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BOBCAT WINTER ELITE CLINICS
Quinnipiac Softball Clinics provide players and teams with a competitive and educational experience. Our goal is to teach the game by building a solid foundation for players at all levels. Campers will be run through Division I drills designed to develop skills, vision and competency. All drills are specifically geared to prepare each camper for competition at the highest level.
Those attending Quinnipiac Softball Clinic will work with our experienced coaching staff. Sessions will be a balance of instruction, skill work and drills. Athletes will learn the latest methods in training & technique.
Open to athletes grades 6-12
Clinic payments are not refundable except in the event of injury or illness with a doctor’s note. Participants will have the option to transfer their full registration fee towards payment for a future clinic.
As per State of Connecticut regulations, we are required to have a medical form on file for all participants in our clinic. You can find the medical form at the top of this page. A physical that shows up to date immunization records and contains a physician's signature, dated within the last three years, can be submitted in lieu of the medical form. Again, this needs to be turned in at registration: If this paperwork in NOT turned in prior to the start of the clinic, the athlete will NOT be allowed to participate and you will not be issued a refund.
Hillary Barrow - Head Coach Quinnipiac University
Hillary Barrow enters her first season as the softball head coach after being hired as the program's eighth head coach in August 2018.
"I'm very excited to welcome Hillary Barrow to the Quinnipiac family," Amodio said. "Hillary really impressed us throughout the interview process and she has certainly earned her first opportunity as a head coach. Her teams thrived while she was at FIU and she will be a great fit for us at Quinnipiac."
Barrow comes to Quinnipiac from Florida International University where she was the assistant softball coach for the past two-plus seasons. She joined the Panthers with one month remaining in the 2016 season before she spent each of the next two seasons with FIU.
"I am very honored and humbled to become the next Head Softball Coach of Quinnipiac University," Barrow said. "I want to thank Greg Amodio and other members of the administration for the opportunity to become a part of such a great institution and athletic program.
"It has been a dream of mine to become a Division I softball head coach at a program I believe I can help get to the next level. The administration and I share the same visions and goals to help create a championship culture. I am confident I will be able to build a great program on and off the field, and start a new era for Quinnipiac Softball."
Florida International won a combined 76 games over the past two seasons, including a program record 46 in 2017, and reached the NCAA Tournament that season. Barrow worked extensively with standout pitcher Shannon Saile throughout her first full season in 2017, who was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year and finished fifth nationally allowing 3.49 hits per seven innings, 21stwith 240 strikeouts to tie the single-season program record and 31stin ERA.
As a pitching staff that season, the Panthers recorded their second-lowest opponent batting average (.203) and sixth-lowest ERA (1.77) in the 20-year program history.
Prior to joining the staff at Florida International, Barrow coached four seasons at her alma mater, the University of Central Florida. She was part of a coaching staff that won back-to-back American Athletic Conference (AAC) Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2014 and 2015 as well as back-to-back regular season championships and the 2015 AAC Tournament Championship.
UCF Pitchers led the nation with a 0.93 ERA in 2015 while AAC Pitcher of the Year and NFCA All-American Shelby Turnier led the nation individually with the 0.87 ERA.
Athletically, Barrow played softball for UCF from 2007-10 where she sits in the top 10 in program history in several major offensive categories including sacrifice flies
(1st), games played (5th), runs scored (8th), doubles (2nd), RBIs (5th) and walks (7th).
She was a two-time C-USA All-Tournament Team selection in 2008 and 2010, participated in two NCAA tournaments and was part of UCF's 2008 C-USA Tournament Championship Team.
Barrow graduated from UCF in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in digital media.
Brooke Scott - Assistant Coach Qunnipiac University
Scott begins her first year as Quinnipiac Softball Assistant Coach in 2018-19.
After redshirting a year at University of Central Florida, Scott went to Texas Tech for the 2013 season and immediately earned playing time, appearing in 41 games with 26 starts as a redshirt freshman. She was elected captain her junior and senior seasons, starting all 105 games at shortstop her final two years.
Scott returned to Lubbock in 2018 after competing overseas as both a player and a coach. Most recently, she played for Atletico San Sebastian in Spain in May of 2018, winning both a national title and the Queens Cup. Her travels also took her to New Zealand, playing for Otahuhu Premier Club in September 2017 and coaching with Auckland Softball Association.
A versatile athlete, Scott hit .239 her last two seasons, compiling 54 hits, nine doubles and five home runs. She knocked in 20 RBI while scoring 47 runs of her own over that time and proved a strong fit for Texas Tech's style of play, drawing 23 walks and stealing 22 bases.
Scott was Academic All-Big 12 from 2014-16 and graduated with her bachelor's degree in 2015. She later earned a master's in Sport and Fitness Administration/Management in 2017 while working as a graduate assistant on the Red Raider staff.
A native of Broken Arrow, Okla., Scott was a four-year letter-winner at Broken Arrow High School, leading the Tigers to the Oklahoma Class 6A State Championship in 2008 and 2009. She was a four-time all-conference selection and earned all-state and all-region honors her senior year.
Horace Smith - Previous D1 Softball Coach - Player Development