ASWA releases All-State softball team


Hayden's Lindsey Smith is the Class 5A Hitter of the Year. -Leslie Smith

Hayden’s Lindsey Smith is the Class 5A Hitter of the Year. -Leslie Smith

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its 2021 All-State Softball team. Congratulations to Hayden’s Lindsey Smith, Becca Benton, and Miah Simmons; Locust Fork’s Hannah Payne and Savannah Neely; and Appalachian’s Ashley Maddox, Jordan Henderson, and Taylor Woodard.

Smith is the Class 5A 2021 Hitter of the Year as well as first team on Class 5A’s All-State Team. Becca Benton and Miah Simmons were selected for Class 5A’s second team. Making the Class 2A All-State Team were Payne, second team, and Neely, honorable mention. In Class 1A, both Maddox and Henderson were selected for the first team while Woodard was named to the second team.