High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Lilly Fecho

Illinois Softball POY: Lilly Fecho

June, 6, 2012
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: Lilly Fecho


School: Glenbard North (Carol Stream, Ill.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Left-handed pitcher
Height: 6-foot


Athletic achievement: Fecho led the Panthers to a 34-3 record and the Class 4A sectional finals this past season. A two-time unanimous All-Conference and All-Area selection, she posted a 27-3 record in the circle with a 0.88 ERA and 254 strikeouts against 54 walks in 192 innings pitched. Fecho batted .393 with eight home runs and 33 RBI, scoring 28 runs while producing a .696 slugging percentage and .424 on-base percentage in 2012.

Academic excellence: Fecho has maintained a 5.40 weighted GPA (on a 5.0 scale ) in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A member of the Mu Alpha Theta mathematics honor society and Spanish Honor Society, she has volunteered on behalf of SADD, her church community and as a youth softball instructor.

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