Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 32 Jessica Simpson

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32. Jessica Simpson, North Canton Hoover, Softball, 2004-2008

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry struck out 1,162 batters in her career. She also shut out 69 opponents.


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry struck out 1,162 batters in her career. She also shut out 69 opponents.











32. Jessica Simpson, North Canton Hoover, Softball,
2004-2008:
During her four-year run in
Stark County, Simpson dominated the opposition as one of Ohio’s premiere
pitchers. She wrapped her career with a Division I state softball title and was
named first team All-Ohio for the third straight season. A three-time Federal
League player of the year and four-time first team all-league selection,
Simpson recorded some gaudy numbers. In 117 career games and 784 innings,
Simpson left a significant mark on the OHSAA record book. Her 69 career
shutouts are a state record, while her 103 career wins (against just 11 losses)
ranks second. Simpson’s 1,162 career strikeouts are fourth all-time. She also
issued 81 walks, had a 0.36 ERA, gave up 40 earned runs and had 14 no-hitters
in leading the Vikings to three Federal League titles. As a senior she recorded
373 strikeouts, 22 shutouts, five no-hitters and a 0.24 ERA in leading the
Vikings to a 32-2 record. She issued just 13 walks.

COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010

46. Marc Sylvester, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Track,  1997-2001

45. Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009

44. Dustin Schlatter, Graham/Massillon Perry, Wrestling, 2001-2005

43. Cachet Murray, Girard, Track, 2002-2005

42. Jantel Lavender, Cleveland Central Catholic, Basketball, 2003-2007

41. Whitney Meyers, Cincinnati St. Ursula, Swimming, 1999-2003

40. Lance Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2002-2006

39. Harry Lester, Cuy. Valley Shristian Academy, Wrestling, 1997-2001

38. O.J. Mayo, North College Hill, Basketball, 2003-2006

37. Michelle Munoz, Mason, Girls Basketball, 1997-2001

36. Maurice Clarett, Warren Harding, Football, 1997-2001

35. Chris Ash, Akron Firestone, Swimming, 2001-2005

34. Bridget Franek, Mantua Crestwood, Track & Field, 2002-2006

33. Ryan Pore, Mansfield Madison Comprehensive, Soccer,
1998-2002


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