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This season, with Emily gone to Stanford, Ashley helped maintain the Wolves' recent run of excellence. She hit .437, with 30 walks for a .566 on-base percentage, and had 13 homers, nine doubles and 49 RBIs for a team that finished 24-12. She's the Record/Ledger Player of the Year, following Emily, the winner in 2017 and 2018.
"Her absence is going to be felt for sure," Oswego East coach Sarah Davies said. "She is a true athlete that loves what she does and works at what she does to get better."
A towering presence behind the plate and at bat, Schultz was intimidating to other teams. Davies said she didn't have too many caught-stealing numbers. Nobody ran on her.
Davies recalls Schultz's homer against Yorkville, late in the season after two pop ups. Schultz also had a big hit in a win over Oswego, and an opposite-field shot against Plainfield Central on Senior Night.
"She is a master of her craft," Davies said.