Danielle Lawrie: University of Washington Pitcher Named Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year

May 31, 2009

Meet Danielle Lawrie, a University of Washington pitcher who was recently named Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. See photos, video and read a biography of Danielle here.

Danielle Lawrie

Danielle Lawrie

University of Washington pitcher Danielle Lawrie was named USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year, and deservedly so, as the junior set several records this past season – 37 wins, 472 strikeouts, 308 innings pitched, 19 shutouts, 43 starts and 39 complete games.

Lawrie fell short of a win today at the Women’s College World Series, as the Huskies lost to the Georgia Bulldogs 9-8. The win set a record as the highest-scoring game in the series’ history. Washington coach Heather Tarr said:

“I didn’t think the game was going to go this way, but that’s why we play the game. You never know what’s going to happen. And we’ve got to be more prepared to control our game. I don’t think we did a very good job of that today.”

Read more about Danielle Lawrie below.

Danielle Lawrie Biography

As a biography, Danielle Lawrie is 22 years old. She was born in April 1987 in Canada, so her age is 22. Her parents are Cheryl and Russ Lawrie, and has a brother, Bret.

She was a student at Brookswood Secondary, where she played softball. She was Most Valuable Player as a freshman and then again as a senior. She was a first team All-Star four times and was team captain for three years. She is a basketball player as well.

Upon graduation from Brookswood, she went on to the University of Washington, becoming the first Canadian on the team. She amassed several records and titles as a freshman and sophomore, too numerous to mention, but you can go here and read up on them yourself.

She did not play in the 2008 season, as she was a member of the Canadian National Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.

See photos and video of Danielle Lawrie below.

Danielle Lawrie
Danielle Lawrie

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