MARISSA MERCIER - ASSISTANT COACH

SOFTBALL OFFICE
Office Location:
The Murray Center
Office Phone: (401) 456-8259
Office Fax: (401) 456-8514
Office E-mail:  mmercier@ric.edu

Marissa Mercier begins her fourth season as an assistant softball coach at Rhode Island College. She assists Head Coach Janice DiNobile with all phases of the RIC softball program. Her responsibilities include recruiting, scouting, administering practice, and game coaching.

Mercier played four seasons of softball at Div. III Rivier University of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and is one of the most decorated players in program history. A two- time First Team All-GNAC catcher, she closed out her career as Rivierís all-time leader in games played (154), doubles (43), home runs (27), RBI (120), total bases (293), walks (76), batting average (.376), on-base percentage (.471), and slugging percentage (.645). As a freshman in 2010, she helped her squad to the programís second-ever GNAC Championship and the second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance as well.

Meanwhile, as a junior in 2012, Mercier hit. 458 and posted a remarkable .858 slugging percentage to go along with career-highs of 18 doubles, 10 home runs, 39 RBI, 103 total bases, and 38 runs scored. As a senior in 2013, she captained the Raiders for the second-straight season and was the recipient of the Sister Marjorie Franceour Award, given to a player shows great leadership, selflessness, and great dedication to both school and softball.

Mercier has worked at PM Colors Inc. in Johnston since 2006 and also serves as a hitting and catching instructor at Serious Softball in Smithfield. She was recently on the softball team staff at her alma mater in the summer of 2013, with a focus on recruiting. Prior to that, Mercier was an assistant softball coach at North Smithfield High School from 2011 to 2013.

Mercier received her bachelorís degree in criminal justice from Rivier University and currently resides in North Smithfield.