NAME: Kelley Benhase
SCHOOL: Glen Este High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2011
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning World Series
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10”-160 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Union Township
PARENTS: Dave & Denise
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Mike Larabee
FUTURE GOAL: Compete in professional softball
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A 4-year varsity pitcher for the 2010 FAVC Buckeye and sectional champs, Kelley entered her senior season with 40 shutouts plus 6 no-hitters. She has already thrown a couple of no-hitters this year. Last season she posted a 17-3 record with 209 strikeouts and a .038 ERA, pitching 15 shutouts and 2 no-hitters. She also hit .419 with 19 RBIs. This followed a sophomore campaign in which she helped her team to its first ever district title, going 18-3 (0.39 ERA, 269 Ks) and being named FAVC Buckeye Player of the Year. Her many honors include being named 1st team all-conference and all-city 3 times. Also good at basketball, she is a National Honor Society student who is active in community service. She will continue her softball career next season at Northern Kentucky University. Her favorite athlete is Jenny Finch, favorite entertainer is Usher, favorite book is The Secret Life of Bees, and most-like-to-meet is Taylor Lautner.
COACH’S QUOTE -- “Kelley is a great team leader who works hard and is a great person who loves the sport of softball. Kelley will be a very hard player to replace. We will miss her.” -- Tim Gregory, Softball Coach.
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