Jason Berken, owner of Impact Sports Academy, is a retired MLB pitcher with 11 years of professional playing experience.
Jason grew up in De Pere, WI and was a standout three sport high school athlete in baseball, basketball, and football. Throughout his high school career he was a four time varsity letterman in baseball and three time letterman in football and basketball. He accumulated several honors and awards – most notably he was twice voted an All-Conference, All-District, and All-Area player. In addition, as a senior, he was the Press Gazette Player of the Year and Gatorade State Player of the Year.
In the spring of his senior year of high school, Jason accepted a baseball scholarship to Clemson University. At that time, Clemson was rated the #1 collegiate team in Division 1 baseball. In his four years at Clemson, Jason compiled an 18-6 record with a 3.03 ERA. He was voted Team Captain twice and was an All-ACC Performer his junior year.
In 2006, Jason was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 6th round (175th overal l) of the MLB draft. After just over two years in the Orioles minor league system, Jason made his MLB debut on May 26, 2009 against the Toronto Blue Jays. He earned his first Major League victory that night as he pitched five innings, giving up two runs. In his rookie season, he compiled 119 innings over 24 starts – the 5th most starts by a rookie in the Orioles franchise history. Over the next four seasons, Jason accumulated a 10-20 record, with a 5.36 ERA in 110 appearances with the Orioles and Cubs.
Jason has been a member of the Orioles, Cubs, White Sox, Giants, Phillies, and Blue Jays organizations.
Baseball – Pitching
Erik Cordier is a retired MLB pitcher with 14 years of professional playing experience.
Erik grew up in Door County, WI, and was a graduate of Southern Door High School. As a three-sport athlete, he received multiple All-Conference awards for football, basketball, and baseball, including 3rd Team All-American Pitcher, Gatorade State Player of the Year, and Louisville Slugger State Player of the Year. As a senior, Erik committed to NC State on a full baseball scholarship but decided to forgo college after being drafted in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft, 63rd pick overall, by the Kansas City Royals.
In 2014, Erik made his MLB debut with the San Francisco Giants, where in just one inning, he threw 16 pitches of at least 100 miles per hour. That same year, Erik would travel with the Giants as an alternate during the playoff run, including a trip to the World Series. Erik received a World Series Championship ring after the Giants won the series, beating the Kansas City Royals.
Erik has been a member of the Royals, Braves, Pirates, Giants, Marlins, and Red Sox organizations, and spent a season playing internationally with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan. He has close to one year of MLB service time between the Giants and Marlins organizations.
Softball – Hitting, Slapping and Defense (infield and outfield)
Jenna Woepse was previously the Varsity Head Coach at Bay Port High School, amassing a 70-23 record over 4 years where she was named Coach of the Year twice in the FRCC (2015 & 2017). In years prior to being named Bay Port’s head coach, she held positions as Assistant Coach on the Varsity squad and was the JV coach at both Bay Port and Green Bay Preble.
In 2015, Jenna led the Pirates to their first trip and win in school history at the State Tournament. The Pirates also had two conference championships under Jenna.
Jenna’s playing career consists of playing shortstop for a top premier team in Auckland, New Zealand in 2009 where she amassed a batting average of .400 and a league-leading 21 stolen bases. Jenna completed a 4-year college career at the Division I, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She received First Team All-Conference honors her sophomore year, was named Team Captain her senior year and was on the academic honor roll. Jenna currently resides in Green Bay, but her hometown is Manitowoc, WI where she was a three sport, All-Conference athlete and four year varsity softball member.
Jeremy Horst is a former MLB pitcher with 10 years of professional playing experience.
Jeremy grew up in Burlington, North Dakota where he attended Des-Lacs Burlington High School. In 2002 and 2003, Jeremy won all-conference honors and was named “Mr. Baseball” for the state in 2003. He spent his first 2 college seasons at Iowa Western Community College and made an appearance at the JUCO World Series in 2005, where his team took 3rd. His last 2 college years were at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA.
