Barnhill, Lorenz selected to Preseason All-SEC Team

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[Cyndi Chambers/Correspondent]

Special to The Sun

Florida seniors Kelly Barnhill and Amanda Lorenz were selected to the 2019 Preseason All-SEC Softball Team, the league announced Thursday.

Barnhill, the two-time and reigning SEC Pitcher of the Year, and Lorenz, the 2018 SEC Player of the Year, were also top four finalists for last year’s USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and Collegiate Women in Sports Award (CWSA) presented by Honda.

Florida begins its 2019 campaign at the USF Opening Weekend Invitational in Tampa against Illinois State (Feb. 8) at 4:45 p.m. with the first SEC series slated against Tennessee (March 8-10).

The first home contest in the newly renovated Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium is an exhibition set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. against Team Japan.

Single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Gator Ticket Office.

Over the phone:  1-800-34-GATOR or (352)-375-4683

In person: At the Gator Ticket Office, located on the West side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

2019 Florida Preseason All-SEC Team Selections

Kelly Barnhill

Senior | RHP | Marietta, Ga.

2018 Honors

  • 2018 USA Softball Player of the Year Top 4 Finalist
  • 2018 CWSA Honda Sports Award Top 4 Finalist
  • 2018 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year
  • 2018 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-American First Team
  • 2018 NFCA All-American First Team
  • 2018 NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team
  • 2018 SEC Pitcher of the Year
  • 2018 All-SEC First Team
  • 2018 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2018 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
  • 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 SEC Pitcher of the Week – 4x (2/26, 3/5, 3/27 & 4/17)
  • 2018 USA Softball Co-Player of the Week (2/27)
  • 2018 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Pitcher of the Week (2/27)

Amanda Lorenz

Senior | OF | Moorpark, Calif.

2018 Honors

  • 2018 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 4 Finalist
  • 2018 CWSA Honda Sports Award Top 4 Finalist
  • 2018 NFCA All-American First Team
  • 2018 NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team
  • 2018 SEC Player of the Year
  • 2018 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player
  • 2018 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 All-SEC First Team
  • 2018 SEC Player of the Week (2/26)
  • 2018 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
  • 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll

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