Wainwright Selected NFCA Second Team All-Region

Wainwright Selected NFCA Second Team All-Region

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sharing the team lead in batting and helping the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) softball team double their win total from last season, freshman Amber Wainwright (Taunton, Mass./Taunton) has been named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-Region Team as a second-team selection for the Northeast region.

Wainwright is the first Bear in team history to earn NFCA postseason accolades adding to her Second Team All-Skyline Conference honors received last week. She is one of only six freshmen honored in the region and one of three from the Skyline Conference to land on the team.

Assembling one of the top rookie campaigns in program history, Wainwright was selected as a second-team designated player. She opened her collegiate career on a 10-game hitting streak and finished the regular season sitting atop the Skyline in batting with a .448 average—sharing the lead with teammate Kristin Ferrigno.

The freshman was recognized twice by the Association among their weekly top performances list and she was named the Skyline Player of the Week on April 3rd and Skyline Rookie of the Week on April 17th.

Starting in all 30 games, Wainwright helped guide the team to an 18-12 mark overall, a nine-win improvement over their 2016 campaign. She currently ranks 51st in the nation in batting average and totaling 32 RBI, she sits 53rd nationally in runs batted in per game—tops in the Skyline.

All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member coaches in each of the eight Division III regions. Each All-Region Team is comprised of three 15-player teams with 360 players honored nationally. First Team All-Region choices are eligible for selection to the NFCA All-America team, which will be announced later this month at the NCAA Division III Championship banquet in Oklahoma City.

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2017 NFCA Division III All-Northeast Region Team

First Team

Pitcher - Lindsay Thayer - St. John Fisher College – Junior
Pitcher - Haley Congdon - Ithaca College – Sophomore
Catcher - Harleigh Kaczegowicz - University of Rochester – Sophomore
First Base - Sarah Kubik - St. John Fisher College – Sophomore
Second Base - Katie Mazierski - St. John Fisher College – Junior
Third Base - Liz Thompson - Alfred University – Senior
Shortstop - Erin Guinan - Rochester Institute of Technology – Freshman
Outfield - Lauren Fortunato - Skidmore College – Senior
Outfield - Jenna Heffner - Penn State Berks College – Senior
Outfield - Emma Savas - St. John Fisher College – Junior
Utility - Stephanie Caudle - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Senior
Designated Player - Jill Pulek - Suffolk University – Sophomore
At-Large - Jessica Rozick - Penn State Berks College – Sophomore
At-Large - Ashley Prince - St. John Fisher College – Sophomore
At-Large - Delaney Sylvester - Suffolk University – Junior 

Second Team

Pitcher - Colleen Mooney - Keuka College – Freshman
Pitcher - Jen Corona - Johnson and Wales University – Junior
Catcher - Jennifer Groat - SUNY Plattsburgh – Sophomore
First Base - Emily Gorecki - Johnson and Wales University – Senior
Second Base - Nicole Rice - Utica College – Sophomore
Third Base - Gillian Fortier - Albertus Magnus College – Junior
Shortstop - Corrine Loncar - Stevens Institute of Technology – Junior
Outfield - Allie Colleran - Ithaca College – Junior
Outfield - Laura Crooks - Buffalo State College – Senior
Outfield - Danni Napoli - SUNY Geneseo – Sophomore
Utility - Katie Rufo - Johnson and Wales University – Junior
Designated Player - Amber Wainwright - St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) – Freshman
At-Large - Jessica Hammers - Keuka College – Freshman
At-Large - Cindy Connolly - Mount Saint Mary College – Junior
At-Large - Vanessa Brown - Ithaca College – Sophomore 

Third Team

At-Large - Jamie Bridge - Clarkson University – Senior
At-Large - Jamie Lachall - SUNY Cortland – Senior
At-Large - Alexandra Wright - Ithaca College – Sophomore
At-Large - Haleigh Agans - SUNY Plattsburgh – Freshman
At-Large - Lizette Roman-Johnston - Skidmore College – Junior
At-Large - Alexa Silk - The Sage Colleges – Junior
At-Large - Cassandra O'Hern - Buffalo State University – Sophomore
At-Large - Kaleigh Churchill - SUNY Cortland – Senior
At-Large - Andrea Schoonmaker - SUNY Cortland – Junior
At-Large - Breanna DuPerry - Johnson & Wales University – Sophomore
At-Large - Kaitlyn Preiss - SUNY Plattsburgh – Sophomore
At-Large - Katie O'Gorman - SUNY Oneonta – Senior
At-Large - Kristin Frost - Johnson & Wales University – Freshman
At-Large - Nikole Barbato - SUNY Cortland – Senior
At-Large - Devan Puhl - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Junior