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Michael Hackett Wins National Fielder of the Year Award

posted Dec 3, 2012, 5:16 PM by Washburn Wiffle   [ updated Dec 3, 2012, 5:24 PM ]

Mike Hackett fielding a ground ball during the 2012 All-Star Game. [Photo by: Marie Halpin]

    Mike Hackett is the 2012 NWLA National Fielder of the Year after an incredible year defensively.  Eariler this week the NWLA announced all of the award winners as Hackett took home both the Regional and National award for fielding.  Hackett, who was also named a National First Team Fielder, made countless big plays for the Workhorses this past season. 

    This is the second time a WWL player has earned a National Fielder of the Year award.  In 2011, Jake MacWilliams earned the honor after winning the league's Gold Glove Award.  "Our league is full of talented players," stated Commissioner Pollard.  "Having Mike recognized Nationally is a huge accomplishment and we're all proud of him."

    The Washburn Wiffleball League also took home another award for the Individual Defensive Highlight video which earned the National Play of the Year award.  In the video Hackett, along with other WWL players, can be seen making some of the most incredible plays from the 2012 season.  The video can be found below, along with a link to the complete list of National Award winners.

Individual Defensive Highlights 2012