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    27 Carissa Jaquish  
    Carissa Jaquish

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Highland, CA

    High School:
    Redlands East Valley

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    C/OF

    Birthdate:
    04/09/1985

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    A multi-talented player that will receive significant playing time at first base ... also gives the Irish depth in the outfield and third base, while having the ability to catch ... focused on developing consistency at the plate ... Notre Dame's top option at designated player in 2004 ... a hard worker and team player that continues to work on developing her defensive skills ... has earned a monogram each of the last three years.

    AS A JUNIOR (2006): Started in leftfield for the Irish at Cal Poly SLO ... hit her first home run of the season in dramatic fashion, launching a two-run shot with one out in the top of the 10th inning to provide the winning margin in game two at Syracuse as Notre Dame took the win 7-5 ... one-forone with a two-RBI triple in game two at Pittsburgh ... logged third three-hit game of her career in game one against Villanova, finishing three-for-three with two runs scored and an RBI ... the RBI was noteworthy, as it drove in the game-tying run during Notre Dame's three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh ... eventually scored the game-winning run on a single from teammate Erin Glasco in the team's 8-7 victory ... two-forthree with an RBI single in game one against Rutgers ... capped a five-run first inning in game one against Purdue with a two-run home run to right field, her second round tripper of the season ... also posted a double in game two against the Boilermakers ... hit an RBI double in the first inning to drive in the first run of Notre Dame's 7-4 game-one victory at USF.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Appeared in 33 games for the Irish, including six starts at designated player ... the team's top option off the bench for pinch-hitting duties ... perfect defensively in her 48 chances at catcher for the Irish ... two-for-three with an RBI double and single in game two at Connecticut ... drove in two runs with an RBI single at Loyola Chicago ... made first start at catcher in Notre Dame's 3-1 loss to No. 3/4 UCLA ... posted pinch-hit double (first hit of the year) in 5-1 victory over No. 21 South Florida.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Notre Dame's top option at designated player during the 2004 season ... appeared in 65 games, making 60 starts ... posted eight multi-hit games and three multi-RBI performances ... scored the game-winning runs vs. Florida A&M and at Villanova (game one) ... drove in the game-winning run in game two at Villanova ... top performance of the season came at Illinois-Chicago, where she went three-forfour with four RBI and her first career home run ... also posted three hits in a perfect performance at the plate vs. Troy State ... started eight games at catcher, with the Irish posting a perfect 8-0 record in those games ... hit .300 with home run and eight RBIs in BIG EAST play.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport standout at Redlands East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif. ... earned seven letters combined in softball and water polo ... served as team captain, earned the team MVP award and was named all-conference, all-city and all-state as a senior on the softball team ... helped her team to the Citrus Belt League title in 2003 ... took home the Gatorade Will to Win Award from 2001-03 ... water polo named her the most inspirational player in 2000, 2001 and 2002 ...named softball team Most Outstanding Offensive Player in '01 and '02 ... daughter of Mary and William Jaquish ... father William played football at Cal State Fullerton ... from the same area of California as former teammates Heather Booth and Mallorie Lenn ... oldest of three children (sisters Jenna and Sahvanna) ... born April 9, 1985, in San Bernardino, Calif. ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters with a major in anthropology and sociology.

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