LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that 389 student-athletes from 164 programs have received 2018 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades.
The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first, second and third-team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2018 NFCA Division I All-American squads.
New in 2018 is the addition of a third pitcher selected to each region’s first team.
2018 regular-season and tournament champion UNCG led the way for SoCon programs with four selections. Furman and Samford each placed one on the team.
Conference players and pitchers of the year from member institutions are added to the third team if they were not already voted to an All-Region squad. In some instances, limited regional nominations prevent a position being filled.
The 2018 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30, via NFCA.org.
2018 NFCA Division I All-Region Team - Mideast
UT/P - Stephanie Bryden, UNCG
P - Alicia Bazonski, UNCG
1B - Marisa Sholtes, UNCG
3B - Gabi Cubbage, UNCG
2018 NFCA Division I All-Region Team - South
P - Lindsey Bert, Furman
OF - Shelby Maze, Samford