A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade Softball Player of the Year selection process, resulting in this winner based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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THE WINNER: Madi Schreyer
School: Woodinville (Wash.)
Athletic achievement: Schreyer led the Falcons (26-0) to the Class 4A state championship this past season. She posted a 21-0 record with a 0.28 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 123 innings pitched. A member of the Canadian Junior National Team, Schreyer allowed 28 hits and walked 33 batters, holding opponents to a .088 batting average. In the state final, she gave up three hits and struck out eight in a 6-0 win over defending champion Walla Walla (Wash.).
Academic excellence: Schreyer has maintained a 3.91 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as an elementary school teaching assistant, a peer mentor/tutor and as a youth softball coach.
“Madi Schreyer is overpowering on the mound physically as well as mentally,” said Jim Magnuson, head coach of rival Issaquah (Wash.). “There is no one that has a greater impact on the game.”
THE FUTURE: Schreyer has made a verbal commitment to attend Stanford University on an athletic scholarship beginning in the fall of 2013.