LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the 384 student-athletes from 197 schools who comprise the 2022 NFCA Division III All-Region teams.
Top-ranked Christopher Newport in Region VI topped the field with seven selections, while five others — East Texas Baptist (Region X), Endicott (II), Johnson & Wales (I), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (II) and Texas Lutheran (X) — all had six on the list in their region.
Nine schools — Berry (VI), Bethel (IX), Eastern Connecticut State (II), Farmingdale State (III), Kean (IV), Ramapo (IV), Rowan (IV), The College of New Jersey (IV) and Tufts (I) — had five honorees apiece. Another nine programs — Belhaven (X), Calvin (VII), DePauw (VII), Linfield (X), Misericordia (IV), Moravian (V), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (III), Susquehanna (V) and Swarthmore (V) — had four winners.
Alma (VII), Babson (II), Benedictine (VIII), Buena Vista (IX), Case Western Reserve (VII), Concordia (Wis.) (VIII), Defiance (VIII), Eastern Nazarene (I), Emmanuel (I), George Fox (X), Marywood (V), Penn College (IV), Salisbury (VI), SUNY Cortland (III), Virginia Wesleyan (VI), Wartburg (IX) and Wisconsin-La Crosse (VIII) all had three student-athletes chosen.
The awards honor student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with selection to one of three 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 third 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 three NFCA Division III All-America squads, which will be announced on May 24.
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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