LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the 147 student-athletes from 62 schools who comprise the 2022 NFCA NAIA All-Region teams.
Oregon Institute of Technology in Region IV and Saint Xavier in Region V led all schools with seven selections apiece, while two others — Columbia (Mo.) in Region II and University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma in Region IV — had six players earn honors.
Six schools — Coastal Georgia (Region I), Southeastern (Region II), Oklahoma City and Southern Oregon (both Region III), Central Methodist (Region V) and Indiana Wesleyan (Region VI) — had five honorees each. Five schools — Houston-Victoria and Georgia Gwinnett (both Region I), William Jessup (Region IV), and Campbellsville and Marian Indianapolis (both Region VI) — had four on the list in their region.
Texas A&M-Texarkana (I), Reinhardt (II), Bellevue (III), Midland (III), Northwestern (IV), Aquinas (V) and Madonna (VI) all had three student-athletes chosen. Ten more schools had two selections apiece.
The awards honor student-athletes from the Association’s six regions with selection to one of two teams. NFCA member head coaches nominate and then vote for the winners in their respective region.
If they were not already voted to an All-Region squad, conference Players and Pitchers of the Year from member institutions are added to the second team in their region, so long as they are nominated by their member head coach and receive votes.
All honorees move forward to be considered for selection for the two NFCA NAIA All-America squads, which will be announced on June 7.
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded All-Region and All-America awards, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from podcasts to a comprehensive drills database, to in-person events and a National Convention.
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