Softball

Softball

The Hill School softball program seeks to provide an environment for student-athletes to grow as players and as people  Athletic progress, leadership development, and college recruiting support are all facets of the Hill Softball experience. 

Admission to The Hill School:
Please go to our admission page to see where the admission office will travel throughout the fall, learn about affordabilityschedule an interview, and view our five- year college matriculation list.

Preseason:
Our location allows our players ample opportunity to attend camps, fall recruiting events or showcases with their club programs in the Mid-Atlantic or nationwide (the Philadelphia Int. Airport is 45 minutes from campus). Players have access to equipment including nets, softballs, tees as well as both an indoor and outdoor batting cage. Our field is located on campus and can be used in the off season during the warmer months, and our indoor facility David H. Mercer Field House, can be converted into a full infield for practice during inclement weather. Optional off season practices are held once per week and additional times can be scheduled based upon availability or interest.

Spring Season:
While in season, every minute is carefully planned to maximize the talent, character, and focus of our players. Practices are tailored to both the team as a whole and to each individual to ensure development of routine skills, footwork and game sense. Our schedule games against fellow Mid-Atlantic Prep League schools - Hun School, Mercersburg Academy, Blair Academy, Peddie School, and Lawrenceville School, Hill’s rival since the 1880s in what is the fifth-oldest high school rivalry in the United States – and a challenging non-league schedule. At the end of the season, Hill competes in the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) state tournament, an event that finishes at the end of May before the beginning of most travel ball seasons.

College Recruiting and Placement:
The ever-evolving landscape of the recruitment process requires close guidance.  Those interested in playing at the collegiate level will receive support directly from the coaching staff, led by Coach Shipper, and will be supported by The Hill’s college counselling department. Open and honest dialogue throughout the recruiting process is paramount and we push our student-athletes to find the right fit above all else.

To learn more about Hill Softball, please fill out the Online Inquiry Form below or contact Head Coach Rebecca Shipper '14 at rshipper@thehill.org