Incoming Freshman Named National Player of the Year
COLUMBIA - Mizzou softball signee Casey Stangel (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) was named the MaxPreps 2013 National High School Softball Player of the Year, it was recently announced. The soon-to-be Tiger was dominant for Lake City High School, batting .640 with 16 home runs and a 1.393 slugging percentage while pitching to a 28-0 record with 208 strikeouts in 143.0 innings.
Stangel helped lead Lake City to its second Class 5A State Championship in three years after also playing on its 2011 title team. In 2013, she compiled a 0.73 ERA in the circle while also recording 64 RBI at the plate.
A MaxPreps All-American as a junior, Stangel recently received her third-straight Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year award. She was a Third Team NFCA High School All-America honoree last season.
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