TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opening her collegiate career in impressive fashion, Sydney Sherrill was selected as one of 25 candidates for the 2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I Freshman of the Year, as announced on Thursday.
Sherrill leads Florida State with a .396 batting average, and has 22 doubles, a triple, eight home runs, 41 RBI and 31 runs scored in her first 44 games as a collegiate student athlete.
The 22 doubles has already set an FSU single-season record, surpassing the mark of 19 set By Alex Powers (2017) and Yuruby Alicart (2006). Sherrill also currently leads the NCAA in doubles and is just seven away from tying the NCAA record of 29 doubles set by Fresno State’s Nina Lindenberg in 1996.
She has started every game for Florida State, with 36 starts at second base and eight games at third base. Sherrill leads the team with 19 multi-hit games and as recorded a team-high 13 games with multiple RBIs. She is the only FSU player to have a four-hit game this season, and she has accomplished that feat twice – vs. No. 14 Minnesota (February 17) and at North Florida (March 10).
The 25 candidates will be pared down to 10 on May 10 before the three finalists will be selected on May 23. The 2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I Freshman of the Year will be announced on May 29 in Oklahoma City prior to the Women’s College World Series.
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2018 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I Freshman of the Year Top 25 Candidates
Hannah Adams, 2B, Florida
Jocelyn Alo, DP/OF, Oklahoma
Patricia Awald, 1B, Kennesaw State
Meghan Beaubien, P, Michigan
Payton Buresch, P, James Madison
Georgina Corrick, P, USF
Sophia Dandola, P, Hofstra
Mia Davidson, C, Mississippi State
Danielle Gibson, 1B, Arizona State
Mary Haff, P, Arkansas
Naomi Hernandez, OF, Long Beach State
Mary Iakopo, C/DP, Oregon
Janae Jefferson, 2B, Texas
Aaliyah Jordan, OF, UCLA
Rachel Lewis, 2B, Northwestern
Kelsey Oh, P, South Carolina
Briana Perez, SS, UCLA
Gabbie Plain, P, Washington
Katie Prebble, 1B, Gardner-Webb
Paige Rauch, 2B/P, Fordham
Alison Seng, 1B/DP, Boise State
Sydney Sherrill, 2B, Florida State
Kaylee Tow, OF, Alabama
Sadie Wise, OF, Saint Louis
Brooke Yanez, P, UC Davis