Georgia Gwinnett College senior and former Carrollwood Day School standout player and captain Sydney Pelaez was named the 2023 Diamond Sports/NFCA NAIA Catcher of the Year on June 6, capping off a stellar four year collegiate career.
This season, Pelaez batted .438 with 77 hits, 46 RBI and scored another 46 runs while starting all 57 games for the Grizzlies. She led the team with seven home runs and had 17 doubles.
Pelaez ended GGC career with a .390 average and school-record 247 hits, 156 RBI and 62 doubles. Pelaez is second in program history with 220 games played and her 21 home runs are tied for second in the school’s record book.