Softball Factory


Our team of coaches include:

AJ Hamilton – Coach Hamilton is currently an outfielder and catcher for the USA Women’s National Baseball Team. She spent her college softball career with the Georgia Southern Eagles and started all 57 games for her team during her four-year college career, giving her 227 games played total, which has her tied for seventh all-time for career games played. Her 24 career home runs also have her in the school’s record books as Hamilton left ranked seventh all-time in program history in that category as well.

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.

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. 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.

Aimee Silva – Aimee comes to the Softball Factory as a Regional Scout and is one of the more decorated two-sport athletes, playing both softball and volleyball while at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. Silva was a three-time First-Team NAIA All-American from 1992 to 1994 as she helped the Rattlers get to four consecutive NAIA World Series appearances. In 1993, she was one of 106 softball players in the United States to be selected for the first U.S. Softball National Team Tryouts in Oklahoma City. She was inducted into St. Mary’s Athletic Hall of Fame for both sports in 2008 and has over 20 years of softball coaching experience.

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 tutelage, 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.

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.

Gabby Banda – Coach Banda was a four-year starter for Nebraska, playing both third base and shortstop. Banda was an All-Big Ten selection as a junior and was one of the league’s top defenders as a senior, despite playing her final two seasons with a torn ACL. She established a school record with 41 walks as a senior. Banda ended her career ranked in the top ten of several categories in program history including walks, sacrifices, runs scored and doubles.

Raven Chavanne – Coach Chavanne is a former USA National team member and 2014 WBSC World Championship Silver Medalist. She also won silver at both the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2013 World Cup of Softball and took home gold at both the 2014 and 2015 World Cup of Softball. She spent her collegiate career as an infielder at Tennessee and finished her senior year a NFCA First Team All-American and was a three-time First Team All-SEC member. She also made the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2010 and the SEC All-Defensive Team in 2013, along with earning many other accolades throughout her time with the program.

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 and has a 584-388-4 overall mark. She has been head softball coach at Centenary College; head coach at Sam Houston State University. 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.

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).

Chelsea Goodacre – Coach Goodacre is a current professional player for USSSA Pride and is a former All-American catcher for the University of Arizona. She was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team three times in her collegiate career and earned NFCA D-I First Team All-Region West honors her senior year. Chelsea finished her time at Arizona fifth overall in program history in home runs (71).

Lori Hernandez – Coach Hernandez was primarily a third baseman while at Angelo State University, but also provided her assistance on the mound, where she was for the ASU’s Division II National World Series win in 2004.

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 Under Armour Softball Factory National Tryout and College PREP, Player Development and Showcase events. He is the Northwest Regional Director for the Factory.

Tracy Jennings – Tracy Jennings is originally from San Diego, California and played collegiate softball at UC Davis from 2006-2008 before transferring to Point Loma Nazarene University in 2009. She played first, third, and catcher. While playing for the Sealions, she started every game at first base and landed a spot in the PLNU record books at No. 6 all-time for home runs in a single-season. She graduated from PLNU in 2011 with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science. After graduating, she began coaching for San Diego Legacy 18u travel ball team and was an assistant coach with San Diego City College. In 2013, Tracy moved to Columbia, Missouri and took the position of head softball coach at Stephens College. During her time in Missouri, she would be promoted to assistant athletics director and head softball coach. In 2015, she completed her masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching from Concordia University (Irvine, CA).

Lauren Masters – Coach Masters, an infielder for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, finished her career becoming the Gamecocks’ best second baseman by fielding percentage in the Southeastern Conference era (since 1997). At .975, she ranks third on the keystone’s assists-per-games chart (1.69). The Evans, Ga. native is a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member and once named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete.

Jordan Mowatt – Jordan has done a tremendous job in helping athletes relate to someone that is fresh out of the college playing field. Jordan played her collegiate career at California Baptist University where she was a stand-out outfielder. Jordan was also a slapper/left-handed hitter that led Cal Baptist to many championships during her four years. Jordan received All-Conference honors all four years at Cal Baptist and served as the team captain her senior year. Jordan is currently working for the Softball Factory every chance she gets and continues to give back to the game in every way that she can.

Tiffany Neal – Coach Neal was a pitcher for McNeese State University. In 2012, she was named to the All-Louisiana softball team and during her senior year, the ace led the Cowgirls and ranked third in the SLC with a 1.68 ERA and 35 appearances. A big-time pitcher, nee Denham was also All-SLC third team pick and ranked fifth in the SLC with 166.0 innings pitched, ninth with 97 strikeouts and sixth with 14 wins.

