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June 2, 2005

 

Amy Machado Earns First Team All-ECAC Honors in Softball

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior Amy Machado (Newport, RI) was named First Team All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as a third baseman.

 

Machado was named the 2005 Little East Conference Softball Player of the Year. She was also named First Team All-Little East at third base. Machado was a Third Team All-New England at-large selection and was selected as the team MVP. She played in 41 games, starting 40 of them. She batted .323 with 41 hits, two home runs, ten doubles, two triples, 17 runs scored and a team-high 25 RBI. Machado owned a .496 slugging percentage, a .376 on-base percentage and a .898 fielding percentage.

 

She wrapped up her career as an Anchorwoman having played in 146 games, starting in 142 of them. She leaves RIC near the top of many all-time program statistical categories. She ranks first all-time in career at bats (441), third in career hits (131) and RBI (63), fourth in career assists (233), fifth in career total bases (163) and eighth in career runs scored (58) and batting average (.297).

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís team was named the Little East Conference Softball Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. Morin led the Anchorwomen to the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) N.E. Div. III Softball Championship, the second in the programís history (1986).

 

RIC closed out the season with a 28-15 overall record, establishing a new program record for wins in a season. RICís 28 victories were the most in a season since the 2002 squad won 27. The Anchorwomen also went 12-2 in the Little East and were the LEC Regular Season Champions. The first place finish and 12 conference wins were also new program records.

 

2005 marked the seventh consecutive season that the Anchorwomen have won 20 or more games. RICís ECAC bid was the programís fifth berth in the past seven seasons. The Anchorwomen have posted nine consecutive winning seasons.

 

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