NAME: Emily Young
SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Softball scholarship to Stanford University
PARENTS: Doug & Karen
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Mom & Dad
FUTURE GOAL: Play in Women's College World Series
One of the best softball players in the state of Ohio is Ursuline senior Emily Young, a four-year varsity starter who has played shortstop, catcher and centerfield for the Lions.
A Mason resident, Emily, who will be playing next year at Stanford University, is a two-time reigning GGCL Player of the Year and an Enquirer first team all-city selection. She has also been named second-team all-state the last two seasons plus she has been a two-time finalist for Cincinnati Sports Awards' Softball Player of the Year.
Emily led the GGCL in hitting with a lofty .627 batting average and knocked in 33 runs. She hit 13 doubles, seven triples and five homeruns for the GGCL champion Lions, who were an undefeated 10-0 in league play, 18-4 over all.
This follows a super junior year when she hit .590 with eight doubles, five triples and three home runs. She drove in 24 runs and scored 27. She also stole 18 bases and reached base at a .627 clip.
In addition to her prowess on the diamond, Emily is also an ultra-talented ice hockey player, having played for the Pittsburgh Pens Elite team for 10 years and twice was on a USA Hockey National Championships' runner-up team.
A great student, Emily is a four-time Academic All-American and a National Honor Society student who is active in community service.
Her favorite athletes are Katie Ledecky, Sierra Romero and Sidney Crosby, favorite entertainer is Ali Weekley (travel teammate from Mason), favorite book is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, favorite movie is Hidden Figures and most-like-to-meet is Stephen Hawking.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Emily is a five-tool player and a great teammate. She is extremely intelligent which is evident in the classroom and on the softball field."
— Missy Keith, Softball Coach
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