Jocelyn Alo is the Gatorade Hawaii Softball Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced Thursday.
The award recognizes athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the field and it distinguishes Alo as Hawaii’s best high school softball player. She is now a finalist for the company’s national softball player of the year honor.
Alo, a 5-foot-8 junior catcher who transferred to Campbell from Kahuku, led the Sabers (18-1) to the Division I state title. Last Sunday, she was named the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s position player of the year. She is also a first-team All-Oahu Interscholastic Association selection. She batted .612 with eight home runs and 30 RBIs in all games, including the preseason.
Alo, who has a 3.75 grade-point average, has volunteered for cleanup initiatives and car wash fundraisers and is also active as a youth softball coach.
“Jocelyn Alo is a student-athlete who works hard in the classroom and on the softball field,” Campbell head coach Michael Hermosura said. “She leads by example with her work ethic both at home and in the community. She puts in countless hours taking extra batting practice or in the gym to get the edge while no one is watching.”
Alo is orally committed to play softball on scholarship at Cal beginning in the fall of 2017.
Recent Gatorade Hawaii Softball Player of the Year picks
>> 2016: Jocelyn Alo, Campbell
>> 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