Competed for Team Italy at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
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Personal: Has dual citizenship in Italy and the United States … great-grandparents are Italian immigrants who were originally from Fano, Italy … has three brothers … twin brother, Daniel, played college ice hockey … younger brother, Michael, lives and works in New York City … youngest brother, Jonny, plays college golf at Cleveland State … graduated from Northwestern in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in communications … also completed her Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Northwestern in 2016 before earning a School of Professional Studies Certificate in Leadership and Marketing in 2017 … served as Director of Operations for the Northwestern softball and field hockey programs from 2018-21 … husband, Kyle Ruchim, played baseball at Northwestern and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014 Major League Baseball Draft … husband also played professionally with the Schaumburg Boomers in 2015 and 2017 while also spending time in the Chicago White Sox organization in 2016 … will be inducted into Bishop Dwenger High School Hall of Fame in October 2022 … led her high school softball team to the first state title in program history in 2010.
International Experience: Competed for Team Italy at 2020 Tokyo Olympics … batted .231 in five games with three hits … also fashioned perfect fielding percentage with 14 assists and eight putouts … led Italian National Team to 2021 European Championship, posting .526 batting average with .615 on-base percentage and 1.263 slugging percentage … also competed in 2020 Australian Pacific Cup.
Other Professional Experience: Played for the NPF’s Chicago Bandits during 2016 season … tallied six hits in 14 games, including a home run, while driving in three runs … spent three years in the Italian Softball League … won 2021 Italian Pro League batting title after leading the league with a .517 batting average and eight home runs.
At Northwestern: Played final three seasons with the Wildcats after beginning her career at Boston College … earned NFCA All-Region Team distinction three times … two-time First-Team All-Big Ten Conference selection … Third-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree as a senior … tallied 34 home runs and 159 runs batted in over 158 games at Northwestern while hitting .351 … also tallied 160 hits, including 39 doubles with seven triples, while scoring 107 runs … led NCAA Division I with nine sacrifice flies during 2015 season … ranks seventh in program history in batting average and runs batted in… also stands 10th at Northwestern in career home runs … posted .693 career slugging percentage, the fourth-highest mark in school history … one of three players to hit three doubles in a game in Northwestern history … finalist for 2016 Senior CLASS Award … played in 66 games over two seasons at Boston College, posting .317 batting average with eight home runs and 29 runs batted in … tallied 52 hits with the Eagles, including 12 doubles and a triple … earned Second-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition in 2012.
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