The Gatorade National Softball player of the year was announced on the morning of June 4, and was given to Colorado native Ali Kilponen.
The duel-threat played at Valor Christian High School, located just south of Denver, CO, where she won the 4A player of the year award four years in a row.
Kilponen ended her senior year with 273 strikeouts in 134 innings with a 0.42 ERA. Not only that, but with the bat she couldn't be stopped with a .466 batting average, 26 RBI, and six home-runs.
In the Fall, Kilponen will be continuing her softball career at Louisiana State University.