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Kate Poppe
Kate  Poppe


Downingtown, Pa.

High School:
Bishop Shanahan






Poppe Named to All-BIG EAST Second Team

The junior is named to the team for the second consecutive year.


Poppe Recognized by BIG EAST

Kate Poppe was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll.


Poppe and Herschberg earn BIG EAST Honors

Kate Poppe named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week and Lauren Herschberg named to BIG EAST Honor Roll


Poppe and Ayers named to BIG EAST Honor Roll

Kate Poppe and Aleshia Ayers were recognized by the conference for their performances this past weekend.


Poppe Sets Single-Season Innings Record in 5-4 Win Over St. John's

Villanova wins final game of season on Julie Smith's walk-off single in seventh inning


Softball vs. Seton Hall

Villanova hosts Seton Hall for an Easter Monday doubleheader


Softball vs. Georgetown

Villanova makes its home debut in the conference opener against Georgetown


Villanova Softball vs. Robert Morris

Villanova Softball faces Robert Morris on Day 1 of the Delaware Invitational

2016: Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year...Named to First-Team All-BIG EAST....Named NFCA Third Team All-Mideast Region...Appeared in 33 games for the Wildcats including 28 starts....Went 21-12 on the season with an ERA of 2.79....Her 21 wins was a career high and tops in the conference...Recorded 191 strikeouts (tops in BIG EAST) in 185.1 innings pitched...Held opponents to .219 batting average...Recorded her 900th career strikeout on April 10, at Seton Hall...Threw two no-hitters on the season (April 20 at Rider and April 30 at home vs. Butler)...Her five career no-hitters are tied for first in program history...Finishes her career as Villanova’s all-time leader in strikeouts (977) and complete games (79)...Her 977 career strikouts is good for second the NCAA active career strikeouts leaders...Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on April 4....Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll three times (April 18, May 2, and May 9). 

Appeared in 40 games for the Wildcats including 30 starts, seven relief appearances and three games where she didn't pitch... Named to All-BIG EAST Second Team... BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week (March 2)... BIG EAST Honor Roll (Feb. 23, April 6, April 20, May 4)... Broke Villanova's all-time career strikeouts record of 718 previously held by Keri Stoller on April 18 vs. Providence... Tied for first in the BIG EAST in appearances on the mound (37)... First in the conference in games started (30)... Tied for first in the conference in saves (2)... Tied for third in wins (12)... Second in the BIG EAST with an opponents batting average of .225... First in innings pitched with 206.1... Third in the conference in ERA (2.68)... First in the BIG EAST in batters struck out (246)... Earned one hit on the season in the batters box... Had a fielding percentage of .938 on the season. 

Named Second Team All-BIG EAST ... Earned BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week (4/21) and appeared on the conference Honor Roll four times (2/24, 3/10, 3/17, 4/14) ... Played in 49 of the team's 52 games, including a league-high 41 appearances to go with 31 starts on the mound ... Broke the program's single-season strikeout record finishing the year with 284 whiffs ... Ranked eighth in the NCAA in total strikeouts and 15th in the country, averaging 9.1 Ks per seven innings ... Posted team-high marks in wins (13), complete games (18), shutouts (2), saves (1) and led the conference with 219.0 innings pitched ... Held hitters to a conference low .192 batting average and boasted the league's third lowest ERA (2.05) ... Tallied double-digit strikeouts 13 times ... Second on the team with three home runs ... Registered five RBI and 10 runs ... Totaled 14 strikeouts and surrendered only three hits in a complete game shutout victory over Toledo (2/28) ... Whiffed a season-high 15 batters and allowed one run on three hits in a complete game triumph over Cleveland State (3/7) ... Tied season-high with 15 strikeouts and didn't surrender an earned run in a career-high 10.2 inning outing against Creighton (4/5) ... Fanned 12 batters and tossed second-career no-hitter in a shutout win over conference foe Butler (4/12) ... Allowed one run or less in at least 4.0 innings of work a remarkable 19 times ... Surrendered four hits or less in 19 starts ... Didn't give up an earned run in eight starts.

2013: Recognized on the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll twice (Feb. 25, Mar. 11) ... Appeared in a team-high 45 games in the circle with 36 starts as a freshman ... Finished 19-23 with a 2.56 ERA and held opponents to a .225 batting average ... Registered team highs in wins (19), strikeouts (256), complete games (20) and shutouts (5) ... Fanned 256 batters, 27th best mark in the NCAA ... Pitched 237.2 innings, the most in program history ... Dominated Lafayette (Apr. 25) batters with a school record 20 strikeouts en route to the eight no-hitter in program history ... Recorded double-digit strikeouts in four games ... Didn't surrender an earned run in eight starts ... Allowed three hits or less in nine starts.

Bishop Shanahan: Earned four varsity letters in softball ... MVP 2011, 2012 ... Player of the Year 2010, 2011, 2012 ... Most Outstanding Female Athlete 2012 ... First Team All-Chesmont 2010, 2011, 2012 ... Chesmont Player of the Year 2011, 2012 ... Southeast PA Player of the Year 2012 ... First Team All-State ... Team finished second in the state in 2012 ... 938 career strikeouts, .76 ERA, 70 career wins.

Personal: Daughter of Chris and Christine Poppe ... Born 07/28/1994 in Downingtown, Pa. ... Two siblings, Alex and Ali ... Grandfather John Brokars played basketball for Villanova ... Majoring in Marketing and minoring in Entrepreneurship in the Villanova School of Business...Chose Villanova because it was always her dream school...Grew up bleeding blue and white with three generations of Villanovans before her.