We place a high value on providing campers with quality instruction to help them develop their skills in all aspects of the game. We hire extremely qualified instructors with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Along with current and former collegiate and professional players, current high school coaches and players also make up the team of instructors to provide a wide variety of expertise. Below is a look at the instructors we have had over the last six years.
Named the 2013 RI Gatorade Player of the Year, he helped pitch Bishop Hendricken to two state titles before he went on to a stellar career on the mound at Boston College. In 2016 he was drafted by the Miami Marlins before being traded to the Yankees where he was named Minor League Pitching Prospect of the Year and made his MLB debut in 2019.
2016 & 2017
Sweeney is a 2016 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School where he was a First Team All-State Third Basemen and helped the Hawks win their record fifth consecutive state title. He is currently a junior at Loyola University where he is a member of their club baseball team.
2015 - 2020
Cipolla was an infielder at Bishop Hendricken and helped them win the 2016 state championship as a senior. He then went on to play at CCRI for a season before transferring to Newbury College where he was the Nighthawks starting second basemen last season. He recently transferred to Lasell College where he is a senior.
2017 & 2018
One of the most accomplished pitchers in Bishop Hendricken history, the lefty helped pitch the Hawks to three consecutive state championships before graduating in 2015. The All-Stater then continued his career at Wesleyan University where he was a standout on the mound. He also spent a summer pitching for the Newport Gulls of the NECBL.
2017 - 2019
A 2015 graduate of Bishop Hendricken, the catcher won the state title with the Hawks in his senior year. He continued his career at Anna Maria College before transferring to Rhode Island College where he is currently a senior. He also has had a stint of playing for the Ocean State Waves in the NECBL.
2017 - 2020
A pitcher and infielder during his time playing at Bishop Hendricken, the 2015 graduate helped the Hawks to two state titles. He continued his career at St. Michael's before transferring to Rhode Island College where this past season he was named an All-American. He spent this summer playing for the Wareham Gatemen in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
Walker was a 4-year starter and 3-time All-State catcher before graduating from Bishop Hendricken in 2012. He continued his career at Division 1 University of Hartford where he played for four seasons. Walker also spent several summers playing in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
2017 - 2020
Rotondo was a First Team All-State infielder during his senior year for Bishop Hendricken in 2014. His play helped the Hawks to back-to-back state championships. He continued his career at CCRI the following year before transferring to Division 1 University of Maryland - Eastern Shore. He has spent summers playing for the Laconia Muskrats of the NECBL and most recently he transferred to Rhode Island College where he is currently a senior.
2016 & 2018
A 2013 graduate of Bishop Hendricken, Markowski served as captain and helped lead the Hawks to two state titles. This includes being named MVP of the 2013 state finals as well as First Team All-State. He was named the 2013 RI Schoolboy Athlete of the Year for his performance in both hockey and baseball. Upon graduation he attended St. Joe's University and played hockey.
2017 & 2018
Parrella is a 2010 graduate from Bishop Hendricken where he helped the Hawks win two state titles. The outfielder went on to play at Division II powerhouse Southern New Hampshire University. He now serves as an instructor and coach at the Rhode Island Baseball Institute.
Keegan is a 2015 graduate of Bishop Hendricken and helped the Hawks win three consecutive sate championships. The infielder then continued his career at junior college powerhouse Patrick Henry Community College in Virginia before transferring to Merrimack where he is currently a junior.
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A 2009 graduate, Van Fechtmann was a star pitcher for East Greenwich High School. He continued his career at the University of Rhode Island before transferring to the University of North Alabama and eventually Rhode Island College. Over the last several seasons, he has served as pitching coach at East Greenwich.
2017 & 2020
The 2014 and 2015 RI Gatorade Player of the Year while at Bishop Hendricken, the catcher continued his career at Boston College where he is currently a senior. He also spent two summers playing in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
2017 - 2020
A 2016 graduate of Bishop Hendricken, the All-State Infielder went on to play Division 1 Baseball at Sacred Heart University where he is currently a junior. He spent this past summer playing for the New Bedford Bay Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
2015 & 2018
Chant served as captain at Bishop Hendricken before graduating in 2014. He went on to have a stellar career at Suffolk University that included him being named GNAC Player of the Year, All-American and receiving the Gold Glove Award. To continue his career he signed a professional contract with the Bankstown Vikings of the New South Wales State League in Australia.
Justin is a 2012 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School who went on to pitch at Holy Cross for four seasons. Most recently he pitched professionally for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League.
2016. 2019 & 2020
Murphy is a 2013 graduate of Bishop Hendricken. Upon graduation he went to Assumption as an infielder before transferring to the University of Rhode Island where he was a standout on the mound for two seasons. He spent the 2018 season playing Independent Baseball for the Traverse City Beach Bums and most recently spent time pitching professionally in the Czech Republic. Murphy is currently serving as the Pitching Coach at Rhode Island College.
