Ally Carda

Softball

#3
Height: 5'8"
Position: P/1B - R/R
Hometown: Elk Grove, California
School: UCLA
Graduation: 2015


A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2016 WBSC Women's World Championship Gold Medalist
World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist
2015 Japan Cup MVP
Back-to-back Pac-12 Player of the Year
2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 3 Finalist

2011 WBSC Junior World Champion
2010 Pan American (18-Under) Gold Medalist

TEAM USA EXPERIENCE
2015 Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball Silver Medalist
  - Threw 6.1 innings with 12 strikeouts and one hit allowed for a 0.00 ERA
  - Hit .333 (1-for-3) with a home run, 3 RBI and two runs scored
- WBSC Women's World Championship Gold Medalist
   - Went 2-0 in the circle with 11 strikeouts and 11 hits allowed in 12.2 innings pitched for a 2.21 ERA 
   - Hit .200 (2-for-10) with 1 RBI and three runs scored
Japan Cup Silver Medalist

2015 Women's National Team Member
- World Cup of Softball Gold Medalist
- Pitched a no-hitter against Argentina
- Finished the tournament with a 0.00 ERA, nine strikeouts and only one hit allowed
Pan American Games Silver Medalist
Japan Cup Gold Medalist
- Led the U.S. pitching staff with a 0.00 ERA in 14 innings pitched
- Named Japan Cup MVP after pitching the U.S. to a Gold Medal finish
2011 WBSC Junior Women's World Champion

- Hit .500 with seven RBI and eight runs scored
- Was 1-0 in the circle with 23 strikeouts
-2010 Pan American (18-Under) Games Champion
- Started in seven of eight games, seeing time at designated hitter, first base and pitcher
- Worked 6.0 innings in three appearances in the circle, twice in relief
- Went 6-for-17 (.353) with seven RBI and six runs scored

AT UCLA
2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year
2015 NFCA All-American
2015 All Pac-12 Conference
2015 Top 10 Finalist for Senior CLASS Award
2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 3 Finalist

2014 NFCA All-American
2014 Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year
2013 NFCA All-American
2013 All Pac-12 Conference
2012 NFCA Second-Team All-West Region
2012 All Pac-12 Freshman Team

ASA/USA SOFTBALL EXPERIENCE
Has played with the Lady Magic since age 8
16-Under ASA National Champion
14-Under ASA National Championships, Ninth
12-Under ASA National Championships, Third

GETTING TO KNOW CARDA
Parents: Jim and Heather Carda
Siblings: Two brothers, Eric (14) and Jack (13)
What does it mean for you to represent the United States: It is an honor. To think about representing a whole nation is something I never thought I would be able to do. Being here shows just how you can represent something bigger than yourself and that is an amazing feeling.
What she loves the most about softball:I love that you can also learn something new, whether it's about yourself or about the game, you can always improve everyday.
On why she chose to attend UCLA: I chose UCLA because it is the best of both worlds. They hold you to a high standard academically and athletically everyday. Everyone on campus is striving to be the best in the classroom and on their field of choice.

TRIPLE PLAY
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: James Franco and Ellen Degeneres
Three things I hate doing: Laundry and shopping
Three things I love doing: Dancing, softball, going to the beach and rearranging my room
Three things I must have when I leave the house: My car keys (I always forget them when I leave my house though), deodorant and my phone
Three favorite drinks: Coke, cookies and cream milkshakes and orange juice

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