THE WINNER: Alyssa Huntley
School: Stevenson (Sterling Heights, Mich.)
Athletic achievement: She led the Titans to a 24-6 record and a berth in the Division 1, District 23 tournament final, scheduled for June 4. At the time of her selection, Huntley owned a 21-3 record with two saves, a 0.70 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 159.1 innings pitched. At the plate, the two-time Macomb County Player of the Year batted .494 with six home runs, 12 doubles, 24 runs scored, 42 RBI and a .843 slugging percentage through 30 games.
Academic excellence: Huntley has maintained a 3.02 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a youth softball coach.
“Alyssa is a hard thrower who has a lot of confidence and takes control of the game,” said Matt Joseph, head coach of Utica Ford (Sterling Heights, Mich.). “When she gets in a jam she can rear back and give that little bit extra to get that big strikeout or pop out to thwart the rally. Offensively she is a threat to make something happen every time she comes to the plate.”
THE FUTURE: Huntley has signed with Eastern Michigan.