Three Huskies Earn All-Region Honors
May 17, 2012
STARKVILLE, Miss. - After six huskies earned All-Pac 12 honors this week, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced their All-Region team as well and three of those Huskies were included in the Pacific Region selections.
A two-time All-American selection, Williams (Mission Viejo, Calif.) has earned All-Region honors for the fourth consecutive year.
Pohlman (Sammamish, Wash.) has earned All-Region honors for the third time in her Husky career while this is Ingelsby's (Portland, Ore.) first All-Region selection.
A total of 263 players representing 129 different institutions comprise this season's regional teams, including first and second teams for each region.
The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each region, and all the honorees will now be eligible for selection to one of three 2012 NFCA Division I All-American teams. In addition, conference pitchers and players of the year not selected to the regional teams were added for All-America consideration.
Just five of the 129 teams that received an award this season had each of their six nominees selected to an all-region team. No. 2 Arizona State, No. 3 Alabama, No. 7 Louisiana-Lafayette, No 12 Oregon and No. 15 UCLA all placed six student-athletes on one of their respective region's two teams.
Alabama was the only team this year to place all six of its nominees on its respective region's first team. Louisiana-Lafayette and No. 5 Tennessee followed closely behind the Tide with five first-team choices each.
California, the No. 1 overall seed in this weekend's NCAA tournament, also made waves in this year's awards with four first-team selections.
The 2012 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 30, on NFCA.org.
Come check out the Seattle regional hosted by the Huskies this weekend as it also features other all-region selections from the other three participating teams. Maryland's Kendra Wright, Vangie Galinda and Candice Bears were all first-team selections in the Mid-Atlantic Region while Harvard's Kasey Lange earned first-team honors in the Northeast Region. Adriana Perez of Texas Tech is a first-team selection for the Central Region.
View the complete selections here: https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4676:2012-d1-all-region-teams&catid=118&Itemid=218.