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USF softball places five on NFCA all-region team

Posted May 19, 2011 by Adam Adkins

Updated May 19, 2011 at 03:57 PM

The University of South Florida softball team placed five members on the 2011 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Mideast Region team, including four on the first team.

Freshman pitcher Sara Nevins, freshman first baseman Stephanie Medina, junior outfielder/shortstop Janine Richardson and junior outfielder Gina Kafalas each were first-team selections, giving USF the most first-team picks of any program on the all-region team. Freshman outfielder Ashli Goff was a second-team pick, and the five total selections tied USF with Illinois State for the most in the region.

“These five players represented the university extremely well on and off the field this year, even in times of adversity,” USF coach Ken Eriksen said in a statement. “This class approach will serve them very well in the future. They were very humble in victories and very gracious in their non-successes this year. An extremely hard-working group that has solidified the core of this team.”

You can read more about the group HERE.

—-Sophomore baseball player Alex Mendez has accepted a position to serve as the Big East Conference’s liason for the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Mendenz, a biomedical sciences major who boasts at 3.88 cumulative GPA, also serves as the SAAC president at USF.

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