LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sherriah Harrington (Chula Vista/Eastlake HS) of the University of California San Diego softball team was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American as the organization announced its annual honorees Wednesday evening.
A freshman designated player, Harrington was selected to the NFCA All-America Third Team.
Harrington led UC San Diego with her .410 batting average, .623 slugging percentage, and .475 on base percentage. Her average at the plate ranks 75th in the country. In California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) action, she led the league in batting average (.430) and on base percentage (.500).
Over 49 contests, Harrington totaled 22 runs scored, 50 hits, nine doubles, five home runs, 27 RBI, and eight stolen bases. She had a team-best 18 multiple-hit games to go along with seven multiple-RBI games. Harrington started off her collegiate career with a bang, knocking in at least one run in five of the team's first six games.
Harrington earned several other awards in 2018 including NFCA and D2CCA All-West Region and All-CCAA First Team accolades.
Harrington is a Human Biology major in UC San Diego's Revelle College.
Harrington is UC San Diego's first softball All-American since utility player Caitlin Brown was a Daktronics selection in 2014. The last Triton to earn an All-America nod from the NFCA was pitcher Camille Gaito in 2012.
A total of 53 student-athletes from 44 different institutions were named NFCA All-Americans in 2018.
UC San Diego finished its season with a 36-19 record and placed second in the CCAA with a 27-13 mark. The Tritons, who were ranked as high as 18th nationally, qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the 10th time in program history.