Harrison’s Lipovksy Reflects On College Career Before Heading To Pros
GRAND RAPIDS – Looking back on her softball career, Harrison’s Allison Lipovksy can say she’s accomplished her dreams.
After being a high school standout in northern Michigan, Lipovsky took her talents to Grand Valley State. While she was there, she won Pitcher of the Year in 2017 and 2018, Mid-West Pitcher of the Year in 2018, and was a top-10 finalist for National Player of the Year in 2018, just to name a few.
For her senior year she took it even farther. She lead her team to a Division II College World Series appearance and was named the NFCA Division II Player/Pitcher of the Year.
“I think it was something I talked about my freshman year,” said Lipovsky. “A girl in our league actually got it, she got player of the year, Lindsey Butler did, and so I was like ‘that’s so cool I want that’. I talked to my pitching coach and said I want to do this, you know these are the things I want to do in my college career and these are the goals I have set and this is where I want to end up when I’m done. She just set little goals for me to meet every single week and then months and every year.”
While at GVSU, she recorded career stats of a 1.04 ERA, 968 strikeouts, and an 82-14 record.
After making a name for herself, she was drafted to the ASBA, a professional league in Mobile, Alabama. She was picked third overall by Performance Lab.
“It’s a great opportunity to play ball in a professional league and continuing my career,” Lipovksy said.
She may be heading south, but she has the whole community of Harrison behind her.
“The last four weeks my phone has been blowing up off the charts, and I love it because I feel like I work so hard at what I do, and I know everyone back home is watching,” she said. “I’m a Harrison kid and I’m proud to be a Harrison kid and I’ll always be a Hornet, so having that support from them just makes it even better. They’re proud of me and knowing that they’re proud of me is unreal.”
The ASBA season begins June 14 and runs through July 31.