Chamberlain looks back on softball career

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Senior and Literature major, Chelsey Chamberlain, is an established leader in the Pacific softball program that has made a tremendous impact in her four-years leading the team to success.
Chamberlain has led the boxers as a power hitter and a pitcher in all four years at Pacific.
Within those fours years, Chamberlain broke several records including 63 runners batted in and 13 homeruns in her junior season in 2011.
Chamberlain has also had a lot of prior success going into the Pacific softball program.
She came from a softball-influenced family and a strong softball program at Grants Pass High School.
“My Senior year of high school at Grants Pass, we won a state championship and it was one of my most favorite memories of my career,” said Chamberlain.
“I was an all-conference player throughout high school and was the athlete of the year for my high school my senior year.”
Now that she is a senior in college, she has had many more memories to be proud of in her career.
Some of these memories include beating Linfield her sophomore year 4-0.
Miranda McNealy, who was the starting pitcher at the time, threw a shutout and Jessie Garcia, a graduated right fielder, hit a grand slam to win the game.
“Finally following a dream I had when I was little of playing softball in college, became a reality,” said  Chamberlain.
“My favorite part about the game is being part of a team that has a passion for softball and a passion for competing at the best level possible.”
Aside from Chamberlain’s success she commented on how all of the new girls have contributed not just skill, but great energy to the program.
“The seniors have impacted the team as a whole by leading by example and welcoming the freshman into our program,” said Chamberlain.
“The freshmen have come in and completely have been open minded throughout the year of how we do things here at Pacific. They definitely bring energy to our program and play their roles on the team very well.”
After Chamberlain graduates she hopes to become a part of the softball coaching staff.
Her career path includes becoming a high school English teacher. She said she had several reasons why being an English teacher would be the ultimate career choice, among those reasons is she wants to teach others how to read and write and comprehend the insights that literature has to offer.
Chamberlain will play in her last conference game as a Pacific Boxer on April 15 at Lewis and Clark.


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