2009: Pignataro did not play in 2009. He was one of 11 MU players named to the 2009-10 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
2008: Pignataro did not play in his first season.
Prior to Marquette: Pignataro was a team captain and two-time All-Fox Valley Conference performer at H.D. Jacobs High School under head coach Jim Dzialo. Pignataro helped the Jacobs High Golden Eagles win the regional championship in triple overtime in 2007 and finished sixth all-time at the school in total points. He was named a Northwest Herald All-Area Second Team selection following his senior season. Pignataro played club soccer for the Chicago Magic North under coach Karl Smith.
Personal: Gregory Redmond James Pignataro was born March 22, 1990. He is the son of Philip and Martha Pignataro and is majoring in Exercise Science.