The Team

                                                 Softball has been Jackie passion for more than half of her life. She is dedicated and  committed                                                   to the game as the Owner of TeamGTP (with 10 years of instructional experience), a Pitching                                                         Coach at Georgian Court University and Co Owner of Game Time Performance. She not only                                                       teaches the skills needed to be successful on the diamond, but she also prepares her players for                                                   the mental aspect of the game.

 

A graduate of Steinert High School, where she was a three time Varsity letter winner and pitched her way to a New Jersey Group IV State Championship. She also made the New Jersey All State Team two years in a row and was named Mercer County Tournament MVP her senior year. After high school, her softball journey started. She attended C.W. Post on a softball scholarship for 3 semesters and then transferred to Mercer County Community College. At MCCC she lead her team to the Junior College World Series and was named an All- American. After MCCC, she finished up her collegiate softball career at Rowan University. Jackie was name an All-American and an Academic All American her junior year. At the end of her senior year she was named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the week, NJAC Conference Pitcher of the Year, was named first team All-American.


Jackie graduated from Rowan University with an American Studies degree, but her passion is softball. While finishing up her last semester at Rowan she started her GTP Softball Academy which has resulted in ownership of TeamGTP - Baseball&Softball Training. While giving lessons at GTP she also spent some time on the field. She was the Assistant Coach and Pitching Coach in the Jersey Nightmare Organization for 5 years, was an assistant coach at Steinert High School and coached in the NJ Cheetah Organization for 2 years. She is currently coaching at Georgian Court University as their Pitching Coach. 

Owner, Softball Instructor and Mentor

Jackie Sasko

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 Softball Instructor, Coach and Mentor

Michelle Walsh

The 2000 Rider female athlete of the year, Michelle earned All-East honors as a shortstop, leading the MAAC with a .397 batting average. She finished among the top nine in the MAAC in hits, doubles, triples, runs scored, home runs and stolen bases. She graduated eighth in Rider career hits with 173. Michele set a Rider record for career doubles with 45. In addition, Michelle graduated with a Rider career record 2,777 assists in volleyball, including 684 as a senior. She was a MAAC All-Academic team member in both volleyball and softball.

 

Ashleigh started her collegiate career at Burlington County College on a full scholarship as a pitcher for 2 years. For her first year at BCC her ERA was 1.96 and 1.78 her second year for an overall 40 games pitched.. Sophomore Year she was ranked as 39th Division II pitcher in the Nation. She was part of the BCC team each year that earned the title of Undefeated Garden State Champions. Her journey did not end there. Johnson transferred to Rutgers Camden where she finished the 2012 season with a 2.84 ERA and a 2.02 ERA in her senior year. Her overall record at Rutgers Camden was 18-18.

 Softball Instructor

Ashleigh Johnson

Coach Ashleigh

Ashleigh graduated from Rutgers in 2014 with a BA in Liberal Arts as a History Major with a Minor in Psychology and is teaching in the Hamilton Township School District. After she graduated College she started coaching as the volunteer assistant coach at Bordentown Middle School for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons. In 2017, Ashleigh was appointed the Bordentown Regional High School Junior Varsity Coach and assisted with the Varsity team. Her coaching carrier did not end there as she has spent many years coaching travel softball. She coached with the Lower Bucks Lady Lions organization from August 2015-July 2016 and the Central Jersey A's organization from August 2016-July 2017. 

 
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 Baseball Instructor and Coach

Daniel Rivera

Objective: To acquire a challenging coaching position where I can showcase my knowledge and desire to compete and educate young athletes in the NY/NJ territory.

Education: University of Phoenix (Online) 2011 -2013 Psychology / Felician College 2008 to 2011 English BA, East Side High School Newark 

Experience:
Unit Director/ Program and Athletic Director
Lodi Boys and Girls Club - Lodi, NJ
September 2008 to May 2015
Run the day to day operations of the Lodi Athletic Unit
Plan/ prep and supervise programs for all activities
Supervise staff and manage staff payroll
2012 Staff Member of the Year


Baseball Experience:

2004-2008 East Side High School (2007-2008 Team Captain - All City- All Conference- All County)
2008- NJ Jays Travel Baseball team (All state)
2008 to 2009- Felician College (Division 2)

Coaching Experience:
2010-2011 Ironbound High School Junior Legion teams
2012 Newark East Side JV coach
2012-NJ Rangers
2013- 2014 NJ Chargers
2014 Molina Baseball
2015 Prospects Academy

Accomplishments:

