TAMPA, Aug. 23, 2022 – University of South Florida softball head coach Ken Eriksen has added three transfer players to his roster for the upcoming 2023 season. The program welcomes senior pitcher Gabriella Nori, redshirt-junior catcher Rian Eigenmann and a junior infielder Marissa Trivelpiece.

“All three of the transfers have an incredible opportunity to have an impact on our program’s continued success,” Eriksen said. “Each one of these young women have had college experiences that I feel will benefit USF Softball. I am excited to get on the field!”

Gabriella Nori – Pitcher – Senior – Lehigh
Nori, a senior transfer arriving after four seasons at Lehigh, will utilize her additional year due to COVID by joining South Florida’s roster. Last season, Nori threw 132.2 innings with a 3.27 ERA and a 12-12 record. She limited opposing hitters to a .267 average during the year as well.

Overall, Nori has thrown 383.2 innings with a 3.07 ERA, while adding 359 strikeouts and only 85 walks. She’s also tallied a 32-32 record with four saves. She was also the 2022 Patriot League Tournament Most Valuable Player and was a 2021 First Team All-Patriot League selection.

Rian Eigenmann – Catcher – Redshirt Junior – Central Connecticut State
Eigenmann makes the move to South Florida after three seasons with Central Connecticut State. She played for the Blue Devils from the 2019 through 2021, appearing in 83 games while hitting .346 in 280 at bats. So far in her career, she’s hit nine home runs while driving home 38 runs and stealing 35 bases.

In her last collegiate season in 2021, Eigenmann played in 38 games and hit with a .364/.419/.636 slash. In 2021, she was named a second team All-NEC selection while in 2019 she was a member of the NEC All-Rookie team.

Marissa Trivelpiece – Utility – Junior – Michigan State
Trivelpiece, a Sugarloaf, Pa., native, joins the Bulls following two years at Michigan State. In 78 career games, Trivelpiece has hit with a .167/.278/.272 slash, including six doubles and two home runs. She’s driven home eight runs overall and is able to play anywhere on the field, having spent time at shortstop, third base and in the outfield.

Prior to her collegiate career, she played softball for Hazleton High School with current USF teammate Julia Mrochko (Drums, Pa.). She was the 2019-20 Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year and was a three-time first-team All-State selection.

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