The Arkansas Activities Association has announced that Sheridan High School senior Maggie Hicks is the 2017-18 Wendy’s Softball Player of the Year. Hicks was honored at the Wendy’s Player of the Year Luncheon on May 21 at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Little Rock.

Hicks has helped lead the Sheridan Lady Jackets to an impressive 30-3 season this year as well as three consecutive state championships, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The Lady Jackets defeated the Marion Patriots 17-2 on May 19.

Sheridan’s Head Softball Coach Tamara Strawn says Hicks is every coach’s dream as a player.

“Maggie makes plays that are only seen on ESPN,” said Strawn.

“She is faster than a hiccup and will do whatever it takes for her team to be successful. Maggie is well deserving of this award and any other award she has received. She has sure helped pave a rock solid foundation in our Lady Jackets softball program."

During the 2018 season, Hicks had nine home runs, 31 RBIs, a .506 batting average, a .545 OBP and 14 stolen bases.