Andrea D’Innocenzo, a two-time All-American and BIG EAST Conference player of
the year for the University of Connecticut softball team, returns for her fifth
season as assistant coach after joining the coaching staff in 2004.
D’Innocenzo came to UConn from Stony Brook University where she served as an
assistant coordinator for alumni relations events for nine months. During
2001-2002, D’Innocenzo was the assistant softball coach at Stony Brook.
Playing for the Huskies from 1992-1995, D’Innocenzo helped lead the team to
three BIG EAST conference titles. In 1993, UConn went on to win the NCAA
Division I Regional Championship and participated in the Women’s College World
Series. D’Innocenzo was named to the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament
Team that year, after having also been named to the first team in the BIG EAST,
Northeast Region, New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association and ECAC. She also earned third team All-America honors that year and again in 1995.
D’Innocenzo was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year in 1992 and went on to be
a three-time member of the BIG EAST first team as well as the Northeast Region
first team. As a senior, D’Innocenzo was honored as the BIG EAST Player of the
D’Innocenzo also was the assistant coach at UMass-Lowell from 1999 to 2001. She
then went on to play overseas professionally for four months for the Crocetta
Italian softball team in Parma, Italy. D’Innocenzo also has four years of
professional playing experience in the United States, having played from
1997-2000 in the Women’s Professional Softball League where she was twice named
a league All-Star.
D’Innocenzo holds numerous records for UConn from her playing days. Her 212
games played stand atop the career list, as well as her 20 home runs and 49
doubles. She ranks second in career RBI with 125 and second in total bases with
359. On the single-season record lists, D’Innocenzo ranks first in home runs
with nine in 1993, and first in doubles with 18 in 1995. She holds a place in
the top 10 for single-season doubles for every year she played. D’Innocenzo’s
career batting average of .347 stands fourth on the all-time list.
A native of Andover, Mass., D’Innocenzo earned a bachelor’s degree in science
from UConn in 1995, and went on to receive a master’s in professional
communication from Clark University in 2001.