Irish And #17 Michigan Set For Rematch Sunday

Notre Dame and Michigan meet Sunday at noon (ET) in NCAA Lexington Regional elimination game


Irish Knock #17 Michigan Out Of NCAA Regionals

Notre Dame becomes first team in NCAA Super Regional era to stop Michigan short of regional final


Irish Defeat #17 UM 4-1 In Lexington Regional Opener

Notre Dame advances to face winner of UK-UIC on Saturday in NCAA Lexington Regional


Irish Back In Lexington For NCAA Regionals

Notre Dame and Michigan open NCAA tournament play on Friday at Noon at Kentucky


Irish Earn Bid To 20th Straight NCAA Championship

Notre Dame joins Kentucky, Michigan and UIC in NCAA tournament draw in Lexington


ND vs. #8/6 FSU (4/29/18)

Photos by Mike Miller


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)


Notre Dame vs. Boston College (5/7/17)

Photos by Mike Miller


Notre Dame vs. Arkansas, Strikeout Cancer (4/29/17)

Photos by Mike MIller


ND vs. IUPUI (4/12/17)

Photos by Mike Miller

2017 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Tournament Team
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2016 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team

•    Earned first career ACC Academic Honor Roll nod.
•    Named to the 2017 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team.
•    Played in all 57 Notre Dame games as a sophomore, starting 55 contests.
•    Batted .304 with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 39 RBI, a .388 on-base percentage, a .506 slugging percentage and 24 runs scored.
•    Total of 24 walks earned led all Irish hitters.
•    Team-high four hits with the bases loaded (4-for-8, .500).
•    Posted a .293 batting average (17-for-58) with two outs.
•    Eight multiple-RBI games ranked third on the team.
•    Appeared in a career-high 25 games in the circle, adding eight starts.
•    Went 5-4 with a 4.22 ERA in 61.1 innings pitched, while striking out 39 batters.
•    Threw first collegiate complete game while scattering five hits, surrendering a lone run in first career win over South Dakota (Feb. 11).
•    Smashed two home runs and drove in a career-high five runs in a landmark Notre Dame victory against No. 11 Michigan (Feb. 18) at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
•    Closed the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a game-tying solo home run in the top of the sixth inning of a victory over eventual NCAA champion No. 4 Oklahoma (Feb. 25).
•    Earned consecutive pitching victories against No. 11 Georgia (Feb. 24), Purdue (March 4) and Chattanooga (March 5).
•    Reached base in all five official plate appearances, contributing two hits, two walks and a hit by pitch, in the only opening game of a series at Georgia Tech (March 11).
•    Reached safely three times and scored a pair of runs during a five-inning victory against Michigan State (March 22).
•    Drilled a home run and added two RBI in series finale at Louisville (April 3).
•    2-for-4 with the game-tying RBI single in the first game of an ACC set against North Carolina (April 8).
•    Registered two hits and added two RBI in a win over IUPUI (April 12).
•    Went 3-for-4 with an RBI double during a comeback game one win at NC State (April 14).
•    2-for-3 with an RBI in the nightcap against the Wolfpack (April 14).
•    Drove in two runs to close the series sweep of NC State (April 15).
•    Walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Western Michigan (April 19).
•    Logged three hits, including two doubles, and scored two runs in game two against Virginia (April 22).
•    2-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI in a win at Northwestern (April 25) – Threw four innings of one-run softball in the circle to earn the win against the Wildcats.
•    Pinch-hit two-run single in the fourth inning, and ultimately scored the winning run to walk off against Boston College (May 7) on Senior Day.
•    3-for-5, including a game-tying two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning, as part of a three RBI effort against Boston College (May 11) in the first round of the ACC Championship.
•    Logged two hits, including a home run, and drove in a pair of runs against East Tennessee State (May 20) during the NCAA Auburn Regional.


