May 29, 2019
Sydney Sherrill And Meghan King Named NFCA All-Americans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Helping lead the Seminoles to the 2019 ACC Championship, as well as advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals for the seventh consecutive season, a pair of FSU student-athletes were honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as sophomore infielder Sydney Sherrill and redshirt senior pitcher Meghan King were named NFCA All-Americans on Wednesday.

Sherrill earned a spot on the First Team, while King was named to the Second Team. It is the second year in a row that Sherrill has earned All-America honors, as she was named to the Third Team in 2018. King garners the first All-America honor of her career as she closes out her time in the Garnet and Gold.

There have been 51 total All-American honors in the history of the FSU softball program, spread among 34 different student athletes, and the Seminoles have had multiple All-Americans in five of the last six seasons.

Florida State holds the longest active streak in the country of All-American pitchers, as FSU has had an All-American in the circle in each of the last seven years – Lacey Waldrop (2013-15), Jessica Burroughs (2016-17), Kylee Hanson (2018) and Meghan King (2019). Only three other schools have a streak of two or more – Oklahoma (5), Washington (2) and Drake (2).

“Really proud of both Syd and Meghan,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “They have worked so hard, not just to be great softball players, but amazing people as well. They represent Florida State softball and the university at the highest level and it is a true honor, not only for them, but also our program as well.”

Sydney Sherrill And Meghan King Named NFCA All-Americans

Sherrill led the team with a .405 batting average, 18 doubles, 16 home runs, 60 RBI and a .762 slugging percentage at the plate. She was also an outstanding fielder, splitting time between second and third base, committing just eight errors on the season as she earned ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Through just two seasons of collegiate softball, Sherrill already ranks fourth in FSU history with 47 doubles.

Sydney Sherrill And Meghan King Named NFCA All-Americans

King closed out her FSU career with her most dominant season in the circle, posting a record of 30-7 with a 1.43 ERA, three saves and 237 strikeouts over 210.1 innings. The redshirt senior was named ACC Pitcher of the Week six times in 2019, was selected as a Senior CLASS Top 10 Finalist and chosen as a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team member. King finished with an FSU record 11 career saves and 108 wins, which ranked second in school history, trailing only Waldrop who earned 109 wins from 2012-15.

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2019 NFCA All-Americans
First Team
P, Giselle “G” Juarez, Oklahoma
P, Amber Fiser, Minnesota
P, Gabbie Plain, Washington
C, Dejah Mulipola, Arizona
1B, Kayla Konwent, Wisconsin
2B, Caleigh Clifton, Oklahoma
3B, Abbey Cheek, Kentucky
SS, Sis Bates, Washington
OF, Amanda Lorenz, Florida
OF, Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza, Arizona
OF, Morgan Howe, Arizona State
UT-P, Rachel Garcia, UCLA
DP/UT-Non P, Cait Brooks, Notre Dame
At-Large-P, Nicole Newman, Drake
At-Large-3B, Sydney Sherrill, Florida State
At-Large-P, Taylor McQuillin, Arizona
At-Large-OF, Kylan Becker, Ole Miss
At-Large-3B, Sydney Romero, Oklahoma

Second Team
P, Kelly Barnhill, Florida
P, Montana Fouts, Alabama
P, Georgina Corrick, USF
C, Morganne Flores, Washington
1B, Kaylee Tow, Alabama
2B, Reyna Carranco, Arizona
3B, Amanda Sanchez, LSU
SS, Lilli Piper, Ohio State
OF, Bubba Nickles, UCLA
OF, Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma
OF, Falepolima Aviu, Oklahoma
UT-P, Shelbi Sunseri, LSU
DP/UT-Non P, Fa Leilua, Mississippi State
At-Large-SS, Jessie Harper, Arizona
At-Large-DP/UT-Non P, Bailey Hemphill, Alabama
At-Large-P, Autumn Storms, Arkansas
At-Large-P, Meghan King, Florida State
At-Large-2B, Janae Jefferson, Texas

Third Team
P, Taran Alvelo, Washington
P, Summer Ellyson, Louisiana
P, Danielle Williams, Northwestern
C, Mia Davidson, Mississippi State
1B, Grace Green, Oklahoma
2B, Aubrey Leach, Tennessee
3B, Skylee James, UIC
SS, Alyssa DiCarlo, Georgia
OF, Kindra Hackbarth, Arizona State
OF, Kate Gordon, James Madison
OF, Karli Hamilton, Texas Tech
UT-P, Odicci Alexander, James Madison
DP/UT-Non P, Kendyl Lindaman, Florida
At-Large-P, Megan Good, James Madison
At-Large-Utility-P, Samantha Show, Oklahoma State
At-Large-Utility-P, Miranda Elish, Texas
At-Large-2B, Emily Clark, Ohio State
At-Large-OF, Rachel Anderson, Southeast Missouri State

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