Eye on POY: Maine Softball

June, 2, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Julia Geaumont
Senior RHP, Thornton Academy (Saco)

2012 Team record: 14-1
2012 Team standing: Will play in Class A quarterfinals on June 7

2012 W-L record:
14-2
2012 ERA: 0.84
2012 Strikeouts: 136
2012 Innings: 96

2012 Batting average: .679
2012 RBI: 35
2012 OPS: 2.251

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Bowdoin

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2010 and 2011 First Team All-State; 2009 Second Team All-State

Alyssa Williamson
Sophomore RHP/first baseman, Scarborough (ME)

2012 Team record: 15-0
2012 Team standing: Will play in Class A quarterfinals on June 7

2012 Batting average: .577
2012 RBI: 28
2012 OPS: 1.619

2012 W-L record: 5-0
2012 ERA: 0.25
2012 Strikeouts: 35
2012 Innings: 28

Academics: B-plusaverage
Collegiate destination: HS Sophomore

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: 2011 First Team All-State; 2011 All-Tournament selection

Make no mistake, the Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year race isn’t over yet. Time remains for one standout student-athlete among thousands to rise to the top of our list. Here are some more of many who’ve been in the conversation throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Mo Hannon: Senior RHP/shortstop, Scarborough (ME)
Erin Bogdanovich: Junior RHP, South Portland (ME)
Maddie Pearson: Junior outfielder, Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg)

Think we're missing a deserving Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate in your state? Let us know via e-mail at ESPNHS_GPOY@ESPN.com.

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