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2017 FPN NCAA DI All-American Selections; Groenewegen, Sanders Top List

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Fastpitch News has released its 2017 FPN NCAA DI Pitching and Offensive All-American Selections. Below you will find our Pitcher of the Year, Player of the year and our full list of All-Americans.

FASTPITCH NEWS NCAA DI 2017 PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Sara Groenewegen (31-4)
University of Minnesota
Senior

Groenewegen is coming off her most dominant season in the circle yet. She went 31-4 with a 0.63 ERA and 307 strikeouts. She now holds Minnesota’s All-time strikeout record with 1,214 strikeouts (surpassing FPN’s Sara Moulton)and averaged the most strikeouts per game with 10.66 a game.

FASTPITCH NEWS NCAA DI 2017 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DJ Sanders
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Junior

Sanders led the nation in runs per game, home runs, home runs per game, RBI, RBI per game, total bases and slugging percentage at the completion of regular season play. She finished the season batting .388 with career-high totals in home runs (29) and RBI (82). Nearly half of her 62 hits produced were home runs, she recorded seven games of multiple home runs and tied the NCAA single-season record for grand slams with six.

First Team All-American Pitchers

  • Sara Groenewegen, Minnesota
  • Jessica Burroughs, Florida St.
  • Kelly Barnhill, Florida
  • Delanie Gourley, Florida
  • Alexis Osorio, Alabama
  • Megan Good, James Madison
  • Danielle O’Toole, Arizona
  • Emily Watson, Tulsa
  • Paige Parker, Oklahoma
  • Megan Betsa, Michigan

Second Team All-American Pitchers

  • Randi Rupp, Texas St.
  • Maggie Balint, Oregon
  • Kaylee Carlson, Auburn
  • Savannah Jo Dorsey, Ohio
  • Kaitlin Lee, Ole Miss
  • Sierra Hyland, Cal Poly
  • Mandy Jordan, Lipscomb
  • Haley Chambers-Book, SIUE
  • Meghan King, Florida St.
  • Carley Hoover, LSU

Honorable Mention Pitchers

  • Holly McKinnon, USC Upstate
  • Miranda Viramontes, Utah
  • Katelyn Linford, San Jose St.
  • Allie Walljasper, LSU
  • Mckenna Bull, BYU
  • Taran Alvelo, Washington
  • Sydney Littlejohn, Alabama
  • Matty Moss, Tennessee
  • Taylor McQuillin, Arizona
  • Megan Kleist, Oregon
  • Jordan Dixon, Marshall
  • Lexi Smith, Texas A&M
  • Rachel Knapp, Central Mich.
  • Alex Stewart, Louisiana
  • Kamalani Dung, Fresno St.

First Team All-American Offense

  • DJ Sanders, Louisiana
  • Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota
  • Meghan Gregg. Tennessee
  • Jessica Warren, Florida St.
  • Katiyana Mauga, Arizona
  • Sydney O’Hara, Syracuse
  • Chloe Miller, Wisconsin
  • Kendra Lynch, North Carolina
  • Madeline Jelenicki, UCLA
  • Nicole Pendley, Oklahoma

Second Team All-American Offense

  • Jenavee Peres, San Diego St.
  • Nicole Evans, Illinois
  • Lilli Piper, Ohio St.
  • Emily Lochten, Fla. Atlantic
  • Aleah Craighton, Louisiana
  • Amber Schisler, Campbell
  • Sahvanna Jaquish, LSU
  • Hannah Flippen, Utah
  • Shay Knighten, Oklahoma
  • Nicole Schroeder, Arkansas

Honorable Mention

  • Megan Litumbe, Georgia St.
  • Jordan de los Reyes, Illinois St.
  • Haley Pace, Charlotte
  • Lea Foerster, Michigan St.
  • Morgan Zerkle, Marshall
  • Sydney Dwyer, Minnesota
  • Jessie Harper, Arizona
  • Lindsay Crowdus, Memphis
  • Kayli Kvistad, Florida
  • Jenna Cone, George Washington
  • Emily Snider, Ga. Southern
  • Maddy Grimm, Kent St.
  • Sydni Emanuel, Georgia
  • Alyssa DiCarlo, Georgia
  • Jackie Schoff, FIU
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