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Matt played high school baseball at St. John's Prep from 2000-2003 before receiving a baseball scholarship to play collegiately at Wake Forest University. He was a 1st round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his Major League debut in 2008 and played eight seasons for the Padres, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and Cleveland Indians. After his playing career ended, he coached one season at Wake Forest University before becoming the Recruiting Coordinator and Assistant Coach at Holy Cross. In 2013 he founded Antonelli Baseball to develop youth baseball players ages 10U - 18U. Matt also joined the varsity baseball coaching staff at St. John's Prep in 2016. He has helped hundreds of high school baseball players sign college scholarships and earn roster spots using his first-hand knowledge of the college recruiting process and utilizing his relationships with hundreds of college coaches around the country.
Pete Feeley is a native of North Reading and graduate of Austin Preparatory school in Reading, MA. He attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey where he played baseball alongside future MLB players Mo Vaughn, John Valentin and Kevin Morton for two years before transferring to UMASS Lowell. Pete (an All New England and an All-American selection) was drafted as a junior in the 18th round of the 1991 draft by the Detroit Tigers Baseball organization. He played four years in the Tigers organization.
After retiring from professional baseball Pete continues to pursue his passion for the game of baseball by coaching and mentoring players of all ages. Pete has worked in the baseball industry for the last 25 years, in management, coaching, and professional instruction capacities. He has extensive involvement in the local community as a professional baseball instructor and coach and is considered one of the best hitting instructors in the in the baseball community.
Prior to establishing the Canes Northeast program in 2015, Pete managed and coached select travel baseball for several elite programs (Lightning Baseball, SoCal, ECNE Expos) for over 20 years.
His professional and college contacts have enabled many of his former players to gain access into prestigious High Schools, Colleges, and professional organizations. As the head assistant varsity baseball coach at Belmont Hill School for the last 10 years, Pete has helped his players win 4 ISL Championship titles (2012-2013-2014-2019).
James is the Co-founder, Manager and Performance Training Coach of North Shore Performance Training, located inside the New England Premier Sportsplex building in Danvers, Ma. This gym accommodates athletes, non-athletes, beginners to performance training and workout enthusiasts of all ages and abilities in both individual and group training settings. James enjoys working with clients from ALL backgrounds and takes pride in having personal, rewarding relationships with each client. He stresses proper technique and the use of the latest functional training and corrective exercise methods in all of the strength and conditioning and group training packages.
In addition to training and managing at NSPT, James spends his time coaching, motivating and developing baseball players in the Northeast, especially pitchers, from Little League to the professional level. James helps young athletes understand the game of baseball by developing and sharpening their physical, mental and emotional frameworks as prospective athletes. He is currently a baseball coach at St. John's Prep in Danvers, MA.
John is the Owner and Executive Director of True Soccer Enterprise. Founded in 2010, TSE has organized over 400 youth and adult indoor tournaments with one simple concept: provide a safe, competitive and exciting game a "true" soccer player will love. At New England Premier Sportsplex, John will be expanding soccer activities to include leagues and clinics. From November through March, TSE will host over 50 tourneys for age groups Under 8 up to Over 50 for the Northeast Futsal Qualifying Series with an exciting new tournament format "futsal on Turf". In addition, TSE has partnered with World Class Soccer Academy and former professional player, Soren Balea, to run soccer clinics for technical and tactical training.
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After an outstanding career at Peabody High School, Pete also had a stellar career at the University of Connecticut, where he was named the team MVP in 2003 and was selected as an All-Big East conference player as well. He was drafted by the St Louis Cardinals in 2003, and spent 3 years in their minor league system. Pete played for the Greek Olympic team in 2004 in Athens. Pete was inducted into the Peabody High School Hall of Fame in 2014.
Afton was a 4-year softball starter at Lynn Classical High School. She was a 3-time Northeastern Conference All-star at shortstop and Conference MVP her senior year. Afton continued her softball career at Division II Bentley University where she saw action as both a middle infielder and outfielder. Afton has almost seven years of experience as a professional softball instructor. During that time, she has worked with some of the top players in the area who have excelled at the high school and college level.
