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Haylie McCleney and Jaclyn Traina Named NFCA First Team All-Americans

Jaclyn Traina
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Sophomore outfielder Haylie McCleney and senior pitcher Jaclyn Traina have both been named First Team NFCA All-Americans, announced Wednesday.

Traina has been named an All-American in all four seasons at the Capstone, three times to the First Team. This is McCleney’s second-straight All-American honor though it is her first appearance on the First Team, earning Second Team honors last season. McCleney also becomes just the seventh player in Alabama history to earn NFCA All-American and Capital One Academic All-American honors in the same season.

McCleney backed up a stellar freshman campaign with an even more impressive sophomore season in 2014, leading the SEC with a .451 batting average and .567 on-base percentage while also slugging .692 thanks to nine home runs, 11 doubles and three triples. She went 34-37 in stolen bases and held a perfect fielding percentage in regular season play as the team’s every-day starter in center field. She was a Top 10 finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year, First Team Academic All-American, First Team All-SEC and First Team All-South Region.

Traina, the 2014 SEC Pitcher of the Year, was a dominant force in the circle for Alabama. She went 23-3 overall with a 2.02 ERA and only suffered one loss in conference play. With a win over Auburn in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, she became just the third player in Alabama history and ninth in SEC history to earn 100 career wins, joining former Tide greats Shelly Laird (115, 1999-02) and Kelsi Dunne (113, 2008-11) in the prestigious club. She was a Top 10 finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year, First Team All-SEC, First Team All-South Region and also earned national weekly honors from both the NFCA and ASA/USA Softball after going 2-0 on the road against the then-top ranked Florida Gators.

This brings Alabama’s total NFCA All-American awards to 45, with all but one of them coming under Head Coach Patrick Murphy.

 

First Team
Pos. Player School
P Lacey Waldrop Florida State University
P Cheridan Hawkins University of Oregon
P Jaclyn Traina University of Alabama
C Taylor Edwards University of Nebraska
1B Hallie Wilson University of Arizona
2B Alex Hugo University of Georgia
3B Courtney Ceo University of Oregon
SS Sierra Romero University of Michigan
OF Haylie McCleney University of Alabama
OF Branndi Melero Auburn University
OF Victoria Hayward University of Washington
UT/P Ally Carda University of California, Los Angeles
DP or UT/Non-Pitcher Stephany LaRosa University of California, Los Angeles
At-Large/SS Maddie O’Brien Florida State University
At-Large/SS Madison Shipman University of Tennessee
At-Large/P Whitney Canion Baylor University
At-Large/3B Shelby Pendley University of Oklahoma
At-Large/2B Kelsey Stewart University of Florida
 Second Team
Pos. Player School
P Sara Moulton University of Minnesota
P Dallas Escobedo Arizona State University
P Christina Hamilton University of Louisiana at Lafayette
C Amber Freeman Arizona State University
1B Micaela Arizmendi University of Notre Dame
2B Hannah Flippen University of Utah
3B Kaitlyn Richardson University of Minnesota
SS Jill Barrett University of Tulsa
OF Janie Takeda University of Oregon
OF Jennifer Gilbert Ball State University
OF Karley Wester University of Notre Dame
UT/P Jailyn Ford James Madison University
DP or UT/Non-Pitcher Sahvanna Jaquish Louisiana State University
At-Large/UT/P Kirsten Verdun DePaul University
At-Large/3B Kasey Cooper Auburn University
At-Large/C Annie Aldrete University of Tennessee
At-Large/P Haylie Wagner University of Michigan
At-Large/P Chelsea Wilkinson University of Georgia
Third Team
Pos. Player School
P Hannah Campbell University of South Alabama
P Aimee Creger University of Tulsa
P Sara Nevins University of South Florida
C Lexie Elkins University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1B Hooch Fagaly University of Washington
2B Emily Carosone Auburn University
3B Missy Taukeiaho California State University, Fullerton
SS Kellie Fox University of Arizona
OF Emilee Koerner University of Notre Dame
OF Taylor Gadbois University of Missouri
OF Lindsey Stephens University of Texas
UT/P Tatum Edwards University of Nebraska
DP or UT/Non-Pitcher Kylee Lahners University of Washington
At-Large/P Hannah Rogers University of Florida
At-Large/1B Lauren Chamberlain University of Oklahoma
At-Large/OF Shellie Robinson University of South Carolina Upstate
At-Large/OF Cassie Tysarczyk Texas A&M University
At-Large/UT/P Meredith Owen Stetson University

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