December 22, 1983 |
Union City, California
|College team||California Golden Bears|
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for United States|
|Silver||Beijing 2008||Team Competition|
Victoria (Vicky) Galindo (born December 22, 1983) is an American athlete on the USA Softball Women's National Team where she plays third base and second base. She also plays for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch league (NPF). She currently splits time at second base with Lovie Jung.
Galindo played for the University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears from 2003–2005 and was an undergrad assistant in 2006. Galindo was on the US national team from 2005-2007. She was also the assistant coach for the San Jose State in 2007. Before her time at Cal, Galindo played for West Valley Junior College for the 2002 season. She went to high school at James Logan High School in Union City, California where she graduated in 2001. Galindo started playing at age 4 when her dad coached her brother, baseball team. There was an extra jersey and he told her to go play.
Galindo was featured in The Advocate as one of the out athletes taking part in the Beijing Olympics. She said she has had serious relationships with both men and women. When she came out to the team, she said they were unconditionally supportive. Galindo's decision to come out helped teammate Lauren Lappin come out as well.
James Logan High School
Vicky was the 2001 Best All Around Female Athlete her senior year.
2002: Freshman Year
2003: Sophomore Year
2004: Junior Year
2005: Senior Year
US National Team
Note: she batted .467 (7-15) for Team USA in the 2007 World Cup where she has played in all but one game. She appeared as a pinch runner for Crystl Bustos in the game she did not start.