Athlete of the Year - Detail

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Athlete of the Year - Detail

Athlete of the Year - Detail

Brooke Nelson
Bonney Lake High School / University of Washington
2019
Softball, Fastpitch-Womens

    2019 "Sis" Names TAC Athlete of the Year

    Female - Brooke Nelson, Bonney Lake

    Brooke Nelson is in a "League of Her Own" when it comes to Fastpitch. Her statistics are mind-boggling but as good as she is on the field, she is equally as good off the diamond. Brooke is currently hitting .781 in the Pierce County 3A League. While 25 hits in 32 at-bats is a remarkable feat, to make that number even more notable are her 13 extra base hits, which is over 50 percent of all her hits. In pitching, her Earned Run Average is a stunning 0.62, and Brooke is currently second all-time in state history for strikeouts. With this article written before the state championships games, it is possible she will break the record. She is one of only three players ever to reach 1000 strikeouts as a pitcher in state history. Brooke's career batting average is .638 hitter, and her ERA is 0.59.

    As a junior, Brooke received the "Sis" Names TAC Athlete of the Year along with many other awards and accolades. In 2018, Brooke was named the Tacoma News Tribune Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year, and 3A Pitcher of the Year in Washington. In 2016, 2017, and 2018 she was named the 3A State Player of the Year. Also, she has been named the WIAA player of the week five times during her high school career.

    Her coach writes, "As much as Brooke is a tremendous player, she may be the best two-way player this state has ever produced in Fastpitch. Her greatest attribute to our program at Bonney Lake is her leadership. She is outstanding and selfless in servitude, often being the first one to take the field after practice, pick up gear, or do what needs to be done. The example she sets for younger players is exemplary. She is always the loudest person cheering for her teammates. She completely embodies what a quality student-athlete and teammate should be."

    Brooke is also active at school where she has been a Class Senator every year. She has been a captain of the girls' volleyball team, a member of the National Honors Society, and a volunteer at local school. As a junior, the University of Washington asked her to commit to becoming a Husky. I suspect that Northwest fastpitch fans will continue to have the incredible opportunity to see Brooke Nelson continue her prowess on the campus of the University of Washington. Bravo and congratulations to Brooke Nelson for receiving the "Sis" Names Athlete of the Year Award for the second year in a row.
    Athlete of the Year - Detail