Senior Ricky Sanchez tore up the Northwoods League to earn midseason and postseason all-star berths.
The honor highlighted an impressive first two months for Irish players around the country.
Fourteen Irish players are set to compete in different leagues around the country this summer.
The Irish fell to Illinois (3-0) and Wright State (4-0) Sunday in Champaign.
Notre Dame (37-21) moves into the winner's bracket at the NCAA Champaign Regional.
The Irish wrapped up their first NCAA Regional since 2006 with games against Illinois and Wright State May 31, 2015.
The Irish opened NCAA Champaign Regional play in fine fashion Friday, May 29, 2015 with a 13-7 win over Wright State.
The Irish closed out their first ACC series in 2015 with a Sunday March 8 showdown with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. GT won 4-1 to win the series, 2-1.
@NDBaseball clinched the series at Oklahoma with a 5-1 win over the Sooners Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
@NDBaseball opened the 2015 season in style with a 7-6 win over SIU-Edwardsville Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): Two-year monogram winner ... outstanding athlete that can play several different positions on the field ... solid runner … lefty pitcher as a freshman before left shoulder surgery kept him off the mound in 2014 … has great ability at plate … has some power and can hit to all parts of the field … competitive player.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Appeared in 50 games, making 42 starts in the outfield … hit .255 with nine doubles, 13 runs, 13 walks and 18 RBI … batting average was third best on the team among hitters with at least 125 at-bats … hit .357 (15-for-42) with runners in scoring position … batted .270 (37-for-137) vs. right-handed pitchers … stole seven bases, tied for the most on the team … totaled 11 multi-hit games … recorded first hit, RBI, run and stolen base of the year in the season opener at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) … went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Santa Clara (Feb. 23) … was 4-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored at Michigan (April 9) … added two hits in four at-bats at Toledo (April 16) … collected two more hits against Western Michigan (April 30) … finished the season going 1-for-4 against Pitt (May 17) … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in 46 games during freshman season, making 40 total starts ... batted .292 with nine doubles, two triples, 10 RBI and 24 runs scored in time split between pitcher, left field, right field and designated hitter ... batting average was the fourth best on the team among hitters with 125 or more at-bats ... hit .297 (38-for-128) against right-handed pitching ... added five stolen bases in six attempts ... closed the season on a six-game hitting streak, the sixth-longest of the year by a Notre Dame player ... contributed 13 multi-hit contests ... made 12 appearances on the mound, including two starts, and went 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA ... scattered 23 hits over 28 innings, holding opposing batters to a .240 average against ... batted .271 with 12 runs and added 1.42 ERA in three appearances during BIG EAST games ... logged first career hit in his first Notre Dame start against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 16) ... began four-game multi-hit streak with a 2-for-3 effort at Tulane (Feb. 23) ... went 2-for-5 and scored first career run the following day against the Green Wave (Feb. 24) ... reached base three times with a pair of doubles and a walk drawn in the opening game of the Irish Baseball Classic against Massachusetts (March 1) ... added two base hits and scored a run in the nightcap against Tennessee (March 1) ... singled twice in four at-bats at UCLA (March 8) ... recorded first career RBI in first career conference start against Seton Hall (March 22) ... 2-for-4 with a triple and career-high three RBI against Kent State (March 26) ... reached base in all three plate appearances, scoring a season-best three runs at home versus UIC (April 2) ... smacked a career-high three hits and scored a pair of runs at Michigan (April 16) ... went 2-for-4, including tallying second triple of the year, and scored two runs scored in series finale against USF (May 5) ... tied a season-high with three runs in the nightcap of a doubleheader at St. John's (May 12) ... threw one scoreless inning of relief out of the bullpen in pitching debut against Ohio State (Feb. 16) ... struck out three batters in 1.2 innings of work against Kent State (March 26) ... made first career start on the hill at Michigan (April 16), allowing two earned runs over five innings with three strikeouts … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Providence Catholic in the spring of 2012 … named second team all-Illinois by the Prep Baseball Report ... tabbed second team all-state (3A) as a senior by Chicago Tribune ... received second-team all-area accolades as a senior by the Chicago Sun Times ... was a 2012 Central Regional Honorable Mention Rawlings All-American by Perfect Game and a 2011 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American ... as a senior, finished with a 7-2 record and 2.18 ERA with 47 strikeouts on the mound, while tallying five home runs, 30 RBI and a .402 batting average at the plate ... helped Providence Catholic to the Class 4A state runner-up as a junior ... full name is Zachary Andrew Kutsulis ... born in Oak Lawn, Illinois ... son of Andy and Theresa Kutsulis ... has an older sister, Courtney, an older brother, Drew, and a younger brother, Niko ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in American Studies.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**