#NDSB30 Top Five: 2000s

Part two of the defining moments of the last 30 years of Notre Dame softball

Honors & Awards

BIG EAST Conference

  • All-Rookie Team, 2002

    A dependable bullpen force and spot starter for the Irish ... capable of solid pinch hitting performances as well ... a consistent pitcher who is able to keep the ball down in the zone and hit her spots ... has one of the best change ups in the country ... Irish head coach Deanna Gumpf: "Carrie is the best defensive pitcher I have ever had the opportunity to coach" ... has not committed an error in her collegiate career.

    AS A JUNIOR: Battled a series of injuries during the 2004 season which limited her effectiveness ... made 16 pitching appearances, going 3-1 with a 2.83 ERA ... her lone save of the season was crucial, as she finished off Notre Dame's 2-0 victory at #18 Nebraska, allowing one hit and striking out two in 1.2 innings ... used as the designated player in nine games ... best hitting performance came at St. John's, going three for four with two RBI ... was also two for two in game two vs. DePaul ... picked up her second victory of the season in relief vs. #8 Nebraska in the UNLV Classic, working 2.2 innings and allowing one hit and one run ... made two starts at first base when Meagan Ruthrauff shifted to third due to an injury.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Continued to be a dependable bullpen force and spot starter ... led the team in ERA (1.67) and posted a 7-3 record ... perfect on defense during her first two seasons with the Irish ... claimed victories over Pittsburgh, St. John's, Syracuse (twice), Valparaiso, Illinois- Chicago and Connecticut ... best individual performance came against Syracuse in game two of the doubleheader, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings with one hit and three strikeouts ... picked up her first save of the season in game one at Western Michigan ... saved the first game of the St. John's doubleheader ... ended up throwing 67.0 innings, striking out 38 and taking part in three combined shut-outs ... had six hits in 26 at bats as both a pinch hitter and designated player ... made five starts as the DP ... crushed third career home run vs. IPFW ... scored two runs and drove in three ... had one mulitple-hit game, going two for three with two RBI in game two against Valparaiso ... quietly had an impressive season, giving up 17 runs (second-best single-season all-time), 16 earned runs (fifth best) and 55 hits (third best ) ... single-season list based on 50 or more innings pitched.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Due to graduation and a transfer from the 2001 team, was thrust into a starting role in her rookie season ... responded with a solid freshman campaign, earning BIG EAST all-rookie team honors and appearing in 44 games ... her 44 pitching appearances in '02 are second on the all-time season list behind classmate Steffany Stenglein's 54 ... ended up perfect in all 56 defensive chances during the season ... combined with classmate Steffany Stenglein for a no-hitter against Valparaiso on April 9 (4.0 IP, 5 K, 1 BB) ... grabbed first career victory in the Arizona Pepsi Classic against New Mexico State, scattering nine hits over 6.2 innings ... after starting the season 1-4, she rattled off 15 consecutive victories, with her only other loss coming to #7 Nebraska in the NCAA regional ... worked her ERA down from 3.07 before the win streak to 1.81 before the game with the Cornhuskers ... logged first career complete game at Ivy Field against Purdue, going seven innings, striking out six and giving up just two runs ... also went the distance against IPFW, posting a career-best 11 strikeouts ... picked up her first career save against #25 South Florida at the Pepsi Arizona Classic, pitching the last 3.2 innings of the game without giving up a run ... saved both games against Virginia Tech during the final day of the 2002 BIG EAST Championship, pitching 3 1/3 scorless innings (1.2 in each game) for her second and third career saves ... showed some pop in her bat, putting up 13 RBI and 16 hits in 87 plate appearances ... hit two home runs (at Seton Hall, at Providence) during the season ... was one for two with three RBI and a sacrifice fly against Rutgers ... ended up with four multiple-hit games in '02 and compiled a six-game hit streak from March 14 - 20.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Standout pitcher at Sonora High School in Lahabra, Calif. ... earned all-Freeway League honors in all four years of high school competition ... named 2001 MVP of the Freeway League and Pitcher of the Year in 2000 ... senior year posted a 0.69 ERA, 19-8 record with 206 strikeouts ... two-time Orange County Athletic Directors Association MVP ('00-'01) ... starting pitcher for both the North vs. South Orange County All-Star Game and the Orange County Coaches All-Star Classic ... set the school records for most wins in a season (19) and strikeouts (206) ... named to the L.A. Times all-country softball team in 2001 ... member of the 10-and-under Batbusters National Championship team ... member of the California Girls Athletic Association and served as her high school softball team representative ... also representative from Sonora for "Women in Sports" Conference ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.

    Carrie Wisen
    Carrie  Wisen


    Fullerton, CA

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