UND Roster

2008-09 Softball Roster

#14 Beth Northway


Height 5'7''
Class Senior
Hometown Kentwood, MI
High School East Kentwood

AS A SENIOR (2009): Took over the designated hitter roll 14 games into the season and became one of the top leadoff batters in the league … named Notre Dame Club of St. Joe Valley Rockne Student-Athlete … first team all-BIG EAST … ESPN The Magazine Academic all-district … NFCA all-region … posted a .583 slugging percentage, 12th-best in school history … drew 25 walks, tied for 10th all-time in a single season … scored 35 runs on 47 hits with 16 RBI … hit 13 doubles with one triple and five home runs … stole seven bases and laid down seven sacrifices … one of three Irish players to homer against Pacific (March 13) … saved her coming out party for Toledo (March 18) with a base-clearing triple against the Rockets … later posted a 12-game hitting streak from March 25-April 8 that included five multi-hit efforts and 13 RBI … had hits in each of her four at-bats during a doubleheader with Western Michigan (March 25) along with two runs and a pair of doubles … named the BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week on March 30 after her consistent bat helped the Irish run their winning streak to seven games with three conference wins at Georgetown (March 28) and USF (March 29) … came through in pinch-hitting duties for Notre Dame with nine hits in 16 at-bats as the Irish posted a 6-0 record for the week … hit for a .562 batting average with a 1.125 slugging percentage in the six contests, including a pair of home runs and three doubles … she had four multi-hit games, scoring seven runs and collecting seven walks … connected for four hits in seven at-bats at USF to help Notre Dame secure its first ever sweep of the Bulls … at the time of the honor, Northway[apos]s .500 batting average in league play was tied for sixth overall among BIG EAST batters while her 1.200 slugging percentage tied for first … stole a season-high two bags against Pittsburgh (April 4) … 2-for-3 with a pair of runs at Wisconsin (April 14) … scored 10 runs across a nine-game span (April 22-May 7) while recording at least one hit in eight of those contests … had four hits, three RBI, two doubles and scored twice during a May 3 doubleheader versus Louisville … posted a season-high three hits against Miami (Ohio) (May 16) in the penultimate game of Notre Dame[apos]s NCAA Tournament run.

AS A JUNIOR (2008): Recovered from off-season shoulder surgery to help the Irish with her power from the plate … came through with a 1-for-1 day against Pacific (March 1) while scoring once and drove in a second run … had a 2-for-3 effort versus UC Davis (March 1) and racked a pair of scores … cracked a sacrifice, was hit by a pitch, and scored once while registering a hit at UC Riverside (March 4) … had two hits and stole one base against Long Beach State (March 7) … went 1-for-3 with a run scored and swiped a bag versus Cal State Northridge (March 9) … put up big numbers at Charleston Southern (March 14) with a flawless 3-for-3 day at the plate … she scored twice, drove in two runs, and notched her first double of the season in that contest … went 1-for-2 against the Buccaneers one day later with a run and RBI … got on base by wearing a pitch at DePaul (March 30) … went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and scored at Seton Hall (April 6) … racked a two-RBI double against Villanova (April 13) … went 2-for-3 and chipped in a run against both Wisconsin (April 16) and South Florida (April 20) … had a multi-RBI effort against Providence (April 26) with a two-RBI double against the Friars … left Valparaiso (May 1) after registering a perfect 3-for-3 mark at the plate with an RBI, run scored and a double … doubled at Pittsburgh (May 3) to bring home a run … had two singles and scored at Syracuse (May 4) … drove in one run with a single versus Kent State (May 17) in the season final … also stole a pair of bats against the Golden Flashes … played in 45 games and made 32 starts … tied for second on the team with eight doubles … totaled six sacrifice bunts … stole five bases without being picked off … her 35 hits helped drive in 12 runs … scored 18 times.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Enjoyed a breakthrough second season with the Irish that landed her a spot on the all-BIG EAST third team … came through with eight multi-hit contests and three games with at least a pair of RBI … turned in a .289 clip overall with 39 hits and 20 runs scored … her eight doubles went along with 12 RBI … totaled 47 bases and swiped six bags … did not commit an error in 41 chances … started at both corner spots in the outfield … her first hit of season was a pinch hit against Tulsa (Feb. 17) … drew a walk against Virginia Tech (Feb. 17) … earned first start of season against Oklahoma (Feb. 23) … went 1-for-1 with two walks against the Sooners … 1-for-4 with a run scored against UNLV (Feb. 24) … 1-for-3 against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 24) … had a sacrifice fly against Virginia (March 2) … scored one run against Jacksonville (March 2) … went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Virginia (March 3) … 2-for-5 with a run scored, one RBI and a double against Eastern Kentucky (March 11) … had the team[apos]s first hit against Pacific (March 17) … hit a double and scored against IUPUI (March 22) … walked, stole a base and drove in two runs during Notre Dame[apos]s conference doubleheader with St. John[apos]s (March 24) … crossed the plate for a tally against Seton Hall (March 25) … had a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning against Toledo (March 29) … went 4-for-6 with three runs scored, two walks, two stolen bases and a double in a March 31 sweep of Pittsburgh … recorded a double, two runs scored and three RBI when Notre Dame swept Syracuse (April 1) … went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in the doubleheader against Providence (April 14) … was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI on April 17 against Western Michigan … drove in two runs in the first game against the Broncos … tallied a double, one run scored and an RBI against Valparaiso (April 19) … had a hit against Louisville (April 21) … went 3-for-6 in the doubleheader over a two-game stretch with South Florida (April 22), and gunned down a runner at home for one to prevent the score in game two … threw another runner out at the plate in the second game of the doubleheader against DePaul (April 29) … also had a hit against the Blue Demons … in the first game of the doubleheader against Rutgers (May 5) went 2-for-3 with a run scored … one game later, she went 2-for-4 with an RBI … had a hit, one stolen base and three runs scored versus Villanova (May 5), when she was also hit twice by a pitch … had a hit and scored a run in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament against Connecticut (May 10) … cranked a single down the right-field line to drive in Notre Dame[apos]s initial run when she downed DePaul (May 11) … recorded a hit and was credited with a sacrifice during the conference championship game against Louisville (May 12) … had a hit against Illinois State (May 18) in the NCAA Tournament … extended her hitting streak to six games with a single against Wright State (May 19) … ended her season with a 2-for-3 afternoon and a double against Illinois State (May 19).

AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Worked herself into the lineup and made 31 pinch running appearances, scoring eight runs … posted her first at-bat in game two at Pittsburgh (April 9) … also reached the plate during game one of a doubleheader with Villanova (April 22), coming through for her first career hit – an infield single – which plated a run for the Irish … added another pinch-hit single to lead off the top of the sixth inning in game two at Louisville (May 1) … pinch ran against Southern Illinois (May 20) in the NCAA Tournament.

THE NORTHWAY FILE: Four-year letterwinner in softball at East Kentwood (Kentwood, Mich.) … selected to the all-state team in 2004 and 2005 … two-time all-region selection, claiming the honor in 2004 and 2005 … earned academic all-state honors in 2004 and 2005 … served as team captain during her senior year … helped East Kentwood to the conference and regional titles during the 2004 season … set East Kentwood records for career RBI (107) and career triples (12) … boasts a .386 career batting average with 110 runs scored, 49 stolen bases and 39 extra-base hits … hit .424 in 2005 with a .641 slugging percentage, .505 on-base percentage and 18 stolen bases … selected for the Michigan High School Athletic Association All-Star Game … appeared in the John Bos Senior All-Star Game … one of three 2005 graduates from East Kentwood that went on to play NCAA Division I softball … also earned a letter in basketball during the 2004 season … member of the National Honor Society … daughter of Janet and Robert Northway … grandfather, Richard Northway, ran track at Michigan … youngest of two children … has one brother, Andrew … born June 1, 1987, in Grand Rapids, Mich. … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with an accounting degree.

Northway[apos]s Career Statistics

2006 .667 34-0 3 10 2 0 0 0 1 2 .667 0 0 0 0 .667 0 0 4-4 0 0 0 .000
2007 .289 56-50 135 20 39 8 0 0 12 47 .348 7 4 21 0 .340 1 8 6-8 41 2 0 1.000
2008 .246 58-45 142 18 35 8 0 0 12 43 .303 2 2 16 0 .267 0 6 5-5 0 0 0 .000
2009 .356 55-40 132 35 47 13 1 5 16 77 .583 25 5 16 0 .472 1 7 7-10 0 0 0 .000
Total .299 203-135 412 83 123 29 1 5 41 169 .410 34 11 53 0 .366 2 21 22-27 41 2 0 1.000