By USA TODAY High School Sports | March 8, 2017 7:30 am ET
USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Preseason Softball Team for 2016-17. 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.
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California boasts nine of the 25 selections, led by shortstop Bri Perez from Alhambra (Martinez, Calif.), rated as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2017 by FloSoftball.com. Kentucky, New Jersey and Texas all have two players on the team, while Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia and Wisconsin each have one.
Note that more than a half dozen states, including Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma, play high school softball in the fall. Players who have already completed their 2016-17 seasons are not recognized on this list but are eligible for inclusion on the year-end ALL-USA High School Softball Team.
Click the photo gallery below to see the preseason team:
Alexis Allan, Alexis Holloway, ALL-USA Softball, American Family Insurance, Bri perez. Lauren Burke, Brooke Vestal, Camryn Ybarra, Holly Azevedo, Jocelyn Alo, julie rodriguez, Kathryn Sandercock, kaylee tow, Kelsey Oh, Livy Schiele, Lou Allan, Mary Katherine Tedder, Meghan Beaubein, mia davidson, Montana Fouts, Natalie Lugo, Syd Supple, taylon snow, ALL-USA