Friday, October 7, 2011
MAAC Players---Katie Lancellotti, Canisius
One of the top defensive shortstops in the MAAC, Katie Lancellotti enters her senior season five home runs short of setting the all-time Canisius record for long balls in a career. Not surprising considering her father, former baseball player Rick Lancellotti, holds the record for most homers in a minor league career. Katie also has a shot at the all-time Canisius RBI record; 52 would get it for her.
Although Katie hits the ball very hard, she's primarily known for her outstanding play in the field. The anchor of the Golden Griffin defense committed only one error in 2011, playing every inning and fielding 152 chances. She was tops in the conference of those fielding more than 100 chances with a .993 fielding percentage. She has outstanding range and a very strong arm; if the ball is anywhere near her, she'll get it.
Katie will be robbing hitters of base hits one more season!