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Kalei Harding

Kalei Harding - Softball - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated June 2021)


2023 ACC All-Tournament Team
2023 All-ACC Third Team
2023 Preseason All-ACC First Team
2022 NFCA Southeast All-Region First Team
2022 ACC Tournament MVP
2022 All-ACC Tournament Team
2022 All-ACC Second Team

Junior (2023)

Crushed a solo shot over left and hit an RBI single in the run-rule victory over Notre Dame (4/30)…Recorded six RBIs in the weekend series at Virginia Tech (4/20-4/22)…Hit a double in each game of the weekend series against Virginia (4/14-15) and made four assists from third base for her highest assist count of her career (4/14)…Provided a towering two-run homer to left center to make it back-to-back games with a two-run home run (3/31)…Provided an RBI double and her sixth long ball of the season in the victory over Duke (3/26) …Hit in each of the four games in Oklahoma and the game-winning two run blast to defeat third-ranked Oklahoma State (3/10)…Recorded a hit in each of the five games in the Unconquered Invitational, including two singles against Lamar (2/24)…Hit two home runs to bring in three runs against Arkansas (2/17)…Had an exceptional day against Purdue hitting 3-3 (2/11) and scoring 5 runs in the JoAnne Graf Classic.

Sophomore (2022)

Appeared in all 61 games with 60 starts… finished the season with a .304 batting average (56-for-184), including 11 doubles and 15 home runs… her 11 doubles were fourth on the team and her 15 home runs ranked second… she also had a team-leading 54 RBI to go with 11 stolen bases… She finished the season with a .966 fielding percentage with 110 putouts, four assists and four errors… started the season with a two-run home run against Mercer (2/11)… stole a career-high two bases against South Alabama (2/16)… went 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBI against No. 15 Tennessee (2/17)… went 2-for-3 with a career-high two home runs and three RBI against Hofstra (2/36)… hit two home runs, one in each game of a doubleheader at Georgia Tech (3/11)… went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI at Virginia (3/2)… went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI at Virginia in the final game of the series (3/3)… hit a grand slam against Virginia Tech (4/9)… was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI at North Carolina (4/17)… was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI against No. 17 Clemson (4/21)… hit a home run in every game of the ACC Tournament and was named the ACC Tournament MVP.

Freshman (2021)

Appeared in 62 games and stared in 58 of them during her freshman campaign in 2021… finished the season with a .278 batting average (49-for-176), including 10 doubles, six home runs and a team-high three triples… Harding also had a team-high with 42 RBI… she scored 29 runs and was second on the team with a .472 slugging percentage, she also was 10-for-11 in stolen bases… Harding finished the season with a .915 fielding percentage with 46 putouts and eight assists… in just the fifth game of her career she went a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI at Georgia Tech (2/18)… was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Florida (3/6)… went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI against No. 2 Arizona (3/11) in FSU 4-2 win… went 2-for-3 with a run scored in game three against No. 2 Arizona (3/13) in FSU’s 2-0 win… was 2-for-4 with three RBI against Kennesaw State (3/20)… was 2-for-3 with four RBI and a triple at Boston College (3/27)… recorded three more RBI on her first career home run against Notre Dame (4/3)… was a perfect 2-for-2 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored at Syracuse (4/18)… grabbed two more home runs at Pitt (5/8) as she went 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored… was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored against Alabama (6/7) to send the Seminoles to the Championship Series of the WCWS… went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored as the Seminoles defeated Oklahoma (6/8) 8-4 in the first game of the WCWS Championship Series.

High School:

Attended Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee….named the Rookie of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year, while posting a .397 batting average with 49 runs, 12 doubles and 13 home runs…competed for the TN Fury Platinum travel team, which posted Top 10 finishes at PGF and in Colorado…as a member of the Fury, she tallied seven doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI with a .387 batting average…was a three-time All-District selection,


Majoring in Clinical Professions with the dreams of becoming a dentist…earned honor roll while in high school…daughter of Sherry and Kelly Harding…born November 23, 2001.