April 19, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Head coach Deanna Gumpf recently announced that New Jersey softball standout Carly Piccinich has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Notre Dame beginning in the fall of 2012.
“We are so excited to add Carly to our class of 2012,” Gumpf said. “She is a phenomenal person and student-athlete. Carly will bring depth to our middle infield and is a fierce offensive weapon from the left side of the plate.
“Carly continues to get better and better because of her determination and work ethic that is second to none. She has always set high expectations for herself on and off the field, and we look forward to seeing her bring that mindset to the Notre Dame program.”
Piccinich is the latest installment of the incoming Irish recruiting class which also includes Casey Africano (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Micaela Arizmendi (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Allison Rhodes (Kirkland, Wash.) and Megan Sorlie (Wichita, Kan.).
Carly Piccinich – Infield – 5-5 – L / R – Immaculate Academy – Wyckoff, N.J.
The Piccinich File: Prepped at Immaculate Heart Academy (N.J.) … four-time varsity letterwinner in softball while earning a pair of letters in tennis … played softball on the club circuit for Jersey Intensity … led Immaculate Heart to three conference titles, two sectional and regionals titles along with a state crown … squad has twice been ranked nationally … two-time team captain … three-time all-conference, all-city, all-region, all-county and all-state choice … copped All-American honors as a junior … as a junior, earned NFCA MaxPreps Weekly Award … hit .541 as a junior with 55 hits, 44 runs, 20 stolen bases and an on-base clip of .569 … slugged at a .776 rate with a .992 fielding pct. as a junior …currently batting .625 for Immaculate Heart with a .625 on-base pct. … boasts an active slugging avg. of 1.188 with a 1.000 fielding pct. … twice named all-conference and an all-county choice in tennis while helping prep squad raise a pair of conference crowns … very involved within the community while volunteering at St. Martin’s soup kitchen and the YJCC … born April 22, 1994, in Ridgewood, N.J. … daughter of Roseanne and Edward Piccinich … has two siblings, Amy and Derek … Amy played softball at Lehigh … accomplished pianist … licensed in archery … received high school’s “Most School Spirit” award … has traveled to Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Croatia, Spain, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Mexico and the Caribbean … hails from same state as current Irish players Alexa Maldonado and Brittany O’Donnell.