Kara Faraone is a former University at Albany Great Danes softball player. She competed in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference from 1997 to 2000. While playing for the Great Danes, Kara had 129 hits, 57 stolen bases and scores 79 runs. Her winning pitching percentage from 1997-1998 was .800. She also participated in the Empire State Games in 1997, 1999 and 2006. Kara in the head softball instructor at Allstars Academy and has been teaching pitching, hitting and fielding lessons for the past 10 years. Currently, she plays in women and men’s leagues around the Capital Region. Recently, she was awarded the 2010 Fall MVP award in the highest men’s division in the Andy’s Sports league.
Leo took our son from a average Babe Ruth player to the next level of power hitting and playing. He made him feel like he could do it.
But the most important thing he has instilled in our son is competitive drive and confidence in playing the game. Along with mechanics comes strong communication on strength training, nutrition, healing soreness and most important what his attitude should be on the field. Great advice like DWAB – don’t waste an at bat. And as my husband has said “he went from a whiffer to wacker with Leo.”