Staff


Michaela Transue

Fifth season on the Hofstra Softball roster…Served as the team’s starting shortstop as a junior before suffering an injury and missing her senior season …

2016: Started 40 games before a season-ending injury...Led the team with a .364 batting average and 33 runs...Hit eight home runs and drove in 30 runs...Slugged .682 with a .504 on-base percentage...Walked 28 times compared to just 13 strikeouts...Hit a double and a triple, going 3-for-3 against Fordham on March 16...Went 4-for-4 with a home run and six RBIs in a 15-8 win over Penn State on March 19...Was 3-for-4 with two double, two runs and four RBIs at Iona on April 13…Drove in multiple runs on seven occasions...Posted a .922 fielding percentage...CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient…

2015: Started 51 games, hitting .263 with 16 runs scored, nine doubles and six home runs with 31 RBIs…Hit .333 in CAA play, smashing two home runs and driving in 16 runs in 20 games…Logged eight multi-RBI games…Went 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored versus Iona on April 1…Hit a seventh-inning grand slam versus Iowa on Feb. 20…Hit a sixth-inning three-run home run at James Madison in the penultimate CAA Championship matchup on May 8…Logged a single in the NCAA Gainesville Regional finale versus Florida Atlantic on May 16…CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient…

2014: Played in 27 games with 23 starts…Hit .266 with three home runs and 11 RBIs…Slugged .469 with a .319 on-base percentage…Went 3-for-4 in stolen base attempts…Recorded her first collegiate hit in her debut with a double and a RBI versus UMass on Feb. 23…Hit home runs in both ends of a doubleheader split against a LSU squad that was ranked 25th by the ESPN national poll on April 16, notching five total RBIs against the Tigers and helping the Pride to a win in the second game…Hit a home run versus Drexel on May 2…Went 2-for-3 with a double in a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament game versus Towson on May 8…Started all three of Hofstra’s NCAA Tournament games, going 1-for-2 in a win over Bryant on May 17 in the Norman Regional…

High School: Played varsity softball and basketball for Chenango Forks High School…Was a four-time Class B all-state selection, earning the honor as a center fielder as a freshman and three straight selections as a shortstop…Named an all-conference shortstop as a senior after batting .562…Garnered an all-conference selection as a utility player in her junior season after she hit .750…Also earned all-conference nods as a freshman and sophomore…Hit .478 as an eighth-grader, .367 as a freshman and .525 as a sophomore…Also produced a standout basketball career, setting a program record with 1,008 points…Also played for the club team Conklin Raiders…Personal: Started playing softball at age 7…Volunteered with the Special Olympics…Lists Derek Jeter as her favorite athlete… Exercise science major.


Gabby Conca

NCAA Division 1 athlete at St. John’s University (Freshman). In high school received first team all state Junior and Senior year, and Second team all division, third team all state Freshman year. Earned home run leader for the state, concluding the season with 42 RBI’s and 13 Home-runs in 2016. Was her high school teams starting pitcher when the Rams made it to the state championship in 2016. Senior year batted .430. She was named RIIL Hometown Hero, also with a nomination for Gatorade Player of the Year in 2017. Played travel ball for the Rhode Island Thunder Gold coached by Dave Lotti.

Gabby is giving lessons over the break.


Kayla Baptista
University of Tennessee, 2020

  • Starter on Dave Lotti's RI Thunder Gold 18u team, since 8th grade
  • Committed in 9th grade to play at The University of Tennessee
  • 2nd baseman and outfielder
  • Nationally ranked "HOT100" player for the 2020 class
  • Straight A's, honors student at La Salle Academy in Providence, RI
  • Runs Varsity Track and Field
  • 1st Team All-State athlete

Liana Antonelli
James Madison University

  • Hitting and fielding instructor
  • Starter on Dave Lotti's RI Thunder Gold 18u team, since 9th grade
  • Committed in 10th grade to play at James Madison University
  • Starting shortstop for Dave Lotti
  • Nationally ranked hot 100 player for 2019 class
  • Honors student at La Salle Academy
  • 1st Team All state athlete, all four years

Alexandria (Lexi) Rodi

A two-year NCAA Division II athlete at the University of Bridgeport. Lexi is known for being a strong defensive threat on the corners and a righty power hitter. She is also a two-time member of the NFCA Division II All-Academic Team accumulating a 3.969 GPA overall with a Criminal Justice major and concentration in comparative justice and a minor in Psychology.  Prior to her attendance of the University of Bridgeport, Lexi attended Bayview Academy where she was a two-sport athlete playing both ice hockey and softball. She was a four-year starter for both sports and also a two-time All Division selection for the Bengals in softball. She was a four-year member of the Rhode Island Thunder Gold organization.