ELON, N.C. – Sophomore Emily Cameron of the Elon University softball was chosen as the Southern Conference’s Player of the Month for February the league office announced on Thursday, March 13.
Cameron batted .390 with six home runs, 16 RBI, and a pair of doubles in February, helping the Phoenix to a 8-5-1 record. She hit safely in 11 of the Phoenix’s 14 contests and had four multi-hit and multi-RBI games.
The Kennesaw, Ga., native started the season strong, going 6-for-11 with four home runs and 10 RBI to help the Phoenix go undefeated at its season-opening tournament at Charleston Southern on Feb. 8-9. She was 1-for-2 with a three-run home run against Maryland Eastern Shore on the first day of the season and followed that performance by going 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI against UMES and 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI against Charleston Southern the next day. Her performance earned her the first SoCon Player of the Week award this season on Feb 10.
Cameron added homers against Bethune-Cookman and Iona later in the month, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three driven in against the Gaels on Feb. 23 at the Phoenix Opening Tournament. The day prior, Cameron was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored against UMBC. For the month, Cameron scored 12 runs and committed just one error in 18 chances while splitting time between left and right field as well as shortstop.
Elon returns to the field this weekend, March 15-16, on the road at Western Carolina for its first SoCon series of the season.