Courtney Fitzgerald Cardot played at St. John’s University from 1999- 2004. During her career at St. John’s, she was the MVP in 2000, 2003 and 2004.
She earned Big East accolades as Big East Rookie of the Week- April 10, 2000 for pitching 21 innings in a single game against Seton Hall University. She also was named Big East Pitcher of the Week 4 times and made the Big East All-Conference Second Team in 2004. Both in 2003 and 2004, Courtney was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Mid- Atlantic All Region Team.
She left St. John’s as the All Time Career Leader in wins (59), shut-outs (21), innings pitched (711.2) and games started (102). She also ranks in the top five in strikeouts and complete games.
After graduating, Courtney joined the St. John’s coaching staff for the 2004- 2005. She became a Battery instructor in 2007.
On April 14, 2011, Courtney was inducted into the Girls Catholic High School Hall of Fame of the Diocese of Brooklyn. At The Mary Louis Academy, she had a remarkable career. A 3-year varsity starter, she had a record of 70-10, with 450 strikeouts in 346 innings.
On June 21, 2013, Courtney was inducted into the St. John’s University Athletic Hall of Fame for her prolofic pitching career as the winningest pitcher in school history.
Courtney trains pitchers of all ages year round (little league, high school, and college). She has helped guide hundreds of young pitchers to achieve their dreams of being high school and collegiate pitchers. Her students have been named all county, all state, NYS Player of the Year, all conference, all region, and All American.
Courtney lives in Rochester with husband Andy and their daughters Irene, Opal and Ashlyn, and son Andy.