HIALEAH, FL. - ASA Miami athletic director Ken Wilcox announced the hiring of Geena Capitini to become the head softball coach for the Silver Storm.
Capitini will spearhead the inauguration of ASA Miami's softball program immediately. The program is set to begin play in the spring of 2019.
Capitini comes to ASA after serving as an assistant coach with the Ottawa University softball program for one year. The NAIA program finished the 2018 season 37-16 and 15-7 in conference play. The Braves finished third during the regular season in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play and lost in the championship game of the KCAC Softball Tournament versus Tabor College. Capitini helped improve the Braves batting average at Ottawa from .286 to .308 in one season.
Before joining Ottawa, Capitini was a graduate assistant in 2016-17 for Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida. While at KU, she coached the hitters and assisted with the defense and conditioning. The KU softball team improved its winning percentage from .214 to .316 in 2017 with her on the staff.
Capitini attended Lynn University her senior season. She appeared in 42 games, hitting .266 with eight home runs and 16 runs driven in. Capitini spent her junior season at Bethune-Cookman University. There she played in 47 games, making 42 starts. She hit .235 with five home runs, 24 runs batted in and 17 runs scored. She led the team in home runs and was tied for second on the team in RBI. Capitini spent her freshman and sophomore seasons at Santa Fe State College. She was a two-time Second Team All-Mid-Florida selection. Capitini hit .350 as a sophomore, and had a .313 batting average as a freshman. Capitini helped Santa Fe State College to the 2013 NJCAA National Tournament. The team finished the season ranked ninth in the nation.
Capitini graduated from Lynn University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts with a focus in criminal justice. She also graduated from Santa Fe State College with an associates degree in liberal arts. The Boynton Beach native also runs the Geena Capitini Softball Training in West Palm Beach since May of 2016.