Posted: Thursday, May 15th 2014 at 11:30pm
UNG softball places four on NFCA All-Region ballot
By staff reports
LOUISVILLE, Ky. –- The second-ranked University of North Georgia softball team led all teams with four selections as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its All-Region team on Thursday from the national office. Victoria Sink and Kim McMillan were each 1st team selections in the Southeast region while teammates Courtney Poole and Meagan May garnered 2nd team All-Region honors.
This year's squads are comprised of 207 players from 102 schools across eight NFCA regions with first and second teams selected for each region. The Peach Belt Conference placed 12 players on the list.
NFCA member coaches in the eight regions selected this year's All-Region teams and all honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three NFCA Division II All-American squads to be announced the night of May 21.
The All-Region honor is the second of the year for Sink, McMillan and Poole as they each received the Daktronics designation earlier in the week.
Sink was named the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year and earned a spot on the league's All-Conference list. She threw only the second 7-inning perfect game in PBC history in a 7-0 win over Young Harris on April 9. Sink was named to the PBC All-Tournament team, and heading into this weekend's Super Regional she has been victorious in 19 consecutive starts.
McMillan has now received NFCA All-Region honors for two consecutive seasons and was a third-team All-American in 2013. She ranks third the PBC in RBI's with 48 and her .367 batting average is seventh-best in the conference. She is the team leader in hits (61), homeruns (9), triples (3) and doubles (14). McMillan also garnered a spot on the 2014 PBC All-Conference and Daktronics All-Region ledgers for the second consecutive year.
Poole carries a 22-8 overall record in 29 starts and was also named to the Peach Belt's All-Conference team. In 204.1 innings of work, the sophomore has tallied 141 strikeouts, which ranks fifth in the PBC, while sporting a 1.92 earned run average. She has won 16 of her last 19 starts and reached the 20-win plateau for the second consecutive season. Poole joined Sink on the PBC All-Tournament team.
May, a 2014 PBC All-Academic honoree, batted .349, which ranks 11th in the PBC. She is second on the team in stolen bases with 14. Despite missing nine games, May still ranks 12th in the league in stolen bases.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play.
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