Jannelle Iaquinto
Jannelle Iaquinto
Title: Head Softball Coach
Phone: (401) 341-3228
Email: jannelle.iaquinto@salve.edu

Jannelle Iaquinto begins her fourth season at Salve Regina. She has guided the Seahawks to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) tournament in each of her first three seasons, capturing the 2017 conference championship and berth to the NCAA Tournament. The 2017 Coach of the Year has produced 19 All CCC Selections, 6 NFCA All-Academic players, the 2017 Player of the year, 3 NFCA All-Region players and achieved national rankings in stolen bases.

A former Division 1 scholarship pitcher, Iaquinto’s pitching staffs remain dominant in the circle. Under her leadership, 4 pitchers in 5 seasons have received Pitcher of the Year accolades (Marist, 2015, 2016, Salve Regina 2017, 2019).

Iaquinto came to Salve Regina after spending two seasons coaching at Division I Marist College where she helped the Red Foxes achieve their best season in program history. Marist won a program-record 45 games in 2016, and captured both the MAAC regular-season and tournament championships (Knoxville, TN). Seven players on the 2016 roster ranked in the top 100, one a national top 10 finalist for Rookie of the Year. She previously held coaching positions at Merrimack College, Suffolk University, Emerson College and Lesley University.

In her playing career, Iaquinto pitched for Siena College for three seasons (2004-05, 2007). Before that she closed out her high school career at Arlington Catholic as the school's all-time leader in strikeouts (647). During her stellar career, the 2-time captain was recognized on the Boston Globe All-League team as well as the Boston Herald All-Scholastic team.

Career Coaching Accolades

  • 5 Conference Tournament Appearances (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 3 Conference Championships (2013, 2014, 2017)
  • CCC Coach of the Year (2017)
  • 19 All CCC Selections (2019: 7, 2018: 3, 2017: 9)
  • NFCA Second Team All-Region Selection (2018)
  • NFCA First Team All-Region Selections (2019, 2014, 2014)
  • NFCA All-Academic Players (2019; 6)
  • 2019 RAIAW Award Recipient
  • 2017 Program record for wins (23)
  • CCC Player of the year (2017)
  • CCC Pitcher of the year (2017, 2019)
  • National Ranking (#2) in stolen bases 2017
  • NECC Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • MAAC Regular Season Champions (2016)
  • NCAA Regional Appearance (2016 – Knoxville, TN)
  • Program record for wins (45)
  • MAAC Pitcher of the Year (2015, 2016)
  • Three All MAAC Pitchers 2015, 2016
  • 2016 All-Rookie Team Pitcher 2016
  • 2016 members ranked in Top 100 nationally (7)
  • 2016 National Top 50 Rankings in 8 categories stolen bases (4), win-loss percentage (11), doubles (14), batting average (19)

Championship Appearences

  • 2019, Salve Regina University, (CCC)
  • 2018, Salve Regina University (CCC)
  • 2017, Salve Regina University (CCC)
  • 2016, Marist College (MAAC)
  • 2014, Lesley University (NECC)
  • 2013, Lesley University (NECC)
  • 2011, Emerson College (GNAC)

Conference Champions

  • 2017, Salve Regina University (CCC)
  • 2016, Marist College (MAAC)
  • 2014, Lesley University (NECC)
  • 2013, Lesley University (NECC)