NFCA Honors 12 From NACC As All-Region


The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced the 2018 NFCA Division III All-Region softball teams and 12 student-athletes from the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference were honored.

As in the past, the squad is comprised of three 15-player teams in each of the country's eight NCAA regions.

All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member coaches in each of the eight Division III regions. First team All-Region choices are eligible for selection to the NFCA All-America team, which will be announced the evening of May 23 online at and in person at the NCAA Division III Championship banquet in Oklahoma City.

2018 NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Honorees from the NACC:

First Team Honorees
Emily Snow, MSOE, C
Courtney Grasz, Benedictine, 1B
Jenna Boyajian, Benedictine, 3B
Melissa Balkema, Concordia Chicago, DP
Molly O'Connell, Concordia Wisconsin, At-Large
Elaine Walker, Aurora, At-Large

Second Team Honorees
Abby Mahsem, Wisconsin Lutheran, P
Ally Fox, Marian, 2B
Emily Chitwood, Benedictine, DP

Third Team Honorees
Becky Karlinski, Benedictine, At-Large
Emily Moore, Benedictine, At-Large
Sam Owens, Aurora, At-Large