Huskers Add Talented Transfer Olivia DiNardo

Huskers Add Talented Transfer Olivia DiNardo
Courtesy/NU Media Relations
June 11th, 2024 |

The Nebraska softball team strengthened its roster Tuesday with the addition of transfer Olivia DiNardo. A catcher and utility player, DiNardo spent the past two seasons at Arizona and will have two seasons of eligibility with the Huskers.

DiNardo played in 106 games with 102 starts at Arizona the past two seasons. She was a decorated player during her time as a Wildcat. As a freshman, DiNardo was a second-team All-Pac-12 and All-West Region selection in addition to being a Pac-12 All-Freshman team member and one of 25 candidates for national freshman of the year. As a sophomore, DiNardo was a third-team all-region selection.

A native of San Mateo, California, DiNardo hit .340 in her Arizona career with 15 doubles, 20 home runs and 74 RBIs. She produced 103 hits and posted a .418 on-base percentage with a .587 slugging percentage. DiNardo started 74 games as the designated player at Arizona with 28 starts at catcher.

“Olivia DiNardo is an exceptional softball talent, and we are so excited that she is joining the Red Team,” Head Coach Rhonda Revelle said. “She is a fierce competitor who loves to compete and win. She has the ability to immediately step on the field for the Huskers and make a big impact on both sides of the ball.”

As a freshman in 2023, DiNardo hit .382 with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBIs. She produced 60 hits with a .458 on-base percentage and a .580 slugging percentage. DiNardo nearly doubled her home run total as a sophomore in 2024, batting .295 with 13 home runs. She added five doubles while posting a .596 slugging percentage.

DiNardo was ranked as the No. 7 recruit in the country and the No. 2 catcher coming out of Aragon High School and the West Bay Warriors travel team.


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