Aleima Lopez is entering her first season as an assistant coach on the FIU softball staff.
A former four-year starter for the Panthers and a first-team All-Conference USA selection, Lopez previously served as a graduate assistant at Ole Miss (2020-21) and as a volunteer assistant at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2018-20).
Most recently, Lopez held the position of assistant head coach for the Sarasota Circus, who claimed the 2021 championship in the Florida Gulf Coast Summer League.
Lopez has enjoyed a decorated international playing career as she has been a member of the Puerto Rico National Team, which is ranked No. 4 in the world, for nearly 15 years. She helped the squad capture a gold medal at the 2018 Central American Games and earned a bronze at the 2019 Pan American Games – finishing behind only the United States and Canada.
She also competed professionally in Italy in the Italian Softball League during the summer of 2017.
During her prep career, Lopez was honored as the 2012 Player of the Year at Deltona High School and was selected to the Volusia County All-Decade Team.