#11 Carly Piccinich
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2016 Notre Dame Co-Captain
2016 NFCA Division I Scholar-Athlete
2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2013 BIG EAST Conference Academic All-Star
AS A SENIOR (2016): Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … competed in 39 games, including a career-high 18 starts, during senior season … batted .267 batting average with career-highs of 19 runs scored and eight stolen bases … logged a base hit and added a stolen base against No. 18 Kentucky (Feb. 12) … scored first run of the season as a pinch runner in a win over Georgia State (Feb. 14) … crossed the plate once more during the first game of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic against East Carolina (Feb. 26) … went 2-for-3 with an RBI against North Florida (Feb. 27) … scored a run in four straight games against Virginia (March 12-13) and Eastern Michigan (March 22), and No. 9 Florida State (April 3), IUPUI (April 5), Pittsburgh (April 10) and Butler (April 14) … went 2-for-2 with one run scored in a win over Butler (April 14) … finished 1-for-2 with a run scored in a home victory against Valparaiso (April 20) … picked up a base knock and a successful sac hit in a series finale win against North Carolina State (May 8) … went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Miami (May 21) in the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional.
AS A JUNIOR (2015): ACC Academic Honor Roll … played in 45 games, making a career-high seven starts during junior season … batted .290 with a career-high nine hits, and added five stolen bases and 18 runs scored … went a perfect 3-for-3 with a stolen base during first start of the year at designated player against Northwestern State (Feb. 7) … scored as a pinch runner later in the day at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 7) … came around to score as a pinch runner at No. 16 LSU (Feb. 14) … stole a base and later scored as a pinch runner in a victory over No. 25 Texas (Feb. 21) … scored one run during a pinch-run appearance against No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27) … smacked a pinch-hit single and scored a run later in the day against Georgetown (Feb. 27) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic … went 2-for-2 with a run scored during a start at North Carolina Central (March 11) … scored a run as a pinch runner at No. 9 Florida State (March 14) … logged one single during first career home start against Cleveland State (March 18) … chipped in one hit, a stolen base and a run scored in a start at Pittsburgh (April 3) … scored a run later in the doubleheader sweep of the Panthers (April 3) as a pinch runner … stole a base and scored a run as a pinch runner during the first game of the Strikeout Cancer series against Syracuse (April 18) … connected on a pinch-hit single at home versus Toledo (April 22) … drew two walks and scored a career-high two runs during a 16-1 run-rule win at Michigan State (April 28) … scored a run in consecutive games against Ball State (May 15) and Northwestern (May 16) during the NCAA South Bend Regional.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Saw action in 38 games off the bench as a key utility infielder for the Irish … batted a career-best .333 with three RBI, adding two stolen bases and 13 runs scored – two of three hits on the year came with two outs … scored a run after entering as a defensive replacement and drawing a walk in Notre Dame’s season opening victory over Tennessee Tech (Feb. 8) at the Auburn Plainsman Invitational … scored one run in each of four straight appearances against Auburn (Feb. 9), Jacksonville (Feb. 15) and No. 23 Louisville (Feb. 15-16) … ripped first hit of the season after entering at second base against UC Davis (Feb. 21) … stole first base of 2014 and later scored as a pinch runner the following day against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 22) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic … connected on a two-run single and later came around to score as a pinch hitter during a five-inning, run-rule rout of Toledo (April 16) at Melissa Cook Stadium … chipped in an RBI single during game two of an ACC doubleheader at Virginia (April 18) … logged a stolen base and a run scored as a pinch runner during the semifinal round of the ACC Championship against Virginia Tech (May 9) … added a run scored during an elimination game against Long Beach State (May 17) during the NCAA Los Angeles Regional.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): BIG EAST Academic All-Star … appeared in 51 games (four starts) during freshman season, which led all Irish newcomers … was 6-for-7 on stolen base attempts, and scored a team-high 19 runs as a pinch runner … finished with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage at second base … made Notre Dame debut as a pinch hitter at Charlotte (Feb. 9) … swiped first base and scored first run as a pinch runner against Wisconsin (Feb. 10) … scored a run after entering in the third inning as a pinch runner against No. 16 Washington (Feb. 15) … made first career start at second base against Cal Poly (Feb. 16) … also appeared in the starting lineup against San Diego State (Feb. 16) and eventual NCAA champion No. 1 Oklahoma (Feb. 17) … scored two runs during the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic, with one each against Georgia Tech (March 2) and Maryland (March 3) … recorded first two career base hits against Iona (March 15) … added a stolen base and scored a run the following day against the Gaels (March 16) … crossed home plate in four straight contests against Green Bay (March 28), Georgetown (April 3) and Villanova (April 6) … scored a run in each game of a BIG EAST doubleheader against Connecticut (April 23) … scored eventual winning run as a pinch runner in BIG EAST Championship semifinal game against DePaul (May 10).
PREP AND PERSONAL: 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 four conference titles, three sectional and regionals titles and two state crowns … squad was twice ranked nationally … two-time team captain … four-time all-conference, all-city, all-region, and all-county choice … copped All-America honors in her final two seasons … batted .549 as a senior for Immaculate Heart, with 62 hits, 28 RBI and 44 runs scored … .478 hitter with 185 hits and 159 runs over four-year prep career … earned NFCA MaxPreps Weekly Award during junior season … 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 percentage as a junior … 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, volunteering at St. Martin’s soup kitchen and the YJCC … 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, the Caribbean and Ireland … hails from same state as former Fighting Irish standouts Alexa Maldonado and Brittany O’Donnell … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.