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02/27/2014

#23 Irish Return To Florida For Diamond 9 Citrus Classic

Notre Dame has five games on the schedule at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

02/19/2014

#24 Irish Head To Prestigious Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Six challenging games make up Notre Dame's slate at the nation's largest regular season tournament

Honors & Awards

National

  • Second Team NFCA All-Mideast Region, 2004

    BIG EAST Conference

  • Rookie of the Year, 2003
  • First Team All-Conference, 2003, 2004
  • Third Team All-Conference, 2005
  • All-Rookie Team, 2003
  • Pitcher of the Week (4-5-05)
  • Pitcher of the Week (3-14-05)
  • Pitcher of the Week (4-3-04)
  • Pitcher of the Week (3-1-04)

    Tournaments

  • FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2004

    Veteran leader of the Irish pitching staff will take the ball in any situation ... has the capability of shutting down every opponent on the schedule ... a gutsy pitcher who reacts well to adversity ... will enter her senior season with a wealth of experience ... career pitching statistical rankings, after three full seasons, include: seventh for appearances (115), fourth in games started (96), fourth in wins (69), fourth in complete games (61), fourth in shutouts (21), fourth in innings pitched (640.0), fifth in winning percentage (69-27, .718), fifth in ERA (1.63), and fourth in strikeouts (587) ... holds the school record for complete games (30) from the 2004 season.

