LSU sophomore shortstop Taylor Pleasants was listed on the Top 50 Watch List for the 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award announced Wednesday.
Pleasants garnered several postseason awards in 2021 including being named a NFCA All-American, All-SEC first team selection and SEC Newcomer of the Year after finishing the season with a .316 batting average, 56 hits, 49 RBI, 37 runs and 13 home runs.
Earlier this month, Pleasants was selected to the 2022 USA Softball Women’s National Team.
The SEC has the highest total with nine schools recognized.
The Top 25 finalists for the 2022 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be announced April 20 with the Top 10 finalists being revealed May 4 with the Top 3 released May 18.
The 2022 USA Softball Collegiate player of the Year will be announced prior to the NCAA Women’s College World Series
LSU will open the 2022 season with the Tiger Classic, playing host to South Alabama, Illinois and Central Arkansas on Feb. 11-13.