The post season awards continue to roll in for the Mercyhurst North East Saints Softball team as the NFCA named their All American Team this weekend. The Saints had three members of their team named to the second team. Three selections are the most in the history of the program.
Kiersten Coho, Emily Foy, and Mackenzie Hawley all were honored by the NFCA as All Americans. The NFCA is comprised of three Regions (East, South, and West). All players selected to the All Region team were eligible to be selected to the All American team.
Kiersten Coho (East Freedom, PA) made the team as a pitcher. The sophomore right hander led the Saints with 20 wins and 182 strikeouts in 170 innings. Her control was most impressive this season, issuing just 21 walks. She also batted .411 for the Saints, with eight home runs and 10 doubles. Five of her eight home runs came in the post season.
Emily Foy (Frewsburg, NY) was also recognized as a first team selection. The sophomore catcher led the Saints with 11 home runs, 14 doubles, three triples, and 51 RBIs. Foy was consistent all year, finishing with a .430 batting average and was the Saints most clutch hitter. She had 12 RBIs alone in the district tournament.
Mackenzie Hawley (Cochranton, PA) also made 1st team. The Saints shortstop and leadoff batter led the team with a .432 batting average and scored 65 runs. She also broke the school record for steals in a season with 20. Hawley also added 13 doubles and four home runs to have a great freshman season.
Mercyhurst finished with a record of 37-18 overall and won the Western New York Athletic Conference, the Region 15/3 Championship, and District K to advance to the National Tournament for the eighth straight year.