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AS A JUNIOR: Became an every day player for the Irish in 2003 ... posted career highs with 48 GP, 26 hits and five RBI ... had seven multi-hit games and one mulit-RBI performance ... shifted back and forth with teammate Kellie Middleton as the starting rightfielder for a portion of the season ... hit second career home run vs. Louisiana-Lafayette at the Louisiana Classic ... ended up two for three in that contest ... perfect at the plate (three for three) vs. NW State on Feb. 28 ... named to the Louisiana Classic all-tournament team ... also collected three hits and two RBI in game on vs. Valparaiso ... two for three with two runs and an RBI triple at Syracuse in game one ... played well at #4 DePaul, going two for four with an RBI double ... posted three hits during Notre Dame's drive to the BIG EAST Championship in Salem, Va., going two for three in the championship game vs. Villanova ... matched her stolen base output from 2002 with five thefts in `03.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Utilized as one of the main options at DP during the 2002 season ... ended up appearing in 49 games and making 19 starts ... finished with 12 hits in 62 at bats ... stole five bases, mostly as a pinch runner ... had a memorable game at the 2002 Kia Klassic, belting her first career home run against Texas Tech to provide the winning margin ... also scored the winning run against Loyola Chicago and in the first game of the Syracuse doubleheader ... ended the season with a career-best seven RBI ... also laid down two sacrifice bunts.

AS A FRESHMAN: One of the team's top pinch runners ... also relieved starting second base Alexis Madrid ... appeared in 55 of the team's 61 games, including six starts ... scored 13 runs, most coming as a pinch runner ... first hit of her career was an RBI single vs. Hofstra ... scored the game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning at Purdue after being inserted as a pinch runner ... also posted a hit against the Boilermakers in game one ... crossed the plate with the game-winning run vs. Pittsburgh ... third hit of the season came in game one vs. Toledo.

PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-year letterwinner in softball at Southington High School in Southington, Conn. ... also lettered in basketball, cross country and track and field ... 2000 Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year (softball) ... a U.S. Navy Scholastic first-team All-American in softball in 2000 ... member of two Connecticut state championship softball teams ... named the MVP of the state championship softball game in 1999 ... three time (1998-2000) all-state and all-conference selection in softball ... posted 62 career stolen bases ... hit over .500 (.500 in 1999, .565 in 2000) in her final two years of high school competition ... played in the 2000 senior all-star softball game and earned the game's MVP honor ... member of the Brakettes Tradition, the two-time (1998 and 1999) PONY National Championship softball club ... Tradition posted a 95-5 record over those two championship seasons ... member of the National Honor Society ... from the same area as teammate Kas Hoag and Notre Dame sophomore swimmer Sarah Bowman ... born Oct. 5, 1982 ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a major in history and anthropology.

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Nicole deFau
Nicole  deFau

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Southington, CT

High School:
Southington

Height:
5-5

Position:
Outfielder

Birthdate:
10/05/1982

Event Calendar

Delta

February 12
2:00 PM
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 12
7:00 PM
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
1:30 PM
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
4:00 PM
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
1:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
6:00 PM
UCLA
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 26
1:15 PM
East Carolina
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 26
3:30 PM
UCF
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
1:15 PM
North Florida
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
3:30 PM
Bryant University
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 28
10:00 AM
Penn State
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
1:15 PM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 5
6:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
10:00 AM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
12:15 PM
Ball State
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 9
7:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 12
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 13
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 17
5:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 22
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 23
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
2:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 25
4:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 30
5:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
3:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 3
12:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
5:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
3:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 10
12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 16
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 16
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 17
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 20
6:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 24
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 24
5:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 25
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 27
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
3:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
3:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 8
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 14
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 22
TBA
NCAA 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
May 29
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
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)
June 8
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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