Louisville, KY --- WPI softball earned Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) team academic recognition while listing nine student-athletes to NCAA Division III All-America Scholar-Athlete list.
2022 NCAA Division III Softball Elite 90 Recipient, senior Lindsay Ambrosino (Chelmsford, MA), made a return to the list for the third time alongside Stephanie Bishop (Milford, NH), Gabriella Cerbo (Middletown, NJ), Sydney Russell (Arlington, VA), Alicia Salvalzo (Hudson, NH), and Sophia Togneri (Hudson, MA) who all earned individual recognition in back-to-back years.
Earning first-time academic honors from the NFCA were rookies Kelly Pritchard (Orange, CT) and Trinity Gibbs (Northbridge, MA) and sophomore Alex Sheehan (Marion, MA) totaling nine Engineers to receive citation from Easton/NFCA for their efforts in the classroom contributing to the team grade-point average of 3.5, earning team honors. 2022 marks the third occasion WPI has registered nine individual All-America Scholar-Athletes since 2016.
The NFCA recognizes student-athletes who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or higher along with a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. NCAA DIII totaled 2,227 student-athletes earning a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Engineers (35-17) recorded the best season in program history under first-year head softball coach Heather Ross as the Crimson and Gray reached the NCAA DIII Softball World Series after capturing the NEWMAC title, NCAA DIII Glenside Regional championship, and Super Regional Championship held in Worcester at Rooftop Field.