Tampa Mustangs-Maguire 2021 C/UT Giulia Desiderio, who has developed a reputation as one of the top catchers in the nation, verballed to South Carolina on Tuesday.
"I wanted to stay close to home," Desiderio said, "but I felt South Carolina was definitely worth it."
I am extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have verbally committed & will be continuing my softball and academic career at the university of South Carolina. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. Go gamecocks❤️ 🐓 pic.twitter.com/VOIlZs5e3O
I am extremely blessed and excited to announce that I have verbally committed & will be continuing my softball and academic career at the university of South Carolina. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way. Go gamecocks❤️ 🐓 pic.twitter.com/VOIlZs5e3O— Giulia Desiderio (@_Desiderio3) December 10, 2019
Desiderio batted over .500 for her high school team and she helped the Tampa Mustangs win a PGF Platinum 16U national championship in 2018.
Here’s a closer look at this backstop ranked in the Top 125 of the Extra Elite Class of 2021 released in January of 2018 (and being updated next month!)…
Name: GIULIA DESIDERIO
Hometown: Hudson, Florida
High School: River Ridge (New Port Richey, Florida) High
Club Team: Tampa Mustangs - Maguire 18U
Grad Year: 2021
Nickname: G or Jules (“not used often!”)
High School Highlights/Stats: Batted .527 with .583 OBP, 26 doubles, eight triples and two homers.
Travel Ball Highlights/Stats: Top 125 in the Extra Elite Class of 2021, Top 30 Catcher in Class of 2021 and PGF Platinum 16U National Champions in 2018.
What were some of the things you were looking for in a college?
Nice facilities, connection with the coaches and playing at the highest level.
How much advice did you get before you made your decision and what was the best advice you got?
A lot. You have to follow your heart and go where you feel the most comfortable.
*** Scroll down below to read more about the Florida junior including what she likes most about her future college coach!