On January 20, 2006 Kerri Jacklets was named head coach of the Providence College softball program. Jacklets enters her 10th season as the head coach of the program. In her tenure, Jacklets has led Providence to five BIG EAST Tournament berths.
At Providence, Jacklets has produced 14 All-BIG EAST selections, one All-BIG EAST Tournament Team player, three All-Northeast Team selections, one College Sports Madness BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and one NFCA All-Region Team player.
In 2014, Jacklets coached two Friars to post season All-BIG EAST honors with Kiki Baldassari making the All-BIG EAST First Team and Danielle Deraney, being selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. It marked the first time a Friar has made the All-BIG EAST First Team since outfielder Mary Rose Sheey did so in 2009.
Kathy McLaughlin enters her third season with the program, her first as the assistant coach. McLaughlin spent the previous two years on the staff as the program’s graduate assistant.
Prior to joining the Friars, McLaughlin enjoyed an impressive four-year playing career at the University of Maryland. McLaughlin started at shortstop for the Terrapins in 210 of her 215 career appearances. During her tenure, she recorded a .300 career batting average, which is currently No. 7 in the Maryland record books. She also led the ACC in overall batting average in 2012 (.385) and batting average in conference games only (.460).
In her final season on the diamond (2012), McLaughlin earned First-Team All-ACC honors. Her .385 batting average in 2012 is the third-best single season average in Terrapin history and her 42 runs that season are fourth-best in school history. McLaughlin is tied for first on the Terps’ career triples list and she also lead the team in singles and triples as a sophomore. In 2010, she was named to the ACC’s Academic Honor Roll. As a freshman, McLaughlin played in 45 games, posted a .287 batting average and finished first on the team in doubles and triples.
AT PROVIDENCE: 2014: Started all 35 games for the Friars … Recorded a .269 batting average … Was second on the team in hits (25)… Tallied 134 putouts for the second-most on the team … Hit two home runs on the year in back-to-back games (4/17, Villanova) … Registered 10 RBI on the season … Selected to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Conference First Team. 2013: Started all 52 games for the Friars as a sophomore … Posted a .342 batting average with 52 hits, 36 RBI, 20 runs scored, 15 doubles and four home runs … Had a team-leading 36 RBI … Recorded a .982 fielding percentage with a team-leading 362 putouts. 2012: Played in 49 games and started in 46 as a freshman … Finished with a .265 batting average … Recorded an eight-game hitting streak and six multiple-hit games … Led the team in home runs with seven and RBI with 27 … Registered a team-high slugging percentage of .470 … Had 13 runs, two doubles and 35 hits … Led the team in total bases with 62 … Named to the BIG EAST Softball Weekly Honor Roll on April 2.
ADOLFO CAMARILLO HS: Was a four-year letter winner in softball … Finished her senior season with a .372 batting average, 31 runs scored and 34 RBI … Led her team to the 2011 CIF SS Division II championship … Was the Pacific View leader in RBI, runs scored, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and fielding percentage … Played on the East-West Senior All-Star game … Named to First Team All-Pacific View League and Camarillo Offensive Player of the Year … Also earned the Community Service Athlete Award (2010-11) and scholar-athlete honors (2008-11) … Recorded a 4.0 GPA or higher every year in high school.