After being selected 3 different years in the amateur draft ( 2003 40th round, 2004 34th round, 2007 21st round) Jeremy signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds following the 2007 draft. Jeremy made his Major League debut on May 28th, 2011 against the Braves in Atlanta, where he pitched 2 2/3 innings and was 1-1 at the plate with an RBI. Throughout his 3 seasons in the major leagues, Jeremy owns a 3.34 ERA in 72.2 innings pitched and a 1.000 Batting average.
In total, Jeremy spent time in the Reds, Phillies, Brewers, and Dodger organizations. He also played two season in the Dominican winter league for the Giantes and Estrellas.
Ryan grew up in Woodbury, MN and graduated in 2012. After graduation went on to play baseball at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) for two years. After graduating DMACC with my Liberal Arts Degree, Ryan transferred to Valparaiso University to study Sports Management and play baseball. After graduating from Valpo in 2016, he then went to graduate school at Valparaiso for with a Masters Degree in Sports Administration. While in Grad school Ryan also acted as the Graduate Assistant for the Valparaiso Baseball team working primarily with pitchers.
During my first year of graduate school Ryan signed a professional baseball contract with the Gary Southshore Railcats of the American Association, an Independent Professional League. The following year Ryan then signed with the Sioux Falls canaries in the same league. Ryan was then signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 10, 2019 where he spent the 2019 season at 3 different levels spending most of my time with the Visalia Rawhide the Advanced-A Affiliate of the D-Backs. During the 2019 off-season Ryan was the Head Pitching Instructor for the Indiana Chargers working with 11-18u teams.
Coach Tanner was born and raised in Wrightstown, WI and now currently lives in West De Pere. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science).
After a successful playing career, Tanner has been training athletes at D1 Sports Training, Bellin Performance Training, West De Pere High School and now ISA. He spent 3 seasons coaching the 15u Wrightstown Babe Ruth Baseball Program, 3 years working year round with the West De Pere High School Baseball and Softball teams, and is now entering his 2nd summer coaching for ISA.
Tanner currently holds 4 nationally recognized certifications. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Certified USA Weightlifting Coach (USAW1), and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS).
Hunter grew up in Marquette MI and graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 2014. He was a two sport athlete throughout high school playing baseball and hockey. Although he didn’t play baseball for his high school, he played American Legion for the Marquette Blues where he won a State Title his final season. After high school he attended Saint Norbert College in De pere Wisconsin where he played baseball.
He was a three year starter and a career .334 hitter. In his four years at Saint Norbert, he was a two time All Conference player for the Midwest Conference. He was voted Team Captain his senior season.
His senior year, he was the Player of the Year for the Midwest Conference as well as nominated to the All-Region team for the Central Region. He was a middle infielder, playing second his Sophomore year and shortstop his Junior and Senior Year. Hunter graduated from Saint Norbert in May of 2018.
Kaylen Krueger is originally from Green Bay, where she played softball at Preble High school. During her four years in high school, she accumulated a total of 50 home runs while holding a career batting average of .561. Additionally, she was a four-time All-Conference team member as well as two-time All-Area, All-Region, and All-American. In her senior year, she was placed on the Preble High School Wall of Champions, named FRCC Co-Player of the year, and received First Team All-State honors.
After graduation, Kaylen went on to play softball for the University of Minnesota Gophers while pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. In her first season, Kaylen batted a .304 helping the Gophers break a program record by winning 54 games, 52 consecutively. She was also a part of the 2017 and 2018 Big 10 Champion teams as well as the 2019 Gopher team who for the first time in history, competed in the Women’s College World Series. Kaylen’s collegiate career was cut short due to COVID-19 public health concerts yet, during her four years she accumulated many honors including All-American Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award, and Academic All-Big Ten.
Payton is from Green Bay and 4-year Varsity starter and All-Conference player at Green Bay Preble. She played 3 years for Junior Phoenix Fastpitch under Mike Roberts (Associate Head Coach @ Louisiana Rajun Cajuns). In High School she was a 1st Team FRCC All-Conference Catcher and Utility player for 2013 & 2014 Seasons. She also played in the 2014 Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Division 1 All Star Game and was a part of the Academic All-State Team.
After high school, Payton played softball for 2 years at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. She graduated with a Marketing & Graphic Design Bachelor’s Degree in 2018. She also is the Assistant Varsity softball coach for Green Bay Preble High School. Her hobbies outside of softball include spending time with her dog, Walter!
