Haylie McCleney selected 13th overall in NPF DraftBy CW Staff | 04/14/2016 9:01pm
Haylie McCleney rounds the bases during a 2015 game against OU. CW | Layton Dudley
Senior centerfielder Haylie McCleney was selected 13th overall by the USSSA Pride in the National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Thursday night.
McCleney is the 11th Alabama softball player to be drafted and first since 2011. She joins former All-American Kelly Kretschman on the Pride.
This season, McCleney leads the team in batting average (.459), on-base percentage (.602) and slugging percentage (.704). She holds the Alabama career batting average (.450) and on-base percentage (.568) records. McCleney is a three-time All-American and a two-time Academic All-American.
Some reactions on Twitter:
Big Congrats to @hayliemac8 on being drafted to The Pride! So proud of you and you certainly deserve this!!❤️— Chandler Dare (@ChanChan_5) April 15, 2016
Congrats to @hayliemac8 for getting drafted to the USSSA Pride!! Can't wait to watch you ball out!— Andrea Hawkins (@andreah_18) April 15, 2016