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

May 28, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala . -  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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