|Hometown:||Elk Grove, Calif.|
|High School:||Pleasant Grove HS|
Carda was recognized as the back-to-back Pac-12 Player of the Year and was also named NFCA First Team All-American, NFCA West All-Region First Team, All-Pac-12 First Team, All-Pac-12 Defensive Team Honorable Mention, a Top 26 finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year and a Top 10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award ... led the Bruins in the circle with a 32-8 record, a 2.62 earned run average and 281 strikeouts in 240 innings ... held opponents to a .208 batting average, tied for the team lead with three saves and was a part of 11 shutouts, including nine solo blankings ... was sixth in the nation in wins, 14th in shutouts and 15th in strikeouts ... ranked first among Pac-12 hurlers in victories, innings and appearances (49), second in ERA, opponents' batting average and strikeouts and tied for fifth in saves ... at the plate, she was first with 57 walks and tied for first with 11 hit by pitches, second with 15 doubles and a .510 on base percentage and third with 59 runs scored and 50 runs batted in, adding a .328 batting average and eight home runs ... reached base via a hit, walk or hit by pitch in all but six games, including 40 of her last 43 ... had 16 multiple-hit and 11 multiple-RBI games ... drew a walk in 40 of 63 games, including at least two on 15 occasions ... ranked first among Pac-12 hitters in walks, tied for fourth in hit by pitches, seventh in runs scored and ninth in on base percentage and doubles ... had hits in all three games at the Women's College World Series, going 6-for-12 with four runs scored, while also striking out 11 in 21 1/3 innings ... was named to the All-WCWS Team ... went 3-for-5 with two runs and two walks with seven strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings against #4 Auburn (May 30) ... posted a pair of hits, as well as the win in the circle with three strikeouts in seven innings, versus #2 Oregon (May 28) ... picked up both wins at the Los Angeles Super Regional (May 23-24) against #10 Missouri, striking out three in seven innings in game one and four in six innings in game two ... walked twice and had an RBI single in game one, recording a double and a run in game two ... earned all three wins in the circle at the Los Angeles Regional (May 15-17), striking out eight in 18 innings with a 0.78 ERA, while also going 3-for-8 (.375) with a homer and five RBI ... went 2-for-3 with four RBI on a two-run homer and a two-run single against CSUN (May 15), striking out three in five innings ... fanned three in seven innings versus Texas (May 16), adding a double ... struck out two in a three-hit, six-inning shutout of San Diego State on May 17, also drawing a bases-loaded walk ... picked up a win on May 8 at #23 Arizona State, striking out four in five innings, driving in a run in game one of the series on May 7 ... recorded all three wins in the series against #16 Arizona (May 1-3), striking out 18 in 12 innings to earn her fourth Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week award and seventh of her career ... also went 2-for-4 (.500) at the plate with a homer, four RBI, five runs and eight walks ... struck out seven in five innings in game one, walking twice at the plate ... tossed five shutout frames of relief with seven K’s and just one hit allowed in game two, while drawing three free passes ... fanned four in two innings of relief in game three, hitting a three-run homer and drawing three walks, including one with the bases loaded to record four RBI ... earned a pair of wins at Oregon State (April 25-26), striking out five in four innings in game one and six in six frames of relief in game two, belting a two-run homer in the April 25 contest ... was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season (sixth career) on April 20 after posting back-to-back, complete-game wins against #18 California ... tossed a one-hit shutout on April 17 with six strikeouts, fanning nine in seven innings on April 18 ... scored and singled in each of the last two games of the Cal series ... posted four two-hit games in a row against Cal State Fullerton (April 8) and Stanford (April 10-12), hitting a grand slam on April 11 and scoring twice in each of the last two contests ... earned a win on April 10 with eight strikeouts in five innings, tossing two scoreless frames on April 12 ... equaled a career high with 14 strikeouts in a two-hit complete-game victory against #1 Oregon on April 3, also hitting a leadoff homer and adding a single with two runs scored ... had a win and a save in the series at #17 Washington (March 21-23), striking out six in a complete-game four hitter on March 21 and earning the save with 3 2/3 innings of relief with four strikeouts on March 22 ... also had two hits, including an RBI double on March 23 ... struck out 11 in 8 1/3 innings of shutout relief at CSUN on March 26, giving up just two hits to pick up the win, while also recording two hits and an RBI at the dish ... earned two straight NFCA National and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week awards (March 9-10 and 16-17) ... posted two victories and a save in the Utah series (March 13-15), tossing 13 shutout innings