Softball Lands Three Players on NFCA All-Region Team
May 15, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Seniors Tory Speer and Nicole D'Argento along with sophomore Megan Cooley were named to the 2014 National Fast-pitch Coaches Association's (NFCA) Division I All-Region Mid-Atlantic team in an announcement made by the organization on Thursday, May 15. Speer, D'Argento and Cooley are in an elite group of 20 ACC softball players to be named to the 2014 NFCA Regional team.
Speer was named to the NFCA Mid-Atlantic second team while D'Argento and Cooley were named to the third team.
Speer, a native of Trabuco Canyon, California, had a .355 batting average with 49 hits. The senior catcher led the Eagles in home runs (12), slugging percentage (.717), runs scored (41), doubles (14) and total bases (99). Speer was first in the ACC and seventh in the nation in walks with 46. The Eagles catcher was the recipient of the ACC Post Graduate Scholarship and a four-year recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Excellence. She will graduate in communications
D'Argento, a graduate senior from Ashland, Ma, was the Eagles mainstay on the mound as she posted a career-high 18 victories and had a team-high 2.70 ERA. D'Argento was third in the ACC in appearances (41) and games started (35) and fifth in ERA. When not on the mound, D'Argento was a solid at first and had a .415 on base percentage and was second on the team in walks with 41. D'Argento earned her undergraduate degree in education in May of 2013 and will graduate from the Woods School of Administrative Studies on May 2014.
Cooley, a native of Mill Creek, Wash., led the Eagles with a.360 batting average, 63 hits and was second in on base percentage at .448. A sophomore centerfielder, Cooley also had a team-high 19 stolen bases and 68 total bases. She is a two-time recipient of the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Excellence and an ACC honor roll honoree.
The full team can be viewed here