Softball player of the week (4/1): The Colony's Tori Hawk

What she did: Hawk went 6-for-10 with a double, two triples, two home runs, eight RBIs and six runs scored for the week. She led The Colony, the No. 9 team in SportsDay’s Class 4A area rankings, to victories over No. 10 Frisco Centennial, Little Elm and Frisco Liberty. That put The Colony (18-5, 7-1) in first place in District 9-4A by one game over Centennial.

Who is she? A senior shortstop who will go on to play for Independence (Kan.) Community College. She was named her district’s co-offensive player of the year last season and has started on the varsity since she was a freshman.

The stats: Hawk is hitting .435 with two doubles, six triples, four home runs and 16 RBIs. She has scored 25 runs and stolen 21 bases.

She said it: After hitting two home runs last week, Hawk said, “I never used to be a power hitter. It’s just something that happened. I’ve just been working hard every day and getting in the [batting] cages and focusing on what I need to do at the plate.”

Coach said it: “She has such a good work ethic. She is so coachable. She absorbs everything and is such a competitor.” — Deana Coleman

Did you know? After finishing at Independence Community College, Hawk hopes to go on to Oklahoma State. … She wants to become a softball coach. … Hawk also played volleyball for The Colony and was a first-team all-district selection as a junior.

Honorable mention 





Mariah Denson  

Mans. Timberview  


Shut out Midlothian, Duncanville, 22 strikeouts, 3 hits allowed 

Brooke McCarroll  



4-for-6, home run, triple, 4 runs, 6 RBIs in 2 wins 

Kelly Powell  

Flower Mound  


Game-winning RBI double vs. state No. 1-ranked FM Marcus 

Shelby Wilson  

Mes. Poteet  


5-for-5, 2 home runs, double, 9 RBIs in 2 wins 

Ryan Wright  

Mans. Legacy  


4-for-8, 8 RBIs, 3 runs in two wins 

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