Special report on the Florida Gators softball team:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Head Coach Tim Walton and the Florida softball program announced the additions of Cali Decker, Lexie Delbrey, Kendra Falby & Reagan Walsh on signing day Wednesday morning.
“I’m happy to announce the signings of Cali, Lexi, Kendra and Reagan.” Walton said. “Today is a special day! I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to coach these young women starting next fall and helping them achieve their goals both on and off the field.”
This year’s group of signees hail from Florida, Georgia and California.
In 2020, Florida ended a shortened season with a 24-3 overall record and sported an unblemished 3-0 mark in Southeastern Conference play. Since 2008, the Gators have made 10 appearances at the Women’s College World Series, the most by any program in the nation during that span.
This upcoming season Florida softball will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. The program has won two NCAA National Championships, eight SEC Regular Season championships, five SEC Tournament titles and produced three CWSA Honda Award winners, two USA Softball Players of the Year and 21 NFCA All-Americans, who’ve earned 44 All-American honors.
Hometown | Lake Mary, Fla. | B/T – L/R | Position – C
High School | Lake Mary | Travel Team | Georgia Impact
- 2018-19 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Scholar-Athlete
- 2020 All-Conference First Team
- 2020 Florida Athletic Coaches Association 7A All-State Team
- 2020 Florida Athletic Coaches Association 7A All-Academic Team
- 2019 All- Seminole Athletic Conference First Team
- 2019 Offensive Team Award
I wanted to be a part of Florida’s culture and everything else that comes with being a Gator. I just fell in love with the coaches and campus when I got there.
Hometown | Bainbridge, Ga. | Position – RHP
High School | Bainbridge | Travel Team | Georgia Impact – Lewis
- 2020-21 Region 1-AAAA Player of the Year
- 2020-21 Georgia Dugout Club All-State
- 2020-21 Positive Athlete Star
- 2019-20 Region 1-AAAA Pitcher of the Year
- 2018-19 Region 1-AAAA Pitcher of the Year
- 2018-19 Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee
I knew from the age of eight years old that Florida was my dream school. Committing to Florida gives me the opportunity to have the best coaching and facilities to help me continue to get better and make a run for a national title.
Hometown | Tampa, Fla. | B/T – L/R | Position – OF
High School | Sunlake | Travel Team | Tennessee Mojo 2021
- 2020 Miracle Sports Softball Player of the Week
- 2019 Canadian U-19 Women’s National Team
- 2019 WBSC Junior World Cup Bronze Medal
- 2019 Home Run Sports Female Fastpitch Minor Athlete of the Year
- 2019 Canadian Jr. Athlete of the Year
- 2019 All-Conference and Eastern Conference First Team – OF
- 2018 MaxPreps National Underclass All-American Freshman
- 2018 Eastern Conference Player of the Year
- 2018 All-North Teams First Team – OF
I wanted to go to a university that has the best softball program and education. Florida has it all.
Hometown | Redondo Beach, Calif. | B/T – R/R | Position – INF
High School | South Torrance | Travel Team | OC Batbusters – Stith
- 2020 Daily Breeze All-Area League First Team
- 2019 Daily Breeze All-Area League First Team
- 2018 All-State Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Week
- 2018 Daily Breeze All-Area League First Team
I chose Florida because I want to win a national championship and being a Gator has always been my dream.