CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia softball senior Lacy Smith (Lancaster, Pa.) was named a first-team All-American by Softball America on Wednesday (May 29). The All-America teams are voted on by the Softball America staff and an advisory panel of softball personnel from around the country.
The recognition comes after the senior was selected to the All-ACC and NFCA All-Region first teams. She was the only ACC player to garner first-team All-America honors from Softball America.
In her final campaign on Grounds, Smith posted a career-best .414 batting average while slugging a school-record 15 home runs. By adding another 15 doubles throughout the season, the senior also set a school record with her .784 slugging percentage. She was the first Cavalier to hit over .400 since 2007 and her .414 average ranks third all-time at UVA.
On the season, the first baseman posted top 10 marks in nine different categories at Virginia. She set a school record by hitting in 16 consecutive games from Feb. 24-March 19. Smith drove in 43 runs in 2019, marking the eighth-most in a single season in Virginia history. On 13 occasions, she drove in multiple runs, the most multi-RBI games by a Cavalier since 2005.
Smith’s outstanding senior season also vaulted her into the career record books at Virginia. Her 29 career home runs are tied for fourth in program history while her .543 slugging percentage ranks eighth all-time.
Smith is the fourth Cavalier to earn an All-America honor, joining the ranks of Eileen Schmidt (’94), Kristen Dennis (’01,’02) and Sara Larquier (’04), who all earned the recognition from the NFCA.