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    Granger, Ind.

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    Irish Open 2015 Ranked 22nd In NFCA Top 25 Preseason Poll

    Notre Dame returns to the preseason top 25 for the first time since 2003


    Koerner And Simon Named 2015 Irish Softball Team Captains

    Senior duo selected as the 52nd and 53rd different captains in program history


    Irish Trio Named To 2014 All-ACC Academic Softball Team

    Cassidy Whidden, Katey Haus and Jenna Simon recognized for academic achievement


    #19/20 Irish Drop Heart Stopping 1-0 Decision To #2 UCLA

    Notre Dame's season ends in NCAA Los Angeles Regional Final


    #19/20 Irish Hit Early And Often In 8-0 NCAA Regional Win Over LBSU

    Notre Dame advances to Winners Bracket of LA Regional on Saturday at noon


    Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

    Notre Dame softball vs. Ohio State (photos by Jason Roberts)


    Notre Dame vs. Fordham, 2/28/14

    Notre Dame vs. Fordham, game one of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic (photos by Jason Roberts)


    Notre Dame, Day One at Jacksonville University Tournament

    Irish defeated #23/25 Louisville 6-3 and Jacksonville 9-1 in five innings (photos by Skip Tapp).


    2013 Notre Dame Softball, A Season In Photos

    The Irish made their 15th straight appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2013.


    4/13 Softball vs Rutgers

    Notre Dame defeated Rutgers 11 runs to 2 during the first game of the Third Annual Strikeout Cancer Weekend.

    2015 Notre Dame Co-Captain
    2014 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team
    2013 All-BIG EAST Conference Third Team

    AS A JUNIOR (2014): NFCA Mid-Atlantic all-region second team ... all-ACC Softball Academic Team selection ... posted best career batting average with a .359 final clip, adding 52 hits, 10 RBI, 11 sacrifice hits, 20 stolen bases and 39 runs scored ... stolen base total was the fourth-most among all players in the ACC ... batted .393 (22-for-56) with runners in scoring position ... 42 of 52 hits were officially credited as infield singles ... recorded 12 multiple-hit games during the season ... finished ACC play with a .368 league batting average, seven stolen bases and 17 runs scored in 21 starts ... 2-for-2 with an RBI single, two stolen bases and two runs scored at Jacksonville (Feb. 15) during the JU Tournament ... chipped in an RBI the following day in a win over No. 23 Louisville (Feb. 16) ... registered two singles in a Notre Dame win over UC Davis (Feb. 21) ... 2-for-3 with a double, two stolen bases and an RBI against Fordham (Feb. 28) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic ... went a perfect 3-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored later in the tournament against Radford (March 1) ... logged two hits, a stolen base and scored one run in Notre Dame's first-ever ACC game at Georgia Tech (March 8) ... 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, an RBI and a run scored in ACC series finale at Virginia Tech (March 16) ... finished with two singles, a stolen base and a run scored against Ball State (April 1) ... scored a pair of runs after reaching base twice the following day against Michigan State (April 2) ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over No. 7 Florida State (April 13) ... scored a total of five runs in a three-game ACC sweep at Virginia (April 18-19) ... two base hits, a stolen base and three runs scored against Valparaiso (April 24) ... drove in two runs and scored two more in series opening game against Boston College (May 3) ... added a pair of runs scored in the nightcap against the Eagles (May 3).

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2013): Named to the all-BIG EAST third team ... two-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll selection (Feb. 11 and April 8) ... ranked fourth on Notre Dame with a .316 batting average - overall average was second among Irish slap hitters ... tied for the BIG EAST Conference lead with four triples ... also ranked in the league's top 10 in runs scored (44, 5th) and stolen bases (17, 7th) ... tied for second on the Irish roster with eight sacrifice bunts ... reached base 12 times on infield errors, and 11 times on infield fielder's choice plays ... .557 success rate (49-for-88) in advancing runners was third on the team ... 69 assists at second base were the third-most by a Notre Dame infielder ... chipped in two singles during first game of the season against Wisconsin (Feb. 9) ... 3-for-6 with an RBI, two stolen bases and a run scored in second game against the Badgers (Feb. 10) ... 3-for-4 with a run batted in, two steals and three runs against Presbyterian (Feb. 10) ... ripped two hits, including a triple, and scored three runs against Liberty (Feb. 23) ... drove in two runs and scored a pair more against Boston College (March 2) ... 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored the next day against LIU Brooklyn (March 3) ... logged two base hits against UC Davis (March 9) ... registered four hits and scored seven runs in series at Seton Hall (March 23-24) ... 2-for-3 with a double against Green Bay (March 28) ... two RBI, three stolen bases and five runs scored in twin bill at Georgetown (April 3) ... logged three hits and two RBI in series finale against Villanova (April 7) ... posted four hits and scored three runs in series against Rutgers (April 13-14) ... scored four runs in series sweep at Pittsburgh (April 20-21) ... scored winning run in BIG EAST regular-season championship clinching game at Melissa Cook Stadium against No. 9 Louisville (May 5).

    AS A FRESHMAN (2012):
    BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... posted a .286 batting average with 36 hits ... tied with Chloe Saganowich for the team lead in triples (2) ... 29 runs scored led all Notre Dame freshmen ... second on the Irish with 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts (.769) ... 2-for-4 with a stolen base in first career start at San Diego (Feb. 17) ... contributed a single and a run scored against Ohio State (March 3) ... career-high two RBI at Loyola Marymount (March 13) ... stroked two hits, including a triple, and scored one run against Western Michigan (March 27) ... chipped in an RBI double in the first game of a doubleheader against Toledo (March 28) ... reached base in all three plate appearances against Northwestern (April 4) ... back-to-back two-hit games at home against Michigan State (April 24) and Seton Hall (April 25) ... scored two runs in the series finale at Providence (April 29) and against Eastern Michigan (May 2) ... scored a career-high three runs in a second round BIG EAST Championship victory over St. John's (May 11).

    Led Penn (Ind.) to three conference titles as a prep player ... named all-state, all-conference and team MVP as a junior ... Northern Indiana Conference MVP in 2010 ... finalist for Indiana's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2010 ... second team all-conference and all-state in 2009 ... holds school records for highest batting average (.594), hits (59) and stolen bases (41) in a season ... totaled 159 hits and 162 runs scored during first three seasons of high school competition ... played on the club circuit with Indiana Magic Gold under head coach Kim Clay (father of former Notre Dame player Alexia Clay) ... member of Key Club, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and DECA ... daughter of Ann and Bill Simon ... oldest of three children ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in information technology.

    Simon's Career Statistics

    2012 .286 56-48 126 29 36 2 2 0 8 42 .333 11 2 11 0 .353 0 6 10-13 67 49 8 .935
    2013 .316 56-55 174 44 55 3 4 0 11 66 .379 11 2 14 0 .362 1 8 17-23 91 69 11 .936
    2014 .359 54-54 145 39 52 1 0 0 10 53 .366 6 2 17 2 .392 0 11 20-23 78 46 7 .947
    Total .321 166-157 445 112 143 6 6 0 29 161 .362 28 6 42 2 .369 1 25 47-59 236 164 26 .939
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