Six Womens National Team athletes named NFCA All Americans

May 30, 2018, 4:52 p.m. (ET)

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced on today that 54 student-athletes from 35 different institutions have received 2018 NFCA Division I All-American accolades, including six members from the USA Softball Women’s National Team Program.


Kelly Barnhill (First Team) and Rachel Garcia (First Team) were honored from the World Championship roster, while Sis Bates (First Team), Carley Hoover (Third Team), Megan Kleist (First Team) and Jenna Lilley (Third Team) received All-American accolades as part of the Japan All-Star Series roster.


Click here to see the Japan All Star Series roster and the WBSC Women’s World Championship roster


The 2018 USA Softball World Championship roster will look to defend their Gold Medal finish at the 2016 WBSC Women’s World Championship while also qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on August 2-12, while the Japan All-Star Series will travel to Japan prior to compete in a three-game series with No. 2 Japan on June 20-23. Both USA Softball Women’s National Team rosters are slated to compete in the 2018 USA Softball International Cup July 9-15 in Irvine, Calif.

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About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 69 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game. 

As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit