High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Coalfield

Eye on POY: Tennessee softball

June, 1, 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.

Lindsey Fadnek
Senior right-handed pitcher, Coalfield (Tenn.)

2012 Team record: 39-10-1 (Class A)
2012 Team standing: Lost Class A state semifinal to Christian Grace Academy (Knoxville, Tenn.), 8-0

2012 Batting average: .345
2012 RBI: 32
2012 Runs: 14

2012 W-L record: 34-9
2012 ERA: 0.58
2012 Strikeouts: 567

Academics: B average
Collegiate destination: Marshall University

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Struck out 2.15 batters per inning. 2011 First Team All-American as named by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Class A First Team All-State selection as named by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.

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