May. 13, 2013 by Brian Katten
Wesleyan has its fourth NESCAC Player of the Year in 2012-13 as softball sensation Allee Beatty ’13 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.
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 found her third spot on an National Fastpitch Coaches Associaton (NFCA) New England all-star squad this year with a first-team selection. She was a second-teamer in 2012 and third-teamer in 2011. Beatty was not alone with NESCAC honors as pitcher Su Pardo ’16 also garnered first-team recognition while picking up Rookie of the Year honors as well. She went 12-4 with a 1.78 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 188 innings of work. 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). Jill Gately ’15 also was first-team all-NESCAC after hitting .416 with seasonal school-record efforts for doubles (14), homers (7) and RBI (45). Both she and Pardo were NFCA all-New England third-team choices.