• 07-JUN-2017

2016-17 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year

On Wednesday, June 7, Taylor Dockins of Norco High School (Norco, Calif.) thought she was being filmed as part of a day in the life feature story, with the video crew capturing her daily routine, which regularly starts at Xpresso Urban Café in nearby Corona, Calif. Little did she know, her barista for the morning was two-time Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch, and she was about to be surprised with the 2016-17 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year trophy.

Finch walked up from behind the counter with Dockins’ order in hand, but she had more than just a coffee. That’s when Finch pulled out the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year trophy, and Dockins' reaction was priceless!

In addition to the above, the video is also available on the Gatorade POY YouTube page: 2016-17 Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year​​.