Alison Benz


Ali played softball at Gannon University from 2012-2016. She was a pitcher for the Golden Knights and was a part of the 2015 NCAA Regional qualifying team. She was a 4-year varsity starter for Mount Mercy Academy from 2008-2012.
Ali previously taught lessons at SPP, but more recently served as a graduate assistant coach for the Springfield College Softball team, where she worked as a pitching coach and strength and conditioning coach. She also spent the last year as a strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan University. She loves to give pitching lessons and enjoys teaching players of any age!

Coaching Highlights

Springfield College (Springfield, MA) Division III

  • Graduate Assistant Softball Coach (pitching) 2016-2018
  • 2017 NEWMAC Championship Runner-up
  • 2017 NCAA Regionals
  • Coached Talia Loda, 2017 NEWMAC Pitcher of the Year

Sports Performance Park

  • Softball Pitching & Hitting Lessons (2014-2016) **also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Eastern Michigan University Division I
Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, CT) High School
Springfield College Division III

Playing Highlights

Gannon University (Erie, PA) Division II

  • 4-year member 2012-2016
  • Pitcher
  • 2015 PSAC Championship Runner-up
  • 2015 NCAA Regionals
  • 2014 Gannon Athlete of the Week
  • NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete; PSAC Scholar Athlete

Mount Mercy Academy (Buffalo, NY)

  • 4-year varsity starter 2008-2012
  • 1x team Most Improved; 3x team MVP
  • Immaculata Tournament MVP
  • 2011 Monsignor Martin League Champions
  • 2012 Monsignor Martin League Pitcher of the Year
  • All-Catholic, All-WNY, All-NY State selection

Amherst Lightning

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