|Emily Potere 8
AS A FRESHMAN (2012)- Written into the starting lineup in three of her 18 appearances...Stroked a base hit in her only conference at bat against Saint Peter's (4/15)...Ended the year on a 3-for-6 swing in her final five games...Recorded a .318 on-base-percentage on the season...Swiped her first career base against St. Francis (Pa.) (3/15).
BEFORE SIENA- Earned four varsity letters at Delaware Valley, and was a three-year starter...Hit .436 as a junior, and was the team's MVP as a senior...Team MVP her senior season...As a freshman, helped guide her team to a PIAA District II Championship while finishing fifth in states...Also recruited by Ball State, Central Connecticut, DePaul, Penn State, and Stony Brook.
PERSONAL- Born August 8, 1993...Was mentored by Ashley Smith, a former professional softball player for the Philadelphia Force...Traveled to Michigan and Colorado to train with Smith who she considers her "best friend" and the reason she is playing Division I...Has a brother Ryan, who graduated from Penn State...Her father Richard is a special agent and she aspires to be a Secret Service agent.
LAJEUNESSE ON POTERE - "Behind the plate, Emily will provide a confident target for our pitching staff, and her strong and accurate throwing arm will keep base runners honest. Offensively, she is capable of hitting for power and demonstrates the ability to drive in runs."