UAlbany Softball BIO
Celeste Verdolivo
Player Profile:
Celeste Verdolivo 2599348
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
High School: McKinney North

2019: 2019 America East All-Conference Second Team … 2019 America East All-Academic Team … second in the America East in opposing batting average (.221) … third in the league with a career-high 17 wins and two saves … led the team with a 2.80 ERA and 87 strikeouts … pitched 12 complete games … made 29 appearances and 20 starts on the mound pitching 142.2 innings … recorded a season-high seven strikeouts on four different occasions.

2018: America East Pitcher of the Year ... named to the America East All-Tournament Team... America East First Team honoree ... paced the team with 16 wins ... first on the squad in opponent batting average (.222) ... made 20 starts and pitched 17 complete games ... led the squad with 128.1 innings pitched allowing just 37 walks ... pitched five shutouts ... earned one save. 

2017: Started 17 games this season the mound, with 22 total appearances… Earned America East Pitcher of the Week 2x during the year: (5/8) pitched a shut-out game against Maine allowing only 2 hits and (5/2) pitched four, shut-out innings against Hartford allowing 2 hits, while striking out 5 batters… 5th in the America East with an opposing batting average of .274 and 3rd in batters struck out (83)… Awarded a spot on the America East Winter/Spring Honor Roll.

Named to the America East All-Rookie Team ... Made 27 appearances in the circle, including 19 starts and 16 complete games and two shutouts, inclduing a perfect game against conference opponent UMass Lowell... Totaled a 14-7 record and a ERA of 4.43 in 136.0 innings of work ... Logged 71 strikeouts with a season high of 7 in a 11-4 win against Coppin State ... Named America East Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week (April 5th) ... 2015/16 America East Honor Roll

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year team captain ... Earned four varsity softball letters ... District Pitcher of the Year in 2013 and 2015 ... District Co-MVP in 2014 ... Four-time Academic All-District and was named Academic All-State in 2015 ... Batted .455 in her career, and accrued a 1.62 ERA with 690 career strikeouts ... As a senior, she batted .405 with a 1.47 ERA in the circle and 101 strikeouts ... PALS member.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Ken and Karren Verdolivo ... Has one brother, Nick ... Intends to major in biology.

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