#23 Stephanie Mola
AS A SENIOR (2009): Steady contributor throughout her senior campaign … appeared in 27 games with 13 starts … scored five runs while tallying five hits … drove in one run during a 1-for-2 effort at UNLV (March 8) while tacking on an assist … drew one walk against Western Michigan (March 25) … laid down four sacrifice hits … recorded seven putouts from the outfield … did not commit a single error, finishing her career with just one fielding fault in 119 games played … scored runs in three consecutive contests from April 8-April 14.
AS A JUNIOR (2008): A preseason wrist injury hindered her from contributing on defense, but was able to step in and make an impact on the basepaths with her speed and craftiness … tallied scores during pinch-running efforts against Towson (March 14) and Charleston Southern (March 15) … stole her first base of the season against Towson (March 15) … touched the plate for a run at Seton Hall (April 6) … had a hit in her first at-bat of the season at South Florida (April 20) … was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored at Purdue (April 22) … laid down a sacrifice at Pittsburgh (May 3) … totaled six runs and one hit on the season with two swiped bags.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): A staple in the Irish outfield rotation … managed 10 hits while seeing action in 27 contests … scored nine runs on the season … did not commit a single error in 19 chances for a perfect 1.000 fielding clip … walked and had a sacrifice bunt against Auburn (Feb. 16) … was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base against Tennessee Tech (Feb. 17) … walked and scored once against California (Feb. 23) … scored a run against UNLV (Feb. 24) … notched a single and crossed the plate against Jacksonville (March 2) … went 2-for-3 and scored against Eastern Kentucky (March 11) … had a 1-for-3 afternoon with an RBI against UCLA (March 11) … wore a pitch to get the free bag against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 16) … had a hit in the first game of a twinbill with Seton Hall (March 25) … scored a run in the second game against the Pirates … worked the count for a walk against Pittsburgh (March 31) … went 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Syracuse (April 1) … included in the sweep of the Orange was her third two-hit game of the season … earned the start in right field against Eastern Michigan (April 10) … saw time at the dish against DePaul (April 29) and Villanova (May 6) … inserted into the NCAA Tournament game against Illinois State (May 19) as a pinch runner.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Saw her first collegiate action on opening day with an at-bat against BYU (Feb. 17) … came off the bench in a key situation against Arizona State (March 16) … led off the bottom of the seventh inning by reaching on a fielding error at third base and eventually scored on Stephanie Brown[apos]s walk-off, two-run homer … logged her first career hit in her first start – as Notre Dame[apos]s designated player – in game two at Western Michigan (March 25) … started her first career game in the defensive lineup against Bowling Green (March 20) … started in the outfield in Notre Dame[apos]s second game of a doubleheader against Connecticut (April 1) … with the score tied in the bottom of the eighth, 1-1, she singled and eventually scored the winning run on Mallorie Lenn[apos]s RBI-double to defeat the Huskies … posted the first multiple-hit game of her career at Syracuse (April 8) in game two, going 2-for-5 with a run scored … finished the doubleheader at Pittsburgh (April 9) 2-for-7 with her first career RBI in game one … 2-for-3 with two singles in game one at St. John[apos]s (May 7) … 1-for-3 with a run scored in game two against the Red Storm … started all seven games of the BIG EAST Tournament and NCAA Tournament in right field.
THE MOLA FILE: Played prep ball at St. John Neumann (Naples, Fla.), where she earned four letters with the softball squad … two-time team MVP and an all-county selection after her senior season … earned second-team all-state honors in 2004 … a multi-dimensional player who appeared in the outfield, first base and in the circle as a pitcher … led the county with a school-record 39 stolen bases in 2004 … in 2005, her senior season was cut short due to injury … hit .462 as a junior with 30 hits in 65 at-bats … also competed in basketball and golf for her high school … nominated for the Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman award … dedicated to extracurricular activities as a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, SADD and the St. Vincent DePaul Society … from the same area of Florida as former Irish pitcher Michelle Moschel … daughter of Mary Beth and David Mola … youngest of three daughters … has two older sisters, Kristen and Danielle … comes to Notre Dame from a large Irish-Catholic family … born Aug. 24, 1987, in Norwalk, Conn. … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business and the College of Arts & Letters with degrees in business and education.
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