The mission of Pinnacle Softball is to embrace and adopt the Mission of Pinnacle Athletic Campus. In addition, we aim to become the premier travel softball organization serving girls and young women in the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions and aim to equip student-athletes to compete at the highest level of softball possible both within our organization and on their high school or college teams. We plan to accomplish this through providing excellent softball skill instruction, developing team cohesion, and most importantly, developing the characteristics of resilience and commitment in an environment that emphasizes a team-first attitude and having as much fun as we possibly can.


Dave Prong

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Coach Dave has been coaching youth softball and baseball in the Rochester region and beyond for over thirty years. He has been instrumental in the skill development and personal development of several softball and baseball players in the Rochester region who have gone on to compete at the Division I college level, as well as many others who have pursued softball and baseball at the Division II, Division III, and Junior College levels. For the past five years, Coach Dave has assisted the Victor High School Softball Program, which has advanced to the Section V Finals in each of the past three seasons and won the Section V Championship two of those years.

 

Stacy (Kuwik) Skalicky

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 Coach Stacy has been providing pitching instruction to players in the Rochester area for the past ten years. She played high school softball for Fairport High School, leading the Raiders to multiple Section V titles and an appearance in the NYS State Tournament her senior season. Stacy pitched for Syracuse University (Big East/ACC, Division I) and graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering. Stacy played travel ball with Coach Dave for three years in high school and took hitting lessons from Coach Chris during that time as well. For the past two years, Coach Stacy has been coaching travel ball alongside Coach Dave in the Rochester region.

 

Michelle Prong

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Coach Michelle recently moved back to the Rochester area after working for two years as an assistant coach at Lehigh University, a Division I institution in Bethlehem, PA. She helped the Lehigh team advance to the NCAA Regional this past season at UCLA. She played softball at Stanford University (PAC-12, Division I) while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree and at Virginia Tech (ACC, Division I) while pursuing her Master’s degree, and took hitting lessons from Coach Chris during high school. Coach Michelle is very familiar with the college search process, having experienced it both as a student-athlete and as a coach. She is passionate about helping student-athletes and families successfully navigate finding a great fit for next level softball.


We envision becoming the premier travel softball organization in the area. We envision our organization growing to include teams at several age levels and developing relationships with athletes and their families such that most of them find a home at Pinnacle for several years. We envision eventually competing at regional and national level tournaments for all teams in the organization. And finally, we envision preparing our athletes to compete at the highest level of softball that they desire for themselves.