#AthleteSpotlight: Alyssa Gappa


Omaha Northwest junior Alyssa Gappa had a dream softball season this fall by being an absolute nightmare for opposing pitchers.

Gappa finished the year with 18 home runs for the Huskies, which was good for the fourth most among all players in the state and placed her second among all Class A players. Gappa had three multi-homer games for Northwest this fall, but she did more than just hit the long ball.

Gappa also hit .529 for the season and her OPS (on-base plus slugging percentages) was a whopping 2.008. Gappa drove in 41 runs and scored 44 herself. She also drew 20 walks and struck out just seven times on the season, helping Omaha Northwest to a record of 16-14.

For her career, Gappa is hitting .486 with 33 home runs. That kind of success on the diamond has not gone unnoticed by college coaches.

Gappa will be playing later this month at the D9 Tournament in Orlando as a member of the Iowa Premier Gold team. Texas and Minnesota are two big-time programs that asked Gappa to take part in the tournament. She has also received interest from Alabama, Oklahoma State, Wichita State, UMKC, Iowa, Iowa State and UNO.

In total yet this fall, Gappa will play in three tournaments with Iowa Premier Gold and two more with Nebraska Premier Gold.

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