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2014 Softball Camps Brochure (PDF)

To register or for questions, please email Shellie Raymond or call (321) 674-7199.

2014 Softball Camps


Camp #1: June 9 - 13
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-Thurs.)
9 a.m. - Noon (Fri. only)
Nancy Bottge Field

Camp #2: June 16 - 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-Thurs.)
9 a.m. - Noon (Fri. only)
Nancy Bottge Field 

Ages: 8 - 18


Cost: $200 (Up to One Week Prior to Camp)
$225 (Week of Camp or Day Of)
Includes lunch and T-shirt


Val Silvestrini

Val Silvestrini
Head Coach

Val Silvestrini enters her fifth season as Florida Tech’s head softball coach. In her inaugural year in 2010, she guided the team to 22 victories, the most in three years, including an impressive win over then No. 15 Nova Southeastern. Under her watchful eye, FIT's hurlers combined for a miniscule 1.40 ERA, sixth-lowest in Division II. Following the season, two Panthers were named All-Sunshine State Conference and one was tabbed All-South Region as a utility player.

Silvestrini gained her coaching experience at three institutions, North Florida, Charleston Southern and Armstrong Atlantic State. Before joining the coaching ranks, she played for the Argentinean National Team from 1998-2007, serving as the team’s captain from 2005 until she retired. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education teaching and coaching along with a master’s in sports medicine.  


Shellie Raymond

Shellie Raymond
Camp Coordinator and Assistant Coach

Shellie Raymond is entering her first season as an assistant softball coach at Florida Tech in 2014.

Previously, she was the head softball coach for New Mexico Highlands University for the 2007 season. Prior to New Mexico Highlands, she served as an assistant softball coach for Cal State Monterey Bay’s first-year program. During her time there, the team finished with a 20-win season.

She was a graduate assistant coach at Western New Mexico University, while completing her Bachelor of Science in biology.



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