Softball senior first to be player of the year twice

Katie Martin was named Daktronics Inc. National Player of the Year for the second time.
Katie Martin was named Daktronics Inc. National Player of the Year for the second time.
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Laker softball player Katie Martin is the first in the country to be named player of the year twice.

Martin, a senior infielder, was named Daktronics Inc. National Player of the Year on May 23. She earned the same honor in 2011.

She also earned First Team All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association for the second time (first in 2011), the only Grand Valley softball player ever to do so.

The NFCA is comprised of Division II coaches; the Daktronics National Player of the Year is voted on by sports information directors.

Laker teammates Nellie Kosola and Sara Andrasik earned All-America honorable mention.

More about Martin’s record-setting season is online, click here.

Softball head coach Doug Woods called Martin one of the most prolific hitters in Grand Valley softball history.
 

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