UCLA Softball BIO
Ally Carda
Player Profile:
Ally Carda 1264379
Position: Pitcher/Utility
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
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.

Was named First Team NFCA All-Region and All-Pac-12 after posting a .339 batting average, 18 home runs and 50 runs batted in at the plate and a 23-10 record, a 2.30 earned run average and 217 strikeouts in 206 2/3 innings in the circle ... was first on the team in wins, ERA and strikeouts, second in homers, third in RBI and fourth in average ... was also second in walks (31), slugging (.695) and on base percentage (.447), tied for second in hit by pitches (5), third in total bases (123) and tied for first in sacrifice flies (2) ... started all 60 games (27 at P, 26 at 1B, 6 in RF, 1 at DP) ... tied for fourth on the team with 15 multiple-hit games and was third with 12 multi-RBI contests ... tied for 17th nationally in homers and tied for 38th in wins and was one of three players in the Top 50 in both categories ... tied for third among Pac-12 hitters in homers, fifth in slugging, tied for fifth in total bases and tied for 10th in RBI ... was also third among league pitchers in strikeouts, fourth in innings, tied for fourth in wins, fifth in opposing batting average and sixth in ERA ... reached base in 38 straight games (Feb. 23-April 27) and 49 of her last 50 contests ... had 10 complete games and was a part of seven shutouts (three solo) ... struck out at least seven in 14 games ... had a .992 fielding percentage with just two errors in 245 chances and no miscues in Pac-12 play in 118 opportunities ... posted a nine-game hitting streak (April 7-26), batting .361 (13-for-36) with four homers, 10 RBI and nine runs ... hit .333 (6-for-18) with two homers and three RBI at the Louisville Regional (May 17-19), going 1-0 in the circle with a 1.72 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings ... struck out seven in a career-high 11 1/3 innings against UAB on May 19 (second game), homering in the early contest with the Blazers ... hit a two-run homer against #12 Louisville on May 18, picking up the win in the circle with three shutout innings, and posted two hits earlier in the day versus IPFW ... hit a solo homer at Oregon State on May 10 ... fanned six in five shutout innings versus CSU Bakersfield on May 4 ... struck out seven in a six-inning victory against Loyola Marymount (May 1) ... went 3-for-3 with four RBI and a two-run homer against UC Santa Barbara on April 24 ... three of her four hits in the series at #22 Arizona (April 18-20) were homers ... had a solo shot on April 18 and a pair of homers (solo and two-run) on April 19 ... recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts in eight innings of relief on April 18 ... picked up the win on April 20 over the Wildcats, striking out five ... pitched 15 consecutive scoreless innings of relief over three games against #8 California (April 11-13), striking out seven in 3 2/3 hitless innings in game one, five in five shutout frames in game two and eight in seven innings of relief in game three ... posted a pair of hits and two RBI to go with a win in the circle at Utah on April 6 (Game 1) ... went 2-for-3 at the plate and struck out eight in a complete-game one-hitter in the first of a doubleheader against #17 Washington on April 2 ... earned the win against #15 Stanford on March 29, tossing four hitless innings of relief while striking out five ... had a pair of singles on March 30 versus the Cardinal ... picked up the win in relief on March 22 against #2 Arizona State, also hitting a two-run, first-inning homer ... had career highs with two homers and five RBI against North Dakota State on March 12, going 3-for-3 ... also earned the win in the circle, striking out seven in five innings ... picked up a win against UNLV on March 10, striking out seven in a complete-game effort ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Charleston Southern (March 10) ... had a seven-game hitting streak from March 2-9, batting .611 (11-for-18) with three homers and 11 RBI ... homered in both ends of a doubleheader on March 8 ... recorded three hits, four RBI and a homer versus Long Beach State, also picking up the win in the circle, striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings ... also homered against Virginia Tech in the first game of the day ... reached in all three plate appearances on two singles and a walk at Cal State Northridge on March 6 ... was a dual threat again on March 3, going 2-for-2 with three RBI and a homer against New Mexico, while tossing a complete-game shutout at San Diego State, striking out six ... recorded a pair of wins on March 2 against Boise State and San Diego, tossing 7 2/3 innings versus Boise and striking out eight, while driving in two runs at USD ... beat Nevada (Feb. 24), striking out seven in four innings ... tossed a complete-game victory against Oklahoma State (Feb. 23), striking out five, also going 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI on a two-run single and a solo homer ... left the yard against Maryland earlier on Feb. 23 ... fanned six in five shutout innings on Feb. 22 to defeat #4 Tennessee, giving up only two hits and one walk ... picked up the win in the circle against Louisiana-Monroe on Feb. 17, striking out six in five innings of one-hit, shutout ball, also hitting a homer ... posted a win against #20 Hawai’i (Feb. 15), fanning nine in five innings, also going 2-for-2 at the plate with a two-run homer ... struck out nine in six innings against #17 Texas A&M on Feb. 10 ... homered against Wright State on Feb. 9 ... had a walk-off, RBI single against McNeese on Feb. 9, also picking up the win in the circle ... Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
Was named to the Second Team NFCA All-West Region squad and the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team after going 13-5 in the circle with a 3.38 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 120 innings, while hitting .290 at the plate with four homers and 25 RBI ... had six complete games and was a part of six shutouts ... picked up victories in her first four appearances, tossing three hitless innings in her collegiate debut against Kentucky on Feb. 10 ... notched another win against UK the next day and fanned five in five innings in a complete game at LMU (Feb. 14) ... fanned a season-best 10 in a win against Boise State on Feb. 17 ... tossed five shutout innings and against UCSB on Feb. 19 ... authored a complete-game shutout versus Long Beach on March 9, striking out seven in five ... tossed five shutout frames and struck out six in a win against Utah State on March 11 ... earned her first save with 1 2/3 of shutout ball against Stanford on April 10 ... had seven multiple-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests at the plate ... recorded RBI in each of her first five contests (nine total) ... had a two-run single in her first game against Kentucky ... posted three RBI on her first-ever homer and a two-run double versus UC Davis (Feb. 17), also stealing her first career base ... went 2-for-3 with two runs and a homer against Fordham ... posted two-run homers against Oregon State (April 1) and Washington (April 13) ... tallied her first-career, three-hit contest against Stanford on April 11.

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. 

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
2012 .290 46-41 107 16 31 5 1 4 25 50 .467 15 4 24 0 .391 2 2 1-1
2013 .339 60-60 177 42 60 7 1 18 50 123 .695 31 5 18 1 .447 2 4 1-2
2014 .394 60-60 175 56 69 11 2 13 55 123 .703 39 16 16 0 .537 1 5 9-18
2015 .328 63-63 183 59 60 15 0 8 50 99 .541 57 11 23 0 .510 0 3 4-5
TOTALS .349 229-224 642 173 220 38 4 43 180 395 .615 142 36 81 1 .482 5 14 15-26

Ally Carda's Career Pitching Statistics
2012 3.38 13-5 37 25 6 1/5 1 120.0 101 65 58 71 97
2013 2.30 23-10 46 27 10 3/4 0 206.2 154 87 68 88 217
2014 1.90 32-5 46 32 18 9/4 2 220.2 169 79 60 65 230
2015 2.62 32-8 49 33 18 9/2 3 240.0 184 106 90 123 281
TOTALS 2.45 100-28 178 117 52 22/15 6 787.1 608 337 276 347 825

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)
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