By USA TODAY High School Sports | March 3, 2016 7:30 am ET
USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Softball Team for 2015-16. Players were selected based on high school performance, level of competition and strength of schedule.
The team has five pitchers, two catchers, six infielders, three outfielders and four utility players. There are also five honorable mention selections.
California boasts seven of the 25 selections, led by utility player Madilyn Nickles from Merced (Calif.) – the only prep player to make the 2015 Junior National Team. Other states with multiple selections include New Jersey, Alabama and Pennsylvania.
Note that more than a half-dozen states, including Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma play high school softball in the fall. These players who’ve already finished their 2015-16 seasons won’t be recognized on this list, but will be included in the year-end ALL-USA Softball Team in June.
Click the photo gallery below to see the 20 players selected.
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