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Future Skyhawk is Indiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year

Future Skyhawk is Indiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year
Future Skyhawk is Indiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year | Morgan Lewis, The University of Tennessee at Martin, 2009-10 Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of the Year, Donley Canary, UTM, UT Martin, softball

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MARTIN, Tenn. – Morgan Lewis, who signed a national letter of intent to play softball at The University of Tennessee at Martin beginning this fall, was named the 2009-10 Gatorade Indiana Softball Player of the Year earlier this month.
The award, in its 25th year, recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. It distinguishes Lewis as Indiana’s best high school softball player.
The 5-9 senior right-handed pitcher owned a 29-1 record this season with a 0.27 ERA at the time of her selection, leading the Lutheran High School Saints (32-2) to a second-place finish in the Class 1A state tournament. A four-time All-Marion County selection, Lewis has recorded 343 strikeouts in 184 innings and is batting .544 with 33 RBI through the first 33 games of her senior season.
“We are excited to have Morgan as a part of our program,” Skyhawk head softball coach Donley Canary said. “She will be a big benefit to our team in the circle and she is a quality hitter that we can depend on.”
Lewis has maintained a 3.78 GPA in the classroom.
She is a talented musician, and has volunteered locally on behalf of toy collection drives for needy children and Habitat for Humanity.
“Morgan is the epitome of a student-athlete,” Canary said.
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 and field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport.
Lewis joins recent Gatorade Indiana Softball Players of the Year Mel Dumezich (2008-09, Whitting), Katie Hackney (2007-08, Huntington North) and Emily Wethington (2006-07, Scecina Memorial) among the state’s list of former award winners.

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