Mercedes O'Connor Athlete Profile

#0 Mercedes O'Connor

Positions: Outfielder, Catcher Height: 5-7 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2013-2016 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Last School: Edison High School

Personal

  • Daughter of Craig and Rebecca
  • Born in Logan, UT
  • Has two younger brothers
  • Mom played softball at Orange Coast College
  • Enjoys writing poems and singing
  • Majoring in psychology
  • Also recruited by Utah State

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Edison High School
  • Earned the Scholar with Honors and the Character Coalition award for her academics
  • Earned the Athletic Character award, Best Defensive Player award and Most Valuable Position Player her senior year for softball
  • Was All-League second-team for 2012
  • Sported a .400 batting average, .447 on base percentage and had 10 stolen bases her senior year
  • Played in the Premeir and ASA qualifiers as well as nationals for both in club softball


2013 | Redshirt Year

  • PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll

2014 | Freshman Year

  • All-WCC First Team
  • The first two hits of her career were RBI singles.
  • Hit an RBI double down the left-field line against James Madison.
  • Had the game-winning RBI against Idaho State in an 11-10 comeback win.
  • Went 3-for-4 with five RBI, a double, triple and her first career home run against Loyola Marymount in a 13-5 win. Added a 2-for-4  and two RBI performance in the only other game of the series.
  • Named WCC Player of the Week for Week 12
  • Hit a solo home run against Pacific in an 8-0 win.
  • Went 1-for-4 with two RBI in BYU's win over Northwestern in the Washington Regional
  • Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a double in the final game of the season against Northwestern
  • Finished fourth on the team with a .326 batting average.
  • Started 30 games of 41 played

2015 | Sophomore Year

  • All-WCC Second Team
  • WCC Player of the Week (3/2)
  • WCC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness (2/16, 3/2)
  • Ranked seventh in batting average (.350) in the WCC and third in sacrifice bunts (5)
  • Third in runs scored (36), fifth in OBP (.416), third in RBI (41) and first in sacrifice bunts (15) on the team in 2015
  • Hit 4-for-5 in 8-0 win over SIU
  • Blasted two home runs for four RBI in 5-4 comeback win over Nevada
  • Hit a walk-off single in the 5-4 win over Hawaii
  • Named to the College Sports Madness 2015 West Coast Preseason All-Conference Second Team
  • Hit 2 for 4 with a home run while driving in two runs in BYU's 8-7 win over Fresno State in the Eugene NCAA Regional
  • Started 52 of 52 games played