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#8 Bessie Noll
Position: Outfield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
High School: The American School in Japan
Major: Undeclared
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Career Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2015 | Game-By-Game Statistics

As a Freshman in 2014 | Game-By-Game Statistics

  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention
  • Led all Stanford outfielders with five assists 
  • Hit.288 with a .399 slugging percentage and .406 on-base percentage on the year 
  • Hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning at Arizona to give Stanford a 3-2 lead; then, threw out the potentially game-winning Wildcats’ baserunner at home in the bottom half of the inning to send the game to extra innings (April 6) 
  • Registered a season-best three RBI and scored three runs, going 2-for-3 against Kennesaw State (March 2) 
  • Went 2-for-3 with two doubles against Indiana (Feb. 8) 
  • Notched a season-high three hits against San Diego State (Feb. 7) 
  • Made her collegiate debut in the season-opener against North Carolina State, going 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base (Feb. 6) 
  • Registered two or more hits in five of her first six games 
  • Recorded two four-game hitting streaks (Feb. 8-14, April 19-26) 
  • Registered 11 multi-hit games and at least one hit in 32 games 
  • Started all 55 games in right field

High School

  • A 2013 graduate of The American School in Japan in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
  • Played baseball through her senior year and was the first girl to make her high school’s varsity team
  • Three-time Kanto Plain All-Star (2011, 2012, 2013) and two-time All-Far East Championship Team selection (2011, 2013)
  • Far East Tournament Champion, Far East Championship Most Valuable Offensive Player and named Rookie of the Year in 2011
  • Captained team and was named team Most Valuable Player in 2013
  • Also played basketball and cross country
  • Three-time Kanto Plain Champion (2010, 2012, 2013) and team Most Valuable Player (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • 2013 Far East Tournament runner-up in basketball, and named Far East Championship Most Valuable Player, and Stars and Stripes Player of the Season
  • Four-time Far East All-Tournament Team and Kanto Plains All-Star (2010-2013)
  • Two-time Kanto Finals Champion (2009, 2011) and Kanto Plain Champion (2009, 2012) in cross country
  • Three-time Guam Invitational Champion (2009, 2010, 2012), including individual finishes of second in 2009 and third in 2012
  • Captained cross country, basketball and baseball teams during her senior year
  • Played club ball for Minnesota Impact (2010-2013) and Minnesota Irish in 2012

National Team

  • Played for the U.S. Women’s National Baseball Team and competed in the IBAF Baseball World Cup in 2012, finishing second to Japan


  • Daughter of Steve Welckle and Karen Noll
  • Has a sister, Ella Noll, and a brother, Theo Welckle
  • Anticipating a major in engineering and a minor in Japanese, and considering a career as a lawyer or an architect
  • Grew up in Japan, speaks Japanese and considers self to be from Japan
  • Her Little League Team, Musashi-Fuchu Little League, won the 2013 Little League World Series
  • Brother Theo currently plays on the team
  • Enjoys puzzles, jazz music, piano and saxophone
  • Full name is Bessie Maya Noll