High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Bishop OConnell

Virginia Softball POY: Tori Finucane

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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.

For her 48 fellow Gatorade State Softball Player of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Tori Finucane

THE BASICS

School: Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.)
Grade: Junior
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5-foot-7

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Finucane led the Knights (27-1) to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament title and the Virginia Independent Schools state championship this past season. She posted a 27-1 record with a 0.09 ERA and 332 strikeouts in 161 innings pitched. Finucane allowed 41 hits and walked 22 batters, holding opponents to a .077 batting average. At the plate, the two-time WCAC Player of the Year hit .363 with two home runs and 25 RBI.

Academic excellence: Finucane has maintained a 3.57 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: Selected as the editor-in-chief of her school paper, The Visor, for the 2012-13 school year, she has volunteered locally as a youth softball coach and mentor.

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