Honors & Awards
- USTA National Level 3 Champion (2017)
- Mobile Level 3 Champion (2016)
- No. 47 Recruit in the Nation (2018)
Patrick Cacciatore comes to Nebraska after spending his first collegiate season at the University of South Carolina. Cacciatore, a five-star high school recruit from Tampa, was ranked as the No. 47 recruit in the nation and the No. 7 player in the state of Florida as a high school senior in 2018.
As a freshman at South Carolina, Cacciatore posted a 14-6 overall record that included a 4-3 dual mark, while playing out of the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 spots in the Gamecock lineup.
"We knew Pat from his very successful junior career. The experience that he brings to the table after having already played a year of college tennis for a top-20 program at South Carolina will no doubt have a positive influence on our team," Nebraska Coach Sean Maymi said. "Pat is a fierce competitor who knows how to handle a college dual-match situation."
Cacciatore finished his only season at South Carolina with a 14-6 overall record and a 4-3 dual mark. He went 0-1 in Southeastern Conference play for the Gamecocks. He was 0-1 at No. 4 singles, 2-1 at No. 5 singles and 2-1 at No. 6 singles while competing in the South Carolina dual lineup. He added a 6-6 overall doubles record on the season, going 3-2 with Thomas Brown including 2-0 in dual action. He added a 3-3 record with Beau Pelletier, which all came in tournament play, while going 0-1 with Jake Beasley in his only other doubles action in dual play. Cacciatore helped South Carolina to an 18-10 overall record that included a 5-7 SEC mark. The Gamecocks advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished No. 19 in the ITA team rankings. His USC teammate, Paul Jubb, won the NCAA singles title.
Cacciatore a five-star, top-50 national recruit before graduating from Laurel Springs School, was the 2017 USTA National Level 3 champion after capturing the 2016 Mobile Level 3 individual title. He was ranked as the No. 7 player in the state of Florida.
"I chose Nebraska because I was looking to be a part of a special program that I could make an impact on and help build to greater heights. I am extremely excited to play for coaches Sean (Maymi) and Tom (Boysen). Along with the athletic and academic support, it is an amazing fit. I can't wait to be a part of the Husker family."