By Marvin Pave GLOBE CORRESPONDENT MARCH 08, 2019
Michelle Grifoni was a four-year starter on the Salem State women’s softball team, captaining the 2012 squad that advanced to the NCAA Division 3 tournament. The Peabody High grad is now back on campus as an adjunct professor. A nurse practitioner, Grifoni lectures on the Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice. “My mom, Carole, who is my role model, is an amazing nurse, and I always wanted to do the same,’’ said Grifoni. A career .330 hitter with 31 stolen bases in 45 attempts, striking out a meager 27 times in 509 at-bats, Grifoni was the university’s Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2012.
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All players interested in trying out for the Salem State softball team are asked to attend a meeting on Tuesday, September 11 from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at the O'Keefe Sports Complex.
Tryouts will take place at Alumni Field on Monday, September 17 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
For further information, please contact head coach Alex Campione
@ email@example.com or call the athletics office at 978-542-7260.
SALEM, MASS. -- Salem State Director of Athletics Tracey Hathaway is pleased to announce that Alex Campione has accepted the position as the new head softball coach at Salem State University. Campione will replace Ariel LaRosa, who was hired in 2017. "Being a former NCAA Division I student-athlete with an impressive resume, Alexandra will be an asset to our softball program. She is highly respected coach with extensive roots in New England. We are excited to have her become an integral part of our program and family here at Salem State University."
Campione spent the past three years as the head coach at Wentworth Institute. Last season, the Leopards posted 11 wins, the most wins by the team in eight years. Under her direction, Wentworth doubled its offensive performance from the previous season in runs, hits, stolen bases, and runs batted in. In addition, Wentworth placed several members on the Academic All-Conference team, as the team GPA remained above a 3.0 during her tenure.