MIAC gets 15 on 2018 NFCA All-Region Softball Teams

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Fifteen softball players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) were honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) with All-Region status this week, including three First Team selections.

Saint Benedict pitcher Ally Hjort joined Hamline designated player Aubree Douglas and St. Thomas infielder Melissa Barry as First Team honorees from the MIAC. Six more – St. Olaf pitcher Julie Graf and shortstop Emily Carr, Bethel infielder Allie Fauth, St. Thomas infielders Chase Shortly and Elise Barnes, Saint Benedict outfielder Emilie Antony and St. Catherine infielder Jenna George – received Second Team honors. St. Thomas catcher Jenna Bromen, Macalester outfielder Julia Carpenter, St. Catherine pitcher Krista Flugstad and shortstop Kylie Macziewski, and Saint Benedict infielder Megan Toninato all received Third Team recognition.

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 NFCA.org and in person at the NCAA Division III Championship banquet in Oklahoma City.

Pos. Name Institution Class Hometown | High School Team Previous Selections
P Ally Hjort Saint Benedict Fy. St. Paul, Minn. | Woodbury First Team --
DP Aubree Douglas Hamline Jr. San Jacinto, Calif. First Team 2017 (2T)
AL Melissa Barry St. Thomas Jr. Apple Valley, Minn. | Eastview First Team 2017 (2T)
P Julie Graf St. Olaf So. Sammamish, Wash. | Eastlake Second Team 2017 (1T)
1B Chase Shortly St. Thomas Jr. Forest Lake, Minn. Second Team 2017 (2T)
2B Allie Fauth Bethel Fy. Hutchinson, Minn. Second Team --
SS Emily Carr St. Olaf Jr. Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson Second Team 2017 (1T)
OF Emilie Antony Saint Benedict Jr. Forest Lake, Minn. Second Team 2017 (2T)
AL Elise Barnes St. Thomas So. South St. Paul, Minn. Second Team --
AL Jenna George St. Catherine Jr. Ellsworth, Wis. Second Team 2017 (1T)
AL Jenna Bromen St. Thomas Jr. Eagan, Minn. Third Team --
AL Julia Carpenter Macalester So. Stevensville, Mich. | Lakeshore Third Team 2017 (1T)
AL Krista Flugstad St. Catherine Sr. Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson Third Team 2017 (1T), 2016 (2T)
AL Kylie Macziewski St. Catherine Sr. Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson Third Team 2017 (2T)
AL Megan Toninato Saint Benedict Sr. Woodbury, Minn. | Hill-Murray Third Team 2016 (3T)

| 2018 NFCA Division III All-Region Teams |