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Top Prospects 

Winter Camp!!!

Many of the Rhode Island Thunder players attended the winter Top Prospects camp in Long Island, New York.    

Bishop Feehan freshman and Rhode Island Thunder Elite player Julia DaCosta (shown to the left) flashing some glove work at the camp!

The players from the Rhode Island Thunder organization were impressive!!!!  

Included is an excellent article regarding showcase softball in the Northeast with a focus on The New England's Finest Tournament hosted by the Rhode Island Thunder Gold.  Our goal as an organization is to support the players in the region and provide them the very best opportunities to be seen by collegiate scouts and coaches!

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Team Updates


RI Thunder Showcase team is looking for 2 more players to complete our roster.  All positions are open for consideration.  We will play in a very competitive and exciting summer schedule that includes:

Polar Crush Showcase (MA)
Traditions Showcase (CT)
Stars and Stripes Showcase (RI)
USA Elite Showcase (CT)
Mizuno USSSA Showcase (CT)
and RI Thunder Golds New England's Finest (MA)

We provide top quality training access and practice time/space and play in the most competitive showcases in New England.  

There is no cost to come for a tryout and workout with the team.  If you are interested, please contact coach OConnell at 508-423-6593 or

18U RI Thunder Elite team is looking to add to our roster.  All positions are being considered.  Please contact Mark Dacosta at 401-447-2136

16U RI Thunder Gold:  The 16U RI Thunder Gold is looking for a pitcher and catcher to complete our roster. For more information email Kevin Clapp at or by phone (774-473-7548)

12U RI Thunder Gold:  We are looking for a couple players to complete our 12U rosters.  All positions considered.  If interested, please contact Ed Lincoln (401-529-8975) or use the "contact us" link above.


The Next Level Summer Softball Clinic    
featuring Jen McIntyre (Boston University Associate Head Coach), Kathryn Gleeson (Boston University Head Coach), & Courtney Oliver (NC State Assistant Head Coach)

Details in the attached flyer!

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Next Level Summer Clinic Details!

Get your skills to the NEXT LEVEL this summer! Sign up now with one of our four COLLEGE COACHES in pitching, fielding, hitting, or outfield!

Sessions are an hour long, with only 4 players per coach. This is a great opportunity to get individual instruction by our expert coaches. Don't miss out! The NEXT LEVEL clinic will be held on July 7th and 8th at the PAL complex in Plainville, MA. Please with any questions.


Use the attached form above to sign up!



Rhode Island Thunder: Player Spotlight

Briana Chiusano,

2013 (Freshman): Named to Big South Conference's inaugural All-Freshman Team...Started 58 of the team's 59 games, all in the leadoff spot... Led the team with 62 hits and 47 runs, ranking first and second, respectively among freshman in the Big South...Successful on all 29 stolen base attempts, the second-most steals in the conference, tied for 48th in the nation, and the fifth highest single-season total in school history... Led all Chants with 16 multiple-hit games, scored at least two runs in 10 games and had four doubles and two triples... Was second on the team with a .330 average and second among starters with a .406 on-base percentage... Had hitting streaks of eight and seven games... Went 3-for-4 with four runs and two RBIs against Charleston Southern on April 2.

High School

At Mansfield HS: Posted a school-record .569 batting average during her senior season ... Holds school record for career stolen bases with 96 and stolen bases in a single season, swiping 34 as a junior ... Totaled 14 doubles, eight triples, five home runs and 50 RBIs in four seasons ... Named a Boston Herald All-Star and ESPN All-Star in 2012, along with earning Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors ... Named a Boston Globe All-Star in 2011 and a Sun Chronicle All-Star all four years ... Set a new school mark in the 55 meters and is part of the school-record holding 4 x 200 relay team ... Earned Sun Chronicle All-Star honors in track as a junior and a senior ... Honor Roll for three years.

Played travel ball with the Rhode Island Thunder Gold!



 Our 10U team recently took the field with the Providence College Lady Friars!