Oct. 23, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Georgetown softball program has four incoming freshmen on the squad that boasts a total of 17 student-athletes. Head Coach Pat Conlan will have five seniors leading her team to go along with three juniors and five sophomores. Here is a quick look at the four freshmen, Gabriela Elvina (Edison, N.J./Bishop George Ahr), Alessandra Gargicevich-Almeida (Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King), Hannah Ramsey (Buda, Texas/Jack C. Hays) and Delaney Osterday (Oconomowoc, Wis./Oconomowoc), and some of their high school accomplishments and accolades in addition to what Coach thinks of their prospects on the team heading into their freshman campaigns as Hoyas.
Gabriela Elvina (Throw: Right; Bats: Right) comes to the Hilltop as a catcher standing 5’5”. Elvina was a four-year letterwinner at Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, N.J. She served as the team captain for her junior and senior seasons while being named to the All-Division and All-Conference First-Team all four years during her high school career. The catcher recorded 30+ hits in each of her four years at Bishop George Ahr and during her senior season, Elvina never struck out while registering at least one hit in every game. While playing softball and also earning a letter in basketball, she earned distinguished honors and was named to the Principal’s List for academic excellence every year.
“Gaby is a natural leader who will make an impact offensively and defensively. She is a gifted athlete with tremendous potential,” said Coach Conlan of the New Jersey native.
Alessandra Gargicevich-Almeida (Throws: Right; Bats: Right) plays both corner positions in the infield. The 5’7” freshman earned four varsity letters at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Calif. while also earning a letter in volleyball. Following her 2011 season, she was named the most improved player on her team. Gargicevich-Almeida was a three-year scholar athlete in addition to spending four years on the academic Honor Roll. When her team won the Corona Tournament, she was named the All-Tournament Most Valuable Player. She was also named to the Big VII All-American Team her junior season.
“Ale has all the tools to develop into a great college player. With a potent bat and a great arm I expect her to have an immediate impact,” said Coach Conlan of the first and third base infielder.
Hannah Ramsey (Throws: Right; Bats: Right) comes to Georgetown as a 5’8” centerfielder and shortstop. Ramsey was a four-year letterwinner at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas where she also was a three-year letterwinner in volleyball. Ramsey was named to the 2012 First-Team All-District team for softball and the 2010 and 2011 Second-Team All-District. Her high school team reached the 2012 Softball Regional Quarterfinals and in the same year she was named the 2012 Defensive Most Valuable Player on her squad.
“Hannah is a versatile athlete who will see time in the infield and outfield. She has the potential to emerge as a key player in our program,” said Coach Conlan.
Delaney Osterday (Throws: Right; Bats: Left/Right) joins the Blue & Gray as a right-handed pitcher and outfielder after graduating from Oconomowoc High School in Oconomowoc, Wis. where she was a four-year letterwinner in softball. Osterday, who is 5’5”, captained her high school team for two years. The two-time Varsity Softball Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year won the High School Softball Regional Championship in both 2011 and 2012. Her team won the 2011 Sectional Championship to reach the State Finals for the first time in 32 years for Oconomowoc High School. In Osterday’s senior season, she won the 2013 Wisconsin Little Ten Softball Conference Championship for the first time in 31 years. In addition to her various team accomplishments, she set a single season strikeouts record for Oconomowoc with 212 and established the highest career total with 635 over her four years. She also set single season records in wins (20) and shutouts. Osterday holds the career records at Oconomowoc in wins (61), shutouts, earned run average and doubles hit (she’s a switch-hitter). She continued to break school records when she threw the first no-hitter in her high school’s history.
“Delaney is a great pitcher and I look forward to watching her develop. She will be a valuable contributor at this level when she gains experience and confidence,” said Coach Conlan of the 2013 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winner.