West Chester, Pa. / Malvern Prep
At Delaware: Looks to build a breakout freshman season and will compete for a starting spot in the outfield for the Blue Hens as a redshirt sophomore.
2012: Appeared in 34 games with 20 starts (18 in the outfield and two at designated hitter) in his first eligible season with the Blue Hens • named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week on May 21 after he hit .600 (6-for-10) with 2 doubles, 5 RBI and 2 runs scored in three games against Northeastern • named National 5&10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on May 21 • named to CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll • led Delaware with Cameron Travalini with seven stolen bases and nine stolen-base attempts • made UD debut on Feb. 18 at Houston and went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI, 1 run scored and 1 walk • produced seven multi-hit games, four multi RBI games and two multi-runs scored games • produced his first, five-hit and four RBI game May 19 vs. Northeastern where he added one double and one run scored in the 10-3 win over the Huskies • collected season-high three runs scored on Apr. 7 at William & Mary after he went 2-for-5 with one double and one walk • finished the 2012 campaign riding a seven-game hitting streak where he batted .500 (14-28) with two RBI • batted .421 (8-19) with 6 RBI, 5 runs scored and 3 stolen bases during five games at the 2012 CAA Championships • played for the Southern Maryland Nationals in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League during the summer • hit .224 (22-98) with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 10 RBI, 12 runs scored and 7 stolen bases in 33 games for the Nationals, who went 15-26 on the season.
2011: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility.
High School: Three-year letterwinner as an outfielder for Malvern Prep • named as an honorable mention in the Inter-Ac League as a senior • won the Sportsmanship Award in 2010 on the baseball team • as a sophomore, helped his team to a 41-3 overall record, raning seventh in the nation • received the Angel 34 Award from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in honor of former pitcher Nick Adenhart for overcoming health issues and continuing to pursue baseball at the college level • National Honor Society member • Kevin J. Fitzpatrick Award winner for a senior who represents kindness, friendship, and loyalty.
Personal: Joseph "Joe" Carmen Giacchino (“juh-keeno”) • son of Larry and Lynn Giacchino • older brother, Dan, graduated from Delaware in 2008 • younger brother, Brian, is a sophomore at Malvern Prep • had a benign brain tumor removed on November 3, 2008 • now deaf in right ear but otherwise fully recovered • pursuing a degree in marketing at Delaware.
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