LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Endicott softball's junior catcher Emily Sharpe (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) has garnered National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III New England All-Region honors as announced this week.
Sharpe, an at-large selection, landed a spot on the Third Team for her first career NFCA accolade.
Sharpe is one of the 360 student-athletes honored in 2017 by the NFCA across the country's eight NCAA regions in Division III this season and joins four other representatives of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC): Gordon College's sophomore third baseman Megan Jenkerson (Second Team), as well as three more Third Team At-Large honorees in Western New England University's senior Gabby Lavinio and freshman Aimee Kistner, and Roger Williams University's senior Meredith Moise.
NFCA DIVISION III NEW ENGLAND REGION THIRD TEAM
EMILY SHARPE | JUNIOR | AT-LARGE | SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y.
Sharpe, a first-time All-CCC Second Team, appeared in a career-high 26 games as a junior catcher/designated player for the Gulls. She batted a career-high .410 with a career-high/team-best .577 slugging percentage. Additionally, she was fourth on the team in hits (32) with seven doubles (third-most on the team) and a career-high two home runs, including her first career home run at Nichols on 04/17/17. Sharpe recorded 16 RBIs (third-most on the team), including a career-high four RBIs in the same game at Nichols on 04/17/17 and scored a career-high 10 runs, including a career-best two runs in the same game at Nichols on 04/17/17.
With eight multi-hit games and three multi-RBI efforts, Sharpe also owned the longest hit streak on the team this season by hitting safely in 13 games from 04/17/17 to 04/29/17. She also reached base safely in 15 games for the second-longest streak on the team this season. On the field, she made a career-high 88 putouts with 13 assists and just two errors in 103 total chances for a .981 fielding percentage with one double play and caught 21.4 percent of potential base stealers (6-of-22)
(Photo Credit - David Le)