Jackie Manrique took over the softball program in the 2016-17 season. In her first season she led the team to an 18-22 overall record which is the most wins in the past three years and only the second season in over 10 years to reach 18 victories. She also guided the team back to the CCAC Championship for the first time since 2014.
Manrique came to Trinity from North Park University, where she has served as an assistant coach for three seasons. At North Park, she assisted with all aspects of the softball program, but especially worked with the pitchers and catchers. In addition, Manrique has given private pitching instruction for the past five years and been involved with various softball clinics across the country.
Manrique pitched collegiately at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a NCAA Division II program, from 2010-2013. As a relief pitcher for the Huskies, she posted a 3.57 earned run average in her freshman year and a 3.92 ERA as a sophomore before injury limited her in her junior season. During her time at St. Cloud she received All-American Scholar-Athlete honors.
A Chicago native, Manrique was a four-year player at Lane Tech High School, where she led the Indians to four straight conference titles. In the summer of 2009 she also competed on Team America with elite softball players from around the country.
Manrique earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations after three years and graduated in 2013 from St. Cloud State University. She went on to receive a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from North Park University in 2016. She resides in Chicago, Illinois.