Texas A&M senior Haley Lee has decided to transfer to the Oklahoma Sooners softball team for her final year of eligibility.
The A&M slugger was the best player on the team this past season as a catcher. She led the team in batting average (.405), hits (68), home runs (15) and runs batted in (45) and was a First-Team All-SEC selection. She received a second-team All-America selection by D1Softball.
Coincidentally, Oklahoma beat Texas A&M in the Regionals this past season, and it was Lee who accounted for the only runs Texas A&M scored in two games OU, hitting a two-run homer in the first game. Oklahoma swept the Aggies in two games, winning 3-2 and then 20-0.
Lee was a USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year finalist in both of the past two seasons, an award that was won by Oklahoma standout Jocelyn Alo each season.
For many softball fans, they will view this move as the rich getting richer, as Oklahoma has completely reloaded after winning the Women’s College World Series this past season. In fact, some might argue this team can be better than last season’s squad.
In the transfer portal, Haley Lee joins Michigan transfer Alex Storako, and Arizona State All-Conference performers Alynah Torres and Cydney Sanders.
Add those transfers in with another top-ranked recruiting class coming in for the 2023 season, and there’s little reason to believe that anyone other than Oklahoma will be the overwhelming favorites to repeat again as National Champions next season.