Albany, NY—Erica Li, the Head Softball Coach at The Sage Colleges' has been appointed Empire 8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano to serve as a member of the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee for softball.
Li, just completed her first season as the head softball coach at Sage after joining the department in October, 2018. Li, a 2016 graduate of Williams College, came to Sage after serving as the softball coach and the coordinator of academic success and diversity at nearby Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Li arrived at MCLA having garnered the NCAA's NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant. While at MCLA, she served as the College's coordinator of academic success and diversity under the NCAA Grant. In addition, she was also named the head softball coach at MCLA in May of 2018 after serving as the team's interim coach during the 2018 season.
She enjoyed a decorated softball career at Williams College. While an Eph, Li was a four-year letterwinner for the program, serving as captain during her senior season. She was named an All-American in 2016, and was also tabbed as the New England Small College Athletics Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Year.
Her teams at Williams competed in the NCAA Tournament during her final three seasons, which included trips to the regional finals in both 2015 and 2016. While Li was an accomplished softball player, she was also an active member of the campus community. She served as a junior advisor at Williams, which is a mentoring program for first-year students. She was selected out of a pool of 120 candidates for the advising position at Williams. The program entailed living amongst the first-year students, mentoring them academically, and assisting them with the transition to Williams.