The 16U team’s mission is to support players in learning and sharpening skills,
while gaining confidence and a love of the game through intentional practice, positive coach feedback, and the support of their teammates. We will work together with parents to create a strong team, while also making lasting friendships! Competition is an important element—and yes, winning the game is important to us all. It is equally important to be better today than yesterday. We always emphasize how well we played, what was executed, and what we learned. With a focus on learning to deal with competition in a healthy manner, effort and attitude are key to the success of each player and the team!
While Coach Yvette is highly competitive, she believes it’s how the game is played—and what is learned from the experience—that matters most! She wants players to know she’s interested in what they have to say and more importantly, she wants all players to know their coach likes them as a person. She wants her players to enjoy playing softball and have fun!
Becky Anderson has over 10 years of coaching experience and specializes in pitching. She began her coaching career at George Mason softball camps and pitching clinics, and soon expanded to private lessons. She was an assistant coach for Westfield High School's Varsity softball team for five years until she opted to focus her time solely on pitching.
Mandy Conlon is a Northern Virginia local from the Herndon area and graduated with a degree in Marketing Management from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech. While in school, Conlon played on the competitive intramural softball team. Upon graduation, she served as a Varsity Assistant Coach under Dean Ferington at Westfield High School.
#2 - Katherine Gagliano - OF/2B
#9 - Elena Rochard - P/OF
#12 - Maria Piacesi - SS/LF
#13 - Ella Vandergrift - OF
#15 - Lia Pollock - P/OF/1B
#17 - Abby Koeppel - 3B/OF/C
#26 - Ally Pikul - 2B/RF
#27 - Sophie Kaintoch - C/OF
#33 - Julia Church - 1B/3B
#66 - Taylor Pyle - P/2B
#77 - Sara Sinniger - C/OF/SS