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Concord Raiders: About the Coaches

18U Gold

Head Coach - Lisa McGloin

Lisa McGloin is the Head Coach at Concord-Carlisle HS. In her eleven years at Concord-Carlisle, her team has 229 wins and 29 losses, is 182-6 in the Dual County League, has won ten Dual County Championships, won the North Sectional Champions of Massachusetts on six occasions and appeared in six state semi-final games. Lisa was selected Boston Globe Coach of the Year in Division II in 2003 and the Lowell Sun Coach of the Year in 2009.

Lisa McGloin founded the Raiders in 1990. The first two Raiders teams she coached won the ASA states and regionals, qualifying for the ASA Nationals. She took time off from 1992-1995 to attend Northeastern University Law School and restarted the program in 1996. The Raiders' have two top twenty finishes at PONY Nationals (2002,2003) and a 9th place finish in 2004. Under her leadership, the program has grown from one 18U team to six teams ages 11- 23 in the past six years with her 18U Gold team finishing second in the Region 1 ASA National Qualifier in 2008 & 2009.

In her playing career, Lisa was the starting catcher for Bishop Fenwick High School, and went on to play at the University of North Carolina where she was the four year starting catcher, setting the school record for fielding percentage. After graduating from college, Coach McGloin played on various women’s travel ball teams, winning an ASA National Title and ASA World National Title in 1993. She is a three time ASA All-American as a catcher.

Coach McGloin began her coaching career in 1989 as an assistant coach under the tutelage of Ed Henry at Bishop Fenwick High School. During her stint as an assistant coach from 1989 - 1997, Bishop Fenwick won 7 state championships. When she is not busy on the softball field, Lisa is practicing law at her firm McGloin & Associates in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Assistant Coach - Jackie Dempsey




Assistant Coach - Liam Colleran


Liam Colleran is entering his first year as a Raiders assistant coach, coaching the 18U Gold Team with Lisa McGloin.  Liam most recently coached the U12 and U14 Concord –Carlisle Crossfire tournament team.  He has been active as a youth softball coach for the past eight years through CC youth softball. 
 
Liam is a 1986 graduate of Concord-Carlisle, earning nine varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football. He was a two-time DCL and Central Mass all star in baseball and was the starting first baseman at Fitchburg State College as a freshman.  Liam graduated from Northeastern University in 1991 with a degree in Journalism.
 
His two daughters, Allie and Bethany, are players on other teams in the Raiders’ organization.


18U Elite

Head Coach - Tara Petrocelli


Coach Petrocelli (or Coach Petro as she is affectionately called), was born November 17th along time ago to the parents of Thomas and Karen of Medford.  She attended Stoneham High School where she excelled as a student athlete competing in Field Hockey, Winter Track, and Softball.  Of all the sports she played, softball was her favorite.  As a senior, due to an injury, she was moved to catcher and the Spartans never missed a beat.  During the Emass Finals, she fouled a ball of her own face, shattering her cheekbone ending her impressive high school career.  She attended college at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass and was the starting 3rd baseman for all 4 years.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and began full time work as a correctional officer.
 
Her coaching career began at Melrose High School as the freshman softball coach.  She then was hired as the Jr. Varsity Coach and then was the Assistant Head Coach for 2 years.  With the help of her friends, she was hired as the Danvers High School.  She in entering her 7th year and has an impressive record of 115 wins and 37 loses, 5 Conference Championships, North Sectional Finalists, Sportsmanship Award, and 2 Coach of the Year honors.  She has coached throughout the Raiders Organization for the past 8 years.  She is currently the Head Coach of the 18u Elite.  Her favorite color is black, her favorite food is pasta, and her favorite movie is “The Rock”  She currently resides in the beautiful city of Lynn.


Assistant Coach - Emily Day

Emily Day is entering her second year as the assistant coach for the Raiders 18U Elite.  She was the hitting coach for the 2010 Division III State Champions St.Mary’s of Lynn. Emily played 1st base at Division I Siena College in Loudonville, NY.  She is a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School and played under legendary Coach Ed Henry capturing her own Division I State Championship in the late 1990’s.  Emily served as the Director of Softball Operations for the Extra Innings Franchise Company located in Middleton, Ma from 2007-2010.  Being a Raider herself for four years, she is very excited to be joining the coaching staff and being a part of the Raiders organization again.   

