Hometown: Mayfield, Ohio
Previous School: Illinois-Chicago
Major: Business Management
“I chose Niagara because of its great campus and I felt I could be successful in both academics and athletics.”
2011-12 (Junior) Started all 32 games at center as a junior…Led the team with 5.7 rpg and a 45.9% field goal percentage…Her field goal percentage ranked fifth in the MAAC…Second on the team with 10.3 ppg…Scored a season-high 21 points against Stetson…Finished tied for 12th in the MAAC Averaged 5.7 rpg during the season…Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds three times, including the semi final game against Marist in the MAAC Tournament…Named to the 2012 All-MAAC Tournament team after averaging 15.5 ppg and seven rebounds in the Purple Eagles’ two tournament games…One of two Purple Eagles to make the 2011-12 MAAC All-Academic team… 2010-11 (Sophomore)
Gatto was a redshirt her first year at Niagara after transfering from UIC.
Played in all 30 games for the Flames, including the Nov. 25 meeting against the Purple Eagles where she had a career-high seven rebounds…Averaged 15.6 minutes per game, 3.8 ppg and 2.8 rpg…Before enrolling at UIC, Gatto was a four-year letterman on the Mayfield High School basketball team where she helped lead her team to conference and district titles as a junior….Gatto was also a four-time All-Northern Ohio Conference member and was named to the Second-Team All-State as a senior…She will serve her mandatory year in residency during the 2010-11 season.
Born in Mayfield, Ohio … Daughter of Joseph and Linda Gatto … Has a sister, Jessica … Majoring in Business.