May 2, 2005


Christie Lotti Earns Little East
Softball Rookie of the Week Honors

Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman first baseman Christie Lotti (Waterford, CT) was named the Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Week. This is Lottiís second R.O.T.W. selection this season and she was named the LECís Player of the Week one week ago.


Lotti went 10-for-18 (.555) with three doubles, two triples, one home run, four runs scored and two RBI in a 3-1 week for the Anchorwomen. She went 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle in RICís 8-2 win over Western Connecticut on Apr. 26.


For the season, she has played in 33 games, starting 32 of them. She is batting a team-high .440 with a team-high 48 hits, 29 runs scored, 11 walks, six triples, four home runs and 15 stolen bases along with nine doubles and 15 RBI. Her four home runs are a new single-season program record. Lotti owns a .743 slugging percentage, a .492 on base percentage and a .968 fielding percentage.


Lotti is a 2004 graduate of Waterford High School.


Head Coach Maria Morinís team has clinched at least a share of the 2005 Little East Conference Softball Regular Season Championship. All RIC needs to do to clinch the title outright is win one game in its doubleheader with Eastern Connecticut on Tuesday, May 3. The Anchorwomen will host the 2005 Little East Conference Softball Tournament on May 5-7 regardless of what happens in the ECSU games. RIC holds tiebreakers over the rest of the LEC field.


This is the first time in the programís history that the Anchorwomen have finished first in the conference. The team is 21-13 overall and 10-2 in the Little East Conference. 2005 marks RICís seventh consecutive season with 20 or more wins.


 The Anchorwomen had two doubleheaders last week and went 3-1. RIC took two games on the road from LEC rival Western Connecticut (9-6 10 INN, 8-2) on Tuesday, Apr. 26, before splitting two games at home with LEC foe Plymouth State (3-0, 0-2) on Friday, Apr. 29. The regular season finale vs. Eastern Connecticut was rained out on Saturday, Apr. 30 and the games have been rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon.