News from RPI Athletics
Christopher Palmiero of Patterson Recognized With Year-End League Award
TROY, NY (05/16/2018)– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Christopher Palmiero of Patterson has been recognized by the Liberty League with a post-season award for her efforts on the softball diamond.
A sophomore righthander named to the All-Liberty League Second Team, Palmiero went 5-1 with a 2.96 earned run average in 12 appearances (10 starts) this season. Surrendering 64 hits in 67.0 innings, he struck out 65 and walked 18, while allowing a .260 opponent average. Earning Liberty League Pitcher of the Week once, he allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 of his 12 outings. Palmiero has made 22 lifetimes appearances through two years at Rensselaer, including 17 starts. He is 8-3 with a 2.73 earned run average, giving up 105 hits in 112.0 innings, striking out 112 and walking 32 with a .255 opponent average. The former Carmel High School standout has five complete games and three shutouts to his credit.
The Engineers went 19-21 this season, including a 12-11 mark in Liberty League play. They qualified for the conference tournament as the fifth seed and fell to fourth seed RIT, 3-2.
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s oldest technological research university. For nearly two centuries, the Institute has been a driving force behind breakthroughs in engineering and science in virtually every arena-from transportation and infrastructure to business, medicine, outer space, and cyberspace.
As it approaches its bicentennial anniversary, the Institute continues to define The New Polytechnic, a new paradigm for teaching, learning, and research that uses advanced technologies to enable fresh collaborations across disciplines, sectors, and regions, in order to answer the global challenges of our day.