Haylie McCleney Named Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year
Alabama senior outfielder Haylie McCleney is one of 10 finalists for the 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, USA Softball announced Wednesday.
McCleney was one of 26 finalists for the award last season and was a top-10 finalist two years ago as a sophomore. She is one of four SEC players on the list, one of three seniors and one of two outfielders.
McCleney leads the team this season with a .441 batting average, .598 on-base percentage and .693 slugging percentage. Last weekend she became the fourth player in program history and 21st in NCAA history to total 300 career hits, 200 runs and 100 stolen bases. She is the SEC career record-holder in walks (190) and the Alabama career leader in batting average (.447) and on-base percentage (.569) while also holding top-10 career marks in slugging percentage, hits, runs, stolen bases, doubles and triples. She is a three-time All-American, earning first team honors each of the last two seasons.
She is also a two-time Academic All-American and is just the second player in program history to earn first-team honors as both an All-American and Academic All-American in the same season. Last year, she was named the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for Division-I softball and the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.