Notre Dame's historic run to a home regional halted after Wildcats score two in the 7th
Notre Dame scores 29 runs in 10 innings to advance to final day of NCAA South Bend Regional
Notre Dame and Northwestern face off at 3 p.m. (ET) Saturday at Melissa Cook Stadium
Notre Dame takes on Ball State Friday at 5 p.m. (ET) in NCAA Championship opening game
Notre Dame ties program record with seven all-region selections, including four on first team
Notre Dame softball vs. Ohio State (photos by Jason Roberts)
Notre Dame vs. Fordham, game one of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic (photos by Jason Roberts)
Irish defeated #23/25 Louisville 6-3 and Jacksonville 9-1 in five innings (photos by Skip Tapp).
HONORS AND AWARDS:
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): NFCA Mid-Atlantic all-region first team ... all-ACC first team ... top 26 finalist for the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award ... finished the 2015 season as Notre Dame's career leader in both batting average (.441) and on-base percentage (.501) among players with the requisite number of plate appearances ... tied Notre Dame single-season records for runs scored (65) and hits (84) during sophomore campaign -- became the only player in program history with at least 80 hits and 25 stolen bases in consecutive seasons ... fastest player to reach 50 steals in program history (98 career games) ... 37 of 84 total hits were officially scored as infield singles ... led all Notre Dame hitters with a .429 batting average, a .486 on-base percentage and four triples, to go along with the top hit and run marks as the Irish leadoff hitter for all 57 games -- batting average, hit and run totals paced all players in the ACC ... also hit first two career home runs, and added career-highs in doubles (7) and triples (4) as a primary slap hitter ... ranked first on the team with 29 multi-hit outings, including nine games with three hits, and was second on the Irish with 26 stolen bases in 27 attempts ... hit .475 (29-for-61) with runners in scoring position, and reached base in 47 of 90 (.522) opportunities as a leadoff batter ... contributed a matching .429 average with four doubles, two triples, one home run, 17 RBI, nine stolen bases and 25 runs scored during ACC play ... notched first multi-hit game of the year with a two-hit and one-run performance at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 8) ... 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and run scored against Hofstra (Feb. 14) ... reached in all four plate appearances against No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 19), slapping two hits, drawing two walks, stealing a base and scoring twice ... added a 3-for-4 effort with a stolen base and two runs scored later in the day against Maryland (Feb. 19) ... went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a pair of runs scored against UNLV (Feb. 20) ... chipped in two hits and a steal in a win over No. 25 Texas (Feb. 21) ... collected two hits, a stolen base and came around to score twice against Georgetown (Feb. 27) ... three hits, two RBI and a run scored against Omaha (March 1) to close the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic ... went a combined 6-for-10 with two extra base hits, two stolen bases and three runs scored in series at North Carolina State (March 7-8) ... rocked three hits, including a triple, and scored twice the following day at North Carolina Central (March 11) ... two hits and two runs scored in home opener against Cleveland State (March 18) ... reached base in three of four plate appearances (two hits), adding two stolen bases, an RBI and two runs in the first game of an ACC series against Georgia Tech (March 21) ... 2-for-3 with an RBI, stolen base and a run scored in a series finale sweep of No. 24 Virginia Tech (March 29) ... 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBI and two runs scored in the first game of an ACC doubleheader at Pittsburgh (April 3) ... smashed first career home run, a grand slam, and added a steal in the nightcap victory against the Panthers (April 3) ... logged three hits and two RBI in a home win over Western Michigan (April 7) ... had three hits, including a home run, and three RBI against Toledo (April 22) ... 3-for-4 with two RBI and a program record four runs in nightcap of ACC doubleheader against North Carolina (April 26) ... scored three runs each in consecutive NCAA Regional games against Northwestern (May 16) and Ball State (May 16).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Five-year softball letterwinner at Edison High School ... finished career with 169 hits, 81 stolen bases and 120 runs scored ... capped senior year with the Chargers by posting a .421 batting average, 40 hits, four doubles, one triple, two home runs, 24 RBI, 20 stolen bases, a .495 on-base percentage and 31 runs scored ... named to the MaxPreps California Large School All-State team, and the all-Sunset League and all-Orange County first teams ... batted .406 with 23 stolen bases, 36 runs scored and a .542 slugging percentage as a junior, earning all-Sunset League first team and all-Orange County second team honors ... hit at an even .500 clip as a sophomore, adding 22 steals and scoring a career-high 38 runs ... named Sunset League Sophomore of the Year, and was tabbed to the all-Sunset League and all-Orange County first teams ... selected as the Sunset League Rookie of the Year after batting .405 as a freshman ... played for the So. Cal Firecrackers club team ... squad won the 2011 and 2012 Colorado Fireworks Tournament and Canada Cup championships ... also lettered in soccer and volleyball ... two-time all-Sunset League soccer selection ... 2012 Edison High School Pillar of Character Award winner ... CIF Southern Section Champion of Character ... 2012 ABC Academic Honoree Pins winner ... 2011 ABC Academic Honoree Letterwinner ... daughter of Gary and Sue Wester ... has two sisters, Ali and Riley ... sister, Ali, is a freshman on the Irish softball team ... father, Gary, competed in track and field at the University of Wisconsin ... former Irish standout Dani Miller and current teammate Casey Africano attended same high school ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accountancy major.
Wester's Career Statistics