Notre Dame softball team reflects on second NCAA Regional on campus in program history
Notre Dame enters regional final Sunday looking to make program history
Notre Dame's historic run to a home regional halted after Wildcats score two in the 7th
Notre Dame scores 29 runs in 10 innings to advance to final day of NCAA South Bend Regional
Notre Dame senior class of 2015 reaches collective goal of hosting an NCAA Regional
Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Notre Dame softball vs. Ohio State (photos by Jason Roberts)
Notre Dame vs. Fordham, game one of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic (photos by Jason Roberts)
Irish defeated #23/25 Louisville 6-3 and Jacksonville 9-1 in five innings (photos by Skip Tapp).
The Irish made their 15th straight appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2013.
Notre Dame defeated Rutgers 11 runs to 2 during the first game of the Third Annual Strikeout Cancer Weekend.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
AS A SENIOR (2015): NFCA Mid-Atlantic all-region second team ... finished Notre Dame career tied for fourth place with NFCA All-American Heather Johnson ('11) on the program's all-time home run list with 35 -- hit the most career home runs among exclusive catchers in Irish history ... finished fifth in all-time slugging percentage (.597) at Notre Dame, and is one of 17 Irish players to ever have a career on-base percentage of .400 or higher (.406) ... one of seven Notre Dame sluggers to hit 10 or more home runs in consecutive seasons ... posted the eighth-best fielding percentage (.989) in program history during final two seasons as the primary Notre Dame catcher ... batted .271 with a career-high 10 doubles, 13 home runs, 46 RBI, 28 walks, 15 hit by pitch and 38 runs scored in 57 starts (56 at catcher) ... led all Notre Dame players in hits, walks and hit by pitch ... batted .311 with runners in scoring position, and added 18 two-out RBI ... added four home runs and 18 RBI in 23 ACC games played ... smashed a home run during a Notre Dame season opener for the third straight season during a win over Utah (Feb. 6) ... perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored in an upset victory at No. 6 UCLA (Feb. 6) ... 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two RBI and two runs scored in first game at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 7) ... added a pair of RBI the following day against the Titans (Feb. 8) ... roped two hits and added an RBI and a run against No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 19) ... scored twice in Notre Dame wins over Georgetown (Feb. 27) and Omaha (March 1) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic ... 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs in win at North Carolina Central (March 11) ... 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in the second game of a doubleheader at No. 9 Florida State (March 14) ... added an RBI and a pair of runs scored during a Sunday 12-0 shutout of the Seminoles (March 15) ... connected on a double and drove in two runs in an Irish win in the ACC home opener against Georgia Tech (March 21) ... opened 10-game hit streak with a home run and two RBI in a victory over IPFW (March 25) ... drilled a home run and logged three RBI in a series finale sweep of No. 24 Virginia Tech (March 29) ... 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI against Eastern Michigan (April 1) ... went a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Pittsburgh (April 3) ... three RBI, along with a home run, during a midweek victory over Western Michigan (April 7) ... capped hit string with a double and an RBI against Butler (April 8) ... two-run home run in the second game of the Strikeout Cancer doubleheader against Syracuse (April 18) ... scored two runs during a 16-1 rout in five innings at Michigan State (April 28) in the regular season finale ... clubbed a second inning grand slam to power the Notre Dame offense to a win over Northwestern (May 16) during the second Irish game of the NCAA South Bend Regional ... added a three-run home run during the second regional game of the day against Ball State (May 16) ... homered in final career at-bat to give Notre Dame the lead during the regional final of the NCAA South Bend Regional against Kentucky (May 17) at Melissa Cook Stadium.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Enjoyed a breakout season for the Irish, capped off by being named to the all-BIG EAST third team ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... .287 batting average, five doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 31 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 26 runs scored in 49 games (34 starts) ... .437 on-base percentage was second on the Irish roster, and .649 slugging percentage ranked third on the team - slugging percentage total was the sixth-highest in the conference, and on-base percentage ranked 10th among all BIG EAST players ... team-high 26 two-out RBI ... was hit by pitch a team-high 12 times, the second-most in the BIG EAST ... second on the Irish with a .415 batting average (17-for-41) with two outs ... only Notre Dame player to hit both a grand slam and a walk-off home run (separate plays) during the season ... made first start of the year at catcher at Charlotte (Feb. 9), smashing the first Notre Dame home run of the season while adding three RBI and a stolen base ... hit second long ball and stole a pair of bases after entering as a reserve at East Carolina (Feb. 24) ... fought off 11 pitches before blasting a game-winning three-run pinch-hit home run against Maryland (March 3) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic ... chipped in a pinch-hit RBI double in the second game of the Highlander Classic against Iona (March 16) ... clocked a solo home run in only at-bat in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Seton Hall (March 23) ... drilled a solo home run and scored three runs in a win over Villanova (April 7) ... permanently broke into the Irish starting lineup during the series against Rutgers (April 13), clocking a two-out grand slam and scoring two runs against the Scarlet Knights ... capped a seven-run Notre Dame rally in the bottom of the seventh inning in the series finale against Rutgers (April 14), crushing a walk-off three-run home run over the wall in left center ... belted a two-run homer and scored a pair of runs in game two of a BIG EAST doubleheader at Pittsburgh (April 20) ... legged out first career triple, driving in a run on the play during the second game of the day at DePaul (April 27) ... 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the series finale against the Blue Demons (April 28) ... connected on a key two-out, two-run double to help propel Notre Dame to a win and the BIG EAST regular-season championship against No. 9 Louisville (May 5) ... recorded three RBI and stole a pair of bases in a BIG EAST Championship semifinal victory over DePaul (May 10) ... left NCAA Lexington Regional matchup with Virginia Tech (May 17) in the second inning after suffering a severe knee injury.
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