Deanna Dovak: A graduate from Rider University, located in New Jersey. Deanna has complete knowledge of the hitting fundamentals of softball. Not only does she bring her experiences of organized softball to a lesson, but also her genuine interest in the young people with whom she will be working with. She pushes her students to perform their best while helping them develop the tools to do so. Accomplishments: 4 Years NCAA Division 1 (98'- 02') MAAC Rookie of the Year (99') 4 Years All MAAC (98' - 02') 3 Years Regional All American (99' - 02') NCAA All American, Division 1 National Homerun Champion, ECAC Player of Year, MAAC Player of Year, MAAC Triple Crown Champion (01') Rider University Athlete of the Year (02') Women's Class A Homerun Champion, ASA All American (03') Womens Class A Batting Champion, Homerun Champion, ASA All American (04') Inducted into Connetquot HS Hall of Fame (06') Inducted into Rider University Hall of Fame (08')
Inducted into NYS High School Softball Hall of Fame (16')
Lisa Jusino: A 2001 graduate of Adelphi University, begins her seventh year as a hitting instructor at Strictly Softball. Jusino was a 4 year starter for Adelphi as a catcher/third baseman. She was named second-team All Northeast and All NYCAC as a freshman. As a junior, Jusino was selected to the NCAA Northeast Region All Tournament Team. A team captain her senior year, Jusino was named first team All Northeast Region, first team ECAC North All Stars, and first team All NYCAC. She has also played in Australia for USA Athletes International. She was inducted into the Adelphi University Hall of Fame in 2009. After being an assistant coach for Adelphi and a head coach for Briarcliffe College, Lisa is now the head Softball coach for St. Josephs College in Patchogue, NY
Emily Mazzaro: A 2011 graduate of Connetquot HS in which she was named All League, All Division, and All County. Mazzaro went on to Briarcliffe College as a Catcher/3rd Baseman where she became both an All American and Academic All American. She continues her love of softball through coaching. As formally the Lindenhurst MS coach and Sachem Eash HS JV coach, Emily currently coaches both the Long Island Crush 12U and 18U teams. Emily is currently enrolled at St. Joseph's College studying early childhood education.
Mattie: Born in 2005, Mattie is an Old English Sheep Dog that was always excited to greet people at the door. She passed away at the age of 10 and will always be remembered.
We offer individual one on one private lessons that focus on advance hitting techniques. Not only will we strive to teach fundamental mechanics, but we will also concentrate on the mental part of the game. Strictly Softball is determined to make your daughter the complete softball hitter.