Whitney Roberts Named Assistant Softball Coach

Holy Cross Athletics   09-06-2016

Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross head softball coach Jen Lapicki has announced the hiring of Whitney Roberts as an assistant coach. Roberts will work primarily with the program’s pitching staff.

“I am excited to have Whitney joining our staff and the program,” said Lapicki. “She is an extremely talented coach who has a sincere passion for the game and student-athlete development. Whitney’s playing and coaching experience, combined with her knowledge and dedication to the game makes her a valuable asset to our staff and program.”

Roberts recently served as the pitching coach for the Gilford High School softball team from 2015-2016. Additionally, she has been active as the director of softball operations for the Concord Cannons since 2012. Filling the role as head coach for the Cannons’ U-18 squad, she’s totaled a record of 107-34 and led the team to five tournament championships.

Since 2014, Roberts has been working as the Diamond Gems travel pitching coach, as well as the summer camp director for the Concord Sports Center, where she also serves as the lead softball instructor. Roberts was also the pitching coach for both the Newfound High School girl’s softball team and for Lakes Region Softball.

As the assistant varsity softball coach at Pembroke Academy during the 2014-2015 season, Roberts helped the team to the final four in the New Hampshire State Tournament. She holds her Amateur Softball Association (ASA) umpire certification in addition to an Achieve, Certify, Educate (ACE) Level Five coaching certification.

Supplementary to her coaching endeavors, Roberts has engaged in administrative duties through being an ASA tournament director since 2011. Over the course of five years, she has been the tournament director for the NE Xtreme Showcase in 2014, ASA U-18 state tournament in 2013, Cannons Classic tournament in 2012 and the Mount Washington Valley tournament in 2011.

Roberts was a member of the Barry University softball team from 2011-2012 before transferring to Plymouth State University, where she was a pitcher for the Panthers from 2012-2015, serving as team captain during her junior and senior seasons.

At Plymouth State, Roberts earned New Hampshire Union Leader Athlete of the Month recognition in 2014 and was selected as the All-Little East Conference (LEC) second team pitcher from 2013-2015. She was also named LEC Pitcher of the Week in 2014 and LEC Rookie of the Week in 2013. She was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2012-2015.

Roberts received her bachelor’s degree in biological science education from Plymouth State in 2015 and is currently working towards her master’s degree in athletic administration.

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