Years Pro: 3rd year
Hometown: Langley, Brit. Col. Canada
2012 Season: Danielle Lawrie had an 8-2 record in 11 games in 2012. Lawrie was 2nd on the team in strikeouts (83) and 3rd on the team in ERA (2.65).
PROFESSIONAL: 2011: Returned for her 2nd season with the Pride…Had the 3rd most wins in the league with 9…Had the 3rd best ERA in the league at 1.85… Had 5th most strikeouts in the league with 78…Enjoyed an 8 game winning streak that ended in Chicago on August 11th…Had double digit strikeouts twice, once against Akron (10K), and once against Chicago (10K). 2010: Helped the team capture its Championship Title in her rookie season…Pitched 33 innings…Had 3 wins and 1 loss…Had an ERA of 2.76… Had 18 strikeouts in the Championship Series, tying Cat Osterman for the most of any pitcher in the series.
NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: Played on the Canadian National Team…Named Most Valuable Pitcher at the World Cup (2006)…Won a silver medal at the World Cup (2006)…Won a Bronze Medal at the World Cup (2009)…Won a Silver Medal at the Canada Cup (2009). 2009: Won a bronze medal at the World Cup and a silver medal at the Canada Cup. 2008: Made her 1st Olympic appearance in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China…Made 3 appearances and pitched 12 innings…Led Canada to a 9-2 victory over the Netherlands 2006: Threw a complete game shutout against Australia with 7 strikeouts in the 2006 World Cup…Named Most Valuable Pitcher at the 2006 Canada Cup where her team was awarded a silver medal… Other: Spent 1 season on the Canadian Junior National team and 1 on the Developmental Team.
COLLEGE: Graduated from the University of Washington in 2010…Won Women’s College World Series (2009)…Named back-to-back NCAA Player of the Year (2009, 2010)…Named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year (2009)… Won a Honda Award…Nominated for an ESPY…Named WCWS Most Outstanding Player (2009)…Held the University of Washington career record in wins, strikeouts, shutouts, appearances, starts, complete games and innings and holds single-season records in wins, shutouts, strikeouts, starts, complete games and innings at the time of her graduation…Had 2nd most career strikeouts in Pac-10 history and 6th most career strikeouts in NCAA history…Broke the Pac-10 records for most Player of the Week honors in a career and season…Had the 4th most career strikeouts in NCAA history with 1,860…Had the 8th highest strikeout ratio in NCAA history with 10.9 strikeouts per 7-innings-pitched…Was the Washington Huskies’ 1st Canadian player. SENIOR: Won NCAA player of the Year Award for the 2nd consecutive year, making her the only Canadian Athlete to do so…Had a 1.11 ERA…Had 495 strikeouts…Recorded 40 wins and only 5 losses. JUNIOR: Won NCAA Player of the Year Award…Named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year…Led the Huskies to the Women’s College World Series Title…Had best ERA of her college career at .84…Had most strikeouts of her college career with 521…Pitched for 315 innings…Had a 42-8 record. SOPHOMORE: Had a 31-13 record…Had 457 strikeouts…Logged an ERA of 1.54. FRESHMAN: Had a 23-16 record…Struck out 387 batters…Had an ERA of 1.44.
PERSONAL: Born Danielle Elaine Lawrie on April 11, 1987 in Burnaby, British Columbia to Cheryl and Russ Lawrie…Has one brother, Brett, who was a member of the Canadian Junior National Baseball Team and now plays for the Toronto Blue Jays.