6 Deanna DiBernardi
6 Deanna DiBernardi
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newtown Square, PA
High School: Shipley School
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/L

2009: Second team All-Ivy selection... Shared the team most valuable player award with Megan Enyeart... Named the team's most improved player and the recipient of the Barbara Chou Leadership Award... Led Yale pitching staff in ERA (2.05), wins (10), shutouts (3) and opponent batting average (.225)... Finished second in the Ivy League in shutouts, third in opponent batting average and fourth in ERA... Pitched Yale's first no-hitter since 1994 against Brown, which helped her earn Ivy League Pitcher of the Week... Struck out a season-high seven in win over Brown in season finale.

2008: Started eight games in the circle... Held opponents to a .227 batting average... Pitched three innings of scoreless relief to earn a save in Yale's 2-1 victory over Cleveland State... Earned her first victory against Sacred Heart when she tossed four no-hit innings and struck out four, matching her season high... Was the winning pitcher in Yale's 3-1 victory over Brown in the season finale.

2007: Third on the Yale pitching staff in innings (44.2) and strikeouts (24)... Tossed five shutout innings to earn the victory against Columbia... Allowed only one earned run in victories over Florida A&M and Marist... Pitched three scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, to earn a save against Harvard... Struck out a season-high six batters in her final appearance of the year against Brown... Batted .500 in limited plate appearances... Doubled against Sacred Heart.

2006: A solid contributor both in the circle and at the plate as a rookie... First career home run was a three-run blast that helped the Bulldogs to a 4-1 victory over Colgate at the Rebel Games... Had a three-run double in Yale's victory over Harvard... Top performance as a pitcher came against Sacred Heart when she went eight innings, allowed one earned run and struck out five... First career pitching win came against Providence... Struck out a season-high six batters against Cleveland State... Recipient of the team's Barbara Chou Leadership Award.

Before Yale: Had 297 strikeouts and a 0.53 earned run average in four years at The Shipley School... Four-time first team All-Main Line selection... Twice selected as the Main Line Life Softball Player of the Year... The Shipley School won three Inter-Academic League titles during her tenure... Also played field hockey.

Personal: Resides in Pierson College... Daughter of Maria DiBernardi, who is the head softball coach at Villanova.