High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Toms River East

Eye on POY: New Jersey softball

June, 4, 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.

Kelsey Dominik
Senior right-handed pitcher/infielder, Kingsway Regional (Swedesboro, N.J.)

2012 Team record: 26-3 (Group III)
2012 Team standing: Group III state semifinal vs. Lawrence on Tuesday

2012 Batting average: .487
2012 RBI: 43
2012 Runs: 43

2012 W-L record: 24-3
2012 ERA: 0.67
2012 Strikeouts: 268

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: Temple University

How she’s played herself into the State POY conversation: Recorded 1.5 strikeouts per inning, a 7.3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 0.67 WHIP. Produced a 1.079 slugging percentage and .639 on-base percentage through 29 games. Amassed 12 doubles and 11 home runs. 2010 and 2011 Third Team All-State selection. 2010 Player of the Year as named by the Gloucester County Times. 2010 and 2011 First Team All-Group III selection.

Read More »