Turners Falls High School:
Five-year letterwinner (8th-12th grade) at Turners Falls HS for coach Gary Mullins ... Two-time ESPN Boston All-State selection as a senior (1st team) and junior (2nd team) ... The Indians won Massachusetts state titles during her sophomore and junior seasons, while claiming four Western Massachusetts Division 3 titles from 2009-12 ... She hit .560 during her senior year (.440 with runners in scoring position) with 16 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 27 RBI ... On the mound, she went 28-3 with 246 strikeouts in 192 innings ... Tossed a 1-hit, complete-game shutout in the 2012 state championship, a 4-0 Turners Falls win ... She was a 4-time Western Mass. All-Scholastic Softball honoree ... Played AAU ball for the Polar Crush Gold 18U in 2013, Westfield Whips 18U in 2012 and the N.W.S Elite 16U in 2011 ... Three year member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars ... In 2013, she received the President's Award for Academic Excellence, the Class of 1947 English Award and the Molly Baxter Scholarship.
Full name is Dakota Moon Smith-Porter ... She was born on Dec. 7, 1994 in Northampton, Mass. ... Daughter of Kathleen and Michael Smith-Porter ... Intends to major in Psychology ... Favorite quote is "You win not by chance but by preparation" --Roger Maris.