Sortino on Molinari: "Super fast...her small ball game is at her best right now...going to force an opponent to make a choice how to play her because she can really open it up as well."
As A Junior In 2006: Named a Third-Team Easton-Bell All-American, first-team NFCA All-Region, Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team, first-team Atlantic 10 All-Conference and Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference ... Started all 57 games in center field...Batted .388 with 50 runs scored, 69 hits, nine doubles, three triples, 18 RBI, 84 total bases, a .472 slugging percentage, 20 walks, a ..452 on-base percentage, nine sacrifice bunts, an .867 fielding percentage and 25-for-28 in stolen base attempts ... 0.88 runs per game ranked 28th in the nation ... Ranked fourth in A-10 in batting, third in runs, third in hits, sixth in on-base percentage and first in stolen bases ...Led team with a .333 batting average and a run scored at the NCAA Super Regional (May 26-27) ... Batted .444 (4-9) with two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base at the NCAA Regional (May 19-21) ... Hit a team-high .600 (6-10) with two runs scored, a double, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base at the A-10 Tournament (May 11-13) ... Was 3-3 (1.000) with a double, two runs, two RBI, a walk and a stolen base vs. UConn (May 7) Batted .750 (6-8) with six runs scored, two doubles, a triple, two RBI and three stolen bases vs. Rhode Island (May 1) ... Was .429 (3-7) with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base vs. Dayton (April 28) ... Hit 3-5 (.600) with two runs scored and a double at Central Connecticut (April 26) ... Went 3-7 (.429) with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored at Saint Louis (April 23) ... Hit 2-5 (.400) with a walk and three runs scored vs. Harvard (April 20) ... Was 2-3 (.667) with a double, a RBI, two runs scored and a walk at Boston College (April 18) ... Batted .667 (4-6) with two runs scored, two triples, two RBI, a sacrifice and three stolen bases vs. Temple (April 15) ... Was .429 (3-7) with three runs scored, a RBI and a stolen base vs. St. Joseph's (April 13) ... Went 1-3 (.333) with a run scored, a walk and a stolen base at UConn (April 12) ... Batted .400 (2-5) with a run scored, a walk and two sacrifices vs. Charlotte (April 9) ... Hit .500 (4-8) with a run scored, a double, a sacrifice, a stolen base and two RBI at Fordham (April 2) ... Was 2-6 (.333) with two runs scored, a walk and a RBI at La Salle (March 31) ... Batted .571 (4-7) with four runs scored, a RBI and a stolen base vs. Dartmouth (March 29) ... Hit .375 (6-16) with three runs scored, a double, a RBI, two walks, a sacrifice and three stolen bases at the FAU Parent's Weekend Tournament (March 17-19).
As A Sophomore In 2005: Started in 53 games ... Was seventh on the team with a .290 batting average ... Had 36 runs scored, 40 hits, a double, three triples, one home run, nine RBI, 50 total bases, a .362 slugging percentage, 15 walks, a .431 on-base percentage, A team-high nine sacrifices and a .969 fielding percentage ... Led the Atlantic 10 with 31 stolen bases in 31 opportunities ... 0.67 stolen bases per game ranked seventh-best in the nation ... Hit .500 with four runs scored, a home run, a RBI, a walk, a sacrifice and two stolen bases at the A-10 Tournament (May 12-14) ... The home run came against A-10 Pitcher of the Year Sara Kinney of Fordham and was the first of her career ... Batted 2-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases against Quinnipiac (May 8) ... Went 2-4 with two runs scored and a sacrifice against La Salle (April 29) ... Batted 2-6 with a double and two runs scored against Harvard (April 26) ... Batted .500 with a triple, three runs scored, a RBI and four stolen bases against Saint Joseph's (April 15) ... Hit .800 with a run scored, a walk and three stolen bases against Central Connecticut (April 14) ... Was .286 with two runs scored and two stolen bases against Maine (April 6) ... Was 2-6 with a triple, three RBI, two walks and a stolen base at Fordham (April 4) ... Went 3-6 with four runs scored, a walk and two stolen bases against Dartmouth (March 31) ... Was 2-9 with three runs scored, a RBI and four stolen bases at Dayton (March 26) ... Batted .444 with a triple, seven runs scored, a sacrifice and six stolen bases at the Speedline Invitational (March 10-13).
As A Freshman In 2004: Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (April 15) ... Appeared in 49 games, making 45 starts ... Batted .268 with 33 hits, a triple, 24 runs scored (tied for seventh in A-10), eight RBI and 11 walks ... 21-for-27 (.778) in stolen base attempts, which was first in the A-10 and tied for the seventh-most in a school single-season ... Batted .375 (6-16) with three runs scored, two walks and three stolen bases at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 27-29) ... Led the team with a .357 (5-14) batting average at the FAU Worth Invitational (March 6-7) ... Batted .421 (8-19) with a triple, a RBI, four runs scored and two stolen bases at the FIU Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic (March 12-14) ... Hit .400 with two runs scored, a RBI, a walk and two stolen bases at Central Connecticut State (March 30) ... Went 1-3 with two runs scored and a walk at Boston University (April 12).
Before UMass: Three-year letterwinner in softball at Glendora (Calif.) High School ... As a senior captain, was a first team All-Sierra League selection as well as an All-Academic pick and an honorable mention All-CIF selection ... Batted .312 with a .403 on-base percentage as a junior while being named to the first-team All-Baseline League, second-team All-CIF and second-team All-Area ... Batted .364 with a .417 on-base percentage as a sophomore en route to first-team All-Claremont Tournament honors and honorable mention All-CIF accolades.
Personal: Full name is Candice Monet Molinari ... Born May 11, 1985, in Monterey Park, Calif. ... Daughter of Steve and Joy Molinari ... Sister of Cherie, Cassie and Caitlin ... Enrolled in the School of Management, majoring in Accounting.
Candice Molinari's Career Statistics at UMass
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|Saturday, Feb 13|
|at Charlotte||11:00 AM|
|vs Toledo||1:00 PM|
|Sunday, Feb 14|
|vs Youngstown State||11:30 AM|
|Friday, Feb 19|
|vs Saint Francis (PA)||10:00 AM|
|at East Carolina||3:00 PM||GameTracker|
|Saturday, Feb 20|
|vs Bucknell||10:00 AM|