Villanova wins final game of season on Julie Smith's walk-off single in seventh inning
Ali Lowe was 2-for-3 for Villanova in final game of weekend
Villanova outhit Cardinals, 4-3, in first game of weekend series
Cardinals scored four runs in top of the sixth inning to retake lead
Only run of the game came on a solo home run in bottom of the first inning
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 ... Studying in the Villanova School of Business.