NCCSIA Announces 2019 University Division All-State Softball Teams

Mount Olive, N.C. --- The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2019 University Division All-State Softball Teams on Monday. A total of 24 student-athletes from seven different North Carolina schools were named to the first and second teams.

Campbell University led the way with four ladies on the All-State first team, including sophomore Kayla Fredendall who was the lone player to receive unanimous first-team votes. Appalachian State and Gardner-Webb tied for second with two ladies each on the first-team while North Carolina Central, Western Carolina, Elon, and North Carolina A&T each had one athlete placed on the all-state first-team.

Nominations were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2019 University Division All-State Softball Teams

First Team      
Pos. Name/Institution Class Hometown
DP Abby Perryman, Campbell University SR Richland, Wash.
IF Kayla Fredendall, Campbell University SO Plain City, Ohio
IF Kynadi Tipler, Campbell University JR Hoover, Ala.
IF Keri White, Appalachian State University JR Hampstead, N.C.
IF Dalika Wallace, North Carolina Central University JR Newport News, Va.
OF Bri Bryant, Campbell University SO Fayetteville, N.C.
OF Kaylee Wacaster, Gardner-Webb University  ^ SR Shelby, N.C.
OF Hunter Gibbons, Western Carolina University  $% SR Woodleaf, N.C.
P Kenzie Longanecker, Appalachian State University JR Sanford, Fla.
P Abby Barker, Elon University SR Granville, Ohio
UTL Zadaisha Waddell, North Carolina A&T State University SR Troy, N.C.
C Autumn Owen, Gardner-Webb University FR Mill Spring, N.C.
Second Team      
Pos. Name/Institution Class Hometown
DP Kailey McNeil, Western Carolina University SO North Wilkesboro, N.C.
IF Weslyn Almond, Gardner-Webb University SO Ablemarle, N.C.
IF Ashlyn Long, Western Carolina University  ^ JR Willow Spring, N.C.
IF Jenna Wacaster, Gardner-Webb University SO Shelby, N.C.
IF Erica Hayes, Western Carolina University JR Cary, N.C.
OF Andria Booth, Gardner-Webb University  $ SR Dacula, Ga.
OF Megan Walker, Appalachian State University SR Raleigh, N.C.
OF Claudia Ware, Campbell University FR Leonard, Texas
P Brooke Perry, Gardner-Webb University RSO Clemmons, N.C.
P Kiara Hurley, North Carolina Central University SO Maumee, Ohio
UTL Olivia Daniel, North Carolina Central University SO Creedmore, N.C.
C Megan White, Elon University FR Creedmore, N.C.

$ - First-Team All-State in 2018
# - Second-Team All-State in 2018
% - First-Team All-State in 2017
^ - Second-Team All-State in 2017
& - First-Team All-State in 2016
@ - Second-Team All-State in 2016