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Former Big East Player of the Year and Division 1 College Coach to oversee softball at Frozen Ropes

June 15, 2010
Source: Frozen Ropes Corporate Office
Publication Date: June 15, 2010
Training Center: Corporate Office

The Big East's loss is a major gain for area softball players and coaches in the Tri-state area.

Laura Taylor will bring her unmatched coaching and playing career to the Hudson Valley where she will direct all softball  instructional programs at Frozen Ropes.

A four year starter and three time Big East First team All-star at Seton Hall ,Taylor captured the NCAA homerun title in 2002 and an invitation to Team USA Softball's Olympic team.

A two-time recipient of  the Female Athlete of the year award at Seton Hall, Taylor capped her stellar player career at the professional level, signing with the New York Juggernauts in the National Pro Fastpitch league. Prior to her five years coaching tenure at Big East powerhouse St. Johns, Taylor coached at Providence College in the Big East Conference.

"To  have the opportunity to impact the playing career of so many girls is the ultimate challenge", said Taylor who has appeared at local clinics and camps throughout the Northeast during her coaching career.  "Good instruction at an early age  with motivated players who want to work hard is the key to playing in college" said Taylor who will be based in the new Rock Sports Park in Chester, New York.

"We are excited  to  have someone with Laura's resume and passion to teach join our staff", said Tony Abbatine, the National Director of Instruction  at Frozen Ropes, "Her understanding of the college recruiting process and what it takes to be a college level player will be invaluable to local players and parents".

Taylor will oversee the pitching and catching  program at Frozen Ropes and direct all college showcases for high school level players. Taylor will offer pitching and catching instruction to  area players and also offer coaching seminars to travel teams.

For more information, contact John Penatello, Media Relations