Maryknoll pitcher Shearyna Labasan was picked as the Gatorade Hawaii Softball Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced Thursday.
The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high academic achievement and exemplary character.
Labasan, a 5-foot-5 senior right-hander, went 15-3 with a 1.68 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 129 innings. She led the Spartans (15-3-1) to the state Division I semifinals. She is a three-time Honolulu Star-Advertiser first-etam All-State choice and also was named the ILH player of the year this season. A leadoff hitter, Labasan batted .444 with a .680 slugging percentage and a .553 on-base percentage.
Labasan carried a 3.86 weighted grade-point average, is a member of the National Honor Society and is an accomplished violist and ukulele player.
“Shearyna Labasan is quiet and humble by nature but competitive in spirit,” Maryknoll head coach John Uekawa said in a news release. “She has become the role model that I hope every future softball player can be. She is unselfish and accountable.”
Labasan accepted a scholarship to play for Western Washington this fall.
Recent Gatorade Hawaii Softball Players of the Year
>> 2015: Shearyna Labasan, Maryknoll
>> 2014: Aubree Kim, Mililani
>> 2013: Jaci Young, Punahou
>> 2012: Keiki Carlos, Mid-Pacific
>> 2011: Keiki Carlos, Mid-Pacific
>> 2010: Katie Manuma, Campbell
>> 2009: Brittney Guro, ‘Iolani
>> 2008: Amber Waracka, Kamehameha
>> 2007: Nicole Alconcel, Baldwin