Casey Kopitzke is a De Pere High School alum and former multi-sport athlete. He went on to play baseball at Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he helped the Titans to a 102-19 record, three WIAC championships and one NCAA Division III World Series appearance from 1997-1999. He became a two-time All American in his college playing days at UW-Oshkosh and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 27th round of the 1999 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
At UW-Oshkosh, Kopitzke counts helping UWO to a school record tying 41 wins in 1998 and catching a 1999 staff that produced a conference-record 13 shutouts and a 1.38 earned run average as his biggest accomplishments. He finished his UWO career with a .350 BA with 23 home runs, 35 doubles and 126 RBIs in 121 games. For his efforts in the classroom, Casey was also named to the 1999 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team.
After his collegiate career, Kopitzke played eight seasons in the Chicago Cubs minor league system, reaching the Triple-A level. In 2003, Kopitzke was named the most valuable player of the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, the Cubs’ AA affiliate, and was chosen to play in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. In 2006, Kopitzke was name the Triple-A Iowa Cubs’ Man of the Year for his contributions to the community.
Following his playing career, Kopitzke served as the Cubs minor league catching coordinator from 2007-08. He was also added to the Cubs staff as an assistant coach in September 2008. He managed Boise (Northwest League) in 2009 and moved up to running Peoria (Midwest League) from 2010-12. Kopitzke was also selected to manage the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League following the 2010 season.
After the 2012 season, Kopitzke left the Cubs organization to enroll in law school at Marquette University graduating in December 2015. Before returning home to De Pere in 2020, Kopitzke and his family lived in St. Paul, Minnesota where he was an instructor at Nevers Larkin Baseball from 2016-2020 and an assistant coach at Hamline University from 2019-20.
Jen Roskom joins ISA with nearly 15 years of experience coaching softball. Having had a love for playing softball since she was 5 years old, she developed a keen sense of the strategy and nuances of the game. Jen graduated from Bay Port High School (Green Bay), then applied her softball knowledge and leadership skills coaching youth softball in the summers during college. After graduating from college, she started her career coaching at the high school level, accepting a position as the Freshman softball coach at Bay Port High School (2005).
Jen spent a season coaching at the Varsity level (De Pere High School 2009) which reaffirmed her drive and aptitude for developing young players and helping them achieve a higher level of performance. She accepted Junior Varsity level positions (De Pere 2010 and Bay Port 2006-08, 2014-2017) where developing fundamentals, focusing on gaining that competitive edge, and developing the right winning mindset are keys to furthering a successful softball career.
Bailey Smaney is originally from Howard, WI and played both softball and volleyball for Bay Port High School. During her senior year, Bay Port Softball made its first ever state tournament appearance and made it to the semifinals. She was named 1st Team All-Conference (2015) and FRCC Pitcher of the Year. Bailey was also selected to play in the 2015 Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Division 1 All-Star game.
After High School, she attended the University of Wisconsin Green Bay for one year where she compiled 11 wins as a freshmen and pitched in a school record of 31 games. Bailey then transferred to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she is studying to become a nurse. In her three years at UWO, she compiled a 32-12 record. In 2017, she helped her team reach the NCAA Super Regionals and to the NCAA Regionals in 2018. In both 2018 and 2019, Bailey was an All-WIAC First Team selection. Bailey was named NCAA Division 3 National softball Player of the Week in February 2019. She is also a member of the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll from 2016-2019.
Emma Molenhouse is from North Aurora, IL where she was a 4-year Varsity starter at Rosary High School. She was the first junior to be a team captain in school history and started at both Short Stop and Pitcher. She was honored with several awards including Team MVP, All-Conference and the Merit Scholar Athlete Award.
After high school, Emma attended Saint Norbert College to study Business Administration where she was a 3-year starter before her career was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a Freshman she was awarded First-Team All-Conference as well as Academic All-Conference all three years. She was nominated Captain her Junior year and served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee as softball’s representative for three years. Emma finished her career with a 3.38 ERA in 326.5 innings pitched.
