Notre Dame meets three ranked foes and four 2015 NCAA Regional opponents during opening weekend
A five-pitcher rotation looks to lead Notre Dame softball to a strong 2016 season
Kimmy Sullivan, Rachel Nasland and Katey Haus named to ACC Academic Softball Team
Notre Dame softball team reflects on second NCAA Regional on campus in program history
Notre Dame's historic run to a home regional halted after Wildcats score two in the 7th
Notre Dame vs. Fordham, game one of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic (photos by Jason Roberts)
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): All-ACC second team ... all-ACC Academic Softball Team ... ACC Academic Honor Roll ... four-time ACC Pitcher of the Week selection (Feb. 24, March 16, March 23, March 30), tied for the conference lead among all ACC pitchers ... made a team-high 36 appearances and 29 starts while tossing 16 complete games, all career-highs ... posted a 17-9 record in 180.2 innings pitched, adding one save and five shutouts ... yielded 67 walks while striking out 170 opposing hitters during the season ... limited opposing batters to a final .207 batting average against, including a .190 (42-for-221) clip with two outs ... compiled a .213 (56-for-263) batting average against with runners on base... went 8-4 with a 3.33 ERA in 14 appearances in the ACC, tossing three solo shutouts -- went the distance in eight of 13 starts against league foes ... allowed three earned runs in first opening day start of career, striking out seven hitters in an effective no decision that set up a Notre Dame win at No. 6 UCLA (Feb. 6) ... tossed 3.2 scoreless innings of relief to pick up first win of the year at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 8) ... allowed two earned runs over 10 innings in a pair of starts at No. 16 LSU (Feb. 14-15), striking out six Tiger batters ... tossed six no-hit innings of relief with six strikeouts against Hofstra (Feb. 15) ... established a career-high with 10 strikeouts against No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 19) ... went six shutout innings to earn the win the following day against UNLV (Feb. 20) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic ... allowed one run during a two-hitter against No. 25 Texas (Feb. 21), striking out four Longhorn batters ... threw two scoreless innings of relief later in the night to earn the save in a Notre Dame win against No. 7 Georgia (Feb. 21) ... allowed no earned runs in a complete game victory against No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27) ... spun a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts against Omaha (March 1) ... tied career-high with 10 strikeouts in game one of an ACC series at North Carolina State (March 7) ... completed North Carolina leg of Spring Break with a career-high 11 strikeouts in a complete game win at Campbell (March 10) ... threw the 35th solo no-hitter (42nd overall) in program history, adding four strikeouts, to down No. 9 Florida State (March 15) ... struck out nine Cleveland State (March 18) batters to win Notre Dame's home opener ... surrendered one earned run in a complete game outing in game one of an ACC series win against Georgia Tech (March 21) ... spun a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to complete the sweep of the Yellow Jackets (March 22) the following day ... scattered five hits in a game one shutout of No. 24 Virginia Tech (March 28) ... allowed a lone run in a three-hit complete game Sunday to sweep the Hokies (March 29) ... punched out 10 Western Michigan (April 7) batters in a six-inning win ... struck out nine batters over seven innings to take the first game of an ACC series at Boston College (April 11) ... allowed one earned run over three innings to win first career postseason game against Northwestern (May 16) in the NCAA South Bend Regional.
AS A FRESHMAN (2014): ACC Academic Honor Roll ... saw action in 21 games during freshman campaign, logging three starts in the circle for the Irish ... finished the season 6-1 with a 2.98 ERA in 47.0 innings pitched ... tied for third in the ACC with two saves ... walked 31 batters while striking out 33 hitters during the year ... held opponents to a .245 batting average (27-for-110) with runners on base ... made collegiate debut by throwing two innings of one-run softball out of the bullpen in a Notre Dame win over Tennessee Tech (Feb. 8) at the Auburn Plainsman Invitational ... picked up first career save against No. 23 Louisville (Feb. 15), shutting out the Cardinals over the final three frames at the JU Tournament ... picked up first win at Notre Dame with a scoreless 1.2 innings of work with two strikeouts against Pacific (Feb. 20) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic ... struck out three Fordham (Feb. 28) batters over the final three innings to earn second save of the season during the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic ... threw 2.2 shutout innings in a winning effort to close the weekend against Radford (March 1) ... set career-highs in both innings pitched (5.0) and strikeouts (5) in a no decision relief appearance at Georgia Tech (March 8) ... threw four scoreless innings out of the bullpen against Michigan State (April 2) for second straight victory ... tied career-high with five strikeouts to earn first ACC win in relief in game two of a doubleheader at Virginia (April 18) ... surrendered no earned runs over 4.2 innings, striking out two Boston College (May 3) batters to earn sixth and final win ... tossed three innings of effective one-run ball, striking out three No. 3 UCLA (May 17) batters during the NCAA Los Angeles Regional.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Won four varsity letters in softball at Torrey Pines High School ... went 54-13 with a stellar 0.70 ERA during career at Torrey Pines ... led the Lady Falcons to a second straight CIF SDS Division I Championship as a senior, registering a 19-7 record in the circle with a 0.66 ERA, 22 complete games and a career-high 307 strikeouts in 180.1 innings ... first team all-state selection, and was named the San Diego Section Softball Player of the Year and an all-San Diego Section first team choice ... posted a 17-2 record with a 0.55 ERA and 205 strikeouts as a junior team captain ... walked only 28 batters in 139 innings pitched for the 2012 Palomar League and CIF Division I champions ... named the Palomar League Pitcher of the Year, and was selected to the all-Palomar League and all-CIF first teams ... career-low 0.49 ERA as a sophomore in 2011 ... 14-1 with a 0.97 ERA and 183 strikeouts as a freshman for the 2010 Avocado League champion Torrey Pines squad ... recognized as the Avocado League and Division I CIF Pitcher of the Year ... competed with The Next Level club team ... member of the 2011 16U ASA Southern California State and ASA 16U National Championship teams ... club also won the 2012 18U Champions Cup ... member of the California Scholarship Federation ... daughter of Steve and Mary Nasland ... has two brothers, Mike and Nick ... has one sister, Alexa ... former Irish teammate Laura Winter pitched for the same club team ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a psychology major.
Nasland's Career Statistics