Maggie Buckholz has always been advanced for her age.
As a freshman for Silverton High School’s softball team last year she batted .688 and was a first-team all-state.
At the beginning of her sophomore year at Silverton last fall she committed to play softball at Oregon.
Now the shortstop is starting off her sophomore season of softball strong.
Buckholz had three hits in Wednesday’s 10-0 win against Crescent Valley and had three hits in Friday’s 4-3 loss to Corvallis.
She was selected as the athlete of the week by a Facebook vote of readers.
Buckholz, and the other the athletes of the week from the school year, will be honored during the first Mid-Valley Sports Awards show on June 7 at the Salem Convention Center.
For tickets and more information on the event, go to MidValleySportsAwards.com.