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Meet The Tri-Boro DSA Team

Boost your skills through individual or group lessons and camps/clinics at Diamond Sports Academy. Our experienced staff of baseball and softball instructors will provide detailed instruction on hitting, pitching or general skills development and help to take your athlete's level of play to the next level! Choose your instructor and book lessons on-site or from home through our easy online reservation system.

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Co-Founder/Owner & Baseball/Softball Instructor

Andy Friess

A native of Cedarburg, WI, Coach Andy is the co-founder of Tri-Boro Diamond Sports Academy. He brings an extensive playing and coaching background to his role at DSA. Andy was a four-year varsity starter at Cedarburg High School, earning numerous awards, including All-Conference and All-State honors. Following high school, he accepted a full-scholarship to play at NAIA baseball powerhouse, Saint Xavier University (Chicago), where Andy was a four-year starter and earned Honorable Mention All-American,

All-Region and All-Conference honors as a catcher. Following a one-year stint with the Green Bay Sultans in the Prairie League of professional baseball (Ind.), Andy has focused on coaching and instructing players at all levels of competition.  From Cedarburg High School to Marian University (WI) to Attleboro Youth Baseball to SAGRA Softball, AAU baseball, and club-level softball, Andy has developed players from little league through the collegiate level and is available for baseball and softball hitting, catching and general skills lessons at DSA.  

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Diamonds 14U Head Softball Coach / Pitching Instructor

Bella Erti

As a North Attleboro HS graduate and local high school softball standout, Coach Bella earned a scholarship to pitch at NCAA Division II American International College in the NE10 Conference. In addition to her success in the circle at both the high school and collegiate levels, Bella brings more than 10 years of club softball playing experience, as well as earning the following accolades during her playing career:  

  • 3-time Hockomock Sports First Team All-Star

  • 3-time Sun Chronicle All-Star

  • Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team

Coach Bella will be available to book for softball pitching lessons at DSA.

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Diamonds 12U Head Softball Coach / Pitching Instructor

Kiandra DeSenna-Mata

Kiandra DeSenna-Mata joins the coaching staff at Diamond Sports Academy as a softball pitching instructor. Prior to her playing career, as a scholarship player at Rivier University, Coach Kiandra played at multiple top club softball programs. She was a four-year varsity softball starting pitcher at Ponaganset High School, earning several awards, including 1st Team All-Division.  Kiandra brings a coaching background to Diamonds Softball, featuring giving pitching lessons to youth pitchers and as an assistant softball coach at Ponaganset Middle School.  

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DSA Baseball Pitching Instructor

Zach Fogell

Cumberland High School grad and professional baseball player in the Boston Red Sox organization, Zach Fogell brings his pitching expertise to the instructor team at DSA. A former pitcher at Brown University, with a graduate year played at UConn, Zach earned 1st Team All-Big East Conference and 1st Team All-Region accolades for the Huskies. Following his senior season, Zach was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2023 MLB and completed his first professional season playing for the Salem Red Sox (Class A). Coach Zach will be available for individual pitching lessons at DSA

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DSA Softball/Baseball Catching & Infield Instructor

Chris Antonellis

Bishop Feehan grad, Chris Antonellis, followed a successful high school baseball career (catcher, pitcher, middle infield) to play at UMass-Lowell before enlisting in the US Navy. Coach Chris went on to play in San Francisco, CA and Charlotte, NC before returning to North Attleboro and coaching youth softball and for the Diamonds Softball Club. Chris has worked with a variety of age groups and skill levels throughout his coaching career and is very focused on building solid fundamentals to help players continue to reach their 'next level' of competitiveness and fun in both softball and baseball competition. Coach Chris will be available for catching, infield and general skills lessons at DSA. 

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DSA Softball/Baseball Hitting & Skills Instructor

Dalton Quinn

A Lowell, MA native, Dalton Quinn joins the DSA staff as a softball and baseball instructor, in addition to his role as assistant coach on the 14U Diamonds Softball Club team. Following up a standout career at Lowell High School, Dalton attended American International University in Springfield, MA, playing 3 years for the Yellow Jackets baseball team. Coach Dalton brings a wealth of game knowledge and teaching skill to DSA and is a fantastic resource for any player looking to improve their hitting or defensive skills. He is available for individual softball or baseball skills, infield or hitting lessons at DSA. 

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DSA Baseball Pitching Instructor

Bryan Murray

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Coach Bryan comes to DSA from with deep experience as a pitching instructor. He pitched collegiately at Mass Maritime Academy and currently coaches at the Elite level within the Select Baseball Elite Division. Developing baseball players and seeing the results is a rewarding experience, and he will use his knowledge/experience to evaluate and improve players to their max potential.   

