High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: National Cathedral School

D.C. Softball POY: Sarah Ing

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: Sarah Ing

THE BASICS

School: National Cathedral School (Washington, D.C.)
Grade: Sophomore
Position: Right-handed pitcher
Height: 5-foot-5

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Ing led the Eagles to a 12-5 record, the Independent School League Class A championship and the Best of D.C. Tournament title game this past season. A D.C. Softball Classic All-Star Game selection, she posted an 11-4 record in the circle with a 1.61 ERA and 154 strikeouts against 37 walks in 87 innings pitched. Also an All-ISL Class A selection, Ing batted .491 with three home runs and 28 RBI in 2012, producing a .772 slugging percentage and .508 on-base percentage.

Academic excellence: Ing has maintained a 3.29 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: An accomplished pianist and a writer for the school newspaper, she has also volunteered on behalf of her church’s youth group and Operation Smile. Ing plans to intern for the U.S. Congress this summer and will serve as both class vice president and a student ambassador in her junior year of high school.

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Eye on POY: Washington D.C. softball

May, 24, 2012
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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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Washington D.C. GXC ROY: Polly Terzian

January, 12, 2012
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A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.

THE WINNER: Polly Terzian

THE BASICS

School: National Cathedral School (Washington, D.C.)
Grade: Junior
Height: 5-foot-1

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Terzian raced to first place individually at the Independent School League Championships this past season with a time of 21:50, leading the Eagles to second place as a team. She also finished fourth at the Maryland/D.C. Private School Championships, second at the Lake Forest Cross Country Festival, third at the Mercersburg Invitational and fifth at the Battle of the Potomac.

Academic excellence: Terzian has maintained a 3.33 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A talented pianist, she has volunteered locally providing food for the homeless and assisting vision-impaired patients on behalf of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

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