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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One hundred forty one student-athletes from around the country were revealed Thursday as members of the 2023 Tucci/NFCA Division III Player and Pitcher of the Year watchlist. 

New for 2023, the list is broken down into regions, with student-athletes representing one of the 10 NCAA regions. This list is compiled by the elected members of the NFCA Division III All-America Committee, who will also vote to choose the Player and Pitcher of the Year honorees at the conclusion of the season.

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Headlining the list are 24 returning NFCA All-Americans, and 11 from the first team, including 2022 Pitcher of the Year Alexis Michon, who transferred in the offseason to Trine University. In total, the group represents 105 different schools. 

Voted on by the NFCA’s Division III All-America Committee, the 2023 Tucci/NFCA Player and Pitcher of the Year will be announced on June 9. All student-athletes are eligible for the end-of-the-season award and do not have to be on this list to be considered by the committee.

The Player of the Year award was created in 2016 to honor the outstanding softball achievement in NCAA Division III. In 2019, the Association expanded the award to include separate Player and Pitcher of the Year honors.

Past recipients

2022 — Kaitlyn Hasty, Christopher Newport (player) & Alexis Michon, Eastern Connecticut State (pitcher)

2021 — Jessica Goldyn, Virginia Wesleyan (player) & Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan (pitcher)

2020 — no awards presented due to COVID-19

2019 — Mackenzie Chitwood, Lynchburg (player) & Ally Wiegand, Illinois Wesleyan (pitcher)

2018 — Hanna Hull, pitcher, Virginia Wesleyan

2017 — Hanna Hull, pitcher, Virginia Wesleyan

2016 — Kelsey Batten, pitcher, UT Tyler

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