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With Oklahoma winning back-to-back national titles and reloading via the transfer portal, it’s no surprise the Sooners make up a majority of D1Softball Preseason All-Americans.

The top-ranked Sooners lead all teams with eight selections, including six on the first team. Tiare Jennings, the No. 1 player on the D100, leads the way for OU, joined by Cydney Sanders, Jayda Coleman, Grace Lyons, Kinzie Hansen and Jordy Bahl.

No. 2 UCLA also has three honorees, with first-team pitcher Megan Faraimo joined by second-team selections Sharlize Palacios and Maya Brady.

No. 3 Oklahoma State (Kelly Maxwell and Rachel Becker), No. 5 Florida (Skylar Wallace and Kendra Falby), No. 8 Arkansas (Hannah Gammill and Chenise Delce), No. 16 Kentucky (Kayla Kowalik and Erin Coffel) and Wichita State (Addison Barnard and Sydney McKinney) each place two players on either the first or second team.

Thirteen schools have one representative: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Clemson, Florida State, Miami (Ohio), Northwestern, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, UCF and Washington.

The Big-12 leads all conferences with seven players on the first team and 10 All-Americans overall. The SEC has eight All-Americans, including three first-team selections, followed by the Pac-12 with seven overall selections. The ACC (3) and American (3) also have multiple representatives, while Violet Zavodnik (BYU, WCC) and Karli Spaid (Miami, MAC) are the lone representatives from their respective conferences.

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 2023 season.

First Team

Position PlayerUniversity
CKinzie HansenOklahoma
1BCydney SandersOklahoma
2BTiare JenningsOklahoma
SSGrace LyonsOklahoma
3BBaylee KlinglerWashington
OFKiki MilloyTennessee
OFJayda ColemanOklahoma
OFAddison BarnardWichita State
UT/PJordy BahlOklahoma
UTJada CodyUCF
UTSkylar WallaceFlorida
UT Sydney McKinneyWichita State
UTYanni AcuñaArizona State
SP Kelly Maxwell Oklahoma State
SPKathryn SandercockFlorida State
SP Megan FaraimoUCLA
SPMontana FoutsAlabama

Second Team

PositionPlayer University
CSharlize PalaciosUCLA
1BKarina GaskinsNotre Dame
2BAllie SkaggsArizona
SSErin CoffelKentucky
3BHannah GammillArkansas
OFKendra FalbyFlorida
OFMaya BradyUCLA
OFVoilet ZavodnikBYU
UT/PValerie CagleClemson
UTKayla KowalikKentucky
UTHaley LeeOklahoma
UTRachel Becker Oklahoma State
UTKarli SpaidMiami (OH)
SPDanielle WilliamsNorthwestern
SPAlex StorakoOklahoma
SPChenise Delce Arkansas
SPAlana VawterStanford

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