Cal Steals 5-3 Decision From Irish

Weather delay stalls Notre Dame in Auburn Regional elimination game


Irish Topple ETSU In Extras, 7-6

Notre Dame wins in dramatic fashion to advance in NCAA Auburn Regional


Irish Contingent Earns All-Region Honors

Karley Wester, Ali Wester and Morgan Reed each first team, Melissa Rochford tabbed to second team


Irish On The Plains For Auburn Regional

Notre Dame returns to Auburn for third time in program history, and first in NCAA Championship play


Irish Garner 19th Straight NCAA Nod

Notre Dame opens the 2017 NCAA Championship on Friday at 2 p.m. against Cal in Auburn, Alabama


Notre Dame vs. Boston College (5/11/17)

Notre Dame vs. Boston College, ACC Championship First Round (photos by Andy Mead and Sara D. Davis)


ND vs. IUPUI (4/12/17)

Photos by Mike Miller


Notre Dame vs. Arizona State

Irish fall 3-1 to Sun Devils at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.


ND vs. UNC, 4/24/16 (Andy Mead)

Notre Dame and North Carolina faced off in an ACC doubleheader at UNC's Anderson Stadium (all photos by Andy Mead)


ND vs. SBU/BSU, 3/6/16 (Jason Roberts)

Notre Dame faced Stony Brook and Ball State on the last day of the FGCU Classic

2017 All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team
2016 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year Top 10 Finalist

2016 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team
2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team
2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship All-Tournament Team
2016 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team


•    Top 10 finalist for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division 1 National Freshman of the Year award -- joined sister Karley as Notre Dame finalists for national freshman of the year in the first three seasons of the award’s existence.
•    NFCA Mid-Atlantic all-region first team choice.
•    All-ACC second team selection.
•    Named to the 2016 ACC Championship All-Tournament team.
•    All-ACC Academic Team selection.
•    Appeared in all 56 games (56 starts) during the season with time divided between second base and left field.
•    Ranked second on the Notre Dame roster with a .423 batting average, 77 hits, 48 runs and 22 stolen bases.
•    Also finished with 40 RBI, a .443 on base percentage and a .451 slugging percentage.
•    38 of the 77 hits were officially credited as infield singles.
•    Set a Notre Dame single-season freshman record with 72 singles.
•    Tied Gessica Hufnagle (2007) with the most successful sacrifice bunts in any Irish season with 22 in 2016 – sacrifice hit total led the ACC.
•    Ranked second on the Irish roster with 22 multiple-hit outings, and added nine multi-RBI outings.
•    Closed the season riding a 15-game hit streak.
•    Batted .386 (34-for-88) with runners in scoring position, and hit at a .393 clip (22-for-56) with two outs.
•    Scored at least one run in 23 of first 25 collegiate games.
•    Scored two runs in second career game against No. 18 Kentucky (Feb. 12).
•    Went 2-for-4 with first career RBI the following day against No. 21 California (Feb. 13).
•    Scored two runs and stole first career base against No. 11 Washington (Feb. 19).
•    Went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored against Cal Poly (Feb. 20).
•    Finished 2-for-4 with a career-high three RBI, a stolen base and a run later in the day in a win over No. 8 UCLA (Feb. 20).
•    Ripped three hits, including a double, and added a run and a stolen base in a win over No. 22 UCF (Feb. 26).
•    Added three hits and scored two runs in a victory against North Florida (Feb. 27).
•    Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a victory the next day against Penn State (Feb. 28).
•    Logged two base hits, a stolen base and drove in two runs in a triumph over Stony Brook (March 5) at Florida Gulf Coast.
•    Added two more hits, two runs scored and an RBI in second game of the weekend against Stony Brook (March 6).
•    Went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored later in the day against Ball State (March 6).
•    Drove in three runs and scored twice in a game one doubleheader win at FIU (March 9).
•    Went a perfect 4-for-4, including a double with an RBI and a run scored in the nightcap against FIU (March 9).
•    2-for-4 with two RBI at home against Eastern Michigan (March 22).
•    Went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run in the first game of an ACC series at Syracuse (March 25).
•    Finished 2-for-4 with one run scored in game one of a doubleheader against No. 9 Florida State (April 3).
•    3-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored against IUPUI (April 5).
•    Perfect 3-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in a midweek win versus DePaul (April 27).
•    Logged two hits, an RBI and scored twice in a win over Louisville (May 1).
•    Finished with four total hits and drove in two runs during the ACC Championship at NC State (May 12-14) to earn all-tournament team honors.
•    Drove in a pair of runs in NCAA Championship debut against Miami (Ohio) at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional (May 20).
•    Finished a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base against No. 2 Michigan (May 22) in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional final.

•    Letterwinner at Edison High School.
•    Selected as the Sunset League co-most valuable player and named to the MaxPreps California Large School all-state team as a senior after batting .520 with 10 doubles, four home runs, 17 RBI and 30 runs scored, reaching base at a .529 clip with a .740 slugging percentage.
•    Added 27 stolen bases in 27 attempts.
•    Named the Chargers most valuable player as a junior team captain in 2014 after batting .422 with 13 stolen bases.
•    Tabbed to the all-Sunset League first team.
•    Swiped 20 bags while adding a .351 clip during sophomore year at Edison, also earning first team all-Sunset League honors.
•    .421 average and 20 stolen bases during freshman campaign, earning team rookie of the year accolades.
•    Also won varsity letters in volleyball (two) and basketball (one) during prep career.
•    Most recently competed with the Firecrackers-Rico on the club circuit.
•    Club squad won the Colorado Fireworks and Triple Crown Sports tournaments in 2013.
•    Attended the same high school as former Irish standouts Dani Miller ('12) and Casey Africano ('16).
•    Daughter of Gary and Sue Wester.
•    Has two sisters, Karley and Riley.
•    Father, Gary, competed in track and field the University of Wisconsin.
•    Sister, Karley, has been a two-time NFCA All-American at Notre Dame.
•    Sister, Riley, is a Notre Dame softball signee from the graduating high school class of 2017.
•    Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.

Wester's Career Statistics


Ali Wester
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