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10/11/2017

Five Irish Players Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

Junior Maddie McCracken and sophomore Alexis Bazos join three 2017 Notre Dame grads on national list

05/07/2017

Irish Claim Wild BC Senior Day W On Wester Walk-Off

Notre Dame closes regular season with dramatic win in the seventh to send seniors out at home

04/25/2017

Irish Too Hot For Cats In Five, 10-2

Fast Notre Dame start gives Irish first win at Northwestern in series history

04/14/2017

Irish Clutch In Friday Sweep At NC State

Game-winning home run in game one and a shutout in game two lead Notre Dame to series win in Raleigh

04/09/2017

Early UNC Offense Outlasts Irish In Series Finale

Notre Dame scores five of the game's final six runs

04/29/2017

Notre Dame vs. Arkansas, Strikeout Cancer (4/29/17)

Photos by Mike MIller

03/24/2017

Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech (3/24/17)

Notre Dame won two games over Virginia Tech at Melissa Cook Stadium (photos by Mike Miller)

04/24/2016

ND vs. UNC, 4/24/16 (Andy Mead)

Notre Dame and North Carolina faced off in an ACC doubleheader at UNC's Anderson Stadium (all photos by Andy Mead)

03/06/2016

ND vs. SBU/BSU, 3/6/16 (Jason Roberts)

Notre Dame faced Stony Brook and Ball State on the last day of the FGCU Classic

02/26/2016

ND vs. ECU/UCF at the Citrus Classic, 2/26/16

Photos by Jason Roberts

HONORS AND AWARDS:
2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll


AS A SOPHOMORE (2017):
•    Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
•    Competed in 37 games during sophomore season, adding 22 starts.
•    Batted .288 with two doubles and seven RBI, adding a .333 on-base percentage and a pair of runs scored.
•    Contributed a hit each in wins over Weber State (Feb. 10) and San Diego State (Feb. 11).
•    2-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored against Chattanooga (March 5) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic.
•    RBI base hit in a run-rule win over Michigan State (March 22).
•    Reached base safely in all three plate appearances, ripping two hits and driving in one run against Virginia Tech (March 24).
•    Perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a pair of infield singles in the series finale at Louisville (April 3).
•    2-for-3 with an RBI and a double in a home victory against North Carolina (April 8).
•    Added an RBI single the following day in the series finale against the Tar Heels (April 9).
•    Pinch-hit double as part of rally in the seventh inning against Western Michigan (April 19).

AS A FRESHMAN (2016):

•    ACC Academic Honor Roll choice.
•    Appeared in 42 games (36 starts) at catcher.
•    Finished with a .263 batting average, .316 slugging percentage, and a .411 on base percentage, which included 20 hits, 14 walks, five RBI and 18 runs.
•    Went 1-for-3 in her first collegiate game against No. RV Utah (Feb. 12), starting at catcher and registering eight putouts.
•    Went 2-for-3, including a double, and scored one run against No. 21 California (Feb. 13).
•    Career-high 13 putouts as the starting catcher against East Carolina (Feb. 26).
•    Went 1-for-2 with a run scored against No. 22 UCF (Feb. 26).
•    Batted a combined 3-for-5 (.600) including two doubles with three runs scored, three RBI, two walks and one stolen base in series sweep at Virginia (March 12-13).
•    Reached base in both plate appearances in a midweek victory against IPFW (March 30).
•    Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, one walk drawn and an RBI against Pittsburgh (April 10).
•    Smacked a double and scored a run at Virginia Tech.
•    Went 2-for-2 with one walk against DePaul (April 27).

PREP AND PERSONAL:
•    Four-year letterwinner at Olathe North High School.
•    Team leader in home runs and batting average in each of four seasons at Olathe North.
•    Finished senior season with a .552 batting average with five home runs, 29 RBI, a .690 on-base percentage and an .879 slugging percentage.
•    NFCA and CBS Sports-MaxPreps All-America second team choice as a catcher in 2014 and 2015.
•    Four-time NFCA all-region (South Central) first team catcher (2012-15).
•    Four-time first team 6A all-state selection (2012-15), and first team all-Sunflower League performer.
•    Fastpitch Online Showcase Top Prospect.
•    2013 NFCA All-America second team catcher.
•    CBS Sports-MaxPreps All-America Sophomore catcher choice.
•    Olathe North finished as the regional runner-up during freshman campaign.
•    2012 NFCA All-America third team.
•    2012 CBS Sports MaxPreps All-America Freshman.
•    Competed for one year in junior varsity tennis and volleyball.
•    Most recently played with the KC Peppers Gold club team.
•    Competed at the 18u Premier National Championship.
•    2015 Olathe North High School valedictorian.
•    2014-15 Kansas Honors Scholar.
•    Four-time NFCA Academic All-America Scholar-Athlete (2012-15).
•    Member of the National Honor Society.
•    Also involved with the Junior Optimist Club, Faraday Society and has served as commissioner of the Links Crew mentorship program.
•    Hitting coach Jarrah (Myers) Kennedy was a two-time NFCA All-American (2001-02) at Notre Dame.
•    Daughter of Todd and Chris McCracken.
•    Has one sister, Megan, who caught at Wichita State.
•    Enrolled in the College of Science, majoring in pre-professional studies.


McCracken's Career Statistics


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Maddie McCracken
Maddie  McCracken

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Olathe, Kan.

High School:
Olathe North

Height:
5-10

Position:
Catcher

B/T:
R/R

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