Tigers update record books in a plethora of categories following the 2016 season
Tigers have four players earn SEC postseason honors
Melero, Estell, Carosone & Howard each earn postseason honors
Loss eliminates Tigers from SEC Tournament contention
Tigers and Razorbacks play at 1 p.m. Saturday
6-8-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Final Game
6-7-2016 Oklahoma vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series Championship Game Two
6-5-2016 FSU vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series
6-4-2016 UGA vs Auburn Softball Women's College World Series
6-1-2016 Auburn Softball at ASA Field and team meet and greet
NFCA Second Team All-American (2016)
NFCA All-Region Second Team (2016)
WCWS All-Tournament Team (2016)
SEC Tournament MVP (2016)
SEC All-Defensive Team (2016)
SEC Player of the Week (April 25, 2016)
USA Softball Top 50 Watch List for National Player of the Year (2016)
Preseason All-SEC (2016)
NFCA First Team All-American (2015)
NFCA First-Team All-Southeast Region (2015)
SEC All-Tournament Team (2015)
SEC Tournament MVP (2015)
All-SEC First Team (2015)
SEC All-Defensive Team (2015)
USA Softball Top 10 Finalist for National Player of the Year (2015)
SEC Player of the Week (March 10, 2015)
USA Softball National Player of the Week (March 10, 2015)
Preseason All-SEC (2015)
NFCA Third Team All-American (2014)
NFCA Third Team All-Southeast Region (2014)
All-SEC Second Team (2014)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2013)
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Set five individual program records while being a key contributor to four record-shattering team performances… started a program-first 70 games in the season while breaking the career total with 251 starts… scored 73 runs en route to the program record of 267 in her career… laced 77 hits to highlight a career total of 285, setting the individual career program record… was hit by 25 pitches that keyed a four-year total of 85, crushing the previous program record by 18… hit .399 with 26 extra-base hits, including 13 home runs, and added 67 RBI… slugged .668 and reached base safely at a .544 clip… went a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts… recorded the third-highest total of putouts on the team with 127… tabbed as an NFCA Second Team All-American and NFCA All-Region Second Team honoree… selected as the SEC Tournament MVP, while also garnering SEC All-Defensive Team recognition… tabbed as a preseason all-conference performer, as well as a member of the Top 50 Watch List for the 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award… selected to the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team… named Academic All-SEC… was selected 22nd overall in the National Pro Fastpitch league, becoming the fourth player in program history to be chosen. Game Highlights: Went 7-for-12 with nine runs and five RBI in the opening weekend of the season (2/11-2/14)… racked up three hits, including a double and a home run, and crossed the plate three times against DePaul (2/20)… drew two walks and scored twice versus St. John’s (2/27)… drilled a homer and plated three against Indiana State (2/28)… laced a roundtripper for the second consecutive contest versus Indiana (3/4)… went 6-for-8, including a double and a home run, scored four runs and had four RBI in back-to-back games against Georgia State (3/6) and Tennessee State (3/9)… secured three hits, two of which were homers, and scored five runs versus Florida (3/12-3/14)… reached base three times and scored three runs at Samford (3/16)… went 3-for-3 with two runs and hit a solo shot at Georgia State (3/23)… smashed a home run to highlight a 2-for-2 performance against Longwood (4/9)… drilled a solo roundtripper and had two RBI at UAB (4/13)… reached base four times by way of three walks and a home run at Arkansas (4/17)… went 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored, aided by a home run, in a doubleheader with Florida State (4/20)… crossed the plate four times and went 2-for-2 with three RBI against Georgia (4/23)… was named the SEC Player of the Week (4/25)… laced five hits and totaled five RBI versus Texas A&M (5/6-5/8)… netted three hits, including a double, against Jacksonville State (5/20)… hit walk-off grand slam in the Women’s College World Series Championship Series to send it to a decisive third game versus Oklahoma (6/7).
