Elected : USSSA New York Hall Of Fame in 2006
Inducted : March 2007, Rochester, NY
Carol was born in Rochester, New York and attended West Irondequiot High School. Carol then attended RIT and received a B.S. degree in accounting and graduated in 1977. Carol's softball career started out as a 'Family Affair' as she and her sister Lorie starting playing at age 7 in the Irondequoit Athletic League coached by their dad. Lorie still plays competitive softball today in Atlanta, Georgia. Carol's bother Don coached women's softball for many years and in 1976 opened and still operates Amateur Sports Park in Rochester, NY.
Carol was part of the young group of players who came to the Fighting Green and Gold (FG&G), then known as Muxworthy's, in 1967. Carol arrived as a catcher and was converted to a pitcher in 1969. From that point on, she became the greatest 'big game' pitcher in slo-pitch softball and the FG&G became a national powerhouse. In her 7 years pitching, Carol started 266 games and won 219 against 41 loses for a .842 winning percentage. She had 3 straight years of 50 wins and topped off with 55 in 1973. Her earned run average (ERA) during her career was an unbelievable 1.56. Her lowest ERA was in 1973 when she posted a 0.85, almost unheard of in slo-pitch softball. In her pitching career, Carol had 51 shutouts, 5 one hit games and 2 no hitters. In addition, Carol was a great hitter, especially in the clutch. She was said to be just as tenacious at bat as she was on the mound. Carol had a lifetime batting average of nearly .400 and a slugging average of over .500.
In addition, Carol was a 8 times tournament all-star or MVP. Her greatest honor came in 1972 when she was named to the All- World Tournament Team as she pitched the FG&G to the first World Title.
After a playing career that spanned 25 years, Carol's focus turned to managing and coaching which she continued until 2002. Carol gives credit to her coach Duane McCoy, who she feels is the person the most responsible for her playing and coaching development. She was able to play with and coach many of the finest women athletes in the Rochester Area. Many of her friends today have been met through playing and coaching the game.