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)
The Irish made their 15th straight appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2013.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
AS A JUNIOR (2015): NFCA Mid-Atlantic all-region first team ... all-ACC first team ... joined multiple Notre Dame players to have been named both first team all-region and all-conference in consecutive seasons ... ranks second in Irish program history with a .681 career slugging percentage ... one of two Notre Dame hitters to combine for 35 or more doubles in consecutive seasons all-time ... one of seven Irish players with consecutive seasons of 11 or more home runs ... batted .372 with career-highs in hits (68), doubles (18) and runs scored (37), adding 11 home runs and 54 RBI in 2015 ... slugged at a .672 clip, and posted a .410 on-base percentage ... tied teammate Emilee Koerner for the team and ACC doubles lead ... hit .378 with a conference-leading 12 doubles, and added three home runs, 18 RBI and scored 18 runs in 23 ACC starts ... finished the 2015 season riding a career-best 16-game hitting streak, the longest among all Irish players for the year -- batted .473 with eight doubles, five home runs, 27 RBI and 13 runs in final 16 starts ... ranked second on the Irish roster with 14 multi-RBI games, and fourth with 19 multi-hit games ... hit .427 (32-for-75) with runners in scoring position, and notched 17 two-out RBI ... 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in second game of the weekend at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 8) ... 2-for-3 with a solo home run at No. 16 LSU (Feb. 14) ... drove in two runs for Notre Dame against No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 19) ... ripped two base hits in a win over No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27) ... 2-for-3 with a double, walk-off home run and four RBI later in the day in a run-rule win over Georgetown (Feb. 27) ... drilled a home run and drove in two runs at Campbell (March 10) ... added another long ball and three RBI the following day in a win at North Carolina Central (March 11) ... picked up two doubles and scored a pair of runs in a 12-0 shutout of No. 9 Florida State (March 15) ... 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the nightcap of an ACC doubleheader with Georgia Tech (March 21) ... 4-for-7 with a double and two runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of No. 24 Virginia Tech (March 29) ... logged three hits in the first game of an ACC series at Pittsburgh (April 3) ... 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the doubleheader nightcap against the Panthers (April 3) ... rapped three hits, including a triple and a home run, and drove in four runs in the second game of an ACC doubleheader at Boston College (April 11) ... 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the first game of Notre Dame's ACC Strikeout Cancer series against Syracuse (April 18) ... added three RBI and a pair of runs scored in the series finale against the Orange (April 19) ... crushed two home runs to go along with four RBI in a home midweek victory over Toledo (April 22) ... reached in all four plate appearances, tying a program record with three doubles, while adding three RBI and two runs scored in a run-rule win over North Carolina (April 26) ... two hits, including a home run, and two RBI in a regular season finale victory at Michigan State (April 28) ... two hits, including an RBI double, in first meeting with Ball State (May 15) during the NCAA South Bend Regional ... RBI base hit the following day against Northwestern (May 16) ... 2-for-3 with a double, triple, three RBI and a run scored in an elimination game against Ball State (May 16) ... cracked an RBI single during a regional final matchup with Kentucky (May 17).
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Named to the all-BIG EAST third team in only season playing in the conference - was the first Notre Dame freshman to earn all-conference honors since Laura Winter (2011) ... finished freshman season with the ninth-best career fielding percentage (.988) among Irish players with 150 or more career chances ... led all Irish freshmen with a .259 batting average, two home runs, 13 RBI and 10 runs in 42 games (27 starts) ... made first career start at first base at Charlotte (Feb. 9), contributing an RBI and making 11 putouts in the field ... picked up first career hit, a three-run home run in the second inning, as part of a 2-for-3 day against Cal Poly (Feb. 15) ... logged an RBI single and scored a run against Liberty (Feb. 23) ... clocked a two-run double in only at-bat against Boston College (March 2) ... had second career multi-hit game the following day against Maryland (March 3) ... registered a pinch-hit RBI single at the ASU Diamond Devil Invitational against New Mexico State (March 10) ... 1-for-2 with a double against Iona (March 15) ... roped a pinch-hit two-run single in the second game of a BIG EAST doubleheader at Georgetown (April 3) ... smashed second home run of the season and scored three runs during the first game of a doubleheader against Rutgers (April 14) ... recorded an RBI single to help the Irish cause at Pittsburgh (April 20).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time all-conference choice while prepping at Mater Dei (Calif.) ... competed on the travel circuit with the California Angels ... led Angels to the 2011 ASA 18-under Champions Cup title, while also winning the same event in 2009 in the 16-under division ... team Most Valuable Player as a senior ... missed the bulk of her junior season with an injury but managed to hit .423 in 15 games with 13 RBI ... first team all-Trinity League choice in 2010 while Mater Dei claimed the league title ... named team's defensive MVP as a sophomore ... first team all-league selection as a freshman ... also earned team's "Clutch Hitter" award after Mater Dei won the Trinity League trophy in 2009 ... follows the footsteps that Mater Dei graduate and Irish All-American third baseman Heather Johnson (`11) took to the Golden Dome ... Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte also prepped at Mater Dei ... daughter of Marie O'Beck, who played softball at Long Beach State ... member of the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, campus ministry and Renaissance Club ... hails from the same area as Irish teammates Casey Africano and Karley Wester ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.