The Coyotes’ softball season has officially ended and with it comes the ending of a CSUSB softball career for four of the players.
Victoria Lievanos, Mary Menicucci, Nicole Nobbe, and Alyssa Ramos are the four seniors leaving the Coyotes softball program.
Victoria Lievanos joined the Coyotes as a freshman in 2012 after lettering in softball for two years at El Toro High School.
“It made my college experience 10 times better as you meet so many people and make so many fun memories,” stated Lievanos.
She hit five doubles as a sophomore, tying for fourth on the team. She batted in 12 runs and was second in sacrifice bunts with six.
“The bus rides are a blast and I have so many fun memories with the girls just laughing and having a good time,” Lievanos stated when asked about her favorite Coyote softball memory.
During her junior year she crushed seven home runs, 10 doubles, and drove in 35 runs. She was also one of five Coyotes to have a batting average of .300.
“It’s the little things that will make me miss playing the most,” Lievanos stated.
Mary Menicucci became joined the team as a junior in 2014.
“I would like to coach at any level to show and express my love for the game,”Menicucci stated, as well as playing slow pitch softball.
She hit .294 and drove in 22 runs with six doubles, one triple, and two home runs.
“Being a Coyote was a great experience that I had for two years. We always had fun on the road trips, being goofy and making fun of each other,” she stated.
Menicucci batted .250 with six doubles, two home runs, and 24 runs batted in as a senior.
When asked about her favorite memory Menicucci stated, “I think the last weekend playing as a Coyote because all the girls were emotional and very expressive on how they felt about the game and all the seniors, we felt like a family.”
Nicole Nobbe joined the team in 2014, after playing at Cypress College her freshman and sophomore years.
Her first year on the Coyote softball team was a successful one as she earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American, Daktronoics First-Team All-West Region, NFCA West Region honors along with First-Team All-CCAA (California Collegiate Athletic Association).
“I plan on playing pro softball for a team in Japan. Shortly after my career, I would like to coach at the college level,”Nobbe stated when asked what her future softball plans involved.
Nobbe had a batting average of .500, making her the second player in CCAA history to do so. Her batting average ranked her fourth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Regarding her plans after graduation, Nobbe stated, “I plan to pay off my loans as soon as possible.”
Her senior season continued to showcase her talent as she batted .460 with 24 doubles, 14 home runs, and 35 runs batted in.
“My favorite moment would be senior day, with the most fans we’ve ever had at a game. All our families, friends, and food,” she stated.
Alyssa Ramos joined the team in 2012 as a freshman, boasting two all-league selections while attending Ontario Christian High School.
“Playing for the Coyotes was one of the best experiences of my life, especially the past year. I have met some of my best friends playing softball,” stated Ramos.
During her 2015 season she had a batting average of .299, hit 14 doubles, one home run, and drove in 18 runs.
Ramos’ favorite memory of being on the team was after she hit her first collegiate home run. She stated that, “the best part was rounding third and seeing all of the smiles on the girls faces and feeling them banging on my helmet.”
The Coyotes finished the season with a record of 28-24.