Softball · Spring Sports

Barnhill, Lorenz on “watch list” for Collegiate Player of the Year award

On Wednesday, USA Softball announced the “watch list” for the 2018 Collegiate Player of the Year award. Two Gators were among the fifty student-athletes selected as juniors Kelly Barnhill and Amanda Lorenz were both named.

Barnhill, a righthanded pitcher from Marietta, Georgia, earned the 2017 honor in addition to the Honda Award, and even won the programs first ESPY award. Barnhill finished 2017 with a 26-4 record and a 0.51 ERA. Barnhill struck out 359 batters in 193.2 innings.

Lorenz, an outfielder from Moorpark, California, was a 2017 All-American and earned All-WCWS honors as well. Lorenz led the Gators with a .388 batting average in 2017 and added 11 homers and 46 RBIs.

Florida will begin their season in the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament on February 8th in Tampa and will host North Florida on February 14 in their home opener.

Follow @GatorChompBlog on Twitter for all of the latest regarding the University of Florida’s softball program.

*Information for this article was provided by the official UF softball press release.

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