INSTRUCTORS

MIKE BIONDE | OWNER | HITTING/FIELDING INSTRUCTOR

• Graduate of Pequannock High School in 2002. 
• Senior season at Pequannock he earned All-Conference, All-County, and All-State honors.
• Earned NJCBA All-Rookie team honors as a freshman shortstop at Rutgers University.
• Won 2 Big East championships while at Rutgers.
• Senior season while at Rutgers received the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the nations top defensive second baseman.
• Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2007 amateur draft.  Later signed with the New Jersey Jackals of the Can/Am Independent League.  

JAY BIONDE | HITTING/FIELDING INSTRUCTOR

• Graduated from Pequannock Township High School in 2007.
• Member of the 2005 and 2006 County Championship teams.
• Senior year was voted All-Conference shortstop while at Pequannock.
• Played at Montclair State University where he was a four year starting shortstop.
• Earned NJCBA All-Rookie team honors as a freshman shortstop at Montclair State.
• Regional appearances in 2008 and 2009 during his time at Montclair State.
• Awarded the 2010 First-Team Gold Glove Award.
• Voted captain in 2011 for his senior season at Montclair State.

TERRY SHOEBRIDGE | HITTING/CATCHING INSTRUCTOR

• Graduate of Lyndhurst High School.
• Two-time All-State selection as a catcher while at Lyndhurst.
• Drafted in the fourth round of the 1976 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. He was the 76th overall player drafted that year.
• Played six and a half years in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system where he reached as high as Triple-A twice.
• Selected to the New-York Penn League All-Star team while he was in the Milwaukee Brewers system.
• Member of two Minor League championship teams. 
• Voted to the All-Century team by the Bergen Record in the year 2000. 

NICK LAPORTA | HITTING/PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

• Graduated from Pequannock High School in 2003.
• His senior season he was voted as an All Morris County pitcher and and middle infielder.
• Played at Stockton University where he made the transition to first base from his usual tenure as a middle infielder.
• During his junior year at Stockton, he did not make an error in 228 chances for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage and had the second-most chances of any NJAC player with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

MARISSA BARISO | HITTING, FIELDING AND CATCHING

• Graduated from West Milford High School in 2010.

• Played at New Jersey City University where she was a four-year starting catcher.

• Awarded First-team All NJAC, First-team All ECAC, First-Team All-Academic, and Player of the Week while at NJCU.

• Two-year captain at NJCU.

• Graduated from NJCU with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology.

• Currently an assistant coach at Ramapo College.

• Currently pursuing a masters degree in Special Education at Grand Canyon University

HARLEY MASIELLO | SOFTBALL PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

• Graduated from West Milford High School in 2010. 
• Played at Ramapo College where she was a starting pitcher. 
• Awarded All Academic team in 2013 and 2014, and MVP her senior season, 2014.
• Finished her career with an ERA of 2.36 in 210 innings pitched. 
• Graduated from Ramapo in 2014 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.
• Now working as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

STEPHANIE THOMAS | SOFTBALL PITCHING INSTRUCTOR

• Graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in 2014. 
• Played at Lafayette College and graduated with a Mathematics Degree in 2018.
• Gatorade Player Of The Year in 2014 while at Immaculate Heart Academy..
• Broke the all time state record for wins with 113 and broke the all time state shut out record with 68 in 2014. 
• Posted a high school record of 113 and 7.
• Broke the Bergen County wins record as a Junior in high school.

• Won 2013 Softball Pitcher Of The Year in New Jersey. 

• Four time All-American, three time Bergen County Champion, and four time All-State player..