Witches 18U Gold
Manager: Shawn Allen
For many years, the Witches 18U Gold team has been led by manager Shawn Allen. Shawn has had a long history of helping girls achieve their goal of playing at the college level. In recent years the Witches have placed numerous players in top Division I, II and III programs, including Mississippi State (SEC), St. John’s (Big East) and UPenn (Ivy).
Coach: Jeff Millington
Witches 18U Elite
Manager: Alyssa Silipino
Alyssa comes to the Witches organization with extensive knoledge as both a player and coach. She has been coaching in the competitive travel ball circuit since 2014 and has coached at the 18U and under gold level for the last two seasons. She was the assistant varsity coach at Hammonton High School from 2014 to 2016. She has since moved on to the next level and is starting her second season as an assistant coach at Stockton University. She also has experience coaching various NFCA sponsored camps, training sessions and individual offensive and defensive lessons. She was a former Witch, playing for Shawn Allen and Jeff Millington from 2007-2010, and a four year letter winner at Hammonton High School, contributing to her teams Cape Atlantic League Championships in 2007,2008, and 2009. Alyssa continued her softball career in college playing 4 years at the Division I level while at Mount Saint Marys.
Aside from softball, Alyssa recieved her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education at The Mount. She is currently entering her fourth year as a Special Education teacher at Hammonton Middle School.
Manager: Mike Lawrence
This is Mikes third season with the organization. This season Mike will manage the 18U Witches. He will be supported by parent volunteers and paid professional trainers.
Manager: Pat O'Brien
This is Pat's third season with the organization. This season Pat will manage the 18U Witches. He will be supported by parent volunteers and paid professional trainers.
Witches 14U Futures
Manager: Meghan McDonald
Meg will lead the Witches 14U Futures team in 2019-2020. Meghan was offered an athletic scholarship by the University of Maryland in 2007, but chose to attend Stockton College instead. Before her playing career began there, she underwent career-ending hip surgery. Prior to college, Meghan was the starting catcher for Bordentown Regional High School for four years where she earned “player of the week” accolades multiple times, broke the record for most hits in a season, and led her team to back to back NJ Central Group II championships in 2006 and 2007. Meghan was named “Female Athlete of the Year” during her senior year at Bordentown.
Meghan played travel ball with the West Jersey Witches from 1999 until 2005, then one year with the Jersey Monsters before returning to the Witches for the 2006-07 season. Meghan was a catcher and shortstop. At Stockton, Meghan stayed involved in softball, serving as a team manager for the spring season.
Meghan currently is a teaching assistant for a private special needs school, and is taking classes to become a special needs teacher.
Assistant Manager: Sophia Beretski
Sophia is an avid softball player, starting her love of the sport when she was just 6 years old. She has played competitvely for the Mystics, Lady Liberty and PA Vipers. She is continuing her education and softball career at Mercer Community College, where she has successfully helped the team reach the JUCO College World Series in 2018. She is excited to help train the Witches and is "ready to share her experience both on and off the field with the WItches Futures team."