In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced on Thursday its Gatorade 2019-2020 Softball State Players of the Year.
Scroll down to see the complete 2019-2020 list (click on the the state name to link to the winner’s page)
Click HERE to see the Gatorade 2018-2019 State Softball Players of the Year
Click HERE to see the Gatorade 2017-2018 State Softball Players of the Year
The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
Each state finalist is a candidate for the prestigious Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year award to be announced in June.
Past state softball award-winners include Catherine Osterman (2000-01, Cy Spring High School, Texas), Kelsey Stewart (2009-10, Arkansas City High School, Kan.), Carley Hoover (2012-13 D.W. Daniel High School, S.C.), Jenna Lilley (2012-13, Hoover High School, Ohio), Morgan Zerkle (2012-13 Cabell Midland High School, W. Va.), and Rachel Garcia (2014-15, Highland High School, Calif.).
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport.
From the 12 national winners, one male and one female athlete are each named Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year. In all, 607 athletes are honored each year.
Since the program’s inception in 1985, Gatorade Player of the Year award recipients have won hundreds of professional and college championships, and many have also turned into pillars in their communities, becoming coaches, business owners and educators.
To learn more about the Gatorade Player of the Year program, check out past winners or to nominate student-athletes, visit www.Gatorade.com/POY, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatoradePOY or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Gatorade.
Gatorade 2019-2020 Softball State Players of the Year
* = Repeat State Player of the Year
|District of Columbia||JoJo||Scurry|
|North Carollina||Kenna Raye||Dark|