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Name of school: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN, 46556)
Founded (enrollment): 1842 (10,301)
Nickname (school colors): Fighting Irish (Gold and Blue)
Home field (capacity, year opened): Frank Eck Stadium (2,500, 1994)
Surface, Dimensions: Grass, 331-381-401-381-331
Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Conference (year joined): BIG EAST Conference (1995-96)
President: Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C. (Notre Dame ’63)
Athletic Director: Kevin White (St. Joseph’s (Ind.) College ’72)
Assistant A.D./Baseball Administrator: Bill Scholl
Athletic Department Phone: (219) 631-6107
Bill Scholl Phone: (219) 631-8219
Ticket Office Phone: (219) 631-7356

First year of baseball: 1892
Overall all-time record: 1872-1156-16
Number of years in CWS/last: 1/1957
Years in NCAAs: 16 (1949, ’56-’59, ’60, ’63, ’70, ’89, ’92-’94, ’96, ’99-’01)
NCAA tournament record: 29-33
Last postseason opponent: Florida International (L, 5-4, 2001 South Bend Regional)

Baseball SID: Pete LaFleur
Office Phone: (219) 631-7516
SID Fax: (219) 631-7941
Mailing Address: 112 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556
ND Sports Hotline: (219) 631-3000

Head Coach: Paul Mainieri (8th season at ND, 20th as head coach)
Alma Mater/Year: Florida International ’80
Record at school (years): 304-124-1 (7)
Career record (years): 636-403-1 (19)
Baseball office phone: (219) 631-6366
Assistant coaches/duties (alma mater/year): Brian O’Connor – recruiting/pitching (Creighton ’93), Dusty Lepper – infielders/hitters (Toledo ’96)
Volunteer assistant coach: Wally Widelski (Notre Dame ’97)
Athletic trainer: Mike Bean

Overall record in 2001: 49-13-1 (24-6 home, 14-3 away, 11-4-1 neutral)
Conference record/finish: 22-4/1st (12-1 home, 10-3 away)
Final 2001 regular-season rankings: 3rd (Collegiate Baseball), 4th (USA Today/ESPN coaches poll), 5th (Baseball America)
Lettermen returning/lost: 16/5
Position starters returning/lost: 8/1
Total pitchers returning/lost (starters r/l): 8/6 (2/2) … 6 letterwinning pitchers returning/3 lost
Total newcomers (all freshmen): 13

Note: please consult the PDF version for complete charts of top returning players, top players lost, top newcomers, etc.


2001 Honors – 1st Team All-BIG EAST: Stanley (BE player of the year, All-American), Sollmann (BE rookie of the year, Freshman All-American), Bushey, Porzel, 2nd team All-BE: Stavisky, O’Toole, 3rd Team All-BE: Bok 2001 Draft Picks – Porzel (Boston, Rd 13), Stavisky (Cubs, Rd 33), O’Toole (S.F., Rd 48), Stanley (Florida, Rd 50)

* Notes: O’Toole and Bushey are slated to platoon at C/3B, Stavisky started at RF in 2001, Billmaier at LF

Top returning position players (in order): Stanley, Stavisky, Sollmann, Bushey, O’Toole, Bok, Thaman
Top position player lost (only one): Porzel

2001 Honors – Heilman: national player-of-the-year finalist, 4-time All-American, 2-time BIG EAST pitcher of year, 1st-round draft pick of N.Y. Mets (18th selection), Tamayo: 1st Team All-BIG EAST, 10th-round draft pick of Kansas City Royals, Gagne: 3rd team All-BIG EAST, Ogilvie: NCAA All-Regional Team (as were position players Stanley, Stavisky, Bushey and Porzel)

Top returning pitchers (in order): Ogilvie, Gagne, Laird, Buchmeier, Viloria
Top pitchers lost (in order): Heilman, Tamayo, Naumann

Freshman Notes – Ranked as nation’s #1 incoming class by Baseball America, #3 by Collegiate Baseball … Niesel one of five HS pitchers named 1st team All-America (BA), while playing for nation’s #13-ranked team … Macri, Johnson and Vergara all named Gatorade state player of the year … Macri named Iowa football (QB) and baseball player of the year, leading both teams to state title … Johnson pitched for U.S. junior national team (2-0, 0.93, 18 Ks, 9.2 IP) … Axford (Seattle, 7th Rd) was one of five signees drafted, with the others being Vergara, Macri, Jones and Niesel (several fell in the draft due to strong commitments to ND, including Johnson who was not drafted).