Vet, Pogue Named to NFCA Division II All-Region Team

Vet, Pogue Named to NFCA Division II All-Region Team

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.

West Virginia Wesleyan had two all-region selections -- senior outfielder Tori Pogue (pictured)(Glendale, Ariz.) and junior pitcher Hannah Vet (Naples, Fla).

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