To come home and represent the Bear family once again is a longtime dream come true
BSU Athletics Hall of Famer and former softball standout Carrie (Kuprycz) Consalvi, ’01, has been named head coach of the Bears’ softball team. She replaces Lindsey Couturier who stepped down following the 2022 season.
“We are so excited to have Carrie come back home to BSU to lead our Bears,” said Dr. Marybeth Lamb, associate vice president for athletics and student wellness. “Carrie not only has the expertise, she is a member of the family and understands what being a Bear means to our students, our faculty, staff and alumni. This will be an exciting time for Bears softball.”
Ms. Consalvi was an outstanding catcher and designated player for the Bears from 1998-2000. She ranks fifth all-time in batting average, and her .535 on-base percentage in 1999 ranks fourth.
She helped the Bears capture three straight MASCAC championships and make three consecutive NCAA Division III Tournament appearances. The team won the New England Regional championship and advanced to the Division III World Series in both 1998 and 1999. Ms. Consalvi garnered All-MASCAC First Team accolades and was named to the NFCA All-New England First Team in each of her three seasons. She was also selected to the ECAC Division III New England All-Star Team and was an NFCA Division III Second Team All-American in 1998 and 1999.
Ms. Consalvi, who earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from UMass Dartmouth, is a certified nurse practitioner in cardiology on Cape Cod where she lives with her husband, Dave, ’00, and daughter, Mia.
“To come home and represent the Bear family once again is a longtime dream come true,” said Ms. Consalvi.