LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced the 2017 NFCA Division II All-Region teams. This year's squads are comprised of 210 student-athletes from 116 programs.
The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association's eight regions with first and second team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division II All-American squads.
No. 11 Colorado Mesa, out of the South Central Region, led the way with six accolades, three on the first team. It was followed by region counterpart No. 4 West Texas A&M, along with South region representatives No. 10 West Florida and Valdosta State with five honorees each. The Lady Buffs and Blazers matched the Mavericks with three first teamers.
No. 3 University of North Georgia (Southeast) and No. 9 University of Southern Indiana (Midwest) joined the previously-mention programs with three first-team representatives. The Nighthawks led their region with four overall.
Pogue was recently named as the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year and to the MEC All-First Team.
She led the MEC in batting with a .442 average.
Vet was selected as the MEC Pitcher of the Year and was named to the MEC All-First Team.
Vet leads the MEC in earned-run-aveage (0.93) and wins (22).
The 2017 NFCA Division II All-American teams will be announced on Wednesday, May 24 at the NCAA Division II National Championship Banquet in Salem, Va.
2017 NFCA DII All-Region Teams Atlantic Region First Team
Pos. First Name Last Name School
Pitcher Hannah Vet West Virginia Wesleyan College
Pitcher Amanda Houck West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Catcher Haleigh Christopher University of Charleston
First Base Brittany Smith Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Second Base Sara Ercolani West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Third Base Mary Wallick East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Shortstop Emily Price California University of Pennsylvania
Outfield Tori Pogue West Virginia Wesleyan College
Outfield Emily Nagle Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Outfield Danna Heh Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Designated Player Megan Jahoda California University of Pennsylvania
Utility-Pitcher Taylor Parker Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Utility-Non-Pitcher Koryn Wickwire Mansfield University
Second Team Pos. First Name Last Name School
Pitcher Kayla Robins Chowan University
Pitcher Taylor Brandts University of Virginia's College at Wise
Catcher Gabby Tareila Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
First Base McKenna Garlock Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Second Base Emily Hair Mercyhurst University
Third Base Alexandra Witt Shepherd University
Shortstop Alayna Furr Concord University
Outfield Sara Keeny Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Outfield Sarah Walasavage West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Outfield Kaitlyn Konopka Shepherd University
Designated Player Madison Vicendese East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Utility-Pitcher Amanda Huff Seton Hill University
Utility-Non-Pitcher Jolene Teller Mercyhurst University