On Wednesday, May 3, Sarah “Scooter” Hulsen etched her name in the Gill St. Bernard’s athletic record books in familiar fashion.
Like countless times before, Scooter stepped to the plate and laced a scorching RBI single up the middle to help Gill earn a 20-2 home victory over Vorhees. While the base hit has become commonplace for Knights spectators over the years, this at-bat was particularly special, as it marked Scooter’s 100th career hit as a Knight. The senior captain is the third GSB Softball player to reach the career milestone, joining Emma Corbett ’16 and Erin Bayley ’99. What makes Scooter’s record all the more impressive is that she accomplished the feat in only three years, as her sophomore season was postponed due to Covid-19.
“Scooter has literally put GSB Softball on the map,” commented Head Coach Mike Surella.
“Scooter, alongside Claire Brouillard ’21, have been the face of our program these last years. Her skill, toughness, and ability to lead by example have taken us to new heights and have helped us attract a new level of player and student to our program.”
Scooter, who will continue her career next year as a catcher at Muhlenberg College, utilizes a relentless style of play to inspire her teammates through effort and energy. While her contributions on the field are towering, Coach Surella believes her true impact is felt as a true team leader.
“We will all miss her positive approach and easy smile, but what I will miss most is her ability to control a game both at bat and behind the plate. I categorize players into one of four categories: Adders, Subtractors, Multipliers, and Dividers. The most valuable of these is a Multiplier because they make others around them better, and that describes Scooter to a tee.
Please join us in congratulating Scooter on her outstanding accomplishment! To see GSB Softball and our other spring teams in action, view our upcoming game schedules.