Athlete of the Week: Greene's Rebecca Hanrahan

Greene’s softball team is off to one of its best starts in the program’s history, and sophomore pitcher Rebecca Hanrahan’s success mirrors that of her team.

Hanrahan struck out over 200 batters in her freshman season leading the Trojans to a MAC Division I title and an appearance in the Section IV, Class C championship game. Through the first third of this season, Hanrahan is on pace to shatter her first-season numbers, and the Trojans look every bit as good this year as the team that nearly advanced to the state tournament in 2009.

“She really has had an outstanding start to this season,” said Greene coach Rick Smith summing up his sophomore hurler’s mind-boggling achievements.

At some point, one would expect Hanrahan to slow her pace and have an off night. Contrary to that notion, Hanrahan’s seventh game – Wednesday afternoon against Unatego – may have been the best all-around five-inning performance by a single player in Section IV this season.

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