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#2 Olivia Galati
Position: P/DP
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Babylon, NY
High School: St. John The Baptist
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Has been Hofstra’s No. 1 pitcher for her first three seasons and has also been a regular hitter in the line-up as well…Led all of Division I in ERA as a junior to become the program’s first-ever first-team All America selection and just the fifth overall in the school’s illustrious history…Already ranks first in Hofstra history in career strikeouts with 1,018 and is second in career victories with 89 and is on pace to become Hofstra’s first-ever 100-game winner…Already set a program record with seven career no-hitters, including two perfect games.

2012: NFCA First team All America… Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year…NFCA First team All-Northeast Region selection…Named First team All-CAA at two different positions (pitcher and designated player-pitcher)…Seven-time CAA Pitcher of the Week…Four-time CAA Player of the Week…NFCA National Division I Player of the Week for period ending April 10…
Produced one of the finest seasons in the history of Hofstra’s Department of Athletics, going 34-7 with a 0.95 ERA…Struck out 378 batters in 280 2/3 innings, throwing 17 shutouts and tossing 38 complete games in 40 starts…Held opponents to a .161 batting average against…At the plate, provided a powerful bat in the middle of the order by batting .345 with four home runs and 37 RBIs while slugging .506…Scored 35 runs and tallied a .407 on-base percentage, meaning she accounted for 72 runs (RBIs and run-scored) compared to just 38 earned runs surrendered as a pitcher…Won 32 consecutive starts from March 17-May 26, finishing one shy of the NCAA Division I record…Threw four no-hitters, including a perfect game when she retired all 21 batters faced against UNCW on May 4…Finished second nationally in walks allowed per seven innings (0.65 per game)…Her strikeout total was the fourth-highest in the country and her 9.4 strikeouts-per-seven innings was fifth…Also recorded three saves…Threw every pitch in Hofstra’s 3-0 run to win the Los Angeles Regional, defeating No. 12 overall seed UCLA before shutting out San Diego State on May 19…Held SDSU to just one run in a complete-game win the next day to clinch the program’s first NCAA Regional championship…Threw a complete-game one-hitter against Georgia State on May 12 to clinch the CAA championship…Also pitched every inning in the NCAA Super Regional against USF, including an 11-inning win in Game 1 in which allowed just one run…Had a 36 2/3 innings scoreless streak that ended in Hofstra’s 2-1 win over Delaware in the opener of the CAA Tournament on May 10…Struck out a career-high 18 batters in a nine-inning win versus Maine on March 17…Notched 18 games of 10-or-more strikeouts…Hofstra finished 40-4 when she batted in the lineup’s third spot.


2011: Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year... First team All-CAA and NFCA All-Northeast Region selection...Second team All-ECAC pick...Named to CAA All-Tournament Team...Five-time CAA Pitcher of the Week...Appeared in 41 games in the pitching circle, and 27 in the batting line-up...Compiled a 29-8 record and a 1.24 ERA with 348 strikeouts in 242.2 innings pitched...Set school records for wins, strikeouts and shutouts (17) in a season...Opponents hit .164 off her...Ranked in the top 15 nationally in seven different pitching categories...Had only 33 walks for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than 10:1...Threw two shutouts in the CAA Tournament, a one-hitter against Delaware and a three-hitter against Georgia State...Tied a career high with 17 strikeouts in a 3-2 nine-inning win over Michigan State on March 11...Struck out 15 batters in a win over Towson on April 24, while throwing a shutout in the nightcap to pick up both wins in the doubleheader...Had a 14-1 record an 0.97 ERA in CAA games, while shutting out every CAA team at least once (including Georgia State three times)...Won both games of Georgia State doubleheader on May 6 with shutouts, including a combined 23 strikeouts and one walk, to clinch the regular season title for the Pride...Began the year with a five-inning no-hitter against UNC Greensboro...Threw a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over No. 23 Florida State in the championship game of the Seminole Kickoff Classic on Feb. 13...Shut out No. 21 LSU for eight innings before falling 1-0 in the ninth...Was two outs from a perfect game before settling for a one-hitter in a 3-0 win over James Madison on April 17...Threw a four-hit shutout with 12 K's in the first-ever night game at Hofstra Softball Stadium, a 5-0 win over St. John's on April 26...Struck out 14 batters in a six-inning win over George Mason on April 9...Batted .343 on the year (24-of-70) as a part-time hitter...CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient.

