LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NFCA is proud to announce the 364 players chosen for the 2019 NCAA Division III All-Region softball teams. As in the past, the squad is comprised of three 15-player teams — plus voting ties — in each of the country's eight NCAA regions. For the first time in the program's history, two MSOE Raiders were named first team All-Region to go along with a third team selection
Emily Snow (Long Beach, Calif. / Millikan) and Amanda Manssen (Bull Valley, Ill. / McHenry West) were the Red & White representatives on the first team, which created more history for a program that has already made their mark. This is the only time the softball program has ever placed two players on the first team in the same year. This also marks Snow's third straight year where she has been named a first team representative. The first year that Snow made the list was also the year that she was named a NFCA All-American.
While the Raiders didn't have any second team nominations, Lauren Stefanczyk (Palmyra, Wis. / Palmyra-Eagle) took one of the at-large spots on the third team, an impressive feat after her stellar freshman season. All three student-athletes were listed amongst 45 total players in the Great Lakes Region.
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 22 online at NFCA.org and in person at the NCAA Division III Championship banquet in Tyler, Texas.