High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Amy Rotriga

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.

Morgan Aguirre
Senior Pitcher, Logan High (Logan, WV)

2012 Team record: 28-7
2012 Team standing: Finished third in Class 3A

2012 W-L record: 15-5
2012 ERA: 1.03
2012 Strikeouts: 178

Academics: A average
Collegiate destination: Charleston

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: First Team All-State; One-hit shutout in sectional championship game; Recorded 0.83 WHIP.

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