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  Whitney Mollica
Whitney Mollica

Hometown:
Windham, N.H.

High School:
Salem

Height:
5-8

Position:
Director of Softball Operations

Birthdate:
09/25/1986

Alma Mater:
Massachusetts '09


  • M and M Girls: Maroney, Mollica power UMass to NCAA tourney (Eagle Tribune • May 14, 2008)
  • Whitney Mollica Featured In Sports Illustrated's "Faces In The Crowd" (Sports Illustrated • June 1, 2006)
  • Family At Root Of Mollica's Success (ESPN.COM • May 11, 2006)
  • A Home-Schooled Hitter: Zimmer's Granddaughter Shines On UMass Diamond (Boston Globe • May 10, 2006)
  • Granddaughter Of Baseball Icon (Daily Hampshire Gazette • May 4, 2006)
  • Mollica Swings A Powerful Bat (Daily Hampshire Gazette • May 4, 2006)
  • Former Salem Softball Star Making Big At UMass (Manchester Union-Leader • May 4, 2006)

    As A Senior in 2009: NFCA All-Region ... Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team ... Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team ... Played and started in all 51 games ... Batted .333 (54-162) with 10 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 31 RBI, and 38 runs scored ... Hit a three-run home run and a double to lead UMass to a 5-1 win over Washington (5/17) and force a second game in the NCAA Regional Finals ... Went 3-4 with a double and two RBI in a NCAA Regional win over Sacred Heart (5/16) ... Batted 3-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in a NCAA Regional opening win over Cornell (5/15) ... Was 2-3 with a home run in A-10 semifinal win vs. Charlotte (5/8) ... Batted 2-3 with a run scored vs. La Salle (5/2) ... Went 2-2 with a a triple and a three-run home run at Rhode Island (4/28) ... Hit a three-run home run at Charlotte (4/26) ... Batted 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored at UConn (4/23) ... Batted 2-3 with a double, a run, and a RBI vs. Vermont (4/2) ... Batted 2-3, with a triple, three RBI, and two runs in game one and 2-4 with a RBI and two runs in game two at Dayton (3/22) ... Earned All-Tournament honors after batting .444 at the USF Under Armour Showcase (3/13-15) ... Tripled, drove in a run, and scored a run vs. Jacksonville (3/14) ... Had a 3-4 day at the plate with a home run, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored vs. Loyola Marymount (3/14) ... Batted 2-4 with a run and a RBI vs. Central Michigan (3/13) ... Went 1-3 and scored a run vs. Oklahoma (2/22) ... Walked twice and scored three runs vs. N.C. State (2/20) ... Drove in the game's only run with a single in a 1-0 win vs. #5 Michigan (2/8) ... Went 3-4 with a double in her first game as DP of the season vs. Long Island (2/7) ... Started the season with a bang, hitting a grand slam to blow open the game in a 8-3 win vs. Maryland (2/6).

    As a Junior in 2008: ECAC All-Star first team ... NFCA All-Northeast Region second team ... Earned A-10 All-Conference first team honors ... Batted .329 (56-170) with 25 runs scored, 56 hits, five doubles, one triple, six home runs and 32 RBI ... She compiled a .476 slugging percentage, .378 on-base percentage, drew 12 walks and successfully stole 4-of-5 bases ... Had a team leading 125 assists while turning six double plays from her third base spot ... Starting all 55 games of the season, Mollica recorded 13 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI against Charlotte (5/9) in the A-10 Tournament ... had the game-winning walk-off RBI single in a 5-4 nine-inning victory over Charlotte in the A-10 Championship semifinals ... Went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and one RBI in a double header at St. Louis (4/26) ... Went 1-for-3 at UConn (4/23) ... Went 2-for-5 with one run scored in a doubleheader against Dayton (4/20) ... Had 2 hits including a home run at Boston University (4/17) ... Went 2-for-2 with one run scored and two RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Rhode Island (4/15) ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI in a doubleheader against Temple ... Went 3-7 with an RBI against Saint Joseph's (4/11-4/12) ... Went 3-for-8 with two RBI's and one run scored in a doubleheader against Dartmouth (3/26) ... Went 5-8 with four runs scored, four RBI's, two doubles and a home run in a double header against La Salle (3/22) ... Went 6-17 with 3 runs, one of which was scored against #2 Texas A&M and went 3-3 against #18 Mississippi State at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (2/29-3/2) ... Went 4-19 at the Palm Springs Classic (2/22-24), with one double and one homerun.

    As a Sophomore in 2007: First-Team ESPN.com Preseason All-American ... Named to USA Softball Player of the Year Watch List ... Played and started in all 54 games ... Finished with a .305 (47-154) batting average, seven doubles, four home runs, 32 RBI, and 13 runs ... Led the A-10 in sacrifice bunts with 19 ... Third on the team in home runs (4) ... Drove in six runs while going 2-4 with a home run, double, and two runs scored in a doubleheader at St. Joseph's (4/22) ... Batted 3-7 with a home run, three RBI, and a run in back-to-back games vs. Fordham (5/4-5) ... Was 2-3 with a triple, two RBI, and a run in the NCAA Regionals vs. Long Island (5/19) ... Went 2-2 with a home run and two walks vs. Coastal Carolina (2/25) ... Hit a home run at Rhode Island (4/3) ... Drove in two runs and scored twice while going 2-3 with a double vs. Dartmouth (3/28) ... Was 2-3 with two RBI and a run scored at San Diego State (2/10).

