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#3 Ally Carda
Position: Pitcher/Utility
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Pleasant Grove HS

Carda 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 a school-record 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 career-high, 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 ... reached in nine of her 12 plate appearances in the Oregon State series (May 9-11) on three hits, four walks and two hit by pitches ... scored in all three contests, driving in a pair on a solo homer and an RBI single on May 10 ... fanned six in five innings and tossed four hitless frames versus CSU Bakersfield on May 4, ending the shutout win with three hits allowed ... struck out seven and allowed only one earned run 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, allowing three unearned runs ... 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), adding hits in each contest ... picked up the win on April 11, striking out seven in 3 2/3 hitless innings, allowing just two walks ... struck out five in five shutout frames on April 12, giving up a hit and a walk, while also recording two hits (double, triple), walking twice and scoring the game-winning run ... fanned eight in seven innings of relief on April 13 ... posted a pair of hits and two RBI to go with a win in the circle at Utah on April 6 (Game 1), striking out two in four innings ... 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 and giving up an unearned run while striking out five, also scoring a pair of runs ... had a pair of singles on March 30 versus the Cardinal ... picked up the win in relief on March 22 against #2 Arizona State, striking out one in 1 2/3 frames of scoreless ball, 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 and allowing an unearned run and four hits 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 and giving up one earned run 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 and giving up seven hits ... 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 and giving up two unearned runs and two hits in four innings, also driving in a run ... tossed a complete-game victory against Oklahoma State (Feb. 23), striking out five and allowing an unearned run and four hits, 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 ... earned the win versus San Jose State (Feb. 16) with 3 1/3 frames of shutout relief, striking out four and giving up only two hits ... posted a win against #20 Hawai’i (Feb. 15), fanning nine in five innings and giving up a run and two hits, also going 2-for-2 at the plate with a two-run homer and a double ... struck out nine in six innings against #17 Texas A&M on Feb. 10 ... homered against Wright State on Feb. 9 and also tossed an inning of scoreless relief with two strikeouts ... had a walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the seventh against McNeese State on Feb. 9, also picking up the win in the circle after retiring the final batter of the top of the seventh ... fanned eight in five frames of one-hit, shutout ball in the season opener versus Wright State (Feb. 8), also scoring the game’s only run, coming around from second base on a wild pitch in the first inning ... named 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 earned run average and 97 strikeouts in 120 innings, while hitting .290 at the plate with four home runs and 25 runs batted in ... appeared in 37 games in the circle, starting 25 ... 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 Loyola Marymount (Feb. 14) ... fanned a season-best 10 in a complete-game win against Boise State on Feb. 17, allowing just one run ... tossed five shutout innings and struck out four in a win against UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 19 ... authored a complete-game shutout versus Long Beach State on March 9, striking out seven in five innings and giving up just two hits ... 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 innings of shutout ball against Stanford on April 10 ... also had wins versus Utah (April 21), Stanford (April 11), Cal Poly (March 27), UC Santa Barbara (March 24), Pittsburgh (March 11) and Fordham (March 2) ... struck out five against Stanford (April 10), Michigan State (March 7), Texas (Feb. 25) and UCF (Feb. 18) ... 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 ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI at LMU ... 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 ... drove in three runs and had two hits in the second game of a twinbill at Cal Poly ... 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 ... drove in a pair of runs against Hofstra (March 4) and Long Beach State ... had a pair of hits versus Pittsburgh and UCSB (March 24).

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 strikeouts, 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 with current UCLA senior Alyssa Tiumalu ... 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
TOTALS .320 106-101 284 58 91 12 2 22 75 173 .609 46 9 42 1 .426 4 6 2-3

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
TOTALS 2.70 36-15 83 52 16 4/9 1 326.2 255 152 126 159 314

Ally Carda's Hitting Game Highs
AT-BATS 5, Six Times (last vs. UAB, 5/19/13)
RUNS SCORED 3, at Arizona (4/19/13)
HITS 3, Four Times (last vs. UC Santa Barbara, 4/24/13)
RUNS BATTED IN 5, vs. North Dakota State (3/12/13)
DOUBLES 1, 12 Times (last vs. UAB, 5/17/13)
TRIPLES 1, vs. Georgia (2/24/12)
1, vs. California (4/12/13)
HOME RUNS 2, vs. North Dakota State (3/12/13)
2, at Arizona (4/19/13)
TOTAL BASES 9, vs. North Dakota State (3/12/13)
WALKS 2, Seven Times (last vs. UAB, 5/19/13)
SACRIFICE HITS 1, Six Times (last vs. UC Santa Barbara, 4/24/13)
SACRIFICE FLIES 1, Four Times (last at Oregon State, 5/11/13)
STOLEN BASES 1, vs. UC Davis (2/17/12)
1, vs. UNLV (3/10/13)
HIT BY PITCHES 1, Nine Times (last at Oregon State, 5/10/13)

Ally Carda's Pitching Game Highs
INNINGS PITCHED 11.1, vs. UAB (5/19/13)
STRIKEOUTS 11, at Arizona (4/18/13)
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