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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coach Toni was born and raised in New Jersey. There she attended Whippany Park High School, where she was the valedictorian in 1992 and was a four year varsity softball player. Her team won three Group 1 State Championships in 1989, 1990 and 1992. She holds one of the best pitching records in New Jersey at 80-1 and compiled 60 shutouts, 23 no-hitters, 10 perfect games and 728 strikeouts compared to 56 walks.
She went onto play for Yale University and helped lead her team to an Ivy League
Championship and New Haven City Series Championship in 1993. Some of her accomplishments include:
Star-Ledger Softball Player of the Century.
Athlete of the Year in 1992 by The Daily Record, Daily News, Star Ledger.
Inducted into the National Italian-American Hall of Fame in 1993.
Barbara E. Chou Leadership Award Recipient, 1995 & 1996.
Academic All-American and GTE CoSida District Academic All-American, 1996.
Inducted into the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association High School Hall of Fame in 2004.
Inducted into the Hanover Park Regional High School District Athletic Hall of Fame in
Upon graduation, Toni relocated to Massachusetts. After working in corporate America for several years, she took an alternate route and taught high school chemistry and coached the JV and Varsity softball teams at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School from 2003-2006. She lives with her husband and two sons in Boxford, MA.