NAME: Erika Leonard
SCHOOL: Mercy High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2011
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Softball scholarship to Florida State University
RESIDENCE: White Oak
PARENTS: Jamie & Sherri
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Play professional softball
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Mercy senior catcher and a 4-year varsity starter, Erika Leonard is the reigning 2-time GGCL Scarlet Softball Player of the Year. Last season Erika led the league in batting (543 avg., 23 RBIs) for the 2nd straight year. She was named Cincinnati Div. II Player of the Year (Enquirer), 1st team all-city, 2nd team all-state and the region’s Softball Player of the Year by the local Women’s Sports Association. In 2008, Erika was selected to compete in the Club USA Tournament in Hawaii and she finished 1st in the national high school Home Run Derby. In the summer Erika competes for the Florida Gold Coast Hurricanes, one of the best programs in the country. A good student who gives much of her time to community service, Erika will continue her softball career next season at Florida State University. Her favorite athlete is Albert Pujols, favorite entertainer is Rascal Flatts, favorite book is The Outsiders and her most-like-to-meet is “anyone famous.”
COACH’S QUOTE – Erika is a very dedicated athlete who constantly works hard to improve her game. She is a great team leader that encourages her teammates and helps them improve. She is a positive role model on and off the field.” – Stefanie Kathman, Softball Coach
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