The Top 10: Notre Dame Inside Its Friendly Confines

With 400 home wins entering 2016, Irish softball prepares to continue a tradition of excellence on campus


Notre Dame Bows Out Of NCAA Championship

Irish finish season 40-16.


Softball Stays Alive, Advances To Final Day Of NCAA Regionals

Notre Dame looks to upend 13th-seeded Arizona twice on Sunday.


Fighting Irish Head To Tucson For NCAA Championship Regional Action

Notre Dame opens regional play Friday against Hawaii.


Notre Dame Advances To Second Round Of BIG EAST Championship

Winter springs Irish to 5-0 win over Rutgers.


2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

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.


FB: Practice Update April 2 updates the team practice from Monday, April 2, and looks back at the first eight practices of the spring for 2012.


2012 Notre Dame Softball: A Season in Photos

Images of the Irish during the run to another NCAA tournament.


Notre Dame Knocks Off Northwestern

Notre Dame claimed a 9-1 win in five innings of Northwestern.


Irish Win BIG EAST Opener Over Huskies

Miller homers in 5-2 win.


Softball Wins Home Opener Over Western Michigan

Amy Buntin's three-run, walk-off homer gives Irish 5-3 win at Melissa Cook Stadium.


Softball vs Toledo 3/28

THe Irish faced off against Toledo in a double header on Tuesday afternoon.

AS A SENIOR (2012):NFCA Great Lakes all-region second team selection ... all-BIG EAST first team choice ... led the Irish with 16 home runs, 114 total bases and a .695 slugging percentage - home run total paced the BIG EAST Conference ... moved into second place on the all-time Notre Dame list in career home runs (48), RBI (176) and slugging percentage (.631) ... equally impressive during 19 league contests, leading the conference with eight home runs and 23 RBI ... second on the Irish in multi-hit games (17) and multi-RBI games (15) ... homered in each of the first two games of the season against San Diego State and San Diego (Feb. 17) ... contributed a pair of hits and two RBI against UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 18) ... ripped third home run of the season and drove in three runs at North Carolina (Feb. 25) ... reached base in all five plate appearances, logging five RBI and scoring two runs against the Tar Heels (Feb. 26) ... laced a pair of doubles and drove in two runs against Oregon State (March 10) ... 3-for-4 with three runs scored in a win at Cal State Fullerton (March 14) ... three-run home run provided the Irish the winning 5-2 margin in game one of a doubleheader against Connecticut (March 31) ... added a two-run double in the final game of the series to complete the sweep of the Huskies (April 1) ... went a perfect 3-for-3 at the dish (with one walk), driving in two and scoring a pair of runs at Purdue (April 5) ... hit a home run in four straight games during the middle of the season, spanning from Michigan State (April 24) until the first game of a BIG EAST series at Providence (April 28) ... recorded four RBI in back-to-back games at Providence (April 29) and against Eastern Michigan (May 2) ... blasted two homers, driving in four runs in game two of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh (May 5) ... posted three hits, including a double, with two RBI and a run scored in NCAA Regional play against Hawai'i (May 18).

