#2 Micaela Arizmendi
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2016 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team
2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team
2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2015 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team
2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team
2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
2014 NFCA Division I All-America Second Team
2014 NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team
2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team
2013 All-BIG EAST Conference Third Team
AS A SENIOR (2016): NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team – seventh different Notre Dame player to earn all-region first team honors in three straight seasons … All-ACC First Team – first Notre Dame player with three All-ACC First-Team honors … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … Notre Dame leader with 15 doubles and 63 RBI, and added 10 home runs in 2016 … finished career ranked second all-time at Notre Dame with 191 RBI and a .660 slugging percentage, and third in doubles (53) and home runs (38) … one of two Notre Dame players to ever log 60 or more RBI in two different seasons (61 in 2014) … batted .397 (29-for-73) with runners in scoring position, and hit at a .779 clip (7-for-9) with bases loaded resulting in 19 RBI … walk-off single against No. RV Utah (Feb. 12) in an eighth inning win in the season opener … logged three RBI against No. 18 Kentucky later in the day (Feb. 12) at the Kajikawa Classic … connected on second walk-off hit of the opening weekend with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat BYU (Feb. 13) … went 3-for-4 with three RBI in closing Kajikawa Classic win over Georgia State (Feb. 14) … smashed a home run and finished with three RBI against No. 11 Washington (Feb. 19) … batted a combined 7-for-11 (.636) with three doubles in a series sweep at Virginia (March 12-13), including four hits and two RBI in the series finale … homered in three straight games against Syracuse (March 26), IPFW (March 30), and No. 9 Florida State (April 3), finishing the stretch with eight total RBI … had an eight-game hit streak from the first game against Syracuse (March 26) through a midweek game against Butler (April 14) … homered in every game of a weekend ACC series at North Carolina (April 24-25), capping the series with eight RBI … went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in game two of a doubleheader win at North Carolina (April 24) … connected on a game-tying grand slam in the nationally-televised series finale against the Tar Heels (April 25) … went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against Louisville (May 1) … went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI in a game one series victory against NC State (May 7) … smacked two hits and drove in one run, scoring twice in a NCAA Ann Arbor Regional win over Valparaiso (May 21) … went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI later in the day against Miami (Ohio) (May 21) in a NCAA Ann Arbor Regional elimination game.
AS A JUNIOR (2015): NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team … All-ACC First Team … joined multiple Notre Dame players to have been named both first team all-region and all-conference in consecutive seasons … ACC Academic Honor Roll … ranks second in Irish program history with a .681 career slugging percentage … one of two Notre Dame hitters to combine for 35 or more doubles in consecutive seasons all-time … one of seven Irish players with consecutive seasons of 11 or more home runs … batted .372 with career-highs in hits (68), doubles (18) and runs scored (37), adding 11 home runs and 54 RBI in 2015 … slugged at a .672 clip, and posted a .410 on-base percentage … tied teammate Emilee Koerner for the team and ACC doubles lead … hit .378 with a conference-leading 12 doubles, and added three home runs, 18 RBI and scored 18 runs in 23 ACC starts … finished the 2015 season riding a career-best 16-game hitting streak, the longest among all Irish players for the year — batted .473 with eight doubles, five home runs, 27 RBI and 13 runs in final 16 starts … ranked second on the Irish roster with 14 multi-RBI games, and fourth with 19 multi-hit games … hit .427 (32-for-75) with runners in scoring position, and notched 17 two-out RBI … 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in second game of the weekend at Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 8) … 2-for-3 with a solo home run at No. 16 LSU (Feb. 14) … drove in two runs for Notre Dame against No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 19) … ripped two base hits in a win over No. 20 Missouri (Feb. 27) … 2-for-3 with a double, walk-off home run and four RBI later in the day in a run-rule win over Georgetown (Feb. 27) … drilled a home run and drove in two runs at Campbell (March 10) … added another long ball and three RBI the following day in a win at North Carolina Central (March 11) … picked up two doubles and scored a pair of runs in a 12-0 shutout of No. 9 Florida State (March 15) … 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the nightcap of an ACC doubleheader with Georgia Tech (March 21) … 4-for-7 with a double and two runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of No. 24 Virginia Tech (March 29) … logged three hits in the first game of an ACC series at Pittsburgh (April 3) … 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the doubleheader nightcap against the Panthers (April 3) … rapped three hits, including a triple and a home run, and drove in four runs in the second game of an ACC doubleheader at Boston College (April 11) … 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the first game of Notre Dame’s ACC Strikeout Cancer series against Syracuse (April 18) … added three RBI and a pair of runs scored in the series finale against the Orange (April 19) … crushed two home runs to go along with four RBI in a home midweek victory over Toledo (April 22) … reached in all four plate appearances, tying a program record with three doubles, while adding three RBI and two runs scored in a run-rule win over North Carolina (April 26) … two hits, including a home run, and two RBI in a regular season finale victory at Michigan State (April 28) … two hits, including an RBI double, in first meeting with Ball State (May 15) during the NCAA South Bend Regional … RBI base hit the following day against Northwestern (May 16) … 2-for-3 with a double, triple, three RBI and a run scored in an elimination game against Ball State (May 16) … cracked an RBI single during a regional final matchup with Kentucky (May 17).