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Meet our team
 
 

Ms.
Jen
Schreyer

Academy Coordinator/Teacher

Phone: 604-217-2168
Email: jennifer.schreyer [at] abbyschools.ca

Ms. Schreyer is the teacher/director of the Softball Academy as well as a Social Studies, Spanish and Physical Health Education Teacher at Yale.  She grew up playing ball in Manitoba and received a scholarship in 2003 to attend and pitch for Simon Fraser University where she played for four years winning 4 regional championships and the NAIA national championship in 2005.  Jen was named to the region 1 all-star team in 2007 and pitched a perfect game in her senior season. After university Jen spent two summers playing professionally in Europe for the Vienna Wanderers in Austria and in Valencia, Spain for Antorcha. She was named most valuable pitcher of the Spanish League for the 2008 season. Jen brings a wealth of pitching experience and has been working with pitchers in Manitoba, BC and internationally since 2005.  She is a NCCP Certified CANPitch pitching instructor. Jen brings experience, knowledge as well as tremendous passion to this program. She considers herself fortunate to work with student athletes and help them pursue sport at the next level if that's what they dream of.  Ms. Schreyer loves to see students experience high school from a student athlete perspective and thinks that the academy can build character and life skills in a unique way.  Ultimately her goal is to run this program with its motto at the core of the academy  "Training Life Champions."

Jen has worked with the academy since 2009.

 
 

Dave
Paetkau

Head Instructor of the Yale Softball Academy

Phone: 604 897 8579
Email: dkcoachdave [at] yahoo.com

The Yale Softball Academy is very fortunate to have Dave work with our students as he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program. He is the owner of Abbotsford's own Power Zone Academy since 2003.  From 2010- 2019 'Coach Dave' was the hitting and outfield coach for the Canadian Women's national team and from 2008-2009 Dave was head coach of Denmark's Men's National Team. 

Dave is a member of Softball Canada's Long Term Player Development committee since 2008 and a Learning Facilitator for the Comp Dev Coaching Program since 2013.

Dave is also an accomplished Softball player.  Some of his ball career highlights include:  

  • ISF World Champion in 1992, Silver Medal in 1996 
  • Pan Am Games Gold Medalist 1991 & 1995
  • 8 year member of Canadian Men's National Fastpitch Team
  • Canadian National Championship: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze
  • 2 Time ISC All-World Team, 2 Time All Canadian Team
  • ISC Top Hitter and Canadian National Top Hitter Award
  • Inducted
    • Softball BC Hall Of Fame
    • Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame
 
 

Taylor
Lundrigan

Coach Taylor has been instructing at Yale since 2019 and brings about a vast resume of accomplishments and a positive attitude to the field each day. She graduated from Yale in 2014 and was athlete of the year in grade 9, 10, 11, and Yale Scholar Athlete of the Year in Grade 12. She played volleyball and basketball and is also a Yale Softball Alumni. In her grade 12 year her Renegades team won the Canadian National Championships, she won a silver medal at the BC Summer Games, won a gold medal at the Western Summer Games and a Gold Medal at the Canadian Summer Games. She played for the Canadian Junior National team and came 4th at worlds in 2015.  Coach Taylor received a scholarship to Simon Fraser University and was named to conference teams all 4 years in NCAA Dll.  She is tied for first for all-time career hits in SFU Softball history.  Taylor graduated with a major in linguistics and a minor in psychology.  She hopes to one day study for a Masters in speech language pathology. 

 
 

Jim
Neville

Coach Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years of coaching girls softball.  As head coach his teams have won 2 Canadian National Championships as well as a third-place finish. He has helped guide his team’s to numerus Provincial medals and has been head coach for Zone 3 BC summer games team.  Jim’s softball coaching has led him to travel and train in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, he is currently the Head Coach for the Fraser Valley Fusion 04. 

 
 

Tori
Peterson

Coach Tori attended Eastern Kentucky University from 2017-2021 as a NCAA Division 1 Pitcher.  She finished her senior season with a 1.78 ERA and was named to the First team All OVC.  The 2021 team won the OVC conference championship and continued on to the NCAA Regionals.  Tori graduated from EKU with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise & Sports Science with a concentration in Physiotherapy.  She began her softball career playing for the Ridge Meadows Pride and later the White Rock Renegades where she won two Canadian National Championships.  We are very excited to have Tori here to work with our pitchers this year.

 
 

Deanna
Willard

Deanna Willard is thrilled to be in her first year with the Yale Softball Academy and brings us a great passion and love for teaching and coaching the game and helping players get better.  She has been playing ball since she was 5 years old. She started with hardball and then switched to softball in grade 8.  She attended Lakeland College in Wisconsin on a basketball scholarship in 2005 and walked on to the softball team there.  She transferred back to Everett Community College in Washington for softball only to play in the NWACC and was the starting catcher and captain of her team.  Today she plays Senior A ladies fastball for the Delta Sunfire and has coached U14 and U16 A softball over the years.  She is currently head coach of the U13A Titans.  She is excited to help our catchers with confidence behind the plate and knowledge of the game at the next level. 


 

 
 

Antonio
Domingo

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Email: coachadomingo [at] gmail.com

Coach Domingo is joining our coaching staff this year as our strength & conditioning coach for the Yale Softball Academy.  He is a Coach/Mentor to many athletes in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland communities.  He is the Sports Performance Coach and Co-Founder of "ADI" Athlete Development Institute. Coach Domingo is also the Director of Dryland for the Yale Hockey Academy and has been with the program since 2016.  Domingo has also devoted his time with the Football Community and currently with North Langley Football Association.  With over 20 years of coaching experience he has trained or is currently training athletes of all different levels from Novice to Professional.  Domingo is certified in many areas (listed below) and brings a truly multi-sport and multi-dimensional aspect to athlete training.  Coach DOMINGO truly believes in... "Training Life Champions."

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
CFES Certified Personal Trainier
BCPTI Personal Trainer Graduate
BCRPA Group Fitness Certified
Certified Indoor Spin Instructor
Strength And Conditioning Specialist
TRX Certified
Agatsu Kettlebell Certified
Certified Fascial Mobility And Recover Techniques
Trigger Point Certified