LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association revealed May 24 the 55 players voted to the 2021 NFCA Division III All-America teams. This year's three squads are comprised of student-athletes from 41 different programs representing the NCAA's eight regions, including five representing Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) institutions.
Benedictine University junior outfielder Taylor Skraba (Hickory Hills, Ill.)headlined the NACC contingent with her selection to the All-America First Team. The NACC South Division Position Player of the Year, she compiled a 1.418 OPS and led NCAA Division III in home runs with 20 this season. Skraba collected 60 RBIs and had 72 hits and 72 runs, while hitting .439 with 12 doubles for the Eagles.
Aurora University pitcher Hannah Tomasko, Concordia University Wisconsin pitcher Gina Followell, and Milwaukee School of Engineering catcher Jenna Trewyn were named to the second team, while Concordia University Chicago shortstop Becky Pieroni was named to the third team.
Tomasko, a senior from Virden, Illinois, finished the 2021 season with a 21-3 record, 11 shutouts and two saves. She had a 1.04 earned run average in 155.1 innings pitched, striking out 174 while limiting opponents to a .177 batting average.
Followell, a junior from Romeoville, Illinois, posted a 14-3 record and had 191 strikeouts to her name. She has also posted a 1.11 earned-run average with four no-hitters and a perfect game in 2021.
Trewyn, a freshman from Oak Creek, Wisconsin, started all 45 games for the Raiders this season, posting a .455 batting average with 66 hits, 27 runs scored, 14 doubles, a home run, and 54 RBIs.
Pieroni, a sophomore from Montgomery, Illinois, played in 39 of 40 games for the Cougars this season, hitting .419 with 52 hits, 14 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs, 47 RBIs, and 40 runs scored. She slugged at a .887 clip and posted a 1.358 OPS.
Each member of the quintet was named all-NACC this season, and accounted for five of the NACC's major student-athlete awards. Tomasko (South Division) and Followell (North Division) were named NACC Pitchers of the Year, while Trewyn (North Division) and Skraba (South Division) were named NACC Position Players of the Year. Trewyn was also selected as the NACC North Division Freshman of the Year.
Three schools — Alfred, defending national champion Texas Lutheran and Virginia Wesleyan — have three players each on the All-America teams. Both Texas Lutheran and Virginia Wesleyan placed two on the first team, and one apiece on the third team, while all three of Alfred's honorees were named to the second team.
The Division III All-America teams are voted on by a committee of NFCA member coaches representing the NCAA's eight regions. They select 18 players for each of three teams, unless there is a tie for a third-team slot, in which case the tied players are both awarded honors. All players recognized as All-Region players are eligible for All-America recognition. Due to COVID-19, no awards were presented in 2020.
|NCAA DIVISION III|
|P||Julie Graf||St. Olaf College|
|P||Cami Henry||DePauw University|
|P||Kennedy Carruth||Belhaven University|
|C||Jessica Goldyn||Virginia Wesleyan University|
|1B||Claire Fountain||George Fox University|
|2B||Sadie Erickson||University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire|
|3B||Savannah Vargas||George Fox University|
|SS||Sarah Reinert||Alvernia University|
|OF||Taylor Skraba||Benedictine University (IL)|
|OF||Kelly Jurden||Texas Lutheran University|
|OF||Abby Mace||Salisbury University|
|UT/P||Alex Braun||Emory & Henry College|
|DP or UT/Non-P||Kenzie Dore||Husson University|
|At-Large-P||Hanna Hull||Virginia Wesleyan University|
|At-Large-1B||Angela Huepfel||St. Catherine University (MN)|
|At-Large-SS||Sarah Miller||Case Western Reserve University|
|At-Large-UT/P||Brooke Matyasovsky||Eastern Connecticut State University|
|At-Large-DP or UT/Non-P||Rebecca Snow||Texas Lutheran University|
|P||Jessica Wilcox||Alfred University|
|P||Sydney Goldman||Brandeis University|
|P||Gina Followell||Concordia University Wisconsin|
|C||Becca St. Germain||DePauw University|
|1B||Kaleigh O'Brien||University of Wisconsin-Whitewater|
|2B||Taylor Campbell||Maryville College (TN)|
|3B||Sydney Schultz||Luther College|
|SS||Ashley Lugo||Alfred University|
|OF||Cassie Woods||Eastern Connecticut State University|
|OF||Sarah Johnson||Geneva College|
|OF||Kelly O'Gorman||SUNY Cortland|
|UT/P||Riley Shields||Alvernia University|
|DP or UT/Non-P||Allison O'Toole||Alfred University|
|At-Large-UT/P||Emily Trotman||St. John Fisher College|
|At-Large-3B||Kaitlyn Hasty||Christopher Newport University|
|At-Large-C||Jenna Trewyn||Milwaukee School of Engineering|
|At-Large-2B||Hannah Garcia||East Texas Baptist University|
|At-Large-P||Hannah Tomasko||Aurora University|
|P||Brooke Stock||Babson College|
|P||Elly Novak||College of Saint Benedict|
|P||Ashlyn Strother||Texas Lutheran University|
|C||Brooke Wehr||Moravian College|
|1B||Lexi Szesnat||SUNY Cortland|
|2B||Kylee Bundy||Pennsylvania State University, Behrend|
|3B||Mackenzie McIntire||Pennsylvania State University, Behrend|
|SS||Becky Pieroni||Concordia University Chicago|
|OF||Samantha Schattin||Stevens Institute of Technology|
|OF||Annie Clayton||Birmingham-Southern College|
|OF||Grace Heath||University of Mount Union|
|UT/P||Olivia Howe||The College of St. Scholastica|
|DP or UT/Non-P||Anna Jackson||Berry College|
|At-Large-1B||Hannah Matthies||St. Olaf College|
|At-Large-SS||Alehia Tucker||Mount St. Joseph University|
|At-Large-C||Hannah Ritter||University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh|
|At-Large-1B||Kaci Sherwood||Wartburg College|
|At-Large-P||Emily Seale||Virginia Wesleyan University|
|At-Large-DP or UT/Non-P||Tauryn Cummings||East Texas Baptist University|