As a softball player at the college and professional levels, Ashley brings a wealth of teaching talent to the Performance Center. She was a two time all state selection while at Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, IN. She then went on to play at Purdue University where she was voted NFCA All-Midwest Region first team and Academic All Big Ten as a senior. She set the school record for stolen bases in a game and home runs in a game. She ended her career at 4th in sacrifice flies, fifth in batting average, and RBIs. Ashley was drafted by the Dallas Charge of the National Pro Fastpitch League where she played for 2 seasons. After her professional softball career, she went on to be a volunteer softball assistant coach at Purdue University. She received a degree in Applied Exercise and Health with a Sports Performance Concentration, with a Minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University.
Serving as the starting pitcher at Saint Joseph high school for three years, and a two-year captain, Anna Irons lead the Indians to Semi-State four seasons in a row. Anna holds two school records in the most wins and most strikeouts, and was a two-time, first team all-NIC selection and two-time, all-state honorable mention. While in high school, she served as a student coach for Holy Family grade school, and at Chet Waggoner Little League working primarily with pitchers. Currently, Anna attends Saint Mary’s College and serves as the head JV softball coach at St. Joseph high school in South Bend.
Pitching & Hitting Instructor
A graduate of Marian High School and Bethel College in Mishawaka, Walter Lehmann is an exceptional trainer, specializing in catching, pitching, and infielding. Currently, the assistant baseball coach at Marian High School, Lehmann is also an assistant coach for the South Bend Junior Silver Hawks. Every summer, he serves as a camp instructor for multiple University of Notre Dame and Bethel College summer camps.
Hitting & Infield
Trace Myers comes to the 1st Source Bank Performance Center from the University of Notre Dame where he worked in athletic program operations since 2014. Trace was a 4 year collegiate baseball player at Ancilla College and Holy Cross College respectively. At both institutions he played middle infield and ended his career with a 1.000 fielding percentage as a senior in 2012. Myers was also a .394 hitter as senior at North Newton Jr./Sr. High School in Morocco, IN where he also compiled all-area honors as well as first team all-conference honors in 2008. Trace also serves as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for the Indiana University-South Bend Titan’s baseball program.
Hitting & Infield Instructor
Vimael Machin was the Chicago Cubs 10th Round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. During his two and a half years of professional baseball experience, Machin has played in over 200 games as an infielder and outfielder. Vimael played college baseball at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was the programs highest draft pick since 2008. As a senior, Machin led the team with a .339 batting average and 53 RBIs. Vimael finished his VCU baseball career ranking fifth in school history in at-bats and games played as well as ranking seventh in RBIs and hits. He was a three time all-conference shortstop and was also named the Dallas Baptist NCAA Tournament Regional most outstanding player.
Joey Lange graduated from Clay High School in South Bend and currently plays for Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. He has received many recognitions over the course of his baseball career including NIC’s Most Valuable Player. Joey has led many instructional camps for young players and he’s an experienced youth baseball coach. His training process begins with fundamentals and extends all the way through to the mechanical building blocks that create a dynamic athlete.
To speak with a trainer or for more information on custom training packages for individual or group lessons, call 574-404-3636.