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New England's Finest Showcase
New England's Finest Showcase

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The RI Thunder Gold (Lotti)  was founded in 1997 and is one of New England's premier organizations.


Rhode Island Thunder Gold is ranked 22 in the country by Flosoftball in the FAB 50 18U Club Rankings.    
Coach Dave Lotti feels this Thunder team could be his best in the 15 years he's run the program. The perennial PGF Nationals qualifier has all four of his pitching starters back, including Hot 100 2017 hurler Mary Haff (Arkansas), who was only able to play in 10 games due to injury but is healthy now. Another Hot 100 pitcher to keep an eye on is 2019 grad Vanessa Oatley (Penn State). Lotti also has a pair of outstanding 2020s in infielder Kayla Baptista (uncommitted), who started at third base for the Gold team last year as an 8th-grader and batted in the two-hole, and CF Lauren Keleher, who has only had one strikeout at the plate in three years of club ball.

There are 15 teams that proudly fly the banner from 10's to 18's.  It is run by Dave Lotti, a nationally known travel coach since 1997 with a vast network of college coaches available to him at any time. He has been assisted by Bob Rossi since 2002. Bob Rossi is responsible for talking to college coaches from around the country on behalf of the players in the organization. Rhode Island Thunder Gold (Lotti) is PROUD to say all girls on this team have gone to school on scholarship. 75% of these scholarships have been full rides.

Many girls have gone on to become leaders in business, lawyers, doctors, teachers and college coaches.  Hundreds of RI Thunder players throughout the organization have received scholarship money.

RI Thunder Gold (Lotti) are know nationally for the following recent accomplishments:

2011 Independence Day  Boulder Co.    3rd
2012 Demarini Glen Ellyn, Il.                    2nd
2014 PGF                                               Top 13
2015 DeMarini  Glen Ellyn,Il.                     3rd
2015 Independence Day Boulder Co.     9th

RI Thunder Gold host 4 Showcase tournaments throughout the year. Teams come from all over the country.
The tournaments have become a huge success with hundreds of college coaches attending.
 
The coaching staff at Thunder believe in old school values.
Respect of self.
Respect of parent.
Respect of teammate.
Respect of coach.
Respect of teams we are playing.
We are a team driven by TOTAL respect for everyone.
We are here to develop the entire person not just the athlete.
 
Go RI Thunder Gold!!!!
 
The following alumni or college bound players play(ed) for the Rhode Thunder organization:
Class of 2020        
Kayla Baptista        
           
Class of 2019        
Vanessa Oatley Megan Gorman Liana Antonelli
           
Class of 2018        
MacKenzie Beyer Emily Piersgustavo Maddie Burns
Jessica Tomaso        
           
Class of 2017        
Mary Haff  Julia DaCosta Gabby Conca
Nicole Teague        
           
Class of 2016        
Christa Wagner Thais Gonzalez Adrian Smith 
Ashley Hession Kaitlin Mattera Peyton Silvermann
Guiliana Hathaway        
Class of 2015        
Tori Dubois Adriana Toro Ashley Guillete
Sarah Dawson        
Class of 2014        
Theresa Kane Kristen Niland Christina Ramirez
Madi Shaw Gianna Hathaway Sydney Matzko
Hannah Anderson Britanny McNulla    
Class of 2013        
Kayla Maloney Ali Page Lindsay Mayer
Shannon Smith Nicole Lundstrom    
Classof 2012        
Patty Borges Olivia Godin Meghan Rico
Briana Chuisano        
Class of 2011        
Lauren Duggan Emily Felbaum Nikki Silva
           
Class of 2010        
Elise Fortier Maggie Quealy Tori Rocha
Alyssa Zahka        
Class 2009   Class 2008   Class 2007  
Jayme Mask Boston U Erin Wade Hofstra Christina Pinkus Wagner
Kiki Saveriano UConn Amy Vaughan UConn Jocelyn Abaray UVermont
Emily Wilcox UDelaware Michelle Hollebeke Colgate Lindsay Rice Brown
Kristen Mitchell LeHigh Megan Lamoureux Marist Tierney Marceau Post Univ
Amy Leal  Caldwell  Kyllie Magill UMass    
    Danielle Lotti Dominican    
    Kelly Ryan Caldwell    
Class 2006   Class 2005   Class 2004  
Tricia Sullivan UConn Megan Correia LIU Maggie Feix UMass
Samantha Shawn UDelaware Kayleigh Lotti Hofstra Erika Marini  Wheaton
Stephanie George UMaine Krystal Shannon Shippensburg Danielle Rezendes Barry U
Kate Revens Providence        
Ann Kyzer UHartford        
Amanda Audette Holy Cross