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Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10:02 am

Linda Wallin Sportsmanship Award

Linda Wallin
1980 & 1986

This award was established to recognize Minor & Junior Division players demonstrating positive attitudes, leadership skills, & the qualities of good sportsmanship.

Linda Wallin played for the Slaterettes from 1980 to 1989. She was a top pitcher, shortstop and hitter. Those who knew her will tell you she was probably the best youth player to ever wear a Slaterettes uniform. She was the recipient of the Student Athlete Award when she graduated from Tolman High School in 1989 and was also the first person to ever earn varsity letters in 10 sports (track – 4, basketball – 4, & softball – 2). Linda fought a life-long battle with cystic-fibrosis. Doctors didn’t expect her to live past the age of 18 but she was just as much a fighter off the field as she was on it. Linda led a full life until she passed away on August 3, 2002 at the age of 30. She left behind her greatest accomplishment, her daughter, Mercedes.

We honor her not for her athleticism but rather for her love and passion for the game of baseball.  The respect and admiration that she had for the game itself, as well as for her coaches, teammates and opponents, made her the type of player (and person) we should all try to be.

Recipients

2017 Linda Wallin Sportsmanship Award Recipients Arielle Perch (Junior Division) and Alyssa Rock (Minor Division)

2016 Linda Wallin Sportsmanship Award Recipients Arielle Perch (Junior Division) and Alyssa Rock (Minor Division)

Year Minors Juniors
2010 Cassie Menard Nellie Harvey
2011 Mya Ramirez Charissa Menard
2012 Jazmine Lindall Evelyn Mortimer
2013 Julia Baker Bruna Carvalho
2014 Sabrina Angulo Sage Perez
2015 Kyleigh Arenas Sophia Brooks-Randall
2016  Alyssa Rock  Arielle Perch