The Irish Softball team took on Connecticut in Melissa Cook Stadium, coming out on top 7-2.
AS A JUNIOR (2013): BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... named to the BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team ... played every inning (386.1) of the season at shortstop ... batted .268 with six doubles, three home runs, 18 RBI and 13 runs scored in 58 starts ... raised batting average 36 points (.304) during 22 BIG EAST regular season games, adding four doubles, eight RBI and four runs scored ... went 3-for-3 with two RBI in second game of the weekend against Wisconsin (Feb. 10) ... roped first double of the season and scored a run later in the day against Presbyterian (Feb. 10) ... chipped in a base hit and scored two runs against Boston College (March 2) ... contributed a two-run single in Notre Dame's second contest of the day at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic against Georgia Tech (March 2) ... reached base in two of three plate appearances against LIU (March 3) ... registered an RBI and a run scored in first game of the series against Iona (March 15) ... clubbed a pair of singles in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Georgetown (April 3) ... hit a double in both games of a twin bill at Melissa Cook Stadium against Villanova (April 6) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI in series finale against Rutgers (April 14) ... 2-for-3 with first home run of the season at Pittsburgh (April 21) ... set a career-high by driving in four runs in the first game of a midweek doubleheader against Connecticut (April 23) ... crushed a solo home run into the bleachers in left field at Melissa Cook Stadium in a win over Eastern Michigan (April 30) ... contributed a pair of singles in the series finale against No. 9 Louisville (May 5) to help Notre Dame clinch the BIG EAST regular-season championship ... blasted the first home run of the BIG EAST Championship out of the USF Softball Stadium, and finished a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in a first round win over Seton Hall (May 9) ... 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against USF (May 11) in Notre Dame's final BIG EAST Championship Game appearance.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): All-BIG EAST second team selection ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... .321 batting average, 35 hits (10 for extra bases) and 15 RBI in 56 starts (all at shortstop) ... tied Jenna Simon for team lead in triples with two ... third on the Irish in batting average (.348) during BIG EAST play ... was the only Notre Dame player to log a triple during the conference slate ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored at North Carolina (Feb. 25) ... laced a three-run triple to right center field to spark a four-run second inning in a win over LIU Brooklyn (March 3) ... ripped a pair of singles in the second game of a BIG EAST doubleheader against Connecticut (March 31) ... 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against Valparaiso (April 18) ... reached base in all three plate appearances and scored one run against Michigan State (April 24) ... enjoyed best offensive series of the season at Pittsburgh (May 5-6), going a combined 6-for-10 (.600) at the plate with three RBI against the Panthers ... drove in two runs against North Dakota State (May 19) and Arizona (May 20) during NCAA Regional play.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Stepped in to play shortstop and second base throughout her first campaign with the Irish ... hit .231 with 13 at-bats in 13 games ... reached base at a .231 rate ... scored three runs with three hits while driving in two scores ... had a season-high four putouts to start the season on Feb. 18 against Miami (Ohio) ... drove in one run against Marist (Feb. 27) ... came in to pinch hit against Providence (April 3) and produced a hit while scoring once ... doubled home a run and later scored against St. John's (April 30).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time varsity letterwinner at St. Petersburg Catholic (Fla.) under tutelage of coach Tom Fabian ... positioned at shortstop and pitcher ... had more than 50 wins in her career, including 20-win, 240-strikeout seasons in 2008 and 2009 ... honored as an ESPN Rise-Top Ten Player to Watch ... listed among the decorated athletes in the adidas Top 100 prep players ranking ... led team to four straight conference championships ... team captain her senior year ... named all-conference, all-city and all-state throughout her entire prep career ... three-time team MVP ... led team in home runs in each of her four seasons at St. Petersburg ... in addition, led county in home runs for three straight seasons (2008-2010) ... had an astounding .557 batting average in her junior season ... member of the Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, SADD and student government ... named an All-American Scholar during her junior year ... daughter of Lara and Jerry Saganowich ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.