There have been many great role models that have attended Lake Stevens High School. Gina Carbonatto belongs right at the top of the list. Along with having many other positive traits she is an outstanding example of what talent, dedication, perseverance, and a competitive nature can help you achieve. She has excelled on the athletic fields in high school, college, and at the professional level. After completing her playing career she has been and is continuing to be exceptionally successful as a coach at the collegiate level.
In Lake Stevens High School Gina was a 3-sport varsity athlete. She was 1st Team All-WESCO and 1st Team Everett Herald ALL-AREA in both softball and basketball. She led both teams to the state tournament. Softball twice placed in the top 5. Gina ended her career with several records in both basketball and softball. She was captain of the basketball team her senior year and also served as the senior class vice-president.
It was at the University of the Pacific where all Gina’s hard work really paid off. Her list of accomplishments and awards is staggering. She was the Big West Freshman Field Player of the Year in 2004 and the team MVP in 2004, 2006, and 2007; voted the team’s Most Inspirational Player in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007; awarded the Big West Co-Softball Player of the Year in 2006; chosen as the Everett Herald Female Athlete of the Year in 2006; named an Academic All-Region choice in 2006 and 2007; chosen as the Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2006; named the Stockton Hall-of-Fame Athlete of the Year in 2006; and ended her career as a 3 – time NCFA All-American in 2004, 2006, and 2007 with a .401 lifetime batting average. Her career was culminated in 2012 when she was given one of the highest awards an athlete can achieve when her jersey #2 was retired by the University of the Pacific.
After graduating in 2007 Gina was invited to the USA Olympic Softball camp and in 2008 was chosen as an All-National Pro Fastpitch Outfielder.
As a coach she helped guide the University of Washington to the National Championship in 2009, the Pac-10 Championship in 2010, and in 2014 she was inducted into the University of Washington Hall-of-Fame. She presently coaches at her alma mater, The University of the Pacific, where in 2011 she helped lead them to their first conference championship.
We are very proud to welcome, Gina, an outstanding athlete, coach, and role model into the Lake Stevens High School Hall-of-Fame.