    AS A JUNIOR (2005): Combined with Steffany Stenglein to give Notre Dame one of its most potent one-two combinations in school history ... helped the team average a school-record 8.63 strikeouts per seven innings ... also helped the team hold opponents to a program-best .168 batting average ... combined with Stenglein to produced a school-record 527 strikeouts ... earned third-team all-BIG EAST honors ... memorable performances during the 2005 season included shut down Syracuse in Notre Dame's elimination-game victory at the BIG EAST Championship, allowing just four hits, one unearned run and striking out 10 ... pitched a complete-game four-hitter at Rutgers, striking out 11 while allowing one run ... held down No. 15 Northwestern's powerful lineup for four shutout innings, striking out three and getting a no-decision in Notre Dame's 4-3 come-from-behind victory (April 26) ... shut down St. John's in game two of a doubleheader, allowing one hit and striking out seven in Notre Dame's 8-0, five-inning victory ... dominated game one vs. Akron, allowing one hit and striking out 11 in a complete-game shutout (1-0 Irish victory) ... picked up a complete-game victory at Connecticut in game two, pitching all eight innings of Notre Dame's 3-2 victory ... struck out nine and allowed two hits vs. the Huskies ... matched her seven-inning career game high with 12 strikeouts, while allowing just two hits, in game two at Pittsburgh (6-0 Irish victory) ... earned second BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week award on Tuesday, April 5, after posting a 0.00 ERA in three starts from March 21 to April 5, earning two victories, allowing four hits in 16 innings while striking out 13 ... picked up a complete-game shutout victory in her first BIG EAST Conference appearance, allowing three hits and striking out five at Villanova ... just missed her first solo no-hitter at Loyola Chicago, giving up a single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning ... struck out three and walked three against Loyola Chicago, forcing 15 ground ball outs ... combined with teammate Carrie Wisen to earn a share of her first career no-hitter/perfect game in game two vs Valparaiso ... pitched two innings, striking out five of the first six batters of the game ... Wisen finished off the final three innings for the perfect game ... shut down Western Michigan over the final four innings, allowing two hits and striking out four to earn a victory in Notre Dame's come-from-behind 2-1 win ... pitched six innings of no-hit softball after allowing a run in the first inning vs. Eastern Michigan (4-1 Irish victory), retiring 18 of the final 19 batters in the contest ... named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on March 14 after posting three victories and a save during Spring Break ... allowed two earned runs in four appearances ... missed out on a shutout opportunity vs. Nevada, allowing one run in the seventh inning while striking out six and scattering five hits ... entered the bottom of the seventh against Virginia with the bases loaded and one out ... earned save with a strikeout and pop up ... the save was the second of her career ... picked up a five-inning victory at Hawaii, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three ... earned a six-hit shutout victory at UC Santa Barbara, striking out six in a 1-0 win ... entered the game against #5/6 Tennessee in relief, eventually picking up the victory by holding the Lady Vols to one hit in 4.2 innings and striking out five ... pitched a gutsy game against No. 19 Florida in the championship of the GRU Classic, avoiding damage from five walks to strikeout eight, scatter five hits and allow two runs (one earned) ... allowed two hits in a complete-game victory (2-0) over Coastal Carolina at the GRU Classic.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2004): Combined with junior Steffany Stenglein to give the Irish the best pitching staff in the BIG EAST Conference ... established career single-season highs for starts (36), complete games (30) and shutouts (11) ... her 30 complete games set the school record in a single season (breaking Jennifer Sharron's mark of 27 in 2000) ... her 241.2 innings pitched were the second-most in school history (behind teammate Stenglein's 250.2 in `02) ... ended the year with a team-high 225 strikeouts ... struck out nine or more batters eight times, hitting double-digits four times ... named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on March 1 for her performance over the course of the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... for the tournament she pitched 22.0 innings, scattering 17 hits with 23 strikeouts and two earned runs ... also named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on May 3 after pitching two complete-game shutouts in league play, striking out 18 batters and allowing just five hits ... memorable performances during the season included: pitched a complete-game five-hitter vs. Portland State while striking out nine ... threw all eight innings, allowing one earned run and striking out 11 vs. No. 24 CS Northridge ... completely shut down No. 14 Nebraska at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, earning a complete-game shutout with four hits, two walks and five strikeouts (1-0 Irish victory) ... turned in a great performance at No. 4 Florida State, holding the Seminoles to four runs in 9.2 innings while striking out a career-best 12.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2003): Stepped up as the team's number-one pitcher during her rookie season ... named the BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year ... also earned first-team all-BIG EAST honors ... a workhorse for the team, making 38 appearances (seventh on the all-time single-season list) and 30 starts (tied for sixth on the all-time list) ... led the team in wins (21), appearances (38), starts (30), complete games (13), shutouts (3), innings pitched (188.2) and strikeouts (158) ... turned in a gutsy performance during the NCAA Region VII tournament, throwing 23.0 of 27.0 innings, winning two games, striking out 11 and allowing eight earned runs ... showed her skills early in the season vs. Illinois State, throwing eight innings, giving up two hits and striking out eight ... also threw well against Fresno State in the Kia Klassic, picking up the complete-game victory with a two-hitter (eight strikeouts) ... posted five complete-game one-hitters (at CS Northridge, at Western Michigan, at Pittsburgh, vs. Seton Hall and at Boston College) ... signature performance of the season came in the BIG EAST Championship game, a nine-inning, six-hit, two-run, seven-strikeout effort in Notre Dame's 3-2 victory ... posted 16 games with five or more strikeouts ... surrendered three runs or fewer in 36 of 38 appearances.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Standout pitcher at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Calif. ... established herself as one of the best prep pitchers in Southern California, helping her team to win the CIF Division III team title in 2002 ... was named the conference and regional MVP ... a three-time team captain, Booth led her team to an undefeated conference record in 2002 while compiling a 32-inning scoreless streak ... owns all the Martin Luther King pitching records, as she was the first pitcher to enter the circle for her high school ... also competed in volleyball, setting the school record for kills in a game (18) ... named most improved volleyball player in 1999 ... turned an unassisted triple play as a freshman ... member of student government and earned a spot on the honor roll all four years in high school ... oldest of four children ... daughter of Marla and James Booth ... born Aug. 7, 1984, in Riverside, Calif. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in marketing.

