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Has improved tremendously both on offense and defense ... is in the mix for significant playing time behind the plate in 2007 ... also can provide depth to the outfield/designated player rotation ... team player who brings a solid work ethic to the team every day ... hard to keep her bat out of the lineup ... has earned three monograms.

AS A JUNIOR (2006): Learned to play the outfield ... rotated as one of Notre Dame's starting outfielders and is capable of outstanding athletic defensive plays ... legged out first triple of career against Brigham Young ... broke open game one at Western Michigan with a two-out, two-RBI single up the middle to give the Irish a 4-0 lead in an eventual 5-0 victory ... carded first three-hit game of her career at Pittsburgh in game two, going three for five with a double and RBI ...one-for-three with a run scored vs. Ball State ... tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against Toledo with a two-out two-RBI single ... started at centerfield for the first time in her career during the doubleheader vs. Rutgers, as regular starter Stephanie Brown was sidelined with an illness ... cracked her first career home run vs. Valparaiso on April 27, highlighting a two-forthree performance at the plate ... two-forthree with two singles and a run scored in game two at Seton Hall ... tacked on an key insurance run in the top of the seventh inning in game one at St. John's, hitting a solo home run to represent the final run in Notre Dame's 2-0 victory ... went one-for-three with a run scored in game two at St. John's ... had a two-hit afternoon against UC Santa Barbara at the NCAA's ... picked up a key RBI on a fielders choice hit in the comeback elimination game victory over Southern Illinois at the NCAA Regional.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Played a key role as a back-up catcher for the Irish ... started 21 games and appeared in 35 contests overall ... threw out four of 20 runners attempting to steal ... hit her first career extra-base hit, a double off the wall, at Purdue (4-1 Irish victory) ... finished one for three with a run scored and sacrifice bunt at Loyola Chicago ... one-for-two with a run scored in game two vs. Valparaiso ... drove in the her second run of the season with an RBI single vs. Nevada ... posted first multi-hit game of her career vs. Campbell, going twofor-three at the plate with an RBI

AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Appeared in 47 games, both as a pinch runner and as a relief catcher ... made four starts at catcher during the season: vs. Western Michigan (game two), at Seton Hall (game two) and the double header at St. John's ... drove in two runs with a pinch-hit single in game two vs. Pittsburgh ... recorded first career hit vs. Michigan, going one for three at the plate

PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-sport standout at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind. ... received varsity letters in soccer, basketball and softball all four years of high-school competition ... earned all-state honors as a junior in softball ... helped the softball team earn sectional titles in 1999 and 2000 ... set the school record for points in a single basketball game with 30 during the 2001-02 season ... tore ACL late in her senior soccer season, but still participated in softball in the spring, playing at third base for the first time in her career ... appeared in the Hoosier Diamond softball all-star game in 2002 and the Indiana North-South All-Star game in 2003 ... awarded "Best Bat" trophy for four years in a row (top batting average on team) ... vice president of the National Honor Society at Northridge ... served as a volunteer student tutor ... aunt Lynn (Malocha) Bontrager played volleyball at Xavier ... uncle Bruce Anglemayer played football at Ball State ... oldest of two children (brother, Tyler) ... born Sept. 23, 1984, in Sturgis, Mich. ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters with a double major in design and psychology.

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Gessica Hufnagle
Gessica  Hufnagle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Middlebury, IN

High School:
Northridge

Height:
5-6

Position:
C/OF

Birthdate:
09/23/1984

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Event Calendar

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February 12
W, 2-1 (8)
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 12
L, 10-7
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 13
W, 4-2 (8)
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 13
L, 8-7
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
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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