Former UAB softball standout elected to New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame


Courtesy of UAB Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Next year, former UAB softball standout Caitlin Attfield will be inducted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame.

Attfield, a native of Niagra Falls, New York, attended Niagara Falls High School, where she was named to first team All-State and second team All-State selections. In her senior season, Attfield was named the Western New York Player of the Year. She holds the New York State High School record for stolen bases (128) and is second in career hits (248).

During her four seasons at UAB, Attfield earned All-Conference USA honors four times including three First Team All-Conference selections. She was named C-USA Freshman of the year in 2013.

Attfield led UAB in batting average in all four of her seasons and helped the Blazers to their first NCAA Super Regional appearance in school history in 2013 after upsetting No. 13 UCLA twice in regionals.

She finished her career atop multiple UAB record lists including career batting average (.402), runs scored in a career (157), most hits in a career (306), and total bases (378). Attfield led UAB in hits all four of her seasons including a UAB record 88 hits during her sophomore campaign.

Attfield graduated from UAB in 2016 with a degree in kinesiology. She was a 2016 finalist for the Senior CLASS award.

In addition, Attfield became the first Blazer to be drafted to the National Pro Fastpitch league in 2016 when she was selected ninth overall by the Dallas Charge.

In 2017, Attfield served as a volunteer assistant coach for UAB and is currently a graduate assistant coach at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. where she is pursuing her master’s degree in sports administration and physical education.

The Class of 2020 New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set to take place May 2 in Herkimer, New York.

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