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

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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