South’s Emily McCutcheon Named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year

    South's Emily McCutcheon finishes a home run trot during the ASAA State Championship game against Chugiak, June 4, in Fairbanks. (ASAA)

    South Anchorage High School's Emily McCutcheon was named Gatorade Alaska Softball Player of the Year in June after helping the Wolverines earn their second consecutive state title.

      McCutcheon went 9-for-15 at the state tournament with three home runs, five doubles and seven RBIs. This season McCutcheon hit .658 with 16 home runs and 58 RBIs in 30 games for South (26-3-1). Those are serious power numbers.

      McCutcheon also hit 16 doubles while posting a .740 on-base percentage and a 1.539 slugging percentage.

      With 16 homers, she broke her own team record of 15 set last season.

      McCutcheon’s win gives the Cook Inlet Conference 12 straight seasons with the state player of the year.

    GATORADE ALASKA SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

    2022 - Emily McCutcheon, South

    2021 - Sabrina Jolin, South

    2020 - Sabrina Jolin, South

    2019 - Sabrina Jolin, South

    2018 – Daisy Page, East

    2017 – Danni Desjarlais, South

    2016 – Daisy Page, East

    2015 – Taria Page, East

    2014 – Taria Page, East

    2013 – Pauline Tufi, West

    2012 – Pauline Tufi, West

    2011 – Pauline Tufi, West

    2010 – Brittany Fenumiai, Juneau-Douglas

    2009 – Brittany Fenumiai, Juneau-Douglas

    2008 – Carrie Ann Laliberte, Juneau-Douglas

    2007 – Joanna Schultz, Chugiak

    2006 – Hannah Barril, Juneau-Douglas

    2005 – Krista Sowers, Bartlett

    2004 – Nicci Ward, Chugiak

    2003 – Nicci Ward, Chugiak

    2002 – Nicci Ward, Chugiak

    2001 – Abby Augdahl, Service

    Above - South's Emily McCutcheon and Chugiak's Sophia Fuller receive Player Of The Game certificates after the ASAA State Championship game, June 4, in Fairbanks. (ASAA)

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