High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Emily Lockman

California Softball POY: Emily Lockman

June, 6, 2012
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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: Emily Lockman

THE BASICS

School: Norco (Calif.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Pitcher
Height: 5-foot-4

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Lockman led the Cougars (31-2) to the Southern Section Division I championship this past season. She posted a 31-2 record with a 0.35 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 220 innings pitched, allowing just 111 hits and 11 walks. At the plate, Lockman, a two-time First Team All-Big VIII League selection, batted .389 with four home runs, nine doubles and 33 RBI. In five postseason games, she pitched 35 innings, allowing one earned run on 16 hits with 19 strikeouts and one walk.

Academic excellence: Lockman has maintained a 3.95 weighted GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally at a retirement home and as a youth softball coach.

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