Danielle Guccia, JCHS Class of 1996, defined what it means to be an all-around athlete. She was unquestionably the leader of Johnson City girls’ athletics in the mid 1990’s, as she excelled in soccer, basketball, and softball. Ms. Guccia was a decorated three-sport athlete in high school, and she went on to an even more impressive college playing career.
Beginning with the 1994 soccer season, Ms. Guccia compiled nine varsity letters during her scholastic playing days…three each in soccer, basketball, and softball. Her achievements as the goalie on the Wildcats’ soccer team earned her All-Division honors in 1993 and 1994, and she was the All-Conference goalie in 1995. Danielle was also a successful basketball player, earning All-Division honors in 1995 and All-Conference in 1996. And as strong as her performances were on the soccer field and basketball court, softball was probably Danielle’s strongest sport. She was an All-Division performer in 1994 and she earned All-Conference honors in 1995 and 1996. She was Johnson City’s first female athlete to be All-Conference in three sports in the same year (1995-1996). Upon her graduation from JC, Danielle continued her softball career at St. John Fisher College.
Simply put, Ms. Guccia is one of the finest softball players ever to play at St. John Fisher. Her name dominates the Fisher records books for softball:
- Most triples in a season—6 in 2000
- Most Sacrifice Bunts in a season—28 in 1999
- Highest single season batting average--.473 in 1999 (41st highest average in NCAA Div III)
- Second most hits in a single season—70 in 1999
- Second most home runs in a season—7 in 2000
- Second most total bases in a season—97 in 1998
- Third most runs in a season—51 in 1999
- Third most doubles in a season—14 in 1999
- Third most stolen bases in a season—16 in 1998
- 27 game hitting streak—11th longest in NCAA Div. III history
She was a First Team All-American in 1999 and 2000, and three-time ECAC All-Star from 1998 to 2000. St. John Fisher retired her number ‘10’ in 2003, and she was inducted into the St. John Fisher Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
Ms. Guccia has continued to remain active in the field of athletics as a coach for the Binghamton school district’s Special Olympics teams.
The Johnson City Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to welcome one of our district’s most accomplished three-sport female athletes, Danielle Guccia, JCHS Class of 1996.