with 16 strikeouts ... pitched four frames of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts on March 15, two innings of relief on March 14 and a two-hit, complete-game shutout with seven K’s on March 13 ... also had hits in all three games against the Utes (4-for-8), recording a double in each contest, an RBI in the middle game and two hits and two runs in the last one ... equaled a career best with 14 strikeouts against #13 Baylor on March 10, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning, while posting a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to earn the win ... threw 17 shutout innings with 32 strikeouts at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament (March 6-8) to earn her first NFCA/Pac-12 POW exacta ... tossed her third career no-hitter (107th in UCLA history) and second of the season on March 6 against Illinois, striking out nine and giving up three walks in five innings ... fanned a career-high 14 in six innings versus UC Davis (March 7) in a three-hit shutout ... struck out nine in a one-hit blanking of Providence on March 8 ... tossed her second career no-hitter on Feb. 15 against Boise State, striking out 11 and allowing just two walks ... had another 11-K performance in a win over Northwestern on March 1 ... threw a three-hit shutout over five innings against Wichita State (Feb. 27), striking out seven ... tossed a seven-hit shutout over six innings versus #18 Missouri on Feb. 20, striking out seven ... three of her wins have come in relief on Feb. 5 against Idaho State (2 1/3 IP, 6 K’s), Purdue on Feb. 7 (1.1 IP, 3 K) and Hawai’i on Feb. 14 (3.1 IP, 4 K) ... tossed four shutout frames in a start and win over #24 Texas A&M on Feb. 6 with six strikeouts ... earned the save against Utah State (Feb. 14) with a pair of strikeouts in three innings ... had a pair of two-hit games against Northwestern (Feb. 13/March 1), posting four RBI and a homer in the Feb. matchup and a three-run double in the March contest ... also had a pair of two-hit games against Providence (March 6 & 8), driving in two in the latter contest ... had two-hit affairs versus Idaho State and Texas A&M, homering in each contest and posting four RBI versus A&M and three against ISU ... drove in a pair on a double against #18 Missouri and a single versus UC Davis (March 7).
Carda was named to the 2015 USA Softball Women's National Team on Jan. 8 ... will compete at the World Cup of Softball X (June 29-July 5) in Irvine and the Pan American Games (July 15-26) in Toronto.
Was an NFCA First Team All-American, a Top Three Finalist for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award and Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year, also earning All-Pac-12 First Team and NFCA All-Region First Team honors ... led the Bruins with a 1.90 earned run average, a 32-5 record and 230 strikeouts in 220 2/3 innings ... had 18 complete games and two saves, and was a part of 13 shutouts (nine solo) ... had five double-figure strikeout contests ... was sixth in the nation in wins (second in Pac-12), 19th in shutouts (third in Pac-12) and 31st in strikeouts (third in Pac-12) ... ranked fourth in the conference in ERA ... at the plate, was second with a .394 batting average, tied for first with 55 runs batted in and third with 13 home runs ... also first in hits (69), on base percentage (.537), hit by pitches (16) and total bases (123), second in runs scored (56) and slugging (.703), tied for second in doubles (11) and third in stolen bases (9) ... was 12th in the country and first in the Pac-12 in on base percentage ... ranked first among Pac-12 players in hit by pitches ... first with 17 multiple-hit games and second with 14 multi-RBI contests ... had a career-best, 13-game hitting streak (March 9-April 4), batting .359 (14-for-39) with 11 RBI, nine runs, four doubles, six walks and four homers ... had 43 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run from Feb. 8-23 ... started all 60 games at six different positions (32 at P, 12 at 1B, 6 in LF, 5 in CF, 3 at DP and 2 in RF) ... had three hits in five at-bats (.600) at the Los Angeles Super Regional (May 24-25) versus #14 Kentucky with five walks and an RBI, adding a win and 11 strikeouts in 11 innings in the circle ... walked three times in Game 1, tripled in Game 2 and had a double and an RBI single in Game 3 ... struck out eight in a complete-game win on May 24 ... won twice in the circle at the Los Angeles Regional (May 16-18), posting nine strikeouts in 12 1/3 shutout innings and had three hits in nine at-bats with three walks and two runs ... tossed 4 1/3 innings with four strikeouts on May 18 against #20 Notre Dame, also recording a single and a walk ... fanned two in five innings versus Notre Dame on May 17, singling and scoring ... struck out three in three frames on May 16 against Southern Utah, singling, walking twice and scoring a run ... earned two wins in the circle in the series at #3 Arizona State (May 8-10), striking out 21 in 17 2/3 innings to earn her third Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week award of the season ... also had two hits, both homers, four RBI, six runs and five walks at the plate ... hit the game-tying homer in the seventh and the