Eye on POY: Vermont softball

June, 2, 2012
6/02/12
8:23
PM ET
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.

Alexis Perry
Senior Pitcher, Essex High (Essex Junction, VT)

2012 Team record: 17-0
2012 Team standing: Plays Missisquoi in Div. I semifinal, June 6

2012 W-L record: 14-0
2012 ERA: 0.43
2012 Strikeouts: 173

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Merrimack College

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-Metro; Eight shutouts; Outscored opponents 140-13.

Kayla Wood
Junior Pitcher, Brattleboro High (Brattleboro, VT)

2012 Team record: 15-2
2012 Team standing: Plays BFA-St. Albans in Div. I semifinal, June 6

2012 W-L record: 15-2
2012 ERA: 0.67
2012 Strikeouts: 169

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: HS Junior

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-Conference; led team to back-to-back state titles; Posted a 0.69 WHIP

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.

Chelsea Abbott: Senior Pitcher, Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans (St. Albans, VT)
Jess Babcock: Senior Pitcher, Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax (Fairfax, VT)
Jamie Strek: Senior Pitcher, Peoples Academy (Morrisville, VT)

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.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?