Gina Carbonatto

Gina Carbonatto

Gina Carbonatto is a 2003 graduate of Lake Stevens High School where she was a three-sport varsity athlete. The versatile multi-sport athlete earned recognition on the court and on the field. Carbonatto was named 1st Team All-WESCO and 1st Team Everett Herald ALL-AREA in both softball and basketball. She led the softball and basketball teams to the state tournament, with the softball team placing in the Top 5 at State. Her senior year she was named captain of the basketball team and off the court served as the senior class vice-president.

After her incredible high school career, Gina accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of the Pacific to play softball. As a first-year student, she was the Big West Freshman Field Player of the Year in 2004. From there she continued to earn more accolades through her college career. She was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2004, 2006 and 2007. She was also voted the team’s Most Inspirational Player from 2004-2007. In 2006, she was named the Big West Co-Softball Player of the Year and the Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Gina was named the 2006 and 2007 Stockton Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year. She is a three-time NCFA All-American with a .401 lifetime batting average (2004, 2006, 2007). The Everett Herald named her The Herald’s 2006 Woman of the Year in Sports. Carbonatto’s jersey #2 was one of two ever retired by the University of the Pacific in 2012.

After graduating in 2007 Gina was invited to the USA Olympic Softball camp. She played professionally as a member of the New England Riptide of National Pro Fastpitch League for two seasons. In 2007, Gina was named an All-Pro in the NPF league.

Following her athletic career, Carbonatto went on to a successful coaching career. She was an assistant coach at the University of Washington where she helped them to their first National Championship in 2009, which led them to an induction into the UW Hall of Fame. She then was the assistant coach at her alma meter, University of the Pacific. She helped lead the Tigers to their first conference championship in 2011. Currently, she is the head softball coach at Santa Clara University.