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    Heather Booth
    Heather  Booth

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Riverside, CA

    High School:
    Martin Luther King

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    P

    Birthdate:
    08/07/1984

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

  • Event Calendar

    Delta

    February 10
    12:00 PM
    Weber State
    Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
    February 10
    2:30 PM
    Long Beach State
    Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
    February 11
    12:00 PM
    South Dakota
    Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
    February 11
    2:30 PM
    San Diego State
    Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
    February 12
    12:00 PM
    UCLA
    Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)
    February 17
    1:30 PM
    Minnesota
    Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
    February 18
    10:00 AM
    Michigan
    Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
    February 18
    12:30 PM
    Minnesota
    Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
    February 19
    10:00 AM
    Michigan
    Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
    February 23
    6:30 PM
    Texas
    Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
    February 23
    9:00 PM
    Missouri
    Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
    February 24
    3:30 PM
    Arizona State
    Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
    February 24
    6:00 PM
    Georgia
    Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
    February 25
    1:00 PM
    Oklahoma
    Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
    March 4
    12:30 PM
    Purdue
    Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
    March 4
    5:00 PM
    FIU
    Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
    March 5
    10:00 AM
    Chattanooga
    Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
    March 5
    12:15 PM
    Charlotte
    Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
    March 11
    TBA
    Georgia Tech
    Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
    March 11
    TBA
    Georgia Tech
    Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
    March 12
    TBA
    Georgia Tech
    Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
    March 14
    5:00 PM
    Georgia State
    Atlanta, Ga. (Heck Softball Complex)
    March 15
    6:00 PM
    Mercer
    Macon, Ga. (Sikes Field)
    March 17
    6:00 PM
    Florida State
    Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
    March 18
    1:00 PM
    Florida State
    Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
    March 19
    12:00 PM
    Florida State
    Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
    March 22
    5:00 PM
    Michigan State
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    March 24
    6:00 PM
    Virginia Tech
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    March 25
    3:00 PM
    Virginia Tech
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    March 26
    12:00 PM
    Virginia Tech
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    March 29
    5:00 PM
    Eastern Michigan
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 5
    5:00 PM
    Fort Wayne
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 7
    6:00 PM
    North Carolina
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 8
    3:00 PM
    North Carolina
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 9
    12:00 PM
    North Carolina
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 11
    5:30 PM
    Detroit Mercy
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 12
    6:00 PM
    IUPUI
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 14
    4:00 PM
    NC State
    Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
    April 14
    6:00 PM
    NC State
    Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
    April 15
    1:00 PM
    NC State
    Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
    April 19
    6:00 PM
    Western Michigan
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 21
    6:00 PM
    Virginia
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 22
    3:00 PM
    Virginia
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 23
    12:00 PM
    Virginia
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 25
    5:00 PM
    Northwestern
    Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
    April 29
    1:00 PM
    Arkansas
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 29
    3:00 PM
    Arkansas
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    April 30
    12:00 PM
    Arkansas
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    May 3
    6:00 PM
    Butler
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    May 5
    6:00 PM
    Boston College
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    May 6
    3:00 PM
    Boston College
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    May 7
    12:00 PM
    Boston College
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
    May 11
    TBA
    ACC Championship
    Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
    May 12
    TBA
    ACC Championship
    Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
    May 13
    TBA
    ACC Championship
    Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
    May 19
    TBA
    NCAA Regionals
    Campus sites
    May 20
    TBA
    NCAA Regionals
    Campus sites
    May 21
    TBA
    NCAA Regionals
    Campus sites
    May 25
    TBA
    NCAA Super Regionals
    Campus sites
    May 26
    TBA
    NCAA Super Regionals
    Campus sites
    May 27
    TBA
    NCAA Super Regionals
    Campus sites
    May 28
    TBA
    NCAA Super Regionals
    Campus sites
    June 1
    TBA
    Womens College World Series
    Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
    June 2
    TBA
    Womens College World Series
    Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
    June 3
    TBA
    Womens College World Series
    Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
    June 4
    TBA
    Womens College World Series
    Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
    June 5
    TBA
    Womens College World Series
    Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
    June 6
    TBA
    Womens College World Series
    Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
    June 7
    TBA
    Womens College World Series
    Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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