The Irish made their 15th straight appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2013.
HONORS AND AWARDS: 2014 NFCA Division I All-America Second Team 2014 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team 2013 All-BIG EAST Third Team
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): NFCA Division I All-America second team selection ... NFCA Mid-Atlantic all-region first team ... all-ACC first team ... breakout performer for Notre Dame at first base, setting career-highs with a .382 batting average, 60 hits, 17 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs, 61 RBI, a .790 slugging percentage, a .434 on-base percentage and 36 runs scored in only 51 games (49 starts) - home run and RBI totals led all Notre Dame hitters ... ranked second in the ACC in doubles and RBI (10th nationally), was fourth in slugging percentage and home runs, fifth in total bases and sixth in batting average ... recorded a team-high 21 multiple-RBI games, including six starts with three or more RBI, and ranked third on the Irish roster with 20 multi-hit games ... team-best .477 average (31-for-65) with runners in scoring position, along with a .386 clip (22-for-57) with two outs ... batted .370 with six home runs and 13 RBI in 16 games against other NCAA Championship qualifiers during the regular season ... led all Notre Dame batters with 23 two-out RBI ... paced all ACC batters with a 1.111 slugging percentage, nine home runs, 33 RBI and 70 total bases in conference play, and was second with a .508 league batting average and nine doubles, while ranking third with a .543 on-base percentage ... hit first home run of the season, and added a double, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over No. 23 Louisville (Feb. 16) ... came through with a key pinch-hit, two-run double against BYU (Feb. 20) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic ... perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs the following day against UC Davis (Feb. 21) ... smashed a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against California (Feb. 22) ... chipped in two hits, including a double, and three RBI later in the day against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 22) ... blasted first career grand slam and scored three runs in return from illness in series finale at Georgia Tech (March 9) to give Notre Dame its first ACC series victory ... 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in opening game of an ACC set at Virginia Tech (March 15) ... homered for the second straight game against the Hokies in the nightcap (March 15) ... ripped two hits and scored three runs against Ball State (April 1) ... two-run home run and three total RBI the following day in non-conference home start versus Michigan State (April 2) ... tied a program single-game record with three doubles during a 3-for-4 first game of an ACC doubleheader at North Carolina (April 9) ... drove in a pair of runs to complete the Notre Dame sweep of the Tar Heels (April 9) in the nightcap ... reached base in all three plate appearances, adding a double and two RBI in a win over No. 7 Florida State (April 13) ... 2-for-4 outing with a solo home run in the second game of the day against the Seminoles (April 13) ... enjoyed best career series at Virginia, opening weekend with a 2-for-3 performance that included two doubles and two runs scored against the Cavaliers (April 18) ... added two more hits, including a home run and two RBI, in the nightcap against Virginia (April 18) ... tied a program record for hits in a single game by going 5-for-5 with a double and five RBI to help Notre Dame complete the sweep of Virginia (April 19) ... homered in three straight games against North Carolina State (April 22), Valparaiso (April 24) and Maryland (April 27) ... added a home run and three RBI on ESPNU's ACC Monday against Maryland (April 28) ... game-winning three-run home run clinched a quarterfinal ACC Championship win over Boston College (May 8) ... 4-for-8 with a double and three RBI in two games against Long Beach State (May 16-17) during the NCAA Los Angeles Regional.
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) ... enters sophomore 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.