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Motivators. Educators. Mentors.

Ashley Carter
Go Time Athletics
Softball Director

Hitting, Catching Coach
Mental Strength Coach

Washington Fastpitch Academy Welcomes New Softball Director Ashley Carter  Washington Fastpitch Academy is excited to announce Coach Ashley Carter has been named the new Director of Softball. Coach Carter brings years of softball coaching experience to the Washington Fastpitch Academy program. 

Coach Carter is a graduate of Grambling State University earning her Kinesiology degree (2008) and her Sports Administration Master’s Degree (2010). She started her career in coaching in 2011 as the La Cueva High School head coach in New Mexico, where they reined as the District Champions and competed in the state tournament, all four years of her tenure as head coach. Players from her program went on to play in Division-I, Division-II and in the NAIA, all while holding GPA’s of 3.6 and above. In 2015, she joined Menlo College as an assistant coach and quickly graduated to be named the head coach at Notre Dame de Namur University a year later. 

Coach Carter returned to Menlo College in 2018 as an assistant coach and also was added to the College staff for two seasons before moving to the Northwest where she was named head coach at Shoreline Community college.  In 2021 Coach Carter was hired on as an assistant coach at the University of Washington where she assisted with the team’s offensive development.

In addition Coach Carter will be bringing her experience in mental strength training for our athletes. Coach Carter is the owner of LeadHership Athletics, where she teaches female athletes how to become confident leaders through sport.  Her mission in life is to arm athletes, students, teams, coaches, and teachers with the identity, confidence, and mental skills they need to succeed at anything in life, not just the game or societies perception of success. 


Ashley Lokey
Go Time Athletics
Hitting, Slapping, Outfield, Conditioning Coach


Alana Aweau
Go Time Athletics
Hitting & Outfield Coach

Coach Lokey has years of experience coaching.  Coach Lokey was the Head Softball Coach at Edmonds Community College (2019-2021).​ Prior to taking the helm at Edmonds, Coach Lokey was the Seattle University assistant softball coach (2017-2019) helping them win the 2019 WAC Championship. Prior to Seattle U, Lokey had been the head coach at Chabot Community College (Calif.) from 2013-2017.


The Eugene, Oregon, native started her college playing career in 2007-2008 at Mt. Hood Community College. In 2008-2009, Mt. Hood would become NWAC Champions while Lokey earned First Team All-Conference and NFCA All-American honors.

Lokey transferred to the Academy of Art University to continue her playing career. Lokey holds the school's record for highest batting average at .437, slugging percentage .668, and on base percentage .528.   While at Academy of Art, Lokey earned PacWest Academic All-Conference Team (2011, 2012), All-PacWest 1st Team (2010, 2012), NFCA All-Region 2nd Team (2010), nine Player of the Week career selections (2010, 2012), and three PacWest Weekly Top 10 selections (2012).

Coach Lokey has a Masters Degree in Sports & Exercise Science.

Coach Alana Aweau is currently the assistant softball coach at Seattle University.  She joined the Seattle U softball coaching staff in the summer of 2019 helping them win its second straight WAC Tournament title in 2021 and returning to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.

Aweau played collegiately at San Jose State University and later transferred to play for the Academy of Art University.  In her career at Academy of Art University, she hit .350, scored 75 runs, tallied 91 runs batted in, and finished her career as the program's career home run record-holder (21).

Coach Aweau will be working with our younger teams on alll aspects of the game to help them gain confidence and enjoyment of the game.

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Katie Sutherland - Finch
Go Time Athletics
Head Pitching Coach

Coach Katie Sutherland-Finch was a 4-year starter at the University of California Coach Sutherland-Finch appeared in 124 games recording 65 starts with 400.1 innings pitched, 4.24 era, with 238 career strikeouts,152 walks and finishing with a 31-23 record.​  Coach Sutherland-Finch earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention twice and is a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Week

As a senior in high school, she was named a High school All-American by MaxPreps. Led Glencoe High school to a 2nd place finish in the 6A State Championships. Led her high school to a conference championship all four years. As a freshman, aided Glencoe High School to win the Oregon 5A State Championships. Named to First Team All-State and named the Pacific Conference Pitcher of the year as a senior and a junior. As a junior was awarded the Betty Grayson Memorial Award for Outstanding Career in Youth Softball. Was named to Second Team All-State as a sophomore. Four-year Honor Roll Student. 