    As A Freshman In 2006: Named a second-team Easton-Bell All-American, first-team NFCA All-Region and first-team Atlantic 10 All-Conference ... Became the first player in Atlantic 10 history to be named both Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season ... Started all 57 games at third base ... Batted .394 with 38 runs scored, 65 hits, 17 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs, 61 RBI, 126 total bases, a .764 slugging percentage, 19 walks, a .460 on-base percentage, one sacrifice fly, 13 sacrifice bunts, six stolen bases and a .893 fielding percentage ... Ranked seventh in the nation in RBI per game (1.07), 49th in batting average, 20th in slugging percentage and 30th in doubles per game (0.30) ... ranked second in the A-10 in batting average, seventh in runs scored, first in doubles, first in total bases, first in sacrifice bunts, first in slugging percentage, fifth in hits, tied for third in triples, fourth in on-base percentage, first in RBI and first in home runs ... Batted .250 (2-8) with two runs scored, a double, a home run and two RBI at the NCAA Super Regional (May 26-27) ... 0-6 with a walk and four sacrifices at the NCAA Regional (May 19-21) ... Batted .333 (1-3) with a solo home run, two walks and four sacrifices at the A-10 Tournament (May 11-13) ... Hit .333 (2-6) with three runs scored, a double and two RBI at St. Bonaventure (May 5) ...Went 5-8 (.625) with three runs scored, a triple, a walk and six RBI vs. Rhode Island (May 1) ... Hit .500 (3-6) with two doubles and a run scored vs. Dayton (April 28) ... Went 2-4 (.500) with a two-run home run and a walk at Central Connecticut (April 26) ... Home run was her 10th of the season breaking the all-time freshman record at UMass ... Batted .500 (2-4) with two walks vs. Harvard (April 20) ... Batted .500 (3-6) with three runs scored, two home runs, five RBI, two walks and a stolen base vs. Temple (April 15) ... RBI total broke the all-time school single-season tally (45) she tied the record for most home runs in a season by a freshman (9) ... Batted .400 (2-5) with a double, a run scored, four RBI, a sacrifice fly and a stolen base vs. St. Joseph's (April 13) ... Batted .500 (2-4) with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored at UConn (April 12) ... Batted .400 (2-5) with four runs scored, a home run, four RBI, a sacrifice and a stolen base vs. Charlotte (April 9) ... Hit .600 (6-10) with two runs scored, a double, two home runs and six RBI ... Batted a team-high .800 (4-5) with four runs scored, a double, triple, home run, sacrifice and four RBI at La Salle (March 31) ... Hit .400 (2-5) with two doubles, two runs scored, two walks and three RBI vs. Dartmouth (March 29) ... Batted .571 (4-7) with a run scored, home run, four RBI, a walk and a stolen base at George Washington (March 24) ... Batted a team-high .421 (8-19) with a triple, home run, six RBI and a stolen base at the FAU Parent's Weekend Tournament (March 17-19) ... Batted .360 (9-25) with five runs scored, three doubles, a home run, seven RBI, a walk and a sacrifice at the adidas Invitational (March 9-12) ... Second on the team with a .333 average at the Campbell/Cartier Classic (Feb. 10-12) ... Had a double, triple, two RBI and three walks. Hit the game-winning two-run triple in the sixth inning against Sacramento State (Feb. 10).

    Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Salem (N.H.) High School where she was a captain as a junior and a senior ... Team went 81-9 during her four years ... Batted .556 her senior year with 28 runs scored, 40 hits, 18 RBI, five doubles, eight triples, one home run and 19 walks ... Also went 13-3 in the circle as a pitcher ... For her career, set the school record with 149 hits ... Had a .484 batting average, 99 runs scored, 84 RBI, 21 doubles, 14 triples and six home runs ... Senior year accolades included Class L Player of the Year, team MVP, Salem High School, Female Athlete of the Year, New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year, Varsity Magazine first-team selection as the Best Player in New Hampshire and "Who's Who In High School Sports ... Three-time first-team All-State ... Four-time first-team Eagle Tribune All-Star ... Named the Eagle Tribune Co-Freshman of the Year in 2002 ... Softball team was state champions her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Was also a four-year letterwinner in field hockey where team was two-time state champions ... Was a multiple All-State and All-Star field hockey player as well.

    Personal: Full name is Whitney Meehan Mollica ... Born September 25, 1986, in Methuen, Mass. ... Daughter of David and Donna Zimmer Mollica ... Grandfather is former major league baseball player/manager and current Tampa Bay Devil Rays coach Don Zimmer ... Enrolled in the School of Management majoring in Sport Management.

    Whitney Mollica's Career Statistics at UMass

    YEAR
    AVG.
    GP-GS
    AB
    R
    H
    2B
    3B
    HR
    RBI
    TB
    SLG.
    BB
    SF-SH
    SB-A
    2006
    .394
    57-57
    165
    38
    65
    17
    4
    12
    61
    126
    .764
    19
    1-13
    6-7
    2007
    .305
    54-54
    154
    13
    47
    7
    1
    4
    32
    68
    .442
    11
    0-19
    3-3
    2008
    .329
    55-55
    170
    25
    56
    5
    1
    6
    32
    81
    .476
    12
    3-11
    4-5
    2009
    .333
    51-51
    162
    38
    54
    10
    3
    6
    31
    88
    .543
    12
    0-6
    6-6
    Career
    .341
    217-217
    651
    114
    222
    39
    9
    28
    156
    363
    .558
    54
    4-50
    19-21
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