Ramapo College Softball Camp
Ramapo College Softball Camp
July 9 - July 12, 2018
Extended Day $465.00
Day Camp $365.00
The Ramapo College softball field features a natural-grass outfield, bleacher seating along each baseline, three bullpens and an outdoor batting facility. Ramapo College in NJ also includes air-conditioned suites within the dormitories and an indoor swimming pool/rec center. Don't miss out on this elite New Jersey Softball Camp at Ramapo College!
Camp is open for all abilities and ages 7-17.
About Our Coaches
Kristen Hunt was named the Rutgers University-Newark softball coach on July 27, 2015.
In Hunt's first season at Rutgers-Newark, she led the Scarlet-Raiders to the programs first winning season in school history!
Hunt comes to Newark after time at Division I Central Connecticut State University, Division II University of Bridgeport and Division III Wheaton College.
Hunt graduated from Wheaton (Mass.) in May of 2011 and was an NFCA All-Region pick that same season. A two-year team captain and 2011 all-conference performer, Hunt immediately headed to Bridgeport in her home state as an assistant coach (2011-2014). As a member of the Knights’ staff, she had her hands in all aspects of the program, developing a strength and conditioning program, planning and running individual practices and much more.
After three seasons at UB, Hunt moved on to CCSU in January of 2014 and helped guide the Blue Devils to the 2015 Northeast Conference title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. While at Central, Hunt played a major role in all recruiting, travel, budgeting, team academic performance, community service, university and NCAA compliance, etc. During that time, the Blue Devils compiled an overall record of 60-30 and a winning percentage of .667, making deep postseason runs in both campaigns.
The Scarlet Raiders had a solid 2014 season that featured 18 wins, including closing the season by winning nine of their final 12 outings.
Purcell knows the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) well after a decorated four-year career at TCNJ. Purcell competed in 151 games, starting 150, as a catcher and utility player while earning All-NJAC honors each of her four seasons. She was an honorable mention in 2013, first-team as a sophomore, second-team as a junior, and she capped her career with another first-team All-NJAC award. Purcell was a career .275 hitter who racked up 122 hits and 53 RBI while fielding her position at .984% clip.
The Lions made the NCAA Tournament following Purcell's rookie year, and while serving as a team captain in 2016, her squad made it back to the NCAA Tournament as she earned NCAA Regional Tournament Team honors.
As a coach, Purcell has led the NJ Pride Softball 18u Gold team in the summer of 2016 and the NJ Pride Softball 18u Elite team in 2015. She has also been an instructor at the Lady Lions Sports Camp in Caldwell, N.J. since 2009 where she coaches and mentors young student-athletes on the skills, techniques, and competitive strategies necessary for individual and team achievement. In addition, Purcell has worked as a softball coach at the 4 Real Baseball and Softball Camps, TCNJ Softball Winter Clinic, Nike Softball Camp, and Long Valley Girls' Softball Association Summer Softball Camp.
Sixteen years after throwing the only perfect game in Drew University softball history, Erica Mehalick returns to The Forest as the program's sixth head coach.
Mehalick leads the Rangers into their 28th season following a nine-year stint as the head coach at Stevens Institute of Technology, where she transitioned the Ducks from a club to an NCAA varsity program on the way to five Empire 8 postseason appearances and 157 victories. She was named the Empire 8 Coach of the Year in 2014 as a result of a 30-13 campaign.
Mehalick made history on March 28, 2001 by throwing a five-inning perfect game, retiring all 15 batters in order in a 9-0 victory over Delaware Valley in Madison. Including that gem, she fired the first two no-hitters in program history with another no-no coming on March 23, 2002, albeit an ultra-rare no-hitter loss, 1-0, at home against Lycoming. Mehalick ranks second all-time at Drew with 39 career wins, first in innings pitched with just shy of 500, second in career shutouts (8), and third in career ERA (2.26) and strikeouts (234).
Her degree in economics led to a job in the reinsurance industry for six years. In 2006, she spent her time out of the office coaching club softball teams, including the squad at Stevens, which led to her appointment as the program's first varsity coach in 2010. She completed a masters in sports administration at Fairleigh Dickinson in 2014.
Mehalick was selected twice as a CoSIDA Academic All-District winner, and carried that focus on academics to her coaching career. In 2015, her Stevens squad earned the seventh highest GPA for softball teams in Division III, and in 2017, the program had its first CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and claimed the NJAIAW Team Academic Award for spring sports.
Under Mehalick's guidance, a total of 29 student-athletes have received Empire 8 All-Conference honors, including the conference Rookie and Pitcher of the Year in 2014. Mehalick has also coached six ECAC All-Stars and nine NFCA All-Region performers.
Overnight: Check in will be from 12:30pm-1:00pm on Monday July 9th at the dorm.
Extended Day: Check in will be from 12:30pm-1:00pm on Monday July 9th at the dorm. Campers should be dropped off at 9:00am and picked up at 8:30pm each day except for the last day.
Day: Check in will be from 12:30pm-1:00pm on Monday July 9th at the dorm. Campers should be dropped off at 9:00am and picked up at 4:00pm each day.
Check Out: All Campers will check out at 4:00pm Thursday July 12th at the Softball Field.
I had such a great time at the Ramapo College Revolution Softball Camp. I met amazing NCAA players and coaches. They taught and inspired me to do so many things. I can't wait for next year!
This year I made big strides improving my bat speed and I can already see the difference at the plate. This was due to the tweaks the coaches made in my batting stance which allows me to get the bat through the zone quicker. Thanks Revolution Softball, can't wait til next year.
Playing against the other girls in the simulated games was a great way to see how my skills measure up to my competition. It made me even more motivated to take my game to the next level.