High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Alex Kotter

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.

Brooke Boetjer
Senior Pitcher, South Putnam High (Greencastle, IN)

2012 Team record: 28-0
2012 Team standing: Top-ranked team in Class 2A

2012 Batting average: .545
2012 RBI: 36
2012 Runs: 24

2012 W-L record: 19-0
2012 ERA: 0.12
2012 Strikeouts: 142

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Indiana

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Miss Softball finalist; First Team All-State; Team has 53-game winning streak.

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