Gina Pellegrini
Gina Pellegrini

Player Profile

Santa Rosa, CA

High School:
Santa Rosa HS




What the Coaches Are Saying:

• Pellegrini will provide a strong sense of leadership from the goalkeeper position

• Is a great shot-blocker with a tremendous punt

• Shows tremendous confidence in goal

As a Junior (2008):

• Was the primary goalkeeper, playing in 17 games, starting 15 and spending 1362 minutes in goal

• Boasted a 1.39 goals-allowed average

• Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention

• Had shutouts against Missouri, Cal State Northridge, Santa Clara and Oregon State

• Made 48 saves

• In August 2008, was honored as the Italian-American Amateur Athlete of the Year

As a Sophomore (2007):

• Selected Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention

• Started 18 games

• Allowed 16 goals in 1509 minutes in the net for a 0.95 goals-against average

• Posted five shutouts, including twice against Santa Clara

• Recorded two assists - the game-winner at No. 1 Santa Clara - and to tie the second-round NCAA Tournament game against Stanford at 1-1

• Grabbed a career-high six saves at Kansas and at Arizona

As a Freshman (2006):

• Played in eight games, logging five starts

• Allowed only one goal in 584 minutes for a 0.15 goals-against average

• Earned four shutouts and a 2-0-3 record

• One of her shutouts came against No. 4 Santa Clara (three saves)

• Teamed with goalkeeper Anna Key to blank No. 11 Stanford, 1-0

• Posted a season-high five saves in a 0-0 tie at USC

High School/Personal:

• A kicker on the Santa Rosa High School football team and a goalkeeper for the school's soccer team

• Attended Northern California ODP camps, was a member of the 2003 Region IV ODP squad, the 2004 Pacific Division U16 ODP team and the 2005 National Select team

• Her Santa Rosa United club soccer team was a 2004-05 State Cup semifinalist and was ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 11 in the nation in 2005

• Three-time all-league choice and a two-time All-Empire selection

• Helped her school to the North Coast Section semifinals for three seasons

• Competed in softball and track and field

• Four-year member of the school's honor roll and an NCS scholar athlete for four years

• Enjoys playing tennis, camping and snowboarding

• Parents are Robert and Alice Pellegrini Pellegrini's Career Statistics:

Year	G	GS	Saves	GA	Avg.	Min	SO
2006	8	5	12	1	0.15	584	4
2007	18	18	53	16	0.95	1509	5
2008	17	15	48	21	1.39	1362	4
Totals	43	38	113	38	0.99	3455	13

Gina Pellegrini off the Pitch:

Full Name: Gina Maria Pellegrini

Nickname(s): G, GG

I Chose Cal because...I loved the team and felt at home.

Favorite thing about Berkeley is...Cal.

Something on my iPod that might surprise you is...rap. I don't really like it, but there are a few songs I enjoy.

The most interesting thing I did this summer was...go to Italy with the team. I also went to my first rodeo.

When I'm upset, I like and watch movies.

I get mad when I miss these TV shows: "Grey's Anatomy," "Gossip Girl," "Top Chef," "Desperate Housewives"

The best moment in sports history was when...Cal beat Stanford with "The Play."

Cal is better than other schools because...of the women's soccer team.

The one thing I learned from my parents is...honesty.

If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...a baker or a chef.

Do you have any hidden talents? Belching and baking

What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? Family and friends

Which words of phrases do you overuse? "Woof"

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