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Carri Leto Martin
Carri Leto Martin
Title: Assistant Coach (Vol)
Organization: Softball
College: Northwestern 2004
Experience: Sixth Season

Helping the Harvard softball team to two Ivy League Championships and four Ivy League North Division titles in the past five years, Carri Leto Martin begins her sixth season on the Crimson coaching staff in 2012.

In her first season with the Crimson, Martin helped lead the Crimson to its fourth Ivy League championship, posting a 31-15 record and a 14-6 Ivy League mark. The team followed up its regular season success by winning the inaugural Ivy League Championship series against Penn and advancing to the NCAA tournament. Pitcher of the Year Shelly Madick and Rookie of the Year Lauren Murphy were all-region honorees and were among six All-Ivy selections from the Crimson.

Martin helped Harvard win another division crown in 2008 and 2010.  In 2008, the Crimson posted a 14-6 Ivy mark to advance to a second straight Ivy League Championship series and in 2010, its 17-3 Ivy record propelled it to yet another Ivy League Championship Series. Martin was an integral part of the 2011 Ivy championship team that broke school records for wins in a season (36) and Ivy wins in a season (18).

The former Northwestern star spent five years as a professional softball player in the National Pro Fastpitch league upon graduation. Martin spent her first two years in the NPF with the New York Juggernaut, her third year with the Philadelphia Force and her last two years with the New England Riptide as the starting second baseman. Martin was drafted during her senior year of college and signed with the Juggernaut in 2004, making an immediate impact. She was named a 2004 National Pro Fastpitch All-Star. She led the team and ranked fourth in the league in stolen bases and helped her team to win the inaugural NPF championship title. In her second season with the Nauts, she was again named to the All-Star team and helped lead her team to an appearance in the playoffs. Martin was named the 2005 NPF Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-Star in her third season with the Force. With the Riptide, Martin led the team in at bats, hits and triples and was second in batting average, doubles, runs scored and stolen bases as she led her team to a third place finish.

Martin was part of the Teamsmith Nationals 2002 North American Tour. The Nationals compiled a 40-3 tour record and earned a third place finish at the Canada Cup. Martin also played second base for the Southern California Hurricanes Women's Major team in 2001 and 2002, garnering second-team All-America accolades. Martin attended the January 2005 USA Olympic Team Camp after missing previous camps with an injury. She spent 2006 as a volunteer assistant softball coach at Columbia while working as the Supervisor of Ticket Sales and Membership for the Lions' athletic department.

A three-year team captain, Martin finished her college career at Northwestern ranked in the school's top seven in 10 different career offensive categories. In 2004, she was Northwestern's NCAA Division I Woman of the Year and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team as well as the Big Ten All-tournament team. For three consecutive years, she was a second-team All-Big Ten selection (2002 at shortstop, 2003 and 2004 at second base) and Big Ten All-Academic honoree (2002, 2003 and 2004). She was named to the NFCA All-MidEast Region first in 2001 and second team in 2004.  She is the first Northwestern female athlete to play for a professional franchise.

Martin graduated from Northwestern in 2004 with a degree in communication studies and spent time as an undergraduate teaching and research assistant in the communications department. She completed her Masters in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Human Development and Psychology in 2011. A San Diego, Calif., native, Martin resides in Boston with her husband, JD Martin, and is expecting her first child in early June, 2012.

 

 

The former Northwestern University star spent five years as a professional softball player in the National Pro Fastpitch league upon graduation. Martin spent her first two years in the NPF with the New York Juggernaut, her third year with the Philadelphia Force and her last two years with the New England Riptide as the starting second baseman. Martin was drafted during her senior year of college and signed with the Juggernaut in 2004, making an immediate impact. She was named a 2004 National Pro Fastpitch All-Star. She led the team and ranked fourth in the league in stolen bases and helped her team to win the inaugural NPF championship title. In her second season with the Nauts, she was again named to the All-Star team and helped lead her team to an appearance in the playoffs. Martin was named the 2005 NPF Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-Star in her third season with the Force. With the Riptide, Martin led the team in at bats, hits and triples as she led her team to a third place finish.