Foisy, Runge earn All-Region accolades

NFCA All-Region selections Michaela Foisy and Liz Runge
Photos by Larry Newman

ORANGE, Calif. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released its NCAA Division III All-Region teams earlier this morning. Sophomore Michaela Foisy headlined the selections with a spot on the Second Team, while junior Elizabeth Runge earned her first All-Region award with a spot on the Third Team.

This is Foisy's second consecutive year as an All-Region selection and first Second Team award. The designated player led the Panthers with 61 hits, 37 runs scored and five triples. She broke the Chapman single-season record that she set last year with 32 stolen bases this season. The Discovery Bay native also led the squad and ranked second in the SCIAC with a .449 batting average. The leadoff hitter led the Panthers with career-bests in on-base percentage (.476) and slugging percentage (.596) in the 2018 season. Foisy earned a spot on the All-SCIAC First Team for her dominant performance against conference opponents.

Runge's first All-Region award comes after her first career All-SCIAC selection. The outfielder earned a spot on the All-SCIAC First Team after putting up career numbers in her third season as a Panther. She tallied a career-high 45 hits, 21 RBIs and 19 runs scored. The Poway native ranked second on the team with a career-high .405 batting average and led the Panthers with 13 doubles. She also posted career-bests in on-base percentage (.441) and slugging percentage (.541) this season.

All-Region players are nominated and selected by NFCA member coaches in each of the eight Division III regions.

Full release: https://nfca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7838:nfca-announces-2018-ncaa-division-iii-all-region-teams&catid=148&Itemid=149

by Katie Bell
Sports Information Assistant

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