April 11, 2005


Amy Machado Named Little East Player of the Week

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior third baseman Amy Machado (Newport, RI)  was named the Little East Conference Softball Player of the Week for her performance in eight games last week.


Machado went 11-for-23 (.407) with two doubles, two triples, six runs scored and eight RBI to help lead the Anchorwomen to a 5-3 week. For the season, she has played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. She is batting .345 with 19 hits, five doubles, two triples, seven runs scored and 11 RBI. Machado owns a .509 slugging percentage, a .351 on-base percentage and a .889 fielding percentage.


She is a physical education major and a 2001 graduate of Rogers High School.


Head Coach Maria Morinís team is 9-9 overall and 2-0 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen played four doubleheaders last week, going 5-3. RIC split two games at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Apr. 5 (4-7, 9-1), before getting swept by nationally ranked Wheaton College (0-5, 0-12) at home on Wednesday, Apr. 6. The Anchorwomen then went on to win their final four games of the week. RIC took two from Johnson & Wales (8-1, 8-0) on Thursday, Apr. 7. The Anchorwomen opened up Little East play at Keene State on Saturday, Apr. 9 and swept the Owls (3-2 in nine innings, 10-4).