Watten on Dooley: "Sarah is on track to have an excellent senior year. She has returned with a very driven mentality and attitude, as well as a determined spirit. she has become a great leader, both on and off the field, and has become a role model for our young pitchers on the team."
As a Junior (2008): Finished the season as the Terps' No. 1 pitcher ... led team in wins (16), strikeouts (179), shutouts (7) and innings pitched (206.1) ... made 45 appearances on the mound, good for third in the ACC and tied for the second-most in school history in a single season ... her 179 strikeouts were sixth in the ACC and rank as the sixth-highest single-season total all-time at Maryland ... ranks tied for sixth in school history with 16 single-season wins ... her seven shutouts were tied for fourth in the conference and tied for seventh-most in a single season in team history ... finished 10th in the ACC with an ERA of 2.41 ... struck out a season-high nine against both Georgetown (April 8) and Penn State (April 16) ... pitched a one-hitter against Delaware State on April 2 ... had two shutouts during conference play - veresus Virginia on April 20 (2-0) and at Boston College on May 4 (8-0) ... already ranks eighth all-time at Maryland in career strikeouts.
Before Maryland: Pitched two seasons at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla., where she was a two-time first-team all-conference and an all-state selection ... named Panhandle Conference pitcher of the year and NJCAA first team All-American in 2006, as she led Gulf Coast to a conference and Florida state championship ... team was the national runner-up ... went 32-6 with an ERA of 0.88 during her final season with the Commodores in 2007 ... claimed the school record for the most wins (62), as well as the most strikeouts ... pitched for Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, Mo., and was named first team all-conference in each of her four seasons ... also earned first team all-state honors her final three seasons ... led Lindbergh to a conference championship her senior season ... named 2003-04 Lindbergh High School Female Athlete of the Year ... participated in the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand ... also recruited by Missouri, Creighton and Illinois-Chicago ... chose Maryland because of its academic prestige, location and athletic programs.
Personal: Daughter of Mark and Donna Dooley ... enjoys traveling, theatre and experiencing different cultures ... a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan ... says that if she could pick any three people to have dinner with, she would choose Jesus, Adam Sandler and Johnny Depp ... says working for the United Nations would be her dream job ... favorite holiday is St. Patrick's Day ... a psychology major.
Dooley On The Mound... Year W-L ERA G-GS CG IP H R ER BB SO 2008 16-17 2.41 45-34 16 206.1 151 79 71 81 179 Total 16-17 2.41 45-34 16 206.1 151 79 71 81 179