Our Staff

Dean BorrelliDean Borrelli

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Dean's primary expertise is in the areas of catching, hitting and pitching.
Dean also played 1st base, 3rd base and outfield while in the professional ranks
Graduate of Central Catholic HS , All MVC, MVP, All Eastern Mass All-State, All Scholastic
Winner of Michael Garvey Award for most outstanding student athlete at CCHS (85)
Division 1 recruit for hockey and baseball while at CCHS (MVP for both sports)
Inducted into CCHS Hall of Fame (96)
Graduate of UMASS at Amherst, Captain, All New England
8 years professional baseball player (7 years Oakland Athletics, 1 year Texas Rangers)
Attended 4 Major League spring training camps (3 with Oakland, 1 with Texas)
Former Assistant Coach at UMASS Amherst
President of The Northeast Hurricanes

Al MottramAllen Mottram

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Al’s primary expertise are in the area’s of pitching, hitting, and general fielding
8 year’s coaching experience (Central Catholic, New England Rebels, Northeast Hurricanes
Assistant Coach for 2010 AAU National Champions New England Rebels
Current Head Coach of the Northeast Hurricanes 15U Prospect Team
4 year varsity player at Central Catholic in Lawrence MA
3 time All Merrimack Valley
Helped U-Mass Lowell to two Division II World Series Appearances (2001, 2002)
Still hold 7 hitting records at UML
4 time All-New England
Division II All-American (2002)
Northeast-10 Player of the Year (2003)
Northeast-10 Tournament MVP (2003)
Recipient of the William Allard/Marty McDonough Sportsmanship Award (2003)
Drafted in the 24th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003
5 seasons of professional experience
2 time All-Star at the pro level (Midwest League 2005, Northern League 2006)
Participant in the Midwest League Home Run Derby (2005)
Member of two championship teams at the pro level (South Bend Silverhawks 2005, Fargo- Moorehead Redhawks 2006)

Jill Gagnon

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Jill's primary expertise is in the areas of softball pitching, hitting and softball skills
Former All-State player at Manchester Memorial High School (2004, 2005).
Former Merrimack College standout
1st Team All-Conference Selection 2009 (Northeast-10)
2009 All-Championship Team
Division II All-American (2009)
Led the NE-10 in strikeouts per inning with 150 strikeouts in 142 innings pitched (2009)
Lead the NE-10 with a .403 batting average (2009)
Current Head Coach at St. Anselm's College in Manchester NH
Current Head Coach of Northeast Hurricanes 18U Gold Softball

David WendtDavid Wendt

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David's primary expertise is in the areas of catching, hitting, pitching and general fielding
3 year starter at Methuen High School behind the plate and one year at shortstop
2 time all MVC
4 year starter at Division 2 Dowling College in Oakdale, NY
3 time all East Coast Conference
Helped Dowling to three NCAA regionals appearance in four years
Helped Dowling to first ever Div 2 College World Series appearance in 09'
In the top 10 on the program's all-time records list for hits, RBI's, at-bats, doubles, triples, and stolen bases.
Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009
4 seasons of professional experience
Current Head Coach of the 12U and 15U Northeast Hurricanes Prospect Teams

Billy MottramBilly Mottram

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MVC standout at Haverhill High School.
Four year starter at Dowling College
3 time ECAC all-conference player
2 time all Northeast Region player
Top 5 in seven different Dowling College Baseball offensive records
Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2007 MLB first year player draft
2008 and 2009 Frontier League all-star
2008 and 2009 Frontier League Homerun Derby participate
2011 Can-Am Rawlings Offensive player of the month
Can-Am all-time record holder for triples in a season
5 year Professional player
Current Northeast Hurricanes 14u head coach

Chris Mosher

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Member of American Baseball Coaches Association
Former player at St John’s Prep in Danvers MA
Former player at Springfield College
Former Methuen Legion Baseball Coach
7 years coaching travel baseball (New England Rebels, Northeast Hurricanes)
1st place 16U Nationals 2010 (Head Coach)
2nd place 16U Nationals 2009 (Head Coach)
Current VP of the Northeast Hurricanes as well as VP of all Play Ball facilities

Pat McKennaPat McKenna

Pat's primary expertise are in the area's of fielding and hitting.

  • Four year Varsity Player at Amity Regional High School (Connecticut)
  • Two Year All-State, Two Year All-Conference
  • American Legion Two Time All-Star
  • Four year starting player for Division 1 Bryant University
  • 2 Time All- Northeast 10
  • 2009 Bryant University Athlete of the Year
  • Career leader in games played, walks, triples, homeruns and assists
  • Single season leader in many categories including at bats, hits, runs scored, homeruns, and assists
  • Named the SS of the All-Decade Team
  • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 27th round in 2009
  • 5 years pro experience with Detroit and the San Diego Padres
  • Triple A player for the Padres in 2011
  • Former assistant coach at William & Mary and Heartland Community College

Megan BiddleMegan Biddle

Play Ball is proud to add Megan Biddle to our team of professionals.

  • 4 year Starter at UCONN
  • Top ten in career strikeouts
  • 5th all time in HR
  • 1st team All-American at 23U Nationals
  • Former pro with the NY/NJ Juggernauts

Jeff AllisonJeff Allison

Jeff is a former 1st round draft pick of the Florida Marlins. Jeff played 8 professional seasons, has been coaching travel teams and has been training young athletes for 5 years in pitching, hitting and fielding.

Some of Jeff's accolades:
- 16th overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft
- 2003 Baseball America's HS player of the year
- 2003 MA High School Player of the Year
- Ace of the 2002 USA Junior National Team
- 2x Florida State League All Star 

Jeff will be available for pitching lessons, hitting lessons and fielding lessons. He will also serve as the pitching coordinator for the Northeast Hurricanes Baseball Organization (Play Ball is home to the Hurricanes) and will lead the Hurricanes' Baseball Showcase Program.