In the most important games, not only did she deliver clutch hits, she also came up with the biggest strikeouts.
That is why Jackson High School two-way standout Iyanla “Ice” De Jesus is Scorebook Live’s 2019 all-state softball player of the year.
De Jesus, a Coastal Carolina signee, led the Timberwolves to back-to-back Class 4A state championships, slugging 11 home runs with 41 RBI while dominating in the circle as arguably the state’s most dominant pitcher — 19-2 record with a 0.95 earned-run average, striking out 292 batters in 132-plus innings.
Ken Simpson is Scorebook Live’s coach of the year. In his second season as head coach, Simpson led Garfield High School to its first state softball title in the school’s 99-year history. The Bulldogs beat Yelm, 10-4, in the Class 3A state finals at the RAC in Lacey.
Catcher: Jennifer Cummings, Redmond, junior
Corner infielder: Sydney Brown, Mountain View, junior
Corner infielder: Tayelyn Cutler, Yelm, senior
Corner infielder: Addison Pettit, Richland, junior
Middle infielder: Kaily Christensen, Woodland, junior
Middle infielder: Ashlyn Whalen, W.F. West, junior
Middle infielder: Rachel Wicker, Rogers (Puyallup), junior
Outfielder: Olivia Ellingson, Puyallup, junior
Outfielder: Kiki Milloy, Redmond, senior
Outfielder: Macy Tarbox, Jackson, senior
Utility: Haley Rainey, Adna, sophomore
Pitcher: Olivia Grey, Woodland, senior
Pitcher: Kaylie Hoskins, Lake Stevens, senior
Pitcher: Brooke Nelson, Bonney Lake, senior
Pitcher: Kaia Simpson, Garfield, senior
Player of the year: Iyanla “Ice” De Jesus, Jackson, senior
Coach of the year: Ken Simpson, Garfield