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Marissa Gagliano
Blue Devil Softball Q&A: Marissa Gagliano
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/14/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. - As Team Two gets set to take the field in February, get to know the newest members of the squad with the Meet the Blue Devils Q&A feature on GoDuke.com. The third edition of the series features grad transfer infielder Marissa Gagliano.

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No. 23 Marissa Gagliano
Infielder
5-4 • Gr. • TR 
Riviera Beach, Fla. (Radford)


Favorite Moment At Duke So Far?
"Putting the Duke uniform on for the first time and playing in our first fall home game was a surreal moment for me. I couldn’t be more excited to play with this group of girls."

What’s One Part Of Your Game That You Feel You’ve Improved The Most This Fall?
"My mentality as a hitter and knowing which tools to use in certain situations."

Describe What It Was Like To Be A Part Of A Program That’s Only Entering Year Two.
"It’s very exciting. I’m surrounded by a family who push me to not only be a better player, but also a better person."

What’s One Personal Goal You Have Set For Yourself During The 2019 Season?
"I want to truly embrace my last season and make an All-ACC team. "

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Part Of The Duke Softball Family?
"It means that I’m surrounded by an amazing group of people that has become my family, now and long after graduation."

What's One Quote Or Saying That You Live By?
“Live in the moment.”

Any Pregame Rituals?
"Nothing too crazy. I usually listen to some music and try to visualize the upcoming game."


Quick Hits:

Favorite TV Show?
How I Met Your Mother

Favorite Song?
"In Case You Didn't Know” - Brett Young 

Favorite Restaurant In Durham?
Local 22

Best Show To Binge Watch On Netflix?
Friends

Favorite Musician/Band?
Lauren Daigle

Favorite Book?
The Alchemist

Where’s One Place You’ve Always Wanted To Visit?
Thailand

One Interesting Fact About Yourself?
I hate spicy food.

Favorite Thing To Do When Not At The Field?
Play with my dog, Sailor.

Favorite Vacation Spot?
Islamorada, Fla.

Who On The Team Has The Best Scooter Skills/Tricks?
Caroline Jacobsen

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