Kim Warrington returns to CCRI for her second season as the Lady Knights' head coach.
In her first season at the helm, CCRI finished an impressive 12-7, winning eight consecutive
games from mid-April to the end of the month to cement its status as a top contender
in the region.
Warrington arrived at CCRI in 2017 with a wealth of knowledge from her days as a player, coach and pitching instructor throughout Rhode Island, including a one season as a volunteer assistant at CCRI under former head coach Bev Wiley in 2005.
From 2014 to 2016, Warrington served as the head softball coach at Exeter-West Greenwich High School following a brief stint as a junior varsity and varsity volunteer assistant at North Kingstown High School. She also worked as the assistant softball coach at Roger Williams University in 2006 and 2007.
As a player, Warrington earned All-Little East Conference Honors each year at Rhode
Island College and still holds the school record for career strikeouts (629) and innings
pitched (632). She is also ranked second on RIC's all-time list with 17 career shutouts
and third with a career 1.59 ERA, which she translated into a successful career as
a pitching instructor.
Warrington also thrived at the plate, finishing her career at RIC with the second most doubles in a single season with 15 in 2001.
The Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics honored Warrington with its Distinguished Female Athlete Award in 2004. Warrington graduated cum laude from RIC with certifications in primary education and also a dual certification in special education (K-12). She currently works as a special educator at Portsmouth High School and resides in North Kingstown.
Also returning for her second year is as assistant coach is former Lady Knights' soccer and softball standout Alex Place.
A two-year captain on both teams during her playing days at CCRI, Place earned All-Region XXI honors in softball as a sophomore, batting .397 with 29 hits, including 6 doubles, 2 triples, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored while leading the team with 16 stolen bases. As a freshman, Place batted .330 with 11 RBI and 18 runs scored and led CCRI with 21 steals.
She finished her career ranked third on the school's career stolen base list, tying Jasmine McCone '11 with 37. Place was also recognized by the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) as the 2014 Distinguished Female Athlete for her efforts in both soccer and softball.
Following her playing career at CCRI, Place completed her Bachelor's degree in sports, entertainment and event management from Johnson & Wales University, where she also played goalkeeper for the women's soccer team.
Place is currently a staffing and event coordinator at Tom's Market in Coventry and resides in East Greenwich.