is one of the greatest first basemen in Rhode Island College and
Little East Conference softball history. She was named to the
college’s All-75th Anniversary Softball Team in 2005.
Fanelli played in 148 games, starting 139 of them. She batted .359
with 435 at-bats, 77 runs, 156 hits, 31 doubles, seven triples, 36
walks and eight stolen bases. She owned a career slugging percentage
of .462 and an on-base percentage of .417. At the time of her
graduation, she was the school’s all-time leader in hits, doubles,
RBI, hit by pitch and total bases. She still ranks in the top-10 in
many career and single season statistical categories.
As a senior
in 2003, Fanelli was named the Little East Conference’s Co-Player of
the Year, as well as earning First Team All-Little East honors for
the third straight year and team MVP honors for the second
consecutive season. She played in 34 games, starting all of them.
Fanelli batted .382 with 16 runs, 39 hits, 12 doubles and 23 RBI.
She owned a .500 slugging percentage, a .479 on-base percentage and
a .981 fielding percentage.
As a junior
in 2002, she was named First Team All-Little East Conference.
Fanelli played in 38 games, starting all of them. She batted .375
with 22 runs, 48 hits, six doubles, four triples, 28 RBI and one
stolen base. She owned a .484 slugging percentage, a .396 on-base
percentage and a .990 fielding percentage.
sophomore in 2001, she was named First Team All-Little East
Conference and to the LEC All-Tournament Team. On the season,
Fanelli played in 41 games, starting 40 of them. She batted .385
with 47 hits, 22 RBI, 26 runs, nine doubles, three triples and four
stolen bases. She posted a .508 slugging percentage, a .444 on-base
percentage and a .961 fielding percentage.
As a freshman
in 2000, Fanelli played in 35 games, starting 27. She batted .265
with 22 hits, 13 runs, five RBI, four doubles, three stolen bases,
26 total bases for a .313 slugging percentage, a .322 on-base
percentage and recorded a .895 fielding percentage.
She earned a
bachelor’s degree in communications from Rhode Island College in
A native of
Pembroke Pines, Florida, she is currently a police officer in her