The 2024 Women’s College World Series is right around the corner. Softball America is ready to unveil its season-long awards and All-American teams.

Awards

AwardWinner

Player of the Year Reese Atwood, Texas
Pitcher of the Year NiJaree Canady, Stanford
Freshman of the Year Jaysoni Beachum, Florida State
Defender of the Year Jocelyn Erickson, Florida
Most Improved Player of the Year CC Wong, Wichita State
Coaching Staff of the Year UCLA
  • Reese Atwood has been the best hitter for the top-seeded Longhorns this season. Atwood has set single-season program records in home runs (23) and RBI (90). Her 90 RBIs also lead the country.
  • NiJaree Canady guided Stanford to a second straight Women’s College World Series appearance with her nation-best 0.65 ERA. Opposing hitters have only batted .142 against Canady this year. She also leads the country with 310 strikeouts.
  • Jaysoni Beachum headlined a talented Florida State offense. The third baseman had a .417 average, 11 doubles 16 home runs and 66 RBIs this season for the Noles.
  • Jocelyn Erickson was more than a boost to the Florida lineup. The Gators’ backstop helped guide a youthful pitching staff to the Women’s College World Series and controlled the runner game, throwing out 13 runners and only allowing seven stolen bases.
  • CC Wong was a Player of the Year at McLennan Community College but it didn’t click for her at Grand Canyon. After only having 20 hits and zero home runs in 2023, Wong won the AAC Player of the Year in her first season with the Shockers with a .470 batting average, 14 doubles and 14 home runs. 
  • Kelly Inouye-Perez decided to switch the roles of her coaching staff this offseason and invest in a mental coach for her program. Despite a slow start to the season, the Bruins have been a wrecking ball in the second half of the season as we’ve watched them grow.

First Team All-Americans

PositionNameSchool
C Reese Atwood Texas
1B Arianna Rodi Charlotte
2B Aminah Vega Duke
SS Skylar Wallace Florida
3B Karli Spaid Miami (OH)
OF Claire Davidson Duke
OF Korbe Otis Florida
OF Jayda Coleman Oklahoma
UT Jocelyn Erickson Florida
UT Tiare Jennings Oklahoma
UT Maya Brady UCLA
UT CC Wong Wichita State
UT/P Morgan Smith Rutgers
P NiJaree Canady Stanford
P Karlyn Pickens Tennessee
P Lexi Kilfoyl Oklahoma State
P Jala Wright Duke

Second Team All-Americans

PositionNameSchool
C Sharlize Palacios UCLA
1B Shaylon Govan Baylor
2B Kansas Robinson Northwestern
SS Jess Oakland Minnesota
3B Jaysoni Beachum Florida State
OF Jenna Golembiewski Miami (OH)
OF Cori McMillan Virginia Tech
OF Addison Barnard Wichita State
UT Mia Scott Texas
UT Mallorie Black Georgia Tech
UT Kendra Falby Florida
UT Alyssa Brito Oklahoma
UT/P Trinity Schlotterbeck Florida Atlantic
P Payton Gottshall Tennessee
P Jessica Mullins Texas State
P Emiley Kennedy Texas A&M
P Sydney Berzon LSU

Freshman All-Americans

PositionNameSchool
C Lagi Quiroga Cal
1B Karli Godwin Oklahoma State
2B Rosie Davis Oklahoma State
SS Isa Torres Florida State
3B Jaysoni Beachum Florida State
OF Kasidi Pickering Oklahoma
OF Regan Shockey Arizona
OF Sophia Knight Boise State
UT Michelle Chatfield Virginia Tech
UT Katie Stewart Texas
UT Ella Parker Oklahoma
UT Kennedy Miller Arkansas
UT/P Desirae Spearman New Mexico State
P Teagan Kavan Texas
P Keagan Rothrock Florida
P Bridget Nemeth Penn State
P Maddia Groff Southern Illinois
P Kaitlyn Terry UCLA