John is the founder/director of the current 20 year old New England Storm Jr. Olympic Softball Program. What began with one team of local players now attracts girls from 70 cities and towns and 3 states. The ages are U12 - 18+ and encompasses nearly 160 players. The Storm is highly instructional and also has a softball College Recruiter on staff. During the past 10 years has sent 90 players on to play at the college level.
John has been the Deputy Commissioner of USA Softball of Massachusetts for the past 4 years. He is also the softball coach at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. John is very fortunate to have coached with Mr. Ralph Raymond, the only head softball coach in the world with 2 Olympic Gold Medals. They coached together for 7 years.
John has also coached varsity softball at various high schools in the area. He is long-time married to his wife Eve and has 3 daughters, ages 28, 26, and 21. Each played for the Storm when younger and continued on and played sports at the college. The 4 help John with running the Storm program.
Scott (better known as "Grease") is a Danvers High School graduate and has been involved with youth baseball for over 35 years. Bevan spent 13 years as the assistant varsity coach at Danvers High School, and before that had an instrumental role in developing the Danvers Little League and Legion programs for 15 years. Bevan founded The Tribe AAU baseball program, which he ran successfully for 8 years before joining forces with The Academy Baseball organization. Bevan is regarded as one of the premier hitting instructors in this region, and has developed numerous division 1 athletes over his 20+ years of working with young hitters.
Vito is currently the 10U American Academy Baseball organization head coach. Has been coaching amateur baseball for over 20 years. Attended Bishop Fenwick High School, then continued his baseball career at North Adams State. Part of the coaching staff at Bishop Fenwick when they won the 2004 state championship. Owned and operated the Extra Innings franchise in Salisbury, MA and program director for the Thunderbirds AAU program.
As a player and a coach, Stacey Freda has been involved in girls' lacrosse in various capacities for over 2 decades. In that time, she has seen significant change in rules, philosophy and in the interests the sport has attracted. Her lacrosse coaching debut began at Billerica High School in 1997. By her final year in Billerica, Freda lead the Indians to the post-season and a semi-final appearance. The spring of 2001, Freda took over the head coaching reins at Framingham High School. For 16 years, she coached 13 All-Americans, 4 Bay State League "Players of the Year", and has coached multiple League, Globe and Herald All-Scholastic recipients. She led the team to 16 consecutive post-season appearances, 7 sectional titles, 7 league titles and 3 Division I State Titles. For her efforts Coach Freda earned Coach of the Year honors from the Boston Globe, Metrowest Daily News, the Bay State League, and Framingham High School.
In 2017, Coach Freda took over the Lexington High School girls' lacrosse program. In her three years at the helm, she has lead the Minutewomen to consecutive MIAA Post-Season appearances. In her tenure as Varsity High School coach, coach Freda has eclipsed the 300 win mark.
Coach Freda first coached in the college ranks in soccer as an assistant coach for UMass Lowell in 1996 and 1997. She then coached soccer at Boston University in 1998 and 1999. Coach Freda made the move to college lacrosse coaching ranks in 2016 and 2017 as an assistant with Framingham State University. She has always enjoyed watching many former players find success post high school. She has been fortunate to witness dozens of alumni take their lacrosse talents to the collegiate level. Several of her former players have also pursued careers coaching on the youth, high school, and in the college ranks.
Coach Freda has remained active in the camp and clinic circuit. She has worked with US Sports camps for 19 years as a Lacrosse Director. Coach Freda has been involved in multiple sports clubs throughout her sports coaching tenure. During her club coaching stints, she has lead numerous teams to regional and national tournaments and showcases. In addition, she has guided countless players in their pursuits to play collegiately.
She has worked in various capacities in educating other coaches as well. She has been a guest clinician at coaches clinics for area youth organizations as well as for The Eastern Ma Girls' Lacrosse Coaches Association. Additionally, she was a girls speaker at the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention, the Massachusetts Athletic Directors State Convention, and the Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance regional convention.
Coach Freda has her undergraduate degree in Education. She has a Masters degree in Education from Boston University as well as a Masters degree in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University. She was a two sport standout in lacrosse and soccer at Plymouth State University. Coach Freda is an athletic "Hall of Fame" member at her high school, Pinkerton Academy as well as PSU. In 2019, she was inducted into US Lacrosse Eastern MA Chapter Hall of Fame. Coach Freda has been in education for 24 years. She is entering her 20th year teaching physical education and health at Framingham High School.