Wildcats knock off the Wolverines in a battle between two of the nation's elite squads.
2007: Named to USA Softball's Player of the Year Watch List ... Second-team NFCA All-America selection ... Big Ten Pitcher of the Year ... First-team NFCA All-Mideast Region ... First-team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament Team selection ... Racked up a 33-11 record, tying Lisa Ishikawa's Northwestern single-season wins record set in 1984 ... Finished career with a 97-35 mark, also tying three-time All-American Ishikawa's NU career wins record ... Struck out 386 batters, the second-most in school history, to become the only Wildcat pitcher ever to fan more than 300 batters in multiple seasons ... Earned her first save of the year with 1.2 perfect innings of relief against No. 8 Stanford (2/10) ... Tossed a five-inning, two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in NU's win over Portland State (2/16) ... Threw the third no-hitter of her career and the first in NU history against a Pac-10 team with a six-inning, 10-1 win over No. 11 California (2/17) ... Tossed a two-hit shutout of BYU on 2/23, striking out a season-best 16 batters ... Earned her second save of the year in a win over Cal Poly (2/24) ... Later that night, fanned 11 batters in a complete-game victory against No. 2 Arizona State ... Struck out 14 in a win against Texas Tech on 3/2 ... Threw 4.2 innings of scoreless relief to get the win against Oklahoma State (3/4) ... Tossed a pair of one-hit shutouts at the Tiger Invitational, first striking out 12 in six innings against Western Illinois (3/16) before fanning nine in five innings against Missouri (3/18) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after her performance at the Tiger Invitational (3/20) ... Struck out 12 in a complete-game win over Saint Louis (3/20) ... Fanned 12 in a two-hit, nine-inning, 2-1 victory against No. 9 Michigan in a nonconference matchup at the Women 4 Women Invitational in Louisville, Ky. ... Struck out 10 in a five-inning win against No. 25 California ... Repeated as Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on March 26 ... Pitched 6.1 innings of relief against No. 10 Michigan, allowing one run to earn the win (3/31) ... Tied her seven-inning career-high with 17 strikeouts in a 2-1 win at Purdue (4/6) ... Threw a one-hit, 11-strikeout shutout against Penn State on 4/15 ... Tossed a 12-strikeout performance, surrending only an unearned run in a 2-1 win over Wisconsin (4/20) ... Struck out 11 in another tight, 2-1 victory, this time over Iowa (4/28) ... Fanned eight in a one-hit shutout of No. 14 DePaul (5/3) in the first game of a doubleheader ... Entered the second game against DePaul, getting the final out on one pitch to earn her third save of the year ... Threw a three-hit shutout with 12 Ks in a first-round win against Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament (5/10) ... Fanned her 300th batter of the season against Ohio State (5/12) ... Threw three perfect innings for her fourth save of the year against Wright State in the NCAA Regional (5/18) ... Struck out 14 to beat Illinois State in the NCAA Regional on 5/19, then fanned 11 Redbirds in the Regional championship on 5/20 ... Fanned 12 in a two-hit victory against South Carolina in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional (5/25) ... Came back to toss a two-hit shutout with 10 Ks in game two against the Gamecocks (5/26) ... Struck out 11 and tossed a one-hit shutout against No. 9 Arizona State at the Women's College World Series (5/31) ... Pitched her second shutout of the World Series in a 7-0 win against No. 7 Baylor (6/2).
2006: Tied the NCAA Division I single-game strikeout record with 28 in an 18-inning, complete game win at Minnesota on 4/23 ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection ... First-team NFCA All-Mideast Region and second-team All-America honoree ... Earned a league-best four Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors (3/21, 4/18, 4/23, 5/1) ... Also earned a Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Player of the Week nod ... Led Big Ten with a 0.50 ERA and a .125 opponents batting average in conference games ... Had 26 wins and 383 strikeouts, both ranking second in NU single-season history ... Her 383 K's eclipsed her total strikeouts in her first two seasons combined (373) ... Ranked third in NU single-season annals with 17 shutouts on the year ... Began season with a two-hit shutout of No. 15 Oregon State (2/10), striking out 11 ... Earned her first save of the year with three innings of shut-out ball against Syracuse (2/12) ... Threw a one-hit shutout of No. 8 California on 2/18, striking out a career-high 14 batters ... Tossed a one-hit shutout of Cal State Fullerton with 10 strikeouts on 3/3 ... Whiffed 13 batters in 6.2 innings of work against No. 6 Stanford on 3/4 ... Struck out 13 batters in a three-hit shutout of of Kansas on 3/17 ... Fanned a career-best 17 batters, and came within a second-inning infield single of a no-hitter in a 5-0 shutout of Hawaii (3/20) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week after posting a 3-0 record with a 0.67 ERA and 37 strikeouts