CSF's Taukeiaho Named to Player of the Year Watchlist
Cal State Fullerton senior Missy Taukeiaho earned her first honor of the 2016 campaign as she was named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year watchlist.
The infielder was one of 50 players to be named to the list and the lone player to appear from the Big West Conference. This is the second consecutive season Taukeiaho has been named to the preseason list for the prestigious award.
Taukeiaho is coming off a season which earned her her second consecutive All-American honor. She batted .390 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 10 doubles, 32 runs scored, 27 walked and slugged an impressive .728. She was just as stellar in the field as she committed just seven errors in 163 chances.
The Top 25 Finalists for the 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be announced April 13. The Top 10 Finalists will be announced May 11 and the Top 3 announced May 25. The 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year will be revealed May 31.