Clarke HS Senior Named Gatorade Softball Player of the Year


Sarah Cornell, a senior at W.T. Clarke High School has been recognized as the 2015-2016 Gatorade New York Softball Player of the Year by the Gatorade Company and USA Today High School Sports.

The accolade distinguishes one winner from the District of Columbia and all 50 states in high school sports for their athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.   

“Sarah’s been playing on the varsity team since she was in the seventh grade,” W.T. Clarke HS Athletic Director Joshua Friedman said. “I’ve seen the work and effort she’s put in, and for it to pay off not only in team accomplishments but also in individual accolades, makes me very proud of her.”

For Sarah, who has been playing since the first grade, softball has always been an important aspect of her life, teaching her about friendship, leadership and time management skills. Upon receiving the recognition, she was ecstatic.

“It felt so amazing knowing my hard work has paid off,” she said. “This is a huge accomplishment, and I’m excited to be Gatorade’s Softball Player of the Year.”

The district congratulates Sarah on this tremendous accomplishment and wishes her success as she attends Hofstra University in the fall, where she will continue to play softball.