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Named NFCA First Team All-American, making her along with Kasey Cooper as Auburn's first two-time All-Americans in program history...also made NFCA First Team All-Southeast Region and All-SEC First Team, her first career honors on first team for those awards...was one of three Auburn players named All-American in 2015 (Kasey Cooper, Tiffany Howard)...batted .438 to lead the team, also a new career-high for average in a season and was also the second-highest average in a season by any Auburn player in program history...had 85 hits with 88 runs, 18 doubles, 18 home runs and 80 RBI...her 88 runs is a new Auburn single-season record and second-most in a season by an SEC player...also set the new Auburn single-season record for RBI (80), previously set by teammate Branndi Melero back in 2014 and is a new career-high...of her 18 home runs, five were grand slams, one off the national record for grand slams in a season by an NCAA player...led the team with an .809 slugging percentage and .552 on-base percentage...had 39 walks and only 14 strikeouts in 2015...the 14 strikeouts tied for the lowest total out of any Auburn player with 50 or more starts last year...set new personal career-highs in every seasonal offensive category, including average, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, slugging and walks...tallied a .986 fielding percentage with only three errors and helped turn 18 double plays...in nine NCAA Tournament games, she hit an even .200 with six hits, one double, one home run and five RBI, three of those hits coming in the Women's College World Series against LSU (5/28) and two against UCLA (5/30)...hit an astounding .667 in the SEC Tournament, going 6-for-9 with two RBI...named 2015 SEC Tournament MVP, the first tournament MVP for an Auburn player... named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Game Highlights: Tied a career-high four hits in a 4-for-5 title game vs. Tennessee (5/9), while also scoring the game-winning run to give Auburn its first SEC Tournament title in program history...tied a career-high four runs scored twice during the year vs. Georgia State (2/12) and Chattanooga (2/8)...set a new career-high with six RBI in a game vs. Georgia State (2/18), part of a 3-for-3 day with two home runs, also a career-high...hit a nice 8-for-16 (.500) with the bases loaded, five being grand slams, good for the best average on the team...also led the team with a .458 average in conference play, notching 33 hits, nine doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI...in Auburn's tournament out west at Cal State Fullerton, Carosone went .526 through five games with 10 hits, three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI...seven of those 10 RBI came against both Arizona and Arizona State and included a home run in both games, games that Auburn won by a combined 21 runs...Carosone's performance netted her the USA Softball National Player of the Week, the first such honor by an Auburn Tiger.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Named NFCA Third Team All-American...also made NFCA Third Team All-Southeast Region and All-SEC Second Team...was one of three Auburn players named All-American in 2014 and now joins seven other players in Auburn's history to earn the distinction...batted .392 for the season and flirted above the .400 mark multiple times during the season...played and started in 61 games at at second base for the Tigers...tallied 62 hits, good for fourth on the team with nine home runs, 36 RBI, 11 doubles and one triple...totaled 31 walks and a school-record 33 hit-by-pitches...the HBP total was good for second in the nation and her .560 on-base percentage set a new single-season school record as well...the on-base percentage also ties for ninth-highest in SEC history...also was 3-for-3 in stolen bases...compiled a .982 fielding percentage with four errors and 28 double-plays...had the second-highest average (.377) in SEC play with 23 hits, four doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI...as Auburn's lead-off batter, she was 57-for-98 (.582) and had 34 hits with the bases empty. Game Highlights: went on an 11-game hit streak, her longest of the season starting with the first game of the Texas A&M (4/25) series and lasting into the NCAA Regionals against North Dakota State (5/17)...tied a season-high hits (3) three times vs. North Dakota State (2/7), Kentucky (3/30) and Texas A&M (4/27)...set a career-high for runs scored after crossing home four times vs. Ball State (3/15)...her 4 RBI vs. Missouri (4/12) tied a career-high for the fourth time after hitting a grand slam...Scorched two doubles vs. Jacksonville State (2/21), tying another career-high...walked four times vs. Georgia (4/20), setting or tying her fourth career record.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Started all 53 games ... only freshman to start every game ... hit team-best .389 with 14 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 35 RBI ... in 24 SEC games, led AU with .386 batting average ... also had five doubles, one home run and six RBI in SEC play ... in 12 games vs. top 25 teams, hit team-best .425 (14-for-32) with four doubles, one home run and four RBI ... her .389 batting average set AU freshman record and was third-best single-season effort in program history ... the 35 RBI tied for second-most by an Auburn freshman ... tied for second on team with 16 multi-hit games and third on team with eight multi-RBI games ... had team-best three four-RBI games ... one of two Tigers (Morgan Estell) to register a four-hit performance ... recorded 11-game hitting streak from March 8 to March 24 ... streak was longest by an Auburn player since 2005. Game Highlights: Hit leadoff home run in third inning that sparked five-run rally in 7-4 win over No. 4 Alabama ... went 4-for-5 in win vs. Crimson Tide, setting personal single-game best for hits ... drove in single-game best four runs against East Tennessee State, Army and Appalachian State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Mark Ritchhart ... helped lead Pine Castle Christian to state titles in 2007, 2008 and 2010 ... named the Florida High School 2A Player of the Year in 2011 ... lettered four years in softball and basketball and three years in volleyball ... also won state championship in basketball in 2007.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Amy and Pat Carosone ... has one brother, Richard, and one sister, Shannon ... major: Psychology.