2022 D1Softball Preseason All-AmericansTop Stories
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.
|SS||Kiley Naomi||Oklahoma State|
|C||Haley Lee||Texas A&M|
|3B||Sydney Sherrill||Florida State|
|OF||Abby Sweet||Notre Dame|
|UTL||Hayley Busby||Oklahoma State|
|UTL||Miranda Elish||Oklahoma State|
|SP||Keely Rochard||Virgina Tech|
|SP||Kathryn Sandercock||Florida State|