We start with some very sad news. Geri Ann Glasco, the daughter of Ragin’ Cajuns head coach Gerry Glasco, was killed in a chain-reaction type of accident on Interstate 10 on January 24th. Glasco was a former collegiate athlete at Georgia and Oregon and recently became a volunteer assistant coach at Louisiana-Lafayette under her father Gerry. She was only 24 years old.
The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 12th annual Preseason All-SEC Team. Alabama, Florida and LSU each have two representatives on the squad, while Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee all had one player named to the team. In a class-by-class breakdown, the 2019 team consists of eight seniors, three juniors and three sophomores.
The Preseason All-SEC Softball Team is voted on by the league’s head coaches and consists of a minimum of 14 players. Each SEC head coach voted for five infielders, four outfielders, three pitchers, one catcher and one designated player/utility. No ties were broken.
2019 Preseason All-SEC Softball Team
Name, School Position Cl. Hometown
Alyssa DiCarlo, Georgia IF Sr. Glendale, Ariz.
Katie Reed, Kentucky IF Sr.St. Louis, Mo.
Amanda Sanchez, LSU IF Sr. West Covina, Calif.
Mackenzie Boesel, South Carolina IF Jr. Yorba Linda, Calif.
Aubrey Leach, Tennessee IF Sr. The Woodlands, Texas
Kaylee Tow, Alabama OF So. Madisonville, Ky.
Amanda Lorenz, Florida OF Sr. Moorpark, Calif.
Aliyah Andrews, LSU OF Jr. Oldsmar, Fla.
Kylan Becker, Ole Miss OF Sr. Miami, Fla.
Mary Haff, Arkansas P So. Winter Haven, Fla.
Makayla Martin, Auburn P Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Kelly Barnhill, Florida P Sr. Marietta, Ga.
Mia Davidson, Mississippi State C So. Hillsborough, N.C.
Bailey Hemphill, Alabama DP/UT Jr. Lafayette, La.
It is getting into the , ‘Bizzaro World’ realm now with Oregon and two more players jumping ship and leaving their softball program. Junior pitcher Maggie Balint was the team’s remaining starting pitcher from last year who was slated to take the lead this season but she recently announced she is leaving the program. Before the dust even settled from that announcement news hit the softball hotline that senior left fielder Alexis Mack and first baseman Mia Camuso were both doing the same and won’t be playing for the Ducks this year. That makes 9 players who have left the team this year. It’s getting to the point that they might have some trouble even fielding a team this season. It’s hard to believe that a program that at the end of last season looked so promising has imploded starting with the loss of head coach Mike White and then the mass exodus of starting players.