Carda 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).
Carda 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.
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 with current UCLA junior 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 singer Adele, 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 ... undecided on a major.
Ally Carda's Hitting Statistics
Ally Carda's Pitching Statistics
Ally Carda's Hitting Highs
4, Four Times (last at Cal Poly, 3/27/12)
2, vs. UC Davis (2/17/12) 2, vs. Fordham (3/2/12)
3, vs. Stanford (4/11/12)
RUNS BATTED IN
3, vs. UC Davis (2/17/12) 3, at Cal Poly (3/27/12)
1, Five Times (last at Cal Poly, 3/27/12)
1, vs. Georgia (2/24/12)
1, Four Times (last at Washington, 4/13/12)
6, vs. UC Davis (2/17/12)
2, vs. Missouri (2/26/12)
1, at San Diego State (2/19/12) 1, vs. Michigan (3/2/12)
1, at Loyola Marymount (2/14/12) 1, vs. UC Santa Barbara (2/19/12)
1, vs. UC Davis (2/17/12)
HIT BY PITCHES
1, Four Times (last at Washington, 4/14/12)
Ally Carda's Pitching Highs
7.0, vs. Boise State (2/17/12) 7.0, vs. Texas (2/25/12) 7.0, vs. Fordham (3/2/12)