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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Florida’s softball team garnered 10 different SEC accolades, including both SEC Player and Pitcher of the Year, the league announced Tuesday.
For the second year in a row, Kelly Barnhill was tabbed as the SEC Pitcher of the Year, while Amanda Lorenz earned her first SEC Player of the Year award. The pair of juniors were dominant over the course of the 2018 regular season.
It’s only the second time in program history, first since Lauren Haeger and Kelsey Stewart in 2015, that UF has swept both awards.
“I’m very proud of all of our players who have worked so hard this season and to be recognized by the SEC and the SEC coaches shows how that hard work has paid off,” UF coach Tim Walton said. “It takes a team to be successful, so these awards are shared with every player, the coaches and the staff.”
Barnhill and Lorenz both headlined the All-SEC First Team selections and were joined by seniors Nicole DeWitt and Aleshia Ocasio to round out the first team selections.
Hannah Adams registered a spot on the All-SEC Freshman Team along with Jordan Matthews. Adams was also selected to the All-SEC Defensive squad along with senior Janell Wheaton.
The Gators play the Alabama-Auburn winner on Thursday, the second day of the SEC Tournament.
|First Team All-SEC||Second Team All-SEC|
|P – Kelly Barnhill, Florida||P – Alexis Osorio, Alabama|
|P – Brittany Gray, Georgia||P – Mary Haff, Arkansas|
|P – Allie Walljasper, LSU||P – Kaylee Carlson, Auburn|
|IF – Nicole DeWitt, Florida||IF – Bailey Hemphill, Alabama|
|IF – Alyssa DiCarlo, Georgia||IF – Justice Milz, Georgia|
|IF – Meghan Gregg, Tennessee||IF – Katie Reed, Kentucky|
|IF – Aubrey Leach, Tennessee||IF – Rylee Pierce, Missouri|
|IF – Tori Vidales, Texas A&M||IF – Mackenzie Boesel, South Carolina|
|OF – Kaylee Tow, Alabama||IF – Kenzi Maguire, South Carolina|
|OF – Amanda Lorenz, Florida||OF – Elissa Brown, Alabama|
|OF – Cortni Emanuel, Georgia||OF – Hannah McEwen, Arkansas|
|OF – Scarlet McSwain, Tennessee||OF – Aliyah Andrews, LSU|
|C – Mia Davidson, Mississippi State||OF – Kolby Romaine, Missouri|
|DP/U – Aleshia Ocasio, Florida||C – Alyssa VanDerveer, South Carolina|
|DP/U – Cayla Kessinger, Missouri|
|Freshman All-SEC||SEC All-Defensive|
|P – Mary Haff, Arkansas||P – Kaylee Carlson, Auburn|
|P – Grace Baalman, Kentucky||C – Janell Wheaton, Florida|
|P – Kelsey Oh, South Carolina||C – Ashley Walters, Texas A&M|
|IF – Taylon Snow, Auburn||1B – Tori Vidales, Texas A&M|
|IF – Hannah Adams, Florida||2B – Hannah Adams, Florida|
|IF – Brooke Wilmes, Missouri||SS – Katie Reed, Kentucky|
|IF – Jana Johns, South Carolina||3B – Amanda Sanchez, Missouri|
|IF – Ashley Morgan, Tennessee||3B – Jana Johns, South Carolina|
|OF – Kaylee Tow, Alabama||LF – Aliyah Andrews, LSU|
|OF – Hannah McEwen, Arkansas||CF – Erica Russell, Texas A&M|
|OF – Taryn Antoine, LSU||RF – Sarah Hudek, Texas A&M|
|OF – Amanda Ayala, Tennessee|
|C – Mia Davidson, Mississippi State|
|DP/U – Jordan Matthews, Florida|
|Player of the Year: Amanda Lorenz, Florida|
|Pitcher of the Year: Kelly Barnhill, Florida|
|Freshman of the Year: Mia Davidson, Mississippi State|
|Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Katie Reed, Kentucky|
|Coach of the Year: Lu Harris-Champer, Georgia|