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May 7, 2008

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE PLACES
SEVEN ON ALL-LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE TEAMS
Lotti Earns Third Straight Player of the Year Award;
Perry Tabbed Rookie of the Year

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College had seven student-athletes named to the 2008 Little East Conference Softball All-Star Teams.

 

Senior first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) was named the Little East Conference Player of the Year for the third straight season, the first player in league history to accomplish this feat. She also garnered her fourth consecutive First Team All-Little East award. Lotti, who was also named First Team All-New England by the NFCA, has played in 40 games, starting all of them. She is batting .449 (61-for-136) with 55 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 27 RBI and 21 stolen bases. Lotti owns a .610 slugging percentage, a .531 on-base percentage and a .990 fielding percentage. She holds 13 Rhode Island College career records and eight single-season marks.

 

 

Christie Lotti

 

Freshman second baseman Amanda Perry (New Bedford, MA) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Year and First Team All-Little East. Perry, who was also named Third Team All-New England as an At-Large selection by the NFCA, has played in 39 games, starting 36 of them. She is batting .434 (49-for-113) with 39 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples, three home runs, 36 RBI and three stolen bases. Perry owns a .664 slugging percentage, a .480 on-base percentage and a .929 fielding percentage.

 

 

Amanda Perry

 

Senior third baseman Krystal Bilek (Fitchburg, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. Bilek, who also named Second Team All-New England by the NFCA, has played in 26 games, starting 24 of them. She is batting .448 (30-for-67) with 18 runs scored, eight doubles, three home runs, 29 RBI and two stolen bases. Bilek owns a .701 slugging percentage, a .575 on-base percentage and a .957 fielding percentage. She was named the 2008 Little East Conference Softball Tournamentís Most Outstanding Player.

 

 

Krystal Bilek

 

Freshman catcher/designated player/third baseman Kayla Jandreau (Plainville CT) was named Second Team All-Little East as a utility player. Jandreau, who was also named Third Team All-New England as an At-Large selection by the NFCA, has played in 39 games, starting 36 of them. She is batting .398 (43-for-108) with 36 runs scored, five doubles, four triples, four home runs, 32 RBI and five stolen bases. Jandreau owns a .630 slugging percentage, a .472 on-base percentage and a .953 fielding percentage.

 

 

Kayla Jandreau

 

Sophomore shortstop Kelsey Souza (Braintree, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. She has played in  39 games, starting all of them. Souza is batting .385 (37-for-96) with 30 runs scored, four doubles, 21 RBI and six stolen bases. She owns a .427 slugging percentage, a .449 on-base percentage and a .949 fielding percentage.

 

 

Kelsey Souza

 

Sophomore outfielder Michelle Perrin (Saugus, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. She has played in  20 games, starting 17 of them. Perrin is batting .340 (17-for-50) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, one triple, 14 RBI and two stolen bases. She owns a .420 slugging percentage, a .389 on-base percentage and a .905 fielding percentage.

 

 

Michelle Perrin

 

Freshman pitcher Melanie Neece (Westfield, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. She has appeared in 28 games, starting 18 of them. Neece is 18-3 with a 2.13 earned run average, two saves and 118 strikeouts in 128.1 innings pitched. She has 11 complete games and three shutouts.

 

 

Melanie Neece

 

Head Coach Maria Morinís Anchorwomen are currently 33-7 and captured their fourth consecutive Little East Conference Regular Season Championship, sharing the title with Eastern Connecticut, with a 12-2 league mark. RIC was undefeated, going 4-0, en route to winning its third straight Little East Conference Softball Tournament this past weekend. Rhode Island College is currently the top seed in the 2008 NCAA Div. III New England Region Softball Tournament and will see action on Thursday, Apr. 8  at 4 p.m. against the winner of the Lesley vs. Wellesley (10 a.m.) game.

 

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