go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth on May 9, scoring a career-high four runs and also picking up the win with eight strikeouts in seven innings of relief ... tossed 4 2/3 frames of scoreless relief on May 10, also drawing a career-high four walks at the plate ... struck out nine in a complete game on May 8 ... went 4-for-8 (.500) with two homers and six RBI in the Stanford series (May 2-4), also recording both Bruin wins in the circle ... had two hits, including an RBI single, on May 2 ... belted a three-run homer and tossed a three-hit shutout on May 3 and hit a go-ahead, two-run shot in the sixth inning on May 4 ... went 7-for-12 (.583) with a homer, two RBI and five runs to go with a 2-0 record, a save, a 1.11 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings in the Cal series (April 26-27) ... tied a career high with three-hit games in the first of a doubleheader on April 26 and on April 27, hitting a solo homer in the series finale ... earned the win in game one with four shutout innings, picked up a save with 1 2/3 frames of scoreless relief in game two and tossed a complete game in the finale with six strikeouts ... tied a career high with five RBI in the first game of an April 21 doubleheader against Long Beach State on a three-run homer and a two-run, go-ahead single in the seventh, tossing four innings of hitless relief in the nightcap to earn the win, striking out seven and allowing only a walk ... hit her third grand slam of the season and of her career on April 18 against Oregon State, striking out nine in a complete game win on April 17 ... went 2-for-2 against Cal State Northridge (April 15) ... earned the complete-game win at Cal State Fullerton on April 10, striking out seven ... had two hits, including an RBI single, on April 6 at #3 Oregon, also picking up the win with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings ... belted a three-run homer on April 4 ... struck out five in a complete-game win against Utah on March 30 ... had two hits with a solo homer and an RBI single on March 28 versus the Utes, tossing five shutout innings with five strikeouts ... was named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week for the second time on March 25, going 2-0 with 20 strikeouts in 18 innings in the series at #5 Washington (March 22-24) ... tossed a four-hit shutout on March 24, striking out five ... struck out seven in four innings of relief on March 23, giving up one earned run and five hits while also homering at the plate ... fanned eight in a complete-game win on March 22, allowing two unearned runs and four hits ... had two wins and a save in the series against #6 Arizona (March 15-17), tossing a two-hit shutout with five strikeouts on March 15, winning in relief on March 16 and fanning seven in 4 2/3 of shutout ball to record a save on March 17 ... on March 9, homered against Georgetown and picked up a win over Bakersfield ... tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in a complete-game win over Loyola Chicago (March 8), also going 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles, a triple and two RBI ... belted her second grand slam of the season and career against Loyola Chicago (March 7) ... fanned 10 in a three-hit shutout win versus UNLV on March 7, driving in and scoring two runs ... earned a win in relief against #4 Michigan on March 4 ... received NFCA and USA Softball National Player of the Week honors, as well as Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week after her play at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic ... hit .429 (6-for-14) with four RBI, five runs and four steals to go with a 4-0 record, a 0.67 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 21 innings at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (Feb. 21-23) ... had two RBI, two runs and three steals against New Mexico on Feb. 23, striking out seven in six innings in a win earlier in the day versus #11 Nebraska ... fanned five in five frames versus Maryland (Feb. 22), giving up four unearned runs and going 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored ... picked up the win earlier Feb. 22 against #16 Missouri, striking out five in three innings of relief, giving up just one hit and one walk ... also had two hits and an RBI versus the Tigers ... struck out 10 against #13 Oklahoma (Feb. 21), allowing two unearned runs in a complete-game effort ... fanned 10 against Loyola Marymount (Feb. 16) ... belted the first grand slam of her career versus UC Davis earlier Feb. 16, recording two hits ... struck out six in a three-hitter versus Western Kentucky on Feb. 15, adding two hits, two RBI, two runs and a stolen base ... tossed a one-hitter, retiring the last 20 batters of the game while striking out 11, which tied a career high, against UC Davis on Feb. 14 ... also had two hits and scored twice ... tossed the first no-hitter of her career (105th in UCLA history) in the season-opening victory against Delaware on Feb. 6, striking out six and giving up just two walks in five innings ... fanned six in five innings in a win at Hawai’i (Feb. 8) ... had three-hit games against Hampton (Feb. 7) and Hawai’i (Feb. 8) ... drove in two, scored twice and stole a base versus Hampton.
