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 ninth season and third as associate head 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 Year.ÂÂÂÂÂ?@
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. D'Innocenzo currently resides in Vernon, Conn. with her spouse and their daughter, Mia.