Florey led the MVC in strikeouts in 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced that 667 student-athletes from 175 programs have received 2017 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades.
The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first, second and third team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division I All-American squads.
Representing the University of Evansville was sophomore Morgan Florey. She earned a spot on the Mideast Region Second Team in the Utility/Pitcher spot.
“Congratulations to Morgan. She had a great year in the circle and at the plate for us,” Purple Aces head coach Mat Mundell said. “It is always nice to receive this kind of an honor which is voted on by region coaches, it really speaks to the type of season Morgan had.”
Florey was one of the top players in the Missouri Valley Conference this season, both in the circle and at the plate. With 194 strikeouts, Florey paced the league in that category. She also completed the year with a 1.99 ERA, third-best in the Valley.
On the offensive side, the Peoria, Ill. product was equally impressive. Her nine home runs was tied for third in the MVC. She paced the Aces in that category along with her 32 RBI and .514 slugging percentage.
Her honor is the first one for the program since 2012 when Kayla Fortner was also named to the Second Team.