Softball Success Stories from Harvard and Duke – Headfirst Alumni Spotlight

Over two decades of running camps for high-achieving high school student-athletes, we have facilitated the process of thousands of student-athletes as they found homes at terrific academic schools. In just the last 6 months, we have watched softball players from Honor Roll Camps commit to:

  • Harvard
  • Brown
  • Duke
  • UVA
  • Georgetown
  • Amherst
  • NYU
  • Pomona – and many more excellent schools.

Headfirst Softball Honor Roll Camps is proud to announce our new alumni series which will highlight Headfirst alumni who have gone on to do remarkable things on and off the field.

Our alumni continue to inspire us here at Headfirst and we hope you are as excited as we are to share their stories!


OLIVIA GIAQUINTO – Harvard Crimson 

School: Harvard, Class of 2020
Position: 1B/P
Honor Roll Camp Attended: Mid-Atlantic 2014
Bio: Olivia had a stellar high school career while leading the Bishop O’Connell Knights to four consecutive state championships from 2013-2016. She graduated with single-season records in home runs, RBI, and doubles and was named Virginia State Player of the Year in her senior campaign. Recognized throughout her career for her leadership, Olivia served as captain of both the softball and volleyball teams.
She is currently a freshman on the Harvard Crimson softball team and recently hit her first collegiate home run against Ivy League foe Columbia on April 2nd. 



JAMESON KAVEL – Duke Blue Devils

School: Duke, Class of 2021
Position: SS/CF
Honor Roll Camp Attended: Mid-Atlantic 2014 & Northeast 2015
Bio: Jameson is a four-time All-State shortstop, a three time NCSAA All-American selection and has been named Pitcher of the Year, Region Player of the Year, and Defensive County Player of the Year during her high school career. She holds numerous single season records and is the career leader for hits, stolen bases, runs scored, and triples. As a Junior in 2016, she hit .510 and led the Wesleyan Wolves to a state runner up finish.
A two-sport athlete, Jameson also holds the career record for most three pointers and is a two-time basketball state champion.
She graduates this spring with a 4.2 GPA and will join Coach Young’s Duke Blue Devils for the program’s inaugural season.




  1. Dan says:

    Glad to see this blog back in action and congrats on the success of all the athletes here, those are some great schools! Also, nice cards 🙂

    • Headfirst says:

      Thanks, Dan! We appreciate you following along – and our graphic designer passes along his thanks for the compliment on the cards!

      Our alumni student-athletes are certainly an impressive bunch, and it’s a very cool experience and opportunity getting to highlight their accomplishments.

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