As we continue our look at top 2022 players across the nation, we head to North Carolina to learn more about a second baseman who is getting the attention of coaches in the ACC and SEC.
Madison Mercer is a versatile hitter who can beat you with the power or short game, runs well and is defensively strong.
But her best attribute, many coaches and scouts believe, is her “never say die” attitude. Head Coach James Lamar, who coaches Madison on the Lady Dukes 14U team says, “She goes all for every ball and doesn’t let anything get past her with her amazing athletic ability and grit. She’s relentless.”
Here’s a closer look at a fast-rising player from the Lady Dukes who we’ll be hearing a lot about in the upcoming years…
Name: MADISON MERCER
Hometown/State: Kenly, North Carolina
Grad Year: 2022
Club Team: Lady Dukes 14U National - Lamar
High School (City/State): Wilson Hunt (North Carolina)
Colleges Interested In: Tennessee, Duke, NC State, Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Michigan
Recruited Status: Uncommitted
Other Sports? Volleyball, Basketball, and Track/Field
Preferred College Major: Law Degree with a Minor in Business
Coach’s Comments: “Madison is a team captain and a fierce and spunky softball player. She brings great leadership qualities to the field and never has to be told to give it her all. Not only does she hold herself to high standards, but also the people around her.” – James Lamar, Head Coach, Lady Dukes 04
What’s been your most memorable softball experience?
When I won the state championship in 8U.
What would you say are your strengths on the field?
Coaches say I have a high IQ for the game, quick and good footwork and my defense is a strength. I also think that my ability to hit from the left or right side of the plate is a strength.
Have you set personal goals for yourself for this year?
Yes, I want to continue to succeed on and off the field and to grow as a softball player to become a D1 commit.