Outstanding Athlete 2020

Barbara Fischetti

Winning awards is nothing new to Barb Fischetti. An extraordinary softball pitcher as well as racquetball player, she credits the camaraderie she’s enjoyed playing on the same softball team for 25 years for keeping her young. After playing on a Connecticut Senior Olympics team, she made the move to a Delaware team and never looked back. Off the field, she’s quiet, reserved, and professional. As a pitcher, she dominates 50-year-old players in league play, has ice running through her veins and is extremely competitive. Over the years in DSO, Barb has won silver once and gold nine times. On her non-DSO team, they’ve won a 5th, a 4th, 14 bronze medals, 19 silver medals, and an impressive 27 gold medals. Through it all, she’s also picked up All-American and All-Tournament honors, as well as twice being named the top defensive player. After 2 knee replacements and 2 hip replacements, you’ll still find Barb out there playing racquetball three times a week, softball every Tuesday and with her travel team over the summer, and pickleball on the off days. In fact, she picked up a DSO bronze in pickleball just this year. Her accomplishments are impressive!  Congratulations Barbara Fischetti, Outstanding Athlete 2020!

Awarded in 2022 at the Delaware Senior Olympics Awards Banquet