Helped Team USA to the 2011 ISF Junior Women’s World Championship gold medal in Cape Town, South Africa (Dec. 6-17) ... went 2-1 with 23 strikeouts in 13 innings, including a 14-strikeout, no-hitter on Dec. 9 against China ... also hit .500 with seven runs batted in ... has been a member of the Junior Women’s National Team since 2009, helping the U.S. to gold at the 2010 Pan American Championship ... allowed no hits or runs in six innings with 14 K’s, hitting .353 with seven RBI.
PLEASANT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
Carda played pitcher and first base at Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. ... was a three-time All-Delta River League and Sacramento River Cats All-City Team selection (‘09-’11) ... had a 1.14 earned run average and 177 strikeouts in 117 innings to go with a .500 batting average and seven home runs as a senior ... recorded 331 strikeouts in 169 innings and a 0.54 ERA as a junior, and also hit .512 with 15 doubles and four home runs, as she earned Sacramento River Cats Softball Player of the Year and ESPN RISE First All-Tournament Team honors ... was the Sacramento Bee Player of the Year and ESPN Rise First Team in 2009 in helping the Eagles to their first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title ... played club with Lady Magic.
Born Allyson Nicole Carda on Jan. 15, 1993 in Sacramento, Calif. ... parents are Heather and Jim Carda ... has two brothers, Eric and Jack ... says she chose to play softball because it gives her a rush every time she steps on to the field ... favorites include band “Blink 182”, actor Russell Brand, the movie “A Walk to Remember” and the San Francisco Giants ... thing she likes the most about softball is that there is always a chance to redeem yourself and do better each pitch, each at-bat, each game ... biggest athletic thrill so far was committing to be a Bruin ... majoring in sociology.
Ally Carda's Career Hitting Statistics
Ally Carda's Career Pitching Statistics
Ally Carda's Hitting Game Highs
|AT-BATS||5, Nine Times (last vs. Auburn, 5/30/15)|
|RUNS SCORED||4, at Arizona State (5/9/14)|
|HITS||3, 10 Times (last vs. Auburn, 5/30/15)|
|RUNS BATTED IN||5, vs. North Dakota State (3/12/13)
5, vs. Long Beach State (4/21/14)
|DOUBLES||2, vs. Loyola Chicago (3/8/14)|
|TRIPLES||1, Four Times (last vs. Kentucky, 5/25/14)|
|HOME RUNS||2, vs. North Dakota State (3/12/13)
2, at Arizona (4/19/13)
2, at Arizona State (5/9/14)
|TOTAL BASES||9, vs. North Dakota State (3/12/13)|
|WALKS||4, at Arizona State (5/10/14)|
|SACRIFICE HITS||1, 14 Times (last vs. UC Davis, 3/7/15)
|SACRIFICE FLIES||1, Five Times (last vs. New Mexico, 2/23/14)
|STOLEN BASES||3, vs. New Mexico (2/23/14)|
|HIT BY PITCHES||2, vs. Nebraska (2/23/14)
2, vs. UNLV (3/7/14)
2, at Cal State Fullerton (4/10/14)
Ally Carda's Pitching Game Highs
|INNINGS PITCHED||11.1, vs. UAB (5/19/13)|
|STRIKEOUTS||14, vs. UC Davis (3/7/15)
14, vs. Baylor (3/10/15)
14, vs. Oregon (4/3/15)