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Welcome to Raiders Softball's web site!
The Concord Raiders, with uniquely experienced coaches who have all played or coached the game of softball at a highly competitive level, has the sole purpose of creating an athletic venue for young women and girls 23 years of age and under, who are committed to striving for the highest level of competition in softball to enhance their character, mental and physical health, sportsmanship and educational opportunities. The 2013-2014 Raiders Organization has three 18U (Recruited, Gold and Elite), 16U, two 14U, and 12U fastpitch softball teams. Here, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our program.
16U Raiders Win Canobie Lake Classic
by posted 07/28/2014
 

Congratulations to the 16U Raiders for winning the 2014 Canobie Lake Classic tournament.


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Raiders Tryouts For 2014 to 2015 Season
by posted 07/19/2014
 

LOOKING FOR HIGHLY COMPETITIVE PLAYERS!

Year round training. Certified Coaches for all teams. High level instruction. Development of players for those looking to play college softball. Emphasis on skill development for all levels.

 

Raiders Tryouts for the Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 will be held as follows:

 

August 6th - Wednesday 5:00 - 8:30

 

August 9th - Saturday 9:00 - 12:00

 

August 13th - Wednesday 5:00 - 8:30

 

August 17th - Sunday  9:00 - 12:00

 

August 20th - Wednesday 5:00 - 8:30

 

August 24th -- Sunday 9:00 - 12:00

 

Exact Locations will be posted shortly. In the event of good weather, all tryouts will be in Concord or Carlisle, MA. In the event of bad weather, changes to locations and/or times will be posted on this website.

 

We intend on having teams at the following age levels:

12U (1 team)

14U (1-2 teams)

16U (1-2 teams)

18U Regional Gold

18U Gold

18U Recruited Players

 

If you are planning on attending a Tryout, please fill out the tryout form which is posted below. If you know what date you are attending, please email RaidersTryouts@gmail.com with the date you are attending and attach the tryout form.  


http://files.LeagueAthletics.com/Images/Club/8884/2014/2014 Tryout Form.docx

 

Answers to frequently asked questions:

 

Where do we practice?

In the spring/summer, in Concord. During the off season, Raiders does hold indoor practices from November to March at a variety of facilities in Eastern/Central Massachusetts including but not limited to Rams in North Reading, Planet Fastpitch in Uxbridge, Extra Innings in Woburn and Middleton, and At Bats in Boxborough.  The practice schedule is set well in advance so you can plan accordingly.

 

How many players do we carry on a team?

Approximately 13-14.

 

How many tournaments do you play in during the summer?

 

Our 12U & 14U teams played approximately 12 tournaments. Our 16U/18U teams played approximately 7, and all teams except the recruited were in at least 3 showcases.

 

 

 

 


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Raiders Alum & 12U Coach Sheri Liggiero an All-Star
by posted 05/12/2014
 
May 10, 2014
 
Sophomore centerfielder Sheri Liggiero (Tewksbury, Mass.) became the first Newbury College softball player to be named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-Region Softball Third Team, announced Saturday morning.
 
The announcement comes a week after Liggiero was named to the New England Collegiate Conference(NECC) First Team for the second consecutive season. A catalyst atop the Nighthawk line-up hitting a career single-season best .394 (43-108) with an outstanding .459 on-base percentage, the Tewksbury, Mass native tormented opposing pitchers on the base-paths. Leading the NECC swiping single-season high 19 of 21 bases - including 16 against conference foes, Liggiero ranks 51st amongst all Division III in stolen bases averaging 0.54 per game.
 
Midway through the season, she went on a career, five-week long, 13-game hitting streak from March 7th to April 13th where she hit .512 (22-43) with two doubles, 15 runs scored and successfully stealing eight of eight on the base-paths. In addition, Liggiero has also anchored the Nighthawk outfield, playing a near flawless centerfield which included robbing NECC Pitcher and Player of the Year, Elms junior Beth Grimes of a would-be homerun in the first round of the NECC Tournament on April 30th.
 
Liggiero was just one of two players from the NECC to be named to the NFCA Division III All-Region Team. Lesley University first year McKenzi Golden was named to the NFCA Division III All-Region First Team.
 

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Raiders' Danielle Deraney named to All-BIG East team
by posted 05/12/2014
 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College softball sophomores Kiki Baldassari (Denville, N.J.) and Danielle Deraney (Shrewsbury, Mass.) were named to All-BIG EAST teams, it was announced on Tuesday, May 6 by the conference. Baldassari was named to the First Team, while Deraney earned Second Team honors. It marks the first time a Friar has made the All-BIG EAST First Team since outfielder Mary Rose Sheey did so in 2009.

Deraney finished the year second on the team in batting average (.319) and hits (28). She started all 19 of the teams' BIG EAST games and recorded a .321 batting average in league competition. Deraney hit safely in 17 of the 27 games she appeared in. During the season, Deraney split time between first base and the designated player position.