Coach Katie will be in charge of all of WFA pitchers


Kelli Suguro
Go Time Athletics
Hitting & Infield Coach

Coach Suguro played at the University of Washington where after her freshman year became a 3 year starter at second base.   In her Sophomore year she was the 2nd base starter in their run in the 2013 Women’s College World Series where they fell just 1 game short of making it to the Championship game.

By the end of her college career Coach Suguro was awarded the NFCA Division I All-Pacific Region 2nd-Team Selection, 3 Time All Pac-12 Honorable Mention, 3 Time Academic All Pac-12 Honorable Mention, Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention, and made the ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays of the Night during the 2013 Women's College Super Regionals with an incredible defensive play.


Coach Suguro was a standout athlete at Kentridge High School where she finished her high school softball career as the schools all-time leader in most hits, runs scored, doubles and assists. She was the 2007 and 2008 Kentridge HS Defensive MVP ,2007-2010 SPSL All-League Selection, 2009 and 2010 Kentridge HS Team MVP, 2010 Seattle Times All-Area Team, 2010 Tacoma News Tribune All-Area Team, 2010 SPSL Pitcher of the Year, and 2010 All-State selection.​


Lucy Mead
Go Time Athletics
Hitting & Infield Coach

Coach Mead was a 4-year starter at Bradley University (2019-2022) holding down spots at shortstop, second base and outfield.

While at Bradley University, Coach Mead earned First-Team All-MVC honors her senior year, was Bradley Busey Bank Scholar-Athlete of the Week: 05-11-22 & 03-24-21, was an NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete: 2021-22, made the MVC Honor Roll: 2021, 2020 & 2019, Bradley AD Honor Roll: Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021 & Spring 2022.  Coach Mead ranks sixth in Bradley University school history with 104 career runs and 40 stolen bases and owns a 14-game hit streak that tied for the fourth-longest hit streak in program history. Coach Mead also made the ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays with a leaping catch at shortstop.

Coach Mead attended West Seattle High School where she earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior after hitting .662 with a .742 on-base percentage and 1.323 slugging percentage.  Coach Mead was a three-time first-team all-metro honoree.  Had a .625 batting average with an .830 on-base percentage her junior season. She earned first-team all-conference shortstop honors in her junior and sophomore years.  Was a first-team all-division performer at second base during her freshman campaign. Coach Mead helped the Wildcats to a conference championship as a sophomore along with a pair of state tournament appearances.


Maggie Gallagher
Go Time Athletics
Hitting Coach

Coach Maggie Gallagher, graduated and played softball at University of Washington. 


Her freshman year Coach Gallagher played in 20 games and finished the season with a .250 BA. Sophomore year she finished the season with a .356 BA with 4 doubles and 8 RBI's. 


Raised in Seattle and played at Kennedy Catholic High School as a senior, Coach Gallagher was named the 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year, batting a .714 BA with 17 home runs.  Coach Gallagher won back-to-back Seamount League MVP with a .719 batting average along with 42 runs scored and 34 RBI in her junior campaign.  She helped the Lancers to a league title and was named a MaxPreps 2015 Small Schools All-American. 


Coach Gallagher was twice named to the Seattle Times All-Area team and First Team All-Conference each season.  

1n 2022 Coach Gallagher was the Head Coach of the UW Women's Baseball Club Team winning the Collegiate Women's Club Team National Championship.

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Kyler Tsukada
Go Time Athletics
Pitching, Hitting Coach
WFA 14U Head Coach

Coach Kyler hails from Kapolei Hawaii where she attended and played softball at Moanalua High School.

Coach Kyler went on to play collegiately at Olmpic College where she helped the Rangers make the 2019 NWAC Championships after a 3-year drought.  The team went in as the #11 seed after finishing 4th in the North Region.  In the first round Coach Kyler pitched a gem, throwing a complete game one-hitter shut out.  She struck out two and walked five.  In the second round she went 2-4 with an RBI but the team fell short and the season ended in the third round.


Coach Kyler ended he shortened career with a .426 batting average and .640 slugging percentage with 18 extra base hits including 5 homeruns.  She also had 11 wins to 10 losses as a pitcher striking out 77 and having an 7.80 era.


While at Olympic she earned the Olympic College Fall Sports Academic Excellence award and is currently attending the University of Washington where she played on the UW Womens Baseball Club Team winning the first Womens Club Baseball Team National Championship in 2022.

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Brendan Grutz

18U Head Coach

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Thadeus  Strzelecki

16U Head Coach

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Kyler Tsukada

14U Head Coach

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Jason Vann

12U Head Coach

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Tony Calagrossi

10U Head Coach

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