Gatorade names Megan Bloodworth as Georgia Softball Player of the Year

LaShaun Williams
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ATLANTA, GA — Gatorade on Friday announced Megan Bloodworth from Crisp County High School as their 2020-2021 Gatorade Georgia Softball Player of the Year.

The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.

Bloodworth is the first Gatorade Georgia Softball Player of the Year to be chosen from Crisp County High School. The award also distinguishes her as Georgia’s best high school softball player.

Bloodworth will be joining an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports, including Cat Osterman (2000-01, Cy Springs High School, Texas), Kelsey Stewart (2009-10, Arkansas City High School, Kan.), Carley Hoover (2012-13, D.W. Daniel High School, S.C.), Jenna Lilley (2012-13, Hoover High School, Ohio), Morgan Zerkle (2012-13, Cabell Midland High School, W. Va.), and Rachel Garcia (2014-15, Highland High School, Calif.).

“If there was a better player than Megan Bloodworth in the state of Georgia then I’m really glad we didn’t play her,” said Kevin Mobley, head coach at Pike County High. “She always makes her presence felt on the field—not just at the plate, where she was fantastic, but also on defense. She was easily the most dominant player that we faced.

Since the program was established in 1985, the Gatorade Player of the Year recipients have won hundreds of championships both at the college and professional level, and many have also become figures in their respective communities as coaches, business owners and teachers.

Gatorade’s Player of the Year program awards one winner every year in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport.

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