FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 28, 2005

 

Three From Rhode Island College Softball Honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association

 

Providence, RIóThree members of the Rhode Island College softball team have been named All-American Scholar-Athletes by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

 

Senior center fielder Megan Ponte (Wakefield, RI) was named an All-American Scholar-Athlete with a 3.52 grade point average through the spring of 2005. A physical education/health major, Ponte was named Second Team All-Little East Conference as a junior in 2005. Ponte played in 38 games, starting 37 of them. She batted .255 with 25 hits, two triples, one double, two home runs, four walks, three stolen bases, 17 runs scored and six RBI. Ponte owned a .367 slugging percentage, a .311 on-base percentage and a .980 fielding percentage.

 

Sophomore first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) was named an All-American Scholar-Athlete with a 3.51 grade point average through the spring of 2005. A psychology major, she was named the 2005 Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2005. Lotti was also named First Team All-Little East and was a First Team All-New England selection. She played in 42 games, starting 41 of them. She batted a team-high .441 with a team-high 60 hits, 37 runs scored, 16 walks, six triples, five home runs and 17 stolen bases along with 13 doubles and 22 RBI. Lotti set RIC single-season records in hits, runs scored and home runs this spring. Lotti owned a .735 slugging percentage, a .500 on base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage. She was named the Little East Player of the Week once and was the LECís Rookie of the Week on the season.

 

Sophomore catcher Jeanne Rosa (Milford, CT) was named an All-American Scholar-Athlete with a 3.61 grade point average through the spring of 2005. A psychology major, she played in 24 games, starting 21 of them, as a freshman in 2005. She batted .339 with 20 hits, six doubles, eight RBI and eight runs scored. Rosa owned a .441 slugging percentage, a .355 on base percentage and a .974 fielding percentage.

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís Anchorwomen were the 2005 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Softball Tournament Champions and the Little East Conference Regular Season Champions. 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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