April 9, 2002


Michele Fanelli Earns Little East Conference Softball Player of the Week Honors


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College junior Michele Fanelli (Pembroke Pines, FL) was named the Little East Conference’s Player of the Week for her performance in softball last week.


Fanelli, a first baseman, batted .600 (9-15) with three runs scored, seven RBI, two doubles and a triple in a 4-0 week for the Anchorwomen. She went 7-8 with five RBI, a double, triple and a run scored in two wins over LEC rival Southern Maine.


For the season, Fanelli has played in 15 games, starting all of them. She is batting .474 with 13 runs, 27 hits, five doubles, two triples and 20 RBI. She is second in the LEC in hits and RBI, and is fourth in batting.


She is a communications major and a 1999 graduate of Cooper City High School (FL).


Head Coach Maria Morin’s Anchorwomen are 12-3 overall and 3-1 (first place tie) in the Little East Conference. RIC won all four of its contests this past week. The Anchorwomen shutout Babson College 2-0 on Apr. 2. RIC defeated Worcester State 8-1 at home on Apr. 3. In Little East action, the Anchorwomen swept Southern Maine on Apr. 6 (4-2, 6-2).


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