The Gatorade State Softball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2014-15 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
For a list of the other Gatorade State Softball Players of the Year winners, click here.
THE WINNER: Meghan Beaubien
School: SMCC (Monroe, Mich.)
Athletic achievement: She has led the Kestrels (34-4) to the Division 3, Regional 22 semifinals, scheduled for June 6. Beaubien is 24-3 in the circle with a 0.38 ERA and 393 strikeouts in 164.2 innings pitched through 38 games. The 2014 Division 3 First Team All-State selection has allowed just 39 hits and 25 walks, recording nine no-hitters, including five perfect games. At the plate, she is batting .430 with three home runs, 29 RBI and a .640 slugging percentage.
Academic excellence: Beaubien has maintained a weighted 4.73 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a youth tutor and as a pitching instructor, and she has donated her time to multiple community-service initiatives on behalf of her school’s Interact Club.
“Meghan Beaubien is without a doubt the success of SMCC softball this year,” said Heather Holshoe, head coach of Huron High. “As the season goes on, she has gotten stronger and stronger.”
THE FUTURE: Beaubien has verbally committed to Michigan.