In her fourth year as a member of the Florida Southern coaching staff is recent graduate Gianni Artidiello, who played two seasons for the Moccasins in 2013 and 2015. Prior to officially joining the coaching staff in the spring of 2016, Artidiello also oversaw the team’s strength and conditioning program during the fall portion of the season.
Artidiello originally came to Florida Southern in the fall of 2012 as a transfer from the State College of Florida-Manatee. In her first season with the Moccasins (2013) she started all 49 games at third base and led the team with a .291 batting average and .382 on-base percentage while hitting at the top of the order. In conference play that year, Artidiello was even better, turning in a .356 batting average, and in the field she committed just five errors in her last 41 games.
After a year off, Artidiello returned to the Moccasins in time for the 2015 season and resumed her role as one of their top-of-the-lineup hitters. While playing both third base and second base, and again starting every game, she hit .295 with a .344 on-base percentage. She finished her two years at Florida Southern with an overall batting average of .294 with five doubles, two triples, one home run and 21 RBI, and was also a member of the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a senior.
In addition to playing at Florida Southern, Artidiello also played her freshman year at Nova Southeastern University and her sophomore year at SCF-Manatee. She was a full-time starting infielder at both schools and an all-conference second baseman for the Manatees, a team she helped reached the 2012 NJCAA National Finals.
Artidiello graduated from Florida Southern in December of 2015 with a degree in Human Movement & Performance.
updated for the 2019 season