Desert Ridge Athletics is proud to announce that Shaylee Ackerman is a Finalist for Arizona Republic Softball Player of the Year! Ackerman, a sophomore pitcher and outfielder, is batting .537 with 43 RBI, and 12 Home runs. As a pitcher, she has a 2.29 ERA. She has played a major role in the Jaguars current record of 21 and 4 and being in the State Quarter-Finals. Sunday night, Ackerman attended an Awards Gala at ASU’s Gammage Hall, where she was recognized as a Finalist. The winner will not be named until the conclusion of the season. The two other Finalists are Marissa Schuld from Pinnacle, and Alynah Torres from Cactus.