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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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
An NAIA Champion of Character award-recipient and former collegiate coach, Kristine Dolunt has been an extraordinary addition to the PFX staff. Ms. Dolunt manages the concession stand at Legends Way Ballfields and oversees large events at the complex. 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.
Donna Howell comes to PFX with over 25 years of fastpitch umpiring experience. Ms. Howell loves being around the softball fields, and will use her skills to assist in all the events hosted here at Legends Way. Ms. Howell will also be the contact person for all umpires who visit Legends Way or the events hosted by PFX!
Instructor and Coach
A Berea College graduate, Cheyanna Johnson began coaching our 12U Team PFX travel teams in 2017. Coach Johnson has been a writer and advocate for women’s sports throughout her career and is a positive influence on young girls.
Instructor and Coach
After she graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Daneille DeFeo joined our team as a player. Today, Coach DeFeo works with slappers on Team PFX and through our instructional programs.