Veronica Grant joined the Mercy College softball coaching staff in the fall of 2013. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities of the First Assistant position, including recruiting, she works with the outfielders and hitters.
“Having just finished a successful career at a top program in Division 1, Veronica will be a valuable teacher and mentor to both our new and veteran players,” Fazio said. “Her experience both as an outfielder and infielder is a plus, and we expect her to play a vital role in the successful transition of several of our young recruits from the infield to the outfield.”
A four-year player at Division I Syracuse University, Grant was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region Second Team as a rookie and All-Big East First Team as a junior. She was just as accomplished in the classroom, making the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll each of her final three years and the Big East Honor Roll as a senior. She capped her career posting a .355 on-base percentage and .484 slugging percentage while starting all 52 games for the Orange, adding 15 stolen bases on 16 attempts and posting a .954 fielding percentage.
“Veronica was a role model and leader for younger players at Syracuse and I am confident that she will do a great job for us we strive to improve on last season’s 26-win performance and work to win conference and regional titles,” Fazio said.
A prep star at Temple City High School in California, Grant was a two-time All-Area First Team selection and earned both Second Team All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and First Team honors as a sophomore and senior, respectively.
Grant is a 2013 graduate of Syracuse with a bachelor of science in Child and Family Studies.