Patti was a starting pitcher for Montgomery Blair HS softball making trips to the State Playoffs in 2 consecutive years. Her senior year she was team MVP. She then went on to pitch for the Inaugural softball team at University of Maryland. Patti was captain of the UMD team, and missed only one season due to injury. She has modeled her pitching instructing style after Cheri Kempf, and is excited to be teaching the game she loves.