Missouri Softball players make All-Region team

IRVING, Texas - Twenty-three Big 12 student-athletes have been named to the Central and Midwest All-Region teams by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The Conference boasted nine first team honorees and 14 second team selections.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each region, and all the honorees will now be eligible for selection to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first, second or third teams. In addition, conference pitchers and players of the year not selected to the regional teams were added for All-America consideration.

Texas led the league with five overall selections (two first team) while Oklahoma placed three on the first team and one on second team. Texas A&M also placed three student-athletes on the Central region first team.

The NFCA Division I All-American teams will be announced at 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 2.


First Team

Name, School, Position

Blaire Luna, Texas, P

Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma, P

Meagan May, Texas A&M, C

Rhiannon Kliesing, Texas A&M, 1B

Amber Flores, Oklahoma, 2B

Nadia Taylor, Texas, 3B

Melissa Dumezich, Texas A&M, UT/P

Jessica Shults, Oklahoma, DP

Second Team

Name, School, Position

Lindsey Vandever, Oklahoma, C

Lexy Bennett, Texas, 1B

Emily Bledsoe, Texas Tech, 3B

Tallie Thrasher, Texas, DP

Taylor Hoagland, Texas, OF

Nicole Wesley, Baylor, OF


First Team

Name, School, Position

Rhea Taylor, Missouri, OF

Second Team

Name, School, Position

Kat Espinoza, Oklahoma State, P

Anna Whiddon, Oklahoma State, P

Ashley Guile, Nebraska, C

Julie Brechtel, Nebraska, 2B

Mariah Gearhart, Oklahoma State, 3B

Jenna Marston, Missouri, SS

Ashley Fleming, Missouri, OF

Brooke Thomason, Nebraska, OF

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