NFCA announces 667 student-athletes receive 2017 Division I All-Region honors

Four Cougars receive NFCA All-Pacific Region honors

Four Cougars receive NFCA All-Pacific Region honors

Cone is the first Colonial to land First Team All-Region honors since 2013, when Autumn Taylor ('13) received the distinction. The team's starting first baseman for all but one game, Knighten ranks fifth in the Big 12 with 15.5 at-bats per strikeout and is sixth in total bases (96), eighth in hits (59) and ninth in slugging. She was named to the All-WCC Second Team, being named WCC Player of the Week once.

Sartain leads the Aggies in batting average (.354) and RBI (41) and is second in slugging percentage (.646), hits (51), home runs (11) and on-base percentage (.448).

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The University of MI softball team placed five players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Great Lakes Region first team, the organization announced Thursday (May 18).

Junior Paige Parker, sophomores Fale Aviu, Caleigh Clifton and Shay Knighten and freshman Nicole Mendes were all selected for the All-Region First Team, while junior Nicole Pendley and sophomore Sydney Romero were placed on the All-Region Second Team.

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Outfielder Haley Hayden, outfielder Aleah Craighton, and shortstop DJ sanders received NFCA All-Central Region First Team honors, while catcher Lexie Comeaux was a second team selection, and pitcher Alex Stewart received third-team honors. She has added five doubles and is fourth on the team with 56 base hits. She owns a.370 batting average with 44 runs scored, 20 RBI and 16 stolen bases. She's the first Cajun since the 1990s to earn all-region all four years of a career, joining an elite list in program history that includes: Lynn Britton, Stephanie DeFeo, Kyla Hall, Lana Jimenez, Kathy Morton and Dorsey Steamer.

This is the first all-region selection for Manuel, who played a key part both on the field and at the plate for the Panthers this year. Three players were last on the first team in the same season in 2011. She continues to be a reliable source of power and run production, reaching double digit home runs (18) and generating 40-plus RBI (53) for a third straight season.

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Louisiana, who is 45-6 on the season, is set to make its 19th consecutive appearance, and 27th overall in the past 28 seasons, in the NCAA Softball Tournament Friday-Sunday, May 19-21 at the Baton Rouge Regional. The game begins at 4 p.m. MDT and is televised live on ESPN3.

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