Bishop O’Connell junior Kathryn Sandercock was named Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year on Monday.
Sandercock was one of the top softball players in the area this season as she went 26-0 and posted a 0.09 ERA, while recording 330 strikeouts in 151 innings pitched. The James Madison commit was impressive at the plate, hitting .471 with eight home runs, 10 doubles, seven triples and 57 RBI.
Sandercock played a big role for a Bishop O’Connell team that finished 27-0, and won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title as well as the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I state title.
Georgetown Visitation’s Sydney Love-Baker and Leonardtown’s Kaitlin Beasley-Polko also received Gatorade Player of the Year honors for D.C. and Maryland. Baker supported a .550 batting average and was named First-Team All-Met by the Washington Post. Polko held a 21-2 record and a 0.36 ERA in the circle this season.
Sandercock is the third Bishop O’Connell softball player to receive this prestigious award.