6 Laura Ricciardone
6 - Laura Ricciardone
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Slidell, La.
High School: Pope John Paul II
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R

Sophomore 2012
Pitched a complete game three-hit shutout in season debut against Loyola Marymount, fanning six batters March 2 … Struck out five and did not allow an earned run in complete game effort against Maine March 11 … Scattered three hits and surrendered one unearned run against Lehigh March 24 … Went nine innings the following day, shutting out Lehigh while striking out two … Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week March 28 … Pitched a complete-game, five-hit shutout in Game 2 of doubleheader against Princeton March 31 … Pitched a three-hit shutout a gainst Columbia April 6, fanning three batters … Earned the win against Penn April 7, scattering four hits and allowing one run … Picked up a pair of wins against Yale April 14-15, allowing two earned runs in 11.0 innings pitched … Scattered five hits and allowed one run in complete-game victory over Brown April 20 … Surrendered one run on three hits in 2-1 win over Dartmouth April 28

Freshman • 2011
Named to the All-Ivy League second team ... Recorded six strikeouts against Stony Brook March 5 ... Went seven innings and allowed one run on six hits, striking out five against St. Louis March 12 ... Earned first win in complete game against Loyola Marymount March 15, fanning five and allowing one run on seven hits ... Earned the win in four innings of work against Boston University March 22, allowing one run on two hits ... Turned in four innings of shutout ball, scattering five hits in 10-0 win over Rhode Island March 29 ... Notched a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts against Penn April 2 ... Went seven innings and picked up the win against Columbia, striking out five April 3 ... Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week April 4 ... Recorded career-high eight strikeouts in 7-5 win over Cornell April 9 … Pitched a four-hit shutout against Brown April 16, notching three strikeouts … Allowed just one run on four hits with two K’s in an 11-1 win over Brown April 17 … Went five innings, scattering three hits and allowing one run in an 11-1 win over Yale April 24 … Picked up wins in back-to-back games against Yale April 26, entering in relief in Game 1 and going five innings as the starter in Game 2 … Earned the victory in the final game of the Ivy Championship Series against Cornell, scattering five hits in five innings and not allowing a run.

Before Harvard
Played softball, basketball and volleyball at Pope John Paul II, captaining the softball team as a junior and senior … Four-time all-district first-team pitcher and district MVP as a senior … Three-time All-St. Tammany Parish pitcher of the year, all-metro pitcher of the year and first-team all-state selection … State 2A MVP in 2008 and team MVP in 2008 and 2010 … Helped team to four district championship and a state championship in 2008 … Holds the school career strikeout record and became the first person in school history to have a jersey retired … Vice president of the National Honor Society and recipient of the St. Michael’s Book Award and the Pope John Paul II Citizenship Award … Involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (vice president), student council and served as class president in 2008 … Enjoys painting, reading, boating and exercising … Uncle, David Ricciardone ’80, also attended Harvard.