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Marissa

Gagliano

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#23

Infielder
Height: 5'4"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Riviera Beach, Fla.
High School: Radford
Experience: Transfer

Bio

2019 - Graduate (Stats): Played and started in 23 of Duke's 24 games this season  Has tallied 11 hits, driven in seven runs, scored five of her own and tallied a double and a triple … Flashed her speed on the base paths, going 6-for-8 in stolen bases … Proven to be one of the top infielders in the nation, leading the ACC with 69 assists and only committing one error in 113 total chances … Made her Duke debut in the Blue Devils' season-opening win against Notre Dame, recording a season-high seven assists … Picked up her first hit against Washington on Feb. 9 … Recorded her first multi-hit game in a Duke jersey against NC Central, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI … Put together her first multi-RBI game as a Blue Devil in their victory against Utah (Feb. 24), driving in two runs on a single in the fourth to tie the game at 2-2 … Turned in her best performance of the season with a 2-for-2 showing against Charleston Southern, driving in three runs and recording the first triple of her Blue Devil career … Tallied her first Duke double a game later at the Elon Phoenix (March 6).

2018 - Senior (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 - Junior (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 - Sophomore (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 - Freshman (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.

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