Our Board and Officers

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, PFX Athletics is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board meets every two months to establish the key operational objectives of the Company. The Officers are responsible for implementation of the Board’s directives and oversight of staff.

Alison Strange
Board Member, President

Alison Strange graduated from Stetson University, where she played softball for the Hatters. After graduation, she earned her Masters in Business Administration and Juris Doctor. Ms. Strange moved to Clermont in 2006 where she began her law practice while also touring with the Pro-Fastpitch X-treme Tour (PFX Tour). Ms. Strange took the lead role for PFX Athletics in 2014.

Andrew DeClercq
Board Member, Vice President

Andrew DeClercq resides in Clermont, Florida with his wife and children. He is currently a pastor at Highpoint Church in Orlando, Florida. Before taking on the responsibility of religious leadership, Mr. DeClercq spent over ten years as a professional basketball player in the NBA after graduating from the University of Florida in 1994.

Dr. Dot Richardson, M.D.
Board Member, Founder

Dr. Dot Richardson’s story is detailed in “Our Story” (under the About Us section on the main menu). After serving in the position of Director of the National Training Center in Clermont where she was instrumental in raising the funds necessary to construct Legends Way Ballfields, in 2014, Dr. Richardson was offered the head coaching position at Liberty University, which she accepted. In 2018, Dr. Richardson led the Liberty Flames to the NCAA DI Regionals.

Sarah Rotta
Secretary/Treasurer

Sarah Rotta comes to PFX with over 17 years coaching college softball. Ms. Rotta oversees finances and facility operations at PFX Athletics. Ms. Rotta’s leadership has helped PFX become a leader in training, development, and collegiate recruitment in Central Florida.

Avis Vaught
Board Member

Avis Vaught is a resident of The Villages, Florida and the Coach of the Villages softball and volleyball teams. In 2016, Ms. Vaught led The Village Diamonds, a 60+ softball team, to a USA Masters’ National Championship. She is a collegiate All-American from Florida State University and a Jimmy Carnes Florida Senior Games Athlete of the Year (2010).

Dr. Mayssa Toppino, M.D.
Board Member

Dr. Mayssa Toppino is the medical director at Toppino Eye Care in Clermont, Florida. She is an active member of the medical community and has held many offices in professional societies and on local hospital staffs. Dr. Toppino brings her love for the community and her passion for sports to the PFX Board.

 

Our Staff

Our day-to-day operations are run by experienced staff members who help make our dreams of opening the doors of opportunity to women and girls through sport into reality.

Kristine Dolunt
Programs Coordinator

An NAIA Champion of Character award-recipient and former collegiate coach, Kristine Dolunt has been an extraordinary addition to the PFX staff. Ms. Dolunt oversees large events at the complex and manages the concession stand at Legends Way Ballfields. She also manages the Practice with the Pros event each year where PFX introduces professional and Olympic softball players to youth over the winter holidays, along with other community clinics throughout the year. Her passion for the game is contagious and she loves sharing that with our athletes.

Bob Borak
Events Coordinator

Bob Borak has been serving high school and college softball for over 30 years as a fastpitch softball umpire and tournament director. As an official, he called National Championships at all levels. Bob is leading the charge on the Umpire Academy with the goal to groom new officials in the proper techniques along with keeping current umpires up to date on training.

Ron Negrete
Instructor and Coach

Coach Negrete brings 15+ years of coaching rec, travel, and high school fastpitch softball. Coach Negrete gives hitting lessons at PFX along with assisting in all our camps and clinics sharing his knowledge of the game with our athletes. You might also see him in our Legends Way Cafe as he is one of our Concessions Managers who makes the best nacho grande!