NAME: Haven Dwyer
SCHOOL: McNicholas High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2021
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Committing to play at Purdue-Fort Wayne
PARENTS: Rob & Tricia
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad."
FUTURE GOAL: Have a successful academic and softball career
She is one of the best-ever to play the game at McNicholas High school. Senior Haven Dwyer is a versatile all-star softball player, having played multiple positions (pitcher, infielder, outfielder) and holds two dozen single-season and career school records in the sport.
Entering her senior season, in the circle, Haven had thrown 16 shutouts in her varsity career and three no-hitters. And, what a day she had earlier this season when, in a 16-0 win vs. Alter, not only did she pitch a perfect game but also at the plate she went 3-3 with a double, homerun, five RBI and two runs scored! Then, in a postseason 28-0 win vs. Clark Montessori, she pitched a no-hitter while at the plate she went 3-4 with two doubles, a homerun and seven RBI. She was named GCL Co-Ed Athlete of the Year, first team all-league, first team all-SWO District Div. III and first team all-Ohio Div. III this past season. Her team finished an impressive 12-2 in league play, 22-4 over all. Haven led the league in hitting (.674) and RBI (47) as well as wins in the circle (20), strike outs (297) and ERA (0.39).
In her sophomore season for the GCL Co-Ed champs, (the junior season was wiped out by the Covid pandemic), Haven batted a robust .612 with 44 RBI, eight home runs and 45 stolen bases. In the circle, she went 12-1 with 120 strikeouts in 83 innings pitched and a 0.25 ERA, which led the league, plus nine shutouts. Her 12 wins were second most in the league and her 120 strike outs were third most in the league. She was the GCL Co-Ed Central Player of the Year, first team all-city Div. II (Enquirer), first team all-league for the second straight year and first team all-SWO District for the second straight year.
Of the numerous school records she holds, she is the all-time leader in career hits, doubles, triples, batting average, stolen bases and RBI plus in the circle career wins, strike outs, ERA, shutouts, no-hitters and perfect games.
Haven also played four years of varsity basketball for the Lady Rockets. She averaged six points-four rebounds a game this past season, with double-digit scoring games vs. Kings (18 points), Mariemont (14 points) and Purcell Marian (13 points). She was honorable mention all-league.
A good student active in community service, she is a member of National Honor Society and has made the Dean's List the last 11 quarters. She also plays softball for the Ohio Hawks Gold-Hutchinson club team and has committed to play collegiately at Purdue University-Fort Wayne.
Her favorite athlete is Sis Bates, favorite book is The Outsiders, favorite movie is The Art of Racing in the Rain and most-like-to-meet is Michael Jordan.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Haven has dedication to both academics & softball, a tremendous work ethic toward softball, working extra hours on all facets of the sport; she has a great attitude in helping teammates and a drive to excel."
— Terry Doyle, Varsity Softball Coach