Florida State University’s Lacey Waldrop, pitcher for the Seminoles’ ladies softball team, had already won 2014 ACC Pitcher of the Year. She had led her FSU Seminoles as they won the ACC Championship. However, when it was announced Thursday that she had won the award as 2014 USA Softball National College Player of the Year, she was shocked and humbled, never expecting to be the winner. She and her team were in Oklahoma City for the NCAA Women’s College World Series (see Florida State pitcher named national player of the year).
In Sunday’s “4 Up” section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s sports section, the first name listed is the Richmond area native who also happens to be my cousin’s daughter:
1. Lacey Waldrop
The Florida State softball player and Thomas Dale alumna was named the 2014 USA Softball National College Player of the Year. When she was in high school, she set state records for strikeouts and earned run average.