Updated: May 25, 2016
2016: Started 54 games, playing in 55 … Drove in 22 on 36 hits … Notched 12 extra-base hits, including seven home runs - second most on the team … Led the Hokies with 11 stolen bases … Played three different positions throughout the season: third, centerfield, and pitcher … Had five multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games … Made her collegiate debut at USF, going 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI-doubles while striking out four from the circle for the win … Launched her first collegiate home run versus Illinois State … Slugged a home run in three consecutive games versus Mercer and Hampton, driving in two runs apiece … Logged a solo-home run versus No. 20 Notre Dame during the ACC Championship … Collected 47 putouts, assisting 51 … Set a single-game high of five putouts against Pitt, assisting five twice versus No. 2 Michigan and Georgia Tech … Collected a 3-4 record in the circle … Struck out 31 through 41.0 innings of work … Tossed one complete game against Morehead State with a career high of seven strikeouts.
2015: Was invited to the US Junior Women's National Team tryouts … Was named an alternate to the squad as an infielder … Suffered a knee injury on the final day of tryouts (Jan. 4, 2015) … MRI revealed a tear of her left ACL, which she underwent surgery on in January … Missed the 2015 season and was granted a medical hardship waiver to preserve her redshirt season … A member of the 2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Graduated from Cosby High School, where she played softball for Coach Raymond Jeter … The only three-time Metro Player of the Year in the 20-year history of the award, as named by the Richmond Times-Dispatch … Led her team to the Virginia Group AAA state title game as a senior … Was the 6A South Player of the Year and the Conference 3 Pitcher and Player of the Year … Batted .470 with six home runs, 23 RBIs, 35 runs and 11 stolen bases … In the circle, had a 0.44 ERA with 243 strikeouts in 126 innings, where she allowed 55 hits and eight earned runs … A first-team All-Dominion District and Central Region selection as a junior … The district pitcher of the year … Shared the region pitcher of the year honor … A first-team all-state pitcher who helped lead Cosby to its fourth consecutive Dominion District tournament title and second consecutive Central Region championship … The state pitcher of the year as a junior … As a sophomore, was a first-team All-Dominion District and Central Region selection as a pitcher …The Times-Dispatch All-Metro softball player of the year … An honorable mention all-state pitcher who helped lead her team to a state title … In the state title game, pitched all 10 innings, giving up just five hits while picking up two hits and an RBI at the plate … A three-time team MVP … Hit .300 as a freshman with 11 RBIs, three doubles, two triples and five stolen bases … Hit .488 as a sophomore with 21 RBIs, 11 doubles, three triples, four home runs and eight stolen bases … Went 17-1 in the circle with a 0.52 ERA in 134 innings pitched and 122 strikeouts … As a junior, hit .413 with 18 RBIs, eight doubles, six triples, three home runs and 10 stolen bases … Went 18-2 in the circle with a 0.95 ERA in 132 innings with 183 strikeouts … Played travel ball for Coach Thomas Bunn and the Williamsburg Starz.
Personal: Chelsea Faye Whitcomb was born February 12, 1996 in Richmond, VA … The daughter of Linda of Jeff Whitcomb … Has a sister, Shelby … Majoring in psychology.