Mary Iakopo is currently a senior at Los Al high who has plans to continue her education at University of Oregon next year via softball scholarship. Her softball career began at age 7 when her dad wouldn't allow her to play tackle football because her to try something else. Low and behold softball season was right around the corner and thus her journey began! In her career as a Griffin they have pushed the bar further and further as a team and in their final season they hope to bring home the hardware. Last season she recorded a stellar .667 batting average and a .750 on base percentage, but the Griffins fell one game shy of the championship. With 13 seniors total on this years team the desire to win resignates not just with Iakopo, but with the entire roster. Long term she hopes to go on to win a World Series Championship in her career as a Duck, and eventually make her way on to the USA team. Iakopo says now that softball is back in the Olympics she'd be proud to earn a gold medal for her country. Follow Mary Iakopo on Twitter/IG and keep an eye on this rising softball star!