Haylie McCleney Gives Emotional Speech About What it Means to Play for Alabama
The Alabama softball team fell short of a national championship over the weekend, but the program capped of another incredible season in Oklahoma City.
The Crimson Tide won 50 games for the 12th time and made its 11th appearance in the Women's College World Series. Patrick Murphy's program helped the SEC grow to the power that it is in 2016, and the players that come through school understand how special Tuscaloosa is.
Senior Haylie McCleney, who enjoyed one of the most successful individual careers for Alabama, explained what it meant to play for the Crimson Tide and why she wouldn't choose to play anywhere else.
McCleney finished her four-year career with a school-record .447 batting average and .569 on-base percentage, which has earned her numerous accolades along the way. Most recently, she was named the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete of the Year.