Three players from No. 1-ranked Norco (Calif.) highlight the 2019 MaxPreps 2019 Preseason All-American Softball Team.
Catcher Kinzie Hansen (Oklahoma signee), pitcher Sarah Willis (Washington pledge) and infielder Paige Smith (Mississippi signee) are three of the 36 players recognized.
The team is filled with players who’ve been honored previously as MaxPreps All-Americans with selections from both large and small schools. And there are a few on this list who haven’t received MaxPreps postseason accolades.
It’s an impressive group to say the least. All are future college players, some might be Olympians one day.
The team consists of 29 seniors, seven juniors with California leading the way with eight picks. Washington state has four on the team, followed by Florida, Illinois, Tennessee and Alabama with three each.
MaxPreps 2019 preseason high school All-American Softball Team
The Alabama signee led the Wildcats to a 26-4 record and the Class 2A state championship. She posted a 23-1 mark with a 0.32 ERA and 249 strikeouts in 154 innings in 2018. Kilfoyl batted .482 with five home runs, 35 RBIs, a .585 on-base percentage and .788 slugging percentage. She was a member of the 2017 USA Softball Junior National Team.