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Melissa Defreese

Melissa Defreese Power Arm Softball Instructor
Melissa serves as one of Power Arm Ramsey's lead softball instructors, providing individual, small group, and team training to softball players of all ages and levels.
High School Experience 
Melissa was a four year Varsity Starter at Miami Palmetto Senior High from 2000-2004. She carries accolades such as All-County Selection, All-State Selection, Team MVP, Gold-Glove, and Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, her team won numerous District, Conference, and State Championships.
College Experience
Melissa was a four year starter/infielder at Florida Atlantic University from 2004-2008, coached by softball legend Joan Joyce. Additionally, the team participated in Atlantic Sun Conference Championships, the Sun Belt Conference Championship, and many NCAA Tournament Appearances.
Coaching/Professional Experience
After an amazing career at Florida Atlantic University, Melissa coached from 2009-2014 in Florida. She was the Head Coach for Miami Stingrays Gold (Travel and Showcase Teams). She was the Miami Palmetto Senior High Head JV Coach as well as the Miami Palmetto Senior High Varsity Hitting and Infield Coach. Melissa also coached at Broward College as the Hitting and Infield Coach.
In 2014, Melissa decided she wanted to play Slowpitch for the Women’s USSSA Traveling Tournament Team and continues to play present day. Additionally, she plays for the CoEd USSSA Traveling Tournament Team (Division C).
Melissa has moved to New Jersey, conveniently two minutes away from our Ramsey, NJ facility. In Florida, Melissa was heavily involved with private hitting and infield lessons whether it was individual lessons, groups, or camps. She has many years of experience and knowledge and is excited to be a part of the Power Arm Softball family.