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02/17/2017

Irish On To First ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Notre Dame to face Minnesota, Michigan twice in North Carolina

02/16/2017

Introducing The Irish Softball Freshmen

Get to know the five newcomers to the Notre Dame softball team in 2017

01/31/2017

Marching On To Elite Diamond Docket

The five things you need to know before Notre Dame softball takes the field in 2017

09/23/2016

Irish Prepare For Historic Meeting With USSSA Pride

Tickets remain available for Sept. 27, 7 p.m. (ET) game at UND.com/BuyTickets

02/24/2017

Notre Dame vs. Arizona State

Irish fall 3-1 to Sun Devils at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll

AS A FRESHMAN (2017):
•    Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
•    Appeared in one regular season game while recovering from injury, logging an at-bat against Detroit Mercy (April 11).

PREP AND PERSONAL:

•    Three-year softball letterwinner at Pendleton High School.
•    Logged a .517 average with 10 doubles, 30 RBI, a .554 on-base percentage and 31 runs scored to claim 5A all-state and all-league first team accolades during senior season.
•    Batted .487 with 52 hits, 13 doubles, 35 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 43 runs scored for the Oregon 5A state runner-up Pendleton team as a junior.
•    Named a 5A all-state and all-conference selection.
•    Member of the state championship Pendleton team as a sophomore.
•    Earned all-state and all-conference accolades as a freshman after finishing the season with a .337 batting average.
•    Also earned varsity letters in basketball and cross country.
•    Set the school record for highest 3-point shooting percentage for a season (51%), and tied a single-game record with eight made 3-pointers during freshman basketball season.
•    Competed with the Northwest Batbusters and the USA Explosion on the club circuit.
•    Finished in third place with the Explosion at ASA Nationals in 2015.
•    Member of the National Honor Society.
•    Daughter of Steve and Kim Richards.
•    Has one brother, Lane.
•    Has one sister, Lauren.
•    Brother, Lane ('16), was a senior captain on the Notre Dame baseball team.
•    Father, Steve, played baseball at Linfield College.
•    The first Oregon native to suit up for Notre Dame in varsity softball.
•    Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.


Richards' Career Statistics

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Ellie Richards
Ellie  Richards

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Pendleton, Ore.

High School:
Pendleton

Height:
5-5

Position:
Infield/Utility

B/T:
R/R

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