Concord Raiders: About the Coaches

The Raiders' Coaches
Lisa McGloin is the Head Coach at Concord-Carlisle HS. In her ten years at Concord-Carlisle, her team has 206 wins and 28 losses, is 166-6 in the Dual County League, has won nine Dual County Championships, won the North Sectional Champions of Massachusetts on five occasions and appeared in five state semi-final games. Lisa was selected Boston Globe Coach of the Year in Division II in 2003 and the Lowell Sun Coach of the Year in 2009.

Coach McGloin began her coaching career in 1989 as an assistant coach under the tutelage of Ed Henry at Bishop Fenwick High School. During her stint as an assistant coach from 1989 - 1997, Bishop Fenwick won 7 state championships.

Lisa McGloin founded the Raiders in 1990. The first two Raiders teams she coached won the ASA states and regionals, qualifying for the ASA Nationals. She took time off from 1992-1995 to attend Northeastern University Law School and restarted the program in 1996. The Raiders' have two top twenty finishes at PONY Nationals (2002,2003) and a 9th place finish in 2004. Under her leadership, the program has grown from one 18U team to six teams ages 11- 18 in the past five years with her 18U Gold team finishing second in the Region 1 ASA National Qualifier the last two years.

In her playing career, Lisa was the starting catcher for Bishop Fenwick High School, and went on to play at the University of North Carolina where she was the four year starting catcher, setting the school record for fielding percentage. After graduating from college, Coach McGloin played on various women’s travel ball teams, winning an ASA National Title and ASA World National Title in 1993. She is a three time ASA All-American as a catcher.

When she is not busy on the softball field, Lisa is practicing law at her firm McGloin & Associates in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Assistant Coach 18U - Paul Antonangeli

Coach “Paul” as he is fondly referred to since no one can pronounce his last name, had been following the Raiders since 1997, and officially joined the coaching staff in 2001, working mainly with the outfielders and vocally coaching first base.

Paul first began coaching at Concord-Carlisle High School in 1993 as a JV assistant coach, and in 1998 became the Assistant Coach of the Patriots Varsity team. Since he became the high school assistant coach, Concord-Carlisle has won four North Sectional Titles and has made it to the State semi-finals three times. The Patriots have 160 wins and 26 losses with 7 Dual County League Titles with Paul serving as the assistant coach.

Paul is an electrician at Concord-Carlisle High School and married Debbie (Shackleton) Antonangeli in the fall of 2002. He graduated from Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School in 1986. Paul played 18 years of slow pitch softball and was an ace pitcher for the Concord Town League; his team won back-to-back league titles in his last two years of playing.

Former Assistant Coaches - 18U

Over the past fourteen years, the Raiders were extremely fortunate to have had fantastic assistant coaches. The first two were Heather O’Keefe and Myles Page. Heather O’Keefe played softball at Stonehill College and played ASA Softball as well, winning National and World Titles with the PA Club from Lawrence, MA. Myles Page coached in 1990, and then in 1991 started the Dracut Bobcat Program, a team that won many State and Regional Titles, plus the ASA Nationals.

When the Raiders started back up in 1996, Patty Higgins acted as assistant coach the first year. Coach Higgins, one of the premier female high school coaches in Massachusetts, played college softball, and continues to coach the Billerica High School Indians, consistently one of the top teams in Division I.

In 1997 and 1998, Bob Fleming helped coach the Raiders; he played baseball in both high school and college. Approximately eight years ago he began a softball program at Hanscom Air Force Base, and since then has coached many winter league programs.

In 1998, Coaches McGloin and Fleming were joined by Lauren Delaney, a former Raider 96-97. Lauren played softball at Concord-Carlisle High School, and Division I softball at UNC-Greensboro. Deciding she wanted to be a business major, Lauren transferred to Bentley College her junior year, where she completed her college playing career as the starting third baseman for the Bentley Falcons.

Elaine Schwager’s first year of coaching with the Raiders was in 2002, returning in 2003 as 18U Assistant Coach. Elaine added great depth to the coaching staff, primarily working with the pitchers and catchers as well as with the hitting. A native of Salem, New Hampshire, Schwager is in her fourth year as the Head Softball Coach, Assistant Volleyball Coach, and Associate Director of Athletics at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Prior to coaching at Suffolk University, Schwager was the Head Softball Coach at Regis College in Weston, MA where she remained for two seasons. In both seasons at Regis, Schwager's team qualified for their Conference Tournament.

