Patricia Cipicchio is in her second year as the head softball coach at Hamilton College. She guided the Continentals to 13 wins in 2014. One player made the NESCAC All-Conference Team and three student-athletes earned a spot on the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team.
Cipicchio helped lead Williams College to 16 wins as an assistant coach in 2013. The Ephs finished 7-5 and tied for second place in the NESCAC West Division standings. She was an assistant coach at Smith College in 2012.
Cipicchio was a four-year starter at second base and shortstop for Trinity College from 2007 to 2010. She was a team captain and made the NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team her senior year. The Bantams went 22-11 overall and finished runners-up in the 2007 NESCAC Championship, and advanced to the postseason again the following year with an 8-4 record in the NESCAC East Division. Cipicchio started all but one game during her Trinity career and ended up with 97 hits, including 10 home runs.
Cipicchio earned her degree in neuroscience and music, and went on to obtain a master's degree from Smith in 2013. She hails from Southmont, N.C., and was a three-sport athlete at East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.
Liz Slupinski is in her fourth year as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College softball program. Slupinski played softball at the University of Rochester from 2008 to 2011.
Slupinski helped lead Rochester to a 113-58 record and the Yellowjackets appeared in the NCAA regionals in 2008 and 2009. She received University Athletic Association All-Conference second team honors in 2008 and was named Liberty League All-League Honorable Mention in 2008 and 2009. After missing her junior year due to a knee injury, Slupinski was an all-league second team selection in 2011.
Slupinski also enjoyed success in the classroom as she was named to the Liberty League All-Academic Team and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athlete Team in 2011. Student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater to qualify for the NFCA award.
Slupinski graduated with a degree in studio arts with a minor in anthropology. She is from Hamburg, N.Y., and attended Hamburg High School.