Christine Campbell joined the Robert Morris University staff in July of 2017 and will oversee the Colonials pitching staff.
“I'm extremely excited to join the RMU coaching staff this fall,” said Campbell. “I'm eager to share my pitching knowledge and experience, but I'm most looking forward to meeting the players and working with the coaching staff to help them reach their goal of a Northeast Conference championship. I'll be giving my full heart to the team as a part of the RMU coaching staff and am very excited to become a member of the Colonial family.”
A 2017 graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in business, Campbell had an impressive four-year career with the Mountain Hawks culminating in a Patriot League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017. A key cog in that championship run, Campbell was named the Patriot League Pitcher of the Year and a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Third Team selection. Campbell was a three-time All-Patriot League pick, earning a spot on the first team as a sophomore in 2015.
Campbell collected 69 victories in her career, second most in Lehigh history, against just 24 losses. Her 117 appearances and six career saves stand third. She threw 616.0 innings, striking out 380 batters to just 181 walks and posted a 2.17 career earned run average.
As a senior, Campbell posted a 22-6 record and a 2.21 earned run average in 35 appearances. Her win total and games pitched were fourth in team history. She was named the Patriot League Tournament MVP, throwing 14 innings and allowing just two earned runs on the final day of the championship event. Campbell led the team in wins, ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts while topping the conference in victories.
Campbell spent the summer playing for the Irish National Softball Team in the European National Softball Championship in Italy. Her grandfather was born in Ireland, giving her dual citizenship. Campbell pitched 48.2 of the team’s 57.0 innings, posting a 3-3 record with a 2.88 earned run average. She threw complete game shutouts against Lithuania and Crotia, helping Ireland to a 15th place finish, up nine spots from the team’s previous appearance in the championship.