BIG EAST Conference
One of the toughest players to don an Irish uniform ... has fought through a variety of injuries to establish herself as one of the top sluggers in school history ... has belted 24 career home runs (fourth on the all-time list), many of which have come in dramatic moments ... has smashed four game-winning home runs in the sixth inning or later during her career, including two vs. nationally-ranked Nebraska (in `02 and `04), along with one at La.-Lafayette in `03 and a solo shot at the Hoosier Invitational against Saint Louis in `04 ... has hit at least seven home runs in each season with the Irish ... enjoyed a solid first year at third base in 2004 and is in line to return to the hot corner again in `05 ... might also see some time at DP or in the outfield (where she played her first two seasons with the team).
AS A JUNIOR: Enjoyed a career season and was named the team's Monogram Club MVP ... hit .268 with 12 doubles and eight home runs ... aslo drove in 31 runs and posted a .454 slugging percentage ... had 12 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests ... hit two home runs in a come-from-behind 6-4 victory against #8 Nebraska at the UNLV Classic, joining Jarrah Myers as the only Notre Dame players to hit two home runs in a single game three times ... hit a two-run homer to cut the Husker lead to 4-2, then hit another two-run shot in the top of the seventh to provide the game-winning runs ... the home run against Nebraska was the second game-winner she has hit against the Huskers, after her three-run homer pushed Notre Dame to a 3-2 victory at #4 Nebraska in `02 ... ended up three for four with two home runs, a double and four RBI vs. Nebraska at the UNLV Classic ... memorable performances from the 2004 season included (in chronological order): three for four with an RBI double in the season opener vs. Hawaii ... hit her third home run of the UNLV Classic vs. Portland State in Notre Dame's 4-1 victory ... shook off the effects of a flu virus vs. North Carolina, going two for three with the lone RBI of the game (2-0 Irish victory) ... two for three with three RBI, including a two-run single vs. Maryland ... three for four with a double and two singles at Valparaiso ... hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh vs. Saint Louis in the Hoosier Invitational (4-3 Irish victory) ... three for three in game one vs. Connecticut ... finished off the UConn doubleheader with a two for three, two-RBI performance in game two ... three for four with two RBI and one home run in game one at Rutgers ... two for three with a double and two-run home run in game one vs. Virginia Tech ... three for three with three singles and a run scored in the BIG EAST Championship game vs. Seton Hall.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Continued to develop into one of the top power hitters on the team .. penchant for dramatic home runs continued, hitting memorable shots to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette and Michigan in the NCAA Reigon VII tournament ... fourth on the team in RBI with 29 ... posted 37 hits, 16 home runs and 25 runs in 2003 ... tied the school record for home runs for the second time in her career, smashing two round trippers in Notre Dame's come-from-behind victory at Louisiana-Lafayette ... had two four RBI performances against Louisiana-Lafayette and Villanova (game one) ... had seven multi-hit games and six multi-RBI performances ... had four hits in seven at bats with four RBI vs. Louisiana-Lafayette at the Louisiana Classic ... two for four with two RBI in game one at Western Michigan ... two for three with a run scored in game one vs. St. John's ... two for three with an RBI in game two vs. Valparaiso ... two for four with four RBI and a home run in game one vs. Villanova ... slammed a three-run home run in the third inning of Notre Dame's elimination game vs. Michigan in the NCAA Region VII tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN: Enjoyed a solid rookie campaign, hitting a Notre Dame freshman record seven home runs during the 2002 season ... played most of the year with a painful leg injury, but battled through to raise her average to .276 on May 5 ... notched her first career hit in what would end up as one of her top games of the season, going three for four with two RBI and a double vs. New Mexico State ... responsible for one of the most memorable moments in Notre Dame softball history, smacking the game-winning home run at #4 Nebraska in the top of the seventh inning ... that home run was the first of her career and highlighted a stretch where she hit six home runs in seven games ... evolved into one of the top clutch hitters on the team, hitting .419 with runners in scoring position ... provided four game-winning hits during the '02 season ... second on the team with 12 multiple-RBI games and had seven multiple-hit games ... posted a six-game hit streak from April 27 - May 3 ... tied two school records against Oakland, driving in six runs and hitting two home runs while going three for four with three runs scored ... was two for three with an RBI against Purdue ... ended up two for three with three RBI vs. Oregon in Las Vegas ... also went two for three with two RBI vs. #8 Arizona State.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at San Marin High School in Novato, Calif. ... earned all-conference honors in softball, volleyball and basketball during her senior year ... also served as team captain in all three sports ... helped the softball team win the Marin County Athletic League title in 2001 ... named softball team MVP in 1999, 2000 and 2001 ... led the league in batting average with a .524 mark in 1999 ... continued her stellar hitting in 2001, leading the league again (.500) going 21 for 42 ... member of student government and the California Scholarship Federation ... born Jan. 8, 1983, in San Francisco, Calif. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in marketing.