Pennell and Sherrill Claim All-American Honors from the NFCA

Pennell and Sherrill Claim All-American Honors from the NFCA

Pennell and Sherrill Claim All-American Honors from the NFCA

Misenheimer, N.C. (May 24
, 2019) –A pair of Pfeiffer University softball players have earned All-America designations from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association they have announced.

Senior shortstop Vada Blue Sherrill earned her second-straight NFCA First-Team All-America award.

This past season Sherrill batted .482, finishing with 58 RBI and led the USA South in home runs with 15.  She also was the league leader in stolen bases (52), runs scored (75) and doubles (18). She also delivered a .936 fielding percentage while manning shortstop for the Falcons.

Sherrill completed her Falcon career as the leader in every major offensive category and became the only person in NCAA history, regardless of division, to reach 200 hits (251), runs scored (255), RBI (200), and stolen bases (201).

Makenzie Pennell was tabbed a second-team All-American.  A junior second baseman from Taylorsville, N.C., completed her junior season with a USA South-best .489 batting average.  She also led the league with 67 RBI and was second in home runs with 14 round-trippers.  She also led the conference in hits (68), doubles (18) total bases (136) and slugging percentage (.978).  Defensively, she recorded a .966 fielding percentage.



2019 NFCA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

 

Pitcher

Hanna

Hull %*

JR

Virginia Wesleyan University

Pitcher

Ally

Wiegand %

JR

Illinois Wesleyan University

Catcher

Ashley

Perez %

SO

University of Texas at Tyler

First Base

Mackenzie

Chitwood

SR

University of Lynchburg

Second Base

Ally

Fox

JR

Marian University (Wis.)

Third Base

Kaitlyn

Hasty

FR

Christopher Newport University

Shortstop

Vada Blue

Sherrill %

SR

Pfeiffer University

Utility

Alix

DeDreu

SR

Thomas More University

Designated Player

Jordan

Day

SO

Lesley University

Outfield

Patty Maye

Ohanian %

SO

Christopher Newport University

Outfield

Melissa

Livermore %*#

SR

University of Texas at Dallas

Outfield

Nicole

Garcia %

SR

University of Texas at Tyler

At-Large

Kierstin

Anderson-Glass

JR

University of St. Thomas (Minn.)

At-Large

Stefanie

Guercio

JR

Carthage College

At-Large

Caraline

Wood

SR

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 








SECOND TEAM

 

Pitcher

Beatriz

Lara

FR

East Texas Baptist University

Pitcher

Colleen

Bentke %

SR

University of Texas at Tyler

Catcher

Jess

McGuire

SR

The College of New Jersey

First Base

Andrea

Gahan %

JR

Thomas More University

Second Base

Makenzie

Pennell

JR

Pfeiffer University

Third Base

Lauren

Conroy

SO

The College of New Jersey

Shortstop

Elaine

Walker #

SR

Aurora University

Utility

Hannah

Thompson

FR

Averett University

Designated Player

Megan

Perron

SO

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Outfield

Mariann

Kennison

SR

Piedmont College

Outfield

Caroline

Ratti

SR

Kean University

Outfield

Kelly

Jurden

SO

Texas Lutheran University

At-Large

Avery

Alberghini

SR

University of New England

At-Large

Shelby

Bergeron

SR

Louisiana College

At-Large

Jackie

Bilotti

SR

Arcadia University