Alli (Kennewell) Hunt- owner - hitting/fielding instructor
University of Missouri
Alli Kennewell Hunt was a 4-year starting infielder for the University of Missouri. In her time at Mizzou, they made it to three regional appearances, two Big XII tournament Championship games, and finished as a top-20 team in the nation. Alli received All-Big XII academic honors and Defensive Player of the Year. She played and learned under the current coach of Mizzou, Ehren Earleywine. Earleywine has established himself as one of the best coaches in the nation, leading the Tigers to back-to-back-to-back World Series appearances from 2009-2011.
Since graduating in 2007, Alli has earned a Master’s degree in Psychology and has become a full-time instructor and small business owner of iTrain Softball.
Kristin Smith- Catching/Hitting/Pitching Instructor
Vernon College/ Texas Women's University
Kristin Smith played her college softball at Vernon College (NJCAA) and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (NAIA). She was a full time catcher at both schools and earned multiple All-Conference and All-Region awards all four years of her playing career. After completing her playing career, Kristin went right into coaching and spent two years coaching at Vernon College (2005-2007) before making the move to Texas Woman's University (2007-2011). She was in charge of the catchers, pitchers, infielders, hitting and administrative duties at both schools during her collegiate coaching career. Kristin has also been involved in coaching select ball and has been giving private lessons for 8 years.
Kristin now lives in Lewisville with her husband Chris and their two sons, Gentry and Joe. She is available to work with catchers, hitters, and pitchers of all ages and experience levels.
Hailey Winter- Catching/Fielding/Hitting instructor
Louisiana Tech University
Hailey Winter was a starting third baseman and part-time catcher for Louisiana Tech University. LA Tech is an NCAA Division 1 program in the competitive Conference USA. She was voted captain of the bulldogs and was one of only two players to start all 52 games her junior year. Hailey is a right-handed hitter who showed a great balance of both power and discipline at the plate. She had several multi-hit and multi-RBI games and even hit her first two homeruns in back-to-back fashion. She was also a dominant third baseman who possessed an impressive fielding percentage (.967). In 2015, Hailey earned her degree in Sociology from LA Tech.
Originally from Highland Village, Hailey was a four-year letterwinner at Marcus High School. She was named the District 8-5A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, and received first team all-district, second team all-district, and team MVP honors throughout her career. She now is an umpire for all age groups including high school and upper-level select softball tournaments. Hailey was a weekly regular hitter with Alli throughout her high school career, so she is familiar with our program, coaching style, and hitting style. She is available to work on hitting, catching, and fielding.
Hannah Null- Pitching Instructor
Abilene Christian University
Hannah Null was a starting pitcher for Abilene Christian University. ACU is an NCAA Division 1 program in the Southland Conference. Hannah will go down as one of the best pitchers in the history of ACU Softball. She holds the school record for season strikeouts with 192, career innings pitched with 702, career strikeout mark with 601, single-game strikeouts with 18. Hannah has tossed three no-hitters in her career and has been named Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week four times. Null was voted honorable mention, Third Team All-Southland Conference and First Team All-Southland Conference pitcher. She was awarded 2018’s Student Athlete of the Year for excelling on and off the field and encompassing the school’s mission of “Excellence For Christ”. In addition to playing at the collegiate level, Hannah has many years of experience instructing pitching lessons and working camps to players of all ages.
Originally from Highland Village and a player at Marcus High School, Hannah earned her degree in Journalism and Mass Communications at Abilene Christian University in 2018.
Kaylee Strickland- Slapping/Hitting/Outfield Instructor
Texas Tech University
Kaylee is originally from Princeton, Texas and was a three sport athlete at Princeton High school. She was 1st team selection on the softball team during her sophomore, junior and senior year. Kaylee was named district 13-3A MVP senior year as well as an All-state selection. She was a starting left fielder for Texas Tech, which is an NCAA Division 1 program in the BIG XII conference. The BIG XII is also a power five conference and makes a run for a national championship every year. During her first year as a Red Raider, Kaylee was selected as a member of the 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie team, as well as 2018 Academic All-Big 12 second team her senior year. Kaylee strictly slapped during her years at Texas Tech, but mainly hit away before her arrival at Texas Tech. She recorded 10+ hits against Big 12 opponent’s senior year including a hit in every game during the 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship and 30+ hits during her final season. Kaylee said her claim to fame is getting 2 hits off of former OU All-American, Paige Parker. She finished with 140 appearances as a Red Raider in 4 years.
Kaylee now lives in Flower Mound, Texas. She is available to work with slappers, hitters, and outfielders.