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 four years.
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 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.
2016 & 2019
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.
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.
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.
2017 - 2019
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.
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.
BRAD VAN FECHTMANN
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.
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.
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.
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 - 2019
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 spent last summer playing for the Laconia Muskrats of the NECBL and Most recently he transferred to Rhode Island College where he is currently a senior.
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 - 2019
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.
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 spent a portion of last summer playing for the Ocean State Waves in the NECBL.
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 has been a standout on the mound and currently is a senior. He spent last summer pitching for the Newport Gulls of the NECBL.
2015 - 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.