Kristie Dederick hits three-run home run in game one.
AT PROVIDENCE: 2012: Registered a shutout against Villanova on 3/31 ... Recorded 147.0 innings on 29 appearances ... Registered a 4.48 ERA ... Finished second on the team with 63 strikeouts ...2011: Made 28 appearances and started 24 games as a junior ... Tied for the team lead with 11 wins ... Finished second on the team with 70 strikeouts, 15 complete games, two shutouts and 145.1 innings pitched ... 2010: Made 23 appearances and started 18 games as a pitcher ... Had 48 strikeouts in 111.1 innings pitched ... Finished with 10 wins and a 2.20 earned run average ... 2009: Appeared in 21 games and started 12 games as a pitcher ... Finished with five wins, including three in BIG EAST contests ... Was second on the team in innings pitched (78.1), complete games (four) and wins (five).
KELLENBERG MEMORIAL H.S.: Played three years of varsity softball ... Was captain of the softball team during her junior and senior years ... Was a member of the Fire & Ice Storm Softball travel team for six years ... Posted a 1.16 earned run average as a sophomore, a 0.53 ERA as a junior and a 0.28 ERA as a senior ... Selected as team MVP in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Was a two-time member of the All-State Team ... Voted 2007 Long Island Catholic High School Pitcher of the Year ... Had the most career wins and strikeouts in school history ... Broke the school strikeout record all three years ... Four-year Honor Roll Student and member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Dan and Kate Grosso ... Has one brother, Timothy and one sister, Emily ... Accounting major.