Notre Dame Bows Out Of NCAA Championship

Irish finish season 40-16.


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

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


Winning Streak Continues For Fighting Irish

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


Irish Race Ahead To Sweep Pittsburgh

Miller jockeys for position on career home run chart.


Irish Blank Eastern Michigan To Close Regular-Season Home Slate

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


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.


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.


2012 Notre Dame Softball: A Season in Photos

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


Notre Dame Knocks Off Northwestern

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


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) major in the Mendoza College of Business.

O'Connor's Career Statistics

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

Kasey O'Connor
Kasey  O'Connor


Yorktown Heights, NY

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