ABOUT THE NEWTOWN ROCK

14U NATIONAL SOFTBALL TEAM

The Newtown Rock 14U National team is made up of 11 softball players from eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.  All girls will be 2024 or 2025 high school graduates.  The team has a veteran groups of coaches which is led by head coach Bill Giampolo.  The Rock will play 15 tournaments starting in the fall of 2019 and concluding with the Triple Crown Summer Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
COACHES
Bill Giampolo head coach of the Newtown Rock 14U Premier fastpitch softball team

Head Coach

BILL
GIAMPOLO

After more than a dozen years coaching his three oldest daughters, Bill finally started coaching his youngest daughter Alayna in 2018.  His oldest daughter Alyssa pitches for Nyack, his second daughter Angela plays second base for Villanova and his third daughter Ashley plays for Joe Garvey on the Newtown Rock Gold.  Bill is a big Yankee fan and a foodie.  Every once is a while he enjoys taking his family out on their boat.

Brandon Valente is an assistant coach for the Newtown Rock 14U Premier softbal team

Assistant Coach

BRANDON
VALENTE

Brandon has been coaching softball for nearly 10 years including five years of club travel softball.  His daughter Abbey is a catcher and middle infielder.  Brandon is a student of softball, including being a certified ASA/USA umpire.  In his free time he enjoys fishing and chilling out at the beach

Phil Beal is an assistant coach for the Newtown Rock 14U Premier softball team

Assistant Coach

PHIL
BEAL

Phil has been coaching his two daughters, Ava and Laruen, for over 10 years.  Lauren plays for Marist College and Ava recently joined the Newtown Rock.  He’s a big fan of all Philly sports teams including the Eagles, Phillies and Villanova softball and basketball.  

John Mahnken is an assistant softball coach for the Newtown Rock 14U Premier fastpitch team

Assistant Coach

JOHN
MAHNKEN

John has been helping to coach his daughter Ava for more than half a decade. He’s from New York which makes him a “real” Yankee fan.  John and his family currently live on Staten Island, home to the best pizza in the world.   

Brighid Douglas plays softball fo Quinnipiac and helps coach the Newtown Rock 14U Premier softball team

Special Assistant Coach

BRIGHID
DOUGLAS

As a freshman with the Quinnipiac Bobcats in 2018, Birghid was name to the MAAC All-Rookie Team.  She’s from East Windsor New Jersey and attended Notre Dame High School.  Brighid plans on majoring in public relations.   

Angela Giampolod plays softball at Villanova an helps coach the Newtown Rock 14U Premier team

Special Assistant Coach

ANGELA
GIAMPOLO

Angela is the second of four softball sisters in her family.  As a freshman at Villanova in 2018 she was First Team All-BIG EAST at second base.  She is pursuing a double major in accounting and finance.  She graduated from Notre Dame High School with a four-year varsity letter.

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Special Assistant Coach

HOLLY
BRIDGMAN

Holly is a senior at Drexel University and majoring in Sports Management.  The East Windsor, NJ native is a catcher and outfielder for the Dragons.  As a sophomore in 2019 she was named to the CCA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

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