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2017 FPN NCAA DIII All-American Selections; Vallee, Thayer Top List

Fastpitch News has released its 2017 FPN NCAA DIII 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 DIII 2017 Pitcher of the Year

Lindsey Thayer (31-7)
St. John Fisher College

Thayer had a terrific season in 2017. She helped guide them to a second place finish at the 2017 national tournament. On the year she went 31-7 with 456 strikeouts over 235.2 innings of work. She also posted a 0.62 ERA, walked just 55 and allowed only five home runs on the season. At one point this season she threw a no-hitter and perfect game in the same week.

Fastpitch News NCAA DIII 2017 Offensive Player of the Year

Lauren Vallee
Bay Path University

The Bristol, Conn native has a stellar season leading the nation in slugging percentage (1.22), total bases (129) and doubles per game (.61). Her slash line for the year was .565/.594/1.22. On the year she also had 11 home runs and knocked in 48 RBIs. Vallee only struck out once all season long.

First Team Pitchers

  • Lindsey Thayer, St. John Fisher
  • Hanna Hull Va., Wesleyan
  • Julie Graf, St. Olaf
  • Maitlin Raycroft, Texas Lutheran
  • Sydney Jones, Hope

Second Team Pitchers

  • Jessica Rozick, Penn St.-Berks
  • Gina Pagan, Amherst
  • Josie Novak, Moravian
  • Kayla Davidson, Millsaps
  • Morgan Stratton, Alma

Honorable Mention

  • Anna Gernant, Calvin
  • Jazmyn Rohrer, Westminster (PA)
  • Krista Flugstad, St. Catherine
  • Kassie Howard, Berry
  • Megan Potter, Wilson
  • Rachel Johnson, Norwich
  • Sara Packard, Me.-Presque Isle
  • Kara Deppe, Mary Washington
  • Cindy Connoly, Mt. St. Mary (NY)
  • Renae Morton, Transylvania

First Team Offense All-Americans

  • Lauren Vallee, Bay Path
  • Anna Strien, Luther
  • Emily Gorecki, Johnson & Wales (RI)
  • Patricia Riches, Staten Island
  • Victoria Holmes, New Rochelle
  • Jayme Perez, East Tex. Baptist
  • Mara Forsyth, Wartburg
  • Jenna George, St. Catherine
  • Leanne Collins, Salisbury
  • Janae Matos, Moravian

Second Team Offensive All-Americans

  • Kaylee Prather, Texas-Tyler
  • Jackie Schneider, Neumann
  • Carleigh Ruleman, York (PA)
  • Emily Nguyen, Finlandia
  • Mallory Klotz, Wis.-Whitewater
  • Jessie Hammers, Keuka
  • KK Stevens, Texas-Tyler
  • Emily Sabo, Kean
  • Cassetty Howerin, Va. Wesleyan
  • Molly Schnaubelt, Cedar Crest

Honorable Mention

  • Leah Brown, Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Denia Bent, Finlandia
  • Liz Thompson, Alfred
  • Kristen Drobiak, Springfield
  • Jenna Heffner, Penn St.-Berks
  • Cheyenne Thompson, Texas-Tyler
  • Shelby Noel, Saint Vincent
  • Jessica Long, Averett
  • Julia Carpenter, Macalester
  • Kaitlyn Aherron, Averett

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