2010-11 Softball
Catherine McDaniel
Catherine McDaniel
Catherine McDaniel

HOMETOWNMelbourne, Fla.

At A Glance
Closes out her three-year career at FGCU with the fourth-best ERA in program history at 2.16 and sits in fourth with 48 career wins … finishes in third in the record book with 347 strikeouts over 474 innings pitched, while giving up just 1.49 walks per seven innings.

As A Redshirt Senior (2011)
Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team … was sixth in the conference with a 1.56 ERA, while striking out 124 in 170 innings in 2011 … recorded a 16-10 record and an outstanding 9-1 mark in conference play, which led the league … picked up her first two career saves this season while tossing five shutouts and two one-hitters … gave up just 24 walks all season to rank 11th in the country in walks allowed per seven innings (0.99) … had a tremendous outing against Florida (Feb. 11), holding the Gators scoreless until the sixth inning in a 6-0 loss, tossing five strikeouts in 6.2 innings and surrendering two walks … picked up her first win of the season against Marshall (Feb. 12), fanning four batters and giving up just three hits … struck out six Michigan State (Feb. 18) batters … earned a 2-1 win versus Albany (Feb. 27) in seven innings, tossing five Ks … pitched a complete game against St. John’s (Mar. 6) with four strikeouts to earn the win … picked up the win against Creighton (Mar. 10) … fanned five batters in a win against Weber State (Mar. 11) … had five straight wins from April 3 to April 14 in conference play … had eight strikeouts in a 10 inning affair at Kennesaw State (Apr. 3) and followed that with nine strikeouts against the league’s top offensive team in a complete game win against USC Upstate (Apr. 7) … had six Ks in a five inning 14-0 victory versus Lipscomb (Apr. 14) … picked up her first career save in game two against the Bisons … tossed six scoreless innings against Belmont (April 16) with five strikeouts … tossed six strikeouts in back-to-back games at UNF (Apr. 19) and versus Stetson (Apr. 22) … closed out her career with three strikeouts in two innings of relief work earning a save against the Hatters.

As A Redshirt Junior (2010)
Appeared in 28 games, including 25 starts ... pitched 160.1 innings, eighth-most in the conference ... led the team in wins (10), ERA (3.06), complete games (15), and strikeouts (111) ... had at least six strikeouts in eight games … also batted for the first time in her collegiate career ... hit first lifetime home run on against Austin Peay (Mar. 6) ... collected six hits including two doubles ... drove in five runs and scored four times … earned first win of the season against Canisius (Feb. 13) to open the USF Wilson-DeMarini tournament … struck out a season-high 10 batters versus Illinois State (Feb. 14) … followed that with six strikeouts against Wisconsin (Feb. 20) … pitched three straight complete games from Feb. 25 to Mar. 2, tallying five strikeouts in each game … tallied three consecutive wins against Fordham (Mar. 5), Villanova (Mar. 6) and Kennesaw State (Mar. 10) … had eight strikeouts versus BIG EAST foe Villanova … earned back-to-back wins against Dartmouth (Mar. 23) and A-Sun foe Jacksonville (Mar. 25) … tossed six strikeouts against Jacksonville and UNF (Mar. 27) … pitched a complete game victory against ETSU (Apr. 3) … earned a win in the first game against defending A-Sun Tournament champion Campbell (Apr. 8) … had back-to-back wins at Stetson (Apr. 11) and at Belmont (Apr. 16) … had six strikeouts against the Hatters to tie a season-high in conference play … earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.

As A Redshirt Sophomore (2009)
Named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA South All-Region first team ... finished the season with a team-best 22-1 record ... tossed 15 complete games ... registered six shutouts, including a no-hitter (Feb. 20 vs. Fairfield) ... posted an ERA of 1.85 in 143.2 innings ... racked up 112 strikeouts … had 19 straight wins from February 6 to April 15 … had seven strikeouts against UNC Greensboro (Feb. 7) … allowed only one hit in five innings in a 9-0 win against Georgetown (Feb. 13) … tossed eight strikeouts in back-to-back games against A-10 foe Temple (Feb. 14) and Fairfield (Feb. 20) … picked up her sixth win of the season, while giving up 10 hits and striking out a season-high nine against No. 13 DePaul (Feb. 21) … tied her season-high with nine strikeouts against Colgate (Feb. 27) … only gave up two hits against Dartmouth (Feb. 28) … tossed six batters at Hawaii (Mar. 6) … had at least four strikeouts in six conference games … led the team to a 8-0 win against USC Upstate (Mar. 26) with five strikeouts and only three hits … only allowed one hit at Kennesaw State (Apr. 4) and versus Belmont (Apr. 23) … had five strikeouts against the Owls … closed out the season with three consecutive wins at home against Stetson (Apr. 21), Belmont and Lipscomb (Apr. 25) … earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.

At Florida Tech (2008)
Played for Florida Institute of Technology … had a 1.17 ERA and posted a 3-4 record in nine appearances in her first season.

High School
2006 graduate of Eau Gallie High School where she played under Bill Sinclair.

Born October 14, 1987 ... daughter of George and Monrie McDaniel … has one sister, Tami (28) … earned her bachelor degree in criminal justice in 2010 … working towards a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Single-Game Highs
Innings Pitched: 10.0 vs. Kennesaw State (April 3, 2011 game - 1)
Strikeouts: 10 vs. Illinois State (February 14, 2010)

Superlative Stats
Appearances: 77
Relief: 8
Starts: 69
Team Record in Starts: 52-26
4+ Innings: 72
3+ Strikeouts: 62
5+ Strikeouts: 41
7+ Strikeouts: 7
Complete Games: 35