Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior first baseman Christie Lotti
selected as the Little East Conference nominee for the 2008 NCAA
Women of the Year Award, announced by the conference office this
The NCAA Women of the Year selection committee will
choose the top 10 winners in each of the three divisions. From among
those 30 honorees, the selection committee will determine the top
three in each division. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will
select the 2008 Woman of the Year.
“I congratulate Christie on her fine accomplishments
as a student-athlete at Rhode Island College,” said Commissioner
Jonathan Harper. “It is beyond noteworthy that Christie is a
three-time Little East Conference Player of the Year in softball,
and her leadership as captain helped guide the Anchorwomen to the
2008 NCAA Division III National Championship Round. Her
accomplishments on the field and in the community will serve her
well after graduation.”
has already been named a Second Team
All-American, First Team All-New England, the Eastern College
Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Player of the Year, First
Team All-ECAC, garnered her third consecutive Little East Conference
Player of the Year award and fourth straight First Team All-LEC
selection. She played in 45 games, starting all of them, batting
(66-for-150) with 56 runs scored (a new RIC record), 10 doubles,
three triples, two home runs, 30 RBI and 23 stolen bases. Lotti
walked a team-leading 27 times. She owned a .587 slugging
percentage, a .525 on-base percentage and a .982 fielding
leaves RIC as the program’s all-time leader in batting (.423),
at-bats (593), runs scored (182), hits (251), doubles (43), triples
(31), home runs (14), RBI (103), total bases (398), slugging
percentage (.671), walks (70), stolen bases (61) and putouts (910).
Lotti also holds eight RIC single-season marks.
She received the Helen M. Murphy Award, signifying
her as RIC’s top female, senior student-athlete.
In her four
seasons as an Anchorwoman, Lotti help guide Rhode Island College to
an overall record of 140-39-1 (.781), three NCAA Div. III New
England Tournament berths, four Little East Conference Regular
Season Championships, three Little East Conference Tournament
Championships, two NCAA Div. III National Championship Round
appearances and an ECAC New England Tournament title.