FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 11, 2010

 

SOFTBALL RANKED NO. 18 IN THE NATION

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College is ranked No. 18 in the 2010 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Preseason Poll. The Anchorwomen were ranked No. 1 in the Little East Conference Preseason Poll as well.

 

 

Junior All-Little East Second Baseman Amanda Perry

 

Under Head Coach Maria Morin, Rhode Island College advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the fourth straight season as the Little East automatic qualifier. In 2009, the Anchorwomen established a new standard for single-season wins with an overall record of 42-7ómarking the second time in the past three years they have eclipsed the 40-win barrier. Morinís charges earned the programís fifth consecutive regular-season title after nearly sweeping the conference circuit with a 13-1 mark. Rhode Island College boasted a relentless top-to-bottom lineup, leading the Little East team standings in batting average (.321), hits (425), homeruns (28), runs scored (298), slugging percentage (.467), total bases (617), and triples (20), while ranking second in doubles (68) and on-base percentage (.385). The Anchorwomen will welcome back an astonishing eight All-Little East student-athletes from the 2009 season, including six field players.

 

Rhode Island College opens its 2010 slate at the NTC Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.

 

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