Allee Beatty '13 Caps Career as NESCAC Softball Player of the Year, Joined on All-NESCAC 1st-Team by Rookie of the Year Su Pardo '16 & Jill Gately '15
Wesleyan celebrated its fourth NESCAC Player of the Year in 2012-13 when softball sensation Allee Beatty '13 (right side photo) joined men's soccer standout Adam Purdy '13, women's soccer star Laura Kurash '13 and men's ice hockey scoring leader Keith Buehler '14 with the honor. Beatty also earned NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year accolades. She led the Cardinals with a .421 average, scored 50 runs, drove in 11, stole 25 bases, had a seasonal record eight triples and was perfect in the field with 58 putouts and one assist in center field. She opened the year with a school-record tying 21-game hitting steeak. Her 152 runs, 12 triples and 114 stolen bases all represent Wesleyan career standards and she sits third in career hits with 180. She is a four-time NESCAC honoree with three nods to the all-NESCAC second team before gaining first-team laurels this year. Beatty is a three-time academic all-NESCAC choice and is a CoSIDA/Capital One District II academic All-American. She also was rewarded by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) with a first-team New England spot, her third NFCA honor.
Beatty was not alone with NESCAC honors as Su Pardo '16 (photo top left) also garnered first-team recognition while picking up Rookie of the Year honors as well. She joins six other Wesleyan athletes still on campus who enjoyed NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors - Purdy and Kurash being two of them, along with LaDarius Drew '15 (football), Jordan Schildhaus '15 (women's ice hockey), John Steele '14 (men's squash) and Shasha Brown '13 (men's basketball). In her first year in the circle, Pardo went 12-4 with a 1.78 ERA while striking out 152 in 118 innings. She posted four shutouts, a program record, as Wesleyan posted a all-time best six shutouts in 2013.
Jill Gately '15 (photo bottom left) is Wesleyan's third all-NESCAC first-team softball selection as the shortstop hit .416 on the season with school records RBI (45), doubles (14) and home runs (7). Beatty, Pardo and Gately helped the Cardinals tie the program record for wins in a season with a 24-12 record and gain a NESCAC tournament spot for the first time since winning the crown in 2010. The Cardinals also tied a team record during the season with a 12-game win streak.
Pardo and Gately also made their debut on the NFCA all-New England squad with third-team laurels.
Following the season, the NFCA announced its All-Academic teams and Wesleyan ranked third among all NCAA Division III colleges and tops in the NESCAC with a team GPA of 3.647 for the 2013-13 academic year.