April 18, 2007


Rhode Island College’s Nicole Riley
Earns ECAC Weekly Honor


Providence, RI—Rhode Island College senior pitcher Nicole Riley (North Providence, RI) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Softball Pitcher of the Week. This is the third time this season Riley has been honored by the ECAC.


Riley, who was also named the Little East Conference Softball Co-Pitcher of the Week, broke the NCAA Division III softball record for consecutive victories with her 36th straight win against Roger Williams on April 9, breaking the previous standard set by Janet Nagle of St. Thomas (Minn.). Riley hurled a complete-game gem, striking out six, while allowing only one hit in five innings. The following afternoon, she fired her second career perfect game as Rhode Island College blanked Lasell, 4-0. Riley matched her second-highest single-game strikeout total with 13 to earn her first collegiate seven-inning no-hitter in the win. In the Little East circuit, she registered a pair of victories and fanned 12 batters in just eight innings of work as the Anchorwomen swept UMass Boston, 19-0 and 10-5. Riley posted a 5-0 mark on the week to raise the national consecutive victories standard to 40. She is currently 17-0 with a 0.41 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 103.2 innings of work.


Head Coach Maria Morin’s Anchorwomen are currently 22-2 overall, 4-0 in the Little East Conference and ranked No. 17 in the nation. Rhode Island College has won its last 17 games and 22 of its last 23.