Contact InformationElizabeth Afonso
Head Athletic Trainer
About the Program
CCRI Softball 2013 Outlook
The Community College of Rhode Island softball team is striving to repeat as regional champions in 2013 and will play a competitive 44-game schedule. To begin the season, the team will travel for the fourth consecutive year to Clermont, Fla. to compete at the National Training Center, which is owned and operated by softball Olympian Dot Richardson. Richardson, an Olympic Gold Medalist, will help the team improve its hitting skills. In addition, the Lady Knights will play six games against colleges from Michigan, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey and Ohio. In April, the team will travel to Ohio for a four day trip to comet against Lakeland College, Mercyhurst North East, Notre Dame College, and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).
The Lady Knights are returning six sophomores led by co-captains Melanie Iadeluca (Warwick, RI) and Isabele MarcAurele (Cranston, RI). Iadeluca will be in the starting pitching rotation and play in the outfield when she is not pitching. MarcAurele's solid defense at second base and her string power at the plate will help the Lady Knights on both offense and defense. Kate Fowler (Warwick, RI) will step into the catching position with a rocket arm and very strong defensive skills. Katie Paddock (Providence, RI) will step into the starting pitcher rotation this year as a strong pitcher with great endurance. She also will help out defensively at first base when she is not pitching. Sophomore Kyrie Craig (Warwick, RI), a quick runner with strong defensive skills, will play in the outfield. Returning pitcher Dara Patton (Cranston, RI) will see time in the pitching rotation as well.
The sophomores will be joined by seven new freshmen recruits. Sarah Deal (North Kingston, RI) will play outfield and be a great asset with her strong presence at the plate. Alex Place (East Greenwich, RI) will round out the outfield in center field. Her explosive speed and aggressive style of play will be a great addition to the team. Liz Coburn (Chepachet, RI), freshman captain, will help out the Lady Knights defensively at shortstop and third base. Brittany Smith (North Providence, RI) will contribute defensively in the infield and outfield. Brittany Frey (Warwick, RI) will play in the outfield and Amber Boucher (Warwick, RI) will contribute on the left side of the infield. Her quick speed will help out on the bases.
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