2018 (Radford): Catalyst for the Radford offense, leading the squad in batting average (.361), hits (65), runs (46), doubles (16), total bases (94), slugging percentage (.522), on-base percentage (.453) and stolen bases (20) … One of the best in the conference at the plate, standing top 10 in the Big South in seven offensive categories and top five in runs scored and doubles … Offensive prowess was best exemplified by her ability for getting on base, as she reached base safely in a school record 36-straight contests, including the first 35 games … Shined on the defensive side of the ball, standing second in the conference fielding 15 double plays and fifth with 116 putouts … Starred in the classroom, landing Big South All-Academic honors.
2017 (Radford): One of three Highlanders to start all 55 games, batting leadoff and playing shortstop … Among top 10 in Big South during regular season with a team high 35 runs scored … Tied for fourth in conference with 22 stolen bases … Finished second on team with in hits and on-base percentage and tied for second in walks … Totaled seven doubles and two triples … Tallied 13 multi-hit games, which tied the team high … Started season by reaching base in 12-straight games … Second on team and in Big South with 137 assists, while compiling .960 fielding percentage … Hit first career home run vs. Norfolk State on March 29 and added a second in regular-season finale vs. Winthrop … Tied career high with three runs driven in against Norfolk State and Virginia Tech.
2016 (Radford): All-Big South Second Team … Started all 61 games at shortstop with 58 of those coming in the leadoff spot … Fifth in conference with 65 hits, tied for fourth with 27 stolen bases and tied for fifth in doubles with 12 … Finished with the top average among full-time starters on team, second in runs and was one of three Highlanders to record three triples … Defensively, recorded 168 assists to lead nation through the end of conference tournament action … Posted a .959 fielding percentage in 271 chances … Recorded a team-high 16 multi-hit contests, including career-best three hits on four occasions … Had career-high three runs batted in against Gardner-Webb (April 10) and went a perfect 3-for-3 with three runs scored against Virginia (March 6) … Earned a team high 12-game hitting streak from March 16-30 and hit successfully in 20 of 21 games through April 10 … Member of Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2015 (Radford): Received a medical redshirt after sustaining season-ending injury in second game on Feb. 7 at Elon … Started first two games at shortstop in the lead-off position … Had two hits and three RBI with a double in those two contests.
High School/Travel Ball: Standout at Wheaton Academy in Florida, twice being named Suburban Christian Conference (SCC) Player of the Year (2013 & 2014), while also being selected to the 2013 Max Preps Small School All-America team … A two-time All-America selection by the National Christian School Association (NCSA), including first team honors in 2013 … Reeled in ICA Class 3A All-State honors all four years, highlighted by being named first team as a senior, the first honor in Wheaton Academy history … Four-time first-team all-conference, along with all-area and all-DuPage county selections … 2013-14 Wheaton Female Athlete of the Year … Played for the Beverly Bandits summer ball squad … Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Marissa Noelle Gagliano on June 11, 1996 … Daughter of Paul and Natalie Gagliano … Has a younger sister, Meghan, who plays softball at Charleston Southern … Majoring in physical therapy.