About the Program
Over the March break the team travels to Orlando, Florida for an incredible week of spring training at Universal Studios with KSA Events. The team typically competes with opponents from New England, New York and New Jersey in state of the art softball facilities. The Mustangs always have an amazing week of softball, theme park adventures, and team bonding, in the much welcomed warmth of the Florida sunshine. Past spring training trips have included travel to Disney’s Spring Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Historic Dodgertown at Vero Beach, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC, Cocoa Beach, FL, and Tampa, FL. We are very thankful for these opportunities, which ultimately affirm the importance of preparation.
The team philosophy is based on the expectation that every player is committed to working hard on individual skill development and fundamentals so that they have the foundations to play to the best of their ability. Maximizing every player’s potential is an important goal of the program. We try to keep players engaged by making an effort to make practices fun because we believe that we will get more out of players if they enjoy what they are doing. We emphasize the importance of trust and communication within a team, and want every player to be prepared and supportive of one another with a clear sense that we are all working together toward a common goal.
There is a strong sense of pride to be part of Mustang Softball; it doesn’t end upon a student’s graduation from Milton. We are very proud of our softball alumni out in the “real world” making a difference. We encourage former players to keep in touch, and look forward to visits from them at games and practices. More recently we have had the good fortune to have several players return to the program as coaches. Our student-athletes are impressive young women, and we celebrate their successes on and off the field. Not only are they accomplished in the classroom, but also many are talented musicians, dancers, class leaders, orators and multi-sport athletes. Over the past several years we have had players recruited to compete at the collegiate level, which is another source of great pride for Mustang Softball.
If you have any questions please contact Head Coach Amy Hickey via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617.947.2031.
Coaches and Captains
1st Team (Varsity)
Head Coach: RJ Maturo
RJ Maturo enters his first season as head coach of the Milton Academy Softball team. RJ comes to Milton from Millis High School where he was the head coach from 2013-2022 and in that time he led Millis to seven MIAA tournament appearances. Prior to Millis, RJ was the head coach at Milton High School from 1996-2013 where he led the Wildcats to seven Bay State League titles and was named the Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 2002. Along with his softball expertise, Maturo is a certified football and basketball coach with the MIAA. Maturo attended Quincy College.
Assistant Coach: Amy Hickey
Amy Hickey joined the Milton Academy coaching staff initially as a volunteer and then as a pitching consultant and assistant coach in 2001. She served as Head Coach from 2003-2022. Coach Hickey graduated with a biology degree from the College of the Holy Cross. She was the starting pitcher for all 4 years and was one of the teams leading hitters and base-stealers. In her senior season, she pitched every game (28 complete games) for the Crusaders, which on most game days meant pitching both games of double headers. She received MAAC Academic All-American honors. She also served as Captain and was voted team MVP in her senior season. Coach Hickey has also served as the Varsity Field Hockey Goalkeeper coach at Milton Academy for 15 years, and has been an assistant coach in the middle school and girls JV ice hockey programs for 12 years.
Assistant Coach: Haley Dutton
Co-Captains: Kiana West ’23
2nd Team (Junior Varsity)
Head Coach: Josh Jordan
Assistant Coach: Tyreese Garrick