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Mercy Softball Player Named NCAA Woman of the Year

Chelsea Methot had a senior year to remember for the Mercy College softball team.

Methot led the Mavericks in almost every offensive category and was instrumental in helping Mercy to 21 wins, the most fot the Mavericks since 1987.

As a result of her outstanding season, coupled with her excellence in the classroom, Methot was selected as the Mercy College NCAA Woman of the Year.

According to Mercy sports information director Chris Gonzalez, the award is “presented to a graduating student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.”

Methot graduated with a 3.58 grade-point average and a degree in Criminal Justice.

“I’ve know Chelsea since her sophomore year and she has always taken a business-like approach to the game,” Dobbs Ferry coach Mike Fazio said. “Chelsea is all business when she walks on the field. She’s there for a purpose and she focuses on that purpose.”

Methot’s numbers were staggering: hits (52), extra-base hits (25), home runs (15), RBI (40), total bases (108), batting average (.441), slugging percentage (.915), and on base percentage (.522). The centerfielder also had a fielding percentage of .941. She also had a 26-game hitting streak.

Methot was selected to the East Coast Conference first team and was a Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-East Region pick.

“Chelsea was our leader,” Fazio said. “She was a very quite leader, contributing in terms of speaking when it applied and when it would have an impact."

“I am very proud of her whole season. Chelsea has always been a very good player. She was one of the players who was brought in to make an impact and help turn this program," Fazio added. "She stepped up this season and was on a misson, per say. She wanted to make a mark on the program and have it make a mark in the conference.”

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