19 - Paige Giunta
Paige Giunta
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
High School: LaSalle University
Position: IF

Before Quinnipiac: Spent her freshman season at LaSalle University where she finished with the second-highest batting average on the team (.311) before transferring to Quinnipiac in the 2013 Fall semester…Giunta played in 21 games (16 starts) and finished with 14 hits in 45 at-bats including five doubles, one home run, four RBI, eight runs scored, .489 slugging percentage, .367 on-base percentage, two walks, two hit-by-pitch and one stolen base…Before her time at LaSalle, Giunta graduated from Downingtown East High School in 2012 after putting together a stellar softball career…She was named to the First Team All-Chesmont and First Team All-Area in her senior season (2012)…Her offensive numbers were impressive as she batted .413 in her junior year and .441 in her senior season at Downingtown East but her defensive ability helped distinguish her from the rest…She finished her junior season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage and carried that into her senior year as she finished with a .947 percentage in 2012…Her ability and leadership shined through as she helped lead a Downingtown East program, that had never made the playoffs coming into her freshman year, to four straight postseason appearances by the time she graduated in 2012...A versatile athlete, Giunta has played catcher, first and third base throughout her career.

Personal: Born and raised in Downingtown, Pa…Daughter of John and Denise Giunta…Has one younger brother Roman…Suffered a severe injury to her right shoulder and elbow that forced her out for 15 months in high school and had doctors doubting she would be able to play again but with intensive and dedicated rehab efforts she was able to return all the way back to full strength…Plans to major in Marketing.