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13 Giannina Cipolloni
Giannina  Cipolloni

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Nazareth Academy

Height:
5-3

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R

OF NOTE
• Owns the single season steals record with 32 set in 2011
• Owns the career steals record with 89 steals
• Owns the Virginia career record with 11 sacrifice flies
• Second Team All-Region as a junior and senior
• Four-year starter in center for Virginia
• Served as 2012 team co-captain with junior shortstop Alex Skinkis
• Played two seasons with younger sister, Erica, on the Virginia softball team
• Graduatied with a bachelor's degree in psychology

2012 (SENIOR SEASON)
• Broke Virginia's career stolen bases record at home vs. Saint Joseph's (Feb. 25); the previous record was set by Heather Field (65 steals) in 2004
• NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team
•VASID first team All-State
•Her 31 steals this season rank second among ACC players and also ranks 14th in the nation
• Made all 50 starts this season in center and has led off for Virginia in 49 games
• Leads the Cavaliers with 46 hits, eight doubles and is tied for the team lead (Bowdren) with 25 RBI
• Paced the offense with a .279 average (10-for-68) and five doubles during ACC play
• Hit .397 (23-for-58) with runners on base and .366 (15-for-41) with runners in scoring position

2011 (JUNIOR SEASON)
• A second team all-region selection
• Set the single season steals record with 32
• Her 32 steals were second in the ACC
• Started all 55 games in center field
• Led off for Virginia in 52 games
• Led team with 18 multiple hit games and had the longest hitting streak of the season (eight games)
• Second on the squad with a .303 average
• Finished the year with a team-high 54 hits and 33 runs
• Hit a squad-best .382 (13-for-34) with runners in scoring position
• Went 2-for-3 with two runs in Virginia's 6-4 upset over No. 11 Hawaii (Feb. 26)
• Was 2-for-4 with three runs in 9-4 victory over Long Island (March 5)
• Went 3-for-4 with two runs and RBI in 6-0 shutout of James Madison (April 6)

2010 (SOPHOMORE SEASON)
• Started all 57 of the games she played in the outfield
• Hit .227 with 39 hits and 21 RBI
• Tied for second among ACC players with five triples
• Also tied for second in the conference with four sacrifice flies
• Contributed four doubles
• Homered in the first game of a doubleheader with NC State (April 17)
• Tallied nine stolen bases

2009 (FRESHMAN SEASON)

• Saw action as a starter in 47 games as a rookie
• Led the first-year class with a .244 batting average and 32 hits
• Also contributed 28 RBI and 24 runs
• Registered six triples and three home runs
• Her six triples led the ACC and ranked eighth nationally
• Led the team with 17 stolen bases
• Hit .566 (5-for-9) with the bases loaded
• Went 4-for-4 with six RBI vs. Saint Louis (Feb. 13), including first grand slam

NAZARETH ACADEMY
• Helped team to back-to-back league championships in 2007 and 2008
• Led Nazareth to first state tournament appearance in 2008
• Four-time Catholic Academy League All-Star
• Two-time all-state, including first team honors in 2008
• Team's most valuable player for three years
• Served as team captain as a junior and senior
• Also competed in basketball

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Joe and Mercedes Cipolloni
• Has two younger sisters, Erica and Malia
• Sister, Erica, is a sophomore on the Virginia softball team
• Majoring in psychology

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