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SOFTBALL: FSU’s Sherrill And King Named NFCA All-Americans

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Helping lead the Seminoles to the 2019 ACC Championship, as well as advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals for the seventh consecutive season, a pair of FSU student-athletes were honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as sophomore infielder Sydney Sherrill and redshirt senior pitcher Meghan King were named NFCA All-Americans.

Sherrill earned a spot on the First Team, while King was named to the Second Team. It is the second year in a row that Sherrill has earned All-America honors, as she was named to the Third Team in 2018. King garners the first All-America honor of her career as she closes out her time in the Garnet and Gold.

There have been 51 total All-American honors in the history of the FSU softball program, spread among 34 different student athletes, and the Seminoles have had multiple All-Americans in five of the last six seasons.

Florida State holds the longest active streak in the country of All-American pitchers, as FSU has had an All-American in the circle in each of the last seven years – Lacey Waldrop (2013-15), Jessica Burroughs (2016-17), Kylee Hanson (2018) and Meghan King (2019).

Only three other schools have a streak of two or more – Oklahoma (5), Washington (2) and Drake (2).

“Really proud of both Syd and Meghan,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “They have worked so hard, not just to be great softball players, but amazing people as well. They represent Florida State softball and the university at the highest level and it is a true honor, not only for them, but also our program as well.”

Sherrill led the team with a .405 batting average, 18 doubles, 16 home runs, 60 RBI and a .762 slugging percentage at the plate.

She was also an outstanding fielder, splitting time between second and third base, committing just eight errors on the season as she earned ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Through just two seasons of collegiate softball, Sherrill already ranks fourth in FSU history with 47 doubles.

King closed out her FSU career with her most dominant season in the circle, posting a record of 30-7 with a 1.43 ERA, three saves and 237 strikeouts over 210.1 innings.

The redshirt senior was named ACC Pitcher of the Week six times in 2019, was selected as a Senior CLASS Top 10 Finalist and chosen as a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team member. King finished with an FSU record 11 career saves and 108 wins, which ranked second in school history, trailing only Waldrop who earned 109 wins from 2012-15.

2019 NFCA All-Americans

First Team                           

P, Giselle “G” Juarez, Oklahoma

P, Amber Fiser, Minnesota

P, Gabbie Plain, Washington

C, Dejah Mulipola, Arizona

1B, Kayla Konwent, Wisconsin

2B, Caleigh Clifton, Oklahoma

3B, Abbey Cheek, Kentucky

SS, Sis Bates, Washington

OF, Amanda Lorenz, Florida

OF, Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza, Arizona

OF, Morgan Howe, Arizona State

UT-P, Rachel Garcia, UCLA

DP/UT-Non P, Cait Brooks, Notre Dame

At-Large-P, Nicole Newman, Drake

At-Large-3B, Sydney Sherrill, Florida State

At-Large-P, Taylor McQuillin, Arizona

At-Large-OF, Kylan Becker, Ole Miss

At-Large-3B, Sydney Romero, Oklahoma


Second Team                                  

P, Kelly Barnhill, Florida

P, Montana Fouts, Alabama

P, Georgina Corrick, USF

C, Morganne Flores, Washington

1B, Kaylee Tow, Alabama

2B, Reyna Carranco, Arizona

3B, Amanda Sanchez, LSU

SS, Lilli Piper, Ohio State

OF, Bubba Nickles, UCLA

OF, Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma

OF, Falepolima Aviu, Oklahoma

UT-P, Shelbi Sunseri, LSU

DP/UT-Non P, Fa Leilua, Mississippi State

At-Large-SS, Jessie Harper, Arizona

At-Large-DP/UT-Non P, Bailey Hemphill, Alabama

At-Large-P, Autumn Storms, Arkansas

At-Large-P, Meghan King, Florida State

At-Large-2B, Janae Jefferson, Texas


Third Team                          

P, Taran Alvelo, Washington

P, Summer Ellyson, Louisiana

P, Danielle Williams, Northwestern

C, Mia Davidson, Mississippi State

1B, Grace Green, Oklahoma

2B, Aubrey Leach, Tennessee

3B, Skylee James, UIC

SS, Alyssa DiCarlo, Georgia

OF, Kindra Hackbarth, Arizona State

OF, Kate Gordon, James Madison

OF, Karli Hamilton, Texas Tech

UT-P, Odicci Alexander, James Madison

DP/UT-Non P, Kendyl Lindaman, Florida

At-Large-P, Megan Good, James Madison

At-Large-Utility-P, Samantha Show, Oklahoma State

At-Large-Utility-P, Miranda Elish, Texas

At-Large-2B, Emily Clark, Ohio State

At-Large-OF, Rachel Anderson, Southeast Missouri State


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