ASU Softball: Six Sun Devil Players Named To NFCA All-Region Team

Arizona State softball has gained well-deserved recognition with the naming of six of its players to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Team. The NFCA is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play.

ASU is one of just five teams to have all six of its nominated players earn NFCA honors. A total of 137 different teams had athletes selected to this year’s Division I teams.

Sun Devils selected for the West All-Region team include

Dallas Escobedo, P, First Team
Amber Freeman, C, First Team
Haley Steele, 3B, First Team
Cheyenne Coyle, SS, First Team
Mackenzie Popescue, P, Second Team
Bailey Wigness, OF, Second Team

Escobedo is the only repeat honoree for Arizona State (2011, 2012, 2013). The other five 2013 honorees have earned their first NFCA All-Region accolade. This is the third consecutive year that ASU has placed all six nominees on a team.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region of the U.S., and all honorees are now eligible for selection to one of three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams.

NFCA All-American teams will be announced on Wednesday, May 29.

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