Wolfpack Softball Adds Transfer Maggie Hawkins
June 23, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State head softball coach Shawn Rychcik announced on Monday the addition of Maggie Hawkins to the program. She is a transfer student-athlete from Hofstra, will have two years of eligibility remaining, and will be eligible to compete immediately.
"We're excited to have Maggie join our program," said Rychcik. "She's a very talented athlete with the ability to play multiple positions, so I look for her to make an impact next season. Maggie hit over .300 in both of her seasons at Hofstra and will make our lineup stronger. She's a proven run producer that will fit right into the middle of our order."
Hawkins was a two-year starter at first base for the Pride and also made a few appearances on the mound, at catcher and as the designated player. She has started 106 of the 107 games that she has played in for her career, including every game as a sophomore.
In 2014, she enjoyed a very successful season, earning First-Team NFCA All-Northeast Region and First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) honors. Hawkins compiled the second-best batting average on the squad with a .348 clip and collected the second-most hits with 56. She led the team in four different offensive categories: home runs (9), runs batted in (48), total bases (92) and slugging percentage (.571).
She was named to the 2014 All-CAA Tournament team after batting .400 in the event with four hits, two runs scored and two RBI. Hawkins was also among the top five in the CAA in multiple offensive categories.
As a freshman, Hawkins was inserted into the starting lineup after just the first game of the season and started 56 of the next 57 games. She recorded the third-best batting average on the team with a .335 clip, while also driving in 53 runs the fourth most on the squad. She hit 15 doubles, four home runs and two triples in her initial season with the Pride.
Hawkins compiled an 11-game hitting streak during her freshman season, which was the longest of its kind for anyone on the team. At the conclusion of the season, she was selected to the CAA All-Rookie team.
In high school, she was a four-year letter winner at Easton High School in Easton, Md. Hawkins set the home run record for the school as a senior and was named the school's player of the year in her final two seasons. She also graduated in the top five percent of her class.