Andrews Named to USA Softball Top 50 'Watch List'
BATON ROUGE – LSU senior outfielder Aliyah Andrews has been named to the 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 “Watch List” the organization announced Wednesday afternoon.
Andrews, a two-time All-SEC and SEC Defensive Team selection, finished the 2020 season with a .408 batting average, scoring a team-leading 24 runs. She finished the shortened season with team-leading 18 stolen bases on 19 attempts and led the team with 29 hits. Andrews goes into the 2021 season with a total of 118 stolen bases in her career and is 38 away from becoming the all-time leader.
The preseason “Watch List” includes 11 seniors, 15 juniors and five sophomores, with freshman ineligible for consideration. (Freshman can be considered for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award once they have competed at the collegiate level). Athletes named to the “Watch List” represent 28 NCAA Division I universities and 13 athletic conferences.
The Top 25 Finalists for the 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be announced April 21. While an athlete does not have to be on the “Watch List” to be considered for the Top 25, the eventual USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will come from the Top 25 Finalists. The Top 10 Finalists will be announced May 5 and the Top 3 announced May 19. The 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be revealed June 1.
The Tigers kick off the 2021 season on February 11 with the Tiger Classic, playing host to McNeese State, Duke, Kansas and Central Arkansas.
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