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Alabama Softball 2024 team roster

Alabama’s 2024 softball season gets underway with a game against Villanova at the Buzz Classing in Atlanta. Patrick Murphy returns for another season as head coach and expectations remain high.

The Crimson Tide will open the 2024 season ranked No. 14, which make Alabama the third-highest-ranked SEC team (fifth if you include soon-to-be-added Texas and Oklahoma).

In 2023, the Tide finished the season with an overall record of 45-22 with an in-conference record of a somewhat disappointing 14-10. Alabama lost both games it played at the Women’s College World Series.

As the season rolls on, stars will emerge and the excitement will build. Get to know the 2024 Alabama softball roster.

Note: Not all players have photos available to use. General images will be replaced with photos of the player as the season progresses. 

No. 1 - M'Kay Gidley

Alabama softball
(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
  • Position: Outfield

  • Year: Senior

  • Bat/Throw: L/L

  • Previous School: Shelton State

No. 3 - Kristen White

Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
  • Position: Outfield

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: L/L

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 6 - Kinley Pate

Feb 10, 2023; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama opened the softball season against Lehigh in the Leadoff Classic at Rhoads Stadium Friday. Players celebrate a two-run homer by Alabama batter Ashley Prange (29).<br>Sports Alabama Softball Season Opener
Feb 10, 2023; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama opened the softball season against Lehigh in the Leadoff Classic at Rhoads Stadium Friday. Players celebrate a two-run homer by Alabama batter Ashley Prange (29).
Sports Alabama Softball Season Opener
Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa News
  • Position: Outfield

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: L/R

  • Previous School: Samford

No. 7 - Bailey Dowling

Gary Cosby Jr.-The Tuscaloosa News
Gary Cosby Jr.-The Tuscaloosa News
  • Position: Infield

  • Year: Senior

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 9 - Lauren Esman

Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa News
  • Position: Pitcher/Utility

  • Year: Fifth-year

  • Bat/Throw: L/L

  • Previous School: Michigan

No. 10 - Abby Duchscherer

The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman
  • Position: Infield

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 11 - Larissa Preuitt

Alabama’s Ashley Prange (29) wears decorated cleats during a softball game between Tennessee and Alabama in the Women’s College World Series at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 1, 2023. The Oklahoman
Alabama’s Ashley Prange (29) wears decorated cleats during a softball game between Tennessee and Alabama in the Women’s College World Series at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 1, 2023. The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman
  • Position: Outfield

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: L/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 12 - Emma Broadfoot

Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa News
  • Position: Utility

  • Year: Senior

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: North Alabama

No. 15 - Kendal Clark

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Position: Utility

  • Year: Junior

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: DMACC

No. 17 - Riley Valentine

Alabama softball
AP Photo/Sean Rayford
  • Position: Catcher

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: Texas A&M

No. 18 - Lauren Johnson

Alabama softball
(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
  • Position: Outfield

  • Year: Freshman

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 19 - Kayla Beaver

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JacksonTN
  • Position: Pitcher

  • Year: Graduate Student

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: Central Arkansas

No. 21 - Jaala Torrence

Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa News
  • Position: Pitcher

  • Year: Senior

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 22 - Kali Heivilin

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Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
  • Position: Infield

  • Year: Junior

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 23 - Jocelyn Briski

Alabama softball
(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
  • Position: Pitcher

  • Year: Freshman

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 24 - KJ Haney

  • Position: Utility

  • Year: Senior

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 27 - Alex Salter

Gary Cosby Jr.-The Tuscaloosa News
Gary Cosby Jr.-The Tuscaloosa News
  • Position: Pitcher

  • Year: Redshirt Junior

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 31 - Kenleigh Cahalan

Tuscaloosa News
Tuscaloosa News
  • Position: Infield

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: L/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 32 - Kat Grill

(AP Photo/Butch Dill)
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)
  • Position: Outfield

  • Year: Senior

  • Bat/Throw: L/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 34 - Marlie Giles

The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman
  • Position: Utility

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

No. 55 - Alea Johnson

Alabama softball
(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
  • Position: Pitcher

  • Year: Sophomore

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: LSU

No. 88 - Jenna Johnson

Gary Cosby Jr.
Gary Cosby Jr.
  • Position: Outfield

  • Year: Graduate Student

  • Bat/Throw: R/R

  • Previous School: N/A

Coaching Staff

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)
  • Patrick Murphy (Head coach)

  • Kayla Braud (Assistant coach)

  • Lance McMahon (Assistant Coach)

  • Adam Arbour (Assistant coach)

Story originally appeared on Roll Tide Wire