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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Amateur Softball Association's 50-player "watch list" for possible national collegiate Player-of-the-Year honors has been announced by USA Softball.

Based on my recollections of how various players did last year, I'll go out on a limb and name a "Dandy Dozen" really serious candidates, as follows alphabetically by team:

Taryne Mowatt (Arizona) Sr. P

Katie Burkhart (Arizona State) Sr. P

Kaitlin Cochran (Arizona State) Jr. OF

Kirsten Shortridge (Baylor) Soph. P/OF

Brandice Balschmiter (Massachusetts) – Jr. P

Angela Findlay (Michigan) Soph. OF

Samantha Findlay (Michigan) Sr. 1B

Lauren Eckermann (Oklahoma) Sr. P

Megan Gibson (Texas A&M) Sr. P/1B

Amanda Scarborough (Texas A&M) Sr. P/1B

Krista Colburn (UCLA) Sr. OF

Ashley Charters (Washington) Sr. IF