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TYLER, Texas — The NFCA is proud to announce the 45 players chosen for the 2019 NFCA Division III All-America softball teams.

The honorees were recognized on Wednesday during the NCAA Division III Championship banquet at the Herrington Patriot Center on the University of Texas at Tyler campus.

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The host Patriots led the way with three All-America honorees, while nine other schools had two recipients each. The remaining 20 teams had one representative apiece.

In all, 31 Division III schools are represented on the three All-America squads. Five of the eight teams that advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship have All-Americans on their roster.

There are 34 first-time All-Americans, nine two-time All-Americans and one three-time All-American. The University of Texas at Dallas’ Melissa Livermore is the lone four-time All-American on this year’s list.

First-team pitcher Hanna Hull has been one of the most dominant pitchers in Division III again this season for Virginia Wesleyan University. She finished her year at 29-4, with a 0.55 ERA, 20 complete games, 11 shutouts and four saves. She allowed just 84 hits, 15 earned runs and 49 walks, while striking out a Division III-best 339 over 190.1 innings.

First team pitcher Ally Wiegand of Illinois Wesleyan, meanwhile, takes a 23-3 mark and Division III-best 0.40 ERA to Tyler, Texas, having walked just five batters all season, and striking out 247 over 173.1 innings.

First team catcher Ashley Perez of Texas-Tyler also picked up her second-straight Diamond Sports/NFCA Catcher of the Year honor after batting .437 with 52 hits, 27 runs scored, 13 doubles, six homers and 51 RBI.

University of Lynchburg first baseman Mackenzie Chitwood capped her career with a powerful season, hitting .382 with a Division III-leading 21 homers and 72 RBI. In all, she collected 34 extra-base hits and scored 47 runs in 52 games to earn first-team honors.

Versatile Thomas More University senior Alix DeDreu has the most doubles (26) and second-most hits (77) in the country, while playing a mix of pitcher, second base and shortstop. For the season, she hit .490 while striking out just three times in 157 at-bats, to earn the first-team second base nod.

Christopher Newport University freshman third baseman Kaitlyn Hasty finished her first collegiate season for the Captains last week in the NCAA Super Regionals. Over 42 games, she hit .403 with 24 runs, 50 hits, seven doubles, a triple, 19 homers, and 58 runs batted in.

Pfeiffer senior shortstop Vada Blue Sherrill put amazing numbers up again this season, batting .482 with 75 runs, 67 hits, 18 doubles, a triple, 15 homers, and 58 RBI in 43 games. She also stole 52 bases in 56 tries, and walked 28 times, while striking out just six.

Thomas More University’s Alix DeDreu is the first-team utility selection, after a season in which she batted .490 with 43 runs, 77 hits, 26 doubles, and 41 RBI, while also going 21-6 in the circle with a 1.39 ERA and 189 strikeouts.

First-team designated player Jordan Day of Lesley University hit .578 with 51 runs, 78 hits, 15 doubles, nine homers, and 45 RBI.

Patty Maye Ohanian closed a solid sophomore campaign with a .455 average, 47 runs, 66 hits, 13 doubles, a triple, 14 homers and 53 RBI in the Christopher Newport outfield.

Senior outfielder Livermore finished her four years at Texas-Dallas with an NCAA Division III-record 195 career stolen bases. This season, the speedy leadoff batter hit .485 with 38 runs, 63 hits, 20 RBI and 41 steals in 44 attempts.

Nicole Garcia again earned one of the outfield spots, hitting .485 with 55 runs, 64 hits, and 29 RBI for Texas-Tyler.

Junior pitcher Kierstin Anderson-Glass heads into the NCAA Division III championship finals this week with a 26-3 record and 0.66 ERA, while recording 15 shutouts and 121 strikeouts over 179 innings to nab an at-large position.

Fellow junior Stefanie Guercio, of Carthage College, finished her season with a 21-4 mark and 0.80 ERA, walking just 38 and fanning 229 over 158.1 innings to grab another at-large spot, while Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Caraline Wood rounded out the at-large selections — and the first team — by posting a .465 average, 42 runs and 67 hits (including 30 extra-base hits) this year.

