Coaches Corner

Matt Sibigtroth

Playing Career

1998-2001: Hampshire High School – 4 year varsity starter – 4 year All Conference 1st Team – 3 year All Area 1st Team

2001 & 2002: MLB Draft Pick by the Chicago White Sox

2002-2003: Kishwaukee Junior College – starting 2B – All Region IV Selection

2004: University of Dayton – starting 2B

Coaching

2005-2009: Varsity Asst. at Marian Central Catholic HS under former Head Coach Gregg Wikierak, and was a part of their championship team in 2005 that went 30-8 and made a trip down state which made them one of the Elite Eight teams in the state.

2006-present: Crystal Lake Bombers travel baseball coach

Many of Matt’s students have gone on to play College and Professional Baseball, including 2020 Los Angelos Dodgers 1st Rd MLB Draft Pick, Bobby Miller.

Matt Sibigtroth specializes in hitting and infield while running camps at PCA, doing individual private lessons, and working with travel teams in the off season.

Ted Fijalkowski

Coach Fijalkowski has learned from some of the best in the game including Jim Morris (former Team USA pitching coach), Mo Drabowski (former MLB Pitching Coach), and Jim Fannin (one of the leading Professional Sports Psycholigists), just to name a few.

Coach Fijalkowski graduated from West Chicago HS as an All Area Pitcher, Area MVP, and DuPage County ERA and strikout leader. He then played at College of DuPage where he was an All Conference player. After COD he transferred to Leo University in Florida and played in two DII College World Series.

Ted teaches pitching and hitting and is available for private lessons, as well as small group training.

Call PCA Algonquin to schedule a lesson/group training with Coach Fijalkowski.

Paul Belo

Coach Belo is the current Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Palatine HS. Coach Belo is a product of the Mid-Suburban League, having prepped as an All-Conference athlete at Hoffman Estates High School in 1985, and a member of the school’s first ever Elite Eight Qualifier. As an accredited coach and clinician Paul Belo’s efforts have been recognized on the local and national level. Under coach Belo 14 players have signed to play at the Division I level, 4 have signed to play professionally. In all, 44 of Paul’s players have advanced their career at the collegiate level.

For his efforts in the Spring of 2000, the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association awarded him “Area Coach of the Year.”

A Graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1990, Coach Belo was a member of two record-breaking teams in 1988 and 1989 respectively.

Currently coach Belo holds a Masters Degrees in Educational Administration from Roosevelt University and Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazerene University.

Coach Belo specializes in hitting while doing individual private lessons.

Call PCA Lake in the Hills to schedule lessons with Coach Belo.

Phil Pupillo

Phil Pupillo graduated from East Leyden High School and signed with Oklahoma State University to play Division 1 football. After graduation, Phil coached little league at Crystal Lake National for 6 years. While being head coach, they won the local city series championship.

He has held many coaching positions since then coaching the Crystal Lake Cyclones 13 year olds, the Sage Sting 14 year olds, and the McHenry County Hurricanes 16 and 17 year olds.

He is also a College Umpire.

Coach Pupillo specializes in catching and hitting while running camps, doing individual private lessons and working with travel teams in the off season.

Call PCA Algonquin to set up lessons or team workouts with Coach Pupillo.

Chris Roycroft

Chris played 4 years of Varsity baseball for Willowbrook HS.  He then continued his career at Aurora University where he was a staple in the pitching rotation for his entire 4 year career.  While at Aurora, he was a 3 time All Conference selection, and played 3 summers in the Northwoods Collegiate League, which is one of the most competitive college summer league in the country.

Chris is currently training to begin a career in professional baseball.

He is a coach with the Crystal Lake Bombers travel organization.  He is available for private lessons, small group training, team camps, and will be running camps at PCA.

Hayley O’Mara

Hayley comes to PCA as a local standout at Huntley High School.  She graduated Huntley in 2016, and held the record for career Homeruns! After Huntley, she played the next 4 years at Davenport University.

Hayley is a hitting and infield coach for girls fast pitch players.

She is available for private lessons, small group training, team camps, and will be running camps at PCA!

Jess Shields

Jess comes to PCA as a local standout from Huntley High School, where she graduated in 2016.  Jess was a 2nd Team All State selection as a junior, and then she was a 1st Team All State selection as a senior.  Her senior year, she was also selected to the 2nd Team MaxPreps All American team.

Jess continued her career at UW Parkside, being selected to the All Great Lake Valley Conference 3rd Team during her sophomore year.  She was also 13th in the nation with 38 stolen bases.

She transferred to Loyola University for her last 2 years, being named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the year.  She was selected to the NFCA 3rd Team All Region and 2nd Team All MVC.

Jess is specifically a SLAP HITTER and works with girls fast pitch players.

She is available for private lessons, small group training, team camps, and will be running camps at PCA.

Hayley is a hitting and infield coach for girls fast pitch players.

She is available for private lessons, small group training, team camps, and will be running camps at PCA!