|High School:||St. Joseph|
PAGANO FILE: Appeared in seven games on the year, including five appearances on the mound before an injury ended her freshman season... Posted a 4-1 record with a 1.20 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 35.0 innings pitched... Named the Northeast Conference Pitcher And Rookie of the Week... Tossed a five-hit shutout with six strikeouts in a 5-0 win against UNC Wilmington on Feb. 26, 2010... Allowed two runs on two hits with a career-high 11 strikeouts in a 3-2 victory against St. Bonaventure on Feb. 27, 2010... Allowed one run on four hits in a 10-1 win against Gardner-Webb on Feb. 28, 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner on the St. Joseph softball team... Served as team captain in her final two campaigns... Holds the school record for strikeouts in a season (343) and career (632)... Tossed a perfect game against Holy Spirit in 2007... Named the Coaches Association Pitcher of the Year in 2008... Earned spots on the All-Cape Atlantic League first team, The Press of Atlantic City All-Press first-team, the Courier Post All-South Jersey team, the Courier Post All-Non Public first team, the Star Ledger All-State Non-Public first-team in each of her first three seasons... Helped her team to the Cape Atlantic League Conference championship in her first three seasons and to the Non-Public Group B South Jersey title in 2007... Played field hockey for three years... Served as team captain in her senior campaign.
PERSONAL: Majoring in Psychology... The daughter of Joanne and Ben Pagano... Nicole Danielle Pagano was born on Jan. 29, 1991 in Mount Holly, N.J.