April 25, 2005


Christie Lotti Earns Little East
Softball Player of the Week Honors

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) was named the Little East Conference Softball Player of the Week. Lotti was named the LECís Rookie of the Week one week ago.


Lotti went 8-for-13 for a .615 average with one homer, two triples, seven runs scored and five RBI in a 4-0 week for the Anchorwomen. She went 6-for-8 with a homer, two triples, six runs scored and two RBI in RICís two-game sweep over UMass-Dartmouth on Apr. 21.


For the season, she has played in 29 games, starting 28 of them. She is batting a team-high .418 with a team-high 38 hits, 25 runs scored, 11 walks, four triples and three home runs along with six doubles and 13 RBI. Lotti owns a .670 slugging percentage, a .480 on base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage.


Lotti is a 2004 graduate of Waterford High School.


Head Coach Maria Morinís team is 18-12 overall and 7-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen had four doubleheaders scheduled last week, however two of them were postponed due to inclement weather. RIC went 4-0 on the week, taking two games from LEC rival UMass Dartmouth (5-0, 8-3) on Tuesday, Apr. 19, before going on the road and sweeping Westfield State (3-0, 6-0) on Thursday, Apr. 21.


In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen are scheduled to play three doubleheaders this week, and possibly a fourth. RIC will open up the week on the road against non-conference opponent Worcester State on Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 3:30 p.m. The Anchorwomen will then host LEC foe Plymouth State on Friday, Apr. 29 at 3:30 p.m., before hosting LEC rival Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Apr. 30 at 1 p.m. The Anchorwomen will make-up last Sundayís rainout against Western Connecticut at a date and time to be determined.