Assistant Coach -Megan Lemire

Megan Lemire is in entering her third year as the assistant coach for the 18u Raiders Elite.  A 2010 graduate from Saint Anselm College with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a certificate in Forensics. Megan Lemire was the Co-Captain of the Saint A’s Softball Team during her senior year. During her four years at Saint Anselm College, Megan primarily was a pitcher but also saw time as the designated hitter and first baseman. In 2008, she was named as part of the NE-10 third team all conference team, and also was a finalist for The Saint Anselm College Female Athlete of the Year in 2008. Megan was named MVP of her team as a freshman and sophomore, and was also a finalist for the Sportsmanship Award in 2010. Megan finished her career at Saint Anselm College as one of the Top Ten All Time Highest Ranked Pitchers in Wins, ERA, and Strikeouts. Lemire’s hometown is Worcester, Massachusetts where she graduated from Saint Peter Marian, as a two sport varsity captain and student athlete.  Megan was also a full-time instructor at Planet Fastpitch, in Uxbridge MA, and is entering her 2nd year as the coach for Saint Peter Marian HS.


16U Elite


Danielle Lopez

Coach Lopez returns for her 4th straight year to take on the newest team to the Raiders Organization, the 16U Elite team.  Lopez was a 4 year varsity starter for Danvers High and moved on to be a 4 year starter at Tufts University at second base.  During her tenure at Tufts she was Conference Rookie of the Year, Conference Player of the year and was named to All-Conference, NCAA Tournament and All-Region teams.  In addition she was also named as a Division III All-American and to the ESPN and NFCA All-Academic teams.  She left Tufts holding the record for many career and single season offensive records records and had been a league leader in home runs, RBI’s, fielding percentage and batting average.  In her senior year she was part of the Tufts 2009 squad that held the national record for winning percentage (44-3) and double plays per game and finished 4th in the Div III College World Series.  With a major in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering she made Dean’s list all four years and is currently working towards a Masters or PhD in the sciences.  In 2010 she will beginning her second year as the Assistant Coach for Tufts University Softball where she works with the Jumbos infield, hitters and slappers.  In addition to college and summer ball coaching, Coach Lopez has been working with youth fielders and hitters as an instructor for over 6 years.  As a Raiders coach she along with Coach Ripecky lead the 14U Gray team to ASA State and Regional titles in 2010 with an overall record of 47-15-1.  They are both very excited to begin the 2010-2011 season as the 16U Showcase Coaches


Maya Ripecky

Maya Ripecky returns for her 4th straight year to take on the newest team to the Raiders Organization, the 16U Elite team.  Ripecky is a 2009 graduate of Tufts University and was a four year starting outfielder for the Jumbos.  Ripecky had an illustrious career at Tufts, highlighted by a 2009 campaign in which she led her team to a nation leading 44-3 record and a 4th place finish at the 2009 Division III World Series. In that year, Ripecky broke records in single season batting average, hits, and doubles.  She also led the team in slugging and on base percentage.  She was named First Team All-Conference, All-Region and was named a Second Team All-American.  Ripecky was also a four year starting defensive specialist on the Tufts volleyball team. In the fall of 2009, she was named Tufts University's Female Athlete of the Year for her accomplishments as a volleyball and softball player during the 2008-2009 school year.

Coach Ripecky is currently in her second year at Trinity College, serving as an assistant on both the volleyball and softball teams.  As a Raiders coach she along with Coach Lopez led the 14U Gray team to ASA State and Regional titles in 2010 with an overall record of 47-15-1.  They are both very excited to begin the 2010-2011 season as the 16U Showcase Coaches.





16U Gray


Head Coach - Mary Mathews

Mary Matthews is the varsity softball coach at Acton Boxborough and is entering her fourth season with a 56-12 record and 3 Dual County League Large Championships. Mary began her coaching career with the Concord Raiders as the Head Coach of the 16U team in 2006 and continued in 2007; she then became the assistant to Coach McGloin on the 18 Gold in 2009 and 2010. Mary spends free time over the fall and winter assisting Coach Rich Paulhus at Framingham State University and has been holding this position since fall of 2007.
Mary is a graduate of Framingham State College, class of 2005, anchoring the infield as a first basemen and leadoff hitter. She was first appointed captain of the squad as a sophomore and held that post for the remainder of her career. She was a three time 1st team All MASCAC player. Mary finished her junior season in 2004 leading the MASCAC conference in almost every offensive category. Matthews set school records in hits, doubles, triples, home runs and steals - going 20-20 in her senior season. Matthews still holds the record in steals and doubles. Mary is a 2001 graduate of Acton Boxborough where she was a 4 year varsity softball player, three time DCL All Star, captain of her squad senior year and a proud and pivotal member of the 2000 Division 1 State Championship Field Hockey Team. Mary played under the guidance of Coach McGloin for two summers on the Concord Raiders.


