Nicole C. Riley í09 is one of the greatest pitchers in Rhode Island College softball history, starring in the circle from 2004-07. She wrapped up her amazing career as an Anchorwoman, appearing in 122 career games, starting 98 of them. Riley posted a 77-20 record to go along with five saves, a 1.54 ERA, 600 strikeouts, 59 complete games and 23 shutouts. At the conclusion of her career, she was Rhode Island Collegeís all-time leader in career appearances, games started, wins, relief appearances (24), and shutouts. Riley ranked second in both innings pitched and strikeouts, while placing third in career ERA and fourth in complete games.


She helped lead the Anchorwomen to the NCAA National Championship Round and an NCAA New England Regional Championship in 2007. Riley was a member of three Little East Conference Regular Season Championship teams and two LEC Tournament title-winners.




As a senior in 2007, Riley was named a Second Team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). She was also named the Cox Sports Television Rhode Island Female Athlete of the Year, First Team All-New England, the Little East Conferenceís Co-Pitcher of the Year and garnered First Team All-Little East honors. She was named to the 2007 NCAA N.E. Regionalís All-Tournament Team where she went 3-0 in four appearances with a 0.97 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 21.2 innings. The senior righty appeared in 43 games, starting 36 of them. Riley was 29-5 with a 1.12 earned run average and two saves. She struck out 233 batters in 219.1 innings of work and logged 12 shutouts. Her 2007 campaign established new program records for the most games started (36), wins, innings pitched, strikeouts and shutouts in a season. Riley established the longest consecutive winning streak in NCAA Div. III softball history (43 games) to date, which began on Mar. 17, 2006 and ended on Apr. 22, 2007 in a 4-0 loss to Keene State. As a hitter, she batted .500, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two hits, one double and two RBI. She owned a .750 slugging percentage, a .500 on-base percentage and a .967 fielding percentage.


As a junior in 2006, Riley was the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year, a First Team All-LEC selection and a First Team All-NEISCA All-Star. She appeared in 34 games, starting 27 of them, and was 26-2 with two saves, a 1.38 ERA and 172 strikeouts in 192.1 innings pitched. She was also a First Team All-New England selection and was named to the 2006 NCAA Div. III New England Regional Softball Tournamentís All-Tournament Team as an At-Large selection. At the plate, Riley batted .254 (18-for-71) with 10 runs scored, 18 hits, five doubles, seven RBI and two stolen bases. She owned a .324 slugging percentage, a .329 on-base percentage and a .969 fielding percentage.




As a sophomore in 2005, she appeared in 25 games, starting 17 of them. She owned a 12-6 record with one save. She had a 2.19 ERA and pitched five complete games. In 112 innings, she struck out 101 batters. As a hitter, she played in 18 games, starting 13 of them. She batted .189 with seven hits, one triple, eight walks, one stolen base, eight runs scored and four RBI. Riley owned a .243 slugging percentage, a .333 on base percentage and a .897 fielding percentage.


As a freshman in 2004, she appeared in 20 games, starting 18 of them. She owned a 10-7 record with a 2.01 ERA. In 104.2 innings pitched, she struck out 94 batters. As a hitter, Riley played in 26 games, starting 24 of them. She batted .354 with 23 hits, three doubles, one triple, five walks, five runs scored and 10 RBI. Riley owned a .431 slugging percentage, a .400 on-base percentage and a .903 fielding percentage.


She earned a bachelorís degree in general studies from Rhode Island College in 2009. Riley earned All-State and All-Division honors while at North Providence High School.




Riley resides in North Providence and is currently a life skills trainer at NeuroRestorative in Charlestown, R.I.