during Spring Break in Hawaii ... Throw second-career no-hitter in a six-inning, 10-0 win at Cal State Fullerton on 3/23 ... Threw a three-hitter with six strikeouts in a 3-2 win at No. 1 UCLA on 3/26 ... Opened Big Ten season with a five-inning, one-hit shutout of Wisconsin (3/31) ... Pitched another one-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a 3-1 win over Iowa on 4/2 ... Threw a three-hit shutout with 11 whiffs at Penn State (4/7) ... Struck out 10 in a five-inning, three-hit shutout of UIC on 4/11 ... Shut out Indiana in her next outing on 4/14, throwing a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts ... Threw her third-consecutive shutout with a 15-strikeout, three-hit effort against Purdue (4/16) ... Pitched a one-hit shutout at Michigan State (4/28) ... Earned win in second game of series with 4.1 innings of two-hit, shutout relief ... Allowed just one unearned run and fanned nine in win over No. 12 Michigan ... Threw a two-hit, nine-inning shutout with 11 strikeouts at DePaul (5/2) ... Tossed a four-hit shutout with 12 K's at Illinois (5/6) ... Struck out 300th batter of the season in a 4-1 win over Illinois in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament (5/12) ... Fired one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts against Southern Illinois (5/19) in the NCAA Regional ... Earned another one-hit shutout with six K's in the decisive game three of the Super Regional against
Massachusetts (5/27) ... Held the nation's best offense to a single
hit -- after it has not been held under four all season -- in NU's 2-0 win over Tennessee at the WCWS (6/2) ... Then earned an eight-inning victory over No. 1 UCLA (6/4) to put NU into the WCWS title series ... Named to WCWS All-Tournament Team.
2005: Held a pair of opponents to just one run in two five-inning wins at the Pepsi Arizona Softball Classic ... Threw six scoreless innings against No. 3/2 Arizona, striking out 10 batters in a 4-3 complete-game, eight-inning loss (2/5) ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on 2/8 for her performance at the Pepsi Arizona Softball Classic ... Struck out a career-high 12 batters in a 2-1 loss to Bethune-Cookman (2/11) ... Tossed a five-hit shutout against Florida Atlantic (2/12) ... Pitched 5.1 innings of two-hit, scoreless relief to earn the win against Boston College (2/13) ... Struck out eight in six innings of work to pick up the win over No. 12 Washington (2/27) ... Tossed a four-hit combined shutout against Nevada (3/5) ... Came back that night to hold No. 3 Stanford--a team batting .350 entering the game--to just three hits and one unearned run in a 6-1 victory ... Threw 6.2 innings against No. 5 Stanford on 3/25 to again defeat the Cardinal, allowing two runs while striking out six batters ... Threw NU's fourth-ever perfect game in a five-inning, 10-0 win against Illinois on 4/1 ... Earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time during the year on 4/4 ... Earned Big Ten wins against Minnesota (4/9), Wisconsin (4/10), Indiana (4/15) and Purdue (4/17) ... Threw a two-hit shutout of Penn State on 4/24 ... Whiffed 10 in a complete game victory over No. 25 DePaul on 5/3 ... Whiffed six batters in a row at No. 1 Michigan on 5/7, including a swinging K of Tiffany Haas, who entered the game with just two whiffs in 191 at-bats to rank second in the nation ... Threw a complete game two-hitter, allowing just one run in an elimination game against Notre Dame (5/22) during the NCAA Regional ... Pitched three innings in the championship game to earn the save ... Earned second-team All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Mideast Region honors.
2004: Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors ... A second-team All-Big Ten and NFCA All-Region selection ... Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on 4/26 ... Won 11 consecutive decisions from 3/24 to 5/15 ... Recorded ten or more strikeouts in seven outings ... Threw eight shutouts on the year and combined for another ... Tossed two innings of relief during a doubleheader on 5/5 at DePaul, striking out all six batters she faced ... Earned her first career save on 4/25 against Purdue ... Had a 25-inning scoreless streak from 4/4 to 4/16 ... Registered a 22-inning scoreless streak from 3/6 to 3/20 ... Named to Big Ten All-Tournament team ... Pitched six shutout innings in relief against South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament to earn the win ... Finished with a team best 19-5 record.
High School: Named league and section MVP in 2003 ...Team MVP 2002, 2003 ...Earned All-league honors in 2002, 2003 ...Set a North State season record in 2003 with 372 strikeouts ...Tossed six career no-hitters with three perfect games ...Had a miniscule 0.025 ERA in 2002 and a 0.28 ERA in 2003 ...Honorable mention EAL in 2001 ...Named to California high sports all-star team ...Named Paradise Post/Paradise High School Athlete of the Year ...Also played volleyball and basketball.
Personal: Born Eileen Michelle Canney on 1/22/85 ...Daughter of Pat and Lori Canney ...Chose Northwestern over Missouri, BYU and Santa Clara ...Major is human development and pyschological services.