LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association revealed Friday afternoon that 158 student-athletes, representing 90 programs, have been voted 2021 NFCA High School All-Region.
These awards recognize student-athletes from the Association’s five regions with first- or second-team honors. NFCA member coaches from each region’s respective committee selected the honorees, and those recipients are now eligible for the 2021 NFCA High School All-America squads.
California’s Sheldon High (West Region) led all schools with six players selected — including five on the first team — while New Jersey’s Donovan Catholic (East) and North Carolina’s Southern Alamance (South) each had five chosen. Four others — New Jersey’s Morris Catholic (East), Ohio’s Keystone and Lakota West (North) and Louisiana’s West Monroe (South) — had four student-athletes recognized.
The co-leaders in the South Central Region were Texas schools Bryan and Prosper, with three selections apiece.
The 2021 NFCA High School All-America teams will be announced on July 16.
NFCA All-Region and All-American athletes must be nominated by their NFCA-member head coach, are voted for by the coaches in their region or division, and ultimately selected by elected All-American committee members to receive this prestigious accolade. These honorees are in the top 1% of student-athletes competing during the 2021 season. All special awards are also selected by the All-American committee members or by the entire division.