Softball Staff

Meet your Hayner Academy/ Sports Barn Softball Staff

  • Amanda Fifield

    Specializes in pitching and hitting

    • Amanda is employed by the Ballston Spa Central School District.  She is currently teaching AIS Math K-5 at Gordon Creek Elementary School.
    • She has served as Ballston Spa’s Varsity Softball Coach since 2013.
    • In 2016, Amanda led Ballston Spa to the Section II Class AA Championship, Regional Championship, and State Semi-Finals.  For her efforts Amanda was named Times Union Coach of the Year.
    • In 2017, she was named Suburban Council Coach of the Year.
    • In 2016, Amanda was named Albany Diocese Teacher of the Year as an Elementary teacher at St. Mary's Waterford.
    • Amanda served as Head Softball Coach at Clinton County Community College in Plattsburgh '05 - '09.  Amanda served as an Assistant Coach there in '04.
    • Was MVP in both her years as a pitcher for Clinton Community College.
    • She will be receiving her NASM Certification as a Personal Trainer in Mar ‘18.
    • Amanda joined the Hayner Academy staff in 2010.
  • Mandy Ferro

    Specializes in Pitching and Hitting

    • Mandy is currently the Assistant Softball Coach at RPI.  In 2016 and 2017, Mandy helped lead RPI to two of their best seasons finishing with 28 and 27 wins respectively.        
    • Is a 2013 graduate of Siena College.      
    • Was a 4 - year starting pitcher for the Siena Softball Team.       
    • After her senior season in ’13, Mandy was named to the All MAAC Softball 2nd team.       
    • Was a 3 - year varsity softball player for Shenendehowa Central School.        
    • In 2008, Mandy was named Suburban Council MVP.      
    • In 2008, she was also selected to the First Team New York State All - State Team.
    • Mandy joined the Hayner Academy staff in September 2015
  • Jessie Hayner

    Specializes in Hitting, pitching, and Fielding

    • Jessie is currently a full – time member of the faculty at Loudonville Christian School.  Jessie teaches health and physical education.  She also serves LCS as their Varsity Softball and Varsity Volleyball Coach.
    • Jessie graduated from Houghton College in 2016 with a degree in Health and Physical Education.
    • At Houghton, Jessie played 4 years of Varsity Softball and Volleyball and was co-captain of both programs her senior year.
    • Jessie was Assistant Coach for Saratoga County Hurricanes Travel Softball Program 2015-2016
    • Jessie is a 2012 graduate of Shenendehowa H.S. where she also played both varsity softball and volleyball.
  • Lexi Williams

    Specializes in hitting

    • Lexi was a 4 – year starter as an outfielder for the SUNY Geneseo Softball Team.
    • Was named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference Commissioners Academic List in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
    • Lexi was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American Scholar Athlete team in 2010-11.
    • She was named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference All-Tournament team in May 2012.
    • Lexi is a 2009 graduate of Shenendehowa HS. While at Shen Lexi was a two- year starter on the varsity softball team. Lexi also played varsity field hockey.
    • Is currently employed as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Albany City School District Grades K-5.
    • Lexi graduated from SUNY Geneseo in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing for the Handicapped. In 2015, Lexi received her Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Norm Hayner

    Specializes in Hitting and Catching

    • Norm currently coaches the Barnstormers 15u Travel Baseball Team.
    • Varsity Baseball Coach at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake H.S. 1995 - 2000.  Led Spartans to 1998 Section II Class A title, Region IV title and runner up finish at NY State final four
    • Former Pitching Coach at UMass/Amherst, Siena College, Skidmore College and Schenectady C.C.
    • Division I catcher and graduate of Siena College ('85).
    • Earned M.S. in Sport Management at UMass/Amherst ('92)
    • Former Player/Manager of Apex Printing in Albany Twilight League, achieving 3 consecutive league championships, 3 NYS AABC Stan Musial Division Titles, 1 AABC North Atlantic Regional Championship and 2 runner ups and a 3rd place finish at the 1989 Stan Musial World Series in Battle Creek, Michigan.
    • Member of the Shenendehowa Athletic Hall of Fame and Albany Twilight League Hall of Fame