GOSHEN, Ind. – After a record-breaking freshman season, Melanie Meyer (Elkhart, Ind.) has been named All Mid-Central College Conference Honorable Mention by the 10 conference head coaches.
The speedster put together one of the best base running seasons in the country finishing in the top five in the nation in steals (41) and steals per game (0.95). Her per-game rank was the best in the conference, while her total tally shattered the previous school single-season record of 25 and already puts her third on the program's career list.
The outfielder was also the team leader and in the MCC's top 20 statistically in runs scored (32), hits (50), triples (3-tied), and total bases (68).
In 43 games, she batted .318 with two home runs, six doubles, 12 walks, and 16 runs batted in from the leadoff spot in the Maple Leafs' lineup. She had 13 multi-hit games, hit a walkoff home run against Purdue University North Central, and had a remarkable four stolen bases in a game three different times.
The Maple Leafs finished the season 14-27 overall and 4-14 in the MCC, one game out of the conference tournament. Huntington's Katie Bowers was named the MCC Player of the Year, while Bethel's Natalie Newell was the Pitcher of the Year. For a complete list of award winners, visit the Mid-Central College Conference site.