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): NFCA Division I All-America Second-Team selection … NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team … All-ACC First Team … breakout performer for Notre Dame at first base, setting career-highs with a .382 batting average, 60 hits, 17 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs, 61 RBI, a .790 slugging percentage, a .434 on-base percentage and 36 runs scored in only 51 games (49 starts) – home run and RBI totals led all Notre Dame hitters … ranked second in the ACC in doubles and RBI (10th nationally), was fourth in slugging percentage and home runs, fifth in total bases and sixth in batting average … recorded a team-high 21 multiple-RBI games, including six starts with three or more RBI, and ranked third on the Irish roster with 20 multi-hit games … team-best .477 average (31-for-65) with runners in scoring position, along with a .386 clip (22-for-57) with two outs … batted .370 with six home runs and 13 RBI in 16 games against other NCAA Championship qualifiers during the regular season … led all Notre Dame batters with 23 two-out RBI … paced all ACC batters with a 1.111 slugging percentage, nine home runs, 33 RBI and 70 total bases in conference play, and was second with a .508 league batting average and nine doubles, while ranking third with a .543 on-base percentage … hit first home run of the season, and added a double, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over No. 23 Louisville (Feb. 16) … came through with a key pinch-hit, two-run double against BYU (Feb. 20) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic … perfect 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs the following day against UC Davis (Feb. 21) … smashed a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against California (Feb. 22) … chipped in two hits, including a double, and three RBI later in the day against Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 22) … blasted first career grand slam and scored three runs in return from illness in series finale at Georgia Tech (March 9) to give Notre Dame its first ACC series victory … 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in opening game of an ACC set at Virginia Tech (March 15) … homered for the second straight game against the Hokies in the nightcap (March 15) … ripped two hits and scored three runs against Ball State (April 1) … two-run home run and three total RBI the following day in non-conference home start versus Michigan State (April 2) … tied a program single-game record with three doubles during a 3-for-4 first game of an ACC doubleheader at North Carolina (April 9) … drove in a pair of runs to complete the Notre Dame sweep of the Tar Heels (April 9) in the nightcap … reached base in all three plate appearances, adding a double and two RBI in a win over No. 7 Florida State (April 13) … 2-for-4 outing with a solo home run in the second game of the day against the Seminoles (April 13) … enjoyed best career series at Virginia, opening weekend with a 2-for-3 performance that included two doubles and two runs scored against the Cavaliers (April 18) … added two more hits, including a home run and two RBI, in the nightcap against Virginia (April 18) … tied a program record for hits in a single game by going 5-for-5 with a double and five RBI to help Notre Dame complete the sweep of Virginia (April 19) … homered in three straight games against North Carolina State (April 22), Valparaiso (April 24) and Maryland (April 27) … added a home run and three RBI on ESPNU’s ACC Monday against Maryland (April 28) … game-winning three-run home run clinched a quarterfinal ACC Championship win over Boston College (May 8) … 4-for-8 with a double and three RBI in two games against Long Beach State (May 16-17) during the NCAA Los Angeles Regional.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team in only season playing in the conference – was the first Notre Dame freshman to earn all-conference honors since Laura Winter (2011) … finished freshman season with the ninth-best career fielding percentage (.988) among Irish players with 150 or more career chances … led all Irish freshmen with a .259 batting average, two home runs, 13 RBI and 10 runs in 42 games (27 starts) … made first career start at first base at Charlotte (Feb. 9), contributing an RBI and making 11 putouts in the field … picked up first career hit, a three-run home run in the second inning, as part of a 2-for-3 day against Cal Poly (Feb. 15) … logged an RBI single and scored a run against Liberty (Feb. 23) … clocked a two-run double in only at-bat against Boston College (March 2) … had second career multi-hit game the following day against Maryland (March 3) … registered a pinch-hit RBI single at the ASU Diamond Devil Invitational against New Mexico State (March 10) … 1-for-2 with a double against Iona (March 15) … roped a pinch-hit two-run single in the second game of a BIG EAST doubleheader at Georgetown (April 3) … smashed second home run of the season and scored three runs during the first game of a doubleheader against Rutgers (April 14) … recorded an RBI single to help the Irish cause at Pittsburgh (April 20).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time all-conference choice while prepping at Mater Dei (Calif.) … competed on the travel circuit with the California Angels … led Angels to the 2011 ASA 18-under Champions Cup title, while also winning the same event in 2009 in the 16-under division … team Most Valuable Player as a senior … missed the bulk of her junior season with an injury but managed to hit .423 in 15 games with 13 RBI … first team all-Trinity League choice in 2010 while Mater Dei claimed the league title … named team’s defensive MVP as a sophomore … first team all-league selection as a freshman … also earned team’s “Clutch Hitter” award after Mater Dei won the Trinity League trophy in 2009 … follows the footsteps that Mater Dei graduate and Irish All-American third baseman Heather Johnson (`11) took to the Golden Dome … Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte also prepped at Mater Dei … daughter of Marie O’Beck, who played softball at Long Beach State … member of the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, campus ministry and Renaissance Club … hails from the same area as Irish teammates Casey Africano and Karley Wester … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing.