Head Coach for American Heritage Varsity Softball and Director of Athletics-Mercado Florida. Sam was born and raised in Petaluma, CA. She graduated from Petaluma High School in 2005 with 2 NCS Titles and she held two All Empire and All League titles including the 2005 All Empire Athlete of the Year award for Northern California. Sam then went on to play for the University of Arizona to become a 2-time National Champion and a Pac 10 Champion for the U of A. She had the privilege of playing under two-time Gold Medal winnng coach, Mike Candrea, and was a member of the All Pac 10 Team her seniorit year. Sam finished her career playng for the Akron Racers of the NPF alongside Olympians like Crystal Bustos, Jennie Finch and Jenny Topping.
Head Coach for Athletics-Mercado NorCal for 7 years and now Head Coach for Athletics-Mercado 14U. Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2001 in the 27th round out of high school. Tommy was a 5 time All Star with over 160 Minor League career home runs. In 2005, he was the Carolina League MVP, with a Batting average of .264 with 29 Home runs and 100 RBI's Tommy became a Petaluma resident five years ago and since moving here, he has been an active influence on the baseball and softball competitive community. Tommy was once asked what it's like to grow up playing baseball in Florida and his answer was this, " We play baseball to become professional baseball players-to make it to The League. You've got former first round prospects giving hitting lessons on every corner. Petaluma is such a small town compared to South Florida. I was definitely surprised at how many really good baseball players continue to come out of this small community.