Athletics / Spring 2014

Two new athletes inducted into the Mount Mercy Hall of Fame

Golfer Chad Greenlee ’02 and baseball standout Anthony Valera ’07 became the newest members of the Mount Mercy Athletic Hall of Fame when they were inducted as part of Homecoming 2013.

Greenlee, from Cedar Rapids, was a two-time NAIA all-region (2000-01, 2001-02) and two-time all-Midwest Classic Conference (1998-99, 2001-02) standout for the Mustangs.

The three-time team MVP (1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02) also led Mount Mercy to the NAIA Region VII championship and NAIA national tournament during the 2001-02 season.

Greenlee currently ranks ninth in school history with a 76.77 scoring average in 74 career rounds. He graduated in 2002 with a degree in marketing.

Valera, from Miami, Fla., was NAIA all-region and an NAIA honorable mention all-American during one of the most prolific seasons in history in 2004. He set a school record for runs scored (67) and his 16 home runs are still the second-best single-season total in school history.

The two-time all-Midwest Classic Conference (2004, 2006) standout is Mount Mercy’s career leader in games started (205) and ranks second all-time in home runs (38), doubles (51), runs batted in (182) and runs scored (176).

Valera, who batted .344 as a Mustang, is also third in career hits (240). He graduated in 2007 with a degree in political science/criminal justice.

Greenlee and Valera join 70 others who’ve been named to the Hall of Fame since it was started in 1987.

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