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
Congratulations to the 16U Raiders for winning the 2014 Canobie Lake Classic tournament.
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 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.
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?
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.
Raiders Alum & 12U Coach Sheri Liggiero an All-Star
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.
Raiders' Danielle Deraney named to All-BIG East team
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.
Holy Name's Kelsey Saucier Throws First Career No-Hitter
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.
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