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Nov 15, 2012 8:04 PM by Andrew Masuda

Knight to Remember: Dana Bouquet signs with Notre Dame softball

St. Joseph High softball star Dana Bouquet signed a national letter of intent to the University of Notre Dame on Thursday in front of hundreds of friends, family and administrators.

Bouquet is one of the most accomplished athletes in St. Joseph history earning varsity letters in softball, soccer, volleyball and tennis. But she is thrilled to focus on softball at the next level. " I know all of my teammates already and my future coaches. I know I'm going to be in good hands and I think we're really going to have a good competitive team and I can't wait to play for Notre Dame," said Bouquet.

As a junior, she earned First Team All-Pac 7 League honors for softball and was the League's Defensive MVP in girls soccer. Bouquet, who manned the shortstop position, hit .308 with 19 runs scored, 1 home run and 15 RBI last season for the Knights. Bouquet also hit an eye-opening .518 with 43 hits and 16 RBI in 2009 as a freshman at the varsity level.

Notre Dame softball is a member of the Big East Conference, but is due to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Irish went 40-16 last season and reached the NCAA Tournament for the 17th-straight year.

Bouquet, Nipomo pitcher Courtney Cuzick and San Luis Obispo pitcher Andrea Reynolds all signed NLI's on Thursday. All three play on the same traveling club team the San Jose Sting, which is coached by Bob Perales.

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