Second consecutive conference honor as All-ACC Third Team selection...Ranks fifth all-time in Pitt career homers (19) as a sophomore...Started all 44 games...Led the Panthers in runs scored (26)...Drew a team-high 22 walks...Posted team's second highest batting average (.287), home run (8) and hit total (37)...Brilliant in ACC play, batting .352 plus tallying 19 of her 21 RBI and all eight of her home runs in league action...Chalked up eight multi-RBI games and nine multi-hit games...Walked a season-high four times in the second game of a doubleheader on 2/7 at Bakersfield...Swiped two bags and went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored versus Binghamton...Went 2-for-4 with a double against Kentucky...Went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a home run in the second game against NC State...Was 5-for-9 with two homeruns, a double, and six RBI in a combined three-game series win over Virginia...Went 4-for-7 with four RBI, five runs scored, two long-balls, and four walks during her monster three-game set versus Syracuse...Homered in back-to-back games twice (3/29 DH vs. Virginia, 5/3-4 vs. Maryland)...Was 2-for-3 with a triple against Georgia Tech...Went 2-for-4 with a home run in the season finale against Maryland.
Named the Big East Rookie of the Year and Third Team All-Conference...Started all 48 games...Led the team in at bats, average, hits, runs, triples, home runs, walks, total bases, slugging and on base percentage...Tied for fourth in the Big East with 11 homers...Had 13 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games...Went 2-for-4 with a home run against No. 10 Texas A&M...Was 1-for-3 with an RBI double against No. 23 North Carolina...Was 2-for-4 with a run at WKU...1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs against Dayton, including a two-run HR in the sixth to tie the game...Went 3-for-4 with two runs against James Madison...Went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, and three runs against LIU Brooklyn...Was a double shy of the cycle against Fordham, going 3-for-3 with four runs and three RBI, including a leadoff home run...Big East Honor Roll week of 3/4...Had a leadoff homer against Canisius in the opening game of the Cherry Blossom Classic...In a rematch with Canisius, went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI...Was 2-for-4 against Robert Morris...1-for-3 with a run against Penn State...Named to the Big East Honor Roll the week of 4/15 after going 5-for-11 at Seton Hall with two homers, five runs scored, five RBI and three doubles...Was 3-for-6 with two runs and an RBI in a doubleheader at No. 8 Louisville...Was 1-for-2 with a run against Notre Dame...2-for-3 with a run against Providence...In the season finale at Rutgers, Nirschl was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs batted in.
Played at Carlsbad High School... selected on the 2011 ESPN "Rise" Underclass All-State First Team...member of the All-Palomar League First Team and the All-Avocado West League First Team...two-time All-CIF selection...led Carlsbad to a runner-up finish at both the San Diego Avocado West League Championship and the San Diego Section title games her senior year...boasted a perfect 8-0 league record...batted at .429 as a senior with a .536 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage...accumulated a .432 batting average, a .947 slugging percentage and accounted for 29 RBI in 2011...won the Avocado West League Championship as a junior...five-time North County Times Athlete of the Week...tabbed a Union Tribune Athlete of the Week as a junior...named the 2010 and 2011 Carlsbad Offensive Player of the Year...voted Team MVP at the conclusion of her senior year... set the San Diego County record for homeruns in a season (12) as a junior...paced San Diego County in stolen bases as a freshman... led the San Diego Legacy Club team to a first-place finish at the SoCal Disney Classic Qualifier and was seventh at the ASA Nationals in 2011...also played for the San Diego Strokes (2007-09) and San Diego Breakers (2009)...member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation.
Daughter of Michelle and Tom Nirschl...has a younger sister Sarah...interested in majoring in Business with a minor in Spanish.