Bryan will be the leader of a new DSA baseball pitching program (coming soon), which will feature instruction not only on mechanics, but also plyometrics, and strength and conditioning, along with integration of the Driveline Baseball Pitching program to build velocity, reduce injuries in the development of pitchers of all ages. 

Coach Bryan is available to book for baseball pitching lessons at DSA.

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DSA Softball Pitching & Skills Instructor

Michelle Edwards

A Mansfield, MA native and graduate of Mansfield High School and Stonehill College, Michelle Edwards joins the instructor staff at DSA. Michelle was a 3-year varsity starter at pitcher/third base while at Mansfield HS, earning Hockomock League All-Star and team MVP recognition, and competed in the MIAA state softball tournament for three consecutive years. She played at the club softball level throughout high school and was a four-year member of the 18U Junior Olympic team in addition to competing in the PONY nationals for four years. Following high school, Coach Michelle moved on to pitch at Stonehill College for three years before an injury ended her collegiate career. Following her playing days, Michelle served as a club softball head coach for three years before joining the Stonehill College softball coaching staff as pitching coach for four years. Coach Michelle will be a fantastic resource for area players and will be available for individual softball pitching and skills lessons at DSA. ​

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DSA Baseball/Softball Hitting & Skills Instructor

Jackson Coutts

Coach Jackson brings a successful collegiate and professional baseball playing background to his instructor role at DSA. A three-year starter at the University of Rhode Island, Jackson is also an alumni of the Cape Code Baseball League. He is currently an active professional baseball player, following signing with the Washington Nationals in 2020. Throughout his career, so far, Jackson has achieved the following: 

  • Ranked in the NCAA top 20 nationally in four offensive categories during his junior year at URI (Batting Average, SLG %, Hits/Game, Doubles/Game)

  • Signed as a free agent with MLB's Washington Nationals (2020)

  • Member of Northern Colorado Owlz (Pioneer League, IND)

    • Hit .381, 37 extra-base hits, 89 RBI and 76 Runs (2023)​

    • Owlz franchise single-season record, 126 hits (2023)

Coach Jackson will be available to book for baseball & softball hitting and general skills lessons at DSA.

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DSA Softball Hitting, Catching & Skills Instructor

Ashley Cangiano

A North Attleboro grad, Ashley has just completed her junior year with the NCAA Division II Franklin Pierce University softball program, which was ranked #6 in the nation in 2023. During her three years at Franklin Pierce, Ashley has racked up some very impressive credentials:

  • 3-time First Team All-Conference

  • 3-time All-Region

  • 2021 Conference Rookie of the Year

  • 2023 Conference Player of the Year

  • 2023 Second Team All-American  (first in program’s history)

 

Coach Ashley will be a fantastic resource for those players attending DSA’s softball camps and clinics, as well as being available to book for softball hitting, catching and general skills lessons at DSA.

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DSA Baseball Youth Catching & General Skills Instructor

Aiden Hochwarter

Coach Aiden has played in AAU travel baseball for several years, and he is currently a freshman at UMass-Dartmouth, following a successful baseball career at Attleboro High School, as a 2-year starter at catcher for the Bombardiers varsity baseball team. Aiden is committed to play baseball collegiately at UMass-Dartmouth. He will be available for youth catching and general skills lessons at DSA. 

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DSA Softball Hitting & Skills Instructor

Lizzie Burbine

Lizzie Burbine joins the Diamond Sports Academy as a softball hitting and general skills instructor. Originally from Nebraska; Lizzie played 10+ years of competitive softball before transitioning into a coaching role. In Nebraska she coached 12U-18U competitive club softball for 8 years as well as coaching a Division I high school softball team. During her three years in the program Lizzie directly assisted in sending multiple athletes to the Division I collegiate level (Nebraska, Georgia Tech, etc.), as well as graduating a 2019 Gatorade Player of the Year, and winning the 2021 Division I State Championship. Lizzie currently teaches special education for Attleboro Public Schools. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, studying the impact of behavior change in sports. Coach Lizzie brings a wide range of experience for a variety of age groups and will be available for softball hitting and general skills lessons at DSA.

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DSA Baseball Pitching & Hitting Instructor

Nate Tellier

Current Red Sox minor league prospect and Attleboro High School grad (2016), Nate Tellier, has joined the baseball training staff at DSA as a pitching and hitting instructor. Nate recently completed his second professional season in the Boston Red Sox organization, as a pitcher for the Salem Red Sox, following a successful collegiate career at UMass Dartmouth (degree in Biology). Throughout most of his time in the UMass Dartmouth baseball program, Nate played centerfield, prior to being converted to a full-time pitcher upon being signed by the Red Sox in 2020. Coach Nate will be available for individual pitching and hitting lessons at DSA. 

 

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