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Michigan 2021 High School Softball Player of the Year Contest!

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Welcome to the 2021 Michigan High School Softball Player of the Year Contest sponsored by Total Softball and State Champs! The fan voting portion of the Contest has ended!!!

Thanks much to all of our great contestants this year!! And Congratulations to our Final Four Below!!! Stay tuned in the coming week for an announcement on this year's SPOTY!!!

The criteria that will be used to select the 2021 Michigan High School Softball Player of the Year Contest champion will be: Performance Throughout Season 30%, Level Of Competition 20%, Online Vote 20%, Big Game Performance 15%, Team Success 10%, Highly Recruited Athlete 5%.

The 2021 Total Softball Player of the Year will be announced the week of June 21. The final award selection and presentation will take place with our good friends at Total Softball! Please check out State Champs! Michigan’s High School Sports Show - which premieres Sundays on or the FREE State Champs Sports Streaming APP for the latest updates on the contest! Or stream it on our You Tube channel at

Maggie Murphy

Farmington Hills Mercy

Class: 2021 | Position: SS/C

Commitment: Miami (Ohio)

Hit .584 with 12 home runs as a sophomore, earning all-state honorable mention for the Marlins. Also plays hockey for Mercy, and has been a team captain since her sophomore season. CURRENT STATS (thru 6/10): .467 AVG, .492 OBP, 1.103 SLG, 1.595 OPS, 6-2Bs, 10-3Bs, 14 HRs; 62 RBI, 45 runs scored, 6/6 stolen bases, 8 BB/6 K; .978 fielding pct.
Maggie Murphy

Macy Irelan


Class: 2022 | Position: P

Commitment: Kent State

An all-region and all-conference pitcher as a freshman for the Trojans, leading Owosso to a Flint Metro League co-championship. She’s taken it up a notch as a junior, leading the Trojans to a district and conference championship in the same season for the first time in program history. She’s thrown all but one game for the Trojans, posting 32 wins. Irelan is also an accomplished swimmer, the first female in school history to earn all-state honors in the sport. CURRENT STATS (thru 6/10): 32-3, 212 IP, 0.561 ERA, 421 K/37 BB, 0.599 WHIP; .538 AVG, .906 SLG, 1.505 OPS, 22-2Bs, 3-3Bs, 5 HRs, 51 RBI
Macy Irelan

Kali Heivilin

Three Rivers

Class: 2021 | Position: SS

Commitment: Alabama

Broke her own school record for home runs with 19 as a sophomore, adding seven triples and 13 doubles among her 68 hits, batting .596 with 65 RBI and a state-record 88 runs scored. On the Central Region watch list for the Premier Girls Fastpitch High School All-American Game. Ranked in the top 50 in the 2021 class by Extra Inning Softball, and was an Extra Inning All-American in 2019. FINAL STATS: .600 AVG, .694 OBP, 1.492 SLG, 2.186 OPS, 72H, 8-2BBs, 6-3Bs, 29 HRs, 71 RBI, 88 runs scored, 35 BB/9 K, .934 fielding pct.
Kali Heivilin

Ava Bradshaw

South Lyon

Class: 2024 | Position: P

Commitment: Uncommitted

The state of Michigan has had some very good pitchers who’ve started out their careers in a dominant mode, and Bradshaw may be the next one in that list, as she’s been lights-out for the Lions as a freshman, posting three complete-game no-hitters. Her only four losses on the season are to Division 1 ranked teams in South Lyon East, Allen Park and Walled Lake Northern (twice). CURRENT STATS (thru 6/10): .455 AVG, .531 OBP, .800 SLG, 1.331 OPS, 47 H, 7-2Bs, 3-3Bs, 6 HRs, 26 RBI, 14 runs scored, 13 K/12 BB; 24 GS, 151.1 IP, 19-4, 1.156 ERA, 0.753 WHIP, 272 K/43 BB, .136 BAA
Ava Bradshaw