Elon’s Nester Selected to NFCA All-Region Softball Teams

Posted by Press Release on May 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior outfielder Carleigh Nester of the Elon University softball team was selected to the 2014 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I Mideast All-Region teams today, May 15, as announced by the association. Nester received her second career All-Region honor after being tabbed to the third team.

The Kernersville, North Carolina, native was the top run producer for the maroon and gold this season, setting several program records along the way. Nester batted .300 and was among the top-five of the Southern Conference in slugging percentage (.663), RBI (42), doubles (11), home runs (15), total bases (106) and walks (27). She became the Phoenix’s all-time career leader in RBI, doubles, home runs and slugging percentage and set the program’s single-season home run record during her senior campaign.

Nester also showcased a gold glove while patrolling both center and left field this season, recording a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage for the second straight season. She was selected as the SoCon Player of the Week on March 3, and earned first team all-league honors for the second consecutive season.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three 2014 NFCA Division I All-American teams.

The 2014 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced on Monday, May 28, via NFCA.org.
Mideast Region
First Team

Pos. Name School
P Aimee Creger University of Tulsa
P Sara Nevins University of South Florida
C Catherine Horner University of Tulsa
1B Katelyn Bedwell University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2B Kahley Novak University of Central Florida
3B Shaelynn Braxton Marshall University
SS Jill Barrett University of Tulsa
OF Ashli Goff University of South Florida
OF Jackie Bates Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
OF Chandler Howard Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
UT/P Megan Hyson Georgetown University
DP/UT-Non-P Kristen McGrath University of Alabama at Birmingham

Second Team
Pos. Name School
P Leanna Pittsenbarger Eastern Kentucky University
P Haley Chambers Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
P Erin Seiler University of Akron
C Lindsay Thomas University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1B Stephanie Medina University of South Florida
2B Kristi Oshiro East Carolina University
3B Farrah Sullivan University of Central Florida
SS Caitlin Attfield University of Alabama at Birmingham
OF Shelby Johnson East Carolina University
OF Kaelynn Greene Marshall University
OF Cierra Hughes University of Tulsa
UT/P Savannah Jo Dorsey Ohio University
DP/UT-Non-P Savannah Carpenter Southeast Missouri State University
DP/UT-Non-P Morgan Zerkle Marshall University

Third Team
Pos. Name School
P Leigh Streetman University of Alabama at Birmingham
P Shelby Turnier University of Central Florida
C Lee Ann Spivey University of South Florida
1B Megan McGrath University of Alabama at Birmingham
2B Jayna Spivey Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
3B Maddy Grimm Kent State University
SS Kourtney Salvarola University of South Florida
OF Haley Henshaw University of Tulsa
OF Holly Luciano University at Buffalo
OF Carleigh Nester Elon University
UT/P Nicole Thomas University of North Carolina at Greensboro
DP/UT-Non-P Erica Sampson University of Tulsa

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