Patricia Cipicchio is in her first year as the head softball coach at Hamilton College. Cipicchio was an assistant softball coach at Williams College last season.
Cipicchio helped lead Williams to 16 wins in 2013. The Ephs finished 7-5 in the NESCAC West Division and tied for second place in the 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 career at Trinity and ended up with 97 hits, including 10 home runs.
Cipicchio received her bachelor's degree from Trinity in neuroscience and music, and earned her 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 second 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 during her four-year career, and the Yellowjackets appeared in the NCAA championship regional 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 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 in 2011 with a degree in studio arts and a minor in anthropology. She is from Hamburg, N.Y., and attended Hamburg High School.