#14 Monica Torres
AS A SENIOR (2014): Received both the Notre Dame Athletics Community Champion Award and the Francis Patrick O’Connor Award at the year-end athletics O.S.C.A.R.S. ceremony … saw action in 33 games, making first two career starts during senior campaign … scored 15 runs and added four stolen bases as a base running specialist for the Irish … scored first run of the year as a pinch runner against North Dakota State (Feb. 8) … crossed the plate in back-to-back games against California (Feb. 22) and Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 22) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic … chopped a pinch-hit infield RBI single against Radford (March 1) at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic … scored in five straight pinch-run appearances from Georgia Tech (March 9) until a home victory over Ball State (April 1), contributing three stolen bases during that span … added two runs during Notre Dame’s three-game sweep of ACC foe Virginia (April 18-19) … made first career start in right field on Senior Day against Boston College (May 4), going 1-for-3 at the plate … entered the game to score a crucial run as part of a five-run comeback against Virginia Tech (May 9) in the semifinal round of the ACC Championship.
AS A JUNIOR (2013): BIG EAST Academic All-Star … appeared in 31 games as a base running specialist for the Irish, scoring 11 runs and adding two stolen bases … recorded first career hit (a double) and RBI during the season … scored first run of the year as a pinch runner against Washington (Feb. 15) … scored runs in back-to-back games against Cal Poly (Feb. 16) and No. 1 Oklahoma (Feb. 17) as a pinch runner … laced RBI double down the right field line in the fourth inning of a rout against Boston College (March 2) … scored a pair of runs during the Spring Break tournament slate against New Mexico State (March 10) and Northern Illinois (March 15) … crossed the plate in consecutive appearances against Rutgers (April 14) and Pittsburgh (April 20) … stole first base of the season against the Panthers (April 20) … swiped a bag and scored the final Notre Dame run of a first round BIG EAST Championship win over Seton Hall (May 9) … scored second Irish run in the first game of the NCAA Lexington Regional against Virginia Tech (May 17).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): BIG EAST Academic All-Star … utilized as primary pinch runner for the Irish in 31 of 38 games … scored 12 runs … scored a run in five straight games, spanning the series opener at Providence (April 28) to the first game at Pittsburgh (May 5) … recorded a stolen base on April 21 against DePaul and May 11 against St. John[apos]s … registered a putout in the outfield against Cal State Fullerton (March 14).
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Took full advantage of her speed to score 16 runs in 32 games played … had two putouts from the outfield on the defensive side of the field … scored a pair of runs against St. John[apos]s (May 1) … scored 10 runs in the final 11 games of the season … first career run came against Liberty (Feb. 27) … lone stolen base was notched against Providence (April 2) … registered four at-bats.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-sport athlete at Winter Springs (Fla.) while competing in softball and cross country … Winter Springs Athlete of the Year in 2009 and 2010 … three-time scholar-athlete award winner … three-time all-conference … Navy Outstanding Athlete Award winner in 2010 … Marine Distinguished Athlete Award winner in 2010 … with softball coach Mark Huaman at the helm, received four varsity letters while playing in the outfield … led team to final four of state tournament in 2010 … team captain her senior year … three-time all-conference honoree … named to the all-county team her sophomore season … batted .333 with 11 RBI during her junior campaign … while participating in cross-country her senior year, ran a personal best 22:15 over the 5K distance … member of the English Honor Society, National Honor Society and the African Sky Organization during her prep career … National Merit Scholar … National Hispanic Scholar … played for Winter Springs Panthers on the travel circuit … won 2007 state title with the Panthers … daughter of Anne Prucha and Hector Torres … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in political science and Arabic.