ESPN selects Schreyer as state softball player of the year

  • Written by Don Mann
Madi Schreyer
Madi Schreyer. File photo/Don Mann
A dedicated ESPNHS team, headed by Boston-based writer and editor Ben Rohrbach, managed the network’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year selection process resulting in state winners based on the program’s three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2011-12 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.



School: Woodinville (Wash.)

Grade: Junior

Position: Pitcher

Height: 5-foot-11


Athletic achievement: Schreyer led the Falcons (26-0) to the Class 4A state championship this past season. She posted a 21-0 record with a 0.28 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 123 innings pitched.

A member of the Canadian Junior National Team, Schreyer allowed 28 hits and walked 33 batters, holding opponents to a .088 batting average.

In the state final, she gave up three hits and struck out eight in a 6-0 win over defending champion Walla Walla (Wash.).

Academic excellence:

Schreyer has maintained a 3.91 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character:

She has volunteered locally as an elementary school teaching assistant, a peer mentor/tutor and as a youth softball coach.


“Madi Schreyer is overpowering on the mound physically as well as mentally,” said Jim Magnuson, head coach of rival Issaquah (Wash.). “There is no one that has a greater impact on the game.”

THE FUTURE: Schreyer has made a verbal commitment to attend Stanford University on an athletic scholarship beginning in the fall of 2013.

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