BOSTON – HeroSports.com has named Suffolk softball's Delaney Sylvester a nominee for Fan Choice DIII Softball Player of the Year after a standout senior season. To vote for Sylvester, click here. The polls, which can be voted on every hour, are open until Friday, May 18 at 12 p.m.
The 2018 GNAC Player of the Year earned a spot on the 11-canadiate ballot after pacing the pack at the plate, while also producing league leading numbers in batting average (.467), homers (10) and RBI (45) with 25 extra-base hits to go along with 35 runs scored. The All-GNAC first-team selection was dubbed one of the nation's "toughest to strikeout" after being sat down just twice in 122 plate appearances.
Sylvester, who was named a NFCA Top Performer twice this season, led Suffolk to its third regular season title in four years, and secured her place as one of the best student-athletes to wear blue-and-gold. The catcher, who hails from Worcester, Massachusetts, sits atop the all-time hits list with 231 career knocks, rewriting the 10-year mark held by Suffolk Hall of Famer Jess Ferreira, which was set back in 2009. Sylvester claimed the top spot in the regular-season finale with a two-RBI double at Simmons. In addition to being the all-time hits leader, the member of the winningest Suffolk softball class, who appeared in 167, can be found on nearly every offensive chart in the Rams' record book including second in dingers (32), RBI (167) and total bases (370).