Diamond Nation tournament Champion 2013
Ripken Experience Champion 2012
S.A.T.B Champion 2012 & 2013
Tag-em-Tournament Champion 2012-2013-2014
2015 World Amateur Baseball Series All Area Coach (Selected by perfect game)

 

Education:University of Phoenix (Online)2011 -2013Psychology / EnglishBAFelician College Lodi - Lodi, NJ2008 to 2011East Side High School Newark - Newark, NJSeptember 2004 to June 2008Diploma

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 Softball Instructor, Coach and Mentor

Jenna Rodriguez

Jenna Rodriguez attended New Egypt High School where she competed for three New Jersey State Championships; winning two. During her high school career she was an All Area, First team pitcher winning many honor awards. Jenna received a Softball Scholarship to Franklin Pierce University, where she was the starting freshman pitcher. She then transferred to Cabrini University in 2016 to finish out her softball career. Here, she was the pitcher in three divisional championships for her team. During Jenna’s time at Cabrini University she was granted CSAC All-Academic Team three years in a row. She graduated from Cabrini University in 2018 with a major in Biology and a minor in Exercise Science. Jenna Currently works at Strive Physical

Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation and plans on continuing her education to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Jenna has been a coach for various travel organizations for the last 5 years. She served as a Jersey Inferno coach and is currently the head coach of New Jersey Ruthless 14u. After 18 years of playing competitive softball, Jenna is hanging up her cleats and is excited to pass on her passion of the sport to young aspiring pitchers.

 
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 Softball Instructor and Mentor

Danielle Carey

Danielle Carey resides in Maple Shade NJ where softball has always been a large focus in her
life. She played four years as a varsity catcher, where she received first team all-county all four
years. After high school, she played four years at the collegiate level, two years at Burlington
County College where she played catcher and infield. She then transferred to TCNJ to further her
education and softball career. For the remainder of her college career she played third base and
DH. Danielle studied Health and Exercise Science with a focus in Health and Physical Education
K-12. Danielle has coached teams of 8U and 10U from her home town. She also coached a 14U
team where she won her first championship as a coach. Danielle currently coaches for the New

Jersey Cheetahs 18U Gold team. As a Physical Education Teacher Danielle enjoys teaching highschool students how to live a healthy and active lifestyle. She also coaches at the high school level for Rancocas Valley. She looks forward to helping teach other players the skills of the game. She brings energy and excitement and is excited to pass on the love of the game to younger athletes in all aspects of the game.

 

Tricia Carroll has coached at the collegiate level for 30 years. During her 21 years at the helm of the Rider University softball team, she led her team to three MAAC Conference Championships, two finals, and one semi-final. Her teams have included five Hall of Famers, including GTP’s own, Michelle Walsh. Tricia was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the year for guiding a young (no seniors) team to its first berth in the   MAAC Tournament and to the MAAC Championship. She was also named the Rider University Coach of the Year. Tricia has run winter softball clinics at Rider for children ages 8-18 for two decades. She served as the Sports

 Softball Instructor and Coach

Trish Carroll

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Commissioner for softball at the 2014 Special Olympic USA Games, which were the largest Special Olympics national games ever, with more than 3,500 athletes from every state. Tricia continues to volunteer for Special Olympics and is currently collaborating to create a new coaching guide that will help coaches to best encourage and empower athletes with intellectual disabilities. Her greatest joy is providing opportunities, through the power of sport, for all people to realize their potential, to develop physical fitness, to demonstrate courage, to experience friendship and acceptance of all.

 
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 Softball Instructor and College Coach

Nicole Degenhardt

Degenhardt enters her third season with the Lions after leading NCAA Division III College of Saint Elizabeth softball from 2012-15. The former North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Coach of the Year also served as the floor general of the Saint Elizabeth women's basketball team since 2011. Nicole, a former three-sport athlete at Felician College, earned All-CACC honors in softball and volleyball before graduating in 2011 with a degree in Mathematics Education/Special Education. Upon graduation, the Secaucus, New Jersey native taught high school and middle school mathematics in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey before accepting the position of  Associate Athletic Director/Recruiting Coordinator at Saint Elizabeth.  

 
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 Softball Instructor and Coach

Danae Stillitano Pesce

Danae Stillitano Pesce is the current Notre Dame High School JV Softball Coach and she also coaches the 12U Central Jersey A's travel softball team.  Danae graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1995 and was an All County, All Area, and All State Selection as well as the Mercer County Player of the Year.  She led the Irish to their first ever Mercer County Tournament Title and their first ever State Championship appearance.  Danae moved on to play Division 1 softball on a full scholarship at Monmouth University where she was a 2 time Regional All American and led the Hawks to its first ever NEC regular season championship.  She was the Northeast Conference's Rookie of the Year in 1996 and the Northeast Conference Player of the Year in 1998.

