatt – Kristina played for the University of Florida from 2006-2009 where she graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sport Management. She was inducted to the UF Hall of Fame in 2012 for her impact while a student-athlete. As the starting catcher, she helped lead her team to two Southeastern Conference Championships and two trips to the Women’s College World Series. As a senior, Kristina led her squad in batting average and was named the SEC Tournament MVP while also earning 1st team Academic All-America honors .She still holds her place in the Florida record books for many offensive and defensive categories such as runners caught stealing, runner’s picked off, batting average and fielding percentage. Kristina competes internationally with the Hungarian National Softball Team and has also played professionally with the PFX Tour. In 2012, she returned to UF and completed one year as the Volunteer Assistant Coach and Camp Director. Kristina currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Ryan where she gives private and group lessons for catching, hitting and slapping in Marietta. This is Kristina’s third year working with Softball Factory.

Don Jamerson – Don played his college ball at Cal State University-Hayward. He was then drafted by the San Francisco Giants where he reached as far as AA. He then went on to coach at St. Mary’s for 5 years and won coach of the year in the W.C.C. Don also managed an 18U team that won 2 national championships. Don has been with the Factory since 2008. He assists at many PREP, player development, and showcase events. He is the Northwest Regional Director for the Factory.

LeahMajeskiLeah Majeski – Leah grew up in Atlanta, GA and played softball at The University of Alabama from 2002-2005. All SEC Lefty slapper/hitter and played second and third base. Academic All SEC all four years. Since graduating from ‘Bama, she has been coaching travel softball and running camps and clinics across the country. Leah owns a promotional products company that produces printed athletic apparel and accessories. Three years ago she started the Team South Carolina travel ball organization where she currently coaches the 18U team.

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Dave Majeski – Dave grew up in Connecticut and played baseball at the University of Florida. Held records for most hits in a season and career, most runs in a season and career and most career stolen bases. All SEC outfielder. Dave was drafted three times in his career before playing Minor League baseball for the Brewers. He was the Assistant Softball Coach for the University of Florida for 3 1/2 years. He went to the University of Memphis to be the Assistant for their Inaugural Season and was then the Head Softball Coach at Presbyterian College for 6 years. Dave currently run the Team SC travel softball organization made up of five teams. He owns and operates an indoor hitting facility in South Carolina. He is also the creator of Softball Futures LLC, a company that hosts softball tournaments, coaching clinics, and camps throughout the Southeast.

Barry Reed – Barry Reed has worked with softball for 33 years.  He has been a Head Coach at the High School level for 19 years. Coach Reed had a huge role in a Virginia State Softball Championship in 1988 at Honaker High School. As a Head Softball Coach, his teams have competed in eight Virginia State Final Fours and two State Championship games. Coach Reed is in the top ten of All time for Winningest Coaches in the State of Virginia with 321 victories.

Julia Rice – Julia played Travel Softball for The Worth Firecrackers coached by Tony Rico based out of Huntington Beach CA. She played at Purdue University and was on the team for two years from 2009-2011. She then played at Mercer University from 2012-2014. At Mercer she competed in the Atlantic Sun Championship game in 2014 where the team took second. She was on the Deans List at Purdue in 2011, as well at Mercer in 2013-2014. Julia is now a Player Development Coordinator with Softball Factory and started full time in June 2014.

Katie_Roberts_HeadShotKatie Roberts – Katie is a native of Brenham, Texas. At Brenham High School, she was a two-time NFCA first-team All-American, and a member of the 4A state championship team in 2005. Bush graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. As a Lady Cougar, Bush started all four years in centerfield. She was an All-Conference USA athlete for three years. She served as a volunteer assistant coach for the University of Houston softball team prior to coming to Pearland. Bush has been the volunteer softball coach at Pearland for two years, and is the freshman volleyball coach. She teaches Algebra and is the head softball coach at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, TX.

Nicki Trumpler – Coach Trumpler played for Mount St. Mary’s University from 1995-1999 where she was a two sport Division I athlete.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art/Communication.  As a four year starter at first base, Nicki helped rebuild the program and helped the Mountaineers advance to the conference championships her senior year.  She led the Mount in various offensive and defensive categories and received All-Northeast Conference honors her senior season.  She also was named Northeast Conference scholar athlete of the year that same season.  Nicki was recently inducted into the MSM Hall of Fame for her impact while an athlete there.  Currently she is at the helm of the Archbishop Spalding Cavaliers.  Under her the Cavaliers have won the conference championship 3 out of 6 seasons.  She was also named Coach of the year three times for the Baltimore Metro area.  Nicki has been with the Softball Factory for two and half years for various tryout events, as well as player development events.