The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced that 39 student-athletes from 37 programs across the country have been voted to one of three 2022 NFCA High School All-America teams. Among them was Guthrie High School’s Haley Gallo.
Gallo was named to the Third Team All-American list and was the only Oklahoma athlete to make the elite list. She’s believed to be the only Guthrie softball athlete to make the prestigious list.
In her freshmen campaign for Guthrie, Gallo helped lead the Lady Jays program to the 2021 state tournament and finished the season with a batting average north of .600 with 53 hits, including 27 extra-base hits, 15 home runs, and 46 runs scored.
During the summer season, she plays for the Tulsa Elite program.
Voted on by member head coaches, the awards honor softball student-athletes from around the nation. All student-athletes who earned All-Region status (2021 Summer/Fall and 2022 Spring) from the NFCA’s 10 membership regions, were on the ballot and eligible for All-America status.
In addition, Gallo was named to the NFCA’s All-Region II First Team.
NFCA High School All-Region and All-America student-athletes must be nominated by their NFCA-member head coach. All-Region is voted on by their respective region’s member head coaches.
Seventeen states, ranging from Florida to Alaska, were represented by All-Americans. California topped the charts with nine honorees, closely followed by Texas with eight. New Jersey earned three plaudits, while five states – Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio – each had two awardees.