USA Softball Player of The Year Preview

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On this edition of In The Circle Podcast, Eric Lopez & Victor Anderson prevew the USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 ” Watch List”

In The Circle Podcast : College Softball Player of The Year Preview

The pre-season “Watch List” includes 25 seniors, 15 juniors and 10 sophomores, with freshman ineligible for consideration. (Freshman can be considered for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award once they have competed at the collegiate level).  Athletes named to the “Watch List” represent 35 NCAA Division I universities and 15 athletic conferences. Georgia, LSU and Michigan lead the way among universities with three athlete representatives each, while Alabama, Auburn, California, Florida, James Madison, Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma, Oregon and UCLA have two athletes on the “Watch List” apiece.  The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is also well represented among the Top 50 “Watch List” with eight member-schools represented with the Pac-12 Conference represented by six universities.

Previous recipients of the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, the most prestigious individual honor in NCAA Division I Softball, are UCLA catcher Stacey Nuveman (2002), Texas pitcher Cat Osterman (2003, 2005 and 2006), Florida State pitcher Jessica Van der Linden (2004), Tennessee pitcher Monica Abbott (2007), Virginia Tech pitcher Angela Tincher (2008), Washington pitcher Danielle Lawrie (2009 and 2010), Stanford shortstop Ashley Hansen (2011), Oklahoma’s Keilani Ricketts (2012 and 2013), Florida State’s Lacey Waldrop (2014) and Florida’s Lauren Haeger (2015).

2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 “Watch List”


Ali Aguilar
Washington
Infield – Junior

Annie Aldrete
California
Catcher – Junior

Bianka Bell
LSU
Infield – Senior

Allexis Bennett
UCLA
Outfield – Senior

Megan Betsa
Michigan
Pitcher – Junior

Kayla Bonstrom
Stanford
Infield – Senior

Elena Bowman
Manhattan
Catcher – Senior

Kristen Brown
North Carolina
Infield – Senior

Kacie Burnett
Idaho State
Outfield – Junior

Jessica Burroughs
Florida State
Pitcher – Junior

Emily Carosone
Auburn
Infield – Senior

Kelly Christner
Michigan
Outfield – Junior

Kasey Cooper
Auburn
Infield – Junior

Emily Crane
Missouri
Outfield – Senior

Ivie Drake
Georgia State
Catcher – Sophomore

Lexie Elkins
Louisiana-Lafayette
Catcher – Senior

Cortni Emanuel
Georgia
Infield – Sophomore

Jailyn Ford
James Madison
Pitcher – Senior

Shelby Friudenberg
Baylor
Infield – Sophomore

Rainey Gaffin
Tennessee
Utility – Senior

Megan Good
James Madison
Pitcher – Sophomore

Sara Groenewegen
Minnesota
Pitcher – Junior

Kylee Hanson
Florida Atlantic
Pitcher – Junior

Cheridan Hawkins
Oregon
Pitcher – Senior

Carly Hoover
LSU
Pitcher – Sophomore

Alex Hugo
Georgia
Infield – Senior

Jazmyn Jackson
California
Outfield – Sophomore

Bailey Landry
LSU
Outfield – Junior

Shellie Landry
Louisiana-Lafayette
Outfield – Senior

Jenna Lilley
Oregon
Infield – Sophomore

Katiyana Mauga
Arizona
Infield – Junior

Haylie McCleney
Alabama
Outfield – Senior

Erin Miller
Oklahoma
Outfield – Senior

Aubree Munro
Florida
Catcher- Senior

Alexis Osorio
Alabama
Pitcher – Sophomore

Alaynie Page
South Carolina
Outfield – Senior

Paige Parker
Oklahoma
Pitcher – Sophomore

Erika Piancastelli
McNeese State
Catcher – Sophomore

Sierra Romero
Michigan
Infield – Senior

Lexi Shubert
USC Upstate
Pitcher – Sophomore

Delaney Spaulding
UCLA
Infield – Junior

Lindsey Stephens
Texas
Outfield – Senior

Kelsey Stewart
Florida
Infield – Senior

Kiki Stokes
Nebraska
Outfield – Senior

Missy Taukeiaho
Cal State Fullerton
Infield – Senior

Shelby Turnier
UCF
Pitcher – Senior

Karley Wester
Notre Dame
Outfield – Junior

Chelsea Wilkinson
Georgia
Pitcher – Senior

Torrian Wright
Savannah State
Infield – Senior

Morgan Zerkle
Marshall
Outfield – Junior

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