Meet Danielle Lawrie, Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. Learn more about the story, plus find pictures, video, and a Danielle Lawrie biography here.
In May of 2009, Danielle Lawrie was recognized by the Amateur Softball Association of America as the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. Striving for more than just a title for herself she then led her University of Washington Huskies team to their first national championship, where she also received honors as the Women’s College Worlds Series Most Outstanding Player.
This year she led the nation in strikeouts and wins, which resulted in her earning the Honda Sports Award for softball in June.
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She was born on April 11, 1987, in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Her father and mother are Russ and Cheryl Lawrie, and her older brother Brett plays minor league baseball for the Brewers.
She is 5’ 7” and a right-handed pitcher/cleanup batter for UW. She participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as one of the 15 players selected to represent Canada’s women’s softball team. In her Olympic debut she earned a win triumphing over the Netherlands in a 9-2 victory. Once again, Danielle Lawrie stepped up her game striking out nine batters against Team Venezuela, but without support fell 2-0.