As a former Major League Pitcher with the Chicago White Sox, Mike has been involved with Frozen Ropes, first as a student and now as a National Instructor, for over fourteen years.
The former Monroe-Woodbury Little League All-star and Cornwall HS grad played his college ball at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY before being selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 1991 Major League Draft. Mike reached the Big leagues in 1995 and pitched for the White Sox for two years before spending time with the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees.
Mike’s instructional wisdom in all aspects of the game has made him a crowd favorite throughout the Hudson Valley and New Jersey. Mike is also a Frozen Ropes National Instructor and travels throughout the U.S presenting the Frozen Ropes teaching model.
“I have seen that the instructors at Frozen Ropes have had instrumental roles in improving the overall skills of all students and it is evident in their individual and team play.”
Micaela currently instructs our Rock Fit classes classes while training and coaching the travel softball teams at Frozen Ropes. She recently became a Certified Personal Trainer. Micaela plays Division I softball for the Maryland Terrapins in the Big Ten Conference. In 2019, she was named to the first team All-Big Ten Defense in Centerfield. Micaela has international softball experience, playing for the Italian National team in the European Championships in the Summer of 2019. Prior to playing in the Big Ten and internationally, Micaela starred at Warwick Valley High School, where she played five years of varsity softball, as a center fielder and took home numerous accolades. Micaela played her whole career with Frozen Ropes Force as a young athlete.
Anthony currently plays junior college baseball at Orange County. Anthony was a Region 15 Golden Glove winner in 2018 (OF). Anthony played high school baseball at Warwick Valley High School, where he was a standout scholar and athlete. He currently instructs our B4 Strength Classes, Turn-and-Burn, hitting and pitching classes.
The Frozen Ropes National Pitching Director finally has landed in Orange County! Lisa will bring her national reputation and next level instruction to our Staff this Fall. The former Big Ten Pitcher of the Year at Iowa and College Pitching Coach at Penn State brings a unique blend of coaching and player development experience. In addition to overseeing our softball pitching academy, Lisa will be actively involved in all team’s strength and conditioning. Lisa is also a certified Pilates, Personal Trainer and Yoga instructor. She just finished her professional and international playing career with the Italian National team.
Shane joins the staff at Frozen Ropes with a high level of athletic ability and over twenty years of baseball and softball raining. Shane spent two years at West Virginia State College, and after serving in the United States Marine Corps, he jumped into coaching high school athletes. Shane is a current player in the HVMSBL, and will be a strong asset to Frozen Ropes as a defense specialist, and hitting instructor. He will be working as an instructor for baseball and softball players, as well as coaching with our Frozen Ropes Rockies teams
Denis Mclaughlin has been a student and coach with Frozen Ropes for over 20 years. He was drafted 7th round during his junior year at Old Dominion University. He was a minor league baseball player for the Boston Red Sox and the Atlanta Braves and was the 1991 Times Herald Record Player of the Year. He has held the position of Varsity Assistant Coach at Norview High School and Pitching Coach at Fordham University.