Last year’s national runner-up Illinois Wesleyan, Eastern Connecticut State, Emory, Randolph-Macon, St. Thomas (Minn.), Texas Lutheran, Trine and Williams are competing in the double-elimination NCAA Championship, starting Thursday at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Suddenlink Field.

In addition to being selected as a second team All-American outfielder, Kelly Jurden of Texas Lutheran University was also chosen as this year’s recipient of the New Balance/NFCA Golden Shoe award for her basestealing prowess.

The NFCA Division III All-America softball teams are selected from the pool of players who earned first team All-Region recognition by eight NCAA Division III head coaches representing the eight NCAA regions.

2019 NFCA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

 

Pitcher

Hanna

Hull %*

JR

Virginia Wesleyan University

Pitcher

Ally

Wiegand %

JR

Illinois Wesleyan University

Catcher

Ashley

Perez %

SO

University of Texas at Tyler

First Base

Mackenzie

Chitwood

SR

University of Lynchburg

Second Base

Ally

Fox

JR

Marian University (Wis.)

Third Base

Kaitlyn

Hasty

FR

Christopher Newport University

Shortstop

Vada Blue

Sherrill %

SR

Pfeiffer University

Utility

Alix

DeDreu

SR

Thomas More University

Designated Player

Jordan

Day

SO

Lesley University

Outfield

Patty Maye

Ohanian %

SO

Christopher Newport University

Outfield

Melissa

Livermore %*#

SR

University of Texas at Dallas

Outfield

Nicole

Garcia %

SR

University of Texas at Tyler

At-Large

Kierstin

Anderson-Glass

JR

University of St. Thomas (Minn.)

At-Large

Stefanie

Guercio

JR

Carthage College

At-Large

Caraline

Wood

SR

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

SECOND TEAM

 

Pitcher

Beatriz

Lara

FR

East Texas Baptist University

Pitcher

Colleen

Bentke %

SR

University of Texas at Tyler

Catcher

Jess

McGuire

SR

The College of New Jersey

First Base

Andrea

Gahan %

JR

Thomas More University

Second Base

Makenzie

Pennell

JR

Pfeiffer University

Third Base

Lauren

Conroy

SO

The College of New Jersey

Shortstop

Elaine

Walker #

SR

Aurora University

Utility

Hannah

Thompson

FR

Averett University

Designated Player

Megan

Perron

SO

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Outfield

Mariann

Kennison

SR

Piedmont College

Outfield

Caroline

Ratti

SR

Kean University

Outfield

Kelly

Jurden

SO

Texas Lutheran University

At-Large

Avery

Alberghini

SR

University of New England

At-Large

Shelby

Bergeron

SR

Louisiana College

At-Large

Jackie

Bilotti

SR

Arcadia University

 

THIRD TEAM

 

Pitcher

Alyssa

Olson

SR

Coe College

Pitcher

Katlyn

Smith

SO

Maryville College (Tenn.)

Catcher

Evonne

Torres

SR

Manhattanville College

First Base

Shannon

Lloyd

JR

Keystone College

Second Base

Melissa

Barry

SR

University of St. Thomas (Minn.)

Third Base

Julia

Sinnett

SO

Virginia Wesleyan University

Shortstop

Makenna

Clizer

JR

Linfield College

Utility

Jackie

Riley

SR

Kean University

Designated Player

Bailey

Murphy

JR

Birmingham-Southern College

Outfield

Gen

Brittingham

SO

Wellesley College

Outfield

Megan

Zinn

JR

University of Scranton

Outfield

Krissy

Hughes

SR

Muskingum University

At-Large

Morgan

Bolduk

SO

Eastern Connecticut State Univ.

At-Large

Haley

Jones

SR

Coe College

At-Large

Taylor

Mabry %

SR

University of Lynchburg

% denotes 2018 All-American

* denotes 2017 All-American

# denotes 2016 All-American

 

 

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