Michigan Softball POY: Alyssa Huntley

Michigan Softball POY: Alyssa Huntley

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Michigan Softball POY: Alyssa Huntley


THE WINNER: Alyssa Huntley


School: Stevenson (Sterling Heights, Mich.)
Grade: Senior
Position: RHP
Height: 5-foot-6

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.


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