LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Berry College's Bayleigh Masterson has been selected as one of fifty players named to the 2019 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Player of the Year watch list, which will be paired down in the coming months, until just one player remains at the conclusion of the season.
Masterson is one of just 11 sophomores to make the cut. The list is compiled annually by the NFCA’s Division III All-America committee. The list will subsequently be cut to 25 and 10 as the season progresses, before the winner is chosen following the completion of the NCAA Championship. The list will be adjusted along the way to assure the best players are being considered, with the eventual winner coming from the group of 10 finalists.
Masterson earned the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Newcomer of the Year honor last season and was selected to the NFCA All-Region team. She closed last season hitting .377 with 52 hits, 49 RBI's and nine home runs.