Eight players from Oklahoma schools named 2017 NAIA softball All-Americans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six players from OCU highlighted a list of NAIA All-Americans for this season, with eight players overall from Oklahoma colleges. The Stars finished the season 68-1 and earned a second consecutive national championship.

OCU senior Kali Pugh was named Player of the Year and Stars’ junior pitcher received the All-America honor for the third time.

2017 NAIA Softball All-America Teams

First Team
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Kathleen Daniel Brenau (Ga.) P Fr. Locust Grove, Ga.
Georgia Wall* Oklahoma City P So. Marlow, Okla.
Abby Meador*^ Oklahoma City P Jr. Midwest City, Okla.
Jaci Smith* Oklahoma City C So. Godley, Texas
Kelsey Connolly Thomas (Ga.) C Jr. Lodi, Ca.
Kali Pugh* Oklahoma City INF Sr. Vista, Calif.
Erin Sharpe Bellevue (Neb.) INF So. Bosque Farms, N.M.
Madison Ellis* Oklahoma City INF Sr. Yukon, Okla.
Molly Carter Columbia (Mo.) INF So. Columbia, Mo.
Julinn Torres* LSU Alexandria (La.) INF Sr. El Paso, Texas
Niki Cook Georgia Gwinnett OF Jr. Buford, Ga.
Carly Spalding^ Columbia (Mo.) OF Sr. Monroe City, Mo.
Tara Moates^ Oregon Tech OF Jr. Klamath Falls, Ore.
Aubri Hockenbury Houston-Victoria (Texas) OF Sr. Santa Fe, Texas
Kaisey Carson* Indiana Wesleyan UTIL Sr. Avon, Ind.
Dani Billings LSU Alexandria (La.) DP Jr. Nixa, Mo.
Breena Smith Marian (Ind.) At-LP So. Indianapolis, Ind.
Morghan Dieringer St. Francis (Ill.) At-LP Jr. New Lenox, Ill.
Kelli Fisher Bellevue (Neb.) At-LP Sr. Yutan, Neb.
Brashante Dareus Georgia Gwinnett ALINF Sr. Freeport, Bahamas
Second Team
Name School Pos. Hometown
Kelsey Conkey Rio Grande (Ohio) P So. Minford, Ohio
Rachel Henks Morningside (Iowa) P Sr. Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Claudia Farrell*^ Grand View (Iowa) P Jr. Des Moines, Iowa
Kelsey Gravens Midway (Ky.) C Jr. Mt. Washington, Ky.
Destiny Turner^ College of Idaho C Sr. Boise, Idaho
Madison Wright Simpson INF So. Carlisle, Iowa
Taylor Braselton Reinhardt (Ga.) INF Sr. Euharlee, Ga.
Jacqueline Roof* Campbellsville (Ky.) INF Jr. Paducah, Ky.
Kyndle Wolfinger Siena Heights (Mich.) INF Sr. Jackson, Mich.
Michaela Criner Rio Grande (Ohio) INF Fr. Lancaster, Ohio
Michaela Shouldis Oklahoma Wesleyan OF Jr. Dayton, Ore.
Kayla Prachyl Texas Wesleyan OF Jr. Ennis, Texas
Samantha Stallbaumer Oklahoma City OF So. Haven, Kan.
Megan Washam Evangel OF Sr. Corinth, Texas
Taylor Winn* Lindenwood-Belleville UTIL Sr. Herrin, Ill.
Theresa DeCosty Columbia (Mo.) DP Sr. St. Charles, Mo.
Jessie Isham Corban (Ore.) At-LC So. Salem, Ore.
Molli Morgan Ottawa (Kan.) At-LP Sr. Paola, Kan.
Madison Byrd Tabor (Kan.) At-LP Fr. Stanton, Calif.
Marci West LSU Alexandria (La.) At-LP Sr. Anacoco, La.

Honorable Mention

Name School
Marinna Shadley Ave Maria
Olivia Brees Baker (Kan.)
Sarah Crews Clarke
Sabrina Boyd Corban (Ore.)
Iris Rodriguez Corban (Ore.)
Alexa Flores Davenport
McKenzie Kenobbie Dickinson State
Laykyn Lindsay Friends (Kan.)
Devin Brown Grand View (Iowa)
Kelsey Brodbeck Keiser (Fla.)
Casey Bryan Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
Grace Lumpkin Marian (Ind.)
Caylee Porter Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
Kassidy Butler Michigan Dearborn
Mallory Land Park (Mo.)
Alexis Paulo-Meyers Peru State (Neb.)
Tate Landmark Science & Arts
Kelsey Randall Southern Oregon
Chelsie Valentine Warner (Fla.)
Rachel Hickman William Carey (Miss.)

Player of the Year: Kali Pugh, Oklahoma City
Pitcher of the Year: Kathleen Daniel, Brenau (Ga.)

* 2016 All-American
^2015 All-American