AS A SENIOR (2011): Concluded standout Notre Dame career with a 10-5 record, a 2.85 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 103 innings in the circle ... ended career ranked fourth all-time on the Irish list in appearances (137), fifth in games started (110), winning percentage (.758, 75-24) and strikeouts per seven innings (7.47), sixth in shutouts (24), seventh in innings pitched (636.2), complete games (62), wins (75) and strikeouts (679), and eighth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.28) ... tossed a complete game six-hitter, allowing one run in a win over Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 20) ... picked up third straight victory to open the season with a two-hit shutout of the College of Charleston (Feb. 26), walking none and striking out 11 ... punched out five of six hitters faced in a relief appearance to earn the save against Liberty (Feb. 27) ... threw 137 pitches in an eight-inning complete game victory over North Carolina (March 5), striking out seven Tar Heel batters ... allowed one run over seven innings at Cal Poly (March 13), walking two hitters with eight strikeouts ... mowed down a season-high 14 batters against Butler (April 7), allowing two hits in a complete game shutout ... surrendered one run on five hits in a run-rule win over Bowling Green (April 12), walking one Falcon hitter and striking out six ... combined with teammate Shannon Kelly on a five-inning no-hitter on Senior Day against St. John's (May 1), striking out three Red Storm hitters over four innings of work ... worked three innings of relief in final regular season appearance at Connecticut (May 8), allowing one run on two hits, punching out four Huskie hitters.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): Showed remarkable improvement from the circle in all facets of her pitching ... BIG EAST All-Tournament Team selection ... second team all-BIG EAST ... the only BIG EAST pitcher without a loss through the entire league slate ... fourth among BIG EAST pitchers with 1.60 ERA in league play ... second in opposing batting average (.193) ... tied for sixth with 81 batters struck out (22 looking at strike three) ... tied for third with Brittney Bargar with 10 wins ... posted a 19-5 overall record with a 2.28 ERA in 159.1 innings ... appeared in 32 games while starting 26 contests ... 165 strikeouts ... after starting the season with a 2-5 record (including four straight losses in her first four starts), was victorious in each of her last 17 decisions ... last loss came against No. 12 Arizona (March 14) ... struck out at least 10 batters on four occasions ... earned her first win against UC Santa Barbara (March 7) after striking out seven and allowing two earned runs ... one-hitter with eight strikeouts versus Western Michigan (March 25) ... stepped in to toss 3.0 scoreless innings against Northern Illinois (April 1) for her lone save ... fanned 14 batters while giving up one earned run against Pittsburgh (April 4) ... posted a win over Seton Hall (April 5) while giving up one hit in 5.0 innings ... limited DePaul (April 8) to four hits and one earned run with eight strikeouts ... posted four consecutive complete-game wins while giving up just four earned runs and 12 hits, shelving victories against Wisconsin (April 14), Villanova (April 18), Rutgers (April 19) and North Dakota State (April 22) ... named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week (May 4) after picking up three league wins over the respective stretch ... struck out at least 10 batters in two of the Fighting Irish's four games over that week, notching 11 at Georgetown (May 1 - a game continued from its March 29 start date) and 10 at Providence (April 30) ... in her 21.2 innings of work, allowed only six earned runs for a 1.94 ERA ... collected 28 strikeouts on the week, including the only two batters she faced in relief of game one against Louisville (May 3) ... she then earned the game-two win against the Cardinals after striking out five in 7.0 innings ... picked up a win against St. John's (May 7) to open the BIG EAST Championship ... allowed two hits without surrendering an earned run in 7.0 innings ... teamed with Bargar to keep the Irish flawless in the earned run department throughout the three-game tournament ... the duo also held opposing teams to a .143 batting average in the showdown ... gave up one earned run in 4.2 innings of action during three appearances at the NCAA Tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Logged 109.2 innings from the circle with 22 starts and 26 appearances ... relived 129 batters on three strikes for a 1.18 K/inning ratio ... sported an 8-7 record with a 3.15 ERA ... sat down 14 batters against Eastern Michigan (April 9), the highest total of any Irish pitcher this season ... made her debut against Western Kentucky (Feb. 16) and struck out nine Hilltoppers ... also fanned nine in wins against UC Davis (March 1) and CS Fullerton (March 8) ... also held the Titans to only two hits in the complete-game blanking ... has recorded three solo shutouts and combined with Brittney Bargar for a fourth ... held North Florida (Feb. 23) without a score in 7.0 frames of one-out ball ... limited UCLA (March 7) to a pair of earned runs ... picked up a win against Charleston Southern (March 14) without allowing an earned run and struck out seven ... fanned seven batters in a losing effort against Towson (March 15) ... named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on March 31 after picking up her fifth win of the season by handing DePaul (March 30) a 2-0 defeat in her first career BIG EAST action to secure the honor ... the occasion marked the third time in seven weeks that an Irish pitcher had won the award, as Bargar claimed the accolade twice earlier in the season ... she needed only 10.2 innings of work to pick up two shutout wins over the course of the award-winning week ... she dealt DePaul its first regular-season league loss since the 2006 campaign by keeping the Blue Demons at bay with a five-hit effort ... it was also Notre Dame's first win at DePaul since the 2005 season ... the win signified the first time that Notre Dame beat an opponent that carried a No. 17 ranking, and was the 16th time the Irish shut out a ranked foe ... she also limited IUPUI (March 26) to only three hits without a walk while fanning seven in Notre Dame's home opener ... struck out nine batters without allowing a single run over the course of those two outings ... tallied eight strikeouts in 5.2 innings at St. John's (April 5).
PREP AND PERSONAL: California's Century League Pitcher of the Year in 2006 ... led Orange County in strikeouts that season with 302 ... Canyon (Calif.) team MVP in each of her last two campaigns ... three-time first team all-Century League ... three-time first team all-Orange County ... all-state performer in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... chosen Orange County Register's Player of the Week during the 2007 campaign ... named to the Michelle Carew all-tournament team in 2005 and 2006 ... pitched in the North/South Senior All-Star game in 2007 ... also took part in the Orange County All-State game and the Orange County/Riverside County All-Star game ... played travel ball for the California Cruisers, who earned a third-place finish during the 2006 national tournament in the 18-under Gold division ... previously played for Explosion, whom she led to a first-place finish at the 16-under Nationals ... recipient of school's Top of the Tribe award with a 4.8 GPA ... four-time scholar-athlete honoree ... daughter of Joe and Sheila Valdivia ... has one sister, Veronica, and a brother, Jesse ... graduated from Notre Dame with a dual degree in psychology and sociology.
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