Our Team

The WWAST is comprised of young, competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs. The team includes individuals with a variety of amputations — of the arm, above knee, below knee, bilateral below knee, and foot.

The WWAST is always looking for Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans with amputations to tryout and potentially become part of our team. 

For more information – contact our Executive Director, Desiree Ellison (607) 227-4489  or  desiree@thewwast.org

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Desirée Ellison is the Executive Director of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, a non-profit organization allowing our amputee veterans to continue “serving beyond the uniform.” As the Executive Director, Desiree works closely with the board and national volunteers to advance the team’s mission and provide inspiration to communities across the country.  
 
Before joining the team, Desirée was a major fundraiser and had spent years in marketing and corporate sponsorship for minor league baseball teams and college athletics. Always gravitating toward supporting non-profit programs, Desirée has found her passion by combining her love of sports, advancing a worthy cause, and giving back to the men and women who allow her the freedoms to do so. Although she herself did not serve, this role allows her to honor those who did, including her grandfather (Army), father (Marines), sister (Air Force), and brother (Navy). 
 
Desirée earned a Bachelor’s from Virginia Wesleyan University in Social Science. She continued by earning a Master’s in Organizational Administration and Athletic Finance, and is two chapters away from completing her PhD in Athletic Administration, both from Old Dominion University. Thanks to her childhood in the Finger Lakes (Watkins Glen, NY), Desirée loves the outdoors and being on the water. She currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her beloved dogs, a Husky and two Pomeranians.

Total Number of Players: 35

List Of All WWAST Players

WWAST Roster

# Players B/T Pos. Team Service
30 Saul Bosquez R/R INF 7 Years
3 Nicholas "Nick" Bradley R/R C/OF 4 Years
99 Zachary "Beef" Briseno R/R P/INF 5 Years
7 Mike Brown R/R UTL 3 Years
11 Thomas "Tom" Carlo R/R P/DH 7 Years
6 Heather Carter R/R C/UTL 2 Years
13 Nicholas "Nick" Clark R/R OF 7 Years
27 Manuel "Manny" Del Rio R/R INF/C 5 Years
21 Michael "Mike" Dreyer R/R P/C 4 Years
17 Kyle Earl R/R OF 7 Years
25 Justin Feagin R/R INF/OF 6 Years
2 Matias Ferreira R/R INF/C 6 Years
31 Michael "Mike" Gallardo R/R INF 5 Years
16 Brian Gentilotti R/R UTL 3 Years
15 William "Spanky" Gibson R/R C/DH 7 Years
12 Danielle Green R/R Utility 4 Years
33 Jeff Hackett R/R C/1B 1 Year
18 Jonathan "Jon" Herst R/R INF 4 Years
34 Timothy "Tim" Horton R/R INF/OF 7 Years
19 Christopher "Chris" Hutton R/R P/INF 4 Years
5 Daniel "Dan" Lasko R/R OF/INF 7 Years
22 Nathaniel "Nate" Lindsey R/L OF 7 Years
97 Dan Lopez R/R UTL/C 3 Years
8 Robert "Bobby" McCardle R/R INF 7 Years
1 Ben Mitchell L/L Catcher 3 Years
51 Brent Nadjadi R/R UTL 2 Years
9 Gregory "Greg" Reynolds L/R OF 7 Years
32 Cody Rice R/R OF/INF 4 Years
24 Phillip "Randall" Rugg II R/R INF/C 7 Years
87 Jeremy Sabin R/R INF 3 Years
10 Nick Salerno R/R Utlity 1 Year
44 Randy Tedder R/R P/UTL 2 Years
35 Frank Wasson R/R Utility 4 Years
23 Joshua "Josh" Wege R/R OF/INF 7 Years
54 William "Rick" Wilk R/R INF/OF 4 Years
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