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Bresnahan throws no-hitter for Quincy
by posted 04/29/2014
 

Junior pitcher Saxon Bresnahan struck out 18 and came within her own error of crafting a perfect game Monday in a 2-0 home win over Pembroke


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Holy Name's Kelsey Saucier Throws First Career No-Hitter
by posted 04/26/2014
 

Senior Kelsey Saucier struck out 12 and hurled her first career no-hitter to lead the No. 1 Naps (7-1) past the visiting Panthers (3-3). Batterymate Danielle Rocheleau had two doubles, a home run and five RBIs for Holy Name.


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Raiders 18U Compete At Diamond 9 Winter Sun Classic
by posted 01/22/2014
 


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Congratulations to the Raiders players on their College Selectio
by Lisa McGloin posted 12/09/2013
 
Raiders Players have committed/planned to attend the following schools in the Fall of 2014:

Holy Cross                              Gabrielle Muniz
Ithaca College                                  Allison Colleran
Lafayette College                             Miranda Skurla
Middlebury College                          Ali Della Volpe
Providence College                          Paige Mulry

Williams College                      Erin Hanson
WPI                                       Julia Veitch, Kelsey Saucier, Ama Biney
Suffolk                                   Delaney Sylvester
Univeristy of Rhode Isalnd       Jess Proia


Raiders Players have committed to attended the following schools in the Fall of 2013:

Babson College            Meaghan Merullo
Endicott College           Chrissy Gikas
Wheaton College          Galen Kerr


Former Raiders Players currently playing at the collegiate level:


Colgate University                Megan Carnase                              
Curry College                        Amy Nolan 
 
            
Emerson College                 Shannon Torosian
Endicott College                     Emily Hoffman, Samantha DiBella
Franklin Pierce                     Alicia Dean
Hamilton College                  Talia Mercardo
Harvard University                Alyssa Siegmann   
Holy Cross                            Ashley Vargus, Julia Barrett
James Madison                     Cassidy Clayton              
Merrimack College               Lindsay Gibbs

Newbury College                    Sheri Liggiero
Providence College               Katie Duval, Danielle Deraney, Kiara Amos
Rockhurst University            Kayla Hoyer
St. Anselm’s                          Kasey Moran
Trinity College                       Abby Ostrom
Tufts University                    
Abby Curran
UMASS Amherst                   Bridget Lemire
UMASS Lowell                     Rachel Bullard
UPENN                                  Georgia Guttadauro


Former Raiders Softball players have played at the following schools:

Bates College                       Jess Fitzgerald
Bentley College                   Tiffany Carnavale, Lauren Delaney, Laura Fleming
Boston University                Christi Murphy
Bryant University                 Janine Enos, Amanda Wilbur, Lauren McNiff,
Tina Eringis
CW Post                               Holly Eringis, Amanda Aeillo
Dartmouth College               Sarah Bankoff, Jill Garcia
DePauw University              Shannon Buell
Eckard College                     Katie Parker,
Emma Docking
Emmanuel College               Samantha Luther
Fairfield University              Keri Giangrande
Franklin Pierce                     Keleen Wotten, Jayme Bilafer
Framingham State College   Mary Matthews
Harvard University               Kerry Flaherty,
Olivia Piccione,
Holy Cross                            Erin Fleming, Tiffany DeCoff
James Madison                     Ashley Burnham
Merrimack College               Kim Page, Judy O'Connell, Shawna Currier,
                                              Laura Carlson,
Kelli Jo Deardorff, Courtney Parker
Middlebury College              Colleen Sullivan
New Hampshire College       Kathy Kiley, Lynne Parker
Nichols College                     Jen Solomon
North Carolina State              Eliza Jacobellis
Plymouth State University     Diana Bean
Providence College                Ava Pandiani, Katie Collins
Quinnapiac University           Emily Bellush
Rhode Island College             Jamie Mastrocola
Siena College                         Emily Day

Southern NH University        Katie Stanley
St. Anselm's College             Shannon Dalton
Stonehill College                   Courtney Young
Suffolk University                 Jess Ferreria, Christina Nay
Tufts University                    Jen Mackie,
Emily Beinecke
University of Maine              Katie Churchill, Lauren Dulkis, Melissa Mather
UMASS Amherst                  Stephanie Mayne, Paige Hansen
UMASS Lowell                     Julie Brodie, Donna Mills
University of New Haven      Kathleen Lawlor
UNC Chapel Hill                   Joslin Higgins
UNC Wilmington                  Amanda Additays
Union College                       Jackie Coffee
University of Rhode Island   Jamie Rautenberg, Mary Beth Ball
University of Vermont          Casey Fleming
Valparaiso University           Lisa DeBruzzi
Villanova University             Jackie Dempsey      
Wheaton College                   Lori Hill, Katie Boyle

 

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Raider players attend Sue Enquist lecture at Planet Fastpitch
by posted 01/14/2013
 

On Sunday, January 13, several Raider players and coaches attended the Sue Enquist event at Planet Fastpitch.  Coach Enquist is retired from UCLA after leading their program for 27 years. 
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Alabama's Jackie Trainer meets Raiders
by posted 01/13/2013
 
On December 22, Alabama Ace Jackie Trainer attended a Raider workout.

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