Newbury College Head Baseball Coach Kraig Kupiec announces that 2012 Newbury graduate, Alex Chetelat has been added to the Nighthawk coaching staff for the 2013 season. Returning to his alma mater after graduating in May of 2012 with a degree in sports management, the 2012 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Year will bring a wealth of knowledge to Nighthawk infielders and hitters.
As a player, Chetelat had a decorative career as a two-way player on the diamond as a pitcher and first baseman. Appearing and starting in more games at Newbury than any other player, Chetelat is the program's all-time leader in doubles (38), triples (7), homeruns (15), RBIs (101), runs scored (95), total bases (254), slugging-percentage (.523) and pitching-wise, strikeouts per nine innings (8.83).
During his senior year, he experienced a career year, both at the plate and on the hill. In addition to hitting a team-high .369 with 12 doubles, four triples, five homeruns and 41 RBIs, Chetelat dominated NECC opponents on the mound, compiling a 4-0 conference record with a 1.01 ERA and a seven-to-one strike-out-to-walk ratio.
Following his outstanding senior season, Chetelat was tabbed as the NECC Player of the Year as well as selected to the All-NECC First Team at first base. Additionally, Chetelat also became the first Newbury ballplayer to be named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Regional Team.
A native of Farmington, Conn., Chetelat becomes the third former student-athlete to join the Newbury Athletics coaching staff, joining women's volleyball coach, Mike Biuso '11, and women's basketball coach, Shayla White '12. Chetelat is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in sports administration from Endicott College.
Submitted by Newbury College.