NAME: Elle Buffenbarger
SCHOOL: Mason High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2017
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Going to state Final Four
HEIGHT: 5'6"-160 lbs.
PARENTS: Dave & Jill
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents & Coaches
FUTURE GOAL: A successful teacher that makes an impact on students' lives
A three-year varsity starter at pitcher and 1st base, Mason senior Elle Buffenbarger helped the Lady Comets win a fourth straight GMC title, going an undefeated 18-0 in league play, and an amazing 53-1 in league play over the past three seasons.
Fighting back from surgery entering her senior season, Elle In 26 games in the circle notched a 22-3 record with 242 Ks, 13 shutouts and a 0.67 ERA. Her 20 wins and 222 strikeouts during the regular season led the GMC.
Among numerous other awards, Elle was this year's Women's Sports Assn.'s Softball Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com GCSA Softball Player of the Year. Her junior year, Elle was GMC Player of the Year, 1st team all-city and 2nd team all-Ohio.
Last January, Elle traveled to the Netherlands to play softball for a USA Cup team, competing against teams from Europe and the U.S. and she won the Best Pitcher Award for the tournament.
Elle is a self-proclaims #1 Fan of the Lady Comets' basketball team, and worked as the team's manager this past season.
Elle will take her softball talents to Youngstown State University next season.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Elle is a talented pitcher and great teammate. She is extremely hard working but she is also fun, funny, and self-deprecating. As a leader, she is accountable for her mistakes and always deflects praise onto her teammates. She is kind and thoughtful of others, but is also one of the fiercest competitors to go through our program. Elle always plays to win."
— Liann Muff, Softball Coach
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