Maddie Murphy named ACFL November Junior Player of the Month
The Atlantic Coast Fastpitch League is excited to announce the ACFL’s November Junior Player of the Month: Maddie Murphy!
Murphy, an outfielder from Clayton, NC, competes for the Williamsburg Starz Gold National 14U team. She compiled a .500 batting average during the month of November with an OPS of 1.483.
“Maddie is a special talent who is very explosive,” said Coach Tom Bunn. “She is one of our most powerful hitters and one of our fastest base runners. She is a very coachable kid who plays the game with great energy and enthusiasm. We are lucky to have her and I have really enjoyed coaching her. Maddie is going to achieve at a very high level and I am looking forward to watching her do it.”
Q: Can you share a little bit about your softball story?
Murphy: I started playing softball at four years old on a local Rec ball team, then switched to travel ball at the age of eight. I started as an infielder, then in 10u I was transitioned to the outfield. My favorite part of playing in the outfield is running balls down, and throwing out base runners.
Q: What is your favorite softball memory?
Murphy: My favorite softball memory is my first travel ball home run. I had two strikes and we were down by two, I hit a home run to tie the game and we went on to win.
What is the Alliance Fastpitch Player Recognition Program?
The Player Recognition Program was built to recognize and spotlight our individual players in each Member League. Each month, registered Alliance Fastpitch coaches can nominate a player from their age division. League Leadership will review nominations and a monthly stats report from AthletesGoLive (AGL) to determine the League’s Player of the Month.
Following the announcement of each League’s Players of the Month, the Alliance Fastpitch will recognize a National Player of the Month.
To be considered for Player of the Month, your team must score League games in AGL so your stats will be included in the League’s monthly report.