Student Athlete: Gia Caldrone

Student Athlete

Softball is a game of consistency and Ursuline senior Gia Caldrone is every bit that steady force for the Irish.

She’s started every game of her high school career thus far, with this season just days away now.

Plus, Gia hits the mark in the classroom, earning her the honor of our 33 Student Athlete of the Week.

I like to think I’m pretty competitive, Caldrone said. I know what I need to do and I know how hard I have to work for things in this sport because nothing comes easy and nothing comes for free.

Softball has always been Gia Caldrone’s first love. When you watch her play, she’s a natural behind the plate as an All-Region catcher. She’s also grown as a leader and is a two-year captain for the Irish.

I think it was maturing as a player mentally, knowing that it’s hard but I have to put in the work, she said. I know what I need to do behind the plate, and I need to just be strong mentally and physically.

Gia is just as impressive as a hitter with a .470 career batting average, along with 87 RBIs entering her senior season.

All of her hard work paid off recently when she signed to play college softball at John Carroll University.

It’s a dream come true. It’s something I’ve dreamed for since I was little, since I started playing. It took a lot and I knew how hard I needed to work, and my hard work paid off and I’m very excited I get to compete at the next level.

Off the field, Gia hits the mark with a 3.76 GPA. She also serves as Senior Class President, and is active in her school and community with over 100 service hours over the past four years.

My parents have always taught me that school comes before softball because my education is the most important, and Ursuline definitely prioritizes that, she said. It’s so much more than just a school. I don’t think there’s anything that can compare.

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