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Two Bama Softball Players Earn All-America Honors

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From UA Sports Information:

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