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Note: see PDF version for complete and detailed information on top returners, players lost and newcomers (in table form). GENERAL INFORMATION
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: (574) 631-6107
Bill Scholl Phone: (574) 631-8219
Ticket Office Phone: (574) 631-7356

First Year of Baseball: 1892
Overall All-Time Record: 1,922 wins – 1,174 losses – 16 ties
Number of Years in CWS: 2 (1957, 2002)
Years in NCAAs: 17 (1949, ’56-’59, ’60, ’63, ’70, ’89, ’92-’94, ’96, ’99-’02)
NCAA Tournament Record: 35-36
Last Postseason Opponent: Stanford (L, 5-3, 2002 CWS)

Baseball SID: Pete LaFleur
Office Phone: (574) 631-7516
SID Fax: (574) 631-7941
E-mail: (for media relations correspondence)
Home Phone: (574) 231-0578
Mailing Address: 112 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556
ND Sports Hotline: (574) 631-3000

Head Coach: Paul Mainieri (8th season at ND, 20th as head coach)
Alma Mater/Year: Florida International ’80
Record at School (Years): 354-142-1 (8)
Career Record (Years): 686-421-1 (20)
Baseball Office Phone: (574) 631-6366
Associate Head Coach/Duties (Alma Mater): Brian O’Connor – pitching (Creighton ’93)
AssistantCoach/Duties(AlmaMater): David Grewe – recruiting/catchers/outfielders/hitters (Dayton ’98)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Wally Widelski (Notre Dame ’97)
Athletic Trainer: Mike Bean

Overall Record in 2002: 50-18 (26-3 home, 10-7 away, 14-8 neutral)
Conference Record/Finish: 18-8/1st (10-3 home, 8-5 away)
Final 2002 Reg.-Season Rankings: 18th (Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America), 19th (USA Today coaches poll)
Lettermen Returning/Lost: 17/9
Position Starters Returning/Lost: 4/5 (does not include soph. SS Matt Macri, who missed most of ’02 due to injury; also note that Javi Sanchez is likely starting C, after filling starting role as third-string SS in ’02)
Total Pitchers Returning/Lost (Starters R/L): 12/2 (5/5) … 9 LW pitchers returning/2 lost
Total Newcomers: 12 (11 freshmen; one junior walk-on)
Captains: Kris Billmaier (Sr., RF; Woodinville, WA), J.P. Gagne (Sr., RHP; Bloomington, MN), Steve Sollmann (Jr., 2B; Cincinnati, OH)
2003 Preseason Honors (as of Dec. 9):
Steve Sollmann – BIG EAST preseason player of the year and NCBWA preseason second team All-American
Grant Johnson – preseason first team all-BIG EAST and NCBWA preseason third team All-American