Why UNLV Softball Camps?
Head Coach Lisa Dodd
Lisa Dodd was chosen to take over the UNLV Softball program for the 2012-13’ season. Dodd has spent the past nine seasons playing and/or coaching on the NCAA Division I level - four at UCLA (2004-07) and five as an assistant coach, reaching the postseason each year. Her teams have advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals six times and the Women's College World Series on five occasions. She also helped UCLA win the NCAA National Championship in 2004. Overall, she owns a career record of 388-139, which translates to a .736 winning percentage. At UCLA, Dodd was a three-time All-Region and All-Pac-10 Conference selection. She split time in the circle and in the infield for the Bruins and tallied 176 hits, 65 of which went for extra bases, 129 RBI and 89 runs. As a senior in 2007, she hit .369 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI and was an NFCA Second Team All-American, All-Pacific Region First Team selection and All-Pac-10 First Team honoree
Assistant Coach Caitlin Lever
Caitlin Lever comes to UNLV after playing on the collegiate, professional and international levels of softball. In her three years at Georgia Tech, Lever earned first team NFCA All-America honors (2007) and was selected to the All-ACC Team each season (2005-07). She finished her career ranked in 10 of the program’s records, which includes batting average (third) and stolen bases (third). She led her team to the NCAA Tournament all four years of her career. In 2007, she began playing internationally for Team Canada, and she earned a roster spot on its 2008 Beijing Olympics roster. She helped her squad to a fourth-place finish. Besides playing for Canada, she has played professionally in the U.S. in the National Pro Fastpitch league for the Chicago Bandits (2007-11) and the Carolina Diamonds (2012).
Assistant Coach Jessica Serio
Jess Serio makes her way to Las Vegas after serving two years as an assistant coach at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She was a four-year starter at Massachusetts (2006-10), where she spent three years as the starting catcher and one year as the starting designated player. In each of her four years at UMass, she helped the team to Atlantic 10 regular-season and tournament titles and trips to the NCAA Tournament. During her sophomore campaign, she was selected to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team behind her .365 batting average. She earned all-tournament team honors as a junior and senior. While playing three years for the Stratford Brakettes (2008-2010), Serio earned Women’s Major All-America honors (2008) and helped her team win the Women’s Major National Championship in 2010.