Sertic, VanDomelen Receive All-Region Honors

NDSU's Sertic, UND's VanDomelen bot hon Midwest Region second team.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State pitcher Jacquelyn Sertic was selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Midwest Region second team announced Thursday, May 18. Sertic was named to the first team last season.

NDSU (28-31) is scheduled to play host, defending champion and No. 10-seed Oklahoma (50-8) at 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the NCAA Norman Regional.

Sertic, a junior right-hander from Sparks, Nev. (Reed H.S.) compiled an 18-22 record with five shutouts, two saves and 2.78 earned run average. She ranks No. 4 nationally with 326 strikeouts and walked 81 batters in 274 innings pitched.

Sertic has reached double-figure strikeouts 12 times this season including a career and school record-tying 19 strikeouts in the 12-inning win in game one at Georgia Tech on March 25. She allowed opponents a .229 batting average in 47 appearances.

Sertic is a two-time all-Summit League first team performer.

NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division I All-American squads.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) Accolades for UND’s pitcher Kaylin VanDomelen keep rolling in, as the redshirt junior has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s 2017 Division I All-Region Midwest Second Team, the NFCA announced Thursday.

VanDomelen ended the 2017 regular season as the Big Sky Conference leader in earned-run average (1.79), strikeouts (162) and opponent-batting average (.217). Her tremendous season in the circle and at the plate netted her the programs first-ever Big Sky Pitcher of the Year and All-Big Sky First Team honors.

Her total ERA of 1.84 for the 2017 campaign is the lowest ERA in the program’s Division I era and the third-best mark all-time at UND. She also owns the two best marks for most strikeouts in a single season in the team’s DI era, with 166 this season and 151 in 2016.

The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first, second and third team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division I All-American squads.

This is the first NFCA Division I award for a UND softball student-athlete. Former softball standout Casie Hanson earned NFCA All-American accolades, but at the Division II level in both 2007 and 2008.

NFCA All-Midwest Region

First Team

Position First Name Last Name School

Pitcher–Shelby Hursh, Ohio State

Pitcher–Breanna Wonderly, Illinois

Catcher–Stephanie Abello, Illinois

First Base–Sara Hingsberger, Weber State

Second Base–Sami Williams, Iowa State

Third Base–Rylee Bayless, Oklahoma State

Shortstop–Lilli Piper, Ohio State

Outfield–Nicole Evans, Illinois

Outfield–Takesha Saltern, Weber State

Outfield–Kelsey McFarland, Iowa State

Utility/Pitcher–Alyssa Buchanan, Northern Iowa

DP or Utility/Non-Pitcher–Vanessa Shippy, Oklahoma State

Second Team

Pitcher–Brandi Needham, Oklahoma State

Pitcher–Jacquelyn Sertic, North Dakota State

Catcher–Becca Gavin, Ohio State

First Base–Mallory Baker, Purdue

Second Base–Emily Clark, Ohio State

Third Base–MJ Knighten, Nebraska, Lincoln

Shortstop–Mandi Roemmich, Drake

Outfield–Erika Velasquez Zimmer, Missouri State

Outfield–Alex Bayne, Ohio State

Outfield–Erin McGinley, Kansas

Utility/Pitcher–Kaylin VanDomelen, North Dakota

DP or Utility/Non-Pitcher–Sam Stewart, Valparaiso

 

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