Lori Harrigan (born September 5, 1970), also known as Lori Harrigan-Mack, is an American, former collegiate All-American, right-handed hitting, left-handed softball pitcher originally from Anaheim, California. She was a three-time Olympic Champion as a member of the Team USA winning in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Harrigan played collegiately from 1989–1992 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she owns numerous records; she is the Big West career leader in shutouts and innings pitched.
Often called ‘Vegas’ by her teammates, this two-time Olympian has lived the ‘everyday’ life as an athlete training and working. Harrigan is a full-time security supervisor at the Bellagio Las Vegas.
Harrigan began softball like many others when her parents coached her as a child. They youngest of five kids, the 6′1″ left later headed to UNLV where she shattered virtually every pitching record and led the Rebels to two berths in to the Women’s College World Series.
Harrigan was UNLV’s top female athlete in 1992 and had her jersey retired in 1998. She has accumulated more than a dozen international gold medals with the U.S. national team.
Harrigan pitched seven scoreless innings in a start against Taiwan in the 1996 Olympics and left Atlanta with a gold medal. Harrigan returned to the Olympics in 2000 in Sydney.
A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000, 2004)
Three-time Pan American Gold Medalist (1995, 1999, 2003)
Three-time ISF World Champion Gold Medalist (1994, 1998, 2002)
Three-time ASA Women’s Major All American
2004: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
2003: Gold medalist at Pan American Games, Japan Cup, U.S. Cup and Canada Cup
– Went 2-0 and with 19 strikeouts (Pan Am)
2002: Gold medalist at ISF World Championship, U.S. Cup and Japan Cup
– Went 3-0 with 11 strikeouts (Japan Cup)
2001: Member of U.S. Cup team
2000: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
– First pitcher to throw an Olympic no-hitter
– Finished with 2-0 record, a 0.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts
1999: Gold medalist at Pan American Games and Canada Cup
– Posted 2-0 record with .50 ERA and 25 strikeouts (Pan Am)
1998: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships
– Pitched a shutout against New Zealand with nine strikeouts
1997: Gold medalist at Pan American Qualiaifer and Silver medalist at Superball in Columbus, Ga.
– Went 3-1 with .84 ERA and 29 strikeouts (Pan Am Qualifier)
1996: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia
– Pitched a complete 4-0 shutout against Chinese Taipei
– Finished with 0.00 ERA for lowest on staff
1995: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
– Went 2-0
1994: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships
– Posted 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA
1993: Gold medalist at Intercontinental Cup in Holland
1992: Gold medalist at Women’s World Challenger Cup
Led Rebels to three NCAA Regionals and two berths in the NCAA WCWS
Led UNLV in batting her freshman year
Holds career records for wins (83), saves (7), strikeouts (725), ERA (.77), complete games (123), shutouts (53) and innings pitched (1,036)