A 2009 graduate of North Penn High School (PA), he continued his career at the University of Rhode Island where he became a standout pitcher for the Rams. He went on to pitch professionally in the Pecos League and Can-Am League.
Jeff was a two-time All-Stater for Bishop Hendricken before graduating in 2010. The outfielder continued his career at the University of Rhode Island where he was named Atlatnic-10 Player of the Year in 2012. In the 2013 MLB Draft he was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates where he spent four seasons in the minor leagues. He has since gone on to coach at Salve Regina, URI and Becker College.
A native of Seekonk, Foley was a standout at Rhode Island College where he was a First-Team All-American and All-Conference selection. In 2015, the Miami Marlins selected him in the 40th round of the MLB Draft. He has since spent time with both the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets organizations. This past year he served as the Hitting Coach for the State Champion Bishop Hendricken Hawks as well as playing for the Ottawa Champions in the Can-Am League.
Culpo is a 2014 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School where he helped pitch the Hawks to the 2014 state title. Following graduation he has spent time pitching for Worcester Academy, University of Pittsburgh, Orange Coast College and is currently a relief pitcher for the University of Southern California.
2019 & 2020
As Co-Captain, he led the Bishop Hendricken Hawks to the 2016 State Championship along with helping them win the 2014 and 2015 titles as well. From there he continued his career at Worcester Academy before heading to Siena University where he is mainstay in their lineup at both second base and in the outfield. He has spent the 2019 summer playing in the highly competitive NECBL for the Ocean State Waves.
A member of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 state championship teams at Bishop Hendricken, Aybar continued his career at Southern New Hampshire University. He has since spent time at Herkimer Community College and is currently at New England College where he is a starting Outfielder. He has also spent time playing in the NYCBL and NECBL during the summers.
2017, 2018, & 2020
A three year Varsity letterwinner, First Team All-Stater and member of the 2019 State Championship team at Bishop Hendricken, Gower continued his career at Umass-Amherst where he is a Freshmen Outfielder.
2017 - 2020
Bordieri was a three year starter at second base, All-Division selection and Captain of the 2019 State Championship team at Bishop Hendricken. He received a scholarship to play at Fairleigh Dickinson where he is currently a freshmen for the Knights.
2017 - 2020
Dolbashian was a standout at Bishop Hendricken where he was an All-State selection and helped lead the Hawks to the 2019 State Championship. He has continued his career at Merrimack College where he is a freshmen infielder.
Starring on both the mound and at First Base, Smaldone was an a First Team All-State and All-Division pick while playing for Bishop Hendricken. He currently in his freshmen year pitching for Sacred Heart University.
Henry was a standout at Bishop Hendricken before continuing his career at Brown University. While playing for the Bears, Henry was a four-year starter and was named Captain as well as receiving All-Ivy League honors. In 2017, he was selected in the 39th round of the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. He has spent the last three seasons playing in the minor leagues across multiple levels.
A rare four-year starter at the Varsity level for Bishop Hendricken, his high school career was filled with accolades. He served a two-year Captain for the Hawks, was a two-time State Champion, three-time All-Stater, and the 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year. Also in 2019, he was selected in the 36th round of the MLB Draft by the New York Mets. He elected not to sign and instead is entering his sophomore year as a starting outfielder for the University of Maryland.
Reyes was a standout on the mound in his career at Bishop Hendricken. The lefty's excellence helped lead the Hawks to an undefeated season and State Championship in 2019. He received a scholarship to pitch at Central Connecticut State University where he is entering his sophomore year.
Wurster excelled in not only baseball while at Bishop Hendricken, but also football and track & field. After helping the Hawks to multiple state titles in his career, the lefty continued his career at the University of Connecticut. Over the last several seasons, he has served as a top option out of the bullpen for the Huskies. Wurster has also spent time pitching in the summer for the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League.
Walsh had a standout career at Warwick Vets HS where he won the prestigious Gatorade Player of the Year Award. He then went on to pitch for Central Arizona Junior College before finishing his career at Roger Williams. Upon completion of his playing career he went on to serve as Head Coach at Cranston East for 11 years and was the Pitching Coach at URI for a season. He has also worked camps at URI, Brown and UConn.
Garganese served as Head Coach for North Providence High School fro 21 seasons, which included leading the Cougars to the 2010 state finals. He also spent time coaching at Bryant University. This past year, he joined the varsity staff at Bishop Hendricken to work with the team's hitters and fielders.
Leahey has served as a coach at Bishop Hendricken since 2006. He has spent time at the freshmen and varsity levels and will enter his eighth season as an Assistant Coach with the varsity team where he specializes in working with the catchers and also coaches first base. In his tenure, he has helped lead the Hawks to four varsity state titles.