Bucs Ace Signs With Redhawks

Bucs Ace Signs With Redhawks

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida SouthWestern ace Lea Chevrier has found her landing spot for next season as the Bucs righthander has inked her National Letter of Intent to play at Miami University in Ohio for the 2024-2025 season.

Chevrier has had an outstanding sophomore season for the Bucs in 2024, going a perfect 23-0 in the circle and posting a 1.63 ERA to earn Citrus Conference Pitcher of the Year honors.  She ranks in the top five in the league in all three Triple Crown categories as her 23 wins rank second and her 1.63 ERA and 131 strikeouts on the season are both fourth best.  She has also helped the Bucs out of the bullpen throughout the year, picking up three saves to give her nine for her career which is tied for the most in FSW program history.  In her two seasons with the Bucs she has pitched in 58 total games, going 36-2 with a 1.81 ERA and dialing up 244 strikeouts in 235 2/3 innings pitched.

In two seasons with the Bucs Chevrier has helped FSW to a 106-11 overall record, a pair of Conference Championships, an FCSAA State Championship in 2023, and an NJCAA National Championship last season where she was the winning pitcher in the title game as a freshman. 

Chevrier will join a Miami squad coming off of their best season in program history, and it's not done yet.  The Redhawks are ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in program history, currently sitting at #21 in the latest Softball America poll.  Miami is 45-7 on the year and went 26-1 in MAC action to clinch their fifth straight Conference Championship. They begin postseason play Thursday where they will try to defend their MAC Tournament crown and head to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. 

Chevrier and the Bucs have their own postseason on the horizon as FSW gets the FCSAA State Tournament underway on Wednesday when they take on Eastern Florida in the first round in a 4 PM first pitch from Clearwater.

Chevrier is one of six Bucs inked to head to the next level in 2024-2025, joining teammates Sydney McCray (Grand Canyon), Sietske Drijvers (Mercer), Esmee Ames (Troy), Jenna Teakert (Eastern Illinois), and Ella Moore (Georgian Court).