AS A SENIOR IN 2012
NFCA All-America Second Team ... Daktronics All-America Honorable Mention … Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... NFCA All-West Region First Team … Capital-One Academic All-District … All-CCAA First Team … UCSD Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete ... One of 16 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Named CCAA pitcher of the week (Feb. 13-19) after going 3-0 with a save and two complete games against Cal State Stanislaus. Totaled 17.2 innings, only giving up nine hits with 11 strikeouts … Named CCAA pitcher of the week (Mar. 5-11) after going 3-0 with a 0.50 ERA in five appearances against Felician and No. 5 Cal State Dominguez Hills. Totaled 28 innings, giving up only nine hits with 22 strikeouts … Earned CCAA pitcher of the week (Mar. 12-18) honors after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA against Humboldt State. Tossed two complete games in 11 innings, giving up five hits and recording four strikeouts … Ended her Triton career by re-writing the all-time career record book: third in ERA (1.10), first in wins (98), first in appearances (154), first in complete games (101), first in saves (9), first in innings pitched (877.2) and first in strikeouts (617).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011
NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player ... NCAA All-Tournament Team ... CCAA Female Athlete of the Year ... Daktronics All-America First Team ... NFCA All-America Second Team ... Daktronics West Region Pitcher of the Year ... Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... NFCA All-West Region First Team ... CCAA Pitcher of the Year ... All-CCAA First Team ... A UCSD Athlete of the Year ... Mizuno Tournament of Champions Top Pitcher ... Established single-season UCSD records for wins (35), appearances (47), innings pitched (262.1), strikeouts (208), complete games (32) and saves (4) ... Became UCSD's all-time career wins leader with a 7-0 shutout of No. 25 C.W. Post in the first round of the NCAA Finals (5/26) ... Reached 65 wins over her first three seasons at UCSD ... Ranked second in the nation in wins and fourth in the nation in ERA (0.75) ... Pitched every inning in the Tritons' perfect NCAA Championship run, going 9-0 with a 0.94 ERA while striking out 62 and walking 11 in 67 innings ... Hurled a one-hit shutout of defending national champion No. 22 Hawaii Pacific (4/1) in the first round of the Mizuno T.O.C ... Matched a career-high 12 strikeouts in a 2-1 win over Saginaw Valley (5/29) to send the Tritons to the national championship game ... Previously set a career high with 12 strikeouts against Cal State East Bay (4/23) in the regular-season finale ... Pitched a career-high 11 innings at the West Regional against Chico State (4/14), outlasting the Wildcats, 3-1 ... Did not give up an earned run in eight consecutive appearances between March 4 and April 2 ... Tallied five or more strikeouts in 22 of her appearances.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010
Daktronics All-America Honorable Mention ... Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America Honorable Mention ... Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... NFCA All-West Region Second Team ... CCAA Co-Pitcher of the Year ... All-CCAA First Team ... Finished with a 0.96 ERA, second-best in the nation at the Division II level and tops in the CCAA ... Led the CCAA with 25 earned runs allowed ... Started 28 contests while appearing in 32 games, compiling an 18-10 record ... Her 182.0 innings pitched is the eighth-most in a single season by any UCSD pitcher and her 129 strikeouts are the sixth-most in program single-season history ... Tossed 21 complete games, tying her for fifth-most in a single season by any Triton hurler ... Struck out nine batters in a complete-game shutout over Cal State Dominguez Hills (4/2) ... Recorded five or more strikeouts in 13 of her starts.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009
Daktronics All-West Region Second Team ... Despite missing 45 days of the season because of injury, she still finished first on the team in earned run average with a 1.86 mark and second on the squad in innings pitched with 124.1 ... En route to posting a record of 12-5, she allowed 116 hits and tallied 80 strikeouts ... Pitched all three of UCSD's NCAA West Regional games in St. George, Utah, allowing just six earned runs in 20 innings of work ... Struck out 11 batters while allowing just two walks in the NCAA Tournament ... Recorded two complete-game shutouts on the a season, a 6-1 victory against Chico State (2/7) and a 5-0 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills (4/17).
A 2008 graduate of San Rafael High School ... Team MVP in 2007 ... 2008 Marin County Athletic League Pitcher of the Year ... Was a first-team All-County Scholastic-Athlete in 2007.
Born Sept. 25, 1990 ... Parents are William and Jennifer Gaito ... Has two sisters named Danielle and Mikayla ... Father was a baseball pitcher at Bucknell University ... Was a student at Roosevelt College ... Enjoys reading, coaching softball and ceramics in her free time ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Francisco Giants ... Favorite athlete is Tim Lincecum.
CAREER STATISTICS (through 2012 season)