FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 13, 2005

 

Christie Lotti & Amy Machado Earn
All-New England Honors in Softball

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) and senior third baseman Amy Machado (Newport, RI) were named to the All-New England All-Star team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

 

Lotti was named First Team All-New England. She has played in 39 games, starting 38 of them. She is batting a team-high .438 with a team-high 56 hits, 33 runs scored, 13 walks, six triples, five home runs and 16 stolen bases along with 12 doubles and 20 RBI. Lotti has set RIC single-season records in hits and home runs this spring. She tied the RIC single-season record for runs scored. Lotti owns a .734 slugging percentage, a .489 on base percentage and a .973 fielding percentage. She has named the Little East Player of the Week once and was the LECís Rookie of the Week twice this season.

 

Machado was a Third Team All-New England at-large selection. She has played in 39 games, starting 38 of them. She is batting .333 with 41 hits, two home runs, ten doubles, two triples, 17 runs scored and a team-high 25 RBI. Machado owns a .496 slugging percentage, a .376 on-base percentage and a .898 fielding percentage. She was named the teamís Most Valuable Player.

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís team is 25-14 overall and were the 2005 Little East Conference Softball Regular Season Champions with a 12-2 record. The Anchorwomen are currently in the midst of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) N.E. Div. III Softball Tournament. The third-seeded Anchorwomen defeated sixth-seeded Elms, 10-2, on Wednesday, May 11 and advanced to the double-elimination, four-team round to be played this Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15 at second-seeded Smith College.

 

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