THE WINNER: Alexis Bower
School: Williamsport (Pa.)
Athletic achievement: She posted a 17-3 record in the circle with a 0.45 ERA and 225 strikeouts in 138.2 innings this past season, leading the Millionaires (18-3) to the District 2 finals. Bower also batted .613 with nine home runs and 24 RBI. She is a First Team All-State selection and was the Class AAAA Player of the Year as a junior.
Academic excellence: Bower has maintained an A average.
Exemplary character: An active member of her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and youth softball programs.
“Bower is a great pitcher,” said Kayleen Sidisky, head coach at Bald Eagle (Wingate, Pa.). “She throws hard and has great movement on the ball. Offensively, she was a threat every at bat, and she’s very quick on the bases too.”
THE FUTURE: Bower has signed with St. Francis.