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Lawrie wins player of year

Updated: May 26, 2009, 10:57 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The best college softball player in the United States comes from a town just north of the border between Washington and British Columbia.

A junior pitcher for the University of Washington, Danielle Lawrie was named USA Softball Player of the Year during Tuesday's opening ceremonies at the Women's College World Series. She is the first player from the school to win the award and edged a pair of senior finalists in Florida's Stacey Nelson and Arizona State's Kaitlin Cochran. ...

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