Warwick, R.I. – June 2, 2015: On Friday May the 29th the 2015 NJCAA Softball Marucci Elite Hitters were announced, honoring the top batter from each district in all three divisions. Each selection was based on the highest batting average in each district. The selections were made by each division’s respective sport committee chair. Student-athletes eligible for the award must have been a member of their respective all-region team and were nominated for All-America consideration. Making the Elite hitter list was CCRI Co-Captain Catcher Maxine DeLuise (Warwick, RI).
DeLuise was one of the Lady Knights Co-Captains and half of the CCRI battery. “Max” was always in the heart of the CCRI line-up and was an offensive juggernaut batting. DeLuise led the Nation (NJCAA Division II softball) with an incredible .659 batting average and on base percentage with at .717. In addition, she was second in the nation with an impressive 1.122 Slugging percentage with over half of her hits being for extra bases. Maxine authored 27 hits in 41 at bats including 14 extra base hits with 10 doubles, three triples a Homerun with a team leading 21 RBIs and 18 runs scored and also led CCRI with four stolen bases. In addition, she added 10 walks making her on base percentage near the.750 mark while charting multi-hit games in 10 of the 16 Lady Knights contests this year.
Head Coach Liz Afonso commented bout her talented Co-Captain: “I am extremely proud of Maxine and her accomplishments this season. She has been a leader on and off the field and her unassuming personality has helped her to work hard while enjoying the season. Maxine receiving the elite hitter award is well deserved and I am so very proud of her! She had no idea her average was as high as it was; that tells you how much of a team player Maxine is! We look forward to another great season with her next year!"
Here is the link to the 2015 NJCAA Softball Marucci Elite Hitters:
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.