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Danielle Watson


Player profile

(Updated June 2021)
Graduate Student
Osceola, Ind.
high school
other college

Career Honors

2022 All-ACC Third Team
2022 Softball America Preseason Top 100 – 70



Appeared in 32 games with 22 starts during her final season at Florida State… she finished the season with a 2.34 ERA in 134.2 inning of work… she had a 17-4 record with one saves as she allowed 45 earned runs with 147 strikeouts while holder her opponents to a .194 batting average… she won her first seven decisions, including victories over No. 15 Tennessee (2/17) and No. 16 Michigan (2/19)… against Tennessee she pitched six innings while allowing three runs and striking out four Volunteer batters… against Michigan she pitched the first six inning allowing just one run on three hits while striking out seven batters… Watson earned a career-high 11 strikeouts twice this season while tossing three complete games… she recorded 11 strikeouts in seven innings against Hofstra (2/25) while allowing just one hit… recorded 11 strikeouts once again in a complete game win over Boston College (3/20)… earned her 14th win of the season over No. 17 Clemson (4/22), throwing five innings and allowing three earned runs in FSU’s 7-6 win… tossed seven innings against No. 7 Oklahoma State (4/28) in FSU’s 2-1 nine inning win over the Cowgirls.


Appeared in 32 games with 12 starts during the 2021 season… she finished the season with a 2.62 ERA in 93.1 innings of work… had a 12-2 record with one save as she allowed 37 runs with 98 strikeouts while holding her opponents to just a .195 batting average… earned her first of 12 win on the season against Missouri (2/12) when she pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing no runs on two hits… recorded six strikeouts in three inning as a starter against FGCU (2/27)… was a part of a combined no-hitter against Boston College (3/26), she pitched 2.2 innings with four strikeouts… started and pitched six innings against Notre Dame (4/3) allowing just one hit and two walks with no runs and seven Ks… tossed her first of two complete games on the year against Duke (4/10) allowing just three hits and no runs… recorded a career high nine strikeouts in seven innings of work against NC State (5/1)… had seven Ks in 3.2 innings of work in a start at Pittsburgh (5/8)… pitched 4.2 innings in relief at LSU (5/28)  in the second game of the Baton Rouge Super Regional, she allowed just one run on three hits… earned a win in the first game of the WCWS Championship Series against Oklahoma (6/8), she pitched 5.2 innings allowing six hits and four runs.

Junior Season at Florida State (2020)

Redshirted the 2020 season due to ACC transfer rules.

Sophomore Season at Louisville (2019)

All-ACC Academic Team member… Led the pitching staff with 88 strikeouts in 161.0 innings… Posted a 3.83 ERA and a 12-15 record … Tossed a complete game, giving up one run and scattering two hits in the NCAA regional win over No. 17/16 Northwestern (5/18)… Named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 9… Tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in the 7-2 win over Georgia Tech (4/21)… Tossed a complete game one-hit shutout in the 2-0 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (4/6)… Hit her first career home run at Western Kentucky (4/3)… Registerd a career-high 11 strikeouts against Syracuse (3/17)… Went 3-for-4 with her first career run and RBI – setting a career high for hits – in the 14-1 win over Michigan State (3/8), also picked up a complete game win with five strikeouts in the contest… Got the win against Missouri after scattering five hits and striking out five in 7.0 innings… Struck out eight and scattered three hits in a complete game win against Kansas (2/24)… Registered her first career hit with a double against Kansas (2/24)… Got the complete game win against No. 15/17 Michigan, striking out four and giving up one earned run while striking out four and scattering five hits in seven innings… Tossed a one-hit shutout with a career-high nine strikeouts in the 9-0 win over Cal State Fullerton (2/8)… Scattered two hits and struck out six in seven innings in the 1-0 loss to Northwestern (2/9).

Freshman Season at Louisville (2018)

Made 36 appearances with 19 starts… Posted a 14-10 record and a 3.13 ERA with 105 strikeouts in 129.2 innings… Held opponents to a .224 batting average… Picked up the save against Marshall after retiring all six batters she faced in the final two innings… Notched her first shutout in the 15-0 win against UAB (3/1)… Selected College Sports Madness ACC Player of the Week and named to the NFCA honor roll on March 4 following her performance in the Red & Black Classic… Delivered a season-high eight strikeouts in the 4-1 win over Maryland (3/2)… Registered seven strikeouts against Northwestern (2/16)… Posted her first career win against UCF (2/9)… Got the win in the Cards’ 5-3 victory over North Florida (2/10)… Picked up the win against Illinois (2/11)… Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School/Club

Four-year letterwinner at Penn High School… Helped team to state runner-up finish in 2016 with no hitters in sectional and regional games… Three-time sectional and regional champion… Three-time all-state first team selection… Has registered 11 career no-hitters… Two-time Northern IN Conference MVP… Four-time all-conference selection… USA Today All-USA high school team selection… Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) All- American…Colorado Independence Day Tournament (IDT) and Triple Crown Tournament runner-up with travel team, Indiana Magic Gold… Earned academic all-state honors and was named to the NIC all-academic team.


Birthdate is March 8, 1999… Daughter of Brent and Melissa Watson, Jackie and Brian Green … Favorite softball memory is finishing second at the Colorado IDT tournament after battling back eight games from the losers bracket.