Willis, Simonds Earn First Team all-Southeast Region Honors from NFCA


Willis, Simonds Earn First Team all-Southeast Region Honors from NFCA
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | by Bryan Eckelberg, Athletic Communications Assistant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sophomore Natalie Willis and freshman Haley Simonds earned first team all-Southeast Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, as announced by the NFCA on Wednesday.


Willis earns all-region honors at second base after being named second team all-South Atlantic Conference. Willis finished third in the SAC in batting average (.423) and fourth in hits (71). She led the team with 12 doubles and 15 stolen bases, and recorded a .995 fielding percentage. Willis led the team with 22 multiple hit games.


Simonds earns all-region honors at the designated player position after being named first team all-South Atlantic Conference. Simonds finished third in the SAC in home runs (12), slugging percentage (.743) and fifth in on-base percentage (.478). Simonds compiled a .397 batting average, a team-leading 50 RBIs and 13 multiple hit games.


NFCA Division II All-Southeast Region

First Team

     

Pos.

First Name

Last Name

School

Pitcher

Kylee

Smith

University of North Georgia

Pitcher

Ally

Marcano

Flagler College

Catcher

Sarah

Kenley

Lenoir-Rhyne University

First Base

Faith

Flanders

Georgia College

Second Base

Natalie

Willis

Newberry College

Third Base

Jamie

Johnson

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Shortstop

Sydney

Sprague

University of North Georgia

Outfield

Stephanie

Hartness

University of North Georgia

Outfield

Erin

Boone

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Outfield

Kelsey

Vining

University of Montevallo

Designated Player

Haley

Simonds

Newberry College

Utility-Pitcher

Lacie

Rinus

Carson-Newman University

Utility-Non-Pitcher

Alex

Watkins

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Second Team

     

Pos.

First Name

Last Name

School

Pitcher

Brandi

Parks

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Catcher

Logan

Harrell

Armstrong State University

First Base

Joshlyn

Martin

Georgia Southwestern State University

Second Base

Abby

Fiessinger

Carson-Newman University

Third Base

Makenzie

Pennell

Pfeiffer University

Shortstop

Hayley

Tierce

Georgia Southwestern State University

Outfield

Caroline

Hill

Limestone College

Outfield

Hannah

Riddle

King University

Outfield

Kaycee

Casteel

King University

Designated Player

Alishia

Frierson

University of North Georgia

Utility-Pitcher

Jane

Trzaska

Armstrong State University

Utility-Non-Pitcher

Elizabeth

Perdue

Columbus State University