All-Decade College Softball Teams: Second Team
Given the wealth of softball talent that has passed through the NCAA ranks over the past 10 years, it's almost impossible to narrow down the best college players of the 2010 decade. But SA has done just that with three All-Decade Teams (first, second and honorable mention) to close out the 2010s and pay homage to a decade stacked with softball talent.
Next up is the All-Decade Second Team, which features 10 standouts from various programs around the country.
See below for an alphabetical list of some of the most talented and dominant college softball players at the Division-I level throughout the 2010 decade.
Kelly Barnhill (Florida, 2019)
Barnhill, a three-time All-American, was the 2017 National Collegiate Player of the Year. She also earned SEC Pitcher of the Year honors twice during her storied career at Florida.
Dallas Escobedo (Arizona State, 2014)
Escobedo led Arizona State to the 2011 national championship in the circle as a freshman. The 2011 WCWS Most Outstanding Player was also a three-time All-American for the Sun Devils.
Rachele Fico (LSU, 2013)
A two-time First Team All-American, Fico starred in the circle for LSU during her college career. She still ranks at or near the top of several pitching record categories for the Tigers.
Megan Good (James Madison, 2019)
The four-time All-American and CAA Pitcher of the Year was an undeniable force for James Madison during her college career. Good was also a two-time top three finalist for the National Collegiate Player of the Year honor.
Lauren Haeger (Florida, 2015)
A two-time national champion at Florida, Haeger was the National Collegiate Player of the Year in 2015 as well as the Honda Award winner that year for softball. She also earned All-American honors twice during her time with the Gators and was the 2015 SEC Pitcher of the Year.
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Sahvanna Jaquish (LSU, 2017)
Jaquish was LSU’s first-ever four-time All-American. She graduated as the program’s all-time leader in RBIs and walks.
Shelby Pendley (Oklahoma, 2015)
Pendley was a three-time All-American while at Oklahoma as well as a two-time Big 12 Player of the Year. The 2013 national champion was also a top 10 finalist for the National Collegiate Player of the Year award during her college career.
Sydney Romero (Oklahoma, 2019)
Romero was a two-time First Team All-American and two-time national champion at Oklahoma. The top three finalist for the National Collegiate Player of the Year award in 2019 was also the Big 12 Player of the Year as a senior.
Madison Shipman (Tennessee, 2014)
Shipman was the Honda Award winner and Senior Class Award honoree for softball in 2014. A three-time All-American at Tennessee, she was also the SEC Player of the Year as a senior as well as a top 10 finalist for the National Collegiate Player of the Year award.
Lacey Waldrop (Florida State, 2015)
The 2014 National Collegiate Player of the Year, Waldrop was also a three-time All-American during her career at Florida State. She earned ACC Pitcher of the Year honors twice and won the Senior Class Award for softball in 2015.