Alabama softball pitcher Montana Fouts and outfielder Faith Hensley have been named to the USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List.

The list was released on Wednesday and consists of the top 50 players to watch for its 2023 Player of the Year Award.

Fouts is set to play her final season for the Crimson Tide this spring. Last season, the ace pitched 190 innings with a 2.10 earned run average and a 24-8 recorded. Fouts recorded 275 strikeouts, 135  hits, 68 runs, 57 earned runs, 53 walks, and ten home runs.

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Hensley, a Ball State transfer, had a .404 batting average, 63 hits in 156 at bats, accounted for 51 runs, batted in 40 runs, hit 17 home runs, drew 37 walks, and stole 13 bases last season.

Former Alabama softball infielder Skylar Wallace, who currently plays for Florida, is also on the watch list.

According to, "The Top 25 finalists for the 2023 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award will be announced April 19. While an athlete does not have to be on the Preseason Watch List to be considered for the Top 25, the eventual winner of the award will come from the Top 25. The Top 10 will be revealed May 3 with the Top 3 coming May 17 and the winner announced in Oklahoma City prior to the start of the Women's College World Series."

To see the full list of players, click here. 

The Alabama Crimson Tide softball team kicks off its season on Friday, Feb. 10 against Lehigh at 3:30 p.m. CT. Coverage will be on Me-TV 97.5 FM.

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