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05/20/2012

Notre Dame Bows Out Of NCAA Championship

Irish finish season 40-16.

05/12/2012

Extra-Inning Walk-Off Halts Notre Dame's Championship Run

Irish fall to Louisville in BIG EAST title game, 4-3.

05/06/2012

Winning Streak Continues For Fighting Irish

Winter hurls second straight solo shutout as Notre Dame sweeps series at Pittsburgh.

05/05/2012

Irish Race Ahead To Sweep Pittsburgh

Miller jockeys for position on career home run chart.

05/02/2012

Irish Blank Eastern Michigan To Close Regular-Season Home Slate

Miller drives in four runs, Maldonado scores three times in 10-0 rout.

05/24/2012

2012 Athletics Graduation Feature

A look back at Notre Dame's 2012 Commencement Ceremonies with Irish student-athletes, including former swimmer and commencement speaker Haley Scott-DeMaria.

05/15/2012

2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.

06/04/2012

2012 Notre Dame Softball: A Season in Photos

Images of the Irish during the run to another NCAA tournament.

04/04/2012

Notre Dame Knocks Off Northwestern

Notre Dame claimed a 9-1 win in five innings of Northwestern.

03/28/2012

Softball Wins Home Opener Over Western Michigan

Amy Buntin's three-run, walk-off homer gives Irish 5-3 win at Melissa Cook Stadium.

AS A SENIOR (2012):Started 28 of 32 games ... was one of seven Irish roster members to hit .300 or better, closing the campaign with a .301 batting average ... led all Irish batters with a .419 batting average (13-for-31) during BIG EAST play ... gathered a total of 25 hits, logging multiple hits on six occasions ... racked up 11 RBI overall, recording three multi-RBI games during the season ... drilled a go-ahead three-run home run to lead Notre Dame to a comeback victory in game one of a doubleheader at Providence (April 28) ... added a 2-for-4 effort in the night cap against the Friars ... season-best seven-game hit streak stretched from series with Providence (April 28) through the final game at Pittsburgh (May 6) ... added seven RBI and scored five runs during the streak.

AS A JUNIOR (2011):Saw action in 22 games while starting in 13 contest at second base and as a designated player ... hit .207 with an on-base pct. of .343 and a slugging pct. of .241 ... totaled eight runs and six hits with two RBI and one double ... flawless from the field with 15 putouts and 11 assists without an error ... scored five runs in her first three games of action, including two against both Delaware (Feb. 19) and Marist (Feb. 27) ... also had two hits - including an RBI, double and drew a walk - against Marist ... stole one base against Marist ... started at second base against Louisville (April 17) and scored one run.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010):Dependable both at the plate and in the field for the Irish ... played in 36 games, starting nine of those contests ... hit .314 with a .351 on-base pct. ... slugging clip of .543 was aided by a double, one home run and two triples ... scored one run and stole a base against Creighton (Feb. 12) ... had two assists while seeing her first significant defensive action versus No. 1 Washington (Feb. 14) ... first hit came against Eastern Michigan (March 23) ... tripled at Seton Hall (March 27) while stealing a base and scoring one run ... singled, scored and stole one base versus Georgetown (April 14) ... singled once in two at-bats versus Bowling Green (April 28) ... entering the three-game series at St. John's (May 8-9), had only recorded two hits in 11 conference at-bats for her career ... an illness in the Irish lineup forced her into a starting role, and she responded with a banner weekend that included six hits in 10 at-bats and a slugging pct. of 1.200 ... went 2-for-3 in the series opener (her first-ever multi-hit effort), hit her first career home run in game two, and went 3-for-4 in the finale - one single, one double and one triple - to fall just short of the cycle ... in game three of the series, she tripled, singled and scored twice as part of a 10-run Irish output in the sixth inning ... named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (May 10) ... singled in one run against Louisville (May 14) at the BIG EAST Tournament.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009):Reliable pinch-runner for the Irish ... appeared in 35 games, scoring one run in 18 of those contests ... stole one base against DePaul (April 8) and recorded her lone hit in a 1-for-1 effort during the home opener versus Toledo (March 18) ... also scored in that contest against the Rockets ... crossed the plate against No. 1 Alabama (Feb. 13) ... scored in four straight games from March 8-March 13 ... accounted for three scores in three consecutive games from April 4-Apri l5 ... scored one run in each end of the April 19 doubleheader with Rutgers ... good for one run in the NCAA Tournament versus Cleveland State (May 15).

PREP AND PERSONAL:The multi-sport start earned varsity letters in basketball, softball and soccer for Yorktown (N.Y.) ... earned starting nods on three varsity sports during her freshman year ... team captain as a senior when her team won the section title ... all-state and all-section performer ... named a Journal-News All-Star ... finished the year with 35 RBI and nine home runs ... high school's female student-athlete of the year ... earned the Con Edison Award, which is handed out each week to the county's most outstanding performer on and off the field ... part of the Diamond 9+1 team, a similar award given to just 10 softball players in her section ... she capped off a junior season in which she hit .461 in 102 at bats by earning all-state honors ... also scored 34 times and recorded 26 RBI on 47 hits, four of which were doubles and three went for three bags ... had an on-base percentage of .486 and a slugging clip of .735 that was aided by six homers ... over the course of Yorktown's season, she was good for 14 multi-hit contests and racked up at least a pair of RBI in eight more games ... tabbed the North County News' Athlete of the Month after hitting home runs in four consecutive games to close the 2007 season, as the last three of those came during her first at-bat of the game ... the North County News also recognized her on its all-county team in 2007 and 2006, an honor she also collected from the Journal News ... the New York State Public High School Athletic Association awarded her its scholar-athlete award during her respective soccer, basketball and softball seasons ... led the Cornhuskers to a 24-4 mark and a Section 1 Class AA title in 2007, which was the school's first-ever softball championship ... daughter of Karen and Donald O'Connor ... brothers, Kevin and Ryan, played lacrosse at Delaware and Boston College, respectively ... born Oct. 30, 1990 ... comes to Notre Dame from the same high school that yielded Irish swimmer Rebecca Grove (2004-07) ...finance major in the Mendoza College of Business.

O'Connor's Career Statistics

Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OB SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD
2009 .200 35-0 5 18 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 0 0 1 0 .200 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 .000
2010 .314 36-9 35 12 11 1 2 1 3 19 .543 2 0 9 0 .351 0 0 5-5 13 10 1 .958
2011 .207 22-13 29 8 6 1 0 0 2 7 .241 5 1 8 0 .343 0 1 1-2 15 11 0 1.000
2012 .301 32-28 83 12 25 5 0 1 11 33 .398 6 1 11 0 .356 0 2 2-2 20 12 3 .914
Total .283 125-50 152 50 43 7 2 2 16 60 .395 13 2 29 0 .347 0 3 9-11 48 33 4 .953

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Kasey O'Connor
Kasey  O'Connor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Yorktown Heights, NY

High School:
Yorktown

Position:
Infield

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Event Calendar

Delta

February 10
12:00 PM
Weber State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 10
2:30 PM
Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
South Dakota
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
2:30 PM
San Diego State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 12
12:00 PM
UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)
February 17
1:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
12:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 19
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 23
6:30 PM
Texas
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 23
9:00 PM
Missouri
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
3:30 PM
Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
6:00 PM
Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 25
1:00 PM
Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
March 4
12:30 PM
Purdue
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 4
5:00 PM
FIU
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
10:00 AM
Chattanooga
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
12:15 PM
Charlotte
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 12
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 14
5:00 PM
Georgia State
Atlanta, Ga. (Heck Softball Complex)
March 15
6:00 PM
Mercer
Macon, Ga. (Sikes Field)
March 17
6:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 22
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 11
5:30 PM
Detroit Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 14
4:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 14
6:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 15
1:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 21
6:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 11
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 19
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 25
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
June 1
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 2
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 3
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 5
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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