FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 29, 2005

 

 

Machado, Ponte and Lyons to Captain
Rhode Island College Softball Team

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior Amy Machado (Newport, RI), junior Megan Ponte (Wakefield, RI) and sophomore Casie Lyons (Hudson, MA) will captain the softball team for the 2005 season.

 

Last season, Machado played in 37 games, starting all of them. She batted .291 with 34 hits, five doubles, five walks, ten runs scored and 12 RBI. Machado owned a .333 slugging percentage, a .325 on base percentage and a .859 fielding percentage at third base.

 

Machado is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Rogers High School.

 

Ponte was named First Team All-Little East Conference as an outfielder in 2004. She played in 37 games last season, starting 36 of them. She batter .299 with 35 hits, three doubles, a team-high three triples, ten walks, 21 runs scored and 12 RBI. Ponte owned a .376 slugging percentage, a .354 on base percentage and a .895 fielding percentage.

 

Ponte is a physical education major with a concentration in health education and a 2002 graduate of South Kingstown High School.

 

As a freshman in 2004, Lyons played in 34 games, starting 31 of them. She batted .271 with 23 hits, one double, one triple, two walks, ten runs scored and 12 RBI. Lyons owned a .306 slugging percentage, a .284 on base percentage and a .962 fielding percentage at second base.

 

Lyons is a elementary education major with a concentration in special education and a 2002 graduate of Hudson High School.

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís team opened the season in California against Whittier College before playing eight games at the Sun West Classic. The squad finished the trip with a 4-6 record.

 

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