Continuing to catch up on some "old" news, the Division 1 Player of the Year award was announced on Tuesday night.
The final three candidates for the award were Sierra Romero of Michigan; Ally Carda of UCLA; and Lacey Waldrop of Florida State.
Romero ended the season as the batting champ, while Waldrop ranks in the top three with an ERA just a hair over 1.00. Carda starred for UCLA both offensively and defensively all season, and also appears on the nation's ERA leaders list with a 1.90.
After all of the votes were counted, Lacey Waldrop took home Player of the Year honors and the hardware that comes along with it.
Waldrop posted a 38-5 record this season, and as I mentioned ranks third in the country with a 1.01 ERA. Just yesterday (after the award was presented), she was named a first-team All-American. She held opposing batters to a .184 batting average and led the Seminoles to the regular-season and conference tournament titles, as well as the Women's College World Series.