High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Carmen Spencer

Eye on POY: Washington D.C. softball

May, 24, 2012
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.

Sarah Ing
Sophomore right-handed pitcher, National Cathedral School (Washington, D.C.)

2012 Team record: 12-5 (ISL A)
2012 Team standing: Independent School League Class A champions; lost Best of D.C. Tournament championship game to Georgetown Visitation (Washington, D.C.), 2-1

2012 Batting average: .491
2012 RBI: 28
2012 Runs: 23

2012 W-L record: 11-4
2012 ERA: 1.61
2012 Strikeouts: 154

Academics: B-plus average
Collegiate destination: School Name (commitment)

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Recorded 1.8 strikeouts per inning, produced a 6.5-to-1 K-to-BB ratio and allowed just 0.9 baserunners per inning on the mound. Collected a .772 slugging percentage and .508 on-base percentage. Generated 0.49 RBI per at-bat. 2012 D.C. Softball Classic All-Star Game selection. 2012 All-Independent School League Class A selection.

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