Former West Valley Viking Vicky Piatt is one of the most recognizable coaches in collegiate softball.
Her experience includes a successful college career at Cal, the National Pro Fast Pitch League, the USA National Softball team and the Olympic Games.
As a member of the USA National Team, Vicky Galindo, as she was then known, represented the United States during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, where she won a silver medal. She was also a member of the national team for the 2007 World Cup and Pan American Games.
Galindo helped guide the National Team to a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships in Beijing. In 2005, she earned a gold medal at the Pan Am qualifier and helped the team to a silver medal in the inaugural World Cup.
Also in 2005, Galindo led the Cal Golden Bears to the Women’s College World Series. She was a first team All-America, a first team Easton All-America, a Pac-10 All-Conference honoree and a Player of the Year candidate.
In 2004, Galindo and the Bears were WCWS runner-ups. The third baseman earned WCWS All-Tournament honors as well as first team All-America honors, first team Easton All-America honors, first team All-Region honors and second team All-Pac-10 honors. She joined the USA Schutt Elite Team in 2004, guiding the team to championships in the Canada Cup and the Champions Cup. That same year, she was on the National Team that won a silver medal at the Japan Cup.
Galindo played for the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fast Pitch team and was named to the NPF All-Star team from 2005-07.
Prior to playing for Cal, Galindo played a year at West Valley College, leading the team to the 2002 CCCAA State Championship. Galindo earned All-American honors and was a first team All-League selection in 2002.