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THE WINNER: Erika Millett
School: White Mountains Regional (Whitefield, N.H.)
Athletic achievement: She led the Spartans to a 16-0 record and a berth in the Division III state tournament, scheduled to begin June 3. Millett owned a 13-0 record with a 1.35 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 81 innings pitched through 16 games. A two-time First Team All-State selection, she also batted .475 with a home run, eight RBI and a .522 on-base percentage.
Academic excellence: Millett has maintained a 3.22 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation, as an event organizer for her class and as a youth softball coach.
“Erika Millett is an extremely dominant pitcher who exhibits both emotional and physical control on the mound,” said Skip Dubois, head coach at Franklin. “She utilizes a well-controlled fastball ranging approximately 60 mph along with a seasoned curve and a knee buckling change-up. She displays sportsmanship at all times and has continued to work at pitching extensively during the off-season throughout her high school career.”
THE FUTURE: Millett will play for Southern Maine.