AS A JUNIOR (2011):Parlayed her third all-region honor into her first All-American accolade in 2011 ... with 11 home runs, became the first Irish player ever to smack double-digit home runs in the first three seasons with the program ... hit .333 as a junior and drove in 37 runs with a .563 slugging percentage ... most impressively, did not commit an error in 210 chances while playing both first and second base for the Irish ... only everyday Irish starter without an error ... named to the NFCA's All-American third team at the utility position ... after missing out on all-BIG EAST honors in 2011, Miller was part of the NFCA all-region first team for the third straight season in 2011 ... she joined the company of Megan Ciolli, Katie Marten and Terri Kobata as Notre Dame players to cop the award at least three times ... Ciolli and Kobata went on to accomplish the feat a fourth time ... through three seasons with the Irish, Miller stands 15th in career batting average (.332), fourth in home runs (32), 14th in RBI (118) and third in slugging pct. (.608) ... 15 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI affairs ... smacked 18 hits during a season-high 11-game hitting streak from March 4-March 18 ... hit home runs in consecutive games on three occasions ... three hits, two runs, two RBI, one double and a home run against Fordham (March 6) ... smoked a three-run home run against Wisconsin (April 15) ... two of her three hits during a doubleheader at Syracuse (April 10) were good for home runs ... followed a three-hit performance against Bowling Green (April 12) with four hits in a home win over Loyola-Chicago (April 13) ... went 3-for-4 with three RBI against Pittsburgh (May 4) ... belted a two-run home run in an NCAA Tournament affair at Michigan (May 21).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010):Earned all-BIG EAST and NFCA all-region honors for the second time in as many seasons ... started 51 of 54 games played ... 48 hits produced 35 RBI and 87 total bases ... slugged at a .613 rate with seven doubles and 10 home runs ... only Irish player ever to post double-digit home run totals in first two years with the program ... 12 multi-hit and nine multiple RBI contest ... belted a solo home run in the season opener against Creighton (Feb. 12) ... 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI against Virginia (Feb. 26) ... two hits and one RBI against Ohio State (March 6) ... three-run home run against East Tennessee State (March 6) ... drove in two runs with a single against Long Beach State (March 13) ... 2-for-3 with three RBI and a home run against Eastern Michigan (March 23) ... back-to-back two-hit games at Seton Hall (March 27-28) ... one of three players - joining Brianna Jorgensborg and Christine Lux - to hit two-run home runs against Rutgers (April 3) ... recorded one of two Notre Dame sacrifice flies in a 2-0 win over USF (April 11) ... belted a two-run home run versus Cleveland State (April 15) ... 2-for-3 with four RBI and a home run against Valparaiso (April 21) ... homered twice during the three-game series with Villanova (April 24-25) and drove him four runs ... doubled twice against Wisconsin (April 29) ... 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored at St. John's (May 8), including a home run ... named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009):Recorded one of the most outstanding freshman seasons by any player ever to wear an Irish uniform ... set program's home run record for a first-year player (11) ... only league freshman named first-team all-BIG EAST, and one of five to earn all-region honors ... three times named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (April 6, April 20, May 4) ... three grand slams ... set a school record with a 21-game hitting streak, the longest of any league player in 2009 ... joined Christine Lux (15) and Linda Kohan (11) to comprise the first trio of Irish teammates ever to hit 10+ home runs in the same season ... 13 doubles tied for 17th on the single-season list, 11 home runs tied for eighth, 46 RBI tied for seventh, .662 slugging percentage tied for third ... 24 of her 44 hits went for extra bases ... hit .324 at the dish in 50 games ... made 42 starts ... scored 22 runs ... 90 total bases ... five sacrifices ... one stolen base ... got on base at a .384 rate ... 2-for-2 with an RBI and one run scored versus Sacramento State (Feb. 21) ... doubled in four straight games (March 15-March 22), the first coming versus No. 6 Arizona State (March 15) ... two doubles, three RBI and one homer in her Melissa Cook Stadium debut, a doubleheader with Toledo (March 18) ... three-run homer against Ball State (March 24) ... began her 21-game hitting streak with a grand slam against Western Michigan (March 25) ... the streak ended after doubling versus Rutgers (April 19) and going hitless in game one of a twinbill with North Dakota State (April 22) ... two RBI at USF (March 29) ... 2-for-3 with a double and home run against Seton Hall while driving in four scores ... four more RBI came off of her second grand slam of the season, this one against Valparaiso (April 9) ... accounted for seven RBI versus the Crusaders, as each of her two hits in the doubleheader were home runs ... crushed Providence (April 30) in game one with a 2-for-3 showing at the plate ... each of her two hits were home runs - into a fierce wind blowing from center field to home plate - which yielded a season-high six RBI, including her third grand slam ... it was the last of her 11 multi-RBI outputs ... had two hits in the BIG EAST Championship against Louisville (May 8) and one RBI ... doubled versus Michigan (May 17) in the NCAA Tournament ... committed one error in 41 chances ... season-high four assists came while playing second base against Western Michigan ... twice had three putouts from the outfield.

PREP AND PERSONAL:Four-year starter for Edison (Calif.) ... after seeing most of her defensive action at third base and shortstop, she was a two-time all-conference and first-team all-leaguer ... as a junior, she posted a .329 batting average with 16 RBI and three homers ... the 16 RBI tied her for fourth among league players, while the trio of bombs was enough for fourth-best among Sunset League batters ... one of six members of her Firecrackers Gold travel squad that signed with Division I programs including her twin sister, Rachel, who plays at UC Davis ... in 2007, the sisters connected for back-to-back homers during one of Edison's regular-season contests ... against some of the top teams from California, Miller led Edison to the quarterfinals of the Woodbridge 25th Annual Tournament in April 2007 ... recognized as a CIF scholar athlete in each of her four prep seasons ... team's offensive player of the year after taking home all-tournament honors in California's Cypress Tournament in 2007 ... daughter of Chris and Jeanne Miller ... born July 15, 1989 ... pre-professional studies major in the College of Arts & Letters ... also majoring in anthropology.

Miller's Career Statistics

2009 .324 50-42 136 22 44 13 0 11 46 90 .662 11 3 22 1 .384 1 5 1-1 33 7 1 .976
2010 .338 54-51 142 21 48 7 1 10 35 87 .613 8 4 20 0 .382 3 4 1-1 53 28 2 .976
2011 .333 57-57 174 21 58 7 0 11 37 98 .563 11 3 21 0 .379 2 5 1-1 177 33 0 1.000
2012 .341 56-56 164 34 56 10 0 16 58 114 .695 17 5 15 2 .411 4 3 0-0 274 10 2 .993
Total .334 217-206 616 98 206 37 1 48 176 389 .631 47 15 78 3 .390 10 17 3-3 537 78 5 .992

Dani Miller
Dani  Miller


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