Castle View's Savannah Heebner is Gatorade's Softball Player of the Year for 14-15
The Gatorade State Softball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2014-15 season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Savannah Heebner
School: Castle View (Castle Rock, Colo.)
Athletic achievement: She led the Sabercats (20-4) to the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament this past season. Heebner posted a 20-4 record with a 0.77 ERA in the circle, along with a .444 batting average, four home runs and 16 RBI at the plate. The Continental League co-Player of the Year and a First Team All-State honoree, she struck out 263 batters while allowing just 30 walks in 164 innings pitched.
Academic excellence: Heebner has maintained a 3.43 GPA.
Exemplary character: Also a tennis and basketball standout and a devoted member of her church community, she has volunteered locally on behalf of youth sports programs, an elementary school literacy-outreach initiative and Sports Made Possible, which organizes baseball games for physically-challenged children.
“Heebner can straight-out dominate a game in the circle, and she’s become a complete player,” said Brian Stebbins, head coach at Douglas County High. “She really throws gas, and she added a good change this year that she could throw in any count.”
THE FUTURE: Heebner has signed with Houston.
Castle View’s not so secret weapon