Kelsey Nunley-Moore – Coach Nunley-Moore is currently pitching professionally for USSSA Pride and was named to the 2016 All-NPF team in her rookie season. She spent her college softball career with the University of Kentucky and by the end of her time there was the program all-time wins leader. Kelsey went 93-41 in her career for the Wildcats with 104 career starts and a career ERA of just 1.97 in the SEC. Ranks second on the UK strikeout record with 727 career strikeouts. She was named to the All-SEC First Team her senior year and won the SEC Pitcher of the Year award, among many other honors throughout her college career.

Christine Olney – Coach Olney was a utility player for the University of Georgia Bulldogs during her four-year collegiate career. Olney was a spark plug, playing well at multiple positions, second base, left field, first base, and right field. In 2012, she hit an impressive .294 with a double and two RBI over six games during the postseason for her team.

Shelby Pendley – Coach Pendley is an infielder with the USSSA Pride. She has been a member of the All-NPF team twice in her professional career and earned Rookie of the Year honors following her Pride debut. Pendley was drafted second overall out of Oklahoma, where she had quite a collegiate career. Pendley holds the second-best slugging mark and fifth-best batting average at .841 and .396 respectively, in Big 12 history and is a two-time All-Big 12 First Team member.

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.

Hannah Rogers – Coach Rogers is a pitcher for the USSSA Pride and an important University of Florida softball alum. She’s the program’s first-ever four-time Softball All-American and was the second Gator to ever eclipse the 100-win mark with her 127-31 record. Rogers is ranked second all-time at Florida in wins, strikeouts (833), innings pitched (988), and shutouts (41). She was named the 2014 WCWS Most Outstanding Player after four complete game wins, three shutouts, and one save. She was named SEC Female Athlete of the Year in the same year. She was also dubbed a three-time NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team member and was named to the 2013 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp and collected several other honors during her time as a Gator.

Nicole Sardelich – Coach Sardelich played third base for the St. Mary’s University Rattlers and helped her school capture four Heartland Conference Championships, two South Central Regional championships, one Super Regional championship and an appearance at the NCAA DII National Tournament. She was named NFCA All-American, Daktronics All-American and Daktronics All-Region First Team, two-time NFCA All-Region Second Team, two-time Southeastern Regional Invitational All-Tournament Team, two-time Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week, two-time Heartland Conference Player of the Year, four-time Heartland Conference First Team, and four-time Heartland Conference All-Tournament Team throughout her career. She finished her college career holding the NCAA DII all-time record for career doubles with 87 and was St. Mary’s all-time hits leader with 313, and the single season doubles leader with 26.

Anna Swafford – Coach Swafford was an outfielder for the Georgia Bulldogs and was sure to leave her name in their program’s record books with 43 home runs (7th), 182 runs (5th), 61 HBP (1st) and 10 triples (7th). Her 75 stolen bases are fifth-most in Georgia history.

Jordan Whitley – Coach Whitley was an infielder at Rutgers University. She earned Academic All-Big Ten honors her junior and senior seasons and was named to the NFCA All-Region Third Team her junior year.

Megan Wiggins – Coach Wiggins is a current outfielder for the USSSA Pride and has played over seven seasons in the NPF since starting her professional career with the Chicago Bandits in 2011. She has been an All-NPF Selection six times in her career, a two-time homerun Champion and was named both the 2013 Offensive Player of the Year and Player of the Year. Wiggins also plays in the Japanese Pro League. In college as a Georgia Bulldog, she became the UGA career recorder holder for extra-base hits with 121 overall (61 doubles, 14 triples, 46 home runs). She was a four-time All-SEC First-Team member and earned SEC All-Defensive Team accolades three times, among many other honors.

Andi Williamson – Coach Williamson is a pitching coordinator for Softball Factory and a former pitcher for the USSSA Pride. She has played professionally in both the NPF and over in Japan. Williamson spent her freshman season of her college softball career on the pitching staff at the University of Tennessee before joining Marshall University the following season, where in her junior year she posted a program-best opponent batting average against of .195. She then became the first pitcher in Marshall history to earn a conference championship and regional victory her senior year, finishing that season with a 1.93 ERA and 364 strikeouts in regular-season play.