Kelly

Nelson

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#10

Pitcher
Height: 5'10"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Norton, Mass.
High School: Norton

Bio

2019:

  • Pitched in 35 games, starting 23, and going the distance in 15
  • Set a new single-season program record and led the Patriot League with 208 strikeouts
  • Recorded a team-leading 2.45 ERA and .218 opposing batting average over 177.0 innings of work
  • Led the team with seven wins
  • Tied for the team-lead with two saves
  • Threw a complete game two-hitter in collegiate debut, striking out 14 in 6-0 win over Drexel (Feb. 15)
  • Came one shy of tying the NCAA single-game strikeout record when she struck out 27 in a 16-inning, 2-1 win at Jacksonville (March 6)
  • Threw program’s first no-hitter since 2013 in a 2-0 win at Army, while striking out five (March 24)
  • Struck out 19 in 3-2 win at Maine (April 18)
  • Struck out 16 in a complete game one-hitter against Hartford in a 1-0 win (May 1)
  • Named Crusader of the Week three times (Feb. 18, March 11, March 25)
  • Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week three times (March 12, March 26, May 7)
  • Named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week twice (March 12, March 26)
  • Named to the All-Patriot League Second Team
  • Named to the NFCA All-Northeast Region Third Team
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Before Holy Cross:

  • Four year member of the varsity softball team under head coach Wade Lizotte
  • Captained the team her senior year
  • Nominated team MVP in2015 Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team, 2016
  • Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team, 2016 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team, 2017 Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team, 2017 Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team, 2017 Boston Globe D2 Player of the Year, 2017 USA Today Softball All-American 2nd Team, 2015-2017 Sun Chronicle All-Scholastic, 2015-2017 Taunton Gazette All-Scholastic, 2017 Taunton Gazette Softball Player of the Year
  • Career Individual Statistics: Pitching: 64-7, 0.46 ERA, 499 IP, 1,012 Ks, 39 shutouts, 13 No-hitters, 7 perfect
    games. Batting: 74 GP, .383 average, 97 hits, 63 RBI
  • Played club softball for the Polar Crush Gold National under head coach Brook Capello
  • Ranked fifth in her class overall
  • Vice President all four years of high school
  • National English Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, National History Honor Society, National Honor Society

Personal:

  • Daughter of Harry and Kathy
  • Plans to major in Biology

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Softball vs. Lafayette Highlights (5/4/2019)
Softball vs. Hartford Highlights (5/1/2019)
Softball Vs. Harvard Highlights (4/2/2019)