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Kalei Harding

Kalei Harding - Softball - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated June 2021)
Murfreesboro, Tenn.
high school


2022 NFCA Southeast All-Region First Team
ACC Tournament MVP (2022)
ACC All-Tournament Team (2022)
2022 All-ACC Second Team

Sophomore Season (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 Season (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.