Assistant Coach - Kelly Jo Deardorff

Kelli Jo is entering her first year as a Raiders 16u assistant coach, after playing for the Raiders 18u gold for four years. She is currently attending Merrimack College in N.Andover, where she plays pitcher, catcher and utility infield and outfielder and majors in Criminology. Kelli Jo played volleyball, basketball, ice hockey and softball at Shawsheen Valley Tech in Billerica, Ma. Kelli Jo played four years of varsity volleyball and softball, was Lowell Sun Softball Player of the Year as a freshman and sophomore and Lowell Sun MVP as a junior and senior, was a three-year captain in softball, helped Shawsheen to a State Vocational Championship as a junior, was MVP of the commonwealth athletic conference as a junior and senior. Kelli Jo was also a finalist for the Female Rookie of the year award at Merrimack.

14U


Head Coach - Emily Beinecke 





Assitant Coach - Janine Enos


Janine is a 2008 graduate of Bryant University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Communication. As a member of the Bryant Softball team, she was a vital part of the pitching staff for four years. Some highlights from her college career include:
  • Two consecutive conference championships & four regional appearances
  • MVP of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament for two consecutive seasons
  • Career ERA of 1.82 in 561 innings pitched
  • Set records at Bryant for careers wins (55) and career strikeouts (439)
  • 2008 NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year

Throughout her career, Janine has gained an exceptional amount of knowledge of the mechanics of pitching and what it takes to be successful at the college level. She has a passion for the game, and hopes to pass on her experience to the younger players. And, she was a Raider pitcher for three years. In her last year playing for the Raiders her team finished 9th at PONY Nationals.


Assistant Coach - Abby Ostrom


This will be Abby’s first year as a Raiders 14u assistant coach.  This past year, she played for the Raiders 18u Gold and has been a member of the program for a total of five years.  Abby enters her first year at Trinity College where she plans to play Softball for the Bantams in the spring.  Abby played ice hockey, field hockey, and softball at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, CT where she captained all three teams her senior year.  Being a four-year varsity player in both softball and ice hockey, Abby was a WNEPSAC Softball All-Star her junior and senior years and a WNEPSAC Softball All-League Player her senior year.  In addition, she earned a MVP Team Award both her sophomore and junior year and a Coach’s Award her senior year.  Abby is very excited to join the Raiders coaching staff and to be a part of the Raiders u14 2011-2012 summer.



12U 

Head Coach - April Eringis

Head coach for the 12U team is April Eringis who was a 4 year Varsity starter at third base and catcher at Central Catholic High School from 2001-2005.  She went on to play at Merrimack College as an infielder and a catcher, but her career was cut short due to an injury.  Growing up, she played for the Baystate Bandits and the Lowell Psychos during the summer.  She coached the Baystate Bandits 14u and 16u during summers of 2006 and 2007 respectively, and has been coaching the Concord Raiders 12u now entering her 3rd year.  She was Assistant Varsity coach at Danvers High School during the 2009 season, and she is giving private hitting, catching, and infield lessons at At Bats in Acton.


Assistant Coach -- Kim Danish


Kim Danish enters her third year as a 12U assistant coach to April, who she had as her coach for two years! Kim played varsity softball for Milford High School and was a member of 2 undefeated MWA champion teams, splitting time between catcher and third base.  In both her junior and senior seasons, Kim led her team in RBI and also posted high numbers in on-base percentage and doubles.  Highlights of her career include a tournament-winning walk-off hit, a pivotal grand slam against MWA foe North Middlesex, and a feature article in the Boston Globe.  As co-captain of her senior squad in 2009, Kim led her young team to a 21-2 finish, where she posted the 3rd highest batting average in the league.  She was named First Team by the Boston Globe and to the MWA All Star squad.  Kim attended Babson College her freshman year, where she was a medical redshirt and now continues her playing career at Framingham State University, majoring in psychology.


Assistant Coach -- Rosemary Bagley

Rosemary Bagley is taking on her third year as assistant coach of the 12U Raiders. Rosemary is currently a junior at Xavier University, where she is president of the softball program and starting 2ndbaseman. She is pursuing a Marketing Major and an Art Minor. Rosemary went to Concord-Carlisle High School where she played second base and was captain of the varsity team in 2008.




Assistant Coach -- Allison Grams