May 16, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A total of 10 student-athletes from the Atlantic 10 Conference were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region teams announced on May 16.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region, and all the honorees will now become eligible for selection to one of three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams.

263 players from 137 different teams across the nation were selected. The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association's 10 regions with first and second teams selected for each region.

The 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams will be announced at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 29 via NFCA.org.

Earning First-Team Mid-Atlantic Region honors were Fordham’s Gabby Luety (Catcher), First Baseman Jamie LaBovick, Shortstop Elise Fortier and Utility Player Michele Daubman along with George Washington Outfielder Autumn Taylor.

Members of the Northeast Region First Team included First Baseman Tiffany Meeks of Massachusetts; Pitcher Taryn Ashway of Saint Joseph’s; Temple’s Stephanie Pasquale (Catcher) and Sarah Prezioso (Shortstop). Massachusetts Outfielder Cyndil Matthew was named to the Second Team All-Region.

Luety, the Cortland, N.Y., native batted .348 on the season, which ranked third on the Fordham squad. She also provided some power at the plate finishing second on the team with12 home runs and 49 RBI. Luety also registered a.989 fielding percentage, including a perfect mark in Atlantic 10 play.

LaBovick earned her second First-team All-Region designation following a season in which set new Fordham school records for base hits (83). For her career, LaBovick sits five hits behind first place in Fordham history and ranks second in doubles and at bats. She also ranks third in total bases, fourth in games played and ninth in home runs. LaBovick earned First Team All-Region as a freshman in 2010 as well.

Fortier earned First Team All-Region following a season in which she set the single school record, and tied the all-time Atlantic 10 mark, with 19 home runs. Fortier also set new single-season school in runs scored and walks. Her 53 RBI this season are good enough for third in a Fordham single season history.

Daubman, the Long Island, N.Y., native registered a .315 batting average this season, including a .377 average in conference play. Daubman has also has driven in 31 runs, good enough for fourth on the team. On the rubber, Daubman has picked up a team-best 17 wins while also leading the team in innings pitched (167.1), strikeouts (108) and complete game shutouts (4).

Taylor, the senior from Severna Park, Md., batted .350 with 8 home runs and 44 RBI this season. Both Taylor’s home run and RBI totals rank second on the Colonials this season. She was a second-team All-Conference selection this season.

Meeks batted .352 and led the Minutewomen with 11 doubles, nine home runs and 40 RBI during her junior campaign in 2013. In A-10 play she was third in the league with a .425 average while belting seven home runs. In a doubleheader at Rhode Island, the Salinas, Calif. native tied an NCAA record with a home run in four-consecutive at-bats. She was a second-team All-A-10 honoree this season.

Matthew earns her second regional award after her first-team honor a year ago preceded an All-America nod. She ranks fourth in the A-10 with a .380 avg. and first in steals with 31 (ninth in the nation). The senior from Westfield, N.J. was a three-time all-conference award recipient and a two-time first team winner. She finished her career fourth in school history with a .362 batting avg., ninth with 124 runs scored, tied for fourth with a .443 on-base pct. and third with 92 stolen bases.

Ashway, turned in one of the best seasons in Saint Joseph’s history en route to being named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year. For the season, she posted a record of 26-4 with an ERA of 1.88. Appearing in 41 games, the A-10 All-Conference First Team selection set a new Saint Joseph's single season record for wins and added three saves as she led the Atlantic 10 in victories and ERA.

Pasquale, the First Team All-Conference selection and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, finished the season leading the Atlantic 10 in multiple offensive categories including batting average (.465), hits (87), RBI (80), doubles (21) and total bases (153). Pasquale was a part of a Temple lineup that set a new Atlantic 10 single season record for home runs with 94.

Prezioso finished second in the A-10 this season in batting (.427), finishing with 15 home runs and 59 RBI. The junior from Bloomfield, N.J., also was successful on 32-of-35 stolen bases and led the A-10 with 65 runs scored.