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•    Competed in 27 games during freshman season, starting 17 games at a combination of shortstop and designated player.
•    Finished the year with three extra-base hits, two RBI and four runs scored.
•    Made 25 assists in limited fielding chances at shortstop.
•    Scored a run in first career collegiate game against Weber State (Feb. 10).
•    Registered first career hit, a double, against No. 13 Minnesota (Feb. 17) at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
•    Went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Texas (Feb. 23) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
•    Drove in first career RBI by way of a double versus Purdue (March 4).
•    Roped a triple and scored a run in a win over Chattanooga (March 5).
•    Scored after entering as a pinch runner in game two of an ACC doubleheader at Georgia Tech (March 11).
•    Added an RBI during a midweek win at Mercer (March 15).
•    Finished with one hit in Melissa Cook Stadium debut against Detroit Mercy (April 11).


•    Multi-year softball letterwinner at Sonora High School.
•    Batted .410 with 10 doubles, four home runs, 17 RBI, a .459 on-base percentage a .743 slugging percentage and 23 runs scored as a senior to claim Whittier Daily News all-area second team honors.
•    Competed in the 2016 Whittier Rotary All-Star Baseball and Softball Classic.
•    Named team most valuable player and was a first team all-league selection as a junior after batting .462 with nine extra-base hits, 11 RBI, three stolen bases and 20 runs scored in 21 games.
•    Hit at a .380 clip as a sophomore, connecting on six doubles, seven home runs, 21 RBI, and scored 18 runs.
•    Was a first team all-league selection that season, and was named team defensive player of the year.
•    Batted .319 as a freshman, with 12 of 23 total hits going for extra bases, driving in 17 runs and scoring 14 times.
•    Tabbed as the team offensive player of the year after rookie campaign.
•    Competed with Firecrackers-Brashear, the SoCal Athletics-McNee/Meyers, and the Ohana Tigers on the club circuit.
•    The Firecrackers squad was the undefeated 2011 ASA national champion, while the SoCal A’s took the top spot in the 16u draw at 2014 PGF Nationals.
•    Was a scholar-athlete over four years at Sonora High School.
•    Daughter of Mo and Pamela Purcell.
•    Has one sister, Amber Smith, who played softball at Alabama State.
•    Is the 50th player from California to play for Notre Dame softball, the most represented state on the all-time Irish varsity roster.
•    Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

Purcell's Career Statistics


Chelsea Purcell
Chelsea  Purcell


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