The NAIA released the 2016 All-American list Friday afternoon and Brianna Perez (SR/Madera, Calif.) earned Second Team honors. Perez becomes the first York College softball player to earn the award.
Perez had a stellar senior year as she led the Panthers in almost every offensive category. She batted .433 on the season with a slugging percentage of .803. She led the team in every offensive category. She had 68 hits, 22 doubles, 12 home runs and 55 RBI. She led the conference in slugging percentage and doubles. She was second in batting average and total RBI.
Along with being named KCAC First Team as an outfielder she was also named National Fastpitch Coaches' Association NAIA All-American Second Team. She is the first York College player to ever earn the NFCA award as well.
Perez helped the York upset the top seed (25) Friends University in the opening round of the KCAC Tournament 10-1. In that game she went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. The Panthers finished the season 17-36 and made the postseason for the first time in five years.
To see the full NAIA All-American squad and release click here.
For more information on the NFCA All-American award click here.