2010: Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year...CAA Rookie of the Year...Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year...First-team All-CAA...First-team NFCA All-Northeast Region...Second-team All-ECAC...CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player...Nine-team CAA Weekly Award winner (five Rookie of the Weeks, four Pitcher of the Weeks)...ECAC Pitcher of the Week twice...Appeared in 55 games as a pitcher, a designated player, or both...Batted .252 with four homers and 27 RBI...Tallied a 26-7 record with a 1.60 ERA and 294 strikeouts in 232.1 innings of work...Tied the school record for wins in a season with 26...Had the second-highest strikeout total in school history with 294...Threw a no-hitter in the CAA championship game, a 3-0 win over Georgia State, while tallying 10 strikeouts and two walks, marking the first no-hitter in CAA Tournament history...Struck out 17 batters in a win over James Madison, the second-highest single-game total in school history (behind 19 by Erin Phillips vs. Manhattan in 1996)...Threw a five-inning perfect game against George Mason...On her first day of collegiate competition, she had the tying RBI single with two outs in the seventh inning of a 12-11 win over North Dakota State (finishing 2-for-3 with two walks), and threw a four-hitter with one run and 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 win over North Carolina State...Came back the next day to throw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks against Michigan State, while tying the game with a sac fly in the sixth and winning in with an RBI single in the ninth...Tied the NCAA Regional final game against No. 3 Arizona with a solo homer in the sixth inning...In her first seven innings of relief against Arizona in the regional final, she allowed just one run on four hits, while striking out five and walking none (before Arizona came back to win it in the 12th inning)...Threw a complete game eight-hitter with one earned run in a 5-2 win over No. 14 Oklahoma State in an elimination game of the NCAA Regionals, while also tallying a key single to set up the go-ahead runs...Struck out 16 in a regular season win over Fairfield, while coming two outs shy of a perfect game...Was four outs shy of a no-hitter against Connecticut in her home debut, before settling for a one-hitter...Had 13 games with 10 or more strikeouts on the year...Struck out 22 against George Mason in two games, while allowing only two hits...Finished the year ranked in the top 35 nationally in eight pitching categories: 14th in fewest walks per seven innings, 22nd in shutouts, 24th in wins, 25th in total strikeouts, 29th in saves, 30th in ERA, 32nd in strikeouts per seven innings, and 33rd in fewest hits per seven innings...Had six RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Delaware, including a three-run homer...Homered in a road win at James Madison...Had three RBI in a road loss to LIU...Threw a three-hitter with no earned runs in a 2-1 win over Louisville...Threw a three-hitter in a 4-1 win over South Florida...Won 14 straight games from March 14-April 19, the third-longest winning streak in school history...Had 10 wins against schools from BCS conferences, including three over nationally ranked teams...Batted .273 in conference games, while tallying an 11-2 record and an 0.93 ERA in the circle.

High School: Played four years of softball at St. John the Baptist High School in Bay Shore, New York...Led her teams to three New York State championships...Named the Gatorade New York State Player of the Year as a senior...Earned the Conference Player of the Year in 2008 and the Pitcher of the Year in 2009...Helped her team to a 27-2 record as a senior, compiling an 18-1 record in the circle and a .691 batting average...Threw a two-hit shutout and drove in all three runs at the plate in a 3-0 win in the state championship game...Named a Second-Team High School All-American by EA Sports...Played in the UnderArmour All-America game in Florida, throwing one perfect inning with two strikeouts...Twice named the New York State Player of the Year by the state's sportswriters...Had a 15-1 record and a 0.00 ERA as a junior...Had a career record over four years of 63-12 with a 0.19 ERA.

Personal: Born June 15, 1991...Has an older sister...Plans to major in education at Hofstra...Aspires to become a physical education teacher...Lists Derek Jeter and Jennie Finch as her favorite athletes...Started playing softball at age six...Nicknamed 'Liv'...Has volunteered at a local soup kitchen on Long Island...Played for the Jersey Inferno Gold travel team.

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