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2022 D1Softball Preseason All-Americans

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It’s no secret that it takes talent to win. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that a majority of D1Softball Preseason All-Americans come from the top eight teams in the D1Softball Preseason Top 25.

No. 1 Oklahoma leads all teams with four selections — all on the first team. Reigning Player of the Year, Jocelyn Alo leads the way, joined by Jayda Coleman, Kinzie Hansen and Tiare Jennings.

No. 4 UCLA also has four honorees, with first-team pitcher Megan Faraimo joined by second-team selections Maya Brady, Aaliyah Jordan and Briana Perez.

No. 3 Oklahoma State (Kiley Naomi, Hayley Busby and Miranda Elish) and No. 12 Michigan (Alex Storako, Lexie Blair and Meghan Beaubien) each place three players on either the first or second team.

Five schools have two representatives: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee and Washington.

The SEC leads all conferences with five players on the first team and 10 All-Americans overall. The Big 12 has eight All-Americans, including six first-team selections, followed by the Pac-12 with seven overall selections. The ACC (5) and Big Ten (3) also have multiple representatives, while Big East Player of the Year Paige Rauch gives that conference its lone representative.

D1Softball’s staff selects the preseason All-America teams with one guiding principle in mind: to identify the best and most valuable college softball players for the 2022 season.

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First Team

PositionPlayer University
CKayla KowalikKentucky
1BKaylee Tow Alabama
2BTiare JenningsOklahoma
SSKiley NaomiOklahoma State
3BCharla EcholsFlorida
OFJocelyn Alo
OFJayda Coleman
OFKiki MilloyTennessee
P/UTLValerie CagleClemson
Janelle Meoño
UTLKinzie Hansen
UTLJanae Jefferson
UTLBaylee Klingler Washington
SPMegan FaraimoUCLA
SPMontana FoutsAlabama
SPGabbie PlainWashington
SPAlex StorakoMichigan

Second Team

PositionPlayer University
CHaley Lee Texas A&M
1BDanielle Gibson Arkansas
2BHannah AdamsFlorida
SSBriana PerezUCLA
3BSydney Sherrill Florida State
OFMaya BradyUCLA
OFLexie BlairMIchigan
OFAbby SweetNotre Dame
P/UTLPaige RauchVillanova
Hayley BusbyOklahoma State
UTLTaylor PleasantsLSU
UTLMiranda Elish
Oklahoma State
UTLAaliyah JordanUCLA
SPMeghan BeaubienMichigan
SPKeely RochardVirgina Tech
SPAshley RogersTennessee
SPKathryn SandercockFlorida State

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