•    NFCA Mid Atlantic All-Region First Team.
•    Chosen as the season’s final ACC Player of the Week on May 9.
•    Finished the season with a .335 batting average and a .416 on base percentage.
•    Logged the most RBI by a Notre Dame freshman with 55 total runs batted in.
•    Notre Dame season leader with a .639 slugging percentage and 11 home runs.
•    Added a team-high 30 RBI with two outs.
•    Batted .389 (28-for-72) with runners in scoring position.
•    Played in 54 games (53 starts) during the season.
•    Appeared in nine games (three starts) as a pitcher for the Irish, with a 5.25 ERA and one save in 18.2 innings.
•    Made an impact in collegiate debut by going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI against No. 18 Kentucky (Feb. 12).
•    Also pitched 3.2 innings and allowed one earned run, striking out a season-high three batters against the Wildcats.
•    Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against Georgia State (Feb. 14).
•    Reached base three times, drove in one run and scored a career-high three runs in a win against Utah Valley (Feb. 14).
•    Connected on a solo home run against No. 11 Washington (Feb. 19).
•    Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one run scored against Bryant (Feb. 27).
•    Ripped first career triple, went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs in a victory against Stony Brook (March 6).
•    Homered in both contests, combining to drive in four runs and score three more in a doubleheader sweep at FIU (March 9).
•    Recorded four hits and two RBI in series sweep at Virginia (March 12-13).
•    Finished a perfect 3-for-3 with a double in a home victory over No. 9 Florida State (April 3).
•    Reached base in all three plate appearances, drilling a three-run home run and scoring twice during a run-rule win against IUPUI (April 5).
•    Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a home victory against Western Michigan (April 19).
•    Clubbed what was ultimately the winning home run the following day against Valparaiso (April 20).
•    Blasted a three-run homerun to key a second game win during an ACC doubleheader at North Carolina (April 24).
•    Ripped a two-run double during a midweek, run-rule shutout of DePaul (April 27).
•    Capped a 3-for-4 effort with two doubles, a home run and a career-high five RBI in a game one win over NC State (May 7).
•    Finished the weekend a combined 6-for-9 with four doubles, a home run, seven RBI, three walks and three runs scored against NC State (May 7-8) to earn ACC Player of the Week honors.
•    Drove in three runs with a double and a sacrifice fly in an NCAA Ann Arbor Regional win over Valparaiso (May 21).
•    Added a base hit and a successful sacrifice bunt against No. 2 Michigan (May 22) in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional.

•    Multi-year letterwinner at Burbank High School.
•    Capped high school career with an 18-5 record, a 0.66 ERA, 264 strikeouts and only 18 walks in 149.1 innings as a senior in 2015 – surpassed both the 80-win and 1,000-strikeout plateaus for career during senior campaign.
•    Batted .451 with five doubles, six home runs, 26 RBI and a .859 slugging percentage.
•    2015 NFCA All-America third team selection.
•    Was tabbed to the NFCA all-West Region team in 2014 and 2015.
•    Posted a 21-4 record and a 1.18 ERA as a junior, striking out 258 batters to earn 2014 NFCA All-America third team honors.
•    Batted .513 with five home runs on offense during junior campaign.
•    2014 MaxPreps Medium School All-America third team.
•    2014 Burbank Leader Female Athlete of the Year.
•    2014 all-area most valuable player.
•    25-3 mark with a 0.78 ERA and 309 strikeouts as a sophomore, claiming league most valuable player accolades.
•    Added a .526 average and 12 home runs at the plate.
•    Logged a 16-5 record and 1.95 ERA as a freshman, punching out 180 batters.
•    Four-time Burbank softball most valuable player and all-CIF Division 3 selection.
•    Three-time High Desert Classic tournament champion, and two-time most valuable player.
•    Also won two varsity letters in golf.
•    Competed with Valley Tribe and the So Cal Choppers on the club circuit.
•    Finished ninth at the 2014 Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals.
•    Daughter of Roger and Shari Farthing-Brooks.
•    Has one sister, Tyler.
•    Uncle, Gerry Halaska, swam at UCLA.
•    Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a film, television and theatre major.

Brooks' Career Statistics


Cait Brooks
Cait  Brooks


Burbank, Calif.

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