Sophia Gargicevich-Almeida drives in game-winner; Elyse Graziano denies GW's game-tying run in win
After splitting a doubleheader against Cornell on Tuesday, the Hoyas return to the confines of Guy Mason for a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday
Lauren O'Leary allows one run over seven complete innings to win game one
Hoyas even their BIG EAST record at 8-8 with loss
GU vs. Grand Canyon | Fri., March 7 | Northridge, Calif. | CSUN/UCLA Invitational
2014:One of three Hoyas to start all 48 games on the season ... One of five seniors on the 2014 squad ... Part of first class to make consecutive BIG EAST Championship appearances ... Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team ... Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll on March 24 ... Ranked first on the team with 19 stolen bases, nine strikeouts (min 100 AB), 30 runs scored and 151 at-bats ... Ranked second on the team with a .291 batting average and .397 on-base percentage ... Ranked tied for second with 11 multi-hit ... Stole a program-record 51 bases over her four years ... Stole 19 bases in 22 attempts during her senior season, both led the BIG EAST ... One of three Hoyas with more walks (26) than strikeouts (9) ... One of eight with an on-base percentage over .300 and at least 100+ at-bats ... Had 88 putouts and 1 assist in center field without a single error for a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Her 89 defensive chances were the most of all BIG EAST student-athletes with a 1.000 fielding percentage
2013: Started 54 games for the Hoyas in her junior season ... Finished second on the team with a .328 batting average across 125 at-bats ... She had 36 singles and five doubles on the season to go along with 17 walks for a .418 on-base percentage ... Scored 20 runs on the season.
2012: Started all 51 games in her sophomore campaign ... In her 117 at-bats, Graziano had 25 hits, which included three doubles and two triples, to go along with 15 runs scored and 15 walks ... Led the team with 11 stolen bases.
2011: Started 45 games in 48 total appearances for the Hoyas her freshman campaign ... Finished the season tied for fourth in runs scored ... Recorded five stolen bases in six attempts ... Her strikeout total was the second least for women who started at least 48 games.
Before GU: Earned seven varsity letters combined for softball, basketball, and soccer, serving as captain of her high school softball team for two years...Graziano was named all-league three times, won 2010 MSG Varsity Scholarship and Wendy's High School Heisman Award...her team won league and state championships in 2009...She was president of her school chapter of the National Honor Society.