Rob Elkins: Executive Director, Softball Director, Softball Coach: A Port Washington resident for approximately 20 years. Has performed 'CPR' on the PW PAL program reviving a 65+ year old organization into a vibrant resource for Port Washington and surrounding towns. Softball coaching experience includes 1) PW PAL D-Backs, winners of multiple Long Island and Regional Championships; 2) Greater NY Maccabi Softball Coach, 2019 Gold Medal W; 3) 2017 BQCHSAA DIV "AA" 1st Place Varsity Head Softball Coach The Mary Louis Academy; 4) Current JV Softball Coach Preston High School Bronx NY.
Lou Santos: The legendary Lou Santos, Owner/Operator/Director of Diamond Pro's Baseball & Softball Academy, which continues to be the standard for amateur sports organizations. 2019 inducteed to NYS Baseball Hall of Fame. Coach Santos was the 2014 “Man of the Year”recipient by the Greater New York Sandlot Association for his contributions to amateur baseball and softball. PW PAL is honored that he continues to manage our t-ball, baseball & softball programs.
Tom Vesters: PW PAL SOCCER DIRECTOR. Director of Marketing and Recreation Programming DTS NY. Coach DTS NY. Education & Coaching Licenses: KNVB / UEFA Coaching License, Recreational Sports Management International Business Europa College Amsterdam, Breathing & Performance Therapist (Academy of Lifestyle Improvement), Orthomolecular Nutrition (European Health and Fitness Academy Fitness Trainer). Coaching Experience: DTS Recreational Programming & Development, DTS Academy NY, Club Coaching Kosmos NY, Soccer Camps in USA since 2004, DTS Junior & Skill Soccer Classes at Aviator, Club Coaching Amsterdam, DTS Junior & Skill Soccer Classes at USA Port Washington.
Seth Goodman: Basketball Director: Accomplished Women's College Basketball. In his 11 seasons at Monroe College Coach Goodman had an overall 269-57 record, won 3 njcaa national championships, won 9 straight region XV championships, made 8 straight njcaa final four, and sent over 50 girls to four year colleges. Additionally, he was the 2006 Russell junior college coach of the year and court coach for 2008 (U18) USA Pan-American games team trials. Coach Goodman has strong ties to the area, is a graduate of Adelphi University, and has vast experience working with all age children in a non profit setting.
Eric Silver: Basketball Commissioner, the Coach who coached Seth Goodman. NCAA experienced coach at Farmingdale, 25 years experience, masters in Adaptive Phys Ed.
Rob Weidenbaum: Tennis Director. Cardozo HS All-City Tennis Player. Queens College Tennis Team. Head Pro Boca Raton tennis center 1992-2003. Coached over 70 nationally ranked players who have received college scholarships. Director of Shelter Rock tennis camp 2010- current. Winter program director at Great Neck Estates tennis club 2010-current.
Steve Sombrotto: A member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame and part of (arguably) the greatest American Lacrosse Family in the history of the sport, is bringing his expertise and guidance to run the program and this team. In addition to his brother Vinny, family Lacrosse bloodlines run to numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; currently cousin Jake Froccaro is the latest example of Steve’s tutelage as he completed an outstanding career at Villanova University and went on to be the 7th overall selection in the Professional Lacrosse League draft.
Jake Ellis: Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach St. John the Baptist, Regional Camp Director Nike Basketball, Director Great Neck Youth Basketball.
Alexa Frocaro: A Port Washington native and Schreiber HS grad where she was a 4-year member of both the varsity tennis and lacrosse teams...four-time all-county selection as a lacrosse player and earned two team MVP awards...twice named to Newsday's All-Long Island team and earned inclusion on the Under Armour All-Underclassmen team as a junior...also selected for the National School Girls Team junior year and named Schreiber High School's outstanding Athlete of The Year as a senior...scored a combined 270 in high school, including leading Long Island Public Schools with 100 goals during her junior year...as a tennis player she earned all-county and all-division honors twice and was an all-conference selection as a sophomore...named team MVP senior season and earned the Coach's Award as a junior...member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society and the Science Honor Society while also being named a NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete four straight years.
Alexa continued her career at Adelphi University where her honors and awards included IWLCA First Team All-American, Lacrosse Magazine Pre-Season All-America, IWLCA First Team All-North Region, Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team, NCAA All-Tournament Team, Selected to Play in IWLCA North-South Senior All-Star Game, ECAC First Team All-Star, NE-10 First Team All-Conference (2015)...Most Outstanding Player of The Division II Final Four...NCAA Division II Final Four All-Tournament Team...Second Team IWLCA All-American...First Team IWLCA All-Region...First Team All-ECAC Division II...First-Team All-Northeast-10...NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll...NE-10 Second-Team All-Conference (2013)…NE-10 All-Rookie Team (2012)...NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall '11, Spring '12, Fall '12, Spring '13, Fall '13, Spring '14, Fall '14, Spring '15).
Natalie Ledwitz: A Port Washington native and Schreiber HS grad where she was a 4-year starter and graduated as the leading scorer in Nassau County ... Received all-conference laurels and the All-Around Athlete award during her career ... Was also a two-time all-county award winner ... In academics, she was a three-year Scholar Athlete award winner, a four-time Academic Honor Roll member and was a part of the Social Studies Honors Society ... Played for the Long Island Yellow Jackets Club Team.
Natalie continued her career at Old Dominion University where as a Senior she started in all 18 contests for the Monarchs. And tallied 13 goals and five assists for 18 points, a career high. Natalie scored a goal in the first round of the ASUN Tournament. As a Junior started all 18 games on defense for the Monarchs and tied for the team lead in caused turnovers with 32. As a Sophomore started all 20 games at midfield ... Scored 16 goals, including three multi-goal games ... Scored a goal in the A-Sun Championship win over Detroit ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.