21 Chelsey Dunham
21 Chelsey Dunham
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
High School: South County School
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R

Notes: Sixth all-time at Yale with 35 career complete games and eighth with 163 career strikeouts.

2012: Fifth in the Ivy League in innings pitched (144.2), fourth in starts (23) and sixth in wins (8)… Her 19 complete games tied for the third most in a season in school history… Completed 19 of the 23 games she started… Tossed a three-hit shutout in a victory over Sacred Heart… Struck out a season-high seven against Princeton… CollegeSportsMadness preseason All-Ivy selection.

2011: Second team All-Ivy selection... Led the Yale pitching staff in wins (11), ERA (3.25), innings (144.1), strikeouts (88) and complete games (16)... Fourth in the Ivy League in innings pitched and strikeouts... Her 88 strikeouts were the eighth most in a season in school history, her 11 wins tied for the ninth most and 16 complete games tied for the sixth most... Named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week twice during the season... Selected team's most valuable player... Earned her first victory by pitching four scoreless innings against La Salle... Had eight strikeouts on three occasions... Tossed shutouts against Princeton and Columbia.

Before Yale: The 2010 Virginia Gatorade Softball Player of the Year at South County Secondary School… Virginia High School Coaches Association state Pitcher of the Year… Had a school record 1007 strikeouts in 577 innings pitched in her four years… Posted a 77-9 record with 44 shutouts and 10 no-hitters… Three-time Northern Region Pitcher of the Year… Four-time District Pitcher of the Year… South County had a 93-11 record during her career and reached the semifinals of the 2009 Virginia state tournament… Played for the 18-and-under Glory Gold club team and played in the 2009 Sparkler College Placement All Star Showcase Game.

Personal: High School valedictorian… Tutored chemistry, biology and math students…FACETS (Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services) volunteer… Lorton Food Warehouse volunteer, a branch of the Capital Area Food Bank… Helped coach Fairfax Firebirds, a 12-and-under travel softball team… Daughter of John and Shirley Dunham.