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:
|Class of 2019|
|Vanessa Oatley||Megan Gorman||Liana Antonelli|
|Class of 2018|
|MacKenzie Beyer||Emily Piersgustavo||Maddie Burns|
|Class of 2017|
|Mary Haff||Julia DaCosta||Gabby Conca|
|Class of 2016|
|Christa Wagner||Thais Gonzalez||Adrian Smith|
|Ashley Hession||Kaitlin Mattera||Peyton Silvermann|
|Class of 2015|
|Tori Dubois||Adriana Toro||Ashley Guillete|
|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|
|Patty Borges||Olivia Godin||Meghan Rico|
|Class of 2011|
|Lauren Duggan||Emily Felbaum||Nikki Silva|
|Class of 2010|
|Elise Fortier||Maggie Quealy||Tori Rocha|
|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|
|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|
|Amanda Audette||Holy Cross|