Before coaching at Regis, Schwager served as the Graduate Assistant Coach at her alma mater, Boston University, earning her Master of Education Degree in 1998 while serving as an Assistant Coach. In her first collegiate coaching stint, Schwager served as the Assistant Coach at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, for two seasons (1996 and 1997). In the summers of 1998 and 1999, Schwager traveled to Europe to coach the Croatian National Softball Team that placed 6th in the European Championships during those years.

In her undergraduate career at Boston University, Schwager was the starting catcher for 4 seasons and the captain of the Terriers in her junior and senior seasons. During Schwager's time at Boston University, the Terriers captured two conference championships, an ECAC Championship, two conference regular season titles, and four ECAC tournament bids. Schwager was selected as a Conference First Team and Second Team All-Star during her career as well as a NEISCA All-Star her senior year. Schwager received the Defensive Most Valuable Player Award each of her four seasons at BU, and graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1996.

At Salem High School in Salem, NH, Schwager was part of a program that lost just five games in her entire career. This softball program, which is now considered a "dynasty" (the Blue Devils hold the third longest winning streak in the history of softball with 126 straight wins), won two Class L State Champioships, and three regular season titles wherein the Blue Devils were undefeated . In her senior year, the team completed a first-ever undefeated year, which included a state title. Schwager was a Boston Globe and Lawrence Eagle Tribune All-Star in both field hockey and softball while at Salem High, as well as a two-sport All-State selected athlete. In October, 2001, Schwager was inducted into the Salem High School Hall of Fame.

Former Coaches - 16U

Jen Solomon

Coach Jen joined the 2003 16U coaching staff after a lengthy softball career of her own which started when she was 13, playing A.S.A. for the Wilmington Wildcats. When she was 14 she began playing for the Raiders, finishing her summer softball career at the age of 19. Throughout her career with the Raiders, Jen was the starting second baseman and leadoff batter, batting in the leadoff position all six years with the Raiders.
In 1999, Jen graduated from Methuen High School where she played both softball and field hockey. Jen was the starting shortstop for Methuen High and batted in the leadoff position there as well. She was named to the league all-star team her sophomore year and then was named to the all-conference team her junior and senior years. Jen, based on her leadership abilities and love for the game of softball, was elected as a co-captain her senior year.

After high school Jen attended Nichols College, where she played both field hockey and softball. Jen was the starting shortstop throughout her four-year college career, and was named co-captain her junior and senior years. She was also named to the first team all-conference for the Commonwealth Coast Conference her junior year. After graduating from Nichols in May of 2003, she co-coached the newly-formed 2003 16U Raiders team with Rachel Tombeno. Central Catholic High School's 2004 team saw Jen join their coaching staff; she then continued her Raiders association by co-coaching the 2004 16U team. She is also actively looking to coach college softball.

Rachel Tombeno has always been passionate about two things -- helping people and softball. Rachel started playing softball in 4th grade and played on her first travel team at age 11. She has played in National tournaments with Babe Ruth, NSA and ASA organizations. Rachel was a member of the CCHS Varsity softball team from 1997 to 2000, where the team had a record of W76-L13 throughout her four years. She was named to the DCL All Star team in 97-99 and in 1999 was named a Lowell Sun All Star. In 1998 she was awarded the Unsung Hero Award by her teammates. Rachel through her determination and team spirit was elected co-captain her senior year, where the team was 24-1 only losing in the E-Mass finals.

Rachel was a National Honor Society member her Junior and Senior year at CCHS and a member of the Environmental Club.

She graduated from Syracuse University in 2003, co-coached the 2003 and 2004 16U Raiders with Jen Solomon, and is presently pursuing her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was on the Syracuse Dean's List in 2001 and 2002 and a member of Phi Sigma Sigma for two years. She also volunteered at the University Hospital at Syracuse University during her spare time.

Rachel is a life-time member of the Girl Scouts, where she served the community for twelve years, receiving the two highest awards in Girl Scouting -- Silver and Gold Awards. The Gold Award symbolizes high achievement, leadership, planning, goal setting and relating to the community.