Husker softball signee named Nebraska’s Gatorade Player of the Year

Husker softball signee named Nebraska’s Gatorade Player of the Year

Pitcher and infielder Courtney Wallace, who will be a freshman on the Nebraska softball team this fall, was named Nebraska’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year on Monday.

Wallace adds this honor to a PGF Regional All-American award, which she earned in May.

Wallace played four years on varsity for Papillion-La Vista High School and played club ball for Nebraska Gold. She helped Papillion-La Vista to the Class A State Tournament in each of her four years.

As a senior, she posted an 18-1 record as a pitcher, with an ERA of 0.28 and 162 strikeouts in 2017. Her ERA was the lowest recorded in the state since the pitching mound moved from 40 to 43 feet.

At the plate, Wallace hit .504 and had nine home runs, ten doubles, four triples, 35 RBIs, 45 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.

She helped her team to the 2017 state title with a 16-4 win over Lincoln Southwest.