Keenan and Zino Named NFCA All-Region

Keenan and Zino Named NFCA All-Region

Keenan and Zino Named NFCA All-Atlantic Region

Starkville, Miss. - Two Farmingdale State softball players, juniors Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y.) and Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y.), received All-Region recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for 2011.

Keenan, who was also a First Team All-Skyline selection, was named to the Atlantic Region Second Team after finishing the year with a .432 batting average. In regular-season play, she led the team in batting average (.454) and hits (49). In 37 games played, Kait posted 54 hits in 125 at-bats with 30 runs scored and 21 runs batted in.

Zino, who was named the Skyline Pitcher of the Year for her third consecutive year, grabbed an At-Large spot on the Atlantic Region Third Team. She finished with a 20-3 overall record and a 1.29 earned run average. Zino recorded 10 of the teams 16 shutouts this year and struck out a school record 187 batters. She also posted school records for Most Wins, Lowest ERA and Most Shutouts.

To view the entire list of NFCA All-Region Teams, click HERE.

Atlantic Region First Team
Pos.  Name  School
P Ericka Brittingham Salisbury University
P Bridget Holloway Emory University
C Michelle Gravdahl Salisbury University
1B Brooke Smitherman Mississippi College
2B Jennifer Jones Mississippi College
3B Jessie Atkinson Christopher Newport University
SS Leah Kelley Maryville College
OF Jessica Thomas Emory University
OF Leona Rainey Roanoke College
OF Brittany Menard Louisiana College
DP Lisa Scruggs Roanoke College
UT Megan Light Emory University
At-large Lena Brottman Emory University
At-large Harley Hill Salisbury University
At-large Amber Thomas Louisiana College
     Second Team
Pos.  Name  School
P Brooke Over Shenandoah University
P Rene Schwartzenburg Louisiana College
C Courtney Williams Rhodes College
1B Kristen Stoll Berry College
2B Jolisa  Jones Shenandoah University
3B Lauren Childress Bridgewater College
SS Aleah Payne Huntingdon College
OF Lauren Stevenson Randolph College
OF Molly Smith  Eastern Mennonite University
OF Kaitlin Keenan Farmingdale State
DP Sarah Finch Mississippi College
UT Rachel Shumaker Ferrum College
At-large Mackenzie Creech Virginia Wesleyan College
At-large Megan McClain Piedmont College
At-large Megan Rizzi Catholic University
    Third Team
Pos.  Name  School
At-large Jessica Boni Emory University
At-large B.J. Cofer Piedmont College
At-large Jennifer Falin Christopher Newport University
At-large Whitney Haller Christopher Newport University
At-large Brittany Head Piedmont College
At-large Brooke Hensley Eastern Mennonite University
At-large Tori Higginbotham Virginia Wesleyan College
At-large Courtney Kozar Guilford College
At-large Kelly Leary Salisbury University
At-large Ashley Mani Christopher Newport University
At-large Holly Ostrander Huntingdon College
At-large Brittany Parsons Greensboro College
At-large Jaclyn Quinn Virginia Wesleyan College
At-large Hillary Reese Bridgewater College
At-large Hope  Zino Farmingdale State