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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One hundred and twenty student-athletes from across the country were revealed as part of the 2024 Tucci/NFCA Division II Players and Pitchers of the Year watchlist.

The list is broken down into the eight NCAA Regions (Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West) with up to 15 student-athletes represented in each region. The list is compiled by the elected members of the NFCA Division II All-American Committee with one head coach representing each of the eight NCAA regions. To be eligible, a student-athlete’s head coach must be a member.

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Headlining the list are 25 returning NFCA All-Americans, six from the first team. In all, the group consists of 85 programs from 21 different conferences.

Voted on by the NFCA’s Division II All-American Committee, the 2024 Tucci/NFCA Player and Pitcher of the Year winners will be announced on May 27 following the conclusion of the NCAA Division II National Championships. All student-athletes are eligible for the end-of-the-season award and do not have to be on this list to be considered.

The Player of the Year award was created in 2015 to honor the outstanding athletic achievements among softball student-athletes throughout NCAA Division II. In 2019, the Association expanded the award to include a Player and Pitcher of the Year.


PREVIOUS WINNERS (Player / Pitcher)

2023 – Zoe Willis, Georgia Southwestern State University / Tatum Goff, UT Tyler

2022 – Kayson Boatner, Anderson University / Andrea Morales, Rogers State University

2021 - Shanna McBroom, West Texas A&M University /  Morgan Perry, Saint Anselm College

2019 - Julia Seader LIU Post / Allison Lipovsky, Grand Valley State University

2018 - Kylee Smith, University of North Georgia

2017 - Coley Ries, Minnesota State University Mankato

2016 -  Lindsay Butler, Wayne State University

2015 - Courtney Poole, University of North Georgia

The award was not presented in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded TUCCI/NFCA Player and Pitcher of the Year awards, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from webinars to legal counsel, to in-person events and the National Convention

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