At Seton Catholic Prepatory: A four-year varsity member contributing at first and third base for Seton Catholic Prepatory. She was named second team all-state during her sophomore season recording a .551 on base percentage and .837 slugging average. That season, Budinger hit a .507 average while having 16 doubles, eight homeruns and 20 RBIs. She topped her homerun high from sophomore season recording 10 during her junior year. During her junior year she drove in 24 runs while adding a .460 average and 14 doubles.