Softball - Varsity
The softball program at Portsmouth Abbey encourages students to reach their full potential both on and off the field. Players are challenged to improve their individual hitting, fielding, pitching and base-running in order to improve as a team and attain team goals set throughout the season. The team plays on a well-manicured field on the lower campus, and has access to indoor batting cages during inclement weather. Sportsmanship and team play is stressed in all aspects with a particular emphasis on team defense, forcing our opponents to earn every run they score.
Our varsity softball team is a member of the Eastern Independent League (EIL). EIL member schools include Bancroft School, Beaver Country Day, Berwick Academy, Concord Academy, Dana Hall School, Landmark School, Lexington Christian, Newton Country Day, Pingree School and Winsor school. We also compete against traditional rivals St. George's, Tabor Academy, Marianapolis, Southfield School and Wheeler.
Head Coach: Elliott Moffie
Elliott grew up in Wallingford, CT and decided to teach at an independent school because of his high school experiences at Avon Old Farms. He also finds joy in working with motivated young adults both in the classroom and on the field. Elliott joined the Portsmouth Abbey faculty after graduating from Williams College in 2007, where he received a B.A. in economics. While at Williams, he started on the football team for four years at defensive back and he captained an undefeated NESCAC championship team during his senior year. At Portsmouth Abbey, Elliott has taught various levels of Algebra II, Precalculus, and Calculus. He currently teaches AP Calculus AB.
Athletically, Elliott is the head coach of the Varsity Football Team and the head coach of the Varsity Softball Team. In 2011 and 2017, Elliott was voted EIL Softball Coach of the Year by his peer coaches. Elliott also won the Dom Peter Sidler Teaching Award for excellence in teaching in 2011. In the summer of 2012, Elliott participated in the Klingenstein Summer Institute at Columbia University. Elliot has also been a houseparent since arriving at Portsmouth Abbey for all ages of students. He currently is an assistant houseparent in St. Martin's, where he lives with his wife, Liz and son, Owen.
Assistant Coach: Keith Edwards and Anne DeMarzio