Bailey started high school at Oshkosh West her freshman year and then transferred to Mosinee for her last three years. She graduated from Mosinee High School in 2016. Bailey was a three-sport athlete at both schools. In softball, Bailey was All Fox Valley Association 1st Team All-Conference and All-District at Oshkosh West as a lead-off hitter and outfielder. Oshkosh West was a D1 state softball qualifier that season as well. In Mosinee, Bailey was Great Northern Conference 1st Team All-Conference, All-District, and Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association 1st Team All-State her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. She was Great Northern Conference Softball Player of the Year and Wisconsin Fastpitch Coaches Association Senior Outfielder of the Year in 2016. Bailey was a member of Mosinee’s 2014 D2 State Softball Championship Team and Great Northern Conference Champions in 2014, 2015, and 2016. In basketball, Bailey was 1st Team All-Conference, All-District, and named to AP All-State her junior and senior seasons. She was GNC Basketball Player of the Year in 2015, Channel 7 All-Star in 2016, and was named Gannett Media Female Athlete of the Year for Mosinee. In volleyball, she was 2nd Team All-Conference her senior season.
After high school Bailey attended UW-Green Bay where she was a five-year starter (Covid year added). She is currently in the top ten all time for games played and in hits. In 2020 and 2021, Bailey earned Horizon League All Academic Team honors along with being named 2021 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athlete. Bailey graduated from UW-Green Bay with a BS in Elementary Education and MS in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning. Currently, Bailey is teaching Early Childhood at Holy Family Catholic School in Green Bay, WI
Kyle grew up in Willard, MO and graduated in 2016. After graduation Kyle went on to play baseball at Northland College for four years. After graduation from Northland College with degrees in both Business Management and Natural Resources with a minor in Psychology, he graduate transferred to Lakeland University to continue his education and baseball career. Kyle earned his Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Sport Leadership from Lakeland, and graduated in 2022. Kyle was able to play six seasons of college baseball between Northland College and Lakeland University, and brings with him a plethora of knowledge and experience.
During his time as a player at Northland, Kyle gained extensive playing and coaching experience. In 2017, playing for the Conway Cadets in the Beach Collegiate Baseball League in Myrtle Beach, SC, his team went on to win the BCBL Championship. Additionally, he spent the summer of 2019 training at Driveline Baseball, an elite training facility in Kent, WA. He also spent the summer of 2018 coaching the Washburn Castle Guards, a Babe Ruth team in Washburn, WI. Following his time at Northland, Kyle spent the summer of 2021 as the Assistant/Pitching Coach for the Andale Warhawks of the Sunflower Collegiate League.
Hunter grew up in De Pere, WI where he played for West De Pere High School and for the American Legion West De Pere team. He played two years for the 17u Jr. Legion team where he led both teams to State appearances and won the State Championship in 2017. In High School, Hunter was a two-time varsity letterman and went onto play in the State Quarterfinals in 2019 for WDPHS.
After Hunter’s years at West De Pere High School, he went on to play college baseball at St. Norbert College, located in De Pere, WI. He is planning on graduating in January of 2023 from St. Norbert College with a BA degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. Hunter comes in with a lot of knowledge regarding the physical and mental side of the game and factors that.
Hunter has been with ISA since May 2021 and currently holds the nationally recognized Youth Exercise Specialist (YES) certification. He is currently working toward another certification in the Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Jordan Manthei is from Green Bay and was a 4-year Varsity catcher at Notre Dame Academy. She received 1st Team All-Conference for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 seasons and was FRCC Co-Player of the Year in 2015. Jordan went on to play at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky her freshman year of college, then transferred to UW Oshkosh where she played the remaining 3 years of her collegiate career.
Jordan graduated with degrees in both General and Special Education.
Alexis Tingley graduated from St. Norbert College in 2022 where she played 4 years of softball. She currently coaches high school softball for Bay Port. Alexis has played softball for a combined 16 years on travel team, high school, and college ball teams – primarily as a pitcher and 1st baseman. She has been part of two national titles with travel ball and high school conference championships along her journey. She has coached for 4+ years at ISA and has coached for 6 years for girl’s basketball and 10-12U softball. Alexis specializes in pitching.