Pac-12 places 13 players on USA Softball Player of the Year watch list

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Five teams in the NFCA preseason poll. Five teams in the coaches poll. And the honors just keep rolling in for the Conference of Champions as softball season rapidly approaches.

Thirteen Pac-12 players from seven schools are on the preseason watch list for the USA Softball Player of the Year award, the organiation announced Wedesday. That ties the league with the SEC for the most players from any conference on the watch list.

The list includes all of last year's Pac-12 end-of-season award winners, including the:

  • Player of the Year - Ally Carda, UCLA
  • Pitcher of the Year - Cheridan Hawkins, Oregon
  • Defensive Player of the Year - Kellie Fox, Arizona
  • Freshman of the Year - Katiyana Mauga, Arizona

Here's the full list of Pac-12 players selected to the watch list by USA Softball:


Chelsea Goodacre, Hallie Wilson, Katiyana Mauga, Kellie Fox

Arizona State

Amber Freeman

California Cheyenne Cordes


Cheridan Hawkins, Janelle Lindvall, Janie Takeda

Oregon State

Dani Gilmore


Ally Carda, Stephanie LaRosa


Kylee Lahners

Softball season begins on Thursday, Feb. 5 with six teams in action from across the conference. You can check out the full schedule here.

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