Laura Streets hasjoined the Tiger softball staff as an assistant coach, announced Tiger Head coach Lisa Costello. Streets, who joined the staff in September of 2010 will have primary responsibilities working with the Tiger pitchers.
"I'm very excited to have Laura join our staff," said Costello. "Her experience working with pitchers will be a big help to our kids."
"In addition to her pitching knowledge, Laura had an excellent career as a player and can help us with hitting and defense," added Costello. "She also brings an understanding of the Colonial Athletic Association from having played at Delaware and followed her sister's career at Towson for the last four years."
Streets joins the Tigers after spending the last two years as the assistant coach at Delaware State. At Delaware State she was involved in multiple aspects of the program. She assisted the head coach in all aspects the game. Streets' main responsibility at Delaware State was to work with the pitchers and get them prepared for the games. She also assisted the head coach with hitting and defensive work. Streets also helped with recruitment and compliance and worked on community service and alumni relations.
Prior to her arrival in Dover, Streets spent one year as the assistant coach at Susquehanna University. There she assisted with all aspects of the program both on and off the field. Streets also brings international coaching experience with her as she served as the manager/head coach of the Porpetto Softball Society in Italy for a summer.
Streets has an understanding of the Colonial Athletic Association, as she played softball for four years while attending the University of Delaware. As a Blue Hen, Streets served as a four-year starter at second base, third base and shortstop. She was twice selected as the team MVP and served as the captain as a senior. Streets was the CAA Player of the Year as a senior and led the Blue Hens to three appearances in the CAA Championship. She still holds several school records and was selected to the CAA's 25th Anniversary team last year. Streets earned her degree in English from Delaware in May 2004.
Streets played two years professionally in Italy following graduation. In 2005 with the Nuoro Softball Society, she earned the Gold Glove for Most Outstanding third baseman in the league.
She earned her Masters' degree from Delaware State in July of this year. Streets is the older sister of Stef Streets who played for the Tigers from 2007-2010.