Six NCAC Players Named To NFCA All-Central Region

Wittenberg Sophomore Abby Curnutte {Left} and Wittenberg Junior Chelsea Zang {Right}
Wittenberg Sophomore Abby Curnutte {Left} and Wittenberg Junior Chelsea Zang {Right}
Led by first-team selections Chelsea Zang (Cincinnati, OH/Seton) and Abby Curnutte (Urbana, OH/Urbana) of Wittenberg, the NCAC had six student-athletes selected to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Central Region Softball Team. 
 

Zang, who was named NCAC Pitcher of the Year for the second-straight season, was a first-team selection after posting an 18-3 record and allowing just 24 earned runs and striking out 80 hitters in 139.2 innings of action for a 1.20 earned-run-average in her junior year. Curnutte earned first-team all-conference honors and joined Zang as an All-Central Region first-team selection after posting a .381 batting average with 27 RBI, 16 runs scored and five home runs.

NCAC Player of the Year, Wooster junior Maddy Chase (Pleasant Prairie, WI/St. Joseph's), was named to the second-team. Chase was joined on the second-team by fellow all-NCAC first-team performers, Denison sophomore Laura Bagan (Winnetka, IL/New Trier) and DePauw senior Gabby Smart (Chicago, IL/Trinity).

Denison junior Lauren Secares (Wilmette, IL/New Trier) was named to the All-Central Region third team.

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

For the complete 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Central Region Softball Team, click here