 She continues to hold the all time hits record with 225, the all time triples record with 30, and the all time runs scored record with 153.  She was named the Monmouth University Female Athlete of the Year on 2 occasions (1998, 1999) and was named the Monmouth University Woman of the Year in 1999.  She was inducted into both the Notre Dame High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Monmouth University Athletic Hall of Fame for all of her accomplishments on the softball field.  

 
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 Softball Instructor and Mentor

Julia Waraksy

Julia Waraksy graduated as a Division I athlete from the University of Rhode Island in 2019. Her
senior year, she appeared in 22 games, making three starts and graduated as a program record
holder with most career saves. Her junior year, she was named Atlantic 10 Co-Pitcher of the
Week and the team’s top relief pitcher. At URI she majored in Journalism with a double minor in
English and Writing. Julia played AAU ball for Rick Waye, Rock Gold. Before
committing to URI Julia attended Notre Dame High School from 2010-2012 where she led her
team to win a CVC Championship, along with pitching a no-hitter her sophomore year. After
transferring to Hopewell Valley High School her junior year, she went 6-4 with 73 strikeouts in

84.2 innings pitched. Julia has coached many different age groups for the past 2-3 years and wants to continue to have an impact on young girls. Now as a retired Division I collegiate athlete, Julia is more than ready to help teach and share her knowledge of the game of softball.

 
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 Softball Instructor and Coach

Macy Cutshaw

Macy has loved softball since the first day she stepped on the field at the ripe old age of 4. She played on three teams every season growing up because she couldn’t get enough of the game. She then became a four year varsity player at Burlington City High school. Even though she started her softball career as an infielder she found her true passion for catching in high school. Her sophomore and junior year she earned 2nd team all-conference catcher honors. Her senior year she earned 1st team all-conference, all-county, and all South Jersey honors. Coming out of

high school she received a scholarship to play at BCC, Burlington County College. During Macy’s freshman year she helped her team become the undefeated NJCAA division II state champs. Halfway during her second year at BCC she was approached by the head coach of Fairfield University after a scrimmage, and was offered a scholarship to continue her softball career at FU. For the remainder of her college career she was a catcher and DH. All three years Fairfield reached the conference championship, just to barely fall short each time. In 2013, Macy graduated with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Psychology. After retiring from the game as a player Macy could not stay away from the game for long. Training and helping young girls succeed in the game they love has become a passion for her. She brings fun, energy, and discipline to each and every aspect of the game.

 
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 Baseball Instructor and Mentor

John Scaccetti

John has been coaching youth baseball for the past 13 seasons. His experience ranges from developmental travel teams to rec programs to all-star teams, participating in state finals and the Mid-Atlantic regional tournament.  John has a number of former players who went on to play in college. John is as dedicated to his players off the field as he is on the field.

 
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 Softball/Baseball Instructor and Mentor

Barb Kutch

Barb played collegiality at Stockton University where she was the first Academic All-American for softball in 2008. At Stockton, Barb played primarily left field and catcher, with time at first and second base. As a switch hitter, she served as Stockton's lead off hitter for her junior and senior seasons. After being named ECAC tournament MVP in 2008, Kutch switched to the coaching role as a graduate assistant for the following two years. A New Jersey native, Barb played high school softball at Rancocas Valley attaining All-State honors and a conference championship in 2003. 

Barb continues to play fast-pitch and women's baseball. Off the diamond she enjoys working out and has completed several marathons. 

 
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 Softball Instructor and Mentor

Sierra Hnatiuk

Sierra is a highly motivating softball instructor. She started playing softball recreationally for Mansfield Township and then progressed into the travel scene at 10u. Throughout her career she learned how to be a utility player, adapting to any role her coaches needed her to be for that particular team. Whether it be the big hitter or the bunter; the left fielder or the first basemen Sierra hustled on the field with a smile on her face ready to help her team. Some highlights of her career include leading the Notre Dame High School softball team as Captain for the 2015 & 2016 seasons as well as being invited to the Pennsbury Academic & Skills College Recruiting Camp in 2014. Her resilient attitude in striving for greatness has led her to this position at GTP to inspire the next generation of softball players to play with confidence.

Special thanks to these instructors who have worked with us 

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Jean Ruppert

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Christine (Petrilla) Ridge

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Lisa Rich

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Kim (Murl) Manning

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Matt Maher

Ramon Gotay

Melissa Hodge

Nicole Casey

Ali Tomlinson

Hillary Allen

Angela Parascando

and many more..

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