Rhode Island Softball POY: Lindsay Mayer

Rhode Island Softball POY: Lindsay Mayer

Gatorade Player of the Year

Rhode Island Softball POY: Lindsay Mayer

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THE WINNER: Lindsay Mayer

THE BASICS

School: Lincoln (R.I.)
Grade: Senior
Position: RHP/SS
Height: 5-foot-4

Athletic achievement: The state’s returning Gatorade Softball Player of the Year led the Lions to an 18-0 record and a berth in the Division I state tournament winner’s bracket semifinals against Toll Gate (Warwick, R.I.), scheduled for June 4. At the time of her selection, Mayer owned a 15-0 record and a 0.82 ERA with 150 strikeouts in 103 innings pitched. At the plate, the unanimous Division I Player of the Year was batting .508 with three home runs, 16 runs scored, 27 RBI and an .810 slugging percentage.

Academic excellence: Mayer has maintained a 3.79 GPA.

Exemplary character: An experienced pianist, she has volunteered locally as part of a fundraising campaign to benefit cancer research and as a youth softball coach and mentor.

THE PRAISE

“Lindsay Mayer is the best player in the state,” said Paul Kennedy, head coach of Veterans Memorial (Warwick, R.I.). “She’s such a great pitcher but she is also a very, very good shortstop and she’s an incredibly talented hitter.